Tag: competitive

Eternal
Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 29: More FoX

Tim and Gerry Discuss more FoX! We also go over The latest happenings from Riot Games! //iTunes //Soundcloud//Spotify FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Deck Tech
iowatheboat

October 2019 Grand Prix 9 Deck Lists by iowa

Hey guys, it’s iowa. Today I have 9 deck lists for each hero in the game that you can take to the Grand Prix on October 18th. Not sure what Grand Prix is? Go check out my detailed explanation here. The information available on the website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the games covered. You should not construe this as fact or professional advice. The content on Team Rankstar is designed to support and develop the

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Community
drdenuz

GWENT NEWS ft. Weissenberg & Babyjosus | Pawel Burza on Merchants of Novigrad Podcast?!

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! INTRO Hello guys & gals and welcome to the fifth part of GWENT NEWS! This is where I bring you all the important stuff from Gwent in one place! In this weeks episode we pay a lot of attention to the recent challenger, some stats, memes, & more! GUESTS With great pleasure I welcome two great guys and my very good friends Weissenberg and Babyjosus!

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Competitive
Tchamber5

Backlash Episode 24: First Wave of Xulta Spoilers

Tim and Gerry Discuss the latest in Flames of the Xulta Spoilers! //iTunes //Soundcloud// FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @NotoriousGHP @Tchamber5 @TeamRankstar SUPPORT THE CAST: https://www.patreon.com/Backlashpodcast

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Competitive
drdenuz

Northern Realms rise up! | deck guide

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion piece from DrDenuz and doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs of Team Rankstar! Prologue New update has arrived and so did the new beginning for the great Northern Realms! I myself was really looking forward for the patch and I certainly wasn’t disappointed as it breathed a new life to the faction. The Deck Guide The deck HOW TO PLAY MULLIGANS In your first hand you are looking for Roche: Merciless, Reinforcements, Blue Stripe Commandos

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Competitive
doc28ecg

Doc’s Laboratory: Alessi’s Moment to Shine

Greetings friends, and welcome to Doc’s Laboratory! After taking a week off to finish up school, my lab is back in business and ready for research. Today’s article is, for the most part, a comprehensive deck tech for the Alessi Moment shell I top-8ed with this past weekend. Towards the end of my piece, I’ll briefly discuss some of my thoughts regarding the recent balance patch and throw out a week 1 decklist for the brave new world we are

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Competitive
drdenuz

Seasonal deck for your last push!

If you didn’t care about the Seasonal mode but saw somebody having that amazing border and felt sudden urge of having it, this is a deck for you! The scenario mentioned above was exactly my case so I decided to create this deck playing around with this month’s rule – play a copy of a special card whenever you play it(once a turn). And what other combo could come to my mind except beautiful Aglais – Garrison combo? With Garrison

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Competitive
bruhsiah

Reflecting Pool: Gruul Clan Best Clan

Hello, my name is Bruhsiah, welcome back to Reflecting Pool. Today we will be reviewing our Gruul Aggro deck testing and data collection as we talk about yesterday’s stream. I ended up playing nine matches on stream and six off stream. The goal of this article is to review what I’ve learned, what I believe you should know, and explain any changes to the deck list for Ranked Best of Three play with the stock list of Gruul Aggro. Key

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Community
bruhsiah

Reflecting Pool: Izzet Phoenix Part 2

Hello, my name is Bruhsiah and welcome back to the Reflecting Pool. Today, we will be closing out our Izzet Phoenix deck testing and data collection as we talk about yesterday’s stream. I ended up playing about 20 games on stream and I gotta say, while I love playing this deck it did have some issues. The goal of the closing article is detailing what I’ve learned, what I believe you should know, and explaining any changes to the decklist

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Competitive
bruhsiah

Reflecting Pool: Izzet Phoenix

Hello, my name is Bruhsiah, welcome back to Reflecting Pool. Today we will be reviewing our Izzet Phoenix deck testing and data collection as we talk about yesterday’s stream. I ended up playing fifteen matches on stream and none off stream. The goal of this article is to review what I’ve learned, what I believe you should know, and explain any changes to the decklist for Ranked Best of Three play with the stock list of Izzet Phoenix. Key Cards

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Competitive
bruhsiah

Reflecting Pool: Esper Superfriends

Hello, my name is Bruhsiah and welcome back to Reflecting Pool. Today we will be reviewing our Esper Superfriends deck testing and data collection as we talk about yesterday’s stream. I only ended up playing about seven games on stream but managed to play about eight games off stream totaling out to fifteen games. The goal of this article is to review what I’ve learned, what I believe you should know, and explaining any changes to the decklist for Ranked

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Eternal
Tchamber5

Beyond the Top Eight – The Winter Crown

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Beyond the Top Eight! My name is Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder! This weekend, we had another ECQ come to pass, and a ton of cool decks were brought to battle in the top 64. Let’s break it down! The story of the tournament was definitely the strong showing of Hooru, as well as the continuation of the Winchest and Jennev archetypes. Take a peek at these numbers(borrowed from Paradox

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For Fun
drdenuz

A META mill deck?

I was always fond of milling my opponents. Before the patch that changed the Mulligan system you could easily mill your opponent in Ranked matches. And my-oh-my how fun was that! But since the patch became live all the milling fun just died. No more over-drawing for your opponents was available as they would only get more redraws like that. And the solution? It was nowhere to be found… Then the New Season had come. It brought something new and

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Artifact
mrblanes

My take on how Valve can save Artifact!

I know a lot of people already lost hope on Artifact’s future, but as we could read on JoshSampson article [Click here] the game ain’t dead yet! So… What’s next? What can be done? Should we pray or make a demon pact? Well I get asked these questions very often, and now I found time to collect all my thoughts in form of a TODO list, so we can together make Artifact great “again”! (Of course, that requires Valve to

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Competitive
Duchi

MTG Standard: Mardu Aristocrats Gameplay

Aristocrats first took the magic community by storm six years ago when cards such as Falkenrath Aristocrat were released, sacrificing creatures and milking them for value. In today’s standard sacrifice effects are more of the past – instead, we have a Prima Donna who lifts up her servants instead of throwing them to the side. The leading lady is Judith, the Scourge Diva herself. Judith pumps her servants and, once they have fallen in combat, deals 1 point of damage

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Competitive
WholesomeGMNG

Gwent Meta Snapshot

At the beginning of the month we received four exciting new leaders. As the meta continues to develop, we’re seeing which of the new leaders have cemented themselves as a staple in the meta. At the moment, Queen Meve and Gernichora are the most prevalent of the new leaders on the ladder and there is a good reason why. Find out more below. Special thanks to my teammates. TIER 1 Crach Horn This Crach An Craite deck list that uses

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Competitive
WholesomeGMNG

Tier List for the Modern Age

The update to the mulligan system brought back the consistency that we all loved about pre-homecoming Gwent. As a result, we have seen the return of leaders like Unseen Elder and Morvran Voorhis, since they are no longer held back by too few mulligans. Moreover, it’s easier to run low provision bronzes and situational cards now, since you can mulligan them or find them much easier as needed. Some notable cards from the current meta are Geralt: Yrden, Hanmarvyn’s Blue

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Competitive
DrGrrrr

Gwent Meta Update – Dec 12, 2018

Intro It has been scarcely a week since the December 4th Patch hit the Gwent scene, and boy has it shaken up the Meta. Among the many changes to arrive in the game include huge nerfs to heavily used cards such as the Witcher Trio (Eskel, Lambert, and Vesemir), many of the Nilfgaard and Scoia’tael bronzes, and some of the more controversial cards such as Xavier Lemmens. Additionally, many cards received mild buffs to help them see the light of

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Guide
DrGrrrr

Gwent Meta Update – Nov 27, 2018

Intro Despite the December Patch dropping December 4th to accompany the console release of Gwent: Homecoming and The Witcher Tales: Thronebreaker, deck builders have been hard at work figuring out ways to counter the current Wolfsbane meta. While the meta still exists in this form I’ve decided bring all this hard work and rising decklists to light. (Wolfsbane is going to be nerfed heavily in the upcoming patch, see the official CDPR forums for the change along with some extra

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Eternal
Tchamber5

Meta…err….Tuesday – The Meta Solidifies, A New Challenger Approaches

Hello everyone, and welcome to another installation of Meta Monday from Team Rankstar! I’m Tim, otherwise known as Tchamber5 on ladder. Let’s dive in! We had a double down tournament weekend this week, featuring the Direwolf Digital Envoys Test Tournament as well as the final week of this season of the ETS. The meta may look a little familiar to most of you, though we had some cool new additions and tech decisions. Take, for example, the Victor of the

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Guide
DrGrrrr

Gwent Meta Update – Nov 13, 2018

In this article, we’ll quickly go through what the hotfix changes mean for the meta and then share decklists of both prominent and up-and-coming deck builds.

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