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For The Throne — Best Cards and Deckbuilding For “There Can Only Be One” Event

For The Throne — Best Cards and Deckbuilding For “There Can Only Be One” Event

This weekend is the “There Can Only Be One” event in Eternal, a mode where you bring your own deck but can only have one copy of each non-power card. These types of formats, often referred to as “Highlander” formats, are very popular in other card games and always a blast to play. Deckbuilding can be intimidating for many given the number of choices, but luckily, these formats tend to have trends that we’re sure to see emerge here in Eternal. Today…

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For The Throne — Predicting The Dead Reckoning Metagame

For The Throne — Predicting The Dead Reckoning Metagame

Dead Reckoning is out and the metagame is wide open. Have the cards been weak as most initially thought? Or have many of them exceeded expectations? Is the metagame going to still have aggro? Is Primal good now? All of this and more will be discussed. Let’s start by evaluating some cards worth talking about.     Hailstorm is the most important card in the set. Cards like this alter the format and set a big limit to what can safely…

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For The Throne — The Primal Problem

For The Throne — The Primal Problem

I try to avoid making articles like this one. I’m not against criticism—just the opposite. It’s that they have a weird way of harboring a lot of unintended negativity. So let me then say that I offer this from a place of nothing but love for the game. There’s an issue I’ve tried to stay low-key about for a while now. “Eventually,” I thought, “they’re going to change things.” But I haven’t seen anything, so I can no longer remain…

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For The Throne — First Decks And Impressions From The Dusk Road

For The Throne — First Decks And Impressions From The Dusk Road

Christmas came early with the unexpected release of The Dusk Road! Later this week, I will once again be releasing the Team SPG Top 10 for the set. In the meantime, I’ll give you some of the first decks I’ve built as well some impressions on the format. Let’s start off with what you probably expected me to show you first: a new Fire aggro deck. Stonescar Gunslingers 4 Oni Ronin (Set1 #13) 2 Sabotage (Set1 #252) 4 Stonescar Sneak (Set3…

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For The Throne — Brews For Your Pre-Set 3 Blues

For The Throne — Brews For Your Pre-Set 3 Blues

Spoiler season is here again! The Dusk Road cards have started flowing in and the set is looking to be very exciting. While I, unfortunately, do not have a card to spoil today, I do have some fun and interesting decks for you to play for the next few weeks until the set drops. All of these decks are intended for ranked ladder. I cannot guarantee all of these decks are good, though they are all fun, with some of them being much…

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For The Throne — Worlds Wildcard Top 8 With Chakram Skycrag

For The Throne — Worlds Wildcard Top 8 With Chakram Skycrag

The Worlds Wildcard tournament is over, wrapping up the ETS seasonal events for the year sans the World Championships. I did not win, meaning I will not be going to worlds—a fairly bitter feeling after having been so close for so many months. However, I did have a great 6-0 run in the Swiss portion of the tournament and made Top 8 with Skycrag, a tournament feat that hadn’t been done before. Before this tournament, I had been working on…

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For The Throne — Predicting The Post-Horus Metagame

For The Throne — Predicting The Post-Horus Metagame

The Tale of Horus Traver (TToHT) is here! In addition to bringing a ton of exciting lore to the game, the adventure campaign has provided us with several new powerful cards. Let’s break down some of the strongest cards and look at how the metagame might start to change. In case it wasn’t apparent, there will be card spoilers (but no story spoilers.) Tavrod, Auric Broker Without a doubt, Tavrod is the best card from TToHT and is now one…

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What’s The Play? Ep. 1: Do You Attack?

What’s The Play? Ep. 1: Do You Attack?

Welcome to the first “What’s the Play?”, where we discuss what choice the player should make. In this first example, the choice is not one that leads to lethal. Instead, it’s more of a theoretical debate as to which play is correct. (In our actual game, the choice didn’t end up mattering; this is about the times where it would.) The choice is for TonyGeeeee, playing a fairly standard Traditional Armory list, vs. me, Paradox, on a Skycrag build. Here…

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For The Throne — Evaluating Skycrag

For The Throne — Evaluating Skycrag

Omens of the Past has been out for around a month now. Initially the most popular deck after release, Skycrag has died both in popularity and, seemingly, effectiveness, particularly in the shadow of Burn Queen. Today, we’re going to take a deep look into Skycrag and evaluate its strengths, its weaknesses, and if (or perhaps when) it is better or worse than Burn Queen and other Stonescar aggro decks. Rather than picking apart a particular decklist, I’m going to instead look…

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