Patch 1.79 Overview
There haven’t been any patch notes in a while, but these ones contain quite a bit of information – from the discontinuation of daily challenges and monthly cards, to the announcement of the upcoming Continuous Draft progressive game mode. I completely eat my words when saying the boss battles do not go as far in the experimental direction as I desire on that one! This is what happens when I don’t research the notes a little in advance. Let me know if you prefer this style!
My First Contract Kill / Antihero #1
This game is pretty awesome so far! A tempo game where you blackmail churches, assassinate corrupt officials and plunder mansions for loot, Antihero obviously takes on the role of the antagonist-type as the main player experience, pitting two Master Thieves against one another on their quest to accumulate victory conditions and win the match. I see many more lanterns and coins in my future! Hope you guys enjoy it.
Link, erm, his likeness may or may not die a gruesome, terrible death in this first episode of Rise & Shine. Hope you guys enjoy it!
Tempo Argeon – January 2017
Tempo Argeon continues to be one of the most powerful decks in Duelyst, despite relying on very few of the newly released Rise of the Bloodborn cards. Of course, one could incorporate more or less at their leisure with cards such as Scintilla and Draining Wave, but this isn’t all too surprising since RotB seemed to intend to develop a lot of the more seldomly-played generals, to varying degrees of success.
Some lists also run slower tech options such as Circle of Life, but I typically dislike spending an entire turn on one removal with this list. There are also those including Dioltas, Ironcliffe Guardians, and Divine Bond, but I prefer using a more aggressive mid-game with Tempo Argeon, punishing slower decks with fast, high damage (via Roar, Primus Fist, & Celery Lions) and punishing faster decks with Holy Immolations, Slos, and Silverguard Knights. It’s worth noting that removing Healing Mystic does make the Celery Lions a little weaker, since you can no longer restore 2 health to the Lion to guarantee it survives through the first attack, but Holy Immolation can be used to achieve this effect at a greater cost for a much better outcome (4 face damage plus clearing any nearby 4 or less health minions).
Duelyst in 2017!
Happy new years, guys. I hope that everyone had a great holiday. I’ve been wanting to check Variax out, and I’ve seen how out of hand she can get. Hopefully I’ll have some crazier games soon demonstrating just how ridiculous her ‘awesome’ bloodborn spells are. Take care!