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      I wish I had a guide like this when I started shadow era! Would save me a ton of time and money!

      This Guide is for new players who just started shadow era and is willing to spend around $19.99 to buy crystals. I highly recommend it; cos $19.99 really goes a very very long way. I managed to build 18 decks out of a possible 20 decks. Some of these decks are even tourney worthy - even the weaker decks should do well in online Quick Matches (ie. Player vs Player)

      The decks are below, in the next post. They are not important for now. Here are the steps to Ultimate way to enjoy Shadow Era!

      1. Open a game account, you'll need a email and password.

      2. Choose Boris as your hero.

      3. Purchase $19.99 worth of crystals. You will get 2700 crystals.

      4. Use the crystals to buy 1 starter pack of each kind. There are 10 starter decks.
      DO NOT BUY THE 15 card BOOSTER PACKS!

      5. Use the crystals again to buy
      1 Shadow Hunter deck, 2 Shadow Wulven deck, and 2 Shadow Mage deck.

      (Major thanks to Hatts for this update. See link)

      6. Use all of the remaining crystals to buy
      ELEMENTAL starter decks. This is because the Elemental decks contains cards that sell for the most amount of gold as compared to other starter decks.

      7. Go to the merchant and sell off all the cards in excess of 4. You can only have a max of 4 cards of a single name in a deck. Any cards beyond 4 is not useful at all in a game.
      BE very careful NOT to sell off too many copies! You need 4 copies!

      8. Use the gold to buy the cards you need for the decks below.
      Please DO NOT buy more than what is stated! If I state 3 copies, do not buy 4!

      Major thanks to GondoriandotCom a.k.a GDC for his deck builder. http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1.5/edit.html


      Notes:

      1. I made a little mistake in selling/buying but I still ended up with extra gold. Without using the Wulven bonus. So you can use this gold to buy 1 or 2 cards that you like.

      2. New players should read this too: if they are interested to learn my method to tune beginner decks.

      http://www.shadowera.com/showthread....025#post231025

      Edit: The Merchant is what he is: a Merchant. Sometimes he does not have stock for ALL the cards that I've suggested for the decks. (Thanks to everyone using this guide and buying all those cards!) There are 2 ways to obtain the cards you want but are out of stock.

      1. Wait for an restock. This takes place every 1 month? 2 months? Even I am not sure! But it happens time to time.
      2. Wait for someone to SELL the card you want. That means lurking at the Merchant store. Refresh every 1 min. Pray. Sometimes you get lucky! (I got my 4 Berserker's Edge this way.)

      View the decks in the original forum post!


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Raph's $19.99 "Ultimate Way to enjoy Shadow Era"! started by Raphael Majere
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      1. Index's Avatar
        Index -
        OMz, Raph's on the home page.
        p.s. Raph's avatar is so blur as a banner.
      1. Zhou86's Avatar
        Zhou86 -
        Nice!!! Raph's article is featured! But I think things will change once DP hits.
      1. Demnchi's Avatar
        Demnchi -
        Cool, glad to see community stuff being integrated into the main site! I'm starting to like this more and more.
      1. painful_smile's Avatar
        painful_smile -
        Ähm.. You guys have to be careful to not use small pictures here, because they end up looking horrible on the big banner view.
      1. Geckt's Avatar
        Geckt -
        Yea, Raph's $19.90 is finally getting a really good sticky!
      1. Jazz's Avatar
        Jazz -
        Any chance you'll be doing the same thing for DP, Raph?
      1. Raphael Majere's Avatar
        Raphael Majere -
        Quote Originally Posted by painful_smile View Post
        Ähm.. You guys have to be careful to not use small pictures here, because they end up looking horrible on the big banner view.
        The forum has a limit on size of avatar pic.




        Yes I am doing the $19.99 for dp.

        However, I am waiting to see if there is a $29.99 or $25.99 crystal purchase option for the app.

        The decks I've designed are meant for the new player to explore the various heroes abilities and interactions with their card pools. So hence while the decks will be 'ok' for qm, they won't be tuned for tourney purposes.

        For example, the amber deck is still likely to have 6/7 weapons (maybe with a good mix of weapons like s.s) + rw. Similarly for Serena, I'll put her on a hand destruction route; Gwen's going to have bows, etc.

        I'll see how things go. Naturally, I am fairly certain that many people would disagree with my card choices in certain decks but I'll have good reasons for them. (For example, I am just going too create a few rush decks, and include a fair bit of decks that uses fatties as their win con.)

        Lastly, the challenge is build decks that use the starter packs well, and to purchase cards that are more universal, i.e non class specific cards.

        This time rd, there might be many 1 of's or 2 of's in the decks.
      1. Kip thorp's Avatar
        Kip thorp -
        Raph your everywhere! We actually used your guide a year ago, ahhh memories!
      1. Raphael Majere's Avatar
        Raphael Majere -
        Quote Originally Posted by Kip thorp View Post
        Raph your everywhere! We actually used your guide a year ago, ahhh memories!
        'We' ? as in your child and yourself?
      1. Kyle's Avatar
        Kyle -
        I actually thought the pixely zoom-in on his avatar was kind of cool
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