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    Raph's $19.99 "Ultimate Way to enjoy Shadow Era"!

    Notes: This thread is OUTDATED as Shadow Era has been updated with the Dark Prophesies expansion set.

    This is the updated thread:

    http://www.shadowera.com/showthread....phecies-quot--

    Thank you everyone for your kind support! 161 Replies, 30,798 Views, thus far!










    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

    BONUS:Grab some free crystals!

    http://game.shadowera.com/bonus.php that will give you 100-200 free crystals. Better grab this offer before it runs out! Again, use the crystals to build Elemental starter pack. Thereafter, say your thanks to kyle!

    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.)
    Last edited by Raphael Majere; 05-21-2013 at 03:50 AM.

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    The decks:

    Glossary: *** = Good deck, ** = Not bad, * = Not so good.


    (***) Boris (***)

    ALLY

    2 x Armored Sandworm
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    2 x Priest of the Light
    3 x Aeon Stormcaller
    3 x Raven Wildheart
    3 x Puwen Bloodhelm
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    1 x Enrage
    1 x War Banner
    2 x Smashing Blow
    2 x Bad Santa
    4 x Blood Frenzy
    3 x Retreat!
    4 x Crippling Blow

    ARMOR

    2 x The King's Pride

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....3se032.2se036

    (***) Amber (***)

    ALLY

    3 x Aldon the Brave
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult
    4 x Puwen Bloodhelm
    2 x Armored Sandworm
    2 x Raven Wildheart
    2 x Aeon Stormcaller

    ABILITY

    4 x Blood Frenzy
    3 x Crippling Blow
    4 x Retreat!
    2 x Smashing Blow
    2 x Bad Santa

    WEAPON
    3 x Dimension Ripper
    4 x Jeweler's Dream

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....4se070.1se065

    (***) Eladwen (***)

    ALLY

    4 x Tainted Oracle
    2 x Priest of the Light
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    4 x Puwen Bloodhelm
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    4 x Retreat!
    4 x Supernova
    4 x Research
    4 x Lightning Strike
    4 x Fireball

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....4se132.2se160

    (***) Lance (***)


    ALLY
    2 x Nightshade
    3 x Aeon Stormcaller
    2 x Tainted Oracle
    2 x Priest of the Light
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    3 x Raven Wildheart
    3 x Puwen Bloodhelm (Replace 2 Puwens with 2 Nightshade if you have extra gold)
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    1 x Assassination
    4 x Retreat!
    4 x Ill-Gotten Gains
    4 x Stop, Thief!

    WEAPON

    4 x Anklebreaker

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....4se198.1se101

    (***) Gravebone (***)

    ALLY

    2 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Brutalis
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle

    ABILITY

    2 x Shriek of Vengeance
    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    2 x Sacrificial Lamb
    4 x Research
    3 x Supernova
    4 x Lightning Strike
    4 x Fireball

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....2se160.2se150

    (***) Banebow (***)

    ALLY

    3 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    4 x Brutalis
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle

    ABILITY
    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    2 x Sacrificial Lamb
    2 x Shriek of Vengeance
    2 x Flaming Arrow
    4 x Poison Arrow

    WEAPON

    4 x Soul Seeker

    ARMOR

    4 x Wrath of the Forest

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....4se185.4se167

    (***) Majiya (***)


    ALLY

    3 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Brutalis
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle

    ABILITY

    2 x Shriek of Vengeance
    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    2 x Sacrificial Lamb
    4 x Research
    2 x Supernova
    4 x Lightning Strike
    4 x Fireball

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....2se160.2se144

    (***) Zaladar (***)


    ALLY

    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    3 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle
    4 x Brutalis

    ABILITY

    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    2 x Shriek of Vengeance
    4 x Bad Santa
    4 x Shadow Font
    4 x Mind Control

    WEAPON

    4 x Dimension Ripper

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....2se160.4se053

    (***) Moonstalker (***)


    ALLY

    4 x Pack Wolf
    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    3 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle

    ABILITY

    2 x Sacrificial Lamb
    2 x Shriek of Vengeance
    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    2 x Shadow Font
    3 x Now You're Mine
    4 x Captured Prey

    WEAPON

    1 x What Big Teeth

    ARMOR

    4 x Wrath of the Forest

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....2se144.2se150

    (**) Zhanna (**)

    ALLY

    4 x Tainted Oracle
    3 x Aeon Stormcaller
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    3 x Raven Wildheart
    3 x Puwen Bloodhelm
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    1 x Healing Touch
    4 x Retreat!
    4 x Destroy Arms
    4 x Tidal Wave

    WEAPON

    4 x Wizent's Staff

    ARMOR

    2 x The King's Pride

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....4se038.1se091

    (*) Ter Adun (*)


    ALLY

    3 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Brutalis
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle
    2 x Keldor (replace this with Medusil or Bad Wolf if you have extra gold)

    ABILITY
    2 x Bad Santa
    1 x War Banner
    4 x Blood Frenzy
    4 x Crippling Blow
    1 x Enrage
    4 x Valiant Defender

    ARMOR

    2 x The King's Pride

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....1se063.2se157

    (**) Logan (**)

    ALLY

    2 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Brutalis
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle

    ABILITY

    2 x Bad Santa
    4 x Crippling Blow
    1 x Enrage
    4 x Blood Frenzy
    1 x War Banner
    2 x Smashing Blow

    WEAPON

    2 x Dimension Ripper
    4 x Jeweler's Dream

    ARMOR

    1 x The King's Pride

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....2se182.1se165

    (**) Victor (**)


    ALLY

    3 x Tainted Oracle
    3 x Aeon Stormcaller
    3 x Armored Sandworm
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    1 x Raven Wildheart
    4 x Puwen Bloodhelm
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    3 x Ley Line Nexus
    3 x Bad Santa
    4 x Flaming Arrow
    4 x Poison Arrow

    WEAPON

    4 x Soul Seeker

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....3se160.4se185

    (*) Nishaven (*)


    ALLY

    3 x Aeon Stormcaller
    4 x Tainted Oracle
    3 x Armored Sandworm
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    3 x Raven Wildheart
    3 x Blake Windrunner
    2 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    4 x Supernova
    4 x Research
    4 x Lightning Strike
    1 x Engulfing Flames
    1 x Poison Gas
    4 x Fireball

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....4se076.4se078

    (*) Jericho (*)

    ALLY

    4 x Tainted Oracle
    3 x Aeon Stormcaller
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    3 x Raven Wildheart
    3 x Puwen Bloodhelm
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    4 x Destroy Arms
    1 x Curse
    4 x Retreat!
    4 x Tidal Wave

    WEAPON

    4 x Wizent's Staff

    ARMOR

    2 x The King's Pride

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....1se100.4se095

    (*) Darkclaw (*)

    ALLY

    4 x Pack Wolf
    3 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    3 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle

    ABILITY

    4 x Speedstrike
    4 x Shadow Font
    3 x Bad Santa
    2 x Sacrificial Lamb
    3 x Now You're Mine
    2 x Captured Prey

    WEAPON

    4 x What Big Teeth
    3 x Jeweler's Dream

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....4se149.4se114

    (*) Elementalis (*)

    ALLY

    3 x Shadow Knight
    4 x Spark
    4 x Death Mage Thaddeus
    4 x Belladonna
    4 x Plasma Behemoth
    4 x Infernal Gargoyle
    2 x Keldor (replace this with Medusil or Bad Wolf if you have extra gold)

    ABILITY

    4 x Bad Santa
    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    2 x Shriek of Vengeance
    4 x Mind Control

    WEAPON

    2 x Dimension Ripper

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....3se055.2se182

    BONUS: If you were able to get an extra 100 crystals from Wulven SE bonus page:

    (**) Serena (**)


    ALLY

    2 x Nightshade
    3 x Aeon Stormcaller
    2 x Armored Sandworm
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    3 x Raven Wildheart
    2 x Puwen Bloodhelm
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult

    ABILITY

    2 x Bad Santa
    4 x Ill-Gotten Gains
    4 x Stop, Thief!
    1 x Assassination

    WEAPON

    2 x Golden Katar
    4 x Anklebreaker

    ARMOR

    3 x Black Garb

    In visual: http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....2se194.2se157

    Extra Bonus deck: Gwen


    (If you have spare gold or crystals, try to build this deck. It wins mages a lot. a good deck)

    (**) Gwen (**)


    ALLY

    3 x Tainted Oracle
    3 x Aldon the Brave
    4 x Jasmine Rosecult
    4 x Puwen Bloodhelm

    ABILITY

    3 x Poison Arrow
    2 x Ley Line Nexus
    3 x Into the Forest
    4 x Rapid Fire
    4 x Bad Santa
    3 x Retreat!

    WEAPON

    2 x Golden Katar
    4 x Soul Seeker

    http://shadowera.gondorian.com/deck1....3se038.3se082
    Last edited by Raphael Majere; 10-17-2012 at 02:58 AM.

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    whats this?

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    A work in progress. Would be a dream for new players.

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    Lmao I just lost to that Boris deck in QM lmao.
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    This will be Stickied and hopefully put directly on my website, with Raph's permission.

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    Please proceed!

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    Definitely a great guide not just for the new players
    But for other players who wanted to spend their remaining crystals to build another deck
    Hope u'll keep updating if the expansion released

    Good job man..
    Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.



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    You think new players should spend money on this game to buy this many decks before they understand the game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by painful_smile View Post
    You think new players should spend money on this game to buy this many decks before they understand the game?
    Quote Originally Posted by Raphael Majere View Post

    This Guide is for new players who just started shadow era and is willing to spend around $19.99 to buy crystals.
    basically, no one's that silly to dump $19.99 just like that. lol.

    My own personal experience: I play 2 games of AI with boris in April last yr and I immediately liked the game and did a $9.99. I totally regretted it cos I should have just done a $19.99!!!

    What I've done for this thread is that I've shown that $19.99 goes a long long way and it's comparatively more worth it than doing a $4.99 or $9.99.

    I was able to make 17 decks with 17 different heroes. Good decks. In fact, combined with the great Wulven bonus, I was able to make a 18th deck: Serena.

    My only regret was Gwen. 4 x RF cost too much for me. That problem can be easily solved.

    Some lucky folks will get 200 crystals instead of 100 from the Wulven bonus page. or simply play PvP or play vs AI to farm the first 100 crystals.

    What's enjoyable about SE??!! It's the PvP!

    With my method, you'll get months of fun without the mindless grinding vs AI. 18 decks! Plus, with the card pool I've purchased, anyone can make other great decks, like Control Type Elad, Deathracer Maj/Gravebone, BE's ZTC Zal deck, 4 SF MS, etc.

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