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    Optimal Deck Size?

    I'm new to Shadow Era, and I really like it.
    As a new player, I have a question about the deck size.

    I think that having too many cards in a deck is not a good idea.
    That will reduce a possibility to draw a good card.
    (On the other hand, too small deck is not good either...)

    What will be the recommended deck size?
    50 something?

    Please let me know.

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    40 cards for most heroes and deck archetypes. If you check Strategy forums you can see that most players aim for 40 card minimum.

    I see this is your first post on the forums. Welcome to the community! If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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    As Nikola said, less cards you have, more chances to get your core strategy on time. Keep it at 39 + Hero with 6 or 7 draw cards.

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    Thanks for your reply, Nikola.

    One more question.
    If minimum should be 40 cards, what about "maximum"?
    I think "as many as possible" is not a good idea;;

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    There's no "maximum".
    But 40 is "optimal".
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    Quote Originally Posted by bman25 View Post
    Thanks for your reply, Nikola.

    One more question.
    If minimum should be 40 cards, what about "maximum"?
    I think "as many as possible" is not a good idea;;
    Well very important part of strategy and deck building in SE is getting cards for draw early on. The sooner you get that draw cards and get more cards, you are having more options to play next turn than your opponent. That is basics of card advantage. Some classes can get away with more than 40 cards( and by more I mean +1, +2 or +3) like priests with superior draw option than hunters for example. And not only the draw cards. You should have a game plan to follow and to follow it you need specific cards in specific moments of the game. Possibility to get those cards in right time is increasing with smaller deck size, as you pointed it out.

    There are exception to that rule, like some very unpopular mill decks. As you are novice player I recommend sticking to 40 card minimum. It it harder to get there than it seems, and it is good deck building exercise.

    As game mechanic goes for maximum size only thing that restricts you is number of cards you have. Those builds are for lols only( you can get some funny reactions when you use 300 something card deck in Quick Match)
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    Thank you everyone for kind explanations.
    I think this can be a good starting point.

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