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    My F2P Journey

    Firstly, the daily rewards are great! It's very generous of the developers!

    The 3 Free Booster packs are super too!

    How far can I go as a F2P player based on the new daily rewards?

    I am very curious. IGN: F2P Raph Majere

    I started with Boris. Reasons:

    • The best way to gain gold and exp is at Ranked matches. I want a deck around a 30% (or better) win rate.
    • T3 Blood Frenzy is very good.
    • 3 Kris + King's Pride looks like a great combo.
    • Boris's ability is decent compared to the other human heroes.
    • Kris (Turn 1) + Bad Santa (Turn 2) + Blood Frenzy (T3) combo is too good not to abuse. So I need 4 Bad Santa.


    I started gaining crystals and I think this first deck that I get at the merchant will be very important. That will be my second (human) hero. Since I already have 4 Bad Santa, the obvious choice was to get one of the Elad decks.

    But I am jumping the gun. Here is my current Boris deck:

    Hero: Boris Skullcrusher (40 cards)

    Ally (18):
    4x Kristoffer Wyld
    3x Puwen Bloodhelm
    1x Blake Windrunner
    1x Jasmine Rosecult
    1x Aldon the Brave
    1x Priest of the Light
    3x Yari Marksman
    2x Raven Wildheart
    1x Aeon Stormcaller
    1x Viska, The Scarlet Blade

    Ability (17):
    4x Crippling Blow
    4x Bad Santa
    3x Smashing Blow
    4x Blood Frenzy
    1x Enrage
    1x Rampage

    Item (4):
    1x War Banner
    1x Spectral Sabre
    1x Gemstone Javelin
    1x The King's Pride

    Deck Code: 122677B

    The building process:

    1. Open all 3 boosters (I received TWO foils!)
    2. Cut deck down to 40 cards (Because you will want to maximize your chances of the Kris (Turn 1) + Bad Santa (Turn 2) + Blood Frenzy (T3) combo IF you are going first in a game)
    3. Reach 4 Blood Frenzy
    4. Reach 4 Cripple Blow
    5. Reach 4 Bad Santa
    6. Get Spectral Sabre if you have a daily reward task that requires summoning of weapons, otherwise get Yari Marksman(s)
    7. Get Viska
    8. Get Javalin

    What else should I buy to improve the deck? Keeping in mind that my goal is to go as far as I can in this game based on F2P and hence I need to try my best to get the daily 25 Crystals reward.)

    I looked at the 2 Elad decks at the merchant. Just 75 crystals more and I can get the "tainted magic" deck over the starter Elad deck. Tainted Magic is way better. By swapping out 2 Amulet of conjuring with 2 Bad Santa, I instantly get a decent deck I can win with at Ranked matches.

    I haven't decided yet. If one of my daily rewards task requires a specific hero, I might just buy a different premium deck.

    For example, one of the daily rewards task is "summon 5 armor" - this can be easily achieved if I get Serena's premium deck "Deadly Dealings".

    Looking forward to your advice!

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    Yeah i would recommend going for tainted magic by far has high winning rates and also very similar to loest deck if u someday want to buy him

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    Hi, new player here, cool to see someone with such experience also trying F2P I've been grinding for about a month, and totally agree, the starter packs, rewards and such are super generous!

    Some random thoughts and experiences I picked up during my road to building good decks:

    - Preconstructed "tuned" decks are an amazing investment! Sure, 275SC don't get collected over night, but you really get value for money, they contain so many good cards (Elad has 2 Bad Santa, Zhanna has 2 Nathanias, Victor has 2 Soul Seekers etc).
    - If you don't want to stick to one hero, changing heroes is a great way to grind since you start with 0XP for each hero. A hero costs only 200GP so it's only a minor investment, and the pre-tuned decks allow changing a hero pretty easily. I also started with the Boris deck but made an Amber deck out of it instead and it works like a charm. Also, switching heroes allows picking up daily rewards more easily if you also pick other tuned decks.
    - You probably know that already, but just in case - you can reset daily rewards once per day.

    Hope that is helpful Have fun with F2P!

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    These are my serena and boris decks
    I never play 40 cards lol i have to add those extra cards that surprise my opponent like the crimson vest(adds health) and spelleater bands(negates magic dmg)

    Hero: Serena Thoughtripper (45 cards)

    Ally (16):
    3x Skilled Ironmonger
    4x Covert Operative
    4x Night Owl
    2x Rabble Rouser
    1x Viska, The Scarlet Blade
    2x Oliver Fagin

    Ability (9):
    2x Road Less Traveled
    4x Stop, Thief!
    3x Turncoat

    Item (19):
    3x Black Market
    2x Black Garb
    4x Ill-Gotten Gains
    4x Anklebreaker
    4x Thoughtripper's Cutlass
    1x Crimson Vest
    1x Spelleater Bands

    Deck Code: 645362B (cost: 13520g)

    With boris, the extra cards i added i will write z next to them
    Hero: Boris Skullcrusher (46 cards)

    Ally (22):
    4x Yari Bladedancer
    4x Aldon the Brave
    4x Yari Vanguard
    4x Yari Marksman
    2x Yari Plunderer
    2x Xander, Yari Captain
    2x War Giant z (u can replace him with nanya shes awesome)

    Ability (20):
    1x Lythian Shackles z
    2x Valiant Defender z
    3x Crippling Blow
    2x Retreat!
    2x Bad Santa
    2x Ellos' Resolve
    2x Smashing Blow
    4x Blood Frenzy
    1x Enrage
    1x A Legend Rises

    Item (3):
    2x Dragon's Tooth
    1x The King's Pride

    Deck Code: 493411B (cost: 12090g)

    This is the deck builder where u can build and create decks without having the cards in the game, and also know their price so u can save up for them

    http://www.shadowera.com/deck/#/buil...,20195,168,180

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Draugdur View Post
    Hi, new player here, cool to see someone with such experience also trying F2P I've been grinding for about a month, and totally agree, the starter packs, rewards and such are super generous!

    Some random thoughts and experiences I picked up during my road to building good decks:

    - Preconstructed "tuned" decks are an amazing investment! Sure, 275SC don't get collected over night, but you really get value for money, they contain so many good cards (Elad has 2 Bad Santa, Zhanna has 2 Nathanias, Victor has 2 Soul Seekers etc).
    - If you don't want to stick to one hero, changing heroes is a great way to grind since you start with 0XP for each hero. A hero costs only 200GP so it's only a minor investment, and the pre-tuned decks allow changing a hero pretty easily. I also started with the Boris deck but made an Amber deck out of it instead and it works like a charm. Also, switching heroes allows picking up daily rewards more easily if you also pick other tuned decks.
    - You probably know that already, but just in case - you can reset daily rewards once per day.

    Hope that is helpful Have fun with F2P!
    Many good tips here! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOHAMOON View Post
    These are my serena and boris decks
    I never play 40 cards lol i have to add those extra cards that surprise my opponent like the crimson vest(adds health) and spelleater bands(negates magic dmg)

    Hero: Serena Thoughtripper (45 cards)

    Ally (16):
    3x Skilled Ironmonger
    4x Covert Operative
    4x Night Owl
    2x Rabble Rouser
    1x Viska, The Scarlet Blade
    2x Oliver Fagin

    Ability (9):
    2x Road Less Traveled
    4x Stop, Thief!
    3x Turncoat

    Item (19):
    3x Black Market
    2x Black Garb
    4x Ill-Gotten Gains
    4x Anklebreaker
    4x Thoughtripper's Cutlass
    1x Crimson Vest
    1x Spelleater Bands

    Deck Code: 645362B (cost: 13520g)

    With boris, the extra cards i added i will write z next to them
    Hero: Boris Skullcrusher (46 cards)

    Ally (22):
    4x Yari Bladedancer
    4x Aldon the Brave
    4x Yari Vanguard
    4x Yari Marksman
    2x Yari Plunderer
    2x Xander, Yari Captain
    2x War Giant z (u can replace him with nanya shes awesome)

    Ability (20):
    1x Lythian Shackles z
    2x Valiant Defender z
    3x Crippling Blow
    2x Retreat!
    2x Bad Santa
    2x Ellos' Resolve
    2x Smashing Blow
    4x Blood Frenzy
    1x Enrage
    1x A Legend Rises

    Item (3):
    2x Dragon's Tooth
    1x The King's Pride

    Deck Code: 493411B (cost: 12090g)

    This is the deck builder where u can build and create decks without having the cards in the game, and also know their price so u can save up for them

    http://www.shadowera.com/deck/#/buil...,20195,168,180

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    Yes Crimson Vest is needed.

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    Idk if you got this but they are a great buff for a new player
    ALL STARTER BONUSES :
    http://game.shadowera.com/welcome.php

    http://game.shadowera.com/memorial.php

    http://game.shadowera.com/bonus.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by SET Colosal View Post
    Idk if you got this but they are a great buff for a new player
    This is awesome! Thank you :thumbsup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SET Colosal View Post
    Idk if you got this but they are a great buff for a new player
    ALL STARTER BONUSES :
    http://game.shadowera.com/welcome.php

    http://game.shadowera.com/memorial.php

    http://game.shadowera.com/bonus.php
    OMG, thanks so much!

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    Day 2

    BIG lesson learned: try not to sell cards unless I have more than 4 copies of a card. Some cards are useful in campaign. OR useful to complete daily rewards challenges.

    Progress for ranked matches: I have a competitive Serena by day 2. That's amazing. Thanks to Colossal's URL links, I was able to sell cards that I know I won't use and get gold to buy cards.

    I grinded till I reached 275 crystals and bought Deadly Dealings Premium deck.

    It helps me to do the Daily Rewards challenges of "Summon 5 Armor" (Black Garb) and "Summon 5 weapons" easily. And it's relatively cheap to build.


    Hero: Serena Thoughtripper (41 cards)

    Ally (15):

    4x Skilled Ironmonger
    4x Covert Operative
    4x Night Owl
    1x Rabble Rouser
    1x Braxnorian Soldier
    1x Oliver Fagin

    Ability (7):
    3x Road Less Traveled
    4x Stop, Thief!

    Item (18):

    4x Black Market
    4x Black Garb
    1x Ill-Gotten Gains
    2x Spirit Shuriken
    2x Anklebreaker
    4x Thoughtripper's Cutlass
    1x Crimson Vest

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