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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Dabhu

-Flammara should beat him attacking or Defending

-Ogmor in attack should

-Ebony should have a decent shot

-Dodge buffed Claw beats almost anything

-Any STR buffed Kotoba

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Loots Problem

Originally posted by IvanM372:
Originally posted by Satori_Komeiji:

Mathematically you should get 1 every 6 times you play (assuming you’re not opening extra boxes with 19 feez).
Assuming you’re close to collecting all the cards, around 4/6 times you would get the pack, red crystals, or some hero you’ve already got at level 3. So that would happen in the majority of cases.

If you started directly at the time the ex came out and kept playing without wasting any regeneration, then currently you could have had 43 goes, or 48 goes, if you’d levelled up during that. If you got 1/9 (I’m not sure if you mean you played 45 times or 9 times), I think that’s reasonably normal, but if it was 45 goes, yeah, that’s a little frustrating.

It should take on average around 66 goes, although more is possible, and expected, through bad luck. In some bad weeks I needed over 90 goes. But I think it is a very fair system, where we’re expected to get it assuming we have time to play, because if you assume sleeping for 8 hours each day, and going to work for 8 hours each of the three days the EX is available, a person would still get around 80 goes.

normally, i got Ex in less than 42 tries,, well sometimes it takes 48 tries maximum since Kriss Ex. But for this one, Sybelle Ex, i only got 1, real 1 card off her in 45 tries, its a bit frustating and i myself feel that the loots has been rigged or changed harshfully by devs

Finishing the Ex in less than 42 Tries is very good luck. Now instead of really good luck, you are simply having pretty bad luck.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Sybelle

Originally posted by batofara:
Originally posted by JasonJ29:

-How do you figure that Sybelle has 1 of the highest Damage Outputs in the game? I would guess it is not even Top 10 or Top 20.

By one of the highest damage outputs:
2520 max damage, 2100 avg damage

There are a few that go over that, but it is nonetheless one of the highest. Also, “One of the highest” is a relative term. What if I said it relative to being one of the top 100 cards in terms of damage? Even Salem would make it into that list

Basically, you shouldn’t take it too literally. But she is definitely within Top 20, maybe Top 15

Maybe Sybelle is 1 of the most consistent (haven’t checked her variety of rolls), but 2520 isn’t that high of a Max damage. Maybe if you are only counting pure damage and not adding in shields or healing but even then many cards have higher outputs (like Armada, Valentin, Rargnor, Volturia, Tanaer, Hailwalker, Boocan, Jon, Ardanis, etc). Even Sarah now can do almost 2500 on her perfect.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Sybelle

Originally posted by batofara:

And I’m not trying to prove Sybelle is overwhelmingly powerful like Ogmor or Ebony. But you can’t say she’s useless, especially since she still has one of the highest damage outputs in the game (if you disregard the recent EX cards like Ogmor). Add onto that some -DMG and some strength reduction

She’s not useless, she’s still one of the best cards in the game (because Feerik is powercreeping like crazy). It’s just that she’s not as overwhelmingly powerful as some of the other recent powercreep cards. Couple that onto the fact that this meta is based on OP cards with fireball, she’s not worth using right now

But not worth using right now and useless are 2 completely different things

-How do you figure that Sybelle has 1 of the highest Damage Outputs in the game? I would guess it is not even Top 10 or Top 20.

-The -50 STR is very odd. If it was -50% she would be a really interesting card. If it was -50 STR/Red and was a Lightning Version of Fey would be interesting. Having -50 STR for a RY skill is just odd. It will often only be activated 1x in a fight and -50 is pretty negligible.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Sybelle

Even in Survival I do not think Sybelle will Be great. We all know that the Ogmors, Flams, Ebonys, etc are better but I am not sure if I would put her in the next tier.

In the 2nd Tier Ex card group, I think I would rather go with the Selestynne, Boocan, Inquisitor, etc group.

Right now I see her in the Rathmantis, Dark Ex 3rd tier if choosing for SV

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Sybelle

She is also vulnerable to purify since it can remove both the lighting debuff and the -dmg from fireballs.

She also is hurt by the fact that superior alternatives likely exist. If you want a mage lineup then Flammara, Ogmor, and Ebony are better and even Volturia, Fey, Malyss, and Zejabel are worth considering.

As a human, her benefit from Telendar is minimal. Even in a +Dmg deck not sure if she is superior to options like Rathmantis, Ozymandias, Zeranax, etc.

The biggest niche I see for Sybelle is maybe in a Mage lineup if looking for a card that can burn through many dodges or if in the future we get a powerhouse Ex that wins and gives high +dmg to team like Old Exhien

1 thing I do like about her is that she is pretty good as an attacker whereas many of the top mages like Flammara and Ebony are generally far preferable on defense.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / master league decks

The rankings in Master and others are not too informative since most people stop when they are in the league they want. For example, almost no difference between finishing 1st or 75th in Master or 1st and 80th in Champ or whatever.

The core of Flam, Ogmor, Gem, Claw is quite strong. I used to use ripper as the 5th but now use Ebony as my 5th since Ebony is pretty awesome.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / The Best Team

Originally posted by BurroBlanco:

Hi, i need some help to build up my team, can someone help me? Here’s my level 3 hero-list (i’ll list my ex as first):

Ebony Ex
Dabhu Ex
The Hailwalker
The Sachem
Asajiro The Vagabond
Toran The Regent
Archmage Anryena
Abyssien The Devourer
The Liberated Talendar
Archmage Artrezil
The Spooker
The Ugly Corc
Jon The Filibuster

Can someone help me? (I’m in the silver league, want to try to rank up as far as possible)
Thanks :)

Ebony, Dabhu, Jon, Ica, Artzeil/Telendar seems like the most obvious build to me.

*You could also try using Armada instead of Artzeil/Telendar since all 4 of the other cards Buff their Str

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Fun Facts

Originally posted by TheOPG:

Also, the Complete Ma Brigade (Master Ma/Hime/Shori/Kotori Kage/Dahbu) is both powerful and yet not really something a noob can jump into and dumbfire their way to victory (at least, not in the way Ma/Kotori/Hime/Ogmor/Gem is). Maximizing the team’s effectiveness and mitigating bad match-ups requires good tactical thinking.

A good example of this is in a Ma vs Melissandre battle, do you go for the kill with Ma and cover your biggest weak spot? If you do, though, you’ll buff your team less and if Meli wins it’ll be for nothing. To help you make this decision, you need to look at his team composition and depending on how much his hand will benefit the buff figure out if he’ll go for a kill with Meli or 90 rage. This isn’t even taking into account having Dabhu on hand to handle ragers or knowing how to attack/defend against cards like Zereshin.

tl;dr: I was pleasantly surprised to find that using my favorite deck this side of Azalys/Azalys/Azalys/Azalys/Azalys was more nuanced and strategic than it initially appeared to be.

Kotoba will become much more nuanced and strategic when Ma is nerfed and Ma buffing doesn’t almost auto guarantee 2 auto wins for your team

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Bloodsword

Shield cards are a strong counter too vs Bloodsword. I understand why Bloodsword is used by some but I am not a huge fan. Generally, you are choosing between buffing or trying to win, whereas with other buffers you can do both.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / The Best Team

You could easily make a lineup of the recent Exs Alyce/Ogmor/Alyce/Ahzred/Ebony + Gemineye. You can add in Jon/Telendar/Artzeil as wildcards if they suit your playstyle

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Is the answer more buffs?

Originally posted by bsaii:

Warriors don’t have good party buffs, but there’s also no good anti-warrior cards. All I can think of right now is Abyssien, and he sucks.

Abyssien is pretty decent in Survival and have had good success with him there, but yeah you never see him in ranked.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Post patch decks

I got to Champ pretty easily with Ogmor, Flam, Gem, Claw, Ebony. I may replace Ogmor with the new Ex since everyone has 2-3 Ogmor counters in their lineups.

I stopped at #1 in Champ and went to unranked since the current meta doesn’t excite me. Saw u there once but got a phone call mid match so got dc

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Topic: Eredan Arena / The Best Team

I would favor Master Mage over Hailwalker. The team loses the team buff option but gains much more consistency attacking and he is not owned by shields/spellbreak

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Just Got Screwed Because of an Eclipse Glitch

Playing in ranked tied 2-2. Last matchup is my Ebony vs their Inatka. I roll 4r1b1s and they roll 2r1b3s.

2 Eclipse get added to Ebony. Somehow all 4 heals get negated and my Ebony ends up healing 0 damage, causing me to lose.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Dahre'ma, the Hungering Dune

Slightly underpowered is a good way of describing most the Dragons. With a slightly higher output, many would be very interesting to use regularly.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / The Best Team

Blanche isn’t that great. Your best best is to get some new Weekend Exs to 3 while working on lvling up good cards like:

Jon, Enguerrand, Ica Rusty, Artzeil, Telendar, Moira.

You could try using a Meli rage deck, although she works best with powder cards.

Your best current lvl 3’s are probably:

Azaram, Zejabel, Master Mage, Telendar, Carkasse. Others like Arkalon, Meli, Sachem, etc have use depending on the lineup.

I would likely work on seeing how many of my best cards I could put together that have some synergy. Maybe Azaram, Zejabel, Master Mage, Carkasse, Sachem/Meli?

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Fun Facts

Originally posted by xLuksie:
Originally posted by Nidhugger:

Jon can do upwards of 3k damage unbuffed to mages, making him the hardest hitting non-buffed hero in the game.

That’s wrong, Jon’s unbuffed max is 3200 (rrbbyy against mage)
Armada does 3300 with rrrrss
and Thunder King does 3385 if both Nobles and Ripostes activate. (rrbbyy)
So theoretically it’s Thunder King, practically it’s Armada, but Jon’s great with the opp DMG -150.

Jon’s max roll vs a Mage isn’t RRBBYY. His Max Roll is RYBBSS (or RYBBBS, or RYBBBB). All 3 of these rolls hit for 3700.

I’ve also hit over 10,000 with unbuffed Ntaba, but I am assuming that we are not counting Smiters for this.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Hero Overview: Inatka

I think she is quite good and has many nice rolls even beyond her optimal ones:

3Y3R=2230 + 1 Dodge
2Y4R=2040 + 2 Dodge
2R2B1Y1S=2070 + 1 Dodge

The fact that she can get tons of dodges from Gemineye and with Crit is less affected by -Dmg than some other cards helps her even more (and that is not even mentioning her eclipse ability).

Gem’s popularity though semi hurts her since if she is matched up vs multi dodges her Dmg output will suffer more than many others.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Survivor....Fog Monster? Really that's the name they went with?

Finally got my 30th Win, had to pay for 2 Extra Chances (It is a good thing I get free Fez from Champ league each season)

-It is amazing how random success can be:

Team 1 Tonight: [Ogmor, Ica Rusty, Abyssien, Sachem, Sen Ryaku] (10-3)

A decent Survival team. Ogmor is almost an auto win but Sen Ryaku is very blah. Ica is pretty good, Abyssien and Sachem are decent.

Ogmor dominated his matchups (of course), Ica was great and usually won, Abyssien won more than he lost, Sachem usually lost but buffed well, Sen Ryaku was bad.

This team went a semi Surprising 10-3. Many of my matches went 3-2, with Ica and Ogmor winning and managing 1 win from the other 3.

Team 2 Tonight: [Ogmor, Claw, Djamena, Hakim, Kounak] (1-3)

This team should be a powerhouse. Ogmor is awesome, Claw is great, Djamena and Hakim are quite good. Kounak is ok.

Amazingly, this team went 1-3. Djamena and Hakim almost always lost due to awful rolls and insane rolls by the opposition. Kounak also regularly lost. Almost nothing to do when your rolls are awful and multiple opponents roll great.

Team 3 Tonight: [Death Tree, Dark Ex, Moira, Azaram, Sachem] (5-2)

A decent survival team. DT is pretty awful, Dark Ex is decent, Sachem is soso, Azaram is quite good, and Moira is quite good.

This team managed the last 5 wins for me. Dark Ex never lost (consistent high damage is nice for Survival), Moira regularly won, between the other 3 buffers 1 was able to manage a win depending on the matchups.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / unbalanced Master Ma

Gak giving 5000 shields would be far from Irrelevant. Unless you running at least 3 Spellbreakers (which would get badly owned by all the -Dmg in the game), the Kotoba player could match up their + 5000 Shield’s vs your non Spellbreakers. Likewise, even Ogmor and Adhikara could lose over 1k from their attack since their Spellbreak is skill 2. Lowering the damage output of Ogmor and Adhi by 1,000 is enough for most cards to have a chance at beating them, and Adhi isn’t even that great to begin with.

Not sure why you think it is impossible to both weaken Ma and strengthen Gak until they are relatively equally appealing to Kotoba players. There is no reason at all to think that saying Ma and Gak should be equally viable should mean Ma shouldn’t be viable. In fact that is the exact opposite of what is being said.

Katori with only +100 str from Ma is much more manageable. For example:

The Most likely Katori Situation will be 250 STR + 1 Crit + 1 Dodge. Likewise the card fighting vs Katori likely has 1-2 Dodge from Gemineye, will assume 1. If Katori rolls something like BRRYY he will be around 2800 Damage + 2 Dodge and that is with 1 of his better rolls. That is indeed strong, but not out of line from what other cards can do if buffed by 2 other cards.

The buff Ma received is fine if his +STR gets reduced to +25 STR or +50 STR for 2R. Removing the Buff Ma received last patch does nothing to lower the super damage that Katori, Hime, and even Shori can hit for. Likewise, Ma already regularly loses his matchups. Dropping Ma’s win rate from 25% to 10% will only weaken Kotoba a little since their 3 wins are most commonly from 2 Buffed + Ogmor/Gem/Azhred/Jon/etc standalone

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Topic: Eredan Arena / We Need New Cards that are actually Designed to be Good When Attacking

For a while I think there was good balance, but it seems lately almost every good new card we get is meant to be played in Defense.

Look at the best new cards we have had lately:

Alyce-Much better in Defense with Purify/Heal

Ahzred-Much better defending with Blessing

Ebony-Much better defending with her super healing

Maybe it is due to many of the cards lately having some type of healing ability but right now almost all the best cards are intended/far preferable to be used on Defense (Alyce, Ahzred, Ebony, Gemineye, Jon)

The only new card that is intended on Offense is Ogmor, and ironically Ogmor is so OP that now with the newer Exs countering him (Ebony, Alyce) and others running cards specifically to counter him (Jon) that often he needs to be used on Defense to avoid having their counter matched vs him too

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Post patch decks

“With Elo points needed for masters decreasing every season, I can’t help but feel that this game is slowly dying. At least the competitive part. Maybe people got bored playing vs Kotoba every time as they’re everywhere.”

Elo decreasing for Masters implies the game is more competitive not less competitive. I could see by the end of the season though being near the bottom of most competitive since anyone happy with their spot likely is sitting out until the next season.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / Post patch decks

Originally posted by Lafoote:

Ok, previous team went to hell. I tinkered and tweaked until I came up with Ogmor, Gem, Ahzred, Jon, and Silent. I’ve been riding this team all the way up to 1634. Sadly, that’s the top half of Masters. What the hell happened to this game?

I think most people are using similar cards. In the past with thorns, rage, -dmg, etc there was a lot more deck variety which means those who found the best lineups had a strong advantage. Now, with people using the same cards it comes more down to dice rolls.

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Topic: Eredan Arena / unbalanced Master Ma

Hsssh you seemed to miss the analogy/point:

-Obviously Gak buffs shields whereas Ma buffs str. To say they shouldn’t be equally viable is highly baffling. It makes little sense to have 2 buffers if 1 of the buffers is SOOOOO much better than the other.

-Saying Ma and Gak can’t be compared is flawed. Every card in the game is comparable to each other since comparing options is what 1 does in designing lineups. A point exists at which if Gak was buffed that his shielding and ability to win were of equal value to a team as to Ma. For example, right now he is clearly inferior to Ma. If 2r gave 5000 shield he would be a superior buffer to Ma. By definition a number exists where they would be considered equals.

-Ma limits design space more than any single other card. If Ma didn’t exist a x6 str or something Kobota could be released. 100 str is a good cap for Mas reliable buffing. If they want more Str then they can try rage or whatever