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The spatial factor: How Faeria will take you beyond Hearthstone

First experiences with collectible card games “Huh. It’s kind of like the [unholy demon spawn] of Hearthstone and Settlers of Catan…” That was my first thought in encountering Faeria. Alright, I confess, the word I actually used first was “cross”—that bit about “unholy demon spawn” was only briefly added after getting wrecked in my first noob-ish foray onto the ladder. But thankfully, as is the case with learning any great game, that phase (with all its, er, colourful exclamations) was quickly

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The Power of Yellow Blue Control piloted by Kingdanzz (#2)

This weeks climb up the ranks has been a tough one. I hit Rank 5 from 10 in twenty hours of play last week but have hit a wall when climbing to God Rank. On my journey I encounter several of the best Faeria players. This showed me the high level of play at this end of the ladder and how much of an achievement God rank really is. My goal was to hit God Rank by Friday but I was

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How good is Outcast Tower?

Outcast Tower is a situational card to be sure. Due to this aspect, it is quite hard to accurately judge the card’s value since it depends heavily on the situation. However, try we shall. The card will be evaluated below based on specific scenarios that outline when the card is most useful. This information can help you to decide whether or not you should include Outcast Tower in your deck , based on how many times you predict your deck will encounter

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The latest balance changes– what’s the verdict?

Today’s anticipated balance changes have arrived. After taking some time to evaluate and test some of the new cards, we are ready to share our thoughts with you. Check out the new cards below, followed by an insightful commentary to prepare you for the changing meta. Outcast Tower Outcast Tower is an incredibly unique card that levels the battlefield immediately. The moment you play this 0-cost structure, all of the faeria on the board evaporates. This card is most likely going

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Dodging removal (and how to do it)

It can be devastating when your opponent wipes out multiple creatures or your most powerful creature with just one card. How do you counter this? For creature heavy decks, it may seem impossible, however with the proper mindset you can seriously negate the impact of some of the most powerful AoE spells. Some simple rules to follow: Try to get “value” out of your creatures before they become vulnerable to AoE spells. If your creature has at least damaged or

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PlayFaeria Meta Overview – Early May

This week I take a look at some of the decks that have been played by top players. The meta game is quite open right now with new decks being discovered and old decks being revived. Below the video are the deck lists featured in the overview. Deck Lists Red Control Yellow Rush Mono Blue

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Pandora Mode: How long will it take?

Pandora is right around the corner for eager Faeria fans, but how much longer will the community have to wait? At Play Faeria, we’ve crunched some numbers to find out. In our previous post, we discussed Highlander Mode, a 1 card per deck game mode implemented as part of the Fight for Pandora event. The community will be required to complete 100,000 Highlander Mode games in order to unlock Pandora, but exactly how long will that take? The counter at

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PlayFaeria Meta Overview

Every week I will investigate the top end of ladder and find out what decks are performing. In this video he goes through the top three decks providing deck lists and game play. Check out the video below!

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Card Evaluation in Faeria

Card Evaluation in Faeria is much more nuanced than in traditional card games. Historically, the golden question of card evaluation is the same in almost every card game: “will I lose the game before this card does anything?” If the answer is yes, the card will remain forever ignored. In most card games, to survive in competitive environments, cards must always “do something” as soon as possible due to the risk of falling behind in tempo and allowing your opponent to

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