Thursday, 29 January 2015

Draft 101: Spelling Your Victory

It's a common known fact that most spells in draft aren't up to snuff, but newer players might not know why. Well no more! In this draft article, we look at spells, and why a vast majority of them are actually cards you should avoid picking.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Selling Your Soul to BroodMaw

There was a lot of speculation about the viability of playing Duskmaw in the traditional Broodqueen build. Some adamantly refused to believe it would work because it would add 6 Nekrium cards to the deck, throwing off the balance for Broodqueen's allied trigger and Bramblewood Tracker's free drops. Well it turns out the BroodMaw deck is ridiculously strong.

Normally I stay in the casual realm of Solforge, playing decks for fun rather than farming competetive queues all day - but some of you who visit the Ladder may have noticed I've recently been putting up solid numbers. This will be a guide to the deck that lead me undefeated through a ladder tournament, snagging an invitation to the Standard portion of the Kael Cup and skyrocketing me from being unranked on the ladder to a comfortable position in third place. After my success on the ladder I piloted the deck through six queues of this weekend's Forgemaster event, maintaining a win rate in excess of 90% across 24 games.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Decks to try in Forgemaster

With the Forgemaster Weekend Warrior just around the corner, we go over some (Note: A LOT) of the top tier, interesting and fun decks that both new and experienced players alike can enjoy.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Welcome to the New Age - January WCQ

What happens in Solforge when your life total hits zero?

January WCQ Review (10/1/15)

Its that time again! Last Saturday, 65 participants faced each other, and we look at those survived the gruelling seven rounds of Swiss, the Top 16!

Monday, 12 January 2015

An In Depth Look at BQ (WCQ Follow Up)

This was an article I wrote for my team mates over at A1 for the WCQ. This is the results of many many games played preparing for WCQ, of which I never actually got to play in. My one team mate Ivantheawesom managed to top 16 with a carbon copy, and Ipwnfour managed to win, with some tech of -1 WWP, -1 Hermit, and +1 Soul Reap and +1 Aetherphage. They said this article helped them to varying degrees, but a lot of it is obvious if you have played a fair amount with the deck. This is mostly for people looking at playing BQ, and don't really know how the games go. I hope you enjoy, we all put in a lot of work and I am very happy for Ipwnfour for winning the WCQ!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Murder for Fun and Profit: A Story of Removal

Lately, several ladder folk and I had a brief discussion about removal in the game, and while that conversation didn't exactly lead to anything, I wanted to talk about a brief history, and the evolution of removal, along with some card ideas of my own.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Story of a Wannabe Brew (#2)

Well let's see what the search brought up for this new brew! Don't ask me why I was searching this, or why this buddy popped up. I was expecting some MJ action...OMG... Tarsus is MJ risen from the dead... It all makes sense now, they both wore purple. Half Life 3... Never mind.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Nuada's Non-Denominational Holiday Trees

With the new AA Nuada, Faith's Flourish, I have had a burning desire to try to base a deck around her that will work well. So I asked myself, would it truly be in the holiday spirits to try to have this deck be any colors other than red and green?