Market Research - Time, Part 1 - Mono Time

Greetings all! Welcome back to Market Research, after quite a hiatus.

Today, and for some time yet, I will be analyzing cards from Time factions.

I could talk about Time cards for way longer than anyone should; I will make no secret of the fact that I play Time more than any other faction and I probably enjoy it more than any other faction. However, I do think that Time has a disproportionately high number of playable to powerful cards.

Market Research - Justice, Part 2 - Combrei, Argenport, and Hooru

Greetings all! Welcome back to Market Research.

In this installment, I would like to examine the multifaction Combrei, Argenport, and Hooru cards that one might fetch with one’s Winchest Merchant.

For a little bit of context, the decks in which I expect Winchest Merchant to be a realistic choice (for these three faction combinations) are various flavors of TJP including Alessi, Temporal Distortion, and Owls, as well as Combrei Midrange, Argenport Midrange, Hooru Fliers, JPS Scream, FTJ and FJP Icaria, Vodakhombo, and TJS/4F Visage.

Market Research - Justice, Part 1 - Mono Justice, Rakano

Welcome back to another installment of Market Research. Today I would like to talk about Winchest Merchant and Justice Markets. As for Winchest Merchant itself, the card has arguably the worst stat line of all the merchants (only Kerendon Merchant compares), as a 2/2 flier is just not much pressure or added value compared to Jennev or Auralian Merchant respectively. However, some decks demand high access to their Justice cards, making Winchest Merchant a situationally-strong pick.

Extreme Budget Deck Series

​As a paid player who'd crafted complete sets of each card in the game, when Set 4 landed I faced the prospect of farming over 30 new rares (to say nothing of legendaries) just to keep my experiments viable enough to play in ranked. It was too much. While I'm sure many players have provided more financial support to DWD than I have, I've paid for easily a handful of at-release AAA titles and I'm the kind of person who waits for Steam sales. 

Set 4: A Survey of Constructed Decks

Here’s a survey of what works in Ranked.


Two-Faction Combinations

Argenport

Right now, Argenport is more or less on vacation. Why? Because both Winchest and Kerendon Merchant are absolutely terrible for AP midrange’s up-tempo gameplan. Simply, 2 attack units for 3 that die to Torch are not where you want to be for a fairly up-tempo deck.

Market Research - Fire, Part 1 - Mono Fire, Stonescar, Rakano

Bore

The single most common Fire market card is Bore, and for good reason. It is one of the most powerful cards that fit into category 2 in the game, let alone in Fire. When I make a Fire market, Bore is always the first card in, and while I am always willing to believe there is an exception, I have yet to remove Bore from a Fire market. Highly recommend.

Bore

TJS Mid: Stand of Argenport

Eternal players don't really have creative names for their decks. Sure, sometimes you'll get a fun name like "Blitz" or "Scrappy Hour', but most of the time it's just faction-archetype titles (like "Stonescar Aggro" or "TJP Mid") or a portmanteau of the key cards in the deck (like "Kennadin" or "Icaria Blue").