Meta snapshot #40
Some are returning to school, others to university, and still, others… continue to go to work. However, everyone needs a moment of rest. It took a while for the meta to shape itself, mainly due to the recent major patch and, above all, the new cards. Cards that seamlessly fit into existing archetypes, adding stability and a touch of freshness.
Novigrad has found its place in decks from previous seasons. After a few changes, it can confidently be considered one of the most versatile and flexible decks, translating into the top spot in our meta. For those who prefer total control of the board, bounty hunters are still there, with or without nekkers. Every fan of the treacherous faction, where every coin counts, will find something for themselves.
In Nilfgaard, assimilation takes the lead. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Despite the deck being challenging to pilot at times, it performs the best on the ladder among all aristocrat faction lists. Speaking of them, now that we’re on the topic, thanks to the changes from the developers and a favorable meta, they’ve made a return and are doing quite well.
Unfortunately, Skellige remains without noticeable changes. While the new cards may seem interesting on paper, their archetypes haven’t received enough love. We’ll have to content ourselves with loving Sigvald. I have nothing against that. Feast on mushrooms, dance around the campfires, and fight fiercely on the ladder.
Northern Realms got my dream Adda. Unfortunately, it doesn’t perform as well as I’d like. However, changes in cards have made decks based on high units and large own-point values even better… and NR has such decks. Both Shupe and Knights can appear in ranked matches and often emerge victorious.
Monsters have the most to offer. You can play with Ogroids, the Wild Hunt, though Lara Dorren fits better into the Tatterwing deck, there may be a place for her in an Auberon deck.
For insectoid fans, we recommend Arachas as always, and the rest of this article will be devoted to this archetype.
And there’s deathwish too. But that’s it, it’s just there.
And in Scoia? Elves and traps. My favorite archetype of this faction is the best choice for climbing the ladder. This is definitely the least developed faction, but it doesn’t bother me as long as I can annoy my opponents with more traps.
We hope everyone finds something for themselves. The choice of decks is extensive. Have fun and see you on the ladder!
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Writers, consultants, and editors:
Gandalf0271, Truzky, Kaneki_Yamori, Puzzle_Express, Rata_Mahatta, Moshcraft, T1mMy, Gregory_Black, ArtNhr, Electric000, Artem.Klyq, and TroVNut.