Chapters – The Primals!

So I’ve been on a bit of an FFXIV kick lately, and we’ve got some new FFXIV: Stormblood cards coming in March in both the new FFXIV 2019 starter deck and in Opus VIII – March can’t come quickly enough for me, so I figured we don’t we pass the time by having a look at some Primal cards from the original FFTCG Chapters game.

So it feels like the Opus incarnation of the TCG has very much skipped over FFXIV1.0 and FFXIVARR with the exception of the Scions. As of time of writing, we’re missing stuff like Gaius and Nael, and most notably the Primals. I don’t know how to transition from intro to article without saying “let’s get into it,” so, let’s get into it. Continue reading “Chapters – The Primals!”

Winter Cup Deck Writeup – Great Glacier

Now that it’s calmed down from all the Christmas madness, I figured it was time to write up my list I played at Winter Cup which I went 5-3 with. I won’t be going into the specifics of the matches themselves, this article will more be focusing on the deck & my choices I made going into the tournament. I’m happy with how the deck did, with some of the people I faced (and beat) I was punching way above my weight, especially coming from such a small meta.

This deck went through quite a few iterations (I have 16 revisions saved on ffdecks) before I was happy with it. I still wasn’t happy with the 1CP Mateus going in, but didn’t have anything else to put in that slot on such short notice.

Let’s get into it! Continue reading “Winter Cup Deck Writeup – Great Glacier”

Opus VII Full Set Review

So, I’ve been pretty quiet recently due to the Opus VII launch and trying out a tonne of brews myself – hopefully other content creators have managed to keep you occupied while I’ve been absent! I figured it was time to get the ball rolling again with a full set review of Opus VII – I wanted to leave it a little while to see the set in it’s entirety rather than jumping the gun to get a legends review out early (because holy shit, I was so so so wrong about Minfilia last time..)

This is going to be a fairly long article, so pop the kettle on and let’s get into it. I’m just gonna be writing a short bit about each card, and I won’t be putting a rating against them as I feel they’re pretty arbitrary.

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Card of the Week: Kolka!

It’s my Opus VII community spoiler!

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Checking out Kolka at a glance, he’s a straight up faster version of Mog (MOBIUS), and gives you a bit of name variance if you need it for your backup line, with the downside of not being able to self-break to clear up backup space.

To his advantage, Kolka can search a staggering amount of good cards, Earth is an element renowned for having sturdy, powerful forwards (Cecil, Dadaluma and Wol spring to mind immediately, but you can also search for things like PSICOM Enforcer or Raubahn if you need to toolbox removal. You could even search out the new Noctis to turn the game around when you’re on 6 points of damage!)

As he’s a searcher, there’s not a huge amount to write about him, as his real strength comes from what he can search rather than what he does himself. As I do with Merlwyb in Mono Water & Ysayle in Mono Ice, I’d tentatively try Kolka as a 1-of just to bring the consistency of your deck up a bit, especially as he’s a soft 2 CP card, which doesn’t even make him that bad to play early.

I’m rating him a “Blow an Airhorn and search Dadaluma” out of 10.