Opus IX Set Review Pt. 1 – Fire!

Hey guys,

I’m looking at getting these churned out a bit quicker this time, but after the results of the poll (thanks to all that voted) it looks like you guys want multiple reviews rather than one big article, so let’s get the ball rolling with Fire. As always, not going to bother with ratings and I won’t be talking about draft, title or sealed (you got Jeff’s articles over at the FFTCG Crystarium for that) so let’s get on with it.

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Opus VIII Set Review Pt. 7 – Light & Dark

Let’s have a look at the last 4 cards of a set, that hardly warrants its own article because let’s be realistic, it’s 4 cards.

Light and Dark Cards are historically extremely impactful, so let’s have a look and see if that is the case in Opus VIII.

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Opus VIII Set Review Pt.6 – Earth

Hi guys – time to start rounding off my coverage of Opus VIII with the last major review of the set – earth. Perhaps I should have done earth earlier, to get some good groundwork down?

I’ve had a couple of people voice concerns that I’ve missed the boat or taken too long with the Opus VIII set review series, and while I’m thankful for any and all feedback, I just wanted to take a moment to address this & say that the reason that my reviews have come out significantly later than other content creators was that I didn’t want to make snap judgments about any cards, and I also wanted to make sure I’d had a chance to play all the cards in the set before making a judgement. Regardless, I will try and be a bit quicker for next set, if time allows. The last thing I want to do is to provide any rushed content or anything I wouldn’t consider up to par.

Less tarrying though, let’s get on with it!

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Opus VIII Set Review Pt.5 – Ice

It’s a pretty warm day today, let’s cool off by looking at some Ice cards. After this, we’ve only got Earth and Light & Dark to look at, and I plan to do those sometime next weekend (or over the weekend depending on how things pan out!)

Let’s go!

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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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Thanks for 10k! More chapters cards!

Before I get stuck into this article (that was originally intended to be 10 but I think has ended up as a few more?) I just wanted to say thanks to all you guys for 10,000 visits to midgar.blog! I’ve only been running this a couple of months, and it’s my first time producing any content like this, and I’m glad that people want to read it. I thought I’d knock out an extra Chapters-centric article to say thanks, as the last one seemed pretty popular!

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Card of the Week #1 – Thordan VII

Here’s our first card of the week article! The card we’ll be looking at today is Thordan VII from Opus VI.

Note: Card of the Week is *meant* to be on wednesdays, but someone got sidetracked and didn’t get the article done in time.

Thordan VII Opus 6

Thordan VII is a 5-cost searcher that can literally search for any other card in the game with no additional costs or caveats, and is based on arguably one of the most forgettable villains in FFXIV’s history (Nidhogg was way cooler).

First off the bat, a 5-cost searching for anything theoretically makes him a soft 3-cost. If you can manage to break him after you’ve played him, you’re looking at another 2 CP gain, making him a soft 1-cost if you can resolve both of his effects. Really powerful for a backup that has allowed you to sculpt your hand by getting a card of your choice from your deck, and allowed you to draw one.

The fact that he’s also an EX burst is what sets him apart from the other searchers (such as Merlwyb in the same element, or Mog (Mobius), who kinda costs the same but can be put down much earlier.)

I’d personally be open to running multiple copies of this guy for the EX burst, and he can also search himself, if you felt so inclined, although I can’t really think of a time you’d want to do this unless you were planning on immediately breaking him with something like Firion, Mystic, Delita or the ultimate big boi Feral Chaos.

I want there to be a setup with Caetuna from Opus V, but that’s definitely in the realm of things you can do rather than things you should do.

I’m expecting to see Thordan crop up in certain decks this Opus that can capitalize on his second effect, I don’t see him seeing too much play for just his first effect and EX, but he’s still solid even then. EX searchers are just solid.

Plus he looks like Shiva from Heavensward in a really bad disguise.

I’m rating Thordan VII a Forgettable Villian out of 10.