This is the deck I would have used had I been able to participate in the Shadow Era World Championships of 2014. Ultimately this deck is tuned to my play style and how I wanted to approach the Qualifier events. I started with my Gravebone: Undead Necromancer build and transitioned in some other cards that could help me in various matchups.
Recent Shadow Era up version 2.86 during the Shattered Fates Expansion did a complete overhaul of the Ravager Tribe. They transitions from standard +1/+1 boring growth pattern to a more aggressive +2/+0 growth pattern. This is actually a huge change which dramatically changes their playability as a tribe in general. The update also brings in a new 2cc ally creating even more flexibility the build. The Ravagers are still a very much a combo oriented tribe, however since the update they rely a bit less on the combos in order to maintain their strategies. In addition to being combo oriented the Tribe also represents a lot of the new game cost mechanic Sustain (read more here) to help offset some of the tremendous strength of the tribe. I personally enjoy the tribe much more and have come to appreciate them through studying them. Continue reading
Saving my favorite for last! Shadow Mages of Shadow Era have often been consider the weaker faction because they generally relied on a later game style deck, while humans relied on a faster deck. The Shadow Mages in Call of the Crystals and Dark Prophecies typically revolved around Tome of Knowledge, Shadow Knight and Sacrificial Lamb. Shattered Fates bring lots of new toys that work really well including new Undead tribal things, Amulet of Conjuring and Flameforged Gauntlets. In additional, Gravebone received some boost with Crystal Shards and Falseblood Cultist.
Current Expansion: SHATTERED FATES
Current Version: 2.87
•Majiya – 4SE: Target opposing ally takes 3 fire damage. Draw a card.
•Gravebone – 4SE: Return any ally from your graveyard back into play.
•Raikka – 3SE: Until the start of your next turn, friendly allies have +1 attack and fire attack, and opposing allies and weapons have -1 attack.
Key cards: sun-blighted one, sacrificial lamb
Now since I ever started playing shadow era one hero caught my attention. Gravebone.
Why Gravebone? Because many said he was useless, non competitive,
And his abillity is just outright redundent.
A recent Shadow Era update to Shattered Fates Expansion brings a large overhaul to the Ravager Tribe. The biggest changes for the ravagers is the transition from the +1/+1 (attack/health) stat growth pattern to a more aggressive +2/+0 flavor. The tribe still pretty much plays the same as before, however with a few games played you can really feel the difference. Being a Gravebone enthusiast, natural I decided to pair them together and see what happens.
One of faction / tribe combinations that is never really talked about or discussed in Shadow Era is the Shadow Homunculus. There is a real strong synergy within the tribe dedicated to ally growth, discarding, and manipulates card from your hand and graveyards.
This one originally revolved around Corpse Shifter before evolving to current deck format.
Corpse Shifter – This guy is a monster. He can deal 3 damage to allies or hero with his ability, attack for 2 and the 6 health is nothing to sneeze at. He requires a lot of undead allies for ammo so this is a heavy allied build and we use SK to bring back the undead for continual spam. Continue reading
BUQS GRAVEBONE HERO PROFILE
Current Version: SHATTERED FATES
- Gravebone – 4SE: Return any ally from your graveyard back into play.
Gravebone for the most part remains the same in Shattered Fates but he has a general increase in the speed of his game. He relies on his allies to control the board and win the game. Shatter Fates introduced many allies and tools to help Gravebone, however the new discard mechanic has been the largest factor in the growth of Gravebone, reducing his deck speed from slow to medium. Before SF, Gravebone had to wait until turn 6+ before he could effectively use his ability on a consistent level which made him extremely slow. He had to constantly minimize the amount of damage taken early so that he could transition into the mid-late game. With SF a plethora of discard options have become available which have help shaped the speed up and flexibility of his game. Now he can consistently use his ability by turn 4 (with SBO as early as turn 3). Continue reading