Warriors Of The Blue Phoenix Challenge #47

On Saturday the 13th September, at 2 pm GMT+0, 16 people gathered on the IRC channel #tournament in order to take part in the Warriors of the Blue Phoenix challenge #47. The Warriors of The Blue Phoenix guild host a tournament every weekend with various rules, which is “the best way to get crystals and test your skills”.

I have not one, but two decks for you today from the finalist of this tournament. In First Place came A1 Peithoson, who was playing A1 Vyz’s discard Zaladar deck, a very popular deck choice at the moment, which aims to benefit from discarding cards from your hand and deck. In Second Place was ETC Xander Spitfire, who was running “Victor Troll Deck”, a deck of his own creation. This deck is a beat down deck, in which you attempt to spam as many allies as possible. It also attempts to make use of Nathanias the people champion.

Deck 1- Vyz’s discard Zaladar

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Upcoming Balance Changes for 2.87

Sixteen balance changes for Shadow Era 2.87 were just announced at the official forum.  (We’re not counting the Living Armor rename, although we do approve!)


Fates 113 Death from Aboveicon: Ability changed to “Target friendly Wulven ally that is not disabled or frozen kills target opposing ally with cost 4 or less.” (from “Target friendly ally that is not disabled or frozen kills target opposing ally with cost 4 or less.”)

Fates 115 Dreadclaw Totemicon: Ability changed to “When a friendly Wulven ally is killed, Dreadclaw Totemiconbecomes a readied Wulven ally with 4 base attack, 3 health and ambush.” (from “When a friendly ally is killed, Dreadclaw Totem becomes a readied Wulven ally with 4 base attack, 3 health and ambush.”)

Fates 141 Grave Resistanceicon: Added Sustain: 1HP.

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Quickmatch Spotlight


It’s Mojumbo here today to talk to you about Quickmatch games. In particular, I’m going to shine the spotlight on our current top 10 highest rated players (as of writing this article that is). Hopefully you can gain some insights into the current metagame as well as gain some inspiration for your own deckbuilding. Without further ado, onto the list!

#1 Edgenel Rating: 346

Coming in at 1st we have Edgenel. Edgenel is particularly impressive because he holds both the top ranked spot and the top score currently. Edgenel is using Elementalis to great effect! Elementalis being one of my personal favorites, it’s great to see him performing well at the top. Interestingly enough, this deck is sporting the likes of Nocturnal Advantage, Contaminated Water, and even Meat Wagon!

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Top 100 Rated Players

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally back:

ShadowEra.com now lists the Top 100 Rated Players for the current season.

Prizes are still based on Score, but this will surely make it easier for all players to scout top decks and for talented players without lots of time available to still aim for a spot in the Hall of Fame each season.

A great change, we think! :)

At the time of writing, here is the current Top 20 for both Score and Rating.


It’s quite amazing that one player is top of both, so we will be tracking the Top 20 over the month to see how this one plays out!

ShadowEra.net Podcasters Assemble!

Whether it be a guild podcast or official podcast, the feedback from the SE community has generally been that they like Shadow Era podcasts, so we’d like to start doing a regular one here at ShadowEra.net!

The first step in that is assembling a team of knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining people to be on it. If you think you fit the bill, please send an email to shadowera.net@gmail.com with the subject “Podcast Team” and we will get in touch to discuss further. Please note that you will require Skype.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you, and making our first show!

Shadow Era v2.86 is LIVE!

Oliver Fagin

Just when we thought we’d all got to grips with the Shattered Fates meta, the Design Team hit us with 26 balance changes!

The most notable ones being considerable buffs to the Ravager tribe, a more spammable hero ability for Ythan, and nerfs to Living Armor, Brimstone Devourer and Lythian Sledgehammer.

There’s also some new art for cards like Oliver Fagin (who was buffed as well), Ascetic of Aldmor and quite a few Elemental cards.

As well as the balance changes and new art, this release also contains about 32 card bug fixes, and some general fixes too.

Be sure to check out the release thread for more info on how to update your client(s).  (The web version automatically updates, providing you don’t have it cached, so just check the corner for 2.86 instead of 2.85.)

And, if you’re aiming for Top 100 this season, we wish you the best of luck!

Game of Thrones: Season 2

Winter is Coming!
Team Juggernauts brings us the second exciting tournament based off the television series Game of Thrones. Players join with one another to make sixteen teams of five. Each player on the team is worth a certain amount (King = 10, 2xGuard = 4, 2xSquire = 2) The teams then battle with each other in a single elimination bracket until one team has claimed the Iron Throne.

Season 1 was won by:

Warriors of the Blue Phoenix
Yotenka / BP Yotenka
nerull7 / BP Nerull7
Lightning Fury / BP Lightning Fury
Mightyoak713 / BP MightyOak
Vince1992 / BP Vince1992


Season 2 has begun with 16 teams:

The Heralds of the Black Dread
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A1 WrathOfCroft / WrathOfCroft (herald)
A1 Sisyphos / Sisyphos
A1 Justicar / Justicar
A1 Tiffblue / Tiffblue
A1 Vyz / Vyz

Alpha Predator
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AP Xavier / Ronny_008@yahoo.com (herald)
AP u cant win / U cant win
AP scizzor/ scizzor
AP flamebringer / Flamebringer
AP skeletal / Xskeletalx

House Hodor
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TJ SamuelJ / SamuelJ (Herald)
TJ Streetsahead / Streetsahead
TJ 4Ak / 4Ak
TJ Ymantoine / Yvan Antoine
TJ Opyo0 / Altzer0

House Holly
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AO1 pjoe0211 / Pjoe0211 (herald)
ICe e / Kentuequi
Gondorian / Gondorian
Soothslyr / Soothslyr
Mojumbo / Mojumbo

KA faith
KA IRVING / ka irving (Herald)
KA eb
KA final rain
KA stonecold / KA stonecold
KA van / KA van

A1 Expendables
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A1 kip thorp / kip thorp ( herald)
A1 Ron Zacapa / Ron Zacapa
A1 Jayceemp / Jayceemp
A1 Peithoson / Peithoson
A1 Zefina/ Zefina

Italians do it better
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17 Ecl1psE / Francio888 (herald)
17 Indastria / indastria
17 Cerru / cerru
17 Shining / Lahiri
17 Catenzo / Catenzo

The Blue Sandsnakes – Brothers of Dorne
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BP Karlos4 / Karlos4 (Herald)
BP Deathvan / Deathvan
BP SamYou2D3ath / sam8899
BP Soulcutter / JTL2901
BP Maxi1230 / Maxi1230

The Phoenixian Guard
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BP Lightning Fury / Lightning Fury (Herald)
BP black mask / blackmask
BP Bicin / Bicin
BP Index / Index
BP Vince1992 / vince19992

Hydra Necromancy
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BP LORD WANE / Lord Wane (Herald)
BP hrglug / hrglug
BP sirshajir / SirShajir
BP Mightyoak – Mightyoak713
BP Rivozzz – Rivozzz

House of the Rising Phoenix
BP leviosablade / leviosablade (Herald)
BP seraphihuang / seraphihuang
BP lorgi / lorgi
BP cuzbot / cuzbot
BP Zeuhl / Zeuhl

The Reborn Dragons
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TJ Xantese / XanteseZerylliom (Herald)
TJ Bayushi / Bayushi
betrayal4life / Betrayal4life
TJ segalion / Segalion
TJ patho1ogist / The Patho1ogist

Enlisted to Endure
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E2E Tmakk / Tmakk (herald)
E2E Tonemastag / Tonemastag
E2E Alchemist / Theo999999
E2E Earthbound / Waynerson
E2E Pat Jay / Pat Jay

KA Fire
Ka mcley / mcley(herald)
ka HLDoris / HLDoris
ka m blackhot
ka m coolking / makubexwang
ka burnyouth

KA Momo
KA UNCLE LIU / Qoloo (Herald)
KA shot / ka shot
ka wuyuqise
ka toy008 / toy00X
ka shadowshang

House McMahon
HB Fender / Betrayalfender (Herald)
Hammy Striker / Hammy Striker
ItsMeAustin / ItsMeAustin



The brackets for the event are: