Dark Prophecies expansion
I dropped some Shadow Crystals on some booster packs of Dark Prophecies today….Here are my thoughts about the expansion….
One thing that is new is the idea of weakness…..For instance, some allies might be resistant to Ice damage, but hurt more by fire damage. Certainly not a new idea in fantasy stuff, but new to Shadow Era.
I put some new cards in my Majaya deck. “Meteor Shower” is one of my favorites, hitting someone for 3 damage and setting all of the allies on fire. SCORE! My best trick has always been to use the “Voice of Winter” as my weapon. This thing freezes any new allies. So they might be frozen and burned if the cards fall right! But now there is another new card, “Kelvin’s Charm,” which allows you the chance to make any weapon have the ability to freeze things when they are hit. Wicked touch for a weapon like the “Wrath of Summer,” which also sets things ablaze.
I won four matches in a row today, with a 40 card deck, In every case, my life total was whittled down to almost nothing, and then Majaya’s spells really started their work. I made a poor calculation once, and was still able to recover.
One of the coolest tricks was the “Scrying Eye.” You play this as a support item, and then you can see the next card your opponent has on top….and you can use a shadow energy to shuffle his deck. Needless to say, at the end game when card advantage is key, this tips the scale for Majaya. “Boris Skullcrusher” has “Kings Pride” up next, pay out and shuffle. Then he gets “Rain Delay,” a useless card against an all support user!
You see, the way it was before the expansion, Majaya couldn’t do what I wanted her to do….to be an all powerful loner. She was too weak. Now it seems that there are enough offensive spells, weapons, armor, and support to make this happen. And this isn’t a common strategy in Shadow Era. Everyone seems to be all about the YuGiOh style “Summon Monsters.” No one is taking the “Blue” magic approach like me. And that is going to be my beat for awhile. I am leaving “Gravebone” and “Boris,” along with “Ogloth the Glutton,” because this is not my vision for the game. Finally things seem to be right.
|He looks awesome! King He-Man, anyone?|
Another thing….The Shadow Era website has some articles about two LEGENDARY CREATURES. One is “Karlstrad, Ruler of Gaderi” and the other is “Scourge Colossus.” I have not seen these two in the merchant….(the in game store.) The article mentions people finding them in booster packs…I bought ten boosters today, and got three EPIC cards, but neither of these LEGENDARY creatures. Did someone say one of them was 4200 in-game gold in the comments? Wow.
Well, I haven’t seen them in action, either.
I wish you really could trade your cards. If there is a way, I haven’t figured it out. This might be a way of scoring one.
“Five card stud, nothing wild. And the sky’s the limit”