Hello ! (it’s how you should start a topic, right?)
(disclaimer : English isn’t my native language and I know I make a lot of errors, sorry if I make your eyes bleed; to top it off I’m also known to make indigest long blobs of text… well I’m not known but if I would… anyway you got the idea (also, I likes parentheses a bit too much))
I started Duelyst last Friday after being reminded by a youtube channel I watch occasionally that this game existed and that a mix between tactical and collectible card games sounds pretty interesting.
So far, I haven’t been disappointed.
So… I’ve played gauntlet (once) and a couple dozens ladder matches with a Argeon Highmayne deck scraped together with the basic cards (I managed to reach gold yesterday evening, I pushed for it a bit to get the extra epic… or was it legendary? I’m not sure) and I have a couple questions.
What is the “common etiquette”(?) when playing Duelsyt ? I usually start my matches by “Hello”+“GLHF” and end them with “Well played” (when I think about it), but maybe it can be seen as annoying (or even mocking). I sometimes use emojis as well how are they perceived? Should I refrain from using them?
Also, after reading a couple posts here and there, I stumbled upon the name “turn1mystic” and it intrigued me a bit. Is there something special to it? I mean, like “you should play that 2 drop turn 1 even if you don’t benefit from it’s ability just to be able to reach that mana spring” or “this is a terrible play”? On a more generic note, what about ephemeral shroud, is it seen as a waste to drop it on the first turn if you have nothing else to play?
I noticed that I had a much easier time playing Argeon than any other faction in ranked, is it normal? I mean, is the Argeon basic set stronger than other’s factions, easier to play, or do I only have a better feel for Argeon?
I also noticed that my opponents were suddenly a lot tougher when I hit silver 11 (tbh, I really shouldn’t have reached gold) being more cautious to be out of range of my big minions (my wincon is usually divine bond on a 4+ drop) and consistently played what seemed to be good rares/legendaries/epics (things like chrisalys burst, sojourner, holy immolation, makantor warbeast, ironcliff guard…). The gap was so surprising I wondered whether it was due to my ranking alone or some timing (as if in the very last hours, a few people try to at least push for gold), is it the case? or is it normal?
I apologize for this long post, also, if you’re interested, here was the deck I was playing if you want to mock me (it had necroseers instead repulsor beasts at the very beginning but I found myself recycling those away, I think it really lacks 2 drops, but for some reason I was often the second player, how is that decided btw? 50% chance? there probably are a lot of mediocre cards in there too)
1 argeon highmayne
3 rock pulverizer
3 windblade adept
3 divine bond
3 repulsor beast
3 saberspine tiger
3 silverguard knight
3 hailstone golem
3 lysian brawler
3 primus shieldmaster
3 brightmoss golem
3 stormmetal golem