Everybody makes fun of Joseki, but all the Duelyst sets have cards nobody uses. However, that doesn’t mean they’re bad necessarily: Manaforger, for example, ate a nerf during the one draw change that made it almost unplayable, but Ancient Bonds sort of brought it back to relevance. In addition, some cards simply need to exist regardless of playability: Piercing Mantis is a basic Frenzy minion that teaches new players how to play the game, as is Serpenti. Even outside of these conditions, there exist some cards that deserve a spot on the Duelyst roster: Ghost Lynx holds a special place in my heart for its unique effect and identity as a cheap pseudo-removal, as well as a test of a player’s ability to utilize the board.
But there are cards that are simply bad: uninteresting thematically, underwhelming mechanically, irrelevant to the meta, and even redundant. You can’t build a deck around them. You can’t access them as a new player. All you can do is laugh at how bad they are, and hope that one day CPG turns around and makes them interesting, or at least meme worthy.
So, let’s list them and discuss them, shall we?
Captain Hank Hart
Astral goddamn Crusader T - T