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Optimizing initial starter

serprex

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If you haven't chosen yet, consider Chapuz's tutorial where you start with Darkness to sell most your cards to buy grabbow & rush to grinding ai4

Legacy implements the original's starter decks, which are quite plainly not good. The first thing you'll want to do when starting is prune your deck down to 30 cards in order to increase the damage density. Below spoilers list the starters along with how you should reduce them to 30 cards. openEtG's Legacy mode differs from original by making pillar/pends free, so the starter decks quanta base can also be optimized with pends

Some elements are better off starting against AI2 instead of going straight for AI3. You may prefer to start on AI2 anyways, as even when these decks are marked to face AI3 that's in part due to AI3's much higher rate of card drops, particularly rares which can then be sold

Also given are decks which can go against AI3 reliably with a few purchases from bazaar, & something to build towards to go vs ai4. See Light for a dragontal build; any element can build an ai4 dragontal using that template

Spoiler for Entropy:
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ai3
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buy 3 abomination
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then 4 lycanthropes
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ai4
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Spoiler for Death:
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ai2
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buy 4 poison 6 mummy 1 flesh spider
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ai4
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Spoiler for Gravity:
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ai3
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buy 4 sapphire charger 1 acceleration
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ai4
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Spoiler for Earth:
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ai2
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buy 4 graboids
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ai4, but with 6 graboids go for grabbow below asap, this deck is much better with upped shields
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Spoiler for Life:
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ai2
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ai3
011030d1es021ge021eu021f1021f2031f0011f4021f6011f3011et018pp
buy 4 frog 3 cockatrice
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buy 2 heal 3 dragon 2 mitosis
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ai4
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Spoiler for Fire:
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ai2
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buy 6 lava golem
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ai4
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ai4
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Spoiler for Water:
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ai2
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buy 6 toadfish
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ai4
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Spoiler for Light:
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ai3
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buy 3 blessing 3 pegasus
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ai4 meme
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ai4
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Spoiler for Air:
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ai3
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buy 3 firefly queen 2 hope
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ai4
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Spoiler for Time:
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ai3
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buy 6 ghost 3 reverse time
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ai4
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Spoiler for Darkness:
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ai3
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buy 6 gargoyle, or 5 dragon
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ai4
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Spoiler for Aether:
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ai2
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buy 6 psion
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ai4
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ai4
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Cheap decks:
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ai4, this is the best unupped rareless ai4 deck
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ai4, these cards are often used in FG counters
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ai4, these cards are often used in FG counters
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the same, but with dials
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« Last Edit: August 26, 2023, 03:46:07 pm by serprex »