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Desperado - Patch #43

Team Horizon

May 06, 2020

This week includes 150 card changes, a new action preview for cards that Dust & Return-to-Hand, enhanced visibility of attachments for cards in hand, unit position mechanic changes, and improvements to the Market! Why trail off on your own when you can join us in Sky!

Enhancements

  • Added Dust & Return-to-Hand action preview indicators
  • Revamped graveyard and deck holder added!
  • Spell cards now display the full art!

Improvements

Gameplay

  • Players can now easily distinguish between a Spell and an Enchantment by the frame (Spells now hold a hexagonal shape instead of a circle)
  • Improved attachment visibility when cards are in your hand
  • Incomplete decks will no longer populate the Market deck section
  • A settings button has been added to the decks’ main page to make renaming and deleting decks much easier
  • Brand new card detail page with an interactive carousel! 🎠
  • Improvements have been made to the underlying technology that facilitates transactions in SkyWeaver, enhancing speed and usability across the Market and Arcadeum Wallet

Mechanic Changes

  • When summoned, units will automatically move to the outer most position based on their keywords
Units with Guard spawn on the right (front)
Units with Stealth spawn on the left (back) between the Hero and units without Stealth or Guard

Bugfixes

  • The infamous "Duplicate ID" bug is no more
  • Cards should no longer randomly get stuck in the middle of the field 😅
  • Sanctuary now gives Shield as intended
  • Hope now gives Shroud to all allies (including your hero)
  • Units with triggers should no longer be missing trigger icons
  • Roots correctly applies to units after they leave the graveyard
  • Units no longer flash when their triggers' conditions aren't met
  • Twist & Turn now dusts before drawing any units into play
  • Gravekin can now double its own Fate
  • Gravekin now only doubles death triggers, not any card that can trigger on its own death

ARC

Cards

Buffs to some 1c units for aggro. Nerf to some healing. Shifted some 1c banner units around. Cool new cards. Not all changes included, such as template or name only.

Shatter - Give target unit Frozen. Do 2 Damage to enchanted enemies.

Vanessa - Death: Summon your top dead 2c or less unit.

Shredder - Play: Your hero attacks target enemy unit.

Void Knight - Heroes can't gain health.

Pyre Fox - Sunset: Do 1 Damage to the enemy hero.

Krakus - Sunset: If you have no mana, do 2 Damage to the front and back enemy.

Stir the Kraken - Draw a water unit. Do damage to target unit equal to your mana.

Cold Killer -

Flurry - Summon Elderwood, Songbird, and Zomboid.

See Shore - Give your hero Vapors. Draw two if your hand is empty.

Blaze - Summon: Give Flames to characters without attachments.

Leonitus - When another unit is summoned, give it Zap.

Dryad - Glory: Give enemy units -1 Power.

World Tree - Summon Elderwood. Give it +1/+1 for each element in your grave.

Suit Up - Give target unit Lead and +2/+2.

Mimic - Summon: Gains the keywords of enemies. (Stealth over guard.)

Nimbus - Inspire Air: Mulligan your hand. Give a random card in your hand -1c.

Apollo - Play: Fights target enemy unit. Give it Blind.

Cryogen - Glory: Give enemies Frozen.

Fuji - Death: Give a random enemy Flames.

Chain Golem - Death: Give enemies Chains.

Fury Mask - Your hero fights the back enemy. If lethal, your hero fights the front enemy.

Forcefield - Give target ally Shield. Give other allies Barrier.

Dungeon Master - Play: Give target enemy Chains.

Wicked Twister -

Charkram - Do 2 Damage to a target. Add Firemander to your hand.

Royal Mummy (341)

Royal Mummy - Death: Give your hero +2 Health.

    Cost: 2 1

    Text: Death: Give your hero +3 Health. Death: Give your hero +2 Health.

    Prism: hrt tok

    Health: 3 2

Tuning the defense on Royal Mummy down to open up the design space around it. A pivotal shift, similar to when Songbird became 0/1.


Raise Arms (377)

Raise Arms - Dust target hero's top and bottom dead units to summon two Royal Mummy of their elements.

    Cost: 6 5

New cost for smaller mummies.


Sphynx Mask (866)

Sphynx Mask - Dust target hero's top and bottom dead unit to summon Royal Mummy.

    Cost: 2 1

The 1c Sphynx Mask is back.


Vishiva (970)

Vishiva - When another ally dies, do 1 Damage to the enemy hero.

    Health: 3 2

Health nerf with the cheaper spell.


Seaweaver (396)

Seaweaver - Inspire Water: Get 1 mana.

    Keywords: guard None

Small nerf to make Seaweaver less efficient on-curve, and less defensive after going off. While other changes this patch likely make Seaweaver worse, I've still got my eye on it. It's a good card at calling attention to problems.


Eldest (575)

Eldest - Glory: Give your hero armor.

    Power: 4 5

Small buff to Wisdom late game.


Doom Shroom (91)

Doom Shroom - Death: Do 1 Damage to enemy units.

    Text: Death: Do 1 Damage to enemies. Death: Do 1 Damage to enemy units.

Nerf to face damage.


Light Knight (622)

Light Knight - Inspire Light: Gets armor and banner.

    Text: Inspire Light: Gets armor banner and lifesteal. Inspire Light: Gets armor and banner.

    Spell: None Shield

Makes this a better on-curve play, and pulls some healing out of Heart.


Spore Blast (853)

Spore Blast - Do 1 Damage to enemy units. Add Doom Shroom to your hand.

    Text: Do 1 Damage to enemies. Add Doom Shroom to your hand. Do 1 Damage to enemy units. Add Doom Shroom to your hand.

Another face damage nerf, this one especially should be worse against stealth.


Coffin Moth (717)

Coffin Moth - Glory: Summon Zomboid. Ready it.

    Spell: None Barrier

Buff to add more Barrier.


Mothermander (694)

Mothermander - Summon: Summon Firemander with stealth for each fire card in your hand.

    Cost: 6 7

    Prism: hrt str

Cost nerf to slow these stats down, they were a bit pushed to get elemental synergies rolling. The move to strength is a buff in that Strength has a lot more fire cards, though it's a nerf away from the prism with unit recursion.


Armored Cavalry (1057)

Armored Cavalry - Summon: Draw an armor unit. Give it -1c.

    Power: 3 4

Unnerf, midrange buff.


Skeeter (1083)

Skeeter - Death: Add Zomboid with Hex to the enemy deck.

    Keywords: wither stealth,wither

Unnerf, aggro buff.


Unikron (724)

Unikron - Summon: Gains power equal to your hero's power.

    Spell: None Shroud

Buff to a unit with potential.


Hammerhead (1082)

Hammerhead - Summon: Give 3c or less enemy units Dazed.

    Cost: 6 5

    Keywords: None guard

    Power: 6 5

    Health: 6 4

Bumped back down the curve.


Bury in Snow (850)

Bury in Snow - Return target unit to deck. Give it Frozen.

    Cost: 5 4

    Prism: str hrt

Cost buff to a sleeper.


Flashbang (659)

Flashbang - Death: Give the front enemy Blind.

    Spell: None Shield

Defense buff.


Gus (489)

Gus - Summon: Add Songbird to your hand.

    Text: Summon: Summon Songbird. Summon: Add Songbird to your hand.

Tweaked to add the Songbird to hand, to open up a little strategy and synergy.


Shogun (1051)

Shogun - Inspire Guard: Gets +2 Health.

    Power: 2 1

    Spell: None Quest

Power nerf to reduce immediate defensive impact, with Quest upside for surviving.


Saber (345)

Saber -

    Keywords: lifesteal guard,lifesteal

Defensive buff.


Prismata (204)

Prismata - Dust target light ally. Conjure a spell of each other element. Make them 1c.

    Text: Dust target light ally. Draw a spell of each other element. Make them 1c. Dust target light ally. Conjure a spell of each other element. Make them 1c.

Trying a Conjure version. While this nerfs deckbuilding potential, Prismata is often cast late game with a small deck, so losing the fatigue damage should help.


Vialet (621)

Vialet - Death: Give your hero Mana Potion.

    Text: Death: Give your hero Mana Potion and +2 Health. Death: Give your hero Mana Potion.

    Spell: None Lead

Replaced the healing with Lead to focus the effect. I've enjoyed Lead + Death.


Anchor Drop (1084)

Anchor Drop - Has -1c for each water card in your grave. Do 5 Damage to target unit.

    Cost: 5 6

Nerf to an often free removal spell.


Howl Geist (1064)

Howl Geist - Sunrise: Gets Chains.

    Cost: 6 3

    Text: Death: Give enemy units Hex. Sunrise: Gets Chains.

    Keywords: None guard,lifesteal,wither

    Prism: hrt str

    Power: 6 4

    Health: 6 4

    Spell: Chains Fate

Redesigned.


Boost Boots ➞ Speed Boots (1047)

Speed Boots - Ready target ally unit. Give it Quest.

    Name: Boost Boots Speed Boots

    Prism: int agy

Agy go fast. To be honest I think I meant to do this last patch when Agy got Waking Dream.


Cross Reference (790)

Cross Reference - Draw two 1c spells of different elements.

    Text: Draw two 1c spells. Draw two 1c spells of different elements.

Slight tweak for variety.


Alight (424)

Alight - Draw a light spell onto your hero. Reveal spells in the enemy hand.

    Keywords: None banner

Buff to a low performer.


Cloud Sloth (762)

Cloud Sloth - Sunrise: Give your hand -1c.

    Cost: 6 7

    Health: 8 9

Bumping up the curve, along with Guru. Slowing down the big repeat cost reducers.


Guru (1007)

Guru - When you draw a spell, give it -1c.

    Cost: 5 6

    Power: 2 3

Bumped up the curve.


Bolster (711)

Bolster - Give target unit +1/+1 and guard. Give this spell to your hero with +1c.

    Text: Give target unit +1/+1. Give this spell to your hero with +1c. Give target unit +1/+1 and guard. Give this spell to your hero with +1c.

    Prism: hrt tok

Buffed to give guard. Just attached to Griff Scout.


Tianlong (963)

Tianlong - Has -2c for each element among allies.

    Prism: agy wis

    Power: 5 6

    Health: 5 6

Rainbow dragon stat buff, and consolidating in Wisdom.


Dream Dragon (340)

Dream Dragon - Has -1c for each element in your hand.

    Cost: 8 9

    Power: 4 6

    Health: 4 6

Rainbow Dragon bigger stat buff, though less spooky free.


Nefurti (923)

Nefurti - Sunset: Give your hero +1 Health for each element among allies.

    Power: 1 2

    Health: 3 2

Stat tweak, to make this easier to kill after it replaces itself.


El Monstruo (764)

El Monstruo - Sunset: Both players draw a 1c card.

    Health: 8 9

Stat buff, because six is afraid of seven.


Spite & Malice (442)

Spite & Malice - Play: Summon a stealth copy of this unit.

    Prism: agy wis

    Spell: Barrier None

Nerf, though I think Wisdom has more hand buff.


Flame Noble (1120)

Flame Noble - Glory: Give ally units +1 Power.

    Text: None Glory: Give ally units +1 Power.

    Power: 4 2

    Health: 2 3

Added some spice.


Floodwater (559)

Floodwater - Return your dead water units to deck. Draw nine water cards.

    Cost: 10 9

    Text: Return your dead water cards to deck. Draw nine water cards. Dust this spell. Return your dead water units to deck. Draw nine water cards.

Cost buff. No longer returns spells, which should slow this down substantially, and nerf some combos. I like that it loses the randomness of returning Mana Flask/Mana Potion depending on going first/second.


Eye Spy (1145)

Eye Spy - Do 2 Damage to target unstealthed enemy. Reveal units in the enemy hand.

    Text: Do 2 Damage to target enemy. Reveal units in the enemy hand. Do 2 Damage to target unstealthed enemy. Reveal units in the enemy hand.

Small thematic nerf taken from old Strike Down.


Bill (1148)

Bill - Sunset: Give other allies +1 Health. Give units in your hand +1 Power.

    Text: Sunset: Give other allies +1 Health. Sunset: Give other allies +1 Health. Give units in your hand +1 Power.

    Keywords: None guard

    Prism: hrt int

    Health: 4 3

Spiced up to add more hand buff.


Iron Mask (984)

Iron Mask - Pay 1 mana for each card in your deck. Give your hero Lead armor and banner.

    Text: Pay 1 mana for each card in your deck. Give your hero armor banner and Lead. Pay 1 mana for each card in your deck. Give your hero Lead armor and banner.

Minor tweak in the order of buffs, so that Lead will replace Chains before your hero gets keywords.


Earth Golem (108)

Earth Golem - Death: Give your hero +10 Health.

    Cost: 5 6

    Power: 4 5

Bumped up the curve. Less efficient, but the healing is potent if you want it.


Starfield (381)

Starfield - Glory: Draw a 2c spell onto this unit.

    Keywords: stealth,lifesteal stealth

    Prism: agy hrt

    Spell: None Barrier

Starfield has been in Agility for a while, it should feel different in Heart. Another Barrier buff.


Hope (1065)

Hope - Summon: Give allies Shroud.

    Text: Summon: Give other allies Shroud. Summon: Give allies Shroud.

    Spell: Shroud None

Tweaked to work like Scorpio and give itself Shroud.


Bathe (1015)

Bathe - Give allies with attachments Vapors. Give other allies Mana Potion.

    Text: Give allies Vapors. Give allies with attachments Vapors. Give other allies Mana Potion.

Reworked so mass Vapors is less consistent.


Leonowldo (582)

Leonowldo -

    Cost: 2 1

    Health: 3 2

Aggressively bumped down the curve.


Levitate (772)

Levitate - Move target 3c or less unit to your hand. Give it Shroud.

    Text: Move target 3c or less unit to your hand. Move target 3c or less unit to your hand. Give it Shroud.

    Prism: wis int

Mostly a nerf to make Levitate worse at stealing spells.


Sidekick (821)

Sidekick -

    Keywords: guard,banner banner

    Spell: None Shield

Tweaked to hold Shield, which should be nice on a banner unit.


Shrink Ray (749)

Shrink Ray - Divide target unit's power and health by three, rounded down. If lethal, dust it.

    Text: Halve target unit's power and health, rounded down. Do it again. If lethal, dust it. Divide target unit's power and health by three, rounded down. If lethal, dust it.

Trying a worse version somewhere in between the previous two. Now dusts 2hp or less.


Three Lashes (1044)

Three Lashes - Do 1 Damage to a target. Do 1 Damage to enemies. Do 1 Damage to each unit

    Cost: 3 4

Cost nerf. I hate to lose the symmetry, but it was strong.


Scooter (1046)

Scooter - Inspire Spell: Gets +1 Power if the spell's cost is higher than this unit's power.

    Text: Sunrise: Draw a spell onto your hero. Inspire Spell: Gets +1 Power if the spell's cost is higher than this unit's power.

Reworked to aggro spell turtle.


Mootichi (670)

Mootichi - Inspire Spell: Draw your most expensive unit with a lower cost than the spell into play.

    Prism: wis int

    Health: 4 5

Stat buff to a sleeper.


Maelstrom (1114)

Maelstrom - Do 5 Damage to units. Return any killed to deck instead.

    Cost: 8 6

    Text: Do 6 Damage to units. Return any killed to deck instead. Do 5 Damage to units. Return any killed to deck instead.

Buffed down the curve to help out AoE.


Inspirator (470)

Inspirator - Give an ally unit +1/+1 when you play its attachment.

    Text: Give an ally unit +1/+1 when you play its spell. Give an ally unit +1/+1 when you play its attachment.

Buff to enchant synergy. Seems good against Dazed.


Sparky (944)

Sparky - Your spells have lifesteal.

    Keywords: lifesteal stealth,lifesteal

    Power: 3 2

    Spell: Lightning Vial Clapback

Reworked with Clapback.


Fly Guy (1126)

Fly Guy - When an enemy is summoned, kill this unit to give it Hex.

    Text: When an enemy is summoned, give it Hex and kill this unit. When an enemy is summoned, kill this unit to give it Hex.

Changed so that Fly Guy can't Hex something if it's already dead, say against a Mulch, or Snake Attack summoning multiple units at once.


Professor (1133)

Professor - When an ally with a spell dies, return that spell to your hand.

    Text: After you summon a unit with no spell, draw a spell of its element onto it. When an ally with a spell dies, return that spell to your hand.

    Keywords: None stealth

    Power: 2 3

    Health: 3 2

Reworked to a mechanic we can do now.


Cosmicon (1020)

Cosmicon - Heroes can't attack.

    Health: 3 2

Unbuffed.

Bone Mask (1032)

Bone Mask - Dust your top dead non-dark unit to summon Zomboid. Give this spell to your hero with +1c.

    Prism: tok agy


Armored Guard (3)

Armored Guard -

    Prism: tok str


Chain Lasso (1129)

Chain Lasso - Give the front and back enemies Chains. Do 1 Damage to each.

    Prism: str agy


Fire Fox ➞ Burning Blade (1117)

Burning Blade - Death: Give your hero Fire Sword.

    Prism: agy hrt


Swift Aid ➞ Sanctuary (1155)

Sanctuary - Return a target's spell to hand to give it Shield and health equal the spell's cost.

    Prism: agy wis


Sky Key (750)

Sky Key - Conjure a spell. Give spells in your hand banner.

    Prism: wis hrt


Nature's Grasp (103)

Nature's Grasp - Give enemy units Roots. Summon two Elderwood.

    Prism: wis agy


Mechurai (864)

Mechurai -

    Prism: str agy


Gato (810)

Gato -

    Prism: wis int


Firemander (574)

Firemander -

    Prism: hrt str


Honk (1049)

Honk -

    Prism: agy str


Epic Eagle (852)

Epic Eagle -

    Prism: agy str


Throne Blade (636)

Throne Blade - Death: Give your hero Wind Sword.

    Prism: str wis


Wane Blade (51)

Wane Blade - Give target unit wither and +3/+1.

    Prism: str agy


Wind Sword (669)

Wind Sword - Give target unit Shroud and +2/+1.

    Prism: agy str


Mutate (914)

Mutate - Give target unit +3/-3.

    Prism: agy str


Talonous (707)

Talonous - Summon: Gets guard and +1/+1 if an enemy has stealth.

    Prism: str agy


Snap Trap (798)

Snap Trap - Give target unit Chains. Do 3 Damage to it.

    Prism: agy str


Engine Blade (726)

Engine Blade - Sunrise: Gets +1 Power lifesteal and wither.

    Prism: agy str


Trident True (1001)

Trident True - Sunset: Gets Mana Potion if you have no mana.

    Prism: wis int


Frost Adept (1048)

Frost Adept - Sunset: If you have no mana, give the enemy hero Frozen.

    Prism: int hrt


Matchstick (502)

Matchstick -

    Prism: agy hrt


Sudden Gust (348)

Sudden Gust - Return the enemy's left card in hand to deck.

    Prism: agy hrt


Sunson (1107)

Sunson - Sunrise: Give the enemy hero Blind.

    Prism: int wis


Zapeta (272)

Zapeta - Summon: Draw a banner card.

    Prism: int agy


Downfall (1138)

Downfall - Kill target unit. That player draws their most expensive unit with a lower cost into play.

    Prism: int wis


Arcane Ray (646)

Arcane Ray - Do 3 Damage to a target with no attachment.

    Prism: int wis


Hollow Husk (638)

Hollow Husk - Death: Give your hero Twisted Metal.

    Prism: int hrt


Sapphire (589)

Sapphire - Inspire 6 cost or more: Gets +1/+1.

    Prism: wis hrt


Frog King (841)

Frog King - Play: Dust target unit. That player summons Hoplite.

    Prism: wis agy


Mind Control (476)

Mind Control - Steal target sleeping 2c or less enemy unit. Give it Dazed.

    Prism: int wis


Fan Dancer (1000)

Fan Dancer - Glory: Do 2 Damage to the enemy hero.

    Prism: agy str


Octavian (487)

Octavian - Your water cards have -1c.

    Prism: int wis


Fox Familiar (990)

Fox Familiar -

    Prism: wis agy


Germinate (1147)

Germinate - Kill target unit. That player summons two Elderwood.

    Prism: wis int


Eye Spider (1150)

Eye Spider - Summon: Give sleeping enemies Dazed.

    Prism: hrt agy


Screech (704)

Screech - Mulligan both hands, but the enemy draws one less.

    Prism: agy int


Soul Shepherd (436)

Soul Shepherd - When another ally dies, draw a spell of its element.

    Prism: hrt wis


Sky Keeper (1137)

Sky Keeper - Sunrise and Sunset effects don't trigger.

    Prism: agy str


Blood Hunter (782)

Blood Hunter - Your hero can attack the enemy hero past guard.

    Prism: agy hrt


Puppet Strings (1124)

Puppet Strings - Draw a 1c enemy unit into play. Give it guard.

    Prism: hrt tok


Hoplite (570)

Hoplite - Sunrise: Returns to hand, unless your hand is full.

    Prism: wis tok


Manaburn (31)

Manaburn - Dust target attachment to do damage equal to its cost to that character.

    Prism: agy tok


Drag Down (799)

Drag Down - Give target unit -1/-1 for all dead dark cards. If lethal, dust it.

    Prism: hrt tok


Heirlooms (891)

Heirlooms - Draw a spell onto each ally unit of its element.

    Prism: hrt tok

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    Bonfire Shaman (824)

    Glacia (1073)

    Squiddy (980)

    Steel Shield (727)

    Slag Golem (935)

    Grime (1103)

    Like Mind (1140)

    Mushka (667)

    Cobalt (939)

    Cyclone (672)

    Flame Boxer (606)

    Mad Ronin (950)

    Taykus (397)

    Foul Stench (53)

    Grand Entrance (1156)

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