With Valve’s card game now fully released, it’s time to find out what is the best deck in Artifact. Taking a closer look at the best Blue Green cards in the game.
From November 29 to December 4, there was a real holiday for fans of Artifact — the WePlay tournament! Artifact Mighty Triad: Strength. The viewers turned up for a great opportunity to learn strategies and the right game of Artifact from such masters of the TCG genre as Lifecoach, SuperJJ, Xixo, Hoej, Hyped, Naiman and others.
The most popular deck in the tournament was the Red-Black deck. Nevertheless, experienced card players explored better meta and picked up decks that go beyond our usual assemblies. The Blue-Green deck was one of them, with a staggering 80% win rate in the group stage.
The deck is built around Kanna, Zeus, Ogre Magi, Treant Protector, and Drow Ranger.
It is noteworthy that all the players who took this deck (fr0zen, HotMEOWTH, Lumi, Hyped and StrifeCro) overcame the group stage — and they are all from the USA.
The basis of the blue-green deck are two blue heroes (Kanna and Ogre Magi) and two green heroes (Treant Protector and Drow Ranger). The third blue hero is traditionally Zeus. Only Team Liquid player Hyped added Luna to his deck. We will analyze the deck we like to call the StrifeCro version.
Heroes . Kanna is a classic agro hero. Firstly, one of the creeps will always go to the line with it, and secondly, it has a Prey on the Weak signature card calling a creature of 2/1 for each shot unit, and the opponent’s units are also taken into account.
Although Ogre Magi doesn’t have very strong stats 3/7, his Multicast ability allows you to put a copy of the blue spell in your hand with a 25% chance. This is perfectly combined with the addition of two cards in the form of Foresight, especially when the Incarnation of Selemene is on the table, allowing you to play spells endlessly.
Hero Zeus is added primarily because of his 7 mana Thundergod’s Wrath signature card. The spell is similar to the Flamestrike Mage in Hearthstone, it also deals 4 damage to each hero on all lines. With this card, it is easy to seize the initiative not only on your lane but also on the whole playing field. But this is not what makes this the best deck in Artifact.
Treant Protector has strong stats 4/10, and he gives 2 armor to nearby creatures. Trent also has a good signature Roseleaf Druid, which gives an extra mana per line. To be the first to play a powerful card in this deck is very important.
Drow Ranger is among the strongest green heroes in the game. Her stats are 4/7, she gives all other units +1 to attack, and the worst thing is Gust’s signature for 4 mana, which imposes silence on all heroes. This means that the opponent can not play cards at all. Very imposing indeed.
Cards. There is a lot of finishing in this deck.
- Improved Uneathed Secrets: you can get a card if your tower has taken damage;
- the addition of two cards for 4 mana Foresight;
- Diabolic Revelation, which deals 2 damage to its creatures, but you draw two cards;
- Arcane Assault, which allows you to inflict 2 points of damage to the enemy tower and take a card;
- Compel, which allows you to redirect the attack and take the card and Cunning Plan, which swaps the allies and fires the map.
This deck plays well with mana. Stars Align for 1 mana gives 3 mana this turn, improving Aghanim’s Sanctum allows you to restore all mana on the line. But the strongest card – Incarnation of Selemene – completely restores mana after playing any card. It is with her that the Emissary of the Quorum looks so strong. Because of the possibility of an almost infinite buff, this deck often breaks the Tron, seizing the initiative on the same lane.
A lot of sweeps are played in the deck. In addition to the Zeus signature, there is Annihilation, to completely pick up the table, and At Any Cost, which deals 6 points of damage to all units.
From the items added Traveler’s Cloack (+4 health), Leather Armor (+1 armor) and Blink Dagger, which you can use to swap characters between lanes.
Overall. The Blue-Green is currently one of the best decks in Artifact. This variation by Cong “StrifeCro” Shu wields some of the best cards in Artifact, and the 80% winrate in the first big, official tournament speaks volumes.
For anyone looking to get into Valve’s new card game, this is a great starter deck, offering amazing firepower and win potential for a very affordable deck.
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