Use or keep wildcards and shards?

  • tnrg's Avatar
    310 33 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hi all! I'm playing Runeterra for about 10 days now and I'm having a lot of fun so far. Already got all regions to level 8 (except the one without xp bonus), played 2 free expedition runs to 7 wins and got a level 13 vault on last thursday. So the cards and shards come in quickly! :)

    But now I wonder if I should use my wildcards and shards or keep them for a better moment? I saw a roadmap with a new expansion in may, june and july and a new set in march. Will old cards rotate at some point? Are new sets often better than the base set?

    So far I'm mostly playing some midrange decks and I'm having most succes with this one, based on a meta deck but I don't have all the cards (crafted a few rares and commons but not all):

    With this deck I can still win 75% at low ranked (Bronze) so at the moment I don't really need to craft any cards to make it better. But that'll maybe change soon. It seems easy to get a free champion wildcard a week but should I use it every week or save all for the new expansions? Epic wildcards also seems a lot more difficult to get.

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  • minuano28's Avatar
    Mountain 675 751 Posts Joined 09/10/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Don't be afraid to use your common and rare wildcards, if you keep getting your 3 daily PVP wins you should never run out of those, but be more economical with your epic and champion ones, they are much harder to come by. 

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  • Theodrinus's Avatar
    Hero of Warcraft 1005 296 Posts Joined 12/05/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Craft decks, not cards with shards and wildcards. Here's a good list of strong decks: https://lor.mobalytics.gg/meta-tier-list Updated with every patch.

    I recommend Endure Aggro, Freljord Overwhelm, Pirate Aggro and Discard Aggro, they are very easy to win with and also very strong. Compared to Hearthstone, Control or Combo decks in this game are much harder to pilot because of alternating action, reading the opponent's hand, more punishing counterplay, etc. so I don't recommend them for your first month of playing the game.

    The Shurima expansion releases tomorrow. Most decks won't be much affected by this though, there are no new Bilgewater burn cards for example. You might not play the newest archetypes, but in my opinion go now and craft a good deck.

    Put your faith in the Light!

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  • tnrg's Avatar
    310 33 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Thanks for the advise! I already found the meta list and took the (non aggro) deck I had most cards of: midrange frostbite. I had like 18 of the 40 cards, crafted a few commons and rares which seemed important after a few games. Those aggro decks are also cheap and good but I never like to play aggro decks. As a experienced Hearthstone player in less than 1% of games I played an aggro deck. I get bored very quickly.

    The frostbite deck isn't difficult to play too but i also rather lose more (at the start) with a difficult control deck than playing aggro.

    Understand that crafting decks is always better than crafting cards. But in Hearthstone I always liked to make my own homebrew decks and get to rank 5/legend with it. So crafting cards can be fun too if you want to use them with other cards. But for now I better craft some decks instead, until I'm more experienced.

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  • Nifty129's Avatar
    330 506 Posts Joined 05/29/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey I got one extra tip about xp boosters early on. Rotate between regions so you're always getting that extra xp, then focus on fully completing regions after.

    I've been 100% free to play from the start and as long as you're okay not having every champ from the launch of a new set

    You'll find you'll get them all in 2 - 3 weeks of light to moderate play

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  • FenrirWulf's Avatar
    975 317 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    If you don't like playing Expeditions at all because it's too grindy or bland, you can just cash in Expedition tokens for an Epic Capsule 3 times a week instead.

    Take my words with a grain of salt. I'm unranked and only play casuals lmao.

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  • tnrg's Avatar
    310 33 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
    Quote From Nifty129

    Hey I got one extra tip about xp boosters early on. Rotate between regions so you're always getting that extra xp, then focus on fully completing regions after.

    I've been 100% free to play from the start and as long as you're okay not having every champ from the launch of a new set

    You'll find you'll get them all in 2 - 3 weeks of light to moderate play

    I know, got all regions at level 8 except the region without the XP bonus. Now I'm trying to get them all to level 12.

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  • tnrg's Avatar
    310 33 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Quote From FenrirWulf
    If you don't like playing Expeditions at all because it's too grindy or bland, you can just cash in Expedition tokens for an Epic Capsule 3 times a week instead.

    I didn't know that but so far I love expeditions. My first 2 tries got me to 7 wins (and 2nd tries 2x 4), and today I got 4 (and second try only 1). I always liked arena too in Hearthstone so I'll probably keep playing it every week if I got the time.

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