Changes to Cards in the July 29 Release

Hello, Shadowverse community! In the July 29 (PT) release, we'll be making changes to 6 cards. This is an explanation of what we're changing and why.

What's Changing

1. Dragon Empress Otohime's Accelerate cost will be increased.
2. Otohime's Vanguard's cost and attack will be increased.
3. Tartarus, the Tormentor's Accelerate cost will be decreased.
4. Crow, Regent of Darkness's cost will be decreased.
5. Infernal Crown's cost will be decreased.
6. Displacer Bot's cost, attack, and defense will be decreased.




Since the above cards are being strengthened, they will not produce more vials when liquefied.

The Current Game Environment

We've gone over high-ranking match data for late July in the Rotation and Unlimited formats and have found that no top-ranking deck archetype holds an overwhelming win or usage rate. We've therefore decided not to change any cards for these archetypes.

However, while looking at the Rotation match data, we found that outside of the top-ranking deck archetypes, the win rates of some classes were lagging. We've therefore decided to strengthen 6 cards. We believe this change will further diversify the Rotation game environment.

Also according to our high-ranking match data, players going first in Rotation had win rates of 48.5% (compared with 49.2% in early July) across all deck archetypes, while in Unlimited players going first had 51.5% (compared with 50.5% in early July) across all deck archetypes.

Details

1. Dragon Empress Otohime's Accelerate cost will be increased from 1 to 2.
2. Otohime's Vanguard's cost will be increased from 1 to 2. Its attack will also be increased from 1 (evolved: 3) to 2 (evolved: 4)
3. Tartarus, the Tormentor's Accelerate cost will be decreased from 2 to 1.
4. Crow, Regent of Darkness's cost will be decreased from 6 to 5.
5. Infernal Crown's cost will be decreased from 7 to 6.
6. Displacer Bot's cost will be decreased from 5 to 4. Its attack will be decreased from 4 (evolved: 6) to 3 (evolved: 5) and its defense will be decreased from 5 (evolved: 7) to 4 (evolved: 6).

Take Two and Open 6 Runs

These changes will also be applied to all Take Two and Open 6 decks after maintenance, even decks that are being used in the middle of a five-match run.

Future Changes to Cards

We routinely review match data in the Shadowverse Team. In order to maintain a great game environment, we change card costs and effects and boost the number of vials that are available from liquefying cards when their strength is decreased. This includes both of our constructed formats, Rotation and Unlimited. In addition to the card changes we've made in the past and card changes targeted at Rotation, we will designate cards to have a one-card restriction or card bans for Unlimited.

Any future changes to card costs and effects will be announced in advance, and then changes will generally be made the next day. The next card adjustments are scheduled for August 21 (PT).

Even if there are no changes made to cards, we'll still make an announcement. If emergency changes are deemed necessary, we may make changes, specify restrictions, or specify banned cards before the scheduled update.

That's all for now! See you next update!

Shadowverse Team