Changes to Cards in the April 1 Update

In the April 1 (PT) update, we'll be making changes to 3 cards. This is an explanation of what we're changing and why.

What's Changing?


1. Damian, Drillarm Brawler's cost will be increased by 1.
2. Ironglider Elf's effect will be changed.
3. Shipsbane Plesiosaurus's effect will be changed.




For a limited time after the update, these cards will produce more vials when liquefied.

The Current Game Environment


After going over high-ranking match data following the release of World Uprooted, we found a sudden rise in 2 decks in the Rotation format. The first is Machina Forestcraft, an aggresive deck that uses Damian, Drillarm Brawler in combination with several machina cards, with the highest win rate at 61.2% and usage rate at 31.5%. The other is Discard Dragoncraft, a deck that revolves around Shipsbane Plesiosaurus and discard effects, with the next highest win rate at 55.8% and fourth highest usage rate at 5.2%.

Therefore, we decided it was necessary to adjust the central cards of these decks in order to allow other decks and archetypes to develop.

Details


1. Damian, Drillarm Brawler's cost will be increased from 6 to 7.

2. Ironglider Elf's effect will be changed as follows.
Before:
Fanfare: Put a random Machina card (excluding Ironglider Elf) from your deck into your hand and subtract 1 from its cost.
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Evolve: Put a random Machina card (excluding Ironglider Elf) from your deck into your hand and subtract 1 from its cost.

After:
Fanfare: Put a random Machina card (excluding Ironglider Elf) from your deck into your hand.
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Evolve: Put a random Machina card (excluding Ironglider Elf) from your deck into your hand.

3. Shipsbane Plesiosaurus's effect will be changed as follows.
Before:
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effect - When you discard a card, deal 2 damage to a random enemy follower and the enemy leader. (This effect is not stackable and lasts for the rest of the match.)

After:
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effect - Whenever you discard cards from your hand, deal 2 damage to a random enemy follower and then 1 damage to the enemy leader. (This effect is not stackable and lasts for the rest of the match.)

Temporary Vial Bonus


Ironglider Elf will produce 800 vials.
Damian, Drillarm Brawler and Shipsbane Plesiosaurus will produce 3500 vials.
These cards will produce more vials when liquefied from post-maintenance April 1 until the update scheduled for April 27 (PT).

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 April 27 (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 this round. See you next update!

Shadowverse Team