Changes to Cards in the July 5 Update

Greetings, Shadowverse fans! In the July 5 (PT) update, we'll be making changes to 2 cards. This is an explanation of what we're changing and why.

What's Changing?


1. Regal Wildcat's effect will be changed.
2. Honorable Thief's defense will be decreased by 1.




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 Fortune's Hand, we found a sudden rise in 2 decks in the Rotation format. The first is Rally Swordcraft, an aggressive deck that uses Rally effects in combination with cards that play Followers at low costs, with the highest win rate at 59.4% and second highest usage rate at 18.4%. The other is Evolve Swordcraft, a deck that uses Followers that evolve by effects in combination with cards that provides buffs based on number of times evolved, with the next highest win rate at 55.2% and fourth highest usage rate at 7.6%.

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. Regal Wildcat's effect will be changed.
Before:
Accelerate (4): Summon a Steelclad Knight, a Heavy Knight, and a Knight.
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Storm.
Fanfare: If at least 10 allied followers have been destroyed this match, give another allied follower +2/+2 and Storm.

After:
Storm.
Fanfare: If at least 10 allied followers have been destroyed this match, give another allied follower +2/+2 and Storm.

2. Honorable Thief's defense will be decreased by 1.

Temporary Vial Bonus


Regal Wildcat will produce 3500 vials.
Honorable Thief will produce 50 vials.
These cards will produce more vials when liquefied from post-maintenance July 6 until the update scheduled for July 27 (PT).

There is no additional compensation for the temporary card of Regal Wildcat included in the temporary deck.

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.

Future Changes to Cards


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 July 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