Changes to Cards in the August 19 Update

Greetings, Shadowverse fans! In the August 19 (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. Terrorformer's effect will be changed.
2. Cloistered Sacristan’s evolved effect will be changed.
3. Loki's cost will be decreased by 3 and its effect will be changed.





For a limited time after the update, Terrorformer and Cloistered Sacristan will produce more vials when liquefied. Since Loki is being strengthened, it will not receive a vial bonus when being liquefied.

The Current Game Environment


Looking at high-ranking match data in the Rotation formats from early August, we found a sudden rise in 2 decks in the Rotation format. The first is Terrorformer Forestcraft, a deck that uses Terrorformer's Fusion effect in combination with Colosseum on High, with the highest win rate at 55.1% and fourth highest usage rate at 6.7%. The other is Burial Rite Reanimate Shadowcraft, a deck that plays high cost followers by using Burial Rite and Reanimate, with the next highest win rate at 54.1% and highest usage rate at 19.9%.

Meanwhile, looking at high-ranking match data in the Unlimited format, we have found several deck archetypes with a high win rate. However, we have determined that there are no cards that need an immediate weakening or restriction. Our reasoning behind this decision is that the Unlimited format has a very fluid and shifting meta. With the release of each new card set, the adding of additional cards, and these regular increases in older cards' power we see the meta shift. Older decks will change and adapt or new deck archetypes may form. We will be keeping a close eye on how the Unlimited format evolves following the August 19 (PT) update and the release of the Fortune’s Hand additional cards.

Details


1. Terrorformer's effect will be changed.
Before:
Fusion: Forestcraft followers that originally cost 2 play points or more
Whenever 2 or more cards are fused to this card at once, gain +2/+0 and draw a card.
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Fanfare: If at least 2 cards are fused to this card, gain Storm. Then, if at least 4 cards are fused to this card, destroy an enemy follower.
After:
Fusion: Forestcraft followers that originally cost 2 play points or more
Whenever 2 or more cards are fused to this card at once, gain +2/+0 and draw a card.
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Fanfare: If at least 2 cards are fused to this card, gain Storm. Then, if at least 4 cards are fused to this card, destroy an enemy follower without Ward.

2. Cloistered Sacristan's evolved effect will be changed.
Before:
Ward.
Evolve: Burial Rite - Randomly destroy 1 of the enemy followers with the highest attack in play and restore 3 defense to your leader.

After:
Ward.
Evolve: Burial Rite - Restore 3 defense to your leader.

3. Loki's cost will be decreased from 8 to 5, and its effect will be changed.
Before:
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effect - The next time you play an allied follower with Fanfare effects (excluding targeted effects), repeat those effects. (This effect is not stackable.)

After:
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effect - The next time you play a follower with Fanfare effects (excluding Choose and targeted effects), repeat those effects. (This effect is not stackable.)

Temporary Vial Bonus


Terrorformer will produce 3500 vials.
Cloistered Sacristan will produce 200 vials.
These cards will produce more vials when liquefied from post-maintenance August 20 until the update scheduled for September 28 (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 September 28 (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