Changes to Cards in the January 29 Release

In the January 29 update, we’re going to be changing the following card: the silver Runecraft spell Mysterian Knowledge. Although this change wasn’t announced in advance, we have come to this decision due to its urgency.

Summary of Change
Mysterian Knowledge will now have a one-card restriction in the Unlimited format.

For a limited time after this change is made, this card will produce more vials when liquefied.

Game Balance as of the January 23 Changes
In the January 23 update, a one-card restriction to two cards in the Unlimited format was implemented: the legendary Forestcraft follower Aria, Guiding Fairy and the bronze Bloodcraft follower Blood Wolf. This decision was based on data taken from high-ranking matches in early January. However, from the time that that data was taken to the present, we have found an increase in win and usage rates for Runecraft decks.

Data taken from high-ranking matches after Jan 23 revealed that the most commonly used archetype was D-Shift Runecraft (a Runecraft deck that focuses on spellboosting Dimensional Shift) at 13.7%. Coming in second place was Daria Runecraft (a Runecraft deck that focuses on spellboosting Daria, Dimensional Witch) at 9.1%.

The win-rate for D-Shift Runecraft was 52.0% while Daria Runecraft was 54.9%, revealing a high win-rate for the spellboost archetype in the Unlimited format.

Temporary Vial Bonus
From the January 29 update until the February 14 update, the changed card will produce more vials when liquefied.

- Mysterian Knowledge will produce 200 vials.

Normal and animated copies of this card will both produce the same number of vials while the bonus is in effect. After the February 14 update, the amount of produced vials will return to normal.

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. This includes both the Rotation and Unlimited formats. 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. See below for the scheduled announcement and change dates.

February 13 (Announcement), February 14 (Change)
March 27 (Announcement), March 28 (Change)

These dates are, however, subject to change. Even if there are no changes made to cards, we'll still announce that things are staying the same. If emergency changes are deemed necessary, we may make changes, specify restrictions, or specify banned cards outside of the above dates.

Shadowverse Team