Changes to Cards in the December 26 Release

Hello everyone! In the December 26 (PT) release, we'll be making changes to two cards. This is an explanation of what we're changing and why.

What's Changing?

1. Godhunter Selwyn's accelerate effect's damage will be increased by 1.
2. Enraged General's effect will be changed.


For a limited time after the update, Enraged General will produce more vials when liquefied. Since Godhunter Selwyn is being strengthened, it will not produce more vials when liquefied.

The Current Game Environment

According to the data we gathered in mid-December from high-ranking matches in both the Rotation and Unlimited formats, there were no major problems in either usage or win rates, so heavy adjustments were deemed to be unnecessary.

We've found that high-ranking players going first in Rotation matches win at a rate of 51.9% (in comparison to mid-November's rate of 52.2%). On the other hand, high-ranking players going first in Unlimited matches win at a rate of 53.1% (in comparison to mid-November's rate of 53.3%).

After Altersphere releases on December 26, Starforged Legends will be leaving Rotation, which means Forestcraft will lose access to some of its staple cards. We predict that the Rotation meta will become more diverse by strengthening a Forestcraft card, specifically a low-cost damage spell. This is why Godhunter Selwyn is getting a boost to his accelerate effect's damage.

The changes to Enraged General's effect are not based on Unlimited format data. Instead, we're changing this card because in its current state it produces a crucial error when played together with an upcoming Altersphere card.

Details

1. Godhunter Selwyn's accelerate effect's damage will be increased from 2 to 3.
2. Enraged General's effect will be changed.

Before:
Subtract 1 from the cost of this card for each allied follower in play when this card is added to your hand.
Subtract 1 from the cost of this card whenever the number of allied followers in play increases while this card is in your hand.
Add 1 to the cost of this card whenever the number of allied followers in play decreases while this card is in your hand.

After:
Fanfare: Recover X play points. X equals the number of other allied followers in play.

Temporary Vial Bonus

- Enraged General will produce 200 vials.

The card above will produce more vials when liquefied from the December 26 update until the next scheduled major update on January 27 (PT). Since Godhunter Selwyn is being strengthened, it will not produce more vials when liquefied.

Take Two Runs

These changes will also be applied to all Take Two 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 reduced. 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. See below for the next change announcement.

January 27 (PT)

This date is subject to change. 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 above date.

That's all for this time. This is Shadowverse!

Shadowverse Team