Well, that’s it mateys. The last ever month of Duelyst. We had a good run.
Perhaps it’s not too surprising that with the game confirmed to have no future we get our first ever top 50 that did not hit fifty players. Nonetheless, congratulations to the people here, and indeed anyone who ever made a top 50.
Thanks to everyone who’s been part of the game or part of the community, best of luck with all your future endeavours.
MerryXmas and a happy new year everyone ;3
Fist off, I am sorry this got so delayed. Since the game is not getting updated I did not set myself a deadline, and since I was gunning for 20 unique authors unlike previous installments, well, it didn’t get done as quickly as I had hoped. So sorry to anyone who was wondering where on earth this had gotten to. At any rate, I do hope you enjoy what has been put together, since it will probably be a year or more until the next one I really wanted something that could stand for that time. So though I don’t agree with some of the ordering or how some great deck that didn’t make the cut, I do think this is worth a read for anyone wondering what the Duelyst meta looks like. A huge thanks to everyone who contributed, I think it has made this a very very useful resource for Duelyst. I hope you readers agree.
Actually a lot has happened since the previous installment of a Power Rankings, but just in relation to Duelyst I wanted to thank Chuqwerty for making this site, congratulate Reapers for winning last Team Wars,
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Fellow Duelysts, it’s time to brace yourself for the next boss battle. This new boss is quite the enigma, and as such, I cannot give you information on their name. For now, we shall refer to him as “He-Who-Cannot-Be-Trusted”.
But why can’t you trust him? Well, this boss is a backstabbing, deceitful little weasel. Every time you try to move your minions, this guy will put a Kaido Assasin directly behind it, poised and ready to butt-blast your stuff!
Also, when his stuff moves, it grows. This boss is basically a 3/30 Onyx Jaguar with benefits. Basically, movement of any kind is bad. He-Who-Cannot-Be-Trusted” encourages a sedentary lifestyle, filled with lots of snacks and Netflix.
But you can’t wait around forever, because this boss’s BBS sends 2 lil’ fire nuggets at your face. Unlike normal snacks, fire nuggets are not a good part of your diet. Each nugget takes 2 out of your 25 health, meaning it includes 8% of your daily non-recommended amount of SMOrc. Be careful who you trust with your food!
Beating this unnamed enemy will net you one Boss Crate and a healthy home-cooked meal.
We are excited to announce Team Wars 7,a Duelyst tournament in which you don’t play alone but in a team with a maximum of 6 players!
It is a less competitive, more memey tournament and therefore well suited for everyone who wants to try out the Duelyst tournament scene! You join a team with a maximum of 6 players. Every team fights another team in a week, they organize the times when they play on their own. Every team brings 6 decks to the series, 1 deck of every faction. Once a deck is defeated, it is eliminated. The winning deck has to be played till it is defeated too. The team which wins 6 games first wins the series.
There is also a permanent banlist and in addition every team can ban 5 more cards every week though they can’t choose the cards they chosen the week before. This ensures an often changing meta which opens space for memes and whacky builds!
There are unique rewards in forms of very rare emotes and skins. All the details including the start date can be found on this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fN2-3Hoze-cGrDbdHyLyyjSWTN5-ZFZMw5KJmZJw-mU/edit?usp=sharing
To sign up as a free agent looking for a team or to start a team please use this document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FblyyWXc1gyitRYRMYGT0uxoSjaBI2lf98NyWtpqotc/edit?usp=sharing
If you want to sign up or are just interested in the event,
Written by Mrmana3:
Happy Halloween, fellow Duelysts! (Doolers? uh…Duelysters? *shrug*)
Are you ready for thrills, chills, and spook-tackular spills?! Well fear not (or do fear) because Jack Doolington is here to satisfy!
Jack is here to haunt you for the entire week, and he’s got plenty of tricks up his sleeve! His minions assume the form of Watchful Sentinels, all waiting for you to fall into Jack’s traps!
If that wasn’t bad enough, Jack has the power of the undead on his side! He summons spooky Haunts when you damage him, and they each curse you in their own way!
Something you might notice is how these Haunts have the same Dying Wish.
Since all of Jack’s Haunts draw him 2 cards, he not only supplies thrills, spills, and chills. He also supplies mills!
But Jack isn’t all about tricks. In the true spirit of Halloween, Jack brings treats to the table as well. They come in the form of the most cuddly creature of all time: the Candy Panda!
ATTENTION CITIZENS OF MYTHRON!
I, THE INVADER, HAVE INFILTRATED YOUR WORLD, AND WILL ASSUME MY ROLE AS RULER OF THIS PILE OF RUBBLE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!
I HAVE WATCHED YOU ALL FROM AFAR, AND HAVE STUDIED YOUR FIGHTING STYLES TO ENSURE I AM PREPARED FOR ANYTHING YOUR PLANET HAS TO OFFER!
WHAT’S MORE IS THAT I HAVE TAKEN YOUR BOSS THREAD CREATOR @mrmana3 AS MY PRISONER! YOU’RE CONFIDENT YOU CAN BEST ME WITHOUT HIS GUIDANCE, BUT I’VE OBSERVED FIRSTHAND YOUR DEPENDENCY ON BOSS THREADS!
@yaviey I wonder where the boss battle thread for December is. I wasn’t super happy about abolishing the weekly boss battle threads but do we get at least the monthly one or did that also get removed because your “time is supposed to be allocated elsewhere”? (Or am I so blind and can’t find it?)
YOUR BOSS THREAD CREATOR STOOD NO CHANCE AGAINST ME. BUT IT WAS HIS OWN FAULT. HE SEALED HIS FATE THE MOMENT HE MADE THE FATAL CHOICE OF VOTING FOR ME IN YOUR PRECIOUS BOSS BATTLE POLL.
NO ONE CAN STOP ME NOW! I HAVE EVEN DEFEATED ALL 18 OF YOUR DUELYST GENERALS.
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IZ DIS A GUD MURGMER CURRRD?!!!
I wants to show you duh noo-est boss battul guy. Diz iz Grym, and he iz a gud mUrGMeR curd. He yoozes his lizurdz to win da game all duh time.
MuRGmEr needed more healing cardz, so dis general heals for a lots when their stuff goes bye-bye. His lizurdz have Rebirth so dey die 2 times for extra healing. Ragebinder, Earth Sphere, Invigoration, and Saurian Finality not enough 4 lizurd peoplez.
MUrgMeR also needed more ways to deet n’ yeet, so duh general iz also removal. When yoo deet their stuff, Grym hurts a guy for 3 damage so they can deet your stuff too.
With all of dis healing, yoo might try to deet all of Grym’s cardz. But that wud mean Grym haz a weakness. Don’t worry. Grym can draw all duh cards he wants. With Tecky Spikes, Grym will nevuur run out of cardzzz evur! He even haz duh MuRgMuR BBS, which makes 3 muRGmer doodz with special powers. He iz duh best boss in da hole wurld!
Beating Grym is un-possible unless you yooze lizurd people too.
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SPELLS SPELLS SPELLS!!! NOM NOM NOM!!!
I couldn’t figure out how to get the alt skin using the card creator. If possible, help a pleb out.
Alright nerds and nerdettes, get ready for the next thrilling boss battle! This week, you will face off against Spell Monster, a being with a hearty appetite for your spells. Spells are a vital part of Spell Eater’s diet. They are chock-full of essential nutrients that a growing boss needs. However, your job is not actually to give Spell Eater a healthy diet. Your mission is to starve him.
Every time you activate a spell, the radiation that emits from it will be absorbed by Spell Eater, causing it to acquire super human abilities. The minions that get summoned are affected by this radiation because they acquire the super powers of the generals who summon them. This effectively turns generals into super heroes, and minions into their faithful sidekicks.
Unfortunately for you, Spell Eater comes with the Kryptonite BBS, which takes away the super powers of any enemy minion, then summons a wind dervish next to the neutered minion for additional minion abuse.
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It’s time to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-DUEL!!!
Attention Duelysts, ready your duel disks for the next thrilling boss battle! Your opponent is none other than the Dark Magician. But don’t be too frightened. The original 2500 ATK points and 2100 DEF points have been changed to a 3/42.
Even with the stat nerfs though, Dark Magician is not to be taken lightly. By converting himself into a Duelyst minion, he no longer requires 2 sacrifices to be summoned. Being a magician also means that he can fly anywhere he wants on the map so there’s no escaping the wrath of the Pharaoh’s most faithful servant.
You’ll have to rally up your best forces to defeat the mighty Dark Magician. The only problem is that your minions are not what they appear to be. Through the power of his Dark Magic Attack, Dark Magician causes any minion you summon to be transformed into another minion of equal cost.
Dark Magician is also accompanied by a Moebius at the start of the match. He grew attached to Moebius because it reminded him of the Shield and Sword magic card wielded by Joey.
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que the nostalgic kids show theme song
He’s a phantom!
Yo Danny Phantom he’s the next new boss
Quite a worthy foe to come across
Gotta make sure that you don’t take a loss
Gotta beat ’em down, he’s Danny Phantom
This boss has a unique effect
It’s not the kind you would expect
He becomes his minions after he dies
Watch this boss change before your very eyes
Smack him, smack him
When you summon a minion, here’s what you’ll do
That’s the very card you’ll change into
Play minions with more health than two
Or it’s gonna be the end of you
Now go fulfill your destiny
And win this fight for you and me
A Boss Crate comes with VICTORY
GOTTA BEAT ‘EM DOWN ‘CUZ HE’S DANNY PHANTOM
GOTTA BEAT ‘EM DOWN ‘CUZ HE’S DANNY PHANTOM
GOTTA BEAT ‘EM DOWN ‘CUZ HE’S…
…just a Dooly boss
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Ok ok ok, I think I got it this time. This is NOT the Lyonar minion right?
…alright then, we’re good.
clears throat in preparation of typing for some reason
Everyone, this might be the most terrifying force we have ever encountered. Quiver in fear as you behold the awesome might of Lee-jun!
Lee-jun is a fellow student of the Crane School, alongside Tien-Shinhan, meaning he has mastered the art of quadruplication, as you can see here.
In order to defeat Lee-jun, you must also defeat Li-gun, Lea-sion, and Lei-tion. Each one gives special powers to all the Lee-jun bros.
Defeating the Lee-jun quadruplets will be a bit troublesome however, because even if you kill one, it will just respawn in a corner when their turn starts again. Just think of this boss as a bunch of annoying Gors that are also spell immune and buff and can also move really fast and also heal themselves.
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Oh boy, this one’s a stinker.
Fellow Doolyers, it’s time for the next big boss battle! This time, you will be taking on the one and only Professor Poopypants. See, Poopypants is not properly potty-trained, resulting in him having…accidents on the battlefield.
This will be a recurring theme throughout the fight, as he will continue to poop all over the ground in all directions. And with the help of his Bastions, his crap will be much stickier and stinkier! On occasion, he will also pass gas with his BBS, further stinking up the field.
It doesn’t help that Poopypants uses dervish poops and farting obelysks, and with each passing turn, he will swarm more and more. If you don’t defeat him in time, you’ll eventually drown in the Brown Sea.
If you are able to deal with all his crap, you will be given a Boss Crate and a Potty Training License. Make sure to wipe off that Boss Crate before you open it though. You don’t know where it’s been!
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After a long hiatus, I HAVE RETURNED!!!
WITH ANOTHER POINTLESS BOSS THREAD!!!
Introducing Blue Man, a lover of all things blue-colored, such as:
Like all bosses, Blue Man has a moronic pointless conflict to be resolved. For the point of being gimmicky, Blue Man’s special power makes anyone he wants feel blue. Naturally, feeling blue is no bueno, so you must do everything in your power to drive the blue out of his soul. I recommend red people faction because red is the color of love
and love conquers all!
Blue Man doesn’t embrace love like you though. His other special power trades his minions’ health for attack power so he can smack all his problems away. He even has forcefield so he can hide from the world in his own little bubble.
In order to beat this boss, you will need to use a deck,
Hello dear Duelyst community,
After several months of work I very happy to be here and give you a new Disenchanting guide for v.1.96.
First I want to mention who worked on that guide beside me: PonchoMango and Iceyfire95 :-) Thanks to these guys the guide got finished by now and it also enfolds way more ideas and things I envisioned when I asked for their help! Without them the guide would be way worse. Also many thanks to /u/F8_ for creating the guide’s template, upon which we built and extended!
So, now let’s talk about the guide’s contents. There is more to it than only a pure what to disenchant and what not guide.
First and foremost of course it gives advice on what Legendaries and Epics are bad or good and should be disenchanted, kept or crafted. We put the cards in 5 tiers (Staples, Keep, Archetype, Tech, Disenchant) and every card got a rating (0-5 out of 5). Our reasoning is that some cards are not really good but useable in some way and maybe someone who is more conservative (and playing that faction) wouldn’t want to disenchant these.
Published by mrmana3 on the forum.
Hey everyone! Have you ever wondered why the boss AIs are complete bots? Have you ever seen a boss go full potato on you, and question why in the name of Serpenti the boss should pose any sort of challenge to your hopefully superior human intellect? Well now, you too can be a potato!
Introducing Shinkage Zendo, here to finally level the playing field by making your general just as stupid as the boss’s general. The difference between you and the boss, however, is that Shinkage Zendo has idiot-proofed himself, making himself unable to move so as to resist the temptation of smacking anything he sees. This also makes it easier for him to play around his cousin: Grandmaster Zendo.
More idiot-proofing is done by making it literally impossible to damage him until all his minions are destroyed. It’s almost like a really strong force field that can potentially last forever, so that’s fun. :P
But worry not. Zendo is still a bot at the end of the day. He could make you smack a Hamon Bladeseeker,
Hey folks got another end of the month top 50 list here for you. Before we get into it I wanted to give a big shout-out to the people who helped find and populate the decklists section this month since I didn’t really have time. I know that Niklaren and Boronian generally grab them but to anyone who I’m unaware of thanks a lot!
Top 50 Data:
Top 10 Data:
Top 50 Decklists:
RHacker93 here with the latest Top 50 list you’re going to find. Been a bit of a wild month but I was actually able to find the time to grab a bunch of lists from December’s Top 50 players! Given the change of space I’m trying out a bit of a different layout this month. As I’m still learning Duelspot’s article formatting I’m just going to link albums for the Top 50 Graphs and Decklists for now.
Also as a reminder to readers this is actually the decklists for December not for January as I’m just starting to compile the January lists right now!
Alright well without any more waiting here’s the data graphs and decklists for the December 2018 Top 50!
Wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas and happy holidays. I know it’s quite late in the month but I wanted to put out the top 50 list from November. Unlike the other months, I wasn’t able to catch this at the very last minute, I didn’t account for daylight savings pushing the reset back an hour, and so this image was taken around 30 minutes before the end of the season. I also did not have the time this month to reach out and grab the lists from the top 50 players though I will be looking to do that in the future.
I also have a bit of exciting personal news to share. As of now, I will be joining the Counterplay Games QA team. I will be working on Godfall and I’m very excited to start working on the project!
I am also planning on continuing my work as a member of the Duelyst community and having this job will help give me the stability to reliably put out the more detailed top 50 lists as well as continue to run Duelyst tournaments. I would also like to avoid confusion and clarify that these events/articles would still be community-driven and would not be official even though I will be working with Counterplay now.
Hello Duelyrs, we’re now approaching the end of the year and it’s been a long while without any additions to the game, but there are still some small changes to the meta happening over time. New decks are seeing play and there’s changes in the estimation of others. Despite that, ladder has developed pretty predictably and these Power Rankings too. I’m hoping Team Wars could change that slightly, but with that ongoing, Christmas happening and the meta stagnation I don’t feel I’ll have the time and energy to do this next month. So if anyone is interested in leading this up next month then let me know :)
Looking back to last month I heard some feedback that some decks or lists weren’t representative enough of the meta, for example Wanderer Reva has become very rare to run into, while Xor’Xull is very common but doesn’t show on the rankings. So I thought it was worth clarifying that the lists here are more representative of an abstract power level that’s unique to each voter. If a deck rates higher than you’re seeing on ladder it probably means that at least some of us think it’s underplayed and the reverse for popular but weak decks that don’t make the cut.
What now seems like a long time ago I opened the Twitch front page and something about the autoplaying video caught my attention. Maybe none of the streamers I was following were on, maybe I just have a huge soft spot for tactics and card games, or maybe the pixel art grabbed me. Whatever it was that day I found myself thinking I need to try this game that I was seeing. But which faction should I play? The white armor dudes to me looked like the most ‘starter’ of the factions. Lucky for me Tempo Argeon happened to be one of the better decks at the time. But even now I think Lyonar is a great faction to start out on; teaching and rewarding good fundamentals with a very minion-based faction that has tools for all stages of the game. Position your units well and they will pay you back in kind.
Lyonar is the faction that most cares about formations: the specific positioning of their minions in relation to the general. The deck I played this month to S rank is an example of this; making use of the Zeal keyword and Marching Orders more specifically to empower my minions.