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Balance patch: November 14th, 2017

Written by Abrakam  |  11/14/2017

Today we release what we consider to be the most significant balance patch since the official release of Faeria. You'll find all the details here.

A new build-order strategy: The Forest Kick

Balance goals

With today's balance patch, we’re focusing heavily on two important goals:

  • We’d like to continue to minimize the impact certain movement tricks can have in the early game that often spoil the fun for the other player
  • We intend to give several pushes to relatively underplayed cards with the goal of opening up new options for deck building and archetype support

In addition to these goals, we also tone down a few cards across the board that seem to be over-performing in order to promote more deck diversity.

(Note: W is short for Wild Land requirement)

The “Nerf” list

Flash Wind

  • Land cost increased from DD to DDD.
  • Faeria cost decreased from 3f to 2f to move an enemy creature.

Syland Horsemaster

  • Land cost increased from 0 to WWW.

Windstorm Charger

  • Faeria cost increased from 3f to 4f.

Underground Boss

  • Toughness decreased from 5 to 4.

Feed the Forest

  • Land cost increased from FFF to FFFFF.

The “Buff” list

Volcanic Colossus

  • Faeria cost decreased from 12f to 11f.
  • Text changed from:
    Costs 1f less for each enemy creature that has died in combat
    (minimum cost: 7f).
    Costs 1f less for each turn you dealt damage to your opponent.
    (minimum cost: 5f).

Rakoan Reveler

  • Land cost reduced from MM to M.

Lord of Terror

  • Text changed from:
    Whenever an opposing god is dealt damage, gain that much Attack.
    Whenever a god is dealt damage, gain that much Attack.
  • Land cost changed from MMM to MMW.

Seed of Paradise

  • Life increased from 2 to 3.

Ancient Boar

  • Faeria cost reduced from 6f to 5f.
  • Land cost increased from F to FWW.

Feral Kodama

  • Land cost decreased from FFFF to FFW.

Mistral Guide

  • Land cost decreased from DDWW to DDW.

Lord of the Wastes

  • Stats changed from 7/3 to 6/4.

Mystic Beast

  • Land cost changed from LLL to LLW.

Triton Chef

  • Land cost decreased from LL to L.

Dream Keeper

  • Power increased from 1 to 2.

Imperial Engineer

  • Power increased from 1 to 2.

Developer commentary

We like to keep the patch notes here short and to the point, but if you'd like to hear more of our complete thoughts on these changes:

Today's update also introduced a bug to Flame Spitter, which now contains incorrect text. It should read "Gift - Deal 1 damage to an enemy." as before, and will be fixed soon.

Thank you for reading and your continued feedback.

  • The Faeria team.