We’ve been talking a lot about the deck builder in our updates because once that’s done, we’ll be significantly closer to Alpha (and PvP). It only makes sense to prepare you now for how to build a deck in Nova Blitz so that you can jump right in the action, right? Let’s get to it!
We want you to be able to access all your decks any time you want, and from any computer or device you want, so your deck and collection (which also includes special avatars, card backs, and more) are saved online. You start with eight deck slots, and if you want more than that, you can buy them with in-game Credits.
Building or editing a deck is quick and easy! Each deck contains exactly 60 cards, with no more than 4 of any card. Other than those rules, you have all the options. You can put any card in any deck – there’s no restrictions on just playing a single aspect, or only playing 2 aspects. You can even put the same card in more than one deck at once – one of the benefits of Nova Blitz being a digital game.
When you’re building a deck, you need to make sure you have a good Energy card to Unit/Power card ratio so you can play all your cards and enough Energy cards for each respective aspect in your deck. Most decks will contain between 18 and 25 Energy cards. If you’re playing a slower, controlling deck, or a deck with more expensive cards, you’ll want more Energy. If you’re playing a faster, more aggressive deck, or a deck with less expensive cards, you’ll want fewer. To help this, you have access to as many basic Energy cards as you want, and you can put any number of basic Energy cards in your deck – they’re not bound by the 4-of-a-card limit.
One of the key tricks to deck building is balancing the power of playing multiple aspects against the consistency of a single-aspect deck. A deck that plays all 5 aspects is able to play all the most powerful cards in the game. But, it will draw many hands where it doesn’t draw all 5 aspects and can’t play all of the cards it draws – even the shuffler can’t fix that. That lack of consistency could allow a single-aspect deck to defeat it. Of course, each of the aspects have their own weaknesses, so while a single-aspect deck will be consistent, it may run up against a deck with cards that it has no way of beating.
We covered a couple different guidelines for a building a deck, like Energy ratios and choosing the number of Aspects you play, but what else do you want to know? Let us know on the forums!