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MetaX TCG – Attack On Titan Preview #3

We’re only a short time away from Attack On Titan release now, and what better way to celebrate then to give you a taste of some of our favourite cards from our previews.

Tutoring cards gives you some of the best ways to even out your hands over the course of a match, and mostly we see in MetaX that you’re restricted from directly searching for Events. But this amazing Event will help give you a little more access to any card in your deck, as long as there is a copy of it in your discard.

The MP cost of this card is quite reasonable, and if you search out a character to play that turn you can help reduce it’s cost and potentially have another great effect to trigger that turn. But the possibilities are nearly endless with this card.

But you do need to be careful once you have taken a few VP. You don’t want to waste this effect.

We have also seen a gradual increase in the number of cards that heal, not only VP as we have previewed, but also healing characters in play.

Hearty Meal can be an interesting card to include in decks like White Lanterns or Team Attack decks using characters that can accelerate gaining VP. Keeping some of these characters in play is important, so with its free cost you can hopefully keep on swinging.

Defending is becoming a lot more dynamic as well with the release of Attack On Titan.

This Intelligence 5 battle card will keep your opponent guessing. It can allow you to potentially push a little harder on the attack in your turn before using it, to spring a surprise defender on your opponent.

Having no MP cost also helps you manage your sequence of defenders easier as well, and keeps your resource free for something a little stronger to defend. Team it with Erwin Smith from AoT to also draw a card as well!

And last up today is another great defensive battle card to help extend some pressure on your opponent.

This Str/Sp 4 battle card gives you access to a cheaper than normal KO effect when defending, but just make sure you time it right. Your opponent will likely have a prepped character that entered play that turn, so just make sure you keep on top of that so you don’t end up losing your hand.

Check back tomorrow as we finish off our Attack On Titan previews.

Game On!
– Trent and Kyp

MetaX TCG – Card of the Week – March 16th

This week’s card of the week comes from MetaX’s Green Lantern expansion.

This is the first Battle Card to feature in our card of the week series, and with good reason.

At Rank 7, this battle card can KO all but a few characters in MetaX but the beauty of this card is within it’s effect.

Being a Strength battle card it fits nicely into more aggressive or potentially tempo type builds. One deck that can gain a great advantage of this card is a deck featuring Superman, and his Event search card from Green Lantern.

You can look to use both Superman characters from Justice League, and maybe Superman – Kal-El from Green Lantern to maximise your potential combos with this card. By using “Man Beyond Tomorrow” before playing this card in the Battle Step, you trigger it’s effect and put your opponent down a card before they even get a chance to defend.

Team this with something like “Echolocation” from Justice League and you have a potent one-two punch.

The next few days will bring some of the last of our Attack On Titan previews so keep up with our posts via Facebook and Twitter.

Game On!
– Trent and Kyp

MetaX TCG – Attack On Titan Preview #3

We’re almost two weeks away from Attack On Titan release, and that means spoilers are almost complete. One of the last traits within this set was revealed today on the Panini Games blog was the Military Police Regiment.

Hitch Dreyse is a solid MP engine, both in Military Police decks, but also in mixed decks that might need the boost. With a potential MP gain of 5 upon entering play, she is certainly something you can look at to feed some of your high cost Event’s or Battle Cards.

The stats featured also help fit into Rank 5 focused decks to give you some more control on being able to trigger the effect when you need to.

If your opponent’s MP is becoming a little more of a concern for you as well, this Special 2 battle card should give you a tool to manage it proactively as well.

This can come in handy for your turn after you have defended your opponent’s attacks. Less MP means your opponent needs to block with potentially lower ranked battle cards, giving your characters a little more resilience. It also plays nicely into MP draining type decks using cards like Scarecrow from Justice League, leaving your opponent having to think twice about using any costly Events.

And our last preview today is another shield effect battle card that fits nicely into control type builds.

This Strength 6 battle card can keep your opponent guessing on what they need to do on their turn. They have to keep guessing by either keeping more characters prepped for defense, therefore keeping your characters on the field longer and focusing more on your offensive phase. Or, they need to go all out in the hopes they can push through effects like this.

All in all, while these cards may be commons, they certainly offer up more value then their rarity might suggest.

Keep on checking back for more previews leading into the final spoiler week next week.

Game On!
– Trent and Kyp

MetaX TCG – Attack On Titan Preview #2

The Attack On Titan previews keep rolling in, and some of the potential combos shown by the Scout Regiment on the Panini Games blog are certainly catching attention.

In the first two sets of MetaX, healing VP has been something that isn’t focused on when it comes to deck building. You might have found a use for the odd Doctor Fate in decks that used Rank 7 special cards or you could have swapped the VP using Slight of Hand, but otherwise when you’ve taken a VP you had to chalk it up as a lost card. But now there are some nice Attack On Titan cards that bring the strategy a little closer to mainstream.

Machinations comes at a cost that is creeping towards the higher end of the scale for Events, but it allows you to directly reduce one of your opponents VP, and puts that card into your discard pile which can be a handy place to fetch cards from with other effects.

It also means that you need to max out your rank 7 intelligence cards in deck, so you’ll have to be looking at characters like Batman and Lex Luther from Justice League, or Black Hand and Atom from Green Lantern. But there are some nice Intelligence 7 battle cards to choose from.

Like this new one from Attack On Titan.

It’s low cost is a huge plus, but you do need to be using the card defensively to gain its benefit. The effect can be quite handy for more control type builds that might lean on healing VP strategies, by allowing you to clear one of the defenders your opponent has ear marked for your next turn. So teamed with Machinations, you could get a nice 2 VP swing in two turns.

Another Rank 7 Battle card that you could add to this strategy could be this Special 7 as well.

At a cost of 5 MP, it matches Machinations for the same outcome. But being a Rank 7 Battle Card you have the added bonus that it is going to KO the vast majority of characters you block with it.

Batman UR from Justice League becomes the most ideal character if you are going to be using these cards in an overall strategy.

So don’t let your opponents VP get you down anymore. If you’re keen to get them a little disheartened in a match, healing your VP has become a little more attainable once Attack On Titan releases later this month.

Check out more previews again over the coming days.

Game On!
– Trent and Kyp

Card of the Week – March 9th

Attack On Titan previews are flying thick and fast at the moment, with the new release only three weeks away. There have been a lot of the shows main antagonists, the Titans.

While their effects and stats are quite powerful, they lack that little something extra to help them to be more consistent against decks that actively look to punish their plans.

Enter, this week’s card of the week;

Superboy-Prime offers a lot to assist your Titan based deck. His stats compliment a lot of the Titan’s available battle cards, as well as offering some nice resilience by having three stats. He can assist in MP generation as well which can be a Titan deck’s downfall.

But the main thing that gives this card value when played with Titans is his effect. At the start of each of your turn’s you can make him a Titan for card effects, which comes in handy for things like Devour, and other Titan stamped card effects. But stopping your opponent from searching their deck is the one thing that sets this card apart when adding to a Titan deck.

Coming into Attack On Titan, there are a lot of “toolbox” effects, adding onto an already solid pool of effects like Leap Into Action, Passion for the Hunt, and more.

While he may be an Ultra Rare card, he is certainly worth the investment, as he can look to supplement many other strategies as well.

Check back again tomorrow as we take a look at more Attack On Titan previews!

Game On!
– Trent and Kyp