TAK Games > MetaX TCG – Card of the Week – March 23rd

MetaX TCG – Card of the Week – March 23rd

Today’s card comes from the first MetaX set, Justice League, but it could definitely have some great combos with cards in the upcoming Attack On Titan set.

Immediately, you can look at this card and set that it can have a great spot in aggro decks. By maxing out on your characters attacking that turn, you potentially put your opponent into a choice of giving you between 3 and 6 new cards to draw into. Over the course of those few turns that pressure could definitely build up for you to swing ahead on your VP count.

There is a huge risk and reward for the card, but at a cost of 4 MP to draw an amazing amount of cards, you can definitely try and plan ahead to ensure that you have a higher percentage of converting it into advantage over your opponent.

But there are some great new cards in Attack On Titan that could help bring this card into more tempo type builds.

When paired with the Scout Regiment, and their stamped event Retreat”, you can mitigate the risk on your next defensive phase by having your characters Prep at the end of the turn and then not have to play a battle card to defend. The cost of this combination is quite high, with both events costing 4 MP. But Scout Regiment can generate this quite easily with characters like Bertholdt Hoover.

You could then force your opponent into choosing to give you those extra cards to draw, or 3 potential VP. Even if they press the next turn and attack, knocking out some of your characters, you’ve just drawn into plenty of cards to then start filling up your board again over the next few turns,

Make sure you look back over some of the cards from previous sets to make sure you get the most out of your new decks featuring Attack On Titan cards.

Game On!
– Trent and Kyp

MetaX TCG – Attack On Titan Preview #4

This is our final spoiler preview for Attack On Titan before release late next week. It’s definitely starting to get exciting to see how many people are looking forward to the first set to showcase the crossover nature of the MetaX engine. Some of the decks that we’ll see moving forward will be very interesting, and I think it’s easy to say they will be quite varied as well.

The last trait to be revealed this week with the Panini Games blog will be the Cadet Corp. These characters work great in tandem with some Scout Regiment characters.

Being able to pick out what you need from your deck and have specific cards where you need them are some of the best support Cadet Corp brings, and this stamped Event is no exception.

Training is a super low cost for bringing out any battle card you need from your deck, so if you have flooded your board with characters that turn you could grab Special 4 C49-JL to allow them to attack that turn.

Or, you could be bringing out this sweet addition to Team Attack focused decks.

While only being a rank of 4, this card gives you both perfect knowledge of your opponent’s hand, but also replaces itself and gains you MP. So you could be looking to team this with a high ranked Strength character to push up towards a total of 10 or 11 to make it harder to block.

Having knowledge of your opponent’s hand can also help you work out either how you are going to defend next turn, or help you push for an extra attack that turn to push your advantage.

Another card you could search for could be this Strength 6 battle card. With more shield effects creeping in, and pesky cards like Special 1 C34-JL from previous sets still hanging round, negating shield effects gives your aggro decks a little more room to move.

Being a no cost battle card, it can also fit well into Titan decks that are running low on MP generation. This is definitely another great battle card that could lead your attacking phase.

That wraps up our Attack On Titan previews. Make sure you look for the new set in your LGS from late next week.

Game On!
– Trent and Kyp

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 – 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