Welcome back Mysidians. It has been a few weeks since I last posted an article as work became very busy for me in the last month. But I am back and writing again, and I am also preparing for the Crystal Cup in Portland next month. Selecting a deck to play has been very difficult. I am unsure if my favourite Mono Earth deck is going to cut it and have been looking at some other choices. I have also been playing Earth/Wind, Fire/Ice, and Mono Wind. While my lists are starting to look a little more refined, for awhile I was trying out different combos and new cards. My testing led to the idea of this article… 7 CP Backups are the best!
Out of the 4 Backups that cost 7 CP currently in the game, only Shantotto is boring and doesn’t warrant discussion #shotsfired. Today I want to talk about 3 Backups that share a common theme. These three Backups all play other cards when they enter the field, although each through different methods. The three backups are:
Last weekend I traveled down with two of my friends to Everett, Washington to compete in the Cubic Zirconia Cup. This tournament was being ran by Geeky Villain, an amazing store with fantastic support for FFTCG. The tournament was very intriguing as it was simulating the Top 32 Draft format that some Crystal Cups are using this year (specifically the final 3 in North America this year).
Although the Crystal Cup I am attending (Portland) will not have draft. I thought this would be an excellent chance to improve at a format I have very limited (pun intended) experience at. FFTCG is the first TCG I have ever played competitively, and previous to this I had competed in maybe 3 drafts and a few cubes. My intent for this article is to talk about the event, how I played, and highlight some things I learned about draft. Enjoy!
P.S. I am writing this on a bus filled with students as I head off to chaperone a school trip. I apologize for any inconsistencies.
Hello everyone! Recently I was curious what people were playing so far in Opus VIII, and I decided to look through FF Deck’s tournaments page. I started combing the larger tournaments, i.e. regionals and tournaments with large player counts or top cuts, and I noticed something interesting. There were ZERO Water/Wind decks in the Top 8 lists. Now this certainly is in part to the set just releasing, and players trying out new combinations. However, it is interesting to see how these new decks are doing, and if any are consistently making Top 8 cuts.
Please take any info from this analysis with a grain of salt, as it is based on limited information. For this article I looked at 7 tournaments from FF Decks. There may be some tournaments that have happened but did not record their results on FF Decks. The events I looked at were:
Alex is a FFTCG player from Vancouver, Canada. His favourite Final Fantasy is IV and his favourite Elements are Earth and Ice, although he has a soft spot for fire.