Welcome back Mysidians! Since Opus IX came out, I have been tracking tournaments on FF Decks and the official Japanese tournament reports in order to gather information about the meta. At first, I was looking at all tournaments, regardless of size, just to get some information. You can find a video I made based on that information here. However, for this article I only used tournaments with 17+ players, or 5 rounds of swiss play. I do not have too much scientific thinking behind that decision; besides 5 rounds are a larger sample size than 4. Because of that player cut-off, I was mainly looking at Local Qualifiers, Grand Opens, and Crystal Cups.
I think that looking at those tournaments can be more relevant than including all Local tournaments. For example. my local tournament at Magic Stronghold is usually 4 rounds, but some weeks we all show up with meta decks and others we play more fun builds. At an event like a Local Qualifier or larger, you are more likely to see safer and stronger choices of decks.
For this analysis I looked at 19 tournaments. It should be noted that Gen Con is not included in this list (except for 1st place), as I don’t have the results available to me. Below I have posted a video recap from my YouTube channel, please feel free to check it out and subscribe if you enjoy it! I will also post all the tournaments that I looked at for this report at the bottom of the article.
Hello Mysidians! This morning I was minding my own business, recovering after a long travel day yesterday, when Square Enix posted a ban announcement on Facebook. I checked the link and I couldn’t believe my eyes, Rikku 1-089H will be banned effective Friday, September 13th, 2019. This coincides with the new dual starter deck “Wraith vs Knight”. You can see the official announcement here.
Welcome back to another Opus IX Deck Tech! This week I am going to talk about Mono Ice, as it has received some rad new tools for its list. If you missed last weeks article we talked about Type-0 Cadets, and you can find that piece here.
When I first started playing FFTCG, Ice was my favourite element. I played a lot of it until Opus V, and then I started pivoting more towards playing Earth based decks, and a little Wind too. Despite that I have always checked in and maintained a Mono Ice list, playing it occasionally. But let’s not wait any longer, its time to check out the list.
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.