Welcome Mysidians to Fabul, a peaceful kingdom defended by high walls and an order of formidable monks. These martial artists excel in hand to hand combat and are led by their humble yet fearless, leader, Yang Fang Leiden. Now we are not here to today about Yang, however. This article will be focussed on Yang’s daughter and disciple, Ursula (11-064L).
Ursula is the latest of hyper-specific Earth Legends that can only be played in decks built around them. As Earth is my favourite element, I am not always a fan of this design choice. In this case, I have found some optimism (doesn’t hurt that Ursula is Category IV). I recently played some test games on Untap.in with my pal David using an Ursula/Monk deck. While the games were casual, I was surprised by how useful Ursula’s abilities were, and how often I had a chance to use them. That inspired me to write this article, so let’s get started.
Note: I am going on a 14-day trip with my school to Europe and will miss a lot of the spoilers for Opus XI, hence the early article. Please take this into consideration if amazing Monk cards are revealed in Opus XI but are not featured in the article.
Welcome back Mysidians, it has been awhile since I wrote an article, as I have been focusing on getting my YouTube channel established. I would like to get back to some of my favourite content, which is deck techs. Hopefully for these deck techs I will be able to give both an article and video version. When I write an article, it gives me a ready-made script for a video, so it’s all about finding the time to do both.
This first deck tech I will be doing for Opus X is a very special one, as I am bringing in my first consultant to help with the write-up. For this article, I will be using a local player’s (and friend’s) Rydia Summons deck list. He will also be consulting on the write up itself to make sure I communicate all the important info about the deck. I want to thank Julian for helping out with this, he is one of the most creative deck builders I know, but also one of the nicest players at our Vancouver locals, and has been a staple there since the game’s inception.
Before we get into the specific strategies this deck uses, let’s take a look at the list itself.
Attention Cadets, I mean Mysidians. Opus IX has landed, and we have new decks to share! I have been working on a lot of different builds, but so far one has been the most fun to play/build, and I just gave it away. That’s right, Type-O Cadets are back #cadetsarecoming. So, watch out, and enjoy this deck tech!
It seems like there is a split as to whether this deck should be 2 or 3 colours. From what I have seen in limited research so far, it is that Wind/Fire seems to be preferred over tricolour. My list is mostly Wind/Fire; however, it adds 10 Lightning cards for a very specific purpose. I definitely believe that there are multiple ways to play Cadets. For example, my friend Phil went 4-0 with Wind/Fire Cadets this week at Locals (I was not in attendance to give him a loss!). But before we get into variations, let's take a look at the list I have been running.
Welcome back to another Mysidia Post article. This week we will be talking about Title Format. If you aren’t familiar with Title yet, check out our page here describing it.
When I traveled to Los Angeles last month for Fan Fair, I entered the Title Tournament with my FFIV deck. I ended up coming second place, losing to a FFT deck in the finals. I had started playing Title Format just before Fan Fair, and the reason I started was to prepare for that tournament. After this whole experience I have become completely hooked on Title. It is so refreshing to build decks looking at new pools of cards that I would never consider for Constructed. It has also been a lot of fun building decks with cards from every element.
Since Fan Fair, I have been working on growing a Title Scene at my Locals. I have also been trying more a more decks out (so far, I have built FFIV, FFT, FFVII, FFVIII, and FFXI). Today I am going to provide a guide on my second-place deck from Fan Fair.
One last thing I would like to note before I begin is the current state of the Title Format meta. Generally, Categories V, X, and XII are considered to be the best. I was able to beat each of these decks on my way to the finals, although it was best of one, and I had some pretty unreal draws. I will talk a bit about each of those matchups in the guide below. Enjoy!
Welcome back folks. As someone that bought into Opus I and started playing locally during Opus II, I have a decent collection. There hasn’t been much power creep in this game yet, so I still use lots of my staples from the earlier Opuses. However, some cards in my collection are as pale as a ghost, meaning they never see the light of day.
Why haven’t I played these cards? Well some of them suck. That is not the case for all of them though, but there is generally better stuff to play with if your goal is be competitive. Maybe I am not creative enough to utilize some of the more niche cards, but I think there are strong cards in this game that set themselves aside from the others. These are the cards that we call staples.
For those interested in seeing the Shuyin deck list right away click the link below.
Hello Mysidians, welcome to this week’s article. Today I am going to talk about the many options available to players in a Mono Wind Deck. The tricky part about Mono Wind is that there are many fantastic backups that do not remove themselves, so it is impossible to fit them all in one list. Once you have played 5 backups that cannot be removed, any further backups you draw will just be CP. Since Mono Wind is very efficient, you will realistically be able to break and play more backups throughout your matches, so having breakable backups is a must. Not to mention Wind has some fantastic breakable backups in the form of Archer and White Mage.
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.