Tried & True - Patch #29

Team Horizon

Dec 16, 2019

The final patch of the year! 🤶 As the title may imply, we thank you for your continued loving support as we iterate and expand our humble card game. If you haven't seen it yet, we just released our year end letter summarizing the very eventful 2019 year! Happy holidays everyone☃️

Trying for a stable format we can leave alone over the holidays. Some safety nerfs to reign in a few strategies. Some holiday buffs, especially on more expensive units. Not all changes included, such as prism shifts or names.

Lost in the Fog - Give target unit -5 Attack. Dust units with 0 Attack.

Trident True - Summon: Gets Big Mana Potion if you have no mana.

Reefus (123)

Reefus - Summon: Draw a stealth unit.

    Prism: hrt => wis

    Health: 6 => 5

Unrebuffed.


King Rex (150)

King Rex - Summon: Enemies lose guard.

    Attack: 11 => 13

Holiday Buff


Undragon (152)

Undragon - Summon: Summon two Zomboid.

    Attack: 8 => 7

Slight nerf to a consistent include.


Avatar of Light (245)

Avatar of Light - Inspire Light: Give your hero +2 Health.

    Text: Inspire Light: Give your hero +3 Health. => Inspire Light: Give your hero +2 Health.

The heal nerf has finally come, though the spell Trinity Link is 1c again.


Tiamat (477)

Tiamat - Glory: Do 3 Damage to enemy units. The enemy loses 1 max mana.

    Spell: None => Burn to a Crisp

Holiday Buff


Scythe Mantis (518)

Scythe Mantis - Inspire Dark: Do 1 Damage to enemies.

    Attack: 6 => 7

Holiday Buff (Philippe has been good this year)


Musashi (542)

Musashi - Glory: Give your left and right unit in hand -1c.

    Text: Glory: Give your left card in hand -4c. => Glory: Give your left and right unit in hand -1c.

    Health: 4 => 3

    Spell: None => Whelm

Tweaked to carry a spell, should give this more impact.


Frank (591)

Frank - Start Turn: Dust your top two dead units to get +4 Health.

    Text: Start Turn: Dust your top two dead units to gain +4 Health. => Start Turn: Dust your top two dead units to get +4 Health.

    Attack: 4 => 5

Holiday Buff


Jar of Souls (805)

Jar of Souls - Summon your top three dead units as 1/1 lifesteal wither.

    Cost: 6 => 7

This is a safety nerf to give other strategies some room, should still be good at its role.


Scraggy (287)

Scraggy - Glory: Gets +1/+1 and Scorch.

    Attack: 3 => 4

Holiday Buff


Tripsnare (678)

Tripsnare - Give sleeping enemies Roots. Give enchants on enemies +1c.

    Text: Give sleeping enemies Roots. => Give sleeping enemies Roots. Give enchants on enemies +1c.

Been low impact for a while. I like the design space of enchant cost manipulation.


Hail of Arrows (683)

Hail of Arrows - Do 2 Damage to enemies. If you have no mana, give units in the enemy hand +1c.

    Text: Do 2 Damage to enemies. Give units in the enemy hand +1c. => Do 2 Damage to enemies. If you have no mana, give units in the enemy hand +1c.

Nerf to a consisten sweeper, with a familiar mechanic.


Polar Bear (687)

Polar Bear - Death: Give your hero Seek.

    Attack: 5 => 3

    Health: 4 => 7

Stat rework to be more unique.


Titanic (999)

Titanic - Glory: Fights the unit to the enemy hero's left.

    Text: None => Glory: Fights the unit to the enemy hero's left.

Glory buff should help to clear while also gaining life.


Bogi Bogi (615)

Bogi Bogi - Play: Steal target 1c or less unit to your deck.

    Text: Play: Put target 1c or less unit in your deck. => Play: Steal target 1c or less unit to your deck.

    Keywords: wither => lifesteal,wither

Holiday Buff


Great Gusto (453)

Great Gusto - Play: Return target unit to hand. Mulligan that hand.

    Health: 4 => 5

Holiday Buff


Griff Scout (285)

Griff Scout - Glory: Summon Armored Guard.

    Spell: None => Bolster

Holiday Buff


Khan (971)

Khan - Inspire Banner: Gets +1/+1.

    Attack: 3 => 4

Holiday Buff


Octavian (487)

Octavian - Play: Give your hero health equal to your mana.

    Text: Play: Give your hero +X Health. (Your mana.) => Play: Give your hero health equal to your mana.

    Keywords: None => banner

Holiday Buff


Wall of Dead (351)

Wall of Dead - Until your board is full, dust your top dead unit to summon Zomboid with guard.

    Cost: 7 => 6

I take it back. Unnerfed.


Arcadeum Mask (110)

Arcadeum Mask - Inspire Spell: Conjures a spell.

    Health: 5 => 6

Holiday Buff (Taking fatigue damage from conjures was a nerf.)


Cleo (733)

Cleo - Death: Summon Royal Mummy with Spell Shield.

    Cost: 3 => 4

    Text: Death: Summon Royal Mummy. => Death: Summon Royal Mummy with Spell Shield.

    Spell: None => Spell Shield

Winrate was been consistently high at 3c, trying a 4c version largely to give other cards some room.


Bathe (819)

Bathe - Target hero conjures a water spell. Your hero gains health equal to the spell's cost.

    Text: Target hero conjures a water spell and gets health equal to the spell's cost. => Target hero conjures a water spell. Your hero gains health equal to the spell's cost.

Buffed so you always gain the health, even if you make the enemy take a bath.


Ponderous (323)

Ponderous - Spells on allies have -1c.

    Attack: 2 => 1

Stat nerf, the effect and spell do a lot of work.


Bloombark (469)

Bloombark -

    Text: Summon: Give units in your hand guard. => None

Simplified.


Chinook (77)

Chinook - Do 2 Damage to your right ally. Draw two fire cards.

    Keywords: None => wither

Add wither to nerf draw.


Blood Hunter (782)

Blood Hunter - Your hero can attack the enemy hero past guard.

    Health: 4 => 5

Holiday Buff


Foul Stench (53)

Foul Stench - Do 1 Damage to non-wither units. If lethal, draw one wither card.

    Text: Draw a wither card. Do 1 Damage to non-wither units. => Do 1 Damage to non-wither units. If lethal, draw one wither card.

Nerfed so that you have to kill something to draw, more difficult to cycle.


Auntuga (1037)

Auntuga - Start Turn: Get 1 mana for each element among allies.

    Cost: 3 => 4

    Health: 3 => 4

Slowing this one down, it has done well.


Plane Ranger (326)

Plane Ranger - When the enemy plays a spell, do 2 Damage to their hero.

    Health: 3 => 4

Holiday Buff


Archeloth (632)

Archeloth - Gets +1/+1 when another ally is summoned.

    Health: 4 => 5

Holiday Buff


Roothog (760)

Roothog - Summon: Give enemy units Roots.

    Attack: 6 => 7

Holiday Buff


Dungeon Master (972)

Dungeon Master - Summon: Give the left and right enemies Chains.

    Attack: 5 => 6

Holiday Buff


Tianlong (963)

Tianlong - Summon: Gets +1/+1 for each element in your hand. Mulligan your hand.

    Keywords: lifesteal => lifesteal,wither

    Attack: 4 => 3

    Health: 4 => 3

Traded some stats for a keyword to reflect spell.


Forcefield (930)

Forcefield - Give ally units Spell Shield.

    Text: Give allies Spell Shield and +1 Health. => Give ally units Spell Shield.

Nerf to focus only on the enchant, though it no longer overwrites your hero spell.


Sensei (95)

Sensei - Your spells have banner.

    Keywords: stealth => None

    Health: 5 => 6

Moving this combo killer to the frontline with bulkier stats.


Rhumbo (65)

Rhumbo -

    Health: 6 => 7

Holiday Buff


Taykus (397)

Taykus - Glory: Draw from the enemy deck.

    Attack: 2 => 3

Holiday Buff


Snaptrap (798)

Snaptrap - If target unit is sleeping, give it Chains. Do 2 Damage to it.

    Text: If a target is sleeping, give it Chains. Do 2 Damage to it. => If target unit is sleeping, give it Chains. Do 2 Damage to it.

Nerf, can only target unit. Chains can threaten face damage by removing guard anyway.


Cosmicon (1020)

Cosmicon - Heroes can't attack.

    Keywords: lifesteal => stealth

Stealth should make this more annoying.


Arise! => Raise Arms (377)

Raise Arms - Dust target hero's top two dead units to summon two Royal Mummy.

    Text: Dust target hero's top two dead units to summon two Royal Mummy. Give them Spell Shield. => Dust target hero's top two dead units to summon two Royal Mummy.

Nerfed another consistent performer. (I still want to differentiate this from Sphynx Mask.)


Infurno (608)

Infurno -

    Health: 3 => 4

Holiday Buff (The spell was nerfed.)


Inspirator (470)

Inspirator - Give an ally unit +1/+1 when you play its spell.

    Text: When an ally unit plays a spell, give it +1/+1. => Give an ally unit +1/+1 when you play its spell.

    Keywords: lifesteal => None

A nerf similar to Ponderous, to focus on the powerful effect and spell.


Leo (1030)

Leo - Banner on your cards gives an additional +1 Attack.

    Cost: 8 => 7

    Attack: 6 => 5

Buff down the curve.


Sick Burn (690)

Sick Burn - Discard your left card to do damage equal to its cost to target unit.

    Keywords: None => wither

Holiday Buff


Fury Mask (728)

Fury Mask - Your hero fights target unit. If lethal, give your hero +4 Health.

    Text: Your hero fights target unit. If lethal, give your hero +6 Health. => Your hero fights target unit. If lethal, give your hero +4 Health.

Nerf to the heal.


Charkram (761)

Charkram - Do 2 Damage to target unit. If lethal, do 1 Damage to your hero and give it this spell with +1c.

    Text: Do 2 Damage to target unit. If lethal, give this spell to your hero with +1c. => Do 2 Damage to target unit. If lethal, do 1 Damage to your hero and give it this spell with +1c.

Nerf to catching the Charkram.


Rage Cage (1053)

Rage Cage - Play: Give target unit Quest.

    Keywords: armor,wither => armor

Nerf to simplify.

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    Earth Warden (945)

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