May 4th Balance Update

5/4/2021 3:25:01 PM

Since we’re approaching the EOS tournament, we’ll approach this update with a relatively “light” touch.

ETA: May 4th, 9am PST

Please see https://www.mythgardgame.com/blog/permalink/upcoming-balance-update for additional notes.

Paths & Powers

Rebellion Safehouse

Starting Life +5 → +2

SunriseSundown


Alliance Command Center

Pursuit: Start with… a Mantle of Authority in hand. → Start with… a (0) cost Mantle of Authority in hand.


Mantle of Authority

Mantle of Authority (0) → (1)


Bolster

The next minion you create this turn

Note: You can tell how many stacks are on this power in the card highlight.


Cards

All of the following cards will be refundable if crafted after April 10th.


Automagic Artillery

Armor 2Armor 1

Winrate: 55.6

High winrate, higher than normal “feels bad”.


Baba Yaga’s Den

2/6 → 2/5

Winrate: 56.0

One of the highest winrate green cards -- enough that a nerf is probably warranted.


Brinebound Believer

2[R] → 2[R]R

(3): Empower with +2/+2 → +2/+1

Winrate: 51.9

The discard effect is “feels bad” enough that this card could stand to be a bit weaker despite the winrate not being especially high. People also pointed out that the play rate of this card forces players to include counters at a higher rate than desirable. This was probably the most complained about card from our survey.


Chort Stag

7[G]GG → 8[G]GG

Winrate: 54.2

Relatively high winrate. We also want to spread out mana costs a bit more on the higher end.


Doper

0/2 → 1/1

Winrate: 52.9

One of the most complained about cards. High steam-roll factor at low cost is generally a bad idea. We don’t really want to completely change the ability set, but lowering its survivability will hopefully make it a bit easier to answer in the early game.


Grand Finale

7[R]R → 8[R]R

Winrate: 52.8

People asked us to make it 10, but the winrate suggests a more conservative approach is better. Generally, we want to avoid completely invalidating decks when possible.


Juiced

2[P] → 2[P]P

Winrate: 58.7

Purple combinations (not mono-purple) are exhibiting higher than desirable winrates. Juiced is a fun card that shows off Mythgard’s combat mechanics, but a slight nerf is definitely warranted.


Sister Spitfire

3/2 → 3/1

Give a minion with mana cost (4) or less... → (3)

Winrate: 59.9

Aggro purple strategies in combination with other colors are clearly a bit strong! We also considered adding a gem, but its inclusion as a token for Xerxian Insurrectionist makes a double-gem cost undesirable.


The Stretcher

9 dur → 8 dur

Winrate: 54.8

Slightly too high winrate given the passive nature of this card.


Thunderbird Egg

2e → 3e

Winrate: 52.7

Another card that received a large number of complaints. Again, low-cost cards that demand an answer are problematic and are best avoided. In this case, there was some debate over whether or not moving it to 3 energy would make it unplayable and whether or not the better course would be to lower the stats on Thunderbird Ascendant. In the end, we decided to lean more into the flavor of the card as it is.