Draftweaver is a podcast about Solforge Draft run by Toddwords and SwarleySparkles.

 

6 - The Post-3.1 Draft Meta (w/ special guest Scurvy)

Toddwords, SwarleySparkles and special guest Scurvy talk about the draft meta following the recent 3.1 patch, as well as reviewing the 4 new heroics. Then Scurvy reveals the draft secrets that led to his 83% run at the launch of Secret of Solis and Todd makes the case for Oreian Peacekeeper (sort of).

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5 - How to Get Better at Draft (plus 3.1 Patch Commentary)

Toddwords and SwarleySparkles approach getting better at draft, including tips for deckbuilding and in-game play, common mistakes of new players, and great resources to check out (for example Konan’s Draft Guide and Avelak’s Tier List).

They also discuss the forthcoming 3.1 patch including the much hoped for nerfs to Dysian Broodqueen and Seal of Deepwood.

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4-Faction Draft, Inevitability and the Current Draft Meta

Toddwords and SwarleySparkles discuss the recent 4-faction draft weekend warrior and what it can teach us about raw card power in draft. They then go on to talk about the current draft meta and the dominance of Nekrium-Uterra and Seal of Deepwood, a card that is so important because it gives ‘inevitability’ to a faction-pairing that has historically struggled for it. 

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Full Set Review Scores

Heroics

Uterra -

Tuskin Sporelord - 3/4

Metamorphosis - 2

Aetherphage - 3.5

 

Nekrium-

Contagion Lord 2.5/3.5

Dysian Broodqueen 4.5

Fleshreaver 3.5/3

 

Tempys -

Hammerfang - 3

Frostfang Maiden 3

Oratek Warhammer 3.5

 

Alloyin-

Forge Guardian Delta - 1.5

Nexus Gunner - 4

Oratek Explosives - 3

 

Seals

Seal of Deepwood 4.5

Seal of Tarsus 2

Seal of Kadras 1.5

Seal of Anvillon 1

 

Underdrops

Shardbound Invoker - 4

Ebonbound Warlord - 4.5/4

CInderbound Barbarian - 4

Ironbound Reinforcements - 3.5

 

Overload

Lysian Shard - 4

Xithian Direhound - 4.5

Burnout - 3

Perilous Insight - 2/2.5

 

Other Commons/Rares

Uterra:

Rares-

Batterhide - 4

Toorgmai Guardian - 2.5

Tangle - 1.5

 

Commons

Overgrown Spineleaf - 2.5

Ravenous Hydra -3.5

Scatter the Seeds - 1.5 

Weirwood Ranger - 2

 

Nekrium:

Rares

Dysian Siphon - 4.5

Blight Witch - 2

Spiritcleave - 1.5

 

Common

Catacomb Spider - 2.5

Nyrali Ambusher - 2.5

Zombie Titan - 2.5

Ruthless Wanderers - 1

 

Tempys:

Rares

Runestorm Primordial - 2/1.5 

Oratek Battlebrand - 3.5

Herald of Destruction - 2.5

 

Commons

Borean Stormweaver - 4 

Crag Walker - 2

Flamerift Instigator (4 with strong defender creatures, 3 w/o)

Kadras Colossus - 3

 

Alloyin

Rares

Cerebral Scout - 1.5 

Forgeplate Minotaur - 3.5

Nanoswarm - 2.5

Common

Citadel Guard - 4 with defender enablers, 2.5 w/o

Cypien Shieldwarden - 1.5

Steelskin Spelunker - 2.5 

Tundra Watcher - 2

Secret of Solis Set Review Part 2

Toddwords and SwarleySparkles discuss and score the new rares and commons in Secrets of Solis, including the cycle of consistent creatures (Batterhide, Forgeplate Minotaur..), the new hotness that is Borean Stormweaver, and the ultimately disappointing Zombie Titan.

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Secrets of Solis Set Review Part 1

Todd and Swarley review the new set from the perspective of draft. Part 1 includes in-depth analysis of the 12 new heroics, the new mechanics and the three cycles of seals, underdrops and overload cards. All cards are rated on the 5-point scale listed below:

5 - Game-breaking bomb that is difficult to counter

4 - Very solid card you’d want in any deck regardless of archetype

3 - Role players/filler (underdrops, tricky spells) 

2 - Situational/Mediocre - Only useful in certain decks or board states

1 - Bad

We’ll post the full list of ratings after part 2 which will come out next monday, September 1st.

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Episode 1 - Variance and Deck Archetypes

Hello all, thanks for checking out Tarsus Draftweaver, a Solforge podcast exclusively about Draft (though it may become about other forms of solforge limited should they exist ^^). 

In the first episode Toddwords and SwarleySparkles talk about variance and how it affects the three main draft deck archetypes (aggro, midrange, lategame). They also evaluate the new 2.3 cards in draft (spoiler: Todd really likes frostshatter strike).

You can download the first episode here, or listen below.