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


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


Uterra -

Tuskin Sporelord - 3/4

Metamorphosis - 2

Aetherphage - 3.5



Contagion Lord 2.5/3.5

Dysian Broodqueen 4.5

Fleshreaver 3.5/3


Tempys -

Hammerfang - 3

Frostfang Maiden 3

Oratek Warhammer 3.5



Forge Guardian Delta - 1.5

Nexus Gunner - 4

Oratek Explosives - 3



Seal of Deepwood 4.5

Seal of Tarsus 2

Seal of Kadras 1.5

Seal of Anvillon 1



Shardbound Invoker - 4

Ebonbound Warlord - 4.5/4

CInderbound Barbarian - 4

Ironbound Reinforcements - 3.5



Lysian Shard - 4

Xithian Direhound - 4.5

Burnout - 3

Perilous Insight - 2/2.5


Other Commons/Rares



Batterhide - 4

Toorgmai Guardian - 2.5

Tangle - 1.5



Overgrown Spineleaf - 2.5

Ravenous Hydra -3.5

Scatter the Seeds - 1.5 

Weirwood Ranger - 2




Dysian Siphon - 4.5

Blight Witch - 2

Spiritcleave - 1.5



Catacomb Spider - 2.5

Nyrali Ambusher - 2.5

Zombie Titan - 2.5

Ruthless Wanderers - 1




Runestorm Primordial - 2/1.5 

Oratek Battlebrand - 3.5

Herald of Destruction - 2.5



Borean Stormweaver - 4 

Crag Walker - 2

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

Kadras Colossus - 3




Cerebral Scout - 1.5 

Forgeplate Minotaur - 3.5

Nanoswarm - 2.5


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.