Fal’dorei Strider

Fal’dorei Strider is a 4 Mana Cost Epic Rogue Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Shuffle 3 Ambushes into your deck. When drawn, summon a 4/4 Spider.

Flavor Text

What’s worse? Seeing the spider, or NOT seeing the spider, but knowing it’s somewhere in your deck?

Fal’dorei Strider Additional Information

  1. “If you get this in your hand somehow (Thoughtsteal for example) they are castable spells that summon a 4/4.” – Source
  2. “When you draw an Ambush it doesn’t cost any mana. They cast automatically for 0 mana. They don’t trigger Auctioneer or Pyromancer when this happens.” – Source

Cards Relating to Fal'dorei Strider

Spider Ambush!
Type: Spell - Cost: 4
Summon a 4/4 Spider. Draw a card. Cast this when drawn.
Leyline Spider
Type: Minion - Cost: 4 - Attack: 4 - Health: 4

Fal’dorei Strider Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Fal’dorei Strider in the last year.

78 Comments

  1. David
    December 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I just quickly looked at some comments , and I saw none on how this helps MILL Rouge , like come on all the new copy tech with cold light and this guy plus The Darkness , lol it will be my first deck for sure

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    • Chris
      December 7, 2017 at 1:53 am

      If you would fully read the text on the cards maybe you’d understand.

      Reply
  2. Simon Harris
    December 2, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I’m pretty sure this card is bad. Miracle rogue doesn’t need spiders to win after it already goes off, it has arcane giants + valeera or leeroy + shadowstep. Outside of that, you not very likely to draw the spiders except in very grindy games. (Remember the ambush card everyone thought would be good?)

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    • Simon Harris
      December 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Of course it’s better than beneath the grounds but that doesn’t make it good.

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    • 2018 Called
      June 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      fail prediction. why would a 12/12 for 4 mana ever be bad.

      Reply
  3. Sup3rskrull
    November 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    yo hype this shit, miracles just got better! play this on turn 4 or 5, turn 6 play gadget and basically make it rain spiders lol

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  4. Kapy
    November 29, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Why would they release such a broken card? This is just crazy! Should be nerfed right away!

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  5. Zachary Galbraith
    November 29, 2017 at 11:36 am

    does anyone know if the ambushes trigger combo?

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  6. kewl guy
    November 29, 2017 at 4:57 am

    my favorit card of the set by far i will prolly make a deck based purely around this card for the lols. this card seems strong enough that it may be a viable deck as well

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  7. Yancie
    November 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    10/10
    Pure value. This card would still be a 9/10 if it was 5 mana, so you know that it’s a great card. Even if it doesn’t see the most play, it gets a high rating on value alone.

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    • imacockatoo
      December 1, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      imagine with valeera dk 2 of them will be crazy shuffle 12 ambushes into your deck

      Reply
  8. Azziton
    November 27, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Amazing card, a bit too strong though
    Il be making sure to use the hell out of this before it gets nerfed

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  9. Bythos
    November 27, 2017 at 8:23 am

    omg, what a fantastic card! Probably the best of this expansion… and you can have 2! hahahah

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    • EPOCH
      November 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      It really is ! 🙂 THE BEST CARD OF EXPANSION YET…

      Reply
  10. Roberto
    November 27, 2017 at 2:41 am

    800 Dust to be spent on this, since I will never find it and it will be in every rogue deck! 😀

    PS: some1 said tempo rogue has poor 4-mana drops? :D:D:D

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  11. Blitz
    November 26, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    From what I can tell from the Ambush card, it is indeed a spell that gets cast, so it should discount Arcane Giant, but it won’t trigger Gadgetzan Autioneer or Wild Pyromancer.

    I want to know how it would work with Valera the Hollow. If we draw it and cast it automatically, does it change the shadow copy in hand to it or not?

    Definitely a must craft for Miracle Rogue.

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    • PandaWolf525
      November 26, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      With DK is says when ever you play a card and since your not playing the Ambush then you dont get a copy. even if you did get a copy its just four mana for a 4/4 and nothing else. If anything with DK you want to play this creature its self each turn and be able to flood the board with 4/4s each turn. Best bet is to have all the rreturn cards and play the same one over and over and try to save the second one for DK.

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      • CocoAsticot
        November 27, 2017 at 2:12 am

        The spell is summon a 4/4 spider AND draw a card

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  12. Dontfeedtheemu
    November 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I have 2 important messages from you in future.

    “Bull#%^* RNG!!! Every game Strider on 4! Spider! Spider! Spider! GG I hate everything!”

    “Bull#%^} RNG!!! I never draw these dumb spiders! GG I hate everything!”

    So basically classic Blizzard card design.

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    • PandaWolf525
      November 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thats every card game. Thats why card draw is so improtant and being able to draw faster then your opponent is usually a good thing. Rogue has enough draw that it should not be an issue in the right deck.

      Reply
  13. Springtail
    November 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Does the spider casts count towards arcane giant discount? Does the cast count towards sherazin card cast? If so for either this card is insane. Miracle was the first deck I made in beta, its been through so many variations and im excited that its taking a new direction.

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    • PandaWolf525
      November 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Its should but i might be mistaken. Reading the rules on Arcane Giant it should discount it. This card jsut seems like a lot of fun and im jsut imagining returning this multiple times over and over again and getting copies to fill up your deck to the point that you can almost refill your board each turn. Or at least bring out one 4/4 each or every other turn.

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      • JackofSpades#1652
        November 26, 2017 at 7:34 pm

        or in wild with Brann, and gang up, shadow step, and coldlight oracles to draw them, it could actually almost be viable O.o

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        • PandaWolf525
          November 26, 2017 at 7:39 pm

          I’ve been doing Jade Rogue in wild and its fun but this seems a lot more interesting and seems like it can become much more annoying faster. Faster then trying to Gang Up on Aya then use N’Zoth to bring them back.

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  14. GreenLanternHS
    November 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Liking this idea. With all the bounce effects and copy effects you can just Zerg out 4/4s. Don’t know how competitive that would be, but yes lots of fun and laughs

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  15. Imaloony
    November 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    So we take Beneath the Grounds, and for one extra mana, we tack on an upfront 4/4? That sounds like a bargain! Of course, a 4 mana 4/4 is bad, but if even one of these ambushes comes out, it suddenly becomes an insane 4 mana 8/8. Anything beyond that is just bonkers. And now the Ambushes are in your deck, but I think that just makes it better. Rogue is known for rapidly drawing cards in Miracle, and it seems like a match made in heaven. Time will show whether Miracle can fit this in (I’m not personally much of a Rogue player myself so I can’t say for certain), but it seems like it’ll work well. And this card can be Shadowstepped, which also sounds fun. And these auto-cast Ambushes replace themselves? I like this card. I like it a lot. Time will tell on if its unfair enough to see play in the meta, but I’m going to be extremely optimistic in my rating of this card because I just like it.

    And it also sounds good in Arena. Less good, as you’re going to be drawing less cards, but it seems very plausible to drop this on turn 4 and at least see one of these ambushes come out before game end for insane value.

    Standard: 5/5
    Arena: 5/5

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  16. Bonker
    November 26, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I like the direction Rogue’s are going. Not the Rogue in today’s meta though, i hate it. But i really hope that Rogue will be viable in other ways. I’m thinking this card into a Mill Rogue >:)

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  17. NeverLAKKI
    November 26, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    how does it work with marin’s goblet stuff?

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    • Helioshadow
      November 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      “If you get this in your hand somehow (Thoughtsteal for example) they are castable spells that summon a 4/4.”

      I reckon if you draw it, it’ll summon the 4/4, draw a card, then fill your hand with Ambushes. That’s just my interpretation of it tho.

      Reply
  18. Helioshadow
    November 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Time to make an Ambush deck >:3

    Beneath the Grounds, Fal’dorei Strider, Shadowcaster Shenanigans w/ Brann, Mimic Pod and Thistle Tea. Will it work? Heck yeah. Consistently? Heck no. But heck’a fun 😀

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  19. hungry eyes
    November 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    hey will this work like TGT ambush when you draw the 4/4 and it gets played will you automaticly draw another card or will that count as your card draw…. the card in TGT when your oponent drew the card it would be put into play then they would draw another card

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    • hungry eyes
      November 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      also im looking forward to shadowstep shenanigans with this regardless

      Reply
      • PurifiedAzure
        November 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm

        The cards that are shuffled in your deck are like that of tgt, they summon a 4/4 and draw a card.

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  20. MarmotMurloc
    November 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Wow, might very well be the best four cost in Hearthstone! Or at least Kobolds and Catacombs! 4 mana for a 4/4 minion is good, but add to that that he gives you a bonus 12/12 stats later tin the games makes this thing completely broken! I don’t play much rogue but this may drive me to it!

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    • Johnjohn
      November 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Wait it automatically casts it for 4 mana when drawn, that doesn’t seem very good. I mean it’s kind of like, 4 mana shuffle 3 4/4 spiders in your deck when drawn spend 4 mana summon spider and draw a card. So it’s basically 4/4 draw a card kind of. It just seems like it messes up what you’ll want to do in later turns since it gets rid of 4 mana when drawn

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      • hihi
        November 26, 2017 at 1:11 pm

        what r u talking about? Its 4/4 cast beneath the grounds for free

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      • Skyler
        November 26, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        No. When you draw the card, it gets cast for free. You don’t use up any mana for the later 4/4’s

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        • Johnjohn
          November 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

          It sais on card that gets shuffled that it’s costs 4 mana

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          • Johnjohn
            November 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm

            I’m sorry I was mistaken, I was confused because of the mana cost but it said above that it is cast for free

          • BeerWizard
            November 26, 2017 at 2:23 pm

            The mana cost for the spell is only relevant if it ends up in your hand by some means other than drawing it from your deck. This would be likely a priest opponent using Thoughtsteal, Devour Mind, Crystalline Oracle, or Shifting Shade.

          • BeerWizard
            November 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm

            OH! Or if you are the rogue and using the new cards that interact with spells in your deck, like Grand Archivist or Spiteful Summoner.

  21. Let's go crazy.
    November 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    So with other words if I have two of this in my deck.
    Play shadowstep on both I get a total off 12 free 4/4 minion.
    Then if I manage to do that with Brann Bronzebeard on the filed. I get a total of 24 free 4/4 minions..
    Then I use Gang Up on one of those that I played and once I play those six I will get another 18 free 4/4 minions… Then as a finnish up I will have a few return to hand minions. So I can replay those 6 another time and get 18 more free 4/4 minions…
    To a total off 60 randomling popping 4/4 minions.
    Only half that and a bunch of draws sound real dangerous, or am I missing someting? <.<

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    • Just for fun
      November 26, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      You could just toss in Quest to get them to 5/5 for the fun of it and with Rouge DK you could get even more copies into deck and draws played.

      Reply
      • Dun't dust copies
        November 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        This feels like the cards you shouldn’t dust copies of, for when they nerf it and give full refound.

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        • PandaWolf525
          November 26, 2017 at 7:44 pm

          That’s exactly what I was thinking. Made bank off of my two Golden Spreading Plagues I pulled.

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    • Helioshadow
      November 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Or… You play Infinite Shadowcaster Factory with 2x Shadowcaster (or have Valeera the Hollow up) + Brann, copy this, and fill your deck with Ambushes every turn. It’ll draw you to the end of the world, give you a card (or a fatigue), and you do it again! Sooo many animations 😀

      Reply
  22. Jaina's Rack
    November 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    5/5 Can synergise with Sonya THICCdancer

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  23. Henceforth
    November 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    This month i get my Golden Rogue, next month is a Great month to be a Rogue gg.
    Excelent card.

    Is the best card for four cost place 😛

    Reply
  24. PurifiedAzure
    November 26, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Remember that ambush card from the grand tournament? Yeah, well this is that on drugs. With anything that can bring this card back to the hand or make copies of it, this is so powerful. With each passing day these cards are becoming more and more powerful. Maybe this expansion won’t be a total disappointment.

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  25. F4LL
    November 26, 2017 at 11:01 am

    This is the best 4 drop for rogue since tomb pillager. Finally I can come back to my beloved miracle.

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  26. Name (Required)
    November 26, 2017 at 10:54 am

    You can even shadow Step this for addition Ambushes and in wild you can shuffle them into your opponents deck too
    Ambush Rogue anyone? you can even add Nerubian eggs to fit the theme

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  27. CD001
    November 26, 2017 at 10:41 am

    This might even work in Mill Rogue to avoid fatigue and overloaded hands since it shuffles the ambushes into your deck and plonks the Spiders straight into the board.

    With Cheat Death and Sonya Shadowdancer there are more ways to give yourself extra Coldlight Oracles as well…

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    • DyingHawk
      November 26, 2017 at 10:49 am

      you wouldn’t avoid fatigue because the ambushes just draw you an additional card.

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      • CD001
        November 26, 2017 at 11:12 am

        Ach – would have helped if I’d moused over the Spider Ambush! card 😐

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        • Bonker
          November 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

          It DOES help with fatigue. If your hand is full then the ambushes DO count as cards drawn, as long as they are milled due to a full hand 🙂 just like Beneath the Grounds did before.

          Reply
  28. Chocobo
    November 26, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Do you draw a card after the summon or you just summon ?

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    • CD001
      November 26, 2017 at 10:43 am

      I’m guessing it works like the old Nerubian ambushes and plops them straight on the board – except this time they’re in your deck rather than your opponent’s and it doesn’t cause a card draw.

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      • PurifiedAzure
        November 26, 2017 at 11:08 am

        You still draw a card along with summoning a 4/4.

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        • Chocobo
          November 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm

          if you still draw along with a 4/4 this is a powerhouse of a card

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          • Chocobo
            November 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm

            if not then its garbage.But it seems way to powerful to draw a card so i guess they will make it to just miss the draw.

  29. Irishkid200
    November 26, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Because Rogue wasn’t strong enough already. Now we’re gonna encounter EVEN MORE ROGUES ON LADDER because now Miracle Rogue will probably be viable! Yay!

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  30. Crapcrack
    November 26, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I must say this expansion is the best one yet ! Really healthy cards for the game !

    Reply
  31. Crapcrack
    November 26, 2017 at 10:19 am

    OMG !! This card is sooooo great !! MIRACLE Rouge is back ! THANK GOD! 10/10 card!

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    • Ypsilon
      November 26, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Exactly my thought!

      Reply
  32. EPOCH
    November 26, 2017 at 10:06 am

    YES! YES!! YESSS!!! They finally started making good AND PLAYABLE cards! that one is sick! miracle rogue kicks ass again 2 this sin your deck plus u can shadowstep e.t.c em and cast their battle cry again. the time you get acutioneer and spells to dig through you deck is the time your enemy consides!

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    • Meta
      November 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

      *concedes

      Reply
    • Stoner
      November 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      You’re so focused on powerful cards that you forgot about the fun aspect of the game (which is your reason for playing this game)
      And you insult the Hearthstone team for making “Non-viable cards” (which you don’t even know if they’re viable yet) then you explode with happiness when theres a decent card out
      like freaking chill its a digital card game there is no need to act so childish
      I’m pretty sure you’re a netdecker too so there’s no need for you to evaluate cards

      Reply
      • Imotep
        November 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm

        You speak the truth men haha

        Reply
      • Swatchblade
        November 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        “I’m pretty sure you’re a netdecker too so there’s no need for you to evaluate cards”
        TIL people who netdeck can’t be allowed to understand whether a card is good or not

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      • EPOCH
        November 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        You’re probably that mad cuz never reached legend. no problem son some day you will … some day… or maybe not =)) and probable are 14-15 years old child with alcoholic father or something like this.
        1. If you want to have fun go play casual, this one comment is about ranked games! and no one cares about your childish “fun” it competitive game wake up kid.
        2. Every normal gamer has its own opinion and he is free to post it in social network so you can go and fight some kids in your yard if so mad.
        3. Nonviable cards dont exist there are non-viable cards in competive scene ranked e.t.c but the fact that card is created means that it is viable. go home you are drunk son!
        4. This card is descent and everyone agrees with me and its playable and that why it has 4.8 from 400 votes. That proves that lots of people share my opinion not yours kid. so dont be mad at me.
        5. I dont care about you being player or not even about your life and so dont be mad. you dont even know what netdecker is so read before you post and insult others son.
        Note: learn the game build your own competitive decks and have fun winning not playing random fun decks with 0 win rate. or quite this game.

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        • Helioshadow
          November 26, 2017 at 3:19 pm

          The tone in every one of your comments just… Disgusts me…
          Games are meant to be fun; deal with it 😀

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          • EPOCH
            November 27, 2017 at 1:04 am

            Games are made to be competitive 😉 and thus playable! want some fun ask your friend to tell you a joke bro.

          • Helioshadow
            November 27, 2017 at 6:59 am

            Too many comments to reply to yours… rip

            The only reason a person ever plays a game is to have fun. That being said, fun can come from anything between winning and playing meme decks. Don’t judge others on the other side of the spectrum.

            That being said, (avoiding hypocrisy) I do not judge your version of fun through winning; everyone has some happy feeling through winning. I’m simply stating I have more fun playing a meme deck at rank 20 and winning as opposed to grinding legend every season with a net deck, and I know plenty other people do as well.

        • DJGlassZ
          November 26, 2017 at 3:28 pm

          Why are you calling other people children when you’re clearly someone that can’t even spell decently or phrase their sentences correctly? Are you triggered or high, calling other people your son?

          1. Ranked games huh? Have you ever seen Miracle Rogue in the meta? I haven’t, its like a combo deck that gets run over by aggro & midrange/tempo. Most players are playing this game casually and thus, they are playing this for fun.

          2. Then why are you getting mad? You said, everyone is free to post their views. We are just replying to your post about our views, if you wanna make a fuss out of it, don’t post your views then.

          3. No idea what nonsense you are spouting… Just because its value is great does not mean it is viable. That’s why streamers wait for all the card reveals before giving their views about it.

          4. Yeah, this card is playable. However, don’t get cocky just because 400 players give votes. There are 70 million players in Hearthstone, go check their official website. That 4.8 rating is just a estimation of how the card will perform.

          5. He is not mad at you… you are the one getting triggered… he is just saying if you want to share your views, at least put some correct English and proper sentence structure.

          Note: I think you are a kid as you can’t spell certain words correctly… descent or decent… sin or in… consides or concedes…? Please before insulting others, look at yourself. If you’re no better, its best to keep your opinions to yourself.

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        • Nidabutt
          November 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

          “You’re probably that mad cuz never reached legend. no problem son some day you will … some day… or maybe not =)) and probable are 14-15 years old child with alcoholic father or something like this.”

          I don’t think I’ve ever cringed at irony so hard in my life.

          Reply
          • EPOCH
            November 27, 2017 at 12:51 am

            That was the point 😉

        • Stevie
          November 27, 2017 at 6:06 am

          A game needs to be fun first and foremost, from that a competitive scene can establish, no fun, no game eejit!

          Reply
          • EPOCH
            November 27, 2017 at 11:32 pm

            Game is fun when its competitive imho. If you lose 8 out of 10 game to some cancer there is no fun in that. Build deck, experiment with them, win games and you will have fun!!!

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