While we designed the default decks to be pretty amazing on their own, if you have more than one deck, you can mix and match cards to make a stronger deck. People who have custom decks might have a bit of an advantage over people who don’t because you have many more options to choose from, and options are the key to winning, but a better player will always beat someone with better cards. So let’s check out how we can make a killer deck.
Assess Your Cards – Unfortunately, if you only have a single deck, the only customization you are going to be able to do is change out Power Bases. Don’t sweat it too much, there is a coupon for our online store if you want to pick up another deck and start building new ones. If you have multiple decks, then go ahead and find the cards you might want to use in the decks. This can be cards you think are powerful, or ones you just like the effects of. You want it to be fun, so pick the cards you like playing.
Decide on a Powerbase – Your Powerbase is going to be your fighting style, and will often be the most powerful card in the deck. Most of your building strategy will build off of this, so pick one you really like. I am a fan of A Gift From My Father, one of Heatblasts Powerbases that allows you to draw more cards. Keep in mind what your chosen Powerbase does, and how it might relate to other cards and combos you can come up with for this deck.
Construct a Deck – Start putting together cards you would like to see in play, remember though damage cards are how you are going to win the game, so use your more powerful ones. The best tip I can give, would be to try and remove a color tab completely from your custom deck. That way you will be more likely to be able to make combos every single turn, and who doesn’t want that?
This is also the step where you decide which combos will make the cut and which ones you don’t really want. If you don’t have a lot of Reacts in your deck, you may want to leave a card like Absorb Strength out of it. A well rounded deck will help you the most, so consider some of the following:
- Strong Damage Cards
- The ability to Heal
- The ability to pull a card from your Discard Pile
- The ability to Break an opponents card
- React cards that help your deck out
- Power ups that are relevant
Follow the Rules – While there are a lot of combinations, there are still some rules to custom deck building.
- Your deck must be 30 cardz + 1 Power Base
- You may not have more than four 2 Damage cardz, for a total of 14 Attack Cardz
- 6 React cardz, though 2 of them must be Energy Snares
- 8 Powerup Cardz, though you must have 1 of each of the folowing: Activate Omnitrix, Omnitrix Reboot and Alien DNA
- Then add 2 more cardz of your choice, except for 2 Damage cardz and Powerbases
This should have given you a great start to building useful and fun custom decks. There are hundreds of combinations you can use. Let us know of any strategies you use to build a good deck, and post them in the comments. Then get online and show us!
See you on the Battle Matrix!