We look at the decks updated within the latest 10 months but only those by the 100 users with most credits earned.
We get 9 decks and this page list the total count of cards in those decks.
Why do we do so many years of playtesting?
- We don't want to ban, restrict or change cards after we mass print them.
- There will be a lot or tournaments. We don't want any specific kind of deck to dominate the meta for a long time. If a certain deck is dominating there has to be a way to build decks that are good against it. An important part of the meta game will be to try to find out which decks will be popular in upcoming tournaments.
- We will not be able to release new cards very often which can balance the meta. Perhaps once every 1-2 years compared to 4 times per year as it is done by Magic the Gathering.
- We want all the cards to be useful in the constructed format.
2: Dr. Stein
(Nerf in February 2023, Nerf in August 2021)
0: Nicia Satu
(Buff in December 2020, Buff in August 2019)
45 cards in 5 decks: Drone
(10 copies allowed, all other cards max 3 copies)
27 cards in 9 decks: Luck
(Nerf in October 2021, Nerf in March 2021)
27 cards in 9 decks: Fate
(Nerf in October 2021)
15 cards in 6 decks: Destroy Duration
(Nerf in February 2023, Nerf in September 2021)
14 cards in 5 decks: Sabotage
(Buff in August 2019)
12 cards in 4 decks: Sacrifice
(Buff in 2020)
10 cards in 4 decks: Return
(Buff in March 2021)
6 cards in 2 decks: Pursuiter
(Nerf in April 2019)
6 cards in 4 decks: Carrier
(Nerf in 2020)
6 cards in 2 decks: Discovery
(Buff in August 2019)
5 cards in 3 decks: Neutralization
(Buff in January 2021, Buff in November 2019)
4 cards in 2 decks: Starship
(Fully changed in March 2021)
3 cards in 1 decks: Scout
2 cards in 1 decks: Nitro
2 cards in 1 decks: Avoid
1 cards in 1 decks: Death Ray
(Buff in August 2020)
0 cards in 0 decks: Starhunter
(Nerf in March 2021, Nerf in January 2021)
0 cards in 0 decks: Titan
(Nerf in January 2020)
0 cards in 0 decks: Defense Cannon
(Buff in September 2021, Buff in July 2021)
0 cards in 0 decks: The Shade
(Buff in April 2019)
0 cards in 0 decks: Ambush
(Buff in August 2021, Buff in March 2021)
Print of https://thespacewar.com/popular-cards