Has any information on the Horizons Core Set been released since Worthing's post on the Kickstarter updates?
From that post, the meta sounded something like:
Refess—Solar Kingdom, Eternal Morning, Guardian, Starmander
Lawtia—Magic Dolls, Command Models, Lycanthropes, Assassins
Gowen—Mercenary Nation, Orks, Mid/Big Beltorat
Falkow—Wizard Kingdom, Mermaids, Big Blue
Plus "most multisphere cards," whatever that means.
So we can see the following meta lines being drawn (again, a rough estimate):
Aggro: SK, EM, MD, CM, EN, little MN, Orks, WK, Merms—9
Midrange: Guardian, Assassins, mid MN, Mid Beltorat—4
Control: Starmander, Big Beltorat, Big Blue—3
Plus whatever multisphere options we have. I assume multisphering will mostly result in midrange decks, with about 2 in particular probably making a good showing. (I could be totally wrong though.)
So, my assumptions holding and all decks being played equally, the meta will consist of about 17-19 decks. Not bad. Let's say 18 for analysis because it's an even number. In that case:
—About 50% of decks will be composed of units levels 1-3. This is your aggro section.
—About 33% of decks will use units levels 3-5 with smaller "support" units. This is your midrange section.
—The remaining 17% of decks will use the "big units" from 5-9.
From this data, we can infer the following about the early Horizons meta:
—Return will be great in about 50% of matches, and dead in about 17% of matches. In other words, still a great card. (Return has been confirmed for the Core Set, sorry haters.)
—Assassin-style soul skills will, when perfectly executed, gain 2SP 50% of the time; 3-4SP 33% of the time; and 4-8SP 17% of the time. In other words, Assassin will be needed sometimes but a risky play in many matches.
Anyone who has more information on the core set or thoughts about the meta, let's hear it here! Information is power!
EDIT: So far, 18 cards confirmed for Refess, 20 for Lawtia, 23 for Gowen, and 30 for Falkow. I believe it's been said every sphere gets 80, and then some number of multisphere cards will fill out the core set.
Last edited by victorre
on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.