July 7, 2014 by Hectares
The influx of new cards has made the metagame extremely diverse. This has given cards that previously did not see competitive play a chance to shine, and is shedding light on the intricacies of balance.
How Do You Define a Balanced Game? by Daveuf
Daveuf looks for insight into what balance means to other community members.
Five Cards I Would Rebalance by Aior
Aior identifies five cards that could use a tune-up to make Constructed play more fair and more fun. His prediction that not everyone would agree was wise, and there are already several great points made particularly on the shortcomings of Oreian Justicar in relation to Tarsus Deathweaver.
Does Tarsus Need a Nerf? by actionjack
This post follows Aior’s nicely. Tarsus Deathweaver has recently surged in popularity and for some players there doesn’t seem to be an acceptable answer.
Why Was Phoenix Nerfed? by Shaco
Here we have the aftermath of a nerf and some insight into how it was received by the community. This question is asked without prejudice and has prompted not only thoughtful responses by other players but also some insider info by SBE’s own Brian Kibler.
Should SBE Buff… by spikeching
To round out the conversation it’s fun to look at some of the cards that aren’t getting played but could be if they were adjusted slightly for the current cardpool. Interestingly since we don’t know what SBE plans to release next, these could be some of the cards that gain traction when future sets and add-ons reshape the metagame.