- Oct 25, 2017
This is a hardcore math/RNG game which takes 20-30 minutes to play and you are expected to spend money.
The amount of money depends on how savvy you are in the market, your RNG in opening lootboxes, or winning in the Gauntlet.
I can attest that you can expect to lose a lot if you are going to just jump in without acquiring meta cards or meta decks.
The official website https://playartifact.com/
A parsing/learning site https://www.artibuff.com/
Another Learning site https://www.artifaction.gg
Official Twitter https://twitter.com/playartifact
Quasi-Valve PR person https://twitter.com/wykrhm
Twitch Artifact https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Artifact
Artifact Market https://steamcommunity.com/market/search?appid=583950
Beta deck builds https://artifactdailymeta.com/decks
Beta deck builds https://artifact.gamepress.gg/tier-list-deck-archetypes-constructed
I would highly recommend reading and watching both if you have never played a card game or DOTA before.
There is about two layers of jargon and key terms that you need to acquaint yourself with before you can have success.
Trying to explain everything in the OT would surpass the character limit.
Ratings & Reviews
IGN (in-progress): https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/11/28/artifact-review
Shack (70): https://www.shacknews.com/article/108730/artifact-review-the-moba-of-card-games
Gamecrate (63): https://www.gamecrate.com/reviews/review-artifact-feels-archaic-collectible-card-game/21533
Destructoin (85): https://www.destructoid.com/review-artifact-532856.phtml
PC Games N (80): https://www.pcgamesn.com/artifact-review
You start with 10 5 booster packs and 2 starter decks of 54 cards each
There are currently 310 cards (77 rare, 78 uncommon, 82 common, 73 basic)
Acquiring new wards can only be purchased either in boosters, on the market, or won through Expert Gauntlets
Sadly there is no card trading
There are 4 color cards which don't really correspond to Dota or Magic colors:
You must have a hero in lane to use spells of the corresponding color, so the more colors you mix the higher RNG it requires.
Tournament 0 - Winner Eridani --> DECK
Tournament 1 - Winner Tim --> DECK
Tournament 2 Dec League
Signup CLOSED - Ongiong
Tournament 4 - Winner Gyroscope --> DECK
jon bones will be hosting a charity tournament in December (join the Discord or Steam group for more info)
Sign Up Link: TBD
Tournament 5 - Winner Pillow