Welcome back to my Boltyn series on card evaluation! In my last article, we spent most of our time deep in numbers. And while we're here this time for a decklist, I've still got a keen interest in the statistics of card efficiency. To get you warmed up, let's take a moment and deal with the fallout from Plunder Run, our fallen friend. What are we losing?
Quick PV math says Plunder values at 9 PV when played from arsenal, or ~6+ when not from arsenal… which you probably don’t want to do unless the situation is dire. I say 6+, because cutting the PV of card-draw in half is likely less than the actual condition, since any of your attacks hitting this turn will trigger the draw.
Need a refresher on PV and the math involved in that comment? Cycle back to Part 1 before continuing on!
9 PV is pretty darn good, so it's no wonder a generic card with such great stats could get banned. Can we find another 9 that will fit our needs? If not, does our 9 PV consist of effects we might find on similar cards?
Plunder is a non-light 2 block, so there might be some value we can gain by finding a card with better Boltyn synergy in those areas. But Plunder is also zero-cost; it threatens card draw and provides our charge attacks with the physical damage increase they need for us to be able to gain go again from soul. This is going to be tough.
Nimblism is still a non-light that blocks for 2, so no synergy gain with those stats. However, it is a zero-cost that pumps our charge attacks for the same damage increase as Plunder, so it is serving one purpose- but without threatening the card draw. As with Plunder’s condition, you’re not likely to play Nimblism unless the condition of your attack costing 1 or less is met, so we’ll call it 8 PV.
Will Reinhardt enjoys many card games, but none more so than Flesh and Blood. He loves any opportunity to share his passion for the game, strategy, and tips he's learned along the way. He now runs Cardboard Cast, creating content whenever he is not chasing his toddler around the house. Will is based in Roanoke, Virginia, USA.
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