en-us The Rathe Times - Will Reinhardt https://rathetimes.com/authors/ 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. The Spirit of the Warrior: Boltyn's New Edge https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-spirit-of-the-warrior-boltyn-s-new-edge Spirit of Eirina is an absolute game-changer for the Warrior of Light, giving a fresh new reason to break out Boltyn. %pm, %20 %b %2022 %19:%01:%29 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/c9e38765-3a30-45cc-aa2b-1ef04aa7c0e8/Banner_boltynspirit.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-spirit-of-the-warrior-boltyn-s-new-edge Starting Strong with Iyslander: Decklists for Every Budget and Upgrade Paths Between https://rathetimes.com/articles/starting-strong-with-iyslander-decklists-for-every-budget-and-upgrade-paths-between Since Uprising elevated her status, Iyslander has reshaped the meta around her icy presence. While top tier builds require steep investments, it's entirely feasible to get results from a budget build, and to build up from there. Rhea takes you every step of the way. %pm, %29 %b %2022 %15:%24:%43 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/2a482b6d-42af-43f8-9bed-10a97a67b605/banner_weathervane.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/starting-strong-with-iyslander-decklists-for-every-budget-and-upgrade-paths-between The Dawnblade's Edge: Critical Evaluation of Dorinthea https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-dawnblade-s-edge-critical-evaluation-of-dorinthea Dorinthea's reactive style can easily appear powerful, but does it hold up to scrutiny? How do we evaluate cards within a balanced, midrange deck? %am, %28 %b %2022 %02:%22:%49 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/7b1a5047-9d4d-4db1-8047-4ca46365ca4e/banner_warriorwill2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=2%2C29%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-dawnblade-s-edge-critical-evaluation-of-dorinthea The Spice: How to Add Your Own Flavor to a Pro Decklist https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-spice-how-to-add-your-own-flavor-to-a-pro-decklist In the wake of Nationals season, casual players are inundated with honed, competitive decklists to base their builds on. But when it comes time to put your own spin on that Top 8 deck, how can you be sure you're not undercutting everything that made it successful? %am, %14 %b %2022 %11:%00:%00 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/80e3c5bc-679a-4d5e-b4d1-66fc766eaa6e/Banner_vipox.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/the-spice-how-to-add-your-own-flavor-to-a-pro-decklist Making Better Bets: Part 2 - Deckbuilding https://rathetimes.com/articles/making-better-bets-part-2-deckbuilding Build better decks and sideboards using the mystical powers of probability. %pm, %08 %b %2022 %14:%23:%11 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/8f9c185c-2bef-41bb-9d81-7066619251d8/banner_mech_theory.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/making-better-bets-part-2-deckbuilding Flamewave or Nah? Understanding "Value Fai" https://rathetimes.com/articles/flamewave-or-nah-understanding-value-fai Even without Stubby Hammerers, Fai is a strong choice in the current meta. As he's done with Boltyn, Will analyzes cumulative value across Fai's gameplan to create a framework which can evaluate possible card choices. %pm, %11 %b %2022 %19:%23:%04 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/2a794832-d346-4d5e-a503-62e56fb2f044/Banner_flamewave.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/flamewave-or-nah-understanding-value-fai Should I Go First? Evergreen Lenses to Inform Your Decision https://rathetimes.com/articles/should-i-go-first-evergreen-lenses-to-inform-your-decision Break away from hero-centric axioms and learn to evaluate the evergreen game principles that influence the decision to go first or second. %pm, %13 %b %2022 %12:%57:%02 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/cc28c2b3-3220-457d-90e5-c51505dd1d20/Banner_first.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C14%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/should-i-go-first-evergreen-lenses-to-inform-your-decision Priming the Prodigy: The New Dorinthea in Blitz https://rathetimes.com/articles/priming-the-prodigy-the-new-dorinthea-in-blitz The new Classic Battles box has gotten a lot of attention for Dorinthea's new specialization. But does the new Quicksilver Prodigy create fresh opportunities for Dori in Blitz? %pm, %10 %b %2022 %18:%20:%09 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/fe18f2b2-a632-4ee2-923e-221f99984179/Banner_doriprodigy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C20%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/priming-the-prodigy-the-new-dorinthea-in-blitz Charging into Everfest: Boltyn's Signature Style In A New Era https://rathetimes.com/articles/charging-into-everfest-boltyns-signature-style-in-a-new-era In this follow-up to his prior examination of Charge's card efficiency, Will talks about the modern Boltyn build. %pm, %11 %b %2022 %16:%49:%15 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/cf2d2ce8-d1f1-4d51-b843-a5cd719d626a/Banner_charging.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C0%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/charging-into-everfest-boltyns-signature-style-in-a-new-era Is Charging Worth It? Card Evaluation Through Boltyn's Eyes (Part 1) https://rathetimes.com/articles/is-charging-worth-it-card-evaluation-through-boltyns-eyes-part-1 Will breaks down card evaluation by the numbers, and applies that methodology to one of the great questions of our time: is Charging your Soul even worth the trouble? %pm, %31 %b %2022 %19:%37:%10 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/cf2d2ce8-d1f1-4d51-b843-a5cd719d626a/Banner_charging.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C60%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/is-charging-worth-it-card-evaluation-through-boltyns-eyes-part-1