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The Rising
Tide: Why
Riptide
is Suddenly
Everywhere

While red-heavy Death Dealer decks take center stage, the disruptive control variant of Azalea finds a new advantage defying expectations.

by: Alex Truell

1 month ago

Rangers are notably vulnerable to fatigue, but Riptide players have begun to find their niche in the late game.

by: Rogue Theory

2 months ago

Wonder what the Rathe Times writers are running in this young Heavy Hitters meta? Every day this week, we'll be coming in with quick snapshots of our current favorites. Talon wraps it up today.

by: Talon Stradley

3 months ago

Early previews have begun for Heavy Hitters' expansion slot, and Talon is taking the bait with the new Riptide-ready Ranger card, Reel In.

by: Talon Stradley

5 months ago

It started as a pressure test. A simple question: What would happen if I ran 9 Salvage Shots and built a deck to support it?

by: Talon Stradley

6 months ago

The bright spotlight on Lexi and fandom rooting for Azalea has relegated Riptide to a novelty act. But there's reason to take another look at the grim fisherman.

by: Alex Truell

8 months ago

If you're looking to dip your toe into the Ranger game, we'll give you a path to learn the basics of the class while setting yourself up for a long-term investment in the class.

by: Alex Truell

9 months ago

After years of Death Dealer play patterns, a faction of Azalea players has charted a new course.

by: Alex Truell

1 year ago

Even when pushing your offensive to the limit, there are ways to mitigate damage and considerations on blocking that must be made.

by: Andrew Henderson

1 year ago

As the one successful Ranger before Outsiders, Lexi comes to the table with high regard. But with tools largely focused on Azalea and Riptide, can Lexi maintain credibility?

by: Andrew Henderson

1 year ago

When your strategy involves spiking your opponent with minor damage during blocks, it helps to have low life totals. Riptide is ready for Blitz.

by: Caden Stabler

1 year ago

Ever the survivalist, Riptide finds a path forward with this Pox-focused build for Classic Constructed.

by: Joseph Cicchini

1 year ago

From zero to hero, Azalea's incredible ascent in the new Outsiders meta isn't an accident. It's the payoff of a slowly built toolkit and incredible community devotion.

by: Alex Truell

1 year ago

Outsiders has renewed interest in the Ranger class, but before you invest in anything, make sure you're pursuing the deck that will resonate with you.

by: Alex Truell

1 year ago

For the Azalea faithful, putting away the Death Dealer feels impossible. But the Sandscour Greatbow offers an entirely new way to approach the Ranger class.

by: Alex Truell

1 year ago

I'm not saying Azalea's the next meta hero. But if you've been waiting for her moment, the competitive landscape has never looked more favorable.

by: Alex Truell

1 year ago

Learn the basics of Lexi and the Elemental Ranger class in this introductory course, from lines of play and weapon selection to fusion and elements.

by: Isaac Jessen

1 year ago

Loyalty pays off in Flesh and Blood. Wesley returns with updates to his Taking Aim deck, backed up by real results in Brisbane, Australia.

by: Wesley Lingard & Mark Chamberlain

2 years ago

Isaac Jessen took Ice Lexi to a Top 8 finish in Orlando. Now, he brings his expertise to you in a Pro deck tech and matchup guide.

by: Mark Chamberlain & Isaac Jessen

2 years ago