en-us The Rathe Times - articles https://rathetimes.com/tags/briar Lightning in a Bottle: The Case for Synergy https://rathetimes.com/articles/lightning-in-a-bottle-the-case-for-synergy Frank Hung makes his debut with a close examination of synergy and its importance in deck building. %pm, %19 %b %2021 %22:%30:%13 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/0d5de1e5-01e9-43e7-947b-0e7021e81451/banner_balllight.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C18%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/lightning-in-a-bottle-the-case-for-synergy Thoughts and Baubles: November 2021 Edition https://rathetimes.com/articles/thoughts-and-baubles-november-2021-edition Nationals showcased the diversity of the game- if you can brush away the Briars. But is the explosive growth of the newest Runeblade a sign of balance problems, or simply a consequence of online communities? %pm, %10 %b %2021 %17:%46:%37 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/d4fbe64f-2633-48ee-b602-d2a011f749a9/ThoughtsandBaubles.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C20%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/thoughts-and-baubles-november-2021-edition Mastering the Elements: Lightning's Legion https://rathetimes.com/articles/mastering-the-elements-lightning-s-legion Elemental Essence gave us wide areas of overlap between the heroes found in Tales of Aria. But despite sharing a common pool of cards, these heroes use their elemental affinity in very different ways. We wrap it up today with Lightning. %pm, %15 %b %2021 %14:%16:%43 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/1974010c-a36f-4c7b-b91e-d11c8cea65b6/grafit-studio-volthaven-30-04-2021.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=170%2C51%2C1750%2C883 https://rathetimes.com/articles/mastering-the-elements-lightning-s-legion Mastering the Elements: Autumn's Army https://rathetimes.com/articles/mastering-the-elements-autumn-s-army Elemental Essence gave us wide areas of overlap between the heroes found in Tales of Aria. But despite sharing a common pool of cards, these heroes use their elemental affinity in very different ways. Today we look at Earth. %pm, %08 %b %2021 %15:%28:%17 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/6e09ad77-e805-484e-b8f2-c5d448f540cf/Banner_ElementEarth.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/mastering-the-elements-autumn-s-army Tales of Aria: Day 1 Blitz Decks https://rathetimes.com/articles/tales-of-aria-day-1-blitz-decks Alex, Drew, and Kevin share their Day 1 deck lists for the three new classes in Tales of Aria. %pm, %21 %b %2021 %18:%28:%17 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/3786bfc0-73d5-435d-8214-e81888dc665e/toa_art_01.width-10000.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C257%2C5000%2C2519 https://rathetimes.com/articles/tales-of-aria-day-1-blitz-decks Building Briar: Sowing the Seeds of Success https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-briar-sowing-the-seeds-of-success In a double feature, Jacob and Kevin explore both sides of Briar's elemental affinity. %pm, %20 %b %2021 %17:%54:%18 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/f9a970ca-bbf2-4aa2-891e-0a549cb47100/banner_briaraffinity.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=2%2C36%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/building-briar-sowing-the-seeds-of-success