en-us The Rathe Times - articles https://rathetimes.com/tags/deckbuilding Keeping it Simple with the Commoner Format https://rathetimes.com/articles/keeping-it-simple-with-the-commoner-format While the Commoner format may be pitched as a way for new players to wade in without the disadvantage of a shallow collection of cards, it has hidden potential as a casual outlet for a laid-back game. %am, %26 %b %2021 %03:%41:%02 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/82c73618-6b4c-4782-b8d4-2316f474adb1/Banner_commoner.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C0%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/keeping-it-simple-with-the-commoner-format 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 Refining Oldhim on a Blank Canvas: Part 2 https://rathetimes.com/articles/refining-oldhim-on-a-blank-canvas-part-2 Drew's Oldhim build is tested and refined, with development focused on matchup-specific decisions. But when Oldhim shows Drew how he earned the title, "Grandfather of Eternity", can anything be done to beat the clock? %am, %11 %b %2021 %02:%54:%45 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/2101478f-7c8f-4f35-95be-58e731aa0479/Banner_OldhimPRO.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/refining-oldhim-on-a-blank-canvas-part-2 Mastering the Elements: Winter's Warriors https://rathetimes.com/articles/mastering-the-elements-winters-warriors 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 Ice. %am, %02 %b %2021 %02:%52:%04 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/78525e9d-c249-4d5a-a55d-4daed5160712/Banner_ElementIce.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/mastering-the-elements-winters-warriors Refining Oldhim- Early Thoughts and Introduction https://rathetimes.com/articles/refining-oldhim-early-thoughts-and-introduction Drew invites you to walk alongside him as he develops, adapts, and refines Oldhim from new release to honed contender. This free introduction shares some early insights into the core of Oldhim, setting up the 4-part Pro series that begins today. %pm, %30 %b %2021 %20:%36:%31 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/2101478f-7c8f-4f35-95be-58e731aa0479/Banner_OldhimPRO.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C41%2C1149%2C580 https://rathetimes.com/articles/refining-oldhim-early-thoughts-and-introduction Refining Oldhim on a Blank Canvas: Part 1 https://rathetimes.com/articles/refining-oldhim-on-a-blank-canvas-part-1 Drew invites you to walk alongside him as he develops, adapts, and refines Oldhim from new release to honed contender. %pm, %30 %b %2021 %18:%48:%48 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/2101478f-7c8f-4f35-95be-58e731aa0479/Banner_OldhimPRO.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/refining-oldhim-on-a-blank-canvas-part-1 Tales of Aria: Theorycrafting and Speculating on a New Release https://rathetimes.com/articles/tales-of-aria-theorycrafting Drew shares his best practices and tips to get the most out of a new set and logically evaluate the merits of new cards, both financially and in your own deckbuilding. %pm, %27 %b %2021 %23:%06:%25 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/16d3184c-c584-442d-8da5-4f969e6f5270/banner_theory.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=3%2C69%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/tales-of-aria-theorycrafting 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 FAB101: Azalea and the Ranger Class https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-azalea-and-the-ranger-class With all eyes on the Ranger class, there's never been a better time to learn the basics of Azalea than now. %pm, %30 %b %2021 %21:%17:%36 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/567651ec-f90f-4660-8c48-bd06016e8148/Class101BannerRanger.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=0%2C47%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab101-azalea-and-the-ranger-class FAB101: Prism and the Illusionist Class https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab-101-prism-and-the-illusionist-class Learn the basics of Prism the Light Illusionist in this introductory course into her abilities, cards and flavor. Pick a deck from her many styles of play and start your illusionist journey here! %pm, %27 %b %2021 %23:%55:%34 https://rathetimes.imgix.net/3b9ad1fe-64ba-49ad-a821-e49bbd80c42b/Class101BannerIllusionist.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&fit=min&fm=jpg&q=80&rect=2%2C45%2C1149%2C579 https://rathetimes.com/articles/fab-101-prism-and-the-illusionist-class