After a 1-month hiatus, we return with all the evil data we gathered. We will update the report regularly, with the aim of providing the most accurate depiction of the current pro rank meta. If you have any questions, you can join our Discord.
Writers: Andasama, Gravesh, Hippo, Jagdulf, Minuano, Pajabol, Thekeyer
Consultants: Green-Knight, Lorakko, QuillandLance, Saber97, xCyBerZz
Hidden Cache grants you 3 disposable coins in each round and makes your Hoard cards such as Passiflora Peaches and Saul de Navarette incredibly potent. This eliminates the two main weakness of Syndicate; you no longer have a clumsy start of the round, and you don't lack for proactivity. With stable coin generation and The Flying Redanian being even more efficient, you can contest Round 1 with ease. Boasting an alarming amount of engines to win the long round, along with the Luiza-Savolla finisher, the deck is extremely flexible. -Wusubi
- Efficient control options in Poison and Philippa Eilhart
- The deck is threatening in long rounds with the engine-overload approach, while its short round potential is nothing to scoff at either
- Other than being somewhat difficult to pilot, there isn't a glaring weakness
- Mutant Killer → Bloody Good Friends or Bomb Heaver
- Tigers Eye, Tinboy, Yrden, Igni, Bincy, Walter Veritas, Ewald
Thanks to the new leader ability, NR are experiencing renaissance. Uprising is a much-needed breeze of fresh air, allowing for great flexibility in letting you decide when and how you want to utilize the 4 boost charges (and play the subsequent Lyrian Scytheman) in a match. Combined with the good old high-end staples such as Draug and Queen Adalia, you've got a very functional deck. While you can't always contest Round 1, you can defend the bleed quite well, often winning the final round thanks to card advantage or leader charges. -Jagdulf
- Great long round potential with Draug
- Uprising enables strong cards with the Inspired tag, such as Prince Anséis
- You can get bled to the point where you have to play Draug without getting ahead in points, and thus losing your card advantage
- Vulnerable to row punish and tech cards like Tinboy, Lambert: Swordmaster
- Reinforcements, Vincent Meis, Pellar
With Hidden Cache spreading over the ladder, some players sought refuge in Lockdown. Other than dismantling the game plan of Lippy and Kikimore Queen decks, you have a good shot against the top dogs of the meta if you draw reasonably well. And while this sounds good on paper, Imperial Formation does it much better. -Hippo
- Masquerade Ball, Shupe and Radeyah is a threatening combination of cards, offering unique win conditions
- Negating leader abilities reduces the power of leader reliant decks such as Hidden Cache, Uprising or Mystic Echo
- The lack of provisions is a severe handicap
- The deck is extremely draw dependent, missing one of your expensive golds can result in a loss
- Bomb Heaver
April 13 - Added Radeyah to Uprising Midrange and moved it to Tier 1. Added Imperial Formation with Masquerade Ball, Second Wind and Overwhelming Hunger.
April 17 - Added Uprising Swarm to Tier 1. Moved Uprising Midrange and Draug to Tier 2. Added Deadeye Ambush and Ursine Ritual with Dracoturtle to Tier 2.
April 22 - Updated a couple of decks, most notably Hidden Cache and Stefan Helge.
April 27 - Added Second Wind Greatswords to Tier 2.