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    posted a message on Gwent Concepts: Round 2 Strategies

    Thank you for the detailed comment!

    I think your first point is very important, and it is very risky to trade away guaranteed card advantage for card quality, especially if both players have only a few cards left. I could have made that clearer in the article.

    I am also planning to cover some of your points in the next article, which will be from the loser(of round 1)'s perspective. A particular focus will be on the tension of when to play your powerful and/or 'damage over time' cards.

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    posted a message on Saovine: Holiday of the Dead Expert Guide

    Nice!

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    posted a message on Gwent Concepts: The Mulligan 'Bug'

    Sure! Let's do the last number, 0.71. We assume that Geralt is mulliganed between cards 3 and 4 in your deck i.e. ending up in position 4 out of 16 before the replacement card is drawn. Then, the top card is drawn, and now Geralt is #3/15.

    If neither Triss nor roach are mulliganed in a position above Geralt, then Geralt will end up being the top card of your deck after the mulligan, as cards in positions 1 and 2 will be drawn into your hand to replace Triss+Roach. So we need to find the probability that neither Triss nor Roach are mulliganed above Geralt.

    Roach is mulliganed second, and ends up above Geralt if he is placed above card 1, between cards 1 and 2 or between card 2 and card 3 (card 3 is geralt). So there is a 3/16 chance of Roach being placed above Geralt.

    Then, suppose that Roach is not placed above Geralt. The top card is drawn, and now Geralt is in position #2/15. Triss is now mulliganed, and the probability that she ends up above Geralt is 2/16. 

    So we have that the probability that neither Roach nor Triss ends up above Geralt is 1 - 3/16 - 13/16 * 2/16 (1 - Prob(Triss above Geralt) - Prob(Triss not above Geralt) * Prob(Roach above Geralt) ). If we didn't include the Prob(Triss not above Geralt) term we would be double counting the situations where both are placed above Geralt

    The other numbers are similar, except there is a lower probability that Geralt is eclipsed since he is mulliganed into a higher position in the deck

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    posted a message on Gwent Concepts: Mulligan and Blacklisting

    This phenomenon does occur, but it has been pretty much confirmed that this is by design. Blacklisted cards being closer to the top of the deck than other cards will actually be the focus of my next article in the series!

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    posted a message on LifeCoach 70% WR 4K MMR Skellige Buff

    It's rather bad - a lot of the cards have seen changes (Coral, Roach, etc...) which somewhat ruins the deck's gameplay, I would suggest checking out one of the Crach decks from the last few weeks, e.g. http://www.gwentdb.com/decks/18604-top-1-pandas-crach-an-craite

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    posted a message on Gwent Balance and Game Changes Coming Soon!

    Not yet, devs said it's coming soon(tm)

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    posted a message on How to Improve Your Nilfgaard Starter Deck!

    Hey Hanseul! Fake Ciri is unfortunately rather terrible as I'm pretty sure her ability to come back gets deactivated by locks (which most decks, from beginner to competitive run), which makes her work for your opponent instead of you. Hoping to see a buff in the upcoming patch (and what a coincidence, there's a dev live stream tomorrow!)

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    posted a message on How to Improve Your Nilfgaard Starter Deck!

    Calveit is probably the better leader, but that's mostly due to how much better he is with Imperial Golems (without them, Emhyr edges him out, in my opinion) - which new players don't have access to. And crafting them isn't something I would necessarily recommend (better to improve your 'bad cards' first). At this time though, Calveit is definitely the stronger choice in medium to high rank play.

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    posted a message on How to Improve Your Monsters Starter Deck!

    Ge'els is great, but I don't think he's the best first craft. Improving consistency and providing choice is less important than increasing power in a deck full of budget golds.

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    posted a message on Winning Decklists from the Gwent Challenger Qualifier Tournament

    Vishra mostly banned monsters and maybe Henselt. Fion banned ST (at least in our match)

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