Need help to build a deck please

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Posted on June 26, 2016, 12:06 p.m. by ForceofFOW

Hi guys

I just started to check the game and the cards a little and i would like to build my own deck to start playing (like i always do when I start playing a new game) but i need a few tips on how to do it

Of course I'm buying a starter deck (alice cluster blue starter with Valentina, the Princess of Love/Valentina, the Ruler of Paradise and I'm also buying the light one with Arla, the Winged Lord/Arla, the Hegemon of the Sky)

My questions are

1.How many resonators should be in an deck (also want to know the cost ratios)

2.how many spells(not familiar with the terms yet) and how many regalia

Thanks for the help

Link to my deck: Fairies of the lake

Xindlepete1 says... #2

Force of Will is a lot like MTG in the sense that, with constructed style play, there aren't really "hard numbers". Some decks will favor a heavier resonator aggro, some will have a bit more control-elements with more spells than typical. It all really depends on what your J/Ruler does, and your playstyle preferences. Since I own both of those starter decks myself, allow me to give you a few ideas:

Valentina, the Princess of Love is a pretty nifty ruler. Her Ruler side ability allows you to put water resonators with CAC (converted attribute cost) 2 or less into play. This can be activated instantly at any time you can pay the 2 water will, and can be "chased" to other spells and effects. Two common tactics with this ability are: 1) summon in "chump block" creatures after your opponent's declare block step. Things like Alice's Little Scout are great for this, because you want them to die for you to draw a card, and having them prevent damage helps you stall the game longer. Also, later in the game, cheating out an The Overlord's Invasion Party can be devastating, easily trading or beating larger creatures your opponent may be attacking with. 2) summon creatures during your opponent's "end of turn" phase. Playing creatures during your opponent's turn sort of mimics "swiftness" in a way, since the turn after they are played is the turn they can rest/attack/activate/whatever. Playing creatures during your opponent's end step also leaves your magic stones open, meaning you have will available to respond to your opponent's plays. Creatures like Squire of the Ocean Lady are great to play at the end of your opponent's turn, since they are a lower priority than board control options, but spending excess will to play a creature and draw a card can set up your next turn quite nicely. The Overlord's Invasion Party is also good to put into play during your opponent's end step if you didn't have a chance to cheat it into the field during your opponent's attack phase.


Arla is my personal favorite Ruler of the decks I own, and the Fire in the Sky deck I have posted on the site here is the first one I made and customized myself. Arla works great as a heavier aggressive J/Ruler. With plenty of flying creatures in the deck, and loads more light attribute creatures with flying available to choose from, it is a really simple and devastatingly effective deck style. Light attribute decks have plenty of control spell options with "rest target resonator" type effects, and an equal number of "combat tricks" (cards like Pride of Knights or Give Wings, which can boost your resonator's stats during the combat phases). There are also plenty of life-gain effects to be had with the light attribute. A little bit of everything can go a long way, trust me. Some life-gain and combat tricks are really useful when playing against a control deck, while control effects and combat tricks are really useful against other aggro decks. Flying-focused decks also have a huge advantage of being able to ignore most blockers.

In summation, light attribute decks seem like a great place for beginners to start, since there are so many types of play styles available within the light attribute itself. It allows you to get familiar with control aspects, aggro aspects, mid-range aspects, and gives you a chance to really find your play preference on the sliding scale of "ALL OUT ATTACK!" aggro to "Why don't we play this game my way?" control.

And lest I forget, welcome to FoW, and I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I do! :D

June 27, 2016 9 a.m.

ForceofFOW says... #3

Thanks it helped alot

June 27, 2016 9:06 a.m.

Xindlepete1 says... #4

No problem! Also, a site that has helped me a lot is the Force of Will Database (http://db.fowtcg.us/index.php). It has a comprehensive list of all the cards currently in print, and a relatively easy-to-use search function to narrow down cards to types of things you want to look for. It makes it a lot easier to familiarize yourself with cards in smaller, relatable chunks, rather than get option paralysis/option overload trying to remember cards you've heard mentioned by friends or on websites like this one.

Be sure to link your first deck to this forum so I can check it once you have it on the site. I, and others here, can give you some better recommendations once I/we have an idea of what you are going for in a deck build.

June 27, 2016 9:21 a.m.

ForceofFOW says... #5

Xindlepete1 Here it is like you wanted First deck

Fairy of the Lake

June 28, 2016 11:14 p.m.

Xindlepete1 says... #6

Perhaps you should rename your deck to "Fairies of the Lake" instead, so the link doesn't auto-correct to the card Fairy of the Lake.

June 29, 2016 5:11 a.m.

ForceofFOW says... #7

Corrected and i changed a few cards but the card you wanted me to changed is one of the 3 cards i love in the deck so im gonna keep them

Can you tell me if this deck would be good in a competitive play (local game store tournament)

And can you explain to me the difference between a darkness deck and a fire deck cuz i like some of the cards i saw in both colors but i don't know the mechanism of those 2 colors

And between darkness and fire which one would be easier to handle for a beginner

June 29, 2016 8:30 a.m.

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