As I’m sure most of you already know, Attack on Titan: Final Season is coming to Weiss Schwarz on September 16th as an English Edition Original. We’ll be seeing more cards from the Booster Pack soon, but today I’m bringing you a review of all 20 Trial Deck+ cards in collaboration with Bushiroad!
Bushiroad Rumble Online 2021 just wrapped up this past weekend. A big perk of online tournaments is that they make it easier to gather everyone’s decklists – so if you’re in search of the best decks (and players) in the current English Weiss Schwarz meta, look no further!
The worst mistake I think you can make in any creative endeavor is to wait until you feel like you’re good enough. Like, if I had done that with this, all of this never would have happened. ~ Adam Ragusea
You might be wondering why I’m starting a TCG post with a quote from a YouTube chef, but if you’re familiar with his channel, you’ll know that when he posted his first videos, he absolutely didn’t expect to be doing that full time years later. And much in the same vein, when I made this blog over 5 years ago, I also didn’t expect that it would stick around this long, much less that it would actually mean something. Over the years, I’ve noticed that people have all sorts of ideas about how exactly the path to successful content looks like, and many of them kinda miss the mark by a long shot. So to satisfy some curiosity and hopefully help out others who want to start making stuff for the Weiss community, I thought I’d make this post to mark the blog’s 5th anniversary. I’ve been planning it for almost a whole year now, and while thinking of the point I wanted to get across the most, I happened to stumble across the above quote – and I knew that was it.
I guess this is part advice, part a self-indulgent trip down memory lane. But if you’ve ever wondered how I started this and kept it alive, or you want to know how you can do the same with your ideas, this is for you!
It’s been a good 5 years since we’ve seen a new Madoka release in English Weiss Schwarz. After the original set in May 2013 and Rebellion in September 2015, we’ve been left clutching our apples and wishing for the best as the deck rapidly spiraled into obscurity. Very few modern tools, antiquated level 1 combos, underwhelming finishers at best, sprinkled here and there with a few solid tech pieces – truly a Weiss player’s worst despair. But after half a decade and many licensing conundrums, the suffering of the English Madoka player might be ending soon … or, at the very least, it’s getting a complete overhaul.
So to all you people of culture, those coming out of Madoka hibernation and those looking to pick up the deck for the first time, whether you’re desperately trying to remember where you put that random box of old Madoka cards or you’re just here for the new MagiReco girls, whether you’re after a competitive deck or just wanna play Madoka again without wishing to die in the process, this one’s for you! Lets look at where we left off 5 years ago, what the February Magia Record Mobage set brings to the table, and what is yet to come in the Anime set which is slotted for release in April.
With Round 1 of the Weiss Schwarz Invitationals coming to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to deliver my deck tech as promised! You’ve probably already seen the build on the event’s Encore Decks page, so I’ll just briefly go over how and why I ended up playing it. Want a video version of my thoughts? Check out my deck tech interview with From 2 to 4 😛
When I made this kind of compilation for this year’s Spingfest, it was really well received, so here we go again: BCS 2019 has come to an end & here are all the decks that topped this season!
As usual, Bushiroad is months behind on officially posting the winners and their deck lists, so for the time being, most of the table below relies on community information – huge thanks to everyone who helped me fill out the blanks, I couldn’t be doing this without you guys!
As more lists are uploaded to the official site, I’ll keep updating the table with links and corrected information if necessary – once all info is released, I’ll add a note letting you know that the table is now final. But until then, if you spot a mistake somewhere, please let me know so I can correct it! Full update log can be found here.
I’ve been waiting for the right time to write about the role of luck in Weiss Schwarz and guess what, today’s the day! Strap in, grab your waifus, you know the drill – we’re about to see if skill matters in Weiss or if we’re all just a bunch of noobs flipping shiny cardboard around. Continue reading “The Luck & Logic of Weiss Schwarz”→