The stand alone expansion Rise of the Vigil for Ascension is out and I have gotten some great games in with my good friend Ben (@jacery855 on twitter). After some initial beatings from him and revenge games a few weeks later, we sat down and picked out our favorite cards from this set.
At the worst, this card nets you a Mystic or Heavy Infantry every time you play this card. At best this hero can get you any hero that you need that is on the field. Energy is the theme of this set so hitting the threshold of 2 enery should not be that difficult to accomplish. The honor value of 3 is a good buy for four runes as well.
Banishing the starting cards from your deck is an important goal for any game of Ascension. This set does not have very many cards that banish and picking this card up early is definitely recommended. It also provides an energy which helps fuel those early energy thresholds that are needed.
This set packs several useful constructs and we found that we often had more than one faction of constructs in play at a time. There did not seem to be as much construct destruction in this set as in the past. While the 2 power may not be the best, the 1-4 energy gain is monumental in the later turns. Also, a good buy for the cost of three runes netting 2 honor points.
Any card that gives you something and replaces itself is going to be a good card to go after. In a set featuring energy as a resource, the fact that this card nets you three energy is amazing. Manage to snag this card and you will have a much easier time reaching your energy requirements.
Another one of the few draw cards from this set this card lets you steal treasures into your deck. We found that this card usually nets you a few treasure cards over the course of the game. I’ve watched several treasure cards enter the center row only to watch as my opponent(s) buy them up on the next turn. This card allows you the opportunity to get that much needed treasure card added to your deck.
There are some other big hitters from this set that are great to get, most notably the nine cost Oziah. Great job if you manage to grab this great card!
That’s all I have for Ascension this time. I’ll take a look at Constructs and Monsters a few posts down the road. And look for Immortal Heroes on IOS as it was just released a few days ago!
Until next time, get your games in!
- Let’s Play Ascension – Rise of the Vigil @ascensiongame (multani20.wordpress.com)
- Lets play Ascension – Immortal Heroes (multani20.wordpress.com)
- Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Deck-building Game (mikkosgameblog.com)
- Written Review – Ascension : Rise of Vigil (multani20.wordpress.com)
- The call to adventure: Playdek releases Ascension expansion Immortal Heroes today for iOS (pockettactics.com)