Out of anythingI have ever written, by FAR the favorite has been the Color Wheel. Since I completely ripped off the idea from Mark Rosewater and Magic the Gathering, I don’t deserve too much credit. So I will be posting five short articles for each tribe with an added deck loyal to the values of the tribe.
What is the Overworld known for?
High Wisdom: Although this isn’t set in stone in every situation, but Overworld’s main stat is wisdom and its main element is water.
High Mugic Counters: No tribe can match the Overworld in terms of raw mugic ability. They have the more creatures with 2 and 3 mugic counters than any other tribe.
Healing: No one can compete with the amount of healing mugic and abilities that the Overworld has. From Song of Resurgence to Donmar, Tablet Translator, healing is what makes the Overworld the Overworld.
Elements: Each tribe has two or three elements that it focuses on mostly, and the Overworld is no exception, but you cannot overlook its focus on elementalists and element gain. too
Support X: Support X is an ability that is chiefly tied to Overworlders. Although there aren’t that many creatures with support nowadays, it has still been unique to the Overworld.
Counter Mugic: Every tribe has some way to deal with mugic and abilities, but Overworld has more counter mugic than anyone else.
Mugic Recycle: Two incarnations of Najarin and Mugic Reprise, make the Overworld is great at letting you reuse your mugic.
Reduce Damage: Although Mipedians are the king at reducing attacks, and reflecting them as well as mugic, Overworld does have a trend of reducing damage to their creatures. Symphany of Shielding, Lomma and Illiar all reduce damage.
Stat Reset: Less of a huge theme and more of a quirk, a couple creatures have the ability to reset either their own stats or elements to their scanned values.
Even though the Overworld may not have a monopoly on all of these abilities, they all make up a common theme. Each one of these abilities is insignificant while by itself, but when put together, they begin to create the Overworld’s identity as a tribe.
Overworlders Are Survivors
Above all things, Overworlders are survivors. Their most prominent ability is healing. If a creature is hurt, they will be healed. One huge strategy that is often used is to simply outlast your opponent. If your are against someone who is playing Overworld, chances are that the battle won’t end as soon as you would like, because their creatures are going to last much longer than what their scanned energies would tell you. With the ability to bring back their mugic in combination with their high mugic counters, Overworlders are in it for the long haul.
Overworlders Believe in Unity
This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for most of you. Overworld has a large portion of creatures whose sole purpose is to help other creatures. I doubt Donmar, Tablet Translator will be using his ability to heal himself as much as he heals all of his allied creatures around him. The Support ability encourages teamwork between your creatures. Keep them together, and as a group you will be stronger that the sum or your parts. If we go all the way back to the Dawn of Perim Block, I’d like to bring up both Raznus and Kinnianne, the Ambassadors to the Danian and Mipedian tribes. The Overworld knows a thing or two about Diplomacy. Overworlders are firm believers in the united we stand, divided we fall mentality.
Overworlders Are a Defensive Tribe
After looking through all of this tribes mugic, I noticed that there isn’t a single purely offensive mugic out of any of them. In fact, only two could deal damage to an opposing creature, and one gave you the option to heal your creature instead! The other, much more famous mugic card is Rhyme of the Reckless. This card is by far one of the strongest mugic for dealing damage to your opponent at a low cost, but it isn’t an offensive card. You need to be attacked first. You aren’t allowed to take action to deal damage to your opponent first with this card. You will also see a couple of cards that only effect your opponent’s creatures if they are on your side of the battleboard. Cards like Hornsabre and Korg emphasize the Overworld’s desire to be defensive.
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1. Najarin, High Muge of the Lake/Mipedian Balladeer’s Flute
2. Maxxor, Protector of Perim/Orchis Undin
3. Tangath Toborn, In Training/Citadel Fragments
4. Lomma, Desert Wanderer/ Sun Chariot of Kehn-Sep
5. Karraba/Mipedian Balladeer’s Flute
6. Karraba/Weightless Energy Vessle
2x Refrain of Denial
2x Rhyme of the Reckless
2x Symphony of Shielding
2x Castle Momark
2x Kaizeph, City of the Elements
2x The Darkened Dunes
2x The Rao'Pa Sahkk Chimegrid
2x Quick Exit
2x Shadow Strike
2x Elemental Oxidation
2x Force Balls
2x Purifying Mud
1x Primal Smash
1x Thermal Ring
2x Directed Bravery
2x Retaliatory Strike
I tried to keep this deck within the themes of the Overworld that we went over in this article. You have a lot of healing in this deck that you can use to keep Maxxor alive, and even if he falls you can bring him back with Castle Momark.
You should attack with Maxxor early on in the game. It’s as simple as that. He’s your best fighter, and keeping him alive and the combat long will give you a leg up. You can use Symphony of Shielding and Refrain of Denial to help Maxxor and your mugic casters last longer. You may have Najarin on the front lines, so you’ll need to make use of Lomma’s defender. Keeping her alive to protect Karraba and Najarin is a must.
Outside of that, there isn’t much more to this deck. Make sure you keep combats as drawn out as you can while Maxxor is engaged and remember to use the Mipedian Balladeer’s Flutes with Karraba and Najarin!