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Weiss Schwarz Tips and Tricks: Deck Building Part 3

Greetings! Railgunfan75 here with my next Weiss Schwarz post and final one concerning deck building (at least for now). If you are curious about my previous tips..check out parts 1 and 2 to this series. so without further adieu here is part 3 of my Weiss deck building tips. As a reminder these are just some tips that I have picked up over my time as a player. I do not confess to be a champion or a professional player.

Tip #5: Play test! Play test! Play test! 

So you have spent time and money to build a deck. How do you know if the deck is good or constructed properly? The answer is to play test and play against others. Why do you want to play test?  Only through the process of playing games does the strengths and weaknesses of a deck come to light.  I personally have had many cases where certain cards or combos which looked good on paper or in other peoples decks just didn’t work well in the deck I was using. This happened because the deck may of not made it easy to use a card or combo, their is an easy way to counteract the card, a new booster for the series has been released,  or other cards just prove to be more useful. Play testing is the best way to discover such things.


Does this card work well in your deck? There is only one way to find out.

Another benefit of play testing is that it allows other players to see your finished work and to give advice about your deck. Sometimes a second second of eyes can make a lot of difference when approaching a deck build. A friend/opponent can point potential weaknesses of a deck explain how they can easily counter a strategy or combo, and tell you things why certain things have worked or not worked in the past. This seems a bot strange to suggest but most of the members of the Weiss Schwarz community just love to share their love of the game and discuss things like deck builds and strategy. One of the most fun ways to do so is simply by playing a game.

Don’t worry about changing your mind about a deck build. This will happen to just about everybody. It is a rare case when the initial deck build that you have planned is the final build you settle on. Most decks will changes or evolve and that is a good thing.

Tip #6: Just have fun!

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This deck may not be be most competitive but it is a lot of fun to play!

This may seem like a simple thing but it is the most important. The game itself is meant to be a fun endeavor. It is a lot of fun to go through the entire process of building a deck.  Don’t get wrapped up in what is the most competitive deck which will win 100% of the time because such a deck doesn’t exist. All decks will win and lose. If you focus too much on a winning deck, it becomes much more of a chore than a hobby and you will  never be happy with the finished product. People who build a deck for fun and enjoyed the process of building of the deck are much more excited to play with the deck than those who didn’t enjoy the process. Just remember it is a game and the point of the game is of course to have fun! So have a fun time playing this great game and have fun building your deck!

Until next time, this is Railgunfan75 signing off!



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This entry was posted on April 15, 2015 by in Gaming, Tips and Tricks, Weiss Schwarz and tagged , , .

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