Are you a fan of Ravenburger’s trading card game, Disney Lorcana? If you’re looking to dive into the world of Lorcana deck building, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the essential steps to build a competitive Lorcana deck, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player.
Understanding the Basics of Deck Building in Lorcana
Disney’s trading card game, Lorcana, offers a unique deck-building experience. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, you can craft a deck that resonates with your play style. Explore net decking, starter decks, or building from scratch to create your perfect deck. Each approach offers different challenges and rewards, allowing you to tailor your deck to your preferences.
Deck Building Rules
Adherence to specific rules is essential in Lorcana:
- Minimum Cards: Your deck must contain at least 60 cards to ensure consistency and balance.
- Color Restriction: You are limited to only two colors, adding a strategic layer to the deck-building process.
- Unique Card Limit: Including a maximum of four copies of any unique card prevents over-reliance on a single strategy.
Identifying Your Deck’s Win Condition
Your deck’s success hinges on a clear win condition. Explore synergies, specific cards, keywords, or playstyles to create powerful combos and strategies in Lorcana. Understanding your win condition guides your card selection and overall strategy.
Choosing Colors and Characters
Select characters and colors that align with your strategy in Lorcana. Consider cost, abilities, and interactions to create a powerful synergy. The right combination can lead to unexpected victories and enjoyable gameplay.
Adding Items, Quests, and Spells to Your Deck
These elements add depth to your Lorcana deck. Items, quests, and spells provide additional support, control, or aggression, depending on your strategy. Thoughtful selection of these elements can enhance your deck’s performance.
Analyzing the Ink Curve
Balance low and high-cost cards and fill gaps in your ink curve to ensure plays at every stage of a Lorcana match. A well-balanced ink curve allows for smooth gameplay and keeps you competitive throughout the game.
Adding Flexibility and Addressing Weaknesses
Include characters that challenge and remove opposing threats and consider adding cards that deal with specific problems. Flexibility and adaptability can make your deck resilient against various opponents.
Consistency and Teching Cards
Aim for 60 cards and consider teching specific cards to ensure consistency. A consistent deck performs reliably, allowing you to execute your strategies effectively.
Testing and Adjusting Your Deck
Playtest against various opponents and modify your deck as the meta shifts in Lorcana. Continuous improvement and adaptation keep your deck competitive and aligned with the current game environment.
Expressing Yourself Through Deck Building
Deck building is a personal and creative process. Experiment with different variations and use deck building to express yourself. Your deck can be a reflection of your personality and playstyle.
Example Deck Theme: I Grew Up in the ’90s
So being a person who grew up in the 90s and seeing The Lion King and Lilo & Stitch in theaters, Simba and Stitch are among my favorite characters. And as you can see, I have a lot of both of those characters, so I made a deck around them. I honestly don’t know if it’s very good, but from the two times I played I build the deck with those conditions in mine. I’ll do some more playtesting this week to see if it’s actually any good. But it’s just an example of the dream teams you can make with Disney Lorcana.
While it is currently a bit difficult and more expensive to get into the game, the mass release is only 10 days away. So hopefully any distribution and stock issues will be gone. But until then, we keep you up to date with all we know about the game, and its availability, and any updates we get from Ravensburger.
Disney Lorcana is available now at your local TCG, make sure to call first and see how much their markup is. On average things are about three times retail MSRP. And while the game is fun, considering how hard it is to get the game, maybe hold off until more people are able to play.
About Disney Lorcana TCG
Disney Lorcana Trading Card Game is a new, fantastic and welcoming collectible trading card game (TCG) where players take on the role of “Illumineers” and wield magic ink to summon a team of “glimmers” – Disney characters who appear in both familiar ways and as you’ve never seen them before. The game’s objective is to be the first player to collect 20 lore. The game will launch this August in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Italy.
What strategies have you found most effective in Lorcana? How do you approach deck building in this game? What are your favorite characters or combos? Share your thoughts and deck builds with us on social media!