Summary: So it has been almost two weeks since the official release of Set.3 in Japan and EU. Reading at Japanese forum site, it seems like some sort of trend start to appear in the game.
[Thanks to Real Gamber for idea of writing this article]
The overall impression about the game remains the same that Japanese EOJ players are in agreement that the game balance has really been restored. Once the simple fun/hobby deck, but never a competitive deck, concepted based decks now seem to became much more powerful and well built decks are competitive against Reset or Winny decks. General discussion ranges from a combo or way to counter specific ability to different types of decks. What’s really interesting is the variety of discussion is still as wide as it was when Set.3 was released 2 weeks ago i.e. no Balance breaker identified yet.
Multiple times mentioned strong concept decks are “Dwarf Decks.” Unlike a week ago, there seems like couple comments stating that Church of Parmus deck being strong. But right now if you are to face against Japanese player, perhaps the one to watch out for seems like “Dwarf Decks” aside from the old school Biolith and Winny decks.
Not in the specific order but following cards were mentioned several times throughout the forum as being excellent Set.3 cards.
See the Invisibility combo from the recent article for a sample use of this card.
Several posts mentions how annoying this card can be especially against your BattleMaster.
Just as many readers of this site anticipated, this is very popular as being a great hard hitter card.
Perhaps it is secondary to the popularity of Dwarf decks, but Xerabis when appropriately used seem to do a relatively great job.
Do I need to say anything about this? Just as we all expected, BIolith Dominion is always a great card.
So far the general consensus seems they are good. It sounds like they require some practice before you can get the power out of them, but once you can use them, people are easily convinced why these are phantoms except for Biolith Phantom.
Given the evolution of this game with Set.3 cards addition and so many things you can do, these might be temporally, but following cards are so far voted as not so popular card in Japan.
One and only Ultrarare that we can include multiple copies in the deck. And it’s ability of being able to execute “jet-stream attack” is amazing and undoubtly gets most of us excited. But its practical use is so far does not sound too good. It seems like it is too tricky to have your creatures to carry the stream attack. A few people seemed to have tried to make a deck out of this, but so far no report of success. Some believes including 2 copies of Mandragora is optimal.
This has been somewhat a consensus even before the official release of Set.3, but people are finding this is one of the hardest Set.3 card to find its proper placement. May be someday one of adavanced player might figure it out.
Great idea, but just like Mandragora, people so far are finding this card is more of fun card than competitive card.