Howdy Shadowverse players!

I’ve been writing about Shadowverse for quite some time now. Actually, today marks the 1 year anniversary of my first article about the game. So with that, I want to address a very important topic for aspiring competitive players.

Whenever we watch a tournament, whether it’s a community tournament or the Shadowverse Open, people have many varying opinions on the decks being played. Mainly:

  1. “Daria again!?”
  2. “Ugh, Dragon and Shadow AGAIN?!!?!?!?!?!?”

Admittedly, even I have been prone to saying these things. But it is important to understand that as a competitive player, people are going to play whatever gives them the best chance to win in the current metagame. This applies to the majority of competitive games out there.

I want to go out on a limb and say this: Do not think that because the majority of people playing a single deck or a few decks, that is all the game has to offer! I am a HUGE fan of Jormungand Bloodcraft. Even spending a seers globe to animate one of them. Bloody Mary is literally my favorite effect in the entire game! I played that card like there was no tomorrow just because of my love for card effects such as that. Will it ever be competitive? Probably not, but would I take it to a tournament? Probably!

“But Aya! If you know the deck is bad, then why would you take it to a tournament?!”

Good question random internet reader! I have a very good answer for you too!


The beauty of card games is that whatever deck you build can be made to reflect your own personality or style. If I want to play Bloody Mary, I’m going to play it. If I want to play Eidolon of Madness, then that’s what I’m going to do! There is literally nothing wrong with you bringing whatever decks you want to bring to a tournament.

On the flip side of that, there is also nothing wrong with people wanting to bring a meta deck to a tournament! I have actually seen and spoken to new players who were worried about entering tournaments because their decks were either “meta” and they didn’t want people to hate them, or they weren’t meta and they didn’t think it was good enough.

Despite all of that, I highly encourage you to go out there and just have some fun with it. Shadowverse has plenty of decks to try out that people enjoy. People spend either their money or their time to acquire the cards they have so there is literally nothing wrong with wanting to make use of them! If you are looking to be competitive, don’t let that hold you back! Show people what you’re all about in these tournaments! Until next time!