How to upgrade Lorcana’s The First Chapter Ruby/Emerald deck

Upgrade your Lorcana’s The First Chapter Ruby/Emerald deck with these three options.

How to upgrade Lorcana’s The First Chapter Ruby/Emerald deck
Published by Liam @ PC Game Spotlight 8 months ago


Looking for ways to upgrade your Lorcana’s The First Chapter Ruby/Emerald deck?

You picked a tricky starter deck, as it combines aggressive tactics and heavy control. Leveraging the strengths of both inks is key, so we’re going to present you with three options for how to improve your deck.

We’ll also be highlighting the importance of making good choices with your opening hand, as well as taking advantage of the mulligan rule in TCGs. Of course, you’ll need to make some specific card replacements and additions to build each upgrade, but we’ve included those where relevant.

Here are the three ways to upgrade Lorcana’s The First Chapter Ruby/Emerald deck:

Budget upgrade

This version of Lorcana’s Ruby/Emerald deck focuses on evasive characters, as they’re less susceptible to board-based removal, and board control. Several low-impact cards are being replaced, so you’re going to have to spend a bit of dust on the following:

The low-cost of this deck means you’re easily able to make these replacements, which mostly involve upgrading two-drops with three-drops and adding a few more fours. We’ve also included the two copies of Glimmering Lioness at the top, as it’s an evasive five-drop that also helps to keep our opponent’s board clear.

Mid-cost upgrade

The heavy hitters in this version are super rare powerhouses for aggressive questing and board control. We’re going to want to make sure we have multiple copies of the following cards:

This deck is a little easier to build, as the four Emeralds make it easier to meet the thresholds on the five-cost characters. You’ll still need to make specific replacements to accommodate the new additions, but the overall curve is less likely to be affected.

Mid-range deck

This deck caps out at six ink, but it has tools to respond to your opponent’s game plan. There are even some cards that are good against both aggressive and control decks, like the two copies of Glimmering Lioness.

There’s a lot of consistency here, as we have the best of both worlds when it comes to the types of cards we include. The best thing about this version of Lorcana’s deck is that you don’t need to make specific replacements to build it, as you already own most of the cards.

Top-tier deck

This version of Lorcana’s Ruby/Emerald deck is the most streamlined and consistent, and it’s the closest to the deck that you start with. We’re going to want to maintain the focus on evasive characters and control, but we’re realistically going to want to include multiple copies of the following cards:

This is about as good as it gets for an upgrade, as we’re keeping the same curve and the same type of cards. The goal here is to reduce variance while providing a strong board and control options.

Here’s a peek at the three Lorcana’s The First Chapter decks we’ve featured in this article:

That’s all you need to know to find the best way to get the most out of your Lorcana’s The First Chapter Ruby/Emerald deck. Don’t forget to check out our other First Chapter deck guides, as you’ll likely find an option that suits your needs.

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