Beastgrave brings many changes.
A quick update while I work on an upcoming special article. Games Workshop today announced a new restricted list, read about it here.
Your new restricted cards are:
Burst of Speed
Acolyte of the Katophranes
Sphere of Aqshy
Well of Power
That’s a sizeable but much needed additions. Magic (and ranged play) to an extent was playing around far too freely. Now they’ve finally got some restrictions to play around with! Really happy to see Upper Hand and Acolyte of the Katophranes up there but a shame no Prized Vendetta.
Big losers are the previously top 4 warbands: Stormsire’s Cursebreakers, Mollog’s Mob, Ylthari’s Guardians and Thundrik’s Profiteers.
Cursebreakers are still strong but now actually have to think about what they need to focus on to win. Mollog now has to choose if he wants a reliable objective deck or dedicate to becoming a murder machine. Guardians are hurt by magic restrictions while Profiteers find most of their tools hit.
Hard control takes a big blow with most of their easy universal score immediately objectives being restricted along with Acolyte of the Katophranes. Sitting back and doing nothing is going to be difficult again.
Big winners? Godsworn Hunt and aggro in general. Thorns of the Briar Queen too as most of those cards weren’t used by then. Overall I feel the game is back at a level playing field and I’m really happy! It’s going to get even better when Beastgrave comes out.
So there you have it. Remember you can find the new update on the Warhammer Community page here. Time for me to change some decks around and warm-up those crits 😉