Dire Wolf Digital’s strategy card game Eternal is getting a new expansion this week and it features brand new cards and effects. Players will find four new card mechanics when Defiance releases December 13th. The developers released new information about the additions coming to game on their website. They even sent over a sneak peek at one new card in the set.
First, Defiance includes brand new mechanics to the digital card game. On top of older effects like Endurance, Warcry, and Lifesteal, it will include four never before seen card effects.
This effect triggers after playing a spell or weapon card on a unit. For instance, the 2/1 Notorious Scoundrel’s renown transforms it into a more powerful 6/3 unit. But it also gives the opponent a Wanted Poster, rewarding them for defeating him. Units with Renown will each feature their own unique effect.
Sites are summoned like a unit but take up two spaces. They stay in play until the opponent destroys it. Each comes with their own durability meter. Think of it like a unit’s defense. If all its durability is lost, the Site is destroyed. Sites also come with benefits or Agendas for the player; like allowing you to play certain cards.
“When you make your attack for the turn, you must choose whether you send all your attackers at the enemy Site or straight at your opponent. You can’t split your forces during an attack – so choose your target wisely! When it’s your Site that’s under attack, you can block as normal, but any damage that gets through to the Site is permanent and does not heal at the end of the turn.”
Players are only allowed one Site on their side of the battlefield. If your side is full of units and you want to summon a site, you’ll have to sacrifice some units.
This ability allows players to use power to play additional cards. An example is found in the new card Fireman Lioness. It comes with the Amplify effect allowing players to summon 1/1 Wildcats with Charge. If you’ve got the power, players can keep summoning the Wildcats until it’s depleted. Amplify can be found on units, weapons, and spells. If you’ve got the extra power, Amplify is a handy trick to have up your sleeve.
Some cards will feature the Pledge effect, allowing you to play them as a Sigil instead of a unit. It will add a new creative way to build and customize decks.
Dire Wolf Digital is giving fans a sneak peek at cards included in set five. The two included here come as a pair. The legendary Kemmo, Ijin’s Apprentice comes with Warcry and Summon. He adds four 7/7 Bladebreakers with Warcry to your deck.
Scott’s been gaming since he could hold a controller in his hands. He’s a journalist who loves Dungeons and Dragons, video games, tabletop RPGs, and comic books. He has an intelligence of 6, he knows what he’s doing.