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Beginner's Guide to Infinity Wars - Page 5

Updated Thu, Feb 06, 2014 by Lee B.

Playing a Game

There are plenty of different ways to play a game in Infinity Wars and the rules below can change anything from what rarity of cards you and your opponent are allowed in your deck to how quickly a game progresses. Typically you will find people play Standard as it is the most challenging for your ability to build a deck as well as handle an opponent’s strategies. Below is a break down on each of the different modes and game styles than can be played.

Game Speeds

These rules affect the cadence of the game. Determining how quickly you get resources to play your cards, or how much health and moral you have. They don’t affect deck rules at all.

Standard

  • Both players start with 100 health and 100 morale.
  • Each turn both players get 1 Resource and Draw 1 card.
  • Resource cap at 10 unless you use characters, abilities or the Trading Post to increase the cap.

Hyper

  • Both players start with 100 health and 100 morale.
  • Each turn both players get 2 Resources and Draw 2 cards.
  • Resource cap at 10 unless you use characters, abilities or the Trading Post to increase the cap.

Epic

  • Both players start with 200 health and 200 morale.
  • Each turn both players get 1 Resource and Draw 1 card.
  • Resources do not have a cap.

Game Modes

Only two modes in this category right now and they are the different games that can be played right now.

Normal

Select any deck in your pool so long as it follows legal guidelines.

  • Has at least 40 cards.
  • 3 Commanders.
  • The deck and Commanders must not contain cards that exceed the purity requires that the Commanders set.
  • 3 identical card maximum, unless an unlimited card.

Merged

  • Both players’ decks are combined allowing for an even playing field with no card advantages.
  • 3 Commanders that you choose at the start of the game from a pool of both deck’s Commanders.
  • No restrictions on purity. You can play whatever you happen to draw.

Game Formats

These rules restrict what you and your opponent can have in your deck but otherwise adhere to Normal Rulebook guidelines.

Normal

All cards can be played according to Standard Rulebook guidelines above.

Singleton

Players can only have one copy of a card in their deck.

Pauper

Decks are restricted to using only Common and Uncommon rarity cards.

Tournament

Decks are played according to regular Rulebook guidelines and restrict decks from containing any cards from unreleased sets until the full set is officially released.

Ranked

Ranked Games use the Tournament format, omitting any cards that are part of unreleased sets or non-purchasable cards. Playing Ranked games will affect your personal Ranking.

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