There is something eminently likable about the Horus Heresy: Legions. Even if you are not a fan of the game’s workshop license it is built around, It is a good card game that plays with the makeup of the genre to great effect.
But! It had got dreadnoughts in it and we love dreadnoughts.
If you are just starting off with the game though, things can be a little overwhelming. So we thought we would put together a handy guide that’s going to make some of the things you need to be doing a little bit clearer.
Here are our 5 tips for the Horus Heresy: Legions.
Horus Heresy: Legions Tip # 1
Know your Warlord
As you unlock more warlords, you will start to experiment with what they can do. It is important to know their stats, their strengths and weaknesses, and their special abilities, so you are not just charging into the deep end without a clue where the bottom is.
Find a warlord that suits your play style, and build a deck around the pros and cons that they have. Warlords with less HP needs defending. Stronger warlords could go for all-out attack, But against a smart opponent, you need to have some tricks up your sleeve as well. Check the different powers that the warlords have.
Using these wisely is the key to success.
Why go in for the attack and lose HP when you can just hit them in the face with a massive gun and take no damage?
Horus Heresy: Legions Tip # 2
Balance your Deck
It’s tempting to throw all the awesome cards you get straight into your deck. Do that, and you will find yourself playing a lot of games where you can’t do anything for the first few rounds and end up taking severe damage.
By all means field some chunky units that will take 5 or 6 bolts of energy in order to summon. But make sure you got plenty of cheaper soldiers and actions that are going to let you build up to the ‘Throwing a spaceship in someone’s face.’ Otherwise, you will be out before you even get started.
Horus Heresy: Legions Tip # 3
Get to know the cards in your deck and figure out the best way to lay them when they come in to your hand.
For example, if you are playing two cards in a round and one of them gets a boost every time you put a unit into play, then you are wasting a real bonus if you play that card second.
Playing smart means making sure you are taking every advantage that the game has to offer. Your opponent is going to be doing exactly the same.
So make sure you take a second check that there is not a better way or better order in which to take your actions and maximize your effectiveness on the battle field.
Horus Heresy: Legions Tip # 4
Buy New Cards
You get a decent amount of currency from just playing the game. More than enough to get a pack or two of cards during every session.
These are the bread and butter of your deck and you need to grab them whenever you can. If you wait for free drops then its likely you are going to be overwhelmed.
So, head over to the shop and get new packs whenever you have got the money. Make sure you play through all the daily mission as well, to earn even more. If you get the chance.
Horus Heresy: Legions Tip # 5
Join a Lodge
It might seem a little intimidating at first but joining a lodge is a great way to get even more rewards. And puts you in contact with other players who are going to be able to help you if you have got questions about the game.
The best part of being in a is that you get to play practice matches. These will let you hone your skill without you risking anything.
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