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HEX: Shards of Fate

Check Out These Exclusive Hex: Armies Of Myth Preview Cards
by Daniel Tack on May 22, 2015 at 07:00 AM
Publisher: Gameforge
Developer: Hex Entertainment
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Rating: Not rated
Platform: PC

Digital card game Hex: Shards of Fate is currently available to all in an early access phase, and you can check out a few special cards from the upcoming third set, Armies of Myth, today! Armies of Myth is expected to hit this summer, and new mechanics have already been revealed, including one you'll see on today's card: Shift. Shift as a power goes away after you use it, but you can essentially transfer the skill that may be on an undesirable body (like today's Duke's rather marginal 2/2 frame) and put it on something more appropriate, if you have the other troop around; the Duke's ability plays rather well with high-power or comes-into-play creatures, for instance.

We'll also be getting cards with the Prophecy ability, which augments upcoming cards in your deck, and Allegiance cards that will reward players for using cards of various race alignments. But enough about all that, I know you're here to take a look at some exciting new cards, and the first one is a real doozy. For one thing, it's multi-shard. For another, it's legendary. Without any additional fanfare, here's Windsinger, Master of the Hunt!

While he commands a kingly casting cost of 6 and requires 2 shards, this card looks bonkers on the surface. Not only will your resources replenish during your opponent's turn so you can use all kinds of spells and abilities, but you'll get to draw every time they do. Wow. The 4/6 body isn't too bad either, considering the wild abilities this crazy coyotle possesses. I know it's sort of early to be commenting on how viable Windsinger will be in constructed play, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say completely viable and exceptionally powerful. We'll see how that prediction turns out!

And we have another cool card here to show: Duplicitous Duke! This rather underwhelming 2/2 frame conceals a deadly secret, the Shift ability. Foist it off our little duke onto something with 6-8 power and you can win a game from out of nowhere as monstrous copies overwhelm your opponent or trigger gobs of come-into-play effects. While he may not be quite as exciting as our multishard monster, he's still pretty cool, and a neat way to show off the upcoming Shift ability.

Hex: Armies of Myth is expected to launch sometime this summer.