and I am here to share with you a card that is arguably my favorite non-Forge Guardians card in the game. A card that’s a fun card to build around, and gives a callback to one of the most infamous cards in early SolForge.
In case you need a primer, when you play a Hunting Pack an available space you have, there’s a 50% chance that you can place another in another lane. This continues until you either have no available spaces left, or the card “fizzles”. What Snowdrift Alpha’s “Activate” ability allows you to do is spawn a single Hunting Pack in an available space, and begin a Pack’s triggering cycle that way.
So you’ll be asking me now why I’m excited for this card (other than the fact come on guys HUNTING PACKS GUYS), there’s many reasons. On one hand it’s that in Trading Card Games/Digital Card Games, there’s players who are good, but they need a bit more luck-based cards to help push them over the top. On the other, there’s some players who enjoy the thrill of a high risk deck, other players who might see this as a challenge. Personally, I love the card because it’s a high risk card that you can build around and still make a somewhat competitive deck, especially with the right support.
As for what cards work best with Snowdrift Alpha, there’s two cards with him in particular with obvious synergies – which will dictate if you go U/T or U/N. For the more aggressive of us, U/T provides us with Ator, who can allow for instant activates and the placing of the Packs, plus some very aggressive creatures. For U/N, that gives us Deathweaver, a slower deck but with more potential value, along with plenty of other cards that enjoy disposable creatures (Soul Harvest, Grimgaunts),
But, in the end, I feel like most of the cards you will find useful could be within Uterra itself. Spring Dryads are a possible option, in the event you get multiple triggers. If you’re running Dryads, then cards Like Echowisp could be a good play. Cards like Ferocious Roar, Verdant Charge, and Lifeblood Dryad will make your Packs stronger. And, of course, we can look to our friend Weirwood Patriarch, who can buff Hunting Packs easily. Put this all together, and I know this is exciting for some older players; Grow-wide has a shot at coming back.
On top of all of this, it’s at Heroic rarity, meaning you may well come across it soon after release. This is definitely one of my favorite cards in this set, and I look forward to discussing this card soon! Come into Steam Chat or visit the SolForge Forums to discuss this card with myself and other members of the SolForge community!
Farewell, and BEE-LEIVE THE HYPE.