The Breakdown – EN Weiss Schwarz – Disgaea

If you haven’t read the Introduction to the Breakdown, click here to check it out.  It provides the context for the full series and lets you know how to read these articles.  If you’ve read it already, then continue on!

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome to the Breakdown.  thenightsshadow here, and as we do each time on the Breakdown, we look at several questions about a series, then get on down to breaking down what makes the series tick and how one should approach playing it.

The set we’re going to cover in this article is Disgaea, and the theme for this article is going to be “Properly Minusing an Opponent”, so even for those that don’t play Disgaea they can still get something out of this article.

As a reminder, here are the general questions we ask ourselves for each set.

1) Competitively, why should I play this set over other sets?
2) What is the ideal set up from Level 0 to Level 3?
3) How does our play look like versus an opponent?
4) Where are our good and bad matchups?

Once we answer these questions,  there will be questions about those questions, but we’ll cover those afterwards.

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Shark Tips – Installment 2 (The Whereabouts of Wit)

This article is rated Experience Level 7.  This article is perfect for budding tournament players that wish to understand more about doing well in tournaments and increasing their win rate.

Welcome to Shark Tips, an irregular installment that aims to help readers improve their play, no matter what card game they play.  In this segment, I discuss a tip I’ve learned or am in the process of learning, and expand on its ramifications and/or applications.

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Shark Tips – Installment 1 (Reasons to Wield a Sword)

This article is rated Experience Level 7.  This article is perfect for budding tournament players that wish to understand more about doing well in tournaments and increasing their win rate.

I came to the realization lately that I haven’t been putting out a lot of content for those already experienced but still willing to learn.  As such, I’d like to add a new irregular installment to the blog: Shark Tips.  While this blog may be focused towards Weiss, Shark Tips will work for pretty much every card game, even if the examples don’t line up perfectly.  In it, I discuss a tip that I’ve either learned or am in the process of learning and expand on its ramifications and applications.

With that said, let’s get started!

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The Breakdown – EN Weiss Schwarz – To Love-Ru Darkness

If you haven’t read the Introduction to the Breakdown, click here to check it out.  It provides the context for the full series and lets you know how to read these articles.  If you’ve read it already, then continue on!

This article is rated Experience Levels 3-6.  This article series is intended to cover a wide range of topics about particular sets, and will help players of all kinds when it comes to knowing their set or the set of an opponent.

Welcome to the Breakdown.  thenightsshadow here, and as we do each time on the Breakdown, we look at several questions about a series, then get on down to breaking down what makes the series tick and how one should approach playing it.

The set we’re going to cover in this article is To Love-Ru Darkness, and the theme for this article is going to be “Adjusting Your Play to the Matchup”, so even for those that don’t play To Love-Ru Darkness they can still get something out of this article.

As a reminder, here are the general questions we ask ourselves for each set.

1) Competitively, why should I play this set over other sets?
2) What is the ideal set up from Level 0 to Level 3?
3) How does our play look like versus an opponent?
4) Where are our good and bad matchups?

Once we answer these questions,  there will be questions about those questions, but we’ll cover those afterwards.

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