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* In terms of matchups, Havencraft is often a very bad matchup for Shadowcraft due Havencraft's access to banishes to deny Lsat Words effects and shadows needed for Necromancy effects. This highlights in many [=RPG=] games where holy powers (Havencraft) can defeat the undead (Shadowcraft). It also highlights an old superstition in medieval Europe that the powers of God can fully put the dead to rest, hence why many cemeteries are often built near churches and funerals are often held by churches.

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* In terms of matchups, Havencraft is often a very bad matchup for Shadowcraft due Havencraft's access to banishes to deny Lsat Last Words effects and shadows needed for Necromancy effects. This highlights in many [=RPG=] games where holy powers (Havencraft) can defeat the undead (Shadowcraft). It also highlights an old superstition in medieval Europe that the powers of God can fully put the dead to rest, hence why many cemeteries are often built near churches and funerals are often held by churches.


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** When using Cucouroux's Enhance effect, she also spawns [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/900831040?lang=en Camieux, Gunpowder Gal]], who happens to be Silva's and Cucouroux's adapted younger sister. This also reflects on how Cucouroux looks after Camieux much like how Silva looks after Cucouroux. Gameplay wise, playing Silva's Accelerate effect with Cucouroux and using Cucouroux's Enhance effect together are considered incredibly strong on curve plays (especially when Camieux's is evolved on curve and trade into an enemy follower, ensuring most of the Last Words effect either weaken the opponent, or have most of the bullets attack the enemy leader).

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** When using Cucouroux's Enhance effect, she also spawns [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/900831040?lang=en Camieux, Gunpowder Gal]], who happens to be Silva's and Cucouroux's adapted younger sister. This also reflects on how Cucouroux looks after Camieux much like how Silva looks after Cucouroux. Gameplay wise, playing Silva's Accelerate effect with Cucouroux and using Cucouroux's Enhance effect together on curve are considered incredibly strong on curve plays for most Portalcraft lists (especially when Camieux's is evolved on curve and trade into an enemy follower, ensuring most of the Last Words effect either weaken the opponent, or have most of the bullets attack the enemy leader).


* One of the best followers to use with [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/109841010?lang=en Silva's]] Accelerate effect is [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/109831020?lang=en Cucouroux, Green Gunsmith]]. Cucouroux herself is the younger sister of Silva, which her Silva Accelerate effect allows Cucouroux to attack her foes immediately and dealing 2 damage to them before they attack, hence reflecting on how Silva looks out for Cucouroux.
** When using Cucouroux's Enhance effect, she also spawns [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/900831040?lang=en Camieux, Gunpowder Gal]], who happens to be Silva's and Cucouroux's adapted younger sister. This also reflects on how Cucouroux looks after Camieux much like how Silva looks after Cucouroux. Gameplay wise, playing Silva's Accelerate effect with Cucouroux and using Cucouroux's Enhance effect together are considered incredibly strong on curve plays (especially when Camieux's is evolved on curve and trade into an enemy follower, ensuring most of the Last Words effect either weaken the opponent, or have most of the bullets attack the enemy leader).



* Playing [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103621020?lang=en Veight, Vampire Noble]] when an opposing [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/102631030?lang=en Vania, Vampire Princess]] is on board will have him utter this quote: [[https://sv.bagoum.com/voice/e/vo_103621020_7_102631030.mp3 Vania, let us return to the castle]]. Veight is the older brother of Vania, who's is overly protective of her due to Vania's more adventurous and outgoing personality, and often leave the castle in her own adventure.

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* Playing [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103621020?lang=en Veight, Vampire Noble]] when an opposing [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/102631030?lang=en Vania, Vampire Princess]] is on board will have him utter this quote: [[https://sv.bagoum.com/voice/e/vo_103621020_7_102631030.mp3 Vania, let us return to the castle]]. Veight is the older twin brother of Vania, who's is overly protective of her due to Vania's more adventurous and outgoing personality, and often leave the castle in her own adventure.


*** The male omens follow the ten commandments while the female omens does something against the ten commandments, which reflect on the biblical passages on what sins a male and female would most likely commit.

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*** The male omens follow the ten commandments while the female omens does something against the ten commandments, which reflect on the biblical passages on what sins a male and female would most likely commit.commit.
* If the player plays [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/108231010?lang=en Innocent Princess Prim]] when an opponent [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/104521020?lang=en Orthrus]] and [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/101541010?lang=en Cerberus]] is on board, she greets with a [[https://sv.bagoum.com/voice/e/vo_108231010_7_101541010.mp3 friendly demeanor]] and even gives Orthus an AffectionateNickname, "[[https://sv.bagoum.com/voice/e/vo_108231010_7_104521020.mp3 Orthypoo]]." Considering her isolation in her castle by her father due to her purity, she's highly unaware of the threats of underworld creatures (especially in regards to Cerberus, who's known for her playful personality, which Prim quote with her indicates that Prim wants to her Cerberus and both Coco and Mimi). This is a stark contrast with her personal maid, [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/108221010?lang=en Nonja, Silent Maid]], who treats them with suspicion, since Nonja is more aware of the outside world (as evident with [[https://sv.bagoum.com/voice/e/vo_108221010_7_104521020.mp3 her quote when the opposing Orthrus is at board]]).
* Playing [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103621020?lang=en Veight, Vampire Noble]] when an opposing [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/102631030?lang=en Vania, Vampire Princess]] is on board will have him utter this quote: [[https://sv.bagoum.com/voice/e/vo_103621020_7_102631030.mp3 Vania, let us return to the castle]]. Veight is the older brother of Vania, who's is overly protective of her due to Vania's more adventurous and outgoing personality, and often leave the castle in her own adventure.


*** The male omens follow the ten commandments while the female omens does something against the ten commandments, which reflect on the biblical passages on what sins a male and female would most likely would commit.

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*** The male omens follow the ten commandments while the female omens does something against the ten commandments, which reflect on the biblical passages on what sins a male and female would most likely would commit.


---> '''Gilnelise, Omen of Craving: Thou shalt not covet.

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---> '''Gilnelise, Omen of Craving: Craving''': Thou shalt not covet.


* When using [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103121030?lang=en Crystalia Lily]] Enhance effect, she transforms a follower into a Snowman, which reflects on her ice powers in ''Videogame/RageOfBahamut''. Her being mostly used in control decks reflects on her portrayal in other games where she's often depicted as a "support" or "utility" character (which is highlighted with her appearance in ''Videogame/GranblueFantasy'').

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* When using [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103121030?lang=en Crystalia Lily]] Enhance effect, she transforms a follower into a Snowman, which reflects on her ice powers in ''Videogame/RageOfBahamut''. Her being mostly used in control decks reflects on her portrayal in other games where she's often depicted as a "support" or "utility" character (which is highlighted with her appearance in ''Videogame/GranblueFantasy'').''Videogame/GranblueFantasy'').
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* Several expansions have a particular theme involved:
** In ''Wonderland Dreams'', the main theme of the expansion is fairy tales (particularly Alice in Wonderland). The expansion puts a lot of emphasis on neutral card synergy, which highlights Alice's curious personality in the original Alice in Wonderland tale. Her curiosity in Wonderlands opens to hundreds of ''possibilities'', hence the emphasis on Neutral cards.
** In ''Chronogenesis'', the main theme of the expansion is time. This is the expansion that introduce the Rotation format and the new class, Portalcraft. Portalcraft as a class have followers with a {{Magitek}} theme with otherworldly beings and sci-fi like followers, and is a class that specialize in GradualGrinder games that emphasis in midrange and control decks. In the Rotation format, a lot aggressive early game cards from ''Classic'' and ''Darkness Evolved'' meta were rotated out, hence the Rotation format put a lot more emphasis on ''slower'' games with most aggro decks and OTK combos becoming non-existent (with the except of aggro Forestcraft).
** Dawnbreak, Nightedge, introduced the Choose mechanic, which gives more binary classes such as Sword more versatility than before. The main theme of this expansion is the clash between light and dark. The Choose mechanic have the "dark" options being more aggressive and more proactive while the "light" option is more defensive and reactive. This is easily highlighted with the poster legendary card [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/108044010?lang=en Moon and Sun]]. The "dark" option, [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/900041050?lang=en Tsukuyomi]], is more aggressively stated and have a Clash effect that deals damage to the enemy leader; while the "light" option, [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/900041040?lang=en Amaterasu]], is more defensively stated and has a Clash effect of restoring one defense to your leader.
** The main "omens" of "Omen of the Ten" expansion are based on the biblical Ten Commandments:
---> '''Mjerrabaine, Omen of One''': Thou shall have no other Gods before men
---> '''[[IdolSinger Lishenna, Omen of Destruction]]''': Thou shall not make idols.
---> '''Rulenye, Omen of Silence''': Thou shall not take the name of the lord your God in vain.
---> '''Marwynn, Omen of Repose''': Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
---> '''Galmieux, Omen of Disdain''': Honour thy father and thy mother.
---> '''Izudia, Omen of Unklling''': Thou shall not kill.
---> '''Valnareik, Omen of Lust''': Thou shall not commit adultery.
---> '''Octrice, Omen of Usurpation''': Thou shall not steal.
---> '''Raio, Omen of Truth''': Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
---> '''Gilnelise, Omen of Craving: Thou shalt not covet.
*** The male omens follow the ten commandments while the female omens does something against the ten commandments, which reflect on the biblical passages on what sins a male and female would most likely would commit.


*** In addition, Dragoncraft as a class has the most number of [[HerdHittingAttack board wipe options]] when compared to other classes, highlighting how most dragons often have powers to wipe out large armies easily, hence Dragoncraft is often the best class to shut down any ZergRush strategies.

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*** In addition, Dragoncraft as a class has the most number of [[HerdHittingAttack board wipe options]] when compared to other classes, highlighting how most dragons often have powers to wipe out large armies easily, hence Dragoncraft is often the best class to shut down any ZergRush strategies.strategies.
* When using [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103121030?lang=en Crystalia Lily]] Enhance effect, she transforms a follower into a Snowman, which reflects on her ice powers in ''Videogame/RageOfBahamut''. Her being mostly used in control decks reflects on her portrayal in other games where she's often depicted as a "support" or "utility" character (which is highlighted with her appearance in ''Videogame/GranblueFantasy'').

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* When evolving [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103021020?lang=en Fortunehunter Feena]], she bestows the player a [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/103011030?lang=en Goblin Mage]] and changes the card cost to zero. For those familiar with the ''VideoGame/RageOfBahamut'' lore, Feena is the caretaker of Goblin Mage, and changing the card cost to zero also highlights Feena's guardianship to Goblin Mage is incredibly valuable to her.
** In addition, Goblin Mage herself is often used tutor [[https://shadowverse-portal.com/card/101131020?lang=en Rhinoceroach]] when no other 1 or 2 play point followers are in the deck. Since Rhinoceroach is a gold rarity follower used in OTK Roach combos, having a 0 play point Goblin Mage pulling a Rhinoceroach is seen as incredibly valuable to the Roach player (as Goblin Mage herself is obssessed with "sparkly" stuff).
* In terms of matchups, Havencraft is often a very bad matchup for Shadowcraft due Havencraft's access to banishes to deny Lsat Words effects and shadows needed for Necromancy effects. This highlights in many [=RPG=] games where holy powers (Havencraft) can defeat the undead (Shadowcraft). It also highlights an old superstition in medieval Europe that the powers of God can fully put the dead to rest, hence why many cemeteries are often built near churches and funerals are often held by churches.
* Some classes have a very specific deck archetype niche:
** Havencraft is often specialized in control playstyle with HealingFactor, [[YouShallNotPass sturdy Wards]], board wipes, and damage negation effects. This relates to the fact that Havencraft is the ''defender'' of faith, and must protect the word and power of God through defense.
** Forestcraft is often specialized in combos, and many of their followers are forest-themed and archers. In RealLife, archers are not well-known for their brute strength, but their sheer dexterity, precision, and marksmanship. Archers attacking in the forest is often much easier than archers attacking in an open field due to utilization of HitAndRunTactics and ability to retreat into the woods when necessary. These two aspects are generally the reason why many of Forestcraft followers tend to be understatted and utilize the aspect of WeakButSkilled when it comes to their combos.
*** Forestcraft can also spit out wide board easily with ZergRush as well, being attacked by multiple Fairies can be ''very'' annoying.
** Swordcraft is often very specialized aggro decks with early game Storm followers, which a common strategy during the medieval period is to [[ZergRush constantly send soldiers]] [[AttackAttackAttack to attack]] until the enemy is defeated and only go in the defensive when necessary. And speaking of defensive, Swordcraft also have access to reasonable amount of Wards, which reflect on how knights and soldiers are often served as bodyguards to kings, generals, and nobles in their lifetime (which many of them are also Swordcraft followers). And speaking of ZergRush, both aggro and midrange Sword main strategy is applying pressure by constantly having wide boards, which reflects on how medieval warfare is often decided by armies with vastly superior numbers.
** Why Dragoncraft have a QualityOverQuantity approach? Because dragons are often ''powerful'', ''yet slow'' creatures, which Dragoncraft can only spit out a single threat at a time which the opponent must answer. Dragoncraft have followers that are often hard to deal with, as many of Dragoncraft's high play point followers that use have ''large'' amount of attack and defense.
*** In addition, Dragoncraft as a class has the most number of [[HerdHittingAttack board wipe options]] when compared to other classes, highlighting how most dragons often have powers to wipe out large armies easily, hence Dragoncraft is often the best class to shut down any ZergRush strategies.

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