Sydrine Duskstrider is the Riftblade, a Void Elf wielder of both steel and the dark energies of the Void. This class combines weapons, Taunts, and minion placement in order to secure the early-to-midgame and either snowball from there or leverage their powerful summoning from deck abilities to close out the game.
For a development timeline of the Riftblade, refer to the below spoiler:
The Riftblade Basic Set promotes a midrange playstyle while allowing for both faster, more up-tempo deckbuilding as well as providing tools for removal and the late-game.
The first half of the Novitiate set continues to develop the three mechanics and class traits introduced in the Riftblade's Basic Set: weapon breaking, minion positioning, and summoning directly from the deck. Not only do these mechanics get intertwined with each other, but they are also joined by a new synergy: Taunt minions.
The second half continues much of what the first half has done, but also cements 2-card combinations and even introduces Pirates into the mix, a natural fit for a very weapon-heavy class.
Finally, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire gives further support to the burgeoning Riftblade Pirate archetype while also introducing strong disruptive tools for slower Riftblade decks, as well as removal tools and cards that continue to synergize well with weapons.
Novitiate (Initate) Set
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