Deck Building 101: The Basics

May 14, 2008 at 5:34 am 2 comments

Are you tired of losing, and you think that your deck sucks? Well think no more because after you’ve read this deck building guide you’ll be able to build a good competitive deck that will earn you some respect in Clint City.

Play Style

The first thing you need to know in order to make a competitive deck is what your play style. Would you go for a high damage deck that can easily end a match in two round? Or would you go for blockers and outlast your opponent? Or maybe you would want to have a deck full of high power cards to dominate your opponent with? You could choose any play style that suits but you should also consider what play style is good for the general environment and not just for a specific deck.


Now that you have chosen a play style you should now decide what clan you’re going to play. In Urban-Rivals clan bonuses is the most important factor. Some clans like Rescue and Sentinel are able increase their own attack while Uppers and Montana can reduce their opponent’s attack. On the other hand GHEIST and Roots are meant to stop their opponents ability while Nightmare are able to stop their opponents clan bonus. La Junta and Fang Pi Clang are able to increase their damage while Pussycats can reduce damage dealt to you.

A good competitive deck would either be a mono-clan (consisting of only one clan) or dual-clan (consisting of two clans in a 4-4 split between the two clan). Using more than two clans in a deck in not advisable cause if would reduce the chance for activating clan bonuses.


You now have a play style and a clan or two but what format you should consider playing? In Urban-Rivals there are currently three competitive formats:

  1. ELO
  2. Type 1
  3. Type 2.

ELO is a special format for players with level 15 or above. There are limitations in deck building for ELO like banned cards, not allowing doubles of cards and star count limit of 25. ELO tournament last for one week and you give you a chance to win Collectors (cards that can’t be gotten outside of ELO or trading/buying from other players). To know more about ELO visit Urban-Rivals’s official ELO Tournament page.

Type 1 and Type 2 are deck format for daily tournaments. Daily tournament happens 12 times every day and your goal is to score the most battle points. Prizes in Daily tournaments depend on your position. To know more about Daily Tournaments visit Urban-Rivals’s official Daily Tournament page.

To know more about the deck formats visit Urban-Rivals’s official Deck Format page.

On the next Deck Building 101, I am going to talk about Character Cards.


Entry filed under: Strategies.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Josh  |  June 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    OK Guide, but you left out about half of the clans

  • 2. John  |  November 21, 2010 at 4:58 am

    wow… helped alot!!! i kept losing then i read this and made a team and just destroyed a guy 🙂


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