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Subject: New King Balon Greyjoy er why ? rss

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miloboy gogogo
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Why you use this version instead of core set ?

Is king trait is that much good ?

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Michael
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You wouldn't play this Balon over core set Balon. Looks like pretty much the whole thrones community agrees. You can check out a review of the pack this card comes in on cardgamedb.
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Cameron McKenzie
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Not very good competitively, but I'm eager to build 5 "thematic" decks for a War of the Five Kings melee, with King versions of Robb, Balon, Joffrey, Stannis, and Renly.
Using King Balon instead of core is a downer, but I would also be building other decks more around theme than competitive advantage (for example I would build the Baratheon deck without Robert)
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Zeb
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A couple reasons:

1) You want to make more challenges rather than near-guarantee unopposed.

2) You like the new art better
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Xavier Domínguez
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Maybe in the future GJ will have some other theme besides getting unnopposed challanges and the new Balon will fit better? Like something on the lines of multiple militar challanges per phase ala Khal Drogo? That way, having someone that can participate in 3 challanges a turn with renown can compensate losing the uo bonus. Who knows...
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Hedyn Brand
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The King attribute may matter one day, but until then I think I'll take the cheaper card with a more useful effect
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It's still early days for 2nd edition, and most houses still have one preferential strategy that will likely surpass all others. For Greyjoy it's clearly unopposed challenges, so - aesthetics or thematic preference aside - there's no competitive reason to choose the new Balon right now.

But, all men must die, so who knows in the future...
 
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