A Curious Journey Impressions: Formidable

A Curious Journey Impressions: Formidable

A Curious Journey LoR Spoilers Day 3

Hey guys NicMakesPlays here.

Today I’m going to go over the new Demacia reveals and their new keyword, Formidable.

This reveal package includes six new cards:

  • Petricite Hound (Demacia follower)
  • Petricite Broadwing (Demacia follower)
  • Durand Protege (Demacia follower)
  • Durand Sculptor (Demacia follower)
  • Durand Architect (Demacia follower)
  • Petricite Stag (Demacia follower)

Thanks for reading! For more impressions, check out the rest of our reveal articles for A Curious Journey.

New Keyword: Formidable

Having great health also doubles to keep units alive while dealing more damage so health buffs have huge value. Something to keep in mind is that your health lowers when you take damage, so your unit will deal less damage each time it’s health lowers.

Petricite Hound

petricite hound (lor card)

  • Petricite Hound
    • 1 mana 0|2 follower
    • Formidable

This card is a 0/2 one drop that has the Formidable keyword. At first glance this card seems weak, but the entire deck will synergize around it by buffing its health. This essentially gives you a buff target off turn 1 that can benefit off of the health buffs. Saga Seeker may be better than this card, but this card is more focused on the Formidable keyword and can be played without the Targon region.

Petricite Broadwing

petricite broadwing (lor card)

  • Petricite Broadwing
    • 2 mana 0|3 follower
    • Challenger, Formidable

This card has both Challenger, Formidable and high health. This card is looking to be extremely powerful because it’s the perfect target for buffs since it can gain value off of Challenging units. This is a perfect fit for Pantheon decks that already run a ton of buffs and also all the new Demacia support cards. This is also a 2 drop so it’s an early game target for all your buffs and may be a centerpiece of these decks.

Durand Protege

durand protege (lor card)

  • Durand Protege
    • 3 mana 3|2 follower
    • Play: Grant an ally +0|+1 and Tough.

Durand Protege looks extremely strong in decks that put a lot of stats on one unit such as Fiora or Fated. You can give a unit like Fiora, Tough so she can start working on her alt win con easier. This is also great with Fated units to trigger Fated and make them more resilient to removal. If used on Pantheon you can thin his pool of keywords when he levels up since he already has Tough. This card is also perfect for Formidable units since they gain health as well as Tough which makes their health more sustainable.

Durand Sculptor

durand scultpor (lor card)

  • Durand Sculptor
    • 2 mana 2|2 follower
    • When you summon another ally, grant it +0|+1.

Durand Sculptor has a lot of potential since there is no limitations on the units she can buff. Cards like Battlesmith and Yordle Explorer gave +1/+1 but they were limited to buffing certain tribe tags. Durand Sculptor can buff anything and works amazing with the Formidable keyword.

Durand Architect

durand architect (lor card)

  • Durand Architect
    • 3 mana 1|4 follower
    • Support: Give my support ally +0|+2 and Formidable this round.

This card is interesting since it gives a unit Formidable that wouldn’t normally have it.

A lot of units that want Formidable already have it, and units that don’t have Formidable usually have more attack than health.

There are certain units that come to mind that would be powerful with this card though.

The first thought is Battering Ram, this card can easily get to 12+ attack and has Overwhelm as well to put on huge damage.

Petricite Stag

petricite stag (lor card)

  • Petricite Stag
    • 4 mana 3|5 follower
    • Support: I take all damage for my supported ally this round.

You can buff up Petricite Stag to attack more freely with your other units without them dying in combat. This allows you to go wide more safely with units that normally couldn’t put pressure on safely.

Bonus Deck: Formidable Fiora Pantheon

nics formidable fiora pantheon

Deck code: CECQGBIJAMCQMAQBAAES2AYDBENSGXABAMAA4AIEAABAIAIBAAGQEBIABQHACAYJCMAQEAABAA

[See Formidable Fiora Pantheon deck details]

Here is my Fiora Pantheon deck using the new cards. You can use the new Formidable cards in this deck since they work well with buffs and Fiora.

Put on huge stats to a unit and then finish with Overwhelm from Zenith Blade. Fiora and Pantheon both also act as alternate win conditions.

Thanks for reading! For more impressions, check out the rest of our reveal articles for A Curious Journey.