Sylith Strategy – Frigates 101

Sylith Strategy – Frigates 101

Hello and Happy New Year!

It’s Mojumbo here today to talk to you all about GalaCollider. In particular, I’m going to go over a potent strategy the Sylith can use to defeat their opposition: Frigate aggro.

Core Strategy

The key to playing this style of deck effectively is to overwhelm your opponent with many small Frigates attacking from multiple fronts. You will use your superior mobility to scout out your opponent’s plans as well as find weak points to strike at. This style of deck is particularly good at invading the enemy’s coreworld when they least suspect it giving you a strong and deceptive win condition. If you like aggressive mind games, this is the type of deck for you!

Key Pieces
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The Bruiser is perfect for scouting an opponent’s territory. It can move twice a turn and has a very low build cost which allows you to get them on the opponent’s side of the map very early in a game. From there, you can see what your opponent is up to and play your cards wisely to best interupt them. The Free Build module comes in handy for serving this purpose as the ship can be built on the frontlines regardless of whether your planet has the ability to produce ships normally.
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The Rhino is your bread and butter Frigate. It really pushes the aggro theme of the deck because of the Raid module. Raid prevents the opponent from generating resources on planets where a raiding ship is present. As such, the best way to use the Rhino is to place them in key sectors where your opponent can’t easily remove them. The Bruiser will scout the enemy for you, the Rhino strikes at the exposed areas you find.

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Great Tree is a big scary Dreadnaught. It’s important that your strategy doesn’t rely completely on 1 type of ship. Even though your ‘Frigate aggro’ deck is very much focussed on Frigates, it’s important that you have some bulk to defend your own coreworld. That’s where Great Tree comes in. Basically, the idea is that while your Frigates are zooming around your opponent’s side of the map causing them a headache you build a Great Tree at your coreworld to play defense. In this case, your Dreadnaught’s invasion troops will be used to reclaim any territories your opponent may try to steal from you. Your Frigates apply the pressure, Great Tree blocks inevitable counterattacks.

The Tech

As the game progresses, you will eventually reshuffle your deck and start drawing cards that you purchased from your techpool. The following are the 2 cards that are very important to your Frigate aggro strat. Make sure you buy them!

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The Skink Drop is a powerful tech 2 win condition for your deck. It can move a staggering 3 times a turn and has the ability to invade sectors. Often, you can win a game by sneak-invading your opponent’s coreworld while they are too pre-occupied dealing with your raiders and attempting a counterattack on your front. Just watch out for enemy blockades trying to stop you from advancing forward!

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Nuwa is a very powerful tech 3 Frigate. Like the Rhino before it, it has the ability to raid enemy planets but now it also comes with lots of Nukes and Torpedos. This means that Nuwa will do a massive 6 damage to Dreadnaughts that it attacks. The Coalition faction tends to rely on big Dreadnaughts to win games so the Nuwa is a perfect answer to that strategy. Also, the Nuwa can move 3 times a turn which allows you to keep up the aggression and cherry pick the best fights available. Getting a Nuwa to raid your opponent’s homeworld for a turn or two will usually end the game.

The supporting cast

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Naturally, the deck can’t be made up of purely ships. The above 3 cards are imperative to supporting your Frigate aggro strategy. First off, Elgyin allows you to draw more cards to replenish your hand since Frigates tend to be very cheap ships to build which means you can burn through your cards in hand very quickly. Workshop and Ti Surge are both to bolster the attack strength of your Frigates to make them more highly aggressive tactics. For example, with both Workshop and Ti Surge in play, you can build 3 attack Bruisers which makes them way more menacing than they were originally as they will now be able to trade better with enemy ships.

That’s all for me today! Be sure to hop in a game and try out some Sylith Frigate aggro when you get a chance. You won’t be disappointed.