Building a MolecuWars Deck
With the Starter Deck of 54 cards, you can build at least two decks to begin your atomic battles. Booster Packs or a Collector Deck will give you many additional cards that will help you master the game.
You should have at least six Atomicals in your deck, otherwise you will never be able to complete a MolecuRing. Depending on your Atomicals, you should also keep at least one Energy available for them to bond and to partner Chemicals with them. Lab cards are not necessary to win, but using them them can drastically change the game dynamic.
A 36-card deck that includes 18 Atomicals, 8 Chemicals, 5 Energies, and 5 Labs is a good starting point to building a powerful deck. Staying close to the 24 card minimum deck size will give you the advantage of speed. Having a larger 60-card deck allows for more flexibility, endurance, and changes throughout the game.
Always pay attention to the oxidation states on Atomicals and Chemicals when selecting them for your deck. Selecting Atomicals that will compliment each other to bond and Chemicals that will easily partner with their oxidation is the best way to build your Attack Line and bond your MolecuRing.
We recommend a deck with at least the following:
- 15-20 Atomicals
- 5-10 Chemicals
- 5-10 Energies (depending on the Atomicals you choose, you may need more or fewer)
- 5 or more Labs
Some great questions from those who have experienced their own atomic battles:
Can I draw more than one card at the end of my turn?
No, you should draw only one card at the end of each turn. If you have not planned and selected your deck, this may create a slow start to your battle. Like in the laboratory, good preparation of your tools (cards) makes for great experimentation (game-play). look through all your cards and select the 24-60 cards you want to use.
Can I partner two Atomicals together in the Attack Line?
No, do not partner two Atomicals. Partner only Chemicals to Atomicals in the attack line to enhance their powers. Partnering Atomicals together makes the gameplay too complicated when attacking and bonding in the MolecuRing.
Can I separate a partner Chemical?
No, you cannot selectively split a partner, but you can attack your own Chemical partners and Atomicals using Labs or Energies in your Reaction Chamber. You can also discard from your Attack Line or Reaction Chamber or Hand at any time before you draw.
What cards are “in play?”
Cards “in play” refers to all cards on the table for both opponents (Attack Line, Reaction Chamber, and MolecuRing)
Do I partner/bond only using opposite oxidation?
Yes, you Bond and Partner using the opposite oxidation states on Atomicals and Chemicals. Bonding is between Atomicals in the MolecuRing. Partnering is between Atomicals and Chemicals on the Attack Line.
Can I discard from my MolecuRing?
No, Atomicals in your MolecuRing remain in place until one on an open ends is attacked and “killed.” You can attack your own Chemical partners and Atomicals using Labs or Energies in your Reaction Chamber and you can use Energies and Labs to attack at any time.
Can I attack my opponent’s Attack Line with my Attack Line?
No, you only attack one of the Atomicals in your opponent’s MolecuRing with the Atomicals in your Attack Line. Your opponent can use the cards in his/her Attack Line to defend/block.
What is the “Open End” of the MolecuRing?
An “open end” is one of the Atomicals that has only one side bonded to another Atomical. For example, if you have four Atomicals in your MolecuRing, you have two open ends and two Atomicals that are “protected” (no open ends). If your ring has five Atomicals, three are protected and two are open ends. If you have only two Atomicals in your MolecuRing, they are both open ends.