Topic 4: Turn Phases

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Topic 4: Turn Phases

Post by Essence Team » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:04 pm

In this topic I'll talk about the turn phases.


1) There is a strict sequence of phases within every turn of the combat.
2) In each phase there are specific actions you can do with your hero.
3) When you're done with the actions, you can click on the proceed button in order to move to the next phase of the turn.
4) Every phase lasts for 30 seconds. If you don't click the proceed button within these 30 seconds, you will automatically move to the next phase of the turn.
5) When you play against an AI opponent or against a Single Player Campaign
opponent, you have unlimited amount of time for every phase. This is valid if you play against a human player opponent - in Ranking Game or in Challenge Game.
6) There are some differences in the phases you move through, when you act first and when you act second in the combat:
a) When you act first the sequence of phases is:
- Draw cards phase
- Equip cards phase
- Attack phase
- Dismiss phase
b) When you act second the sequence of phases is:
- Draw cards phase
- Defense phase
- Dismiss phase
7) The Draw cards phase is equal for both the heroes (it is irrelevant does the hero act first or second). During this phase you can draw up to 3 cards from the Random Deck AND/OR from your custom Collector Deck and collect them in your hand. If you don't have enough space in your hand you will be able to draw the number ofcards which is equal to the number of currently free card slots in your hand (see example 1).
8) In the very first turn the Draw card phase for both the heroes is more specific. In it they can fill their whole hand slots (see example 2).
9) The Equip cards phase appears only for the hero who acts first in the current turn. During this phase you can equip buff cards in your buff area.
10) The Attack phase is the moment when you can actually play up to 2 non-buff cards, by selecting them from your hand and putting them in the play area in the center of the combat table.
11) The Defense phase is same as the Attack phase - you can play up to 2 non-buff cards, by selecting them from your hand and putting them in the play area in the center of the combat table.
12) There are two differences between the Attack and the Defense phase:
a) If in the current turn the heroes kill each other, the hero, who acts first and had played attack phase will win the combat and the hero who acts second will lose the combat.
b) The player who acts second in any turn and will play a defense phase has the obvious tactical advantage to see what his opponent has played in the play area before making a decision what cards to play by himself.
13) The Dismiss phase is equal for both the heroes. During this phase you can dismiss up to 1 card from your hand, by putting it in the dismiss area of the table. By doing this, you can free some slots from your hand, throwing away a card, that you don't want to play.
14) The damage calculations occur between the Defense phase and the Dismiss phase of the hero who acts second. If at least one of the heroes is killed in the current turn, i.e. this will be the last turn of the combat, after the damage calculations there is no a dismiss phase for the hero who acts second (the dismiss phase is skipped whoever hero win the combat)
15) In every turn there are phases, in which you make some actions, and your opponent waits for your actions and phases in which you wait for his actions. During a phase, in which your opponent makes his moves, you cannot make any actions that affect the combat.
16) Nevertheless during every phase (even in those in which your opponent acts), you can:
a) Zoom in and zoom out any of the cards from your hand, your buff area, your opponent's buff area, your play area, your opponent's play area, your active cards and your opponent's active cards.
b) Click on your and on your opponent's avatar to check your and respectively your opponent's hero stats and skills.
c) Adjust the game music options.
d) Chat with your opponent.
e) Check the battle log information.
f) Surrender.


Example 1:
Player A has 7 card slots in his hand. In the current turn he has 5 cards in his hand (collected in previous turns). In the Draw card phase he can collect 1 or 2 cards from the Random Deck and/or Collector Deck, because he has only 2 free card slots in his hand (7-5=2)


Example 2:
Player A has 7 card slots in his hand. In the very first turn he can collect up to 7 cards from the Random Deck and/or the Collector Deck. In each following turn he will be able to draw not more than 3 cards.


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