Game studio Immutable has introduced two new gameplay mechanics that add more strategy to their trading card game Gods Unchained. First there’s Favor, an in-game resource that players earn during an online match. Players can spend this resource in that another new mechanic, The Sanctum. This is a shared zone where both players can access cards outside their standard deck.
Gods Unchained is introducing another layer of depth with these new gameplay mechanics. The developers see the introduction of the Sanctum as a way to battle predictability of certain online matches. Players need to adapt immediately to sudden changes.
During the upcoming first season of Gods Unchained, Favor will get an important role. For example, some cards will give players additional Favor.
What is Favor in Gods Unchained?
Favor is a resource that players earn through attacking the enemy. Players begin the game without any favor. They earn the favor of their god by attacking the opposing god or destroying enemy creatures. On the first turn players can earn one point of Favor, on the second turn two points, and three points of in every following turn. Favor carries over between turns. This resource can be spend during the online match.
Spending Favor in the Sanctum
Players can spend their Favor by opening the Sanctum menu on the right side of the screen and buying one of the available cards. These cards will only be available during the current game, and players will not permanently own them.
In the Sanctum there are five decks of twelve cards each. Each of these decks has a certain theme, aimed at speed, defensive or offensive play. Both players share the same deck of Sanctum cards, which means there’s an extra layer of competition there.
Gods Unchained updates all the time
Immutable has been working very hard lately. The studio is preparing to launch the first season of Gods Unchained. Next to the introduction of the Sanctum and Favor, the studio introduced Flux and card fusing last week.
For card fusing players need two or more identical cards to merge them into one more valuable version. The resource needed to fuse cards is called Flux, and can only be obtained by winning competitive matches. Players will need to increase their rank and gather wins to earn enough Flux to add value to their cards.
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