After establishing a 6-0 Gauntlet run with Reva in his previous video, Son of Makuta discusses the logic behind his draft and reviews the performance of each card that he included. With relaxed and thoughtful explanations throughout, he eventually pilots his deck to an impressive 12-1 record.
In his first YouTube video in September, Son of Makuta claimed, "I don't know much about Gauntlet. I want to try it out, and I want you guys to come along for the ride." His Gauntlet skills have improved since then, but his light-hearted and friendly approach to the game is still a pleasure to watch.
You can watch the rest of his Reva draft through this playlist.
zelda shares his magnum opus - an exceptionally thorough Gauntlet guide, aimed specifically at new players.
He starts with several guidelines for deck construction in Gauntlet, explaining how to choose a suitable spread of mana costs (or mana curve) and when you should prioritize completing your mana curve over simply choosing the most powerful cards. After providing a cheat-sheet of important rules for piloting your deck, he ranks the viability of all 12 generals and proceeds to evaluate every single card in Duelyst.
Each card is given a 0-100 rating and a short paragraph of justification - faction cards that work best with a particular general have two separate reviews, along with modifiers for each general to show how useful different Neutral minions are with that general. Although exclusively picking the highest-rated cards and ignoring your mana curve is a very bad idea, these ratings help new players to filter out the most relevant cards and provides a solid foundation for new players to learn about Gauntlet.
The guide embedded here will update automatically whenever zelda updates his original Google Document, which can be found here.
On Turn 1 Mystic, we aim to teach new players how to climb to Gold Division as soon as possible, then from Gold Division to S-Rank as soon as you're interested and have time.