Artifact Portalcraft

Deck Overview

Rotation Rating
4 / 5
Difficulty
Hard
Cost
Low

Rotation Archetype Overview

Artifact Portalcraft is a deck centralized on the use of Artifact cards unique to its class. Artifact cards have powerful stats and abilities despite their low costs, and this deck aims to swarm the field and establish board control using these cards. Cards such as Analyzing Artifact, Hakrabi, and Deus Ex Machina ensure resources are constantly available. When the opponent swarms the field with numerous followers, combine Acceleratium with Artifact cards to wipe them out! Finally, the deck aims to end the game using Storm followers such as Radiant Artifact and Safira, Synthetic Beast.

Rotation Deck Sample

This is a sample decklist. Feel free to make changes based on your preferences.
Shadowverse Portal Link
Follower
Card Cost Quantity
IcarusFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put 2 Ancient Artifacts into your deck.
Evolved
Evolve: Put a random Artifact card from your deck into your hand.
2 2
Hydro AlchemistFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Fanfare: Randomly put either a Guardform Golem or a Strikeform Golem into your deck. If Resonance is active for you, put both a Guardform Golem and a Strikeform Golem into your deck instead.
2 3
Disciple of DestructionFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Fanfare: Destroy another allied Portalcraft follower or Portalcraft amulet without Countdown, and then draw 2 cards.
2 3
Magisteel LionFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put 2 Analyzing Artifacts into your deck.
2 3
HamelinFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Choose a follower in your hand (excluding Hamelin) that originally costs 3 play points or less. Put a copy of that follower into your hand.
2 3
Miriam, Synthetic BeingFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
If you have at least 2 play points and Resonance is active for you, Choose: Play this card as either a L'Ange Miriam or a La Diablotine Miriam.
2 3
Fervent Machine SoldierFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put a random Artifact card from your deck into your hand.
3 3
HakrabiFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put a random Artifact card from your deck into your hand. Repeat once if Resonance is active for you.
5 3
Safira, Synthetic BeastFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Rush.
Fanfare: Enhance (10) - Evolve this follower and this follower's attack is 0 until the end of the turn. This value equals the number of allied Artifact cards destroyed during this match.
Evolved
Storm.
6 3
Deus Ex MachinaFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effects - Whenever you play an Artifact card recover 1 play point. At the end of your turn, if Resonance is active for you, discard your hand and draw 6 cards. (These effects are not stackable and last for the rest of the match.)
6 3
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
MechanizationSpell - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Choose: Put 2 copies of 2 of the following cards into your deck - Analyzing Artifact, Ancient Artifact, Mystic Artifact, or Radiant Artifact.
0 3
MetaproductionSpell - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Put an Analyzing Artifact into your deck.
At the end of your turn, draw a card.
1 3
SubstitutionSpell - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Banish an enemy follower with 3 defense or less.
Put a Puppet into your hand.
3 2
Amulet
Card Cost Quantity
AcceleratiumAmulet - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Countdown (3)
Whenever an allied Artifact follower comes into play, give it Rush.
Whenever you play an Artifact card recover 1 play point.
1 3

Rotation Core Cards

Card
Expansion: Omen of the Ten
Expansion: Omen of the Ten
Expansion: Chronogenesis
Expansion: Chronogenesis
Expansion: Omen of the Ten
Expansion: Chronogenesis

Hydro Alchemist: This 2-PP follower is only the second Portalcraft card to give access to the two powerful Golem Artifacts. This card can also be used to manage Resonance status. When played out of Resonance, it will put the player in Resonance. In contrast, if the player is already in Resonance, the player will remain in Resonance.

Disciple of Destruction: The ‘Demon Eater’ for Portalcraft. The addition of this card provides further consistency to the deck, and it increases the chance of drawing into Deus Ex Machina.

Safira, Synthetic Beast: The main finisher of the deck, whose power as a finisher is dependent on the number of destroyed Artifacts.

Deus Ex Machina: Deus is the main engine of the deck, allowing Artifacts to be played for an even lower cost (indirectly via PP recovery) and replenishes hand size when Resonance is active.

Mechanization: This card may secretly be the best addition to the archetype from the Omen of the Ten expansion. This 0-PP spell allows the player to choose two different Artifacts (not random) and add two copies of them into the deck. This card gives additional access to Analyzing Artifact, a key Artifact in the deck. Also, access to Mystic Artifact and Radiant Artifact has gotten much easier, and thus it is no longer necessary to play specific cards to add them to the deck.

Acceleratium: This 1-PP amulet gives the deck immense board-wiping capabilities. Usually this card is set up in the mid- to late-game, when Artifacts are plentiful in hand.

Rotation Alternative Options

Card
Expansion: Chronogenesis
Expansion: Omen of the Ten
Expansion: Chronogenesis

Nilpotent Entity: A powerful defensive option against decks that produce high burst damage.

Enervating Mail: A mid-sized follower with the new ability Invocation, with the requirement being that 10 or more Artifacts were destroyed during the match. The evolution ability also searches Artifacts from the deck.

Magna Legacy: A large, powerful follower with a board-wiping ability.

Rotation Budget Options

The beauty of this archetype is that the only required legendary card is Deus Ex Machina. Therefore, the cost of building the deck is relatively low. In addition, the card pool for Portalcraft is slightly smaller than other classes, so there are not many other options that will reduce the deck building cost.

Rotation Deck Mulligans

Metaproduction: A solid first turn play to put Analyzing Artifact in the deck. This card has an even higher value when Miriam, Synthetic Being or Fervent Machine Soldier is also in hand.

Icarus / Hydro Alchemist / Magisteel Lion: A 2-PP 2/2 is always a solid card to keep, and these are no exception. Of the three, Hydro Alchemist and Magisteel Lion are higher priority than Icarus.

Miriam, Synthetic Being / Fervent Machine Soldier: Powerful cards that can search for Artifacts from the deck. Playing these on the 3rd turn after Hydro Alchemist or Magisteel Lion can lead into a powerful 4th turn play.

Deus Ex Machina: As the most important engine in the deck, Deus is an important mulligan target.

Rotation General Gameplan and Tips/Tricks

  • In the beginning of the game, focus on getting Analyzing Artifacts in deck and search them out when possible. This will accelerate the draw engine in the deck, giving more options in the mid-game. However, be careful not to put too many Artifacts in deck when Deus Ex Machina is not in hand.

  • There are two powerful early-game (turns 2~4) plays that can give an early advantage:

    • Magisteel Lion → Miriam/Fervent Machine Soldier→ Hamelin + 2 Analyzing Artifacts

    • Hydro Alchemist→ Miriam/Fervent Machine Soldier → Hamelin + one of the Golem cards

  • The main goal of the deck is to grind out and win the ‘war of attrition’. To achieve this, access the Artifacts that were put in deck in the early-game using cards such as Hakrabi and Deus Ex Machina, and give them Rush abilities with Acceleratium!

  • One of the challenges to piloting this deck is the management of the Resonance state, especially when Deus’ ability is active. Therefore, it is imperative to understand how to adjust the number of cards in the deck. Here is a quick reference:

    • Add/Subtract 1 card to/from deck

      • Metaproduction (add 1 momentarily, draw 1 card at end of turn)

      • Icarus (Evolution effect only)

      • Hydro Alchemist (when not in Resonance)

      • La Diablotine Miriam (Choose from Miriam, Synthetic Being)

      • Fervent Machine Soldier

      • Hakrabi (if not in Resonance)
         

    • Add/Subtract 2 cards to/from deck

      • Icarus

      • Hydro Alchemist (when in Resonance)

      • Disciple of Destruction

      • Magisteel Lion

      • L’Ange Miriam (Choose from Miriam, Synthetic Being)

      • Hakrabi (if in Resonance)
         

    • Add 3 cards to deck

      • Biofabrication
         

    • Add 4 cards to deck

      • Mechanization

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