Usurpation Swordcraft
Rotation and Unlimited
Archetypes
Midrange Swordcraft
Aggro Swordcraft
Rotation
Archetypes
Usurpation Swordcraft
Unlimited
Archetypes
Spartacus Swordcraft

Deck Overview

Unlimited Rating
3 / 5
Difficulty
Medium
Cost
High

Rotation Archetype Overview

Usurpation Sword is similar to Midrange sword but focus's more on using the loot cards to help give additional surviveability. Using cards such as Octrice, Omen of Usurpation and Apostle of Usurpation to play control throughout the game gives this deck additional reach and disrupt your opponent's gameplan.

Rotation Deck Sample

This is a sample decklist. Feel free to make changes based on your preferences.
Shadowverse Portal Link
Follower
Card Cost Quantity
Rapier MasterFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Fanfare: Enhance (2) - Gain +1/+1.
Fanfare: Enhance (4) - Gain +1/+1 more and Bane.
1 3
Sky Commander CeliaFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
If you have at least 5 play points, Choose: Play this card as either a Celia, Hope's Strategist or a Celia, Despair's Messenger.
2 3
Valse, Magical MarksmanFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Fanfare: Choose - Put either a Holy Purebomb or a Fatal Spellbomb into your hand.
3 3
Innocent Princess PrimFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Ambush.
Fanfare: Enhance (8) - Gain +3/+3. Put a Nonja, Silent Maid into your hand and change its cost to 0.
Evolved
Ambush.
2 1
Disciple of UsurpationFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Ambush.
Whenever you play a Loot card, gain +0/+1. Whenever this follower attacks, randomly put 1 of the following cards into your hand: Gilded Blade, Gilded Goblet, Gilded Boots, or Gilded Necklace.
Evolved
(Same as the unevolved form.)
3 3
Octrice, Omen of UsurpationFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Fanfare: Remove all Last Words effects on an enemy follower and give those effects to this follower.
Fanfare: Enhance (8) - Gain +2/+2 and the ability to evolve for 0 evolution points. Recover 2 play points.
Evolved
Evolve: Randomly put 2 of the following cards into your hand: Gilded Blade, Gilded Goblet, Gilded Boots, or Gilded Necklace.
3 3
Frontline CavalierFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Whenever an allied Officer follower comes into play, restore 1 defense to your leader.
Evolved
Evolve: Summon 2 Heavy Knights.
Whenever an allied Officer follower comes into play, restore 1 defense to your leader.
4 3
Apostle of UsurpationFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Fanfare: Deal 1 damage to an enemy. Randomly put 1 of the following cards into your hand: Gilded Blade, Gilded Goblet, Gilded Boots, or Gilded Necklace.
Whenever you play a Loot card, deal 2 damage to a random enemy follower.
Evolved
Whenever you play a Loot card, deal 2 damage to a random enemy follower.
5 3
BarbarossaFollower - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Rush.
Last Words: At the start of your next turn, put a Barbarossa into your hand. Change its cost to 8 if there are 2 enemy followers or less in play. Change its cost to 2 instead if there are 3 enemy followers or more in play.
Evolved
Rush.
Last Words: At the start of your next turn, put a Barbarossa into your hand. Change its cost to 8 if there are 2 enemy followers or less in play. Change its cost to 2 instead if there are 3 enemy followers or more in play.
5 2
Zeta, Crimson LancerFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Rush.
Whenever this follower attacks, put a Beatrix, Undying Blue into your hand if there is no allied Beatrix, Undying Blue in play or your hand.
Evolved
(Same as the unevolved form.)
6 2
Latham, Honorable KnightFollower - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Accelerate (2): Summon 2 Knights.
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effects - Whenever an allied follower attacks and there are no allied Knights in play, summon a Knight. Whenever an allied follower that originally costs 1 play point comes into play, give it Storm. (These effects are not stackable and last for the rest of the match.)
8 3
JiraiyaFollower - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Accelerate (2): Change an enemy follower's attack and defense to 1/1.
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Fanfare: Change all enemy follower's attack and defense to 1/1.
9 2
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
Chromatic DuelSpell - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Choose: Put either a Queen Hemera the White or a Queen Magnus the Black into your hand.
Enhance (8): Put a Queen Hemera the White and a Queen Magnus the Black into your hand instead, and recover 8 play points.
1 3
Usurping SpinebladeSpell - Omen of the Ten
Unevolved
Deal 3 damage to an enemy follower. Randomly put 1 of the following cards into your hand: Gilded Blade, Gilded Goblet, Gilded Boots, or Gilded Necklace.
2 3
Dragon KnightsSpell - Brigade of the Sky
Unevolved
Choose: Summon a Vane, Indomitable Knight; a Siegfried, Dragonslayer; a Lancelot, Twinfang Prodigy; or a Percival, Lord of Flames.
Enhance (8): Choose 2 of those followers instead.
5 3

Rotation Core Cards

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

Octrice, Omen of Usurpation: Octrice is a decent card that is very good at disrupting your opponents strategy. The enhance ability is also very relevant with this card because it gives you ability to evolve it for free, gain additional stats and add loot cards to your hand. 

Apostle of Usurpation: Apostle of Usurpation is an incredible board control card. There are rare situations where it can kill your opponent but it is very good for clearing boards if you have loot cards in your hand. 

Rotation Alternative Options

Card
Expansion: Omen of the Ten

Servant of Usurpation: A card that can be difficult for your opponent to deal with. It does give you loot cards but happens to be weak to a lot of removal. You can play this card if you want it more cards that give you additional loot. 

Rotation Deck Mulligans


  • Rapier Master

  • Any 2 PP followers 

  • Octrice, Omen of Usurpation / Disciple of Usurpation

  • Usurping Spineblade

Rotation General Gameplan and Tips/Tricks

  • You want to play a very controlling game with this deck. Always fight for the board with the rush followers and use your evolution points to create bigger boards. 
  • Generally try to keep at least 1 loot card in your hand. Each of them are useful in their own way. It will take some practice actually learning how to use each of them properly but it is definitely worth it. 
  • Zeta and Barbarossa are cards that can help you preserve evolution points due to them having rush. Dragon Knights can help you with making sure that you have a strong late game. 
  • Octrice, Omen of Usurpation is a very strong card for disrupting your opponent. Stealing last word effects from your opponent can definitely frustrate your opponent. 
  • Rapier Master synergizes with Latham, Honorable Knights leader ability. It can be an excellent way to finish the game because it's cost is originally one and the leader ability works on anything that originally costs 1 PP. 

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