In a roguelike deck builder like Monster Train, which is filled to the brim with impactful and varying choices, the roster of cards and their effects in one's deck is integral to a run's success. However, while some card effects are powerful on their own, a major key to success is comboing card effects together. This guide will tackle some of the best card effect combos in Monster Train.
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Multistrike and Attack Buffs/Rage
Simply put, improving the attack stat of a unit that has Multistrike is one of the simplest yet most effective combos in the game. Multistrike is an effect that allows a creature to attack more than once; each stack of Multistrike equals an additional attack. Combining this effect with attack buffs like Rage, which adds +2 attack per stack, can lead to devastating damage.
Endless and Summon
Players who love infinite value will flock to the Endless/Summon combo. When a unit with Endless dies, it moves back to the top of the draw pile, while Summon effects trigger when a creature is played. This combo allows for continuous Summon triggers on a unit, enabling players to infinitely grind out bosses.
Burnout and Reform
Like the Endless and Summon combo, Burnout and Reform allow for continuous value generation. Burnout is typically a negative effect, as it is a countdown that kills a unit when it ends. However, with Reform, which returns a card to one's hand and gives it +5 attack and health, the two effects combo to create massive monsters.
Magic Power and Attuned
This combination fits well with spell slingers who love to cast powerful effects. In other card games, effects that increase the damage of spells are typically quite powerful; however, Monster Train's Attuned effect takes this to an entirely new level, as it multiplies the Magic Power of spells, allowing for devastating damage and combos.
Spikes and Regen
Regen and Spikes is a combination built for players who love to take punishment as well as dish it out. Regen is an effect that allows creatures to regenerate their health over time, while Spikes deals damage whenever a creature takes damage; combining the two allows for a creature to outlive its opponents by draining their health while restoring their own.
Frostbite and Sweep
A powerful area-of-effect combination, Frostbite and Sweep combine to take down multiple enemies over time. Frostbite is a stacking debuff that deals damage to creatures afflicted at the end of each turn. Pairing that with Sweep, which causes a unit to attack all enemies, will stack Frostbite on each struck target, causing even more damage over time.
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