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COMING TO STEAM
11·28·2018
PLAY ARTIFACT AT PAX WEST
AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 3
SEATTLE, WA
Attendees of PAX West will be able to play Artifact, a collaboration between legendary game designer Richard Garfield and Valve, in the game’s first public showing.
Players will battle each other in a continuous, single-elimination gauntlet for the right to challenge a champion on the main stage. Win or lose, everyone who plays at PAX will earn Artifact merchandise, including signed prints of artwork and two keys for free copies of the game when it is released.
EVENT DECKS
Attendees at PAX West will have access to four different decks, enabling four different playstyles. For every match in the gauntlet, each player will be randomly assigned a deck they haven't yet played. Below is a preview of what you can expect to encounter at PAX.
AGGRO
BLACK / BLUE
Hit the opponent’s tower hard and fast.
Your troops are vulnerable. You must deploy your resources wisely, exploiting the weaknesses of your enemies since you can't match their strength head-on. Dimensional Portal provides the raw materials you'll need. Assault Ladders and Disciple of Nevermore provide the support you'll need to decimate the enemy tower.
Creep
Spell
Warmonger Continuous Effect
Sorla Khan deals +4 damage when attacking a tower.
Sorla Khan
Hero
Improvement
Item - Weapon
Creep
Spell
Holy Persuasion Active Ability
Active ■4: Get control of an enemy creep.
Chen
Hero
Spell
Item - Accessory
ECON RAMP
GREEN / BLACK
Protect your position as you pile up heaps of gold.
Cast Payday to double your gold. Then double it again. Your money and your mana bring colossal beasts like the Thunderhide Pack to bear on your opponent. It is only a matter of time before your immense resources and powerful creeps overwhelm your enemies. If they don’t beat you early, they will lose.
CONTROL
BLUE / RED
Control the board until you knock the opponent out with a masterful blow.
Conflagration sweeps the field, and Thunder God's Wrath cracks their weakened heroes. Your ever-growing force of Red Mist Pillagers threatens immediate victory if your opponent drops their guard for even a moment. You're ready with Time of Triumph, prepared to crush them if they try to stall.
Improvement
Spell
Static Field Reactive Ability
Deal 1 piercing damage to Zeus's enemy neighbors after you play a blue spell.
Zeus
Hero
Spell
Creep
Improvement
Spell
Axe
Hero
Spell
Item - Weapon
ARMORED CLEAVE
RED / GREEN
Dominate the lane with heavily armored and hard hitting troops.
Cleave allows your heroes to spread damage around to all your foes, cutting a bloody swath through your enemies. Break the symmetry of Grand Melee by deploying armored units against squishy, unarmored enemies. It is only a matter of time before your army is the only one left standing.
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