Black Knight Titan
Black Knight Titan
|Strike rival with their weapon.|
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
- Players can earn this Diamond Neutral card either by crafting one for 2500 Gem Shards or opening a Booster Pack.
- This card has no family subtype.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Black Knight Titan (or BKT) is a punishing counter to weapon decks and in particular synergizes with AP-gain decks. To clarify the card's effect, it borrows the rival's weapon and then strikes the rival. In other words, it is a free strike effect that is gains bonus damage from the rival's weapon attack. This means the damage dealt is equivalent to your attack added to the rival's weapon attack. For a legend with eg. 6-8 base attack or more, the damage can be considerable. As a counter for a weapon deck like Linza who routinely builds up a massive 8+ attack weapon, the damage is downright deadly. Additionally, as a strike, the durability on the weapon is reduced by 1, giving it a modicum of weapon grief potential as well that could lead to the rival taking even further damage from a creature if they were playing the weapon with no margin for error on its durability. 1 durability weapons like Skeleton Champion in an aggressive Ozan deck are especially vulnerable to this. Overall, Black Knight Titan fits best in an AP-gain deck as a tech card against weapons, especially one that uses strikes to pressure the opponent, as this can greatly accelerate a killing blow.
Lore[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
- Reworked in 1.4.0 from 5/8 with effect "Strike rival with their own weapon. Remove weapon from Rival"
Black Knight Titan, prior to patch 1.4.0 on July 13, 2016, was renowned as one of the most useful diamond cards in the game. The BKT at the time was a 5/8 creature that not only struck the rival with their own weapon but also subsequently removed the weapon with no exhaust drawback. It was the only neutral source of hard weapon removal in the game, and actually at the time one of only 2 or 3 other means of hard removal in the game, a couple of which weren't even accessible enough to be viable (like Highwayman's 8 gold cost in a meta with the old Redbeard Frank). With such a rare but powerful effect, and as a neutral card with relatively forgiving stats for its effect, it saw ubiquitous use. Many attributed to this card alone the reason why Linza was completely unplayable using her signature style of weapon building. With BKT's rework, it has become more situational, and hard weapon removal has been confined to only a couple remaining legend-specific cards such as Highwayman and Major Mary Rancour.