To be a true master Redakai player, you will need to learn how to build your deck and use the different kinds of cards. There are three different kinds of cards in Redakai: Character cards, Monster Cards, and Attack Cards. How you use these and which ones you choose to include in your deck will make the difference between success and defeat. Let's take a closer look at the three different card types, and then see how we can use them to build a good Redakai deck:
Character cards are the kings of your deck. You must protect them at all costs and they will make up your team. Each deck you build must have 3 different character cards. These character cards will be played at the start of the game. Each character has three different damage zones, when all your damage zones are filled, the character is defeated and removed from play. Character cards also have three defense zones of different colors. These defenses will block different attacks of different colors, the higher number the better! Character may also have a special ability which is to be used in the advanced version of the game.
Monster cards are played on top of your characters. You must have at least 40 monster and attack cards in your deck. They transform into these monsters and get their power, their defense, and their special abilities increased. Many monster cards will help you to defend against different colored attacks, increase your stock defense, and have super cool special abilities too! For example, Ky transforms into Metanoid which increases his defensive abilities and also has the special ability to play the top card from your deck for free (if it is an attack). Monsters cost a certain amount of Kairu points to be played, and can be upgraded and enhanced.
Finally we have the attack cards. Again, you must have at least 40 monster and attack cards in your deck. A recommended ratio of monster to attack cards is 1 monster card to every 3 attack cards. There are two different kinds of attack cards: standard and react. Standard attack cards have an attack power and a certain amount of Kairu that it costs to play them. They will hit either the top, middle, or bottom damage zones on a character. Sometimes an attack card has an ability as well such as React. React attack cards let you play them in reaction to other cards for free. They can be very powerful and a great way to get back at your opponent without them expecting it! Attack cards also attack certain colors as well, so if the attack power of your red attack is higher than the red defense of the character, you score a hit.
How To Build A Redakai Deck
Your Redakai deck of cards must have 3 characters and at least 40 attack and monster cards.
Building a good deck is crucial to your success. You will want to vary everything, from the damage zones of your attacks (so that you can hit all three damage zones on your opponent’s characters) to the attack colors so that you have the best chance of piercing your opponent’s defenses. Also you want to have a good number of react cards that let you respond to attacks dealt on you. Be sure to look out for the cards that have combo abilities so you can build your deck around these and take full advantage of their awesome powers!
As we mentioned before, having 1 monster card to every 3 attack cards is a good ratio. This translates into 8-10 monster cards and 30-32 attack cards on average. This will give a good balance of boosting your characters and attacking your enemies.