Chaldea's plans to prevent human extinction by correcting the distortions in world history caused by the dispersal of Holy Grails through time and space. Mage Ritsuka Fujimaru and his servant Mash Kyrielight, tasked with this crucial mission, are now headed for the fortress city Uruk in 2655 B.C. Mesopotamia, where the King of Gods, Gilgamesh himself, is defending humanity's last bastion from hordes of beasts and demons summoned by evil deities who intend to eradicate humankind.
Some sets are held together by flavor, some by mechanical elements that permeate every color and trait; Fate/Grand Order's common design pattern is the playstyle encouraged by the cards - board control. Apart from common staples and generic efficient role players, if you look at the set's unique effects, it becomes pretty clear what cards like Attack by a Formidable Enemy, Fujimaru & Mash and Coordination with Comrades, Mash are trying to achieve. These of course go very well with The Mistress of the Underworld, Ereshkigal and its Standby climax, since getting high-costed characters (like Grand Caster, Merlin or The One Who Has Seen Everything, Gilgamesh from the Trial Deck) on the battlefield for free makes the whole defensive gameplan a lot more consistent and saves you the resources necessary to defend them and enable your endgame.
Speaking of endgame, Goddess Who Rules Over Venus, Ishtar looks like a great way to use all that stock you've been saving up. And at that point, you might as well be playing Battle in the Underworld, Ereshkigal, since it uses the same climax.
Not a fan of playing Standby at level one? We've got you covered! Abuse the ductility of Halving with a Single Stroke, Gilgamesh to swap climaxes for free and loop Battle Where Sand Clouds Whirl, Gilgamesh for advantage until it's time to close the door on your opponent with Time for the Final Battle, Gilgamesh. (Yeesh, that's a lot of Gilgamesh.)
As unintuitive as it sounds, Fate/Grand Order is a standalone set just like how Fate/Apocrypha is, which brings the total number of Neo-Standard series with in-universe Holy Grail Wars to four (including Fate/kaleid). Must be tough, being a Fate/ fan and a Weiss Schwarz player.
Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia officially releases on 22 January 2021. Pick up singles and sealed products right here on Cardmarket!