The Balancing Phase is set up to ensure new cards are a healthy addition to the game as a whole before having their values locked off for good.

Updated 1/24/21

The Trial of the Gods Balancing Phase is extended until Thursday 25 February 2021.

For the third extension, we are extending the balancing phase for an additional month. The design team believes that the balance is good overall, and while the public data shows great gameplay diversity and balance among the domains, we also believe that many individual cards can be improved. We are going to take the time to continue to refine and improve the expansion set, to provide even more fun in each pack.

Once again, we greatly appreciate people’s comments and opinion in Discord‘s #balance channel. We read it daily, and it helps to keep us informed about what the community wants the most. Please keep sharing!

~ Thandrie “Seeker” Davis, Lead Game Designer


Greetings mortals! Seeker here, Lead Game Designer for Gods Unchained. Trial of the Gods has been in your hands for over a month now, and in that time we’ve seen a bunch of things shift as we get a feel for how these cards feed into the rest of the game. Some cards came out of the gates swingin’ a little too hard (*ahem* Jaguar Staff) and others have taken time to show their worth. 

For those not in the know, the Balancing Phase is set up to ensure new cards are a healthy addition to the game as a whole. This is necessary because, once the Balancing Phase ends, card stats are locked off for good. (For more on this see ‘Balancing Phase & Trading’ in the Buyers Guide.) 

We have set up checkpoints along the way, where we evaluate where these cards sit from a balance perspective. At the moment, things are still a little too skewed for our liking. Some cards are simply too powerful and others need to get a bit better. Then, of course, we need time to see how those changes hold up once you find clever ways to incorporate them into your decks.

As a result, the Trial of the Gods Balancing Phase will have its first 30-day extension. The initial section of the Balancing Phase runs for a total of 60 days, so with the addition of the new term the Trial of the Gods Balancing Phase will run until at least December 8, 2020.

Gods Unchained cards are built to last forever, minted to become as immortal as the gods themselves, so we won’t end the Balancing Phase until we’re confident that the whole set is in a good place.

As we continue to make changes, we will monitor the meta and let the data lead the way. The next evaluation point is set for late November, at which point we’ll be able to make a call on whether we can lock off stats or if there’s more to be done. 

Thanks again for playing, and for giving your feedback. We read everything in our Discord, so please let us know what you think in the #balance channel.

~ Thandrie “Seeker” Davis, Lead Game Designer


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