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There are many facets to Dominion strategy. This page contains discussion about many of the key elements of Dominion strategy. If you are new to the game, you might want to brush up on some Dominion Lingo before you read too much further.

As of right now, most of these links take you to the blog or forum discussion. As the wiki expands, most of this content will migrate to the wiki.

[edit] Basic Strategy

  • Big Money - The wiki page for the Big Money strategy.
  • Beyond Silver - Discusses basic strategy using silver as a baseline for determining what cards you want in your deck.
  • Penultimate Province Rule - Article on basic end game strategy.
  • Building a +Action/+Cards Engine - Blog article explaining the basics behind one of the simplest engines out there.
  • Terminal Draw / Big Money - Similar to the +Action/+Cards article, it discusses how to play Terminal Draw money strategies.
  • How To Beat Attacks - A beginner's guide to playing with and defending against attack cards.
  • Deck Archetypes - An article discussing a breakdown of the decks that are most often built.
  • Making It To Level 45: Lvl 1, Lvl 5, Lvl 10 - A series started (and never completed) by fp which discusses a progression of basic strategies.

[edit] Intermediate Strategy

  • Single Cards, Combos/Counters - A comprehensive listing of articles written about single cards as well as combos and counters. Most of these articles will now be present on the card's respective wiki page.
  • Building The 'First Game' Engine - A blog article discussing how to build an engine from the 'first game' kingdom presented in Base Dominion. Though tailored to this kingdom, the concepts listed in the article can be applied to any engine.
  • Deck Control - A guest article about managing and maintaining control over your deck throughout the game.
  • The Keys To Big Money - Blog post on the finer points of money based strategies, with links to discussion on the component articles.
  • Basic Opening Probabilities - A discussion on opening turn probabilities and how they affect your gameplay.
  • Reasons For First Player Advantage - Attempts to explain the reasons why turn order matters so much in Dominion.

[edit] Advanced Strategy


Strategy
Deck archetypes Big MoneyComboEngineRushSlog
Strategic concepts CollisionCounterCyclingDeadDuchy dancingEndgameGreeningMegaturnMirrorOpeningOpportunity costPenultimate Province RulePayloadPinPiledrivingReshuffleSilver testStop cardSplit advantageStrictly betterSynergyTerminalityThree-pile endingTurn advantageVictory pointVillage idiot
Rules Blue dog ruleCostDeckGameplayLose Track ruleMaterialsNo Visiting ruleSupply (Kingdom) • Triggered effectsTurn
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