Way of the Monkey
|Way of the Monkey|
- Way of the Monkey is considered so simplistic, it does not have an official FAQ.
Other rules clarifications
- For those who care about order, you gain +1 Buy first, then gain +
Playing an Action card with Way of the Monkey offers you a terminal and an extra Buy. This is not generally a particularly powerful effect, but it does add some flexibility, can be very important if there is no other source of +Buy available, and can sometimes greatly facilitate a pile-out.
Using Way of the Monkey is an inefficient way to generate stop cards and amount of terminal space required. However, the flexibility is useful: for example, if you are short of a desirable pricepoint during the early game, you may prefer to play a terminal draw card using Way of the Monkey in order to reach it rather than risk drawing another Action card dead and/or failing to draw another Copper. A more general application is with Action cards you have no other use for, such as Chapel after your deck is clean, or a draw card if you have overdraw and no mid-turn gains to spend it on, or a Necropolis in the opening; a terminal Copper is significantly preferable to a completely useless card.in relation to the number of
The +Buy is usually the more significant component of the Way. If the Kingdom offers strong cheap cards (e.g. Lackeys), Way of the Monkey can be very useful in enabling you to buy multiple cards early in the game without having to acquire a dedicated source of +Buy and successfully collide it with other cards that will produce enough . If the other options for +Buy are lacking or very weak (e.g. Herbalist), it may be preferable to use Way of the Monkey as your only or primary source of this effect. In the endgame, the presence of Way of the Monkey may reward a careful eye on the Supply piles, especially if terminal space is abundant; since any spare Action card can easily be converted to an extra Buy and , a pile-out opportunity can occur much sooner than it otherwise might, especially if it involves cheap cards such as Ruins.
| +1 Buy
Other language versions
|German||Weg des Affen|| +1 Kauf
|Japanese||サルの習性 (pron. saru no shūsei)|