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Phases
Phases are small segments of rounds that are designated for a specific purpose in order to organize the pace of the game

Here are a list of phases that are named on cards:

.: Action Phase
-- When: The start of each lane
-- The Action Phase is the bulk of each lane and is when you can play Abilities or Item cards

.: Combat Phase
-- When: Once both players pass without playing cards on their Action Phase
-- The Combat Phase is when each unit in a lane attacks

.: Shopping Phase
-- When: The end of each round
-- The Shopping Phase is when each player can spend their gold to buy items


Here are a list of phases that are not named on cards yet:

.: Pre-Action Phase
-- When: At the start of each lane before the action phase starts
-- Certain effects will trigger during this time, seen on cards like Luna or Trebuchets

.: Spawning Phase
-- When: The start of each round
-- 2 Basic Creeps will spawn (in the 1st round, 3 will spawn instead)
-- On the 1st round, your first 3 heroes will spawn
-- On the 2nd round, your 4th hero will spawn
-- On the 3rd round, your 5th hero will spawn
-- Any heroes that died the round before last will respawn (unless they have Rapid Deployment)

.: Placement Phase
-- When: The start of each round, after the Spawning Phase
-- Freshly spawned basic creeps and heroes will be placed randomly and automatically
-- Heroes that respawned will be allowed to be placed any lane you want, but you can't choose their specific position in the lane

.: Drawing Phase
-- When: The start of each round, after the Placement Phase
-- Both players draw 2 cards from their deck
-- In the very first round of the game, players draw 5 cards instead

Phase Order in Simple Notation
.: Drawing Phase
.: Spawning Phase
.: Placement Phase
Row 1
.: Pre-Action Phase
.: Action Phase (repeat until both players pass without playing a card)
.: Combat Phase
Row 2
.: Pre-Action Phase
.: Action Phase (repeat until both players pass without playing a card)
.: Combat Phase
Row 3
.: Pre-Action Phase
.: Action Phase (repeat until both players pass without playing a card)
.: Combat Phase
.: Shopping Phase

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July 25th, 2018 - Page Created