Tempo Strategies


Tempo is an overarching classification for decks that seek to apply pressure with a threat, and use cheap interaction to keep their opponent off-balance just long enough to finish the game. Here is a Podcast episode about Tempo in Highlander. Click on any of the archetype primers below to learn more about Tempo and decks with a Tempo element in Highlander.

The Synergy Control Archetype in Highlander

Welcome to the Synergy Control deck archetype for 7 Point Highlander! On this page you will find all the content related to this play style. A Summary of the Synergy Control Archetype Synergy Control decks often look strange on the surface because in comparison to the Good-stuff Control archetype their individual cards tend to look somewhat weak in a vacuum. However, dig a little deeper beneath the surface and you’ll realise that every card plays a specific role, and many of them work in concert to create very powerful synergies. Synergy Control decks are typically built around one of two… Read More »The Synergy Control Archetype in Highlander

The Protect the Queen Archetype in Highlander

Welcome to the Protect the Queen deck archetype for 7 Point Highlander! On this page you will find all the content related to this play style. A Summary of the Protect the Queen Archetype: Protect the Queen decks are based on a strategy in chess whereby you leverage one particularly important piece and make moves that keep it safe so that it can continue its rein over the board. The iconic equivalent in Magic is deploying a Delver of Secrets early in the game, and then holding your ‘counterspells’ for when your opponent attempts to kill that powerful creature (and… Read More »The Protect the Queen Archetype in Highlander

The Blue Moon Archetype in Highlander

Welcome to the Blue Moon deck archetype for 7 Point Highlander! On this page you will find all the content related to this play style. A Summary of the Blue Moon Archetype Blue-based Control decks in the Blue Moon archetype can vary in their exact configuration, but they all hinge around one primary game plan; put a stranglehold on your opponent’s game actions by locking them out of ever casting spells in the first place. The three key cards in all variants of this deck archetype are Back to Basics, Blood Moon, and Magus of the Moon, all of which… Read More »The Blue Moon Archetype in Highlander