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Goons and Watchtower would be interesting as a counter indeed, I will try that. I tried a Goons deck a few times before but because Mountebank happens sooner than Goons I didn't find it too promising.

And yes, we still need to try 'ultimate dominion ultimate'; i.e. with all expansions. Of course there is some consideration as to whether you put in Platinum and Colonies or not, but I think this will give a proxy of what the strongest cards in Dominion are.

To find out what cards are the strongest in Dominion, we came up with an experiment: Dominion Ultimate.

Normally Dominion is played with ten kingdom cards, but in Dominion Ultimate we play with all cards of an expansion. This way, all cards have to compete with one another, and the strongest cards and combos in Dominion Ultimate are simply the strongest cards in the set.

We have played Dominion Ultimate a few times now using the Prosperity expansion. The number of possibilities in Dominion is quite overwhelming so we can’t claim with certainty that we found the strongest strategy already. But, the combination of cards that has been dominating in our games so far is King’s court + Mountebank.

King’s court + Mountebank is extremely powerful because your opponent receives three Curses and three Coppers in one turn. Six bad cards ruin a deck so badly, that even getting hit with King’s court Mountebank only once is very hard o come back from. Moreover, hitting your opponent with this combination slows him down so much, that you will have all the time in the world to keep hitting him with it until his deck is mostly Coppers and Curses.

We should note that even if we already found the strongest card combination in King’s court + Mountebank, we aren’t done playing Dominion Ultimate yet, because we are still looking for the quickest way to obtain and play this combination. So far, we use Quarry because it discounts both King’s court and Mountebank. This helps to obtain King’s Court and Mountebank quickly. We simultaneously use Forge and Mint to thin our deck so than we have a higher likelihood to draw King’s court and Mountebank in the same hand once we have obtained them. But we are sure that there is room for improvement in this setup.

The results of the Dominion Ultimate experiment are thus that King’s court with Mountebank is the strongest card combination in Dominion Prosperity. We will soon run this experiment for the other expansions as well.

We encourage everyone to try out Dominion Ultimate! It is a slightly overwhelming, but very interesting game mode and it offers endless room for improvement. We would love to hear what your results are!

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Dominion Articles / Re: The Top 20 Best Designed Cards
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:29:03 am »
I love cards that are very strong in some situations and very bad in others. These double edges swords require a lot of skill to use properly.

I like Contraband for example, because it is much stronger in the early game, when it might be unclear what you are looking to buy, than in the late game when you are racing to buy Colonies.

Dominion Articles / Re: Combos/Counters Article list
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:23:42 am »
Grand Market/Vault is also a nice little combination. Normally Grand Markets are hard to buy due to the no-copper restriction, but you can get around this if you use Vault to discard all your coppers.

I have an article about this on:

Introductions / Re: Question from newbie
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:25:37 am »
Aah ok thanks. The links indeed generate revenue if people buy products through them.

I guess I'll just try to engage with the forum in a non-obnoxious way and see how the admins respond to my links.

Introductions / Question from newbie
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:39:22 am »
Hi all,

Supercool that this forum exists! I've been reading the website for a while now and am happy to be able to share some of my own thoughts on Dominion too now!

I also have my own website about board game strategies and I actually write about Dominion a lot. What are the rules about reposting such content here? Can I post an article here, can I link to the original article, etc.

My intention is not to only promote my own stuff btw, I want to engage in this forum but I'm inevitably gonna want to refer to something I already wrote somewhere else sometimes. And also I would really like your opinions on some of my articles.

Thanks and happy to meet you!

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