7 August 2019 | KeyForge

A Chance of Cataclysms

Today's KeyForge Forecast: Prime Championships to Offer Shocking Prizes


“The Architects took great pains to make the Crucible inhabitable for creatures from worlds across the universe. But they didn’t make it safe.”

Something is amiss.

The air pulses and stings. The ground begins to tremble. Above in the atmosphere, a storm unlike any other grows and swells, inescapable and all-consuming. Tears in the very fabric of reality begin to form and start to swallow all forms of life as this turbulent monster begins its descent on the Crucible! Amidst this pandemonium, the insatiable Archons remain undeterred in their pursuit of hidden Vaults. It's during moments like these that the Archons are willing to risk everything for the chance to uncover these priceless treasures. 

Archons, the time has come to show off your talents at the upcoming Prime Championships! These KeyForge tournaments are a central part of the Organized Play path that leads to the World Championship and offer a more competitive environment that will challenge your abilities as a player. Forming the tier above Store Championships, Prime Championships draw talented players from all around to compete for amazing prizes and the chance of becoming a Prime Champion.

At stake at these events, you'll find a whole host of prizes, including tokens, deckboxes, playmats, keys, and of course, Æmbershards! In addition, the one Archon who claims victory will earn an invitation to the KeyForge World Championship! And of course, Prime Championship events also serve as a great way to earn more Power Levels on your chosen deck, with the Top 8 decks advancing to Power Level 2 and the decks of both finalists rising to Power Level 4. Now, brace yourself for the coming cataclysm and fight for these electrifying prizes!


For simply participating in a Prime Championship, players will have ten Æmbershards added to their Master Vault. Then, for every win, players recieve an additional five 'shards. The one Archon who ascends above all others and claims the title of Prime Champion gains a bonus 75 Æmbershards! Not only that, but based on your overall placement, you may also receive a sizable bonus of Æmbershards. For example, players who place within the Top 8 will get a bonus of 20 'shards, while players in the Top 4 will get a bonus of 30 'shards! As you can see, you can quickly rack up these precious gems at a Prime Championship. 

Top 16

Each player who places in the Top 16 will receive a pack of five blue acrylic stun tokens. These tokens will certainly come in handy, whether you're using commonly played action cards like  Tremor  or Blinding Light, or using the abilities of creatures like Pip Pip or the mighty Zorg. Of course, you can also be on the receiving end of these effects, which may force you to use these tokens in less ideal situations. Players in the Top 16 will also receive a crimson-colored deckbox with brand-new KeyForge artwork. These deckboxes also feature a designated area on the side of the deckbox where you can mark your deck's factions.

Top 8 and Top 4

Players in the Top 8 will receive a playmat illustrating a nefarious looking creature that some inhabitants of the Crucible refer to simply as The Grim Reaper. Though not much is known about this ghastly entity, one thing is certain: it is dangerous and volatile. There have been recent claims about a number of disappearances, and The Grim Reaper is believed to be the cause. If spotted, this creature should not be trifled with under any circumstances! Furthermore, the players who manage to make their way into the Top 4 of a Prime Championship will receive a sizable deckbox that's able to hold multiple Archon decks. 


Regardless of which Archon claims victory in the end, both finalists receive a set of metal key tokens. The unforged side of these keys features the symbol of Prime Championships, denoting your impressive results at this competitive KeyForge event. 


The player who earns the title of Prime Champion will win a playmat featuring artwork of a crackling dragon that's surging with raw, unbridled power. This behemoth will have a profound impact on any other creature, and it's sure to even instill fear in Archons. It's even possible that this beast is solely responsible for the mayhem that has enveloped the surroundings. The Prime Champion will also receive an invitation to the KeyForge World Championship in the form of a Dominator Bauble! Truly a worthy reward for a player that dominated the competition. 

Channel Your Energy

Like Store Championships, event organizers may choose which format and variant of KeyForge is used for Prime Championships. For these tournaments, event organizers may use one of the following four options: Archon Solo, Archon Adaptive, Sealed Solo, and Sealed Triad. In comparison to Store Championships, Archon Adaptive and Sealed Triad are replacing Archon Reversal and Sealed 2 Deck Survival. For more information on these styles of play, please refer to the KeyForge Format and Variants document.

Fully Charged and Ready

A violent maelstrom of unfathomable magnitude has now descended upon the Crucible. This is not a place for the weak and defenseless—you must stand your ground and fight, Archon! Unleash your power and defend youself, or become a mere casualty to this hostile environment and the beasts that exploit it.

We will be sharing a list of stores that are hosting these KeyForge Prime Championships soon! Brace yourself for the coming chaos.

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