Slay the Spire gets new playable character The Watcher in big 2.0 update

January 15, 2020
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Mega Crit Games’ superb solo card-battling rogue-like Slay the Spire – superb enough to be named one of Eurogamer games of 2019 – has just received a mammoth update on PC, introducing, among other treats, a brand-new playable character known as The Watcher.

Slay the Spire’s free new update is significant enough to warrant the version number 2.0 and brings a list of balance changes and bug fixes long enough to require some hearty scrolling to get through. The big news addition, though, is The Watcher, a “blind ascetic” who “brings her training in the divine stances and a seeing staff to cast judgment upon the wicked Spire spawn”.

The Watcher can scry and retain cards, but it’s those stances, a gameplay mechanic unique to the character, that really sets her apart from other playable heroes.

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