How the FRICK do i get past ante 6?

How the FRICK do i get past ante 6?
I've been playing this shit for 5 hours and whenever I think i've got it figured out the game fricks me up in 1 swoop.
>check achievements
>80% has finished everything
Am i this fricking moronic?
Any tips?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    git gud

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >whenever I think i've got it figured out the game fricks me up in 1 swoop.
    that's balatro for you, kino of the highest order
    just play more anon it's hard to give advice for games like this. jokers are important, you don't necessarily need good hands like five of a kind, incremental jokers are good but sometimes total bait

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Any strategy with some synergy can easily get you past ante 8. X2/3/4 mult jokers are important. Negative jokers help, enhancing single cards help.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What are people supposed to tell you, its still a luck based game after all.
    But you get a look for things, which combinations work and which dont.
    And most importantly, youll start to see in Ante 3 - 4 already if youll survive 6 - 8
    And once you got there, you will restart 9 of 10 games in Ante 2. Have fun.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this, i basically just autopilot until i reach ante 5 when i think to myself "oh ez win" or that i'm gonna struggle to get past the boss

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    What deck are you trying to use, OP?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I change, but usually i pick red or blue, since I would assume those are the 'easier' decks.
      Still get fricked every run though

      I focus mainly on planet cards to increase hands, but I don't know if this is the right tactic
      Does buying cards help more?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Planets are nice but not good enough to universally fall into the "useful" category since the easier the hand is to make from a base deck the less valuable the upgrades are, and the bigger hands are obviously harder to make, opening Standard packs is worse 99% of the time though. A decent Joker like Abstract is as strong as a level 4/5 hand
        Save up money, buy +Mult and XMult Jokers and Arcana packs, buy 1 decent chip Joker, buy the obviously good vouchers when they show up and play to whatever strengths your best (and easiest to trigger) Jokers have
        If you want to add a good Joker to the pool, discard a Royal Flush

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Buying regular playing cards isn't usually something you want to do unless you've got a joker that requires you to have a lot of a specific card (ex: Shoot the Moon and Queens or Scholar and Aces) or are trying to build around one specific hand type. Planets are more consistent, but generally you go for those after you already like your Joker setup. I would say the priority goes:
        >Jokers
        >Arcana/Spectral packs/cards
        >Planets
        >playing cards
        I assume since you haven't beaten a run yet you don't have much unlocked, but if you want an easy Joker unlock that has carry potential if you get it, backing out in the middle of the run and continuing it from the menu gives you the Throwback joker, which multiplies your total score based on how many rounds you skip. Skipping rounds actually got buffed a while back in a pretty big way, which sort of by extension buffed throwback. Even before the balance patch it got me through some low stake runs and is also ideal if you're shooting for the "12 rounds or less" achievement.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          throwback is bad though

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Depends on when you get it. It's like seeing Green Joker or Ride the Bus on like ante 7. There's a point where it becomes worthless, but it's not awful. I've won at least up to blue stake with it, and that was before skip tags got buffed.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        red and blue are simple, but not necessarily the strongest. my first gold stake was with magic, then ghost not long after, the benefits you get from some of the decks are pretty crazy and far outclass another discard or hand

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Alright thanks for the tips anons
        Seems impossible and just based on luck so far

        We’ve all been there, don’t give up
        Get the checker deck if you can, it’s significantly easier than any other to win with that

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    getting foil jokers always seems to be the winning factor for me. getting two +50 chips especially easens things, because there's not that many all purpose + chips compared to all the amazing scaling + mult, and overall easy to pull *mult jokers. gotta get them early though because by ante 4-5 you might not be able to skip a round and absorb the difficuly increase to actually win that joker.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    you just need to balance chips, mult and Xmult. 1 chip joker, 2 mult jokers and 2 Xmult jokers is easy to get.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >is easy to get.
      no it's not. I have made game that die ante 6 with not even full jokers because tarots and planets are way too common even without the vouchers

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        do you know you can skip fights for rewards? if you're playing on the easiest difficulty you can easily win every single game.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >you don't agree you must play easy mode!
          ok this thread is over, the schizo are there. Frick off moron, go copy paste your garbage somewhere else.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Are you the op? If you didn't get past ante 6 you are literally still on easy mode that's just how it is.
            The other stakes stake difficulty settings, wait until you need to play with smaller binds giving no cash, score scaling up faster and faster to win, jokers being eternal ( can't sell them or destroy them ), jokers being available through renting, having less discards, having reduced hand size, having less hands and so on.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              not OP

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Keep high-rolling until you get one of these scaling jokers
    Get scaling on 1) points 2) mult 3) x quantifier 4) deck

    Start to scale on at least 3 out of these 4

    First turn -- just make go over 300, create a full house with ranks over 8
    After that you buy a random joker -- if it's not a scaling right out of the gate take the one that gives you something for Pair -- these will easily coast you through Ante 1 and 2

    If all first jokers are bad -- just start a new run lol -- first hand takes 1-2 minutes tops -- it's better than doing a Lifecoach analyzing every move for literally hours

    Coast by like this until you get any of scaling then just keep scaling

    Be aware of Boss Blinds -- make sure to check what upcoming bosses are -- like for example don't buy +3 for Clubs if next Boss disables Clubs

    If you see a Needle (boss requiring you to achieve high points in 1 hand) -- pivot with that in mind -- buying and saving Glass and Multiplier Tarot cards to deploy for that moment

    TLDR: learn to pivot, look at your blinds and deck, scale

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I don't see how you can deal with a needle if you went for one of those scaling decks that requires you to play as uch hands as possible to win. wall that demands 600K or more are also ridiculous when you only have 4 hands to play and you were killing it with 120K per hads the round before

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        homie you're still on baby difficulty and getting cancelled by the wall and needle?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't see how you can deal with a needle if you went for one of those scaling decks that requires you to play as such hands as possible to win
        Literally answered your own question.

        Since Needle doesn't allow to play several hands in boss round, you need to as many hands BEFORE the needle. You are warned 2 rounds ahead -- on top of knowing which boss blinds already happened so they won't appear again and which blinds MIGHT pop up later.

        You don't HAVE to make a round winning move when you still have hands left, prolong it and makes some extra hands to scale.

        Keep track how ahead you are after each round, and how "close" were you.

        Any 2-way scale it is on the level with gentle geometric slope of Blinds, even on high difficulties.

        3-way scale beats the points slope comfortably with spare hands to make to scale up on the edge.

        If every round is a struggle with 0 hands 0 discards remaining -- rethink your strategies, start to pivot to something else.

        > wall that demands 600K or more are also ridiculous when you only have 4 hands to play and you were killing it with 120k
        Again: Tarot cards, Glass cards for targeted DPS burst. A joker that doubles your shit on last hand or with 0 discards. Any of those.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Alright thanks for the tips anons
    Seems impossible and just based on luck so far

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      base difficulty becomes trivial once you know what you're doing

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Is this game playable for someone who can't do basic math?

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Seriously?
    Personally what's always destroying me is ante 11. I had a good run once with good jonkers and glass cards but I can rarely only rely on glass cards I eventually get a bad hand. Anyway what are the good synergies to go past ante 11, because the score needed goes up exponentially. Do I need a different deck too? I use blue deck when trying to play past ante 8.
    Also I'm on purple stakes too now.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Also op remember when sorting out your jokers to put them in the chips>mult>Xmult order to maximize points.
    Unless you have special jokers that need to be moved mid game because of the situation you're in like blueprint for a joker that works only for one kind of hand or only the first hand etc etc.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Oh that's good, i didn't even consider rearranging jokers

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    My dudes how fricking math heavy is this game?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Is this game playable for someone who can't do basic math?

      Literally first grade math

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for taking few seconds to answer my dumb question. Bye.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Is this game playable for someone who can't do basic math?

      The only time you really need to worry about math in a normal run is probably when you're up against the Needle boss where you have to win in one hand. Outside of that, generally you can kinda just go off vibes and know if you're gonna win or not just by playing your first hand of a round.

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >most skilled and informative Balatro content maker bends the knee
    It's all so tiresome

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      How about you stop looking willingly for things to be mad at homosexual are you one of those c**ts making twitter threads?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >enjoy vids for a game and learn a lot from a player who's content is 100% game focused
        >suddenly sprays identity politics fecal matter all over said informative content to appease an agenda
        How about these c**ts stop pushing this garbage into my subs when I came solely for vidya content?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Because israelitetube is a israelite owned company and you got tricked by the algorithm into following troons enablers.
          I only watch Vinny. Never had a problem, he's good at telling trannies and furgays to frick off.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Balatrobros, how are we feeling about this?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder who's going to kill the balatro clones age, maybe a AAA company trying to make it online with nfts if they somehow bypass the anti gambling laws?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I heard Square was banking on nft game last summer. I wonder how that going.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >who's going to kill the balatro clones age
        Slay the Spire 2

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      localthunk has been hyping it up so i might try it but i rarely play new games so i doubt i will

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Seems pretty fun, I wonder how many card games the roguelike formula could work on.
      Apparently there was already a Solitaire roguelike released a while ago but it's way too RNG reliant.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      completionist++ haver here. i played it for a bit but ended up getting really annoyed with it. it felt like it boiled down to dealing and receiving chip damage in rounds that lasted too long, and the fact that opponents can frick with you after you stand feels annoying as shit.
      maybe im a moron that cant see the good in it, or just too burnt out from balatro to see it as a cool new thing, but i didnt like it very much.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >completionist++ haver here
        My condolences for your pain

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I lost all motivation to keep playing after getting all the golds on the decks.
    The joker stickers and challenges can frick off, that shit is CBT. I feel like brutal grindy cheevos just suck the fun out of the game for autists like me who usually enjoy 100%ing, but it's so bad I can't bring myself to do it here.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >ante 16
    >Small Blind 1.254e20
    How in the frick do you even get that high?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      legendaries, bloodstone, ancient joker or glass

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Retriggers, glass cards, steels, stacking ungodly amounts of xmult.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        legendaries, bloodstone, ancient joker or glass

        Jeez I'm not getting past 11 today or anytime soon.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          I thought the same until I had the right run, cleared up to ante 15 easily, and now I get an E run maybe once a week
          it's like any other roguelite, lots of luck required to get that godlike run

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >lots of luck required to get that godlike run
            luck can be completely neutered by deck manipulation
            Start on abandoned deck since it's thinner and shape it into 15 Aces with maybe on Blue chip for scaling and your done -- no need for luck whatsoever

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              that doesn't get you past any worthwhile antes

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    it's a roguelite you're supposed to get BTFO suddenly a few times before you get the hang of it

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Lmao, I'm only at 7.2 hours and I've already beaten it twice (Red and Blue decks), but Ante 10 filters me hard, regardless of how broken my deck is.
    My last run, I had a few of those blue marks on cards that adds planets matching the last hand you played, so I ended up stacking my Pairs level to 20+.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've gotten gold for most of the decks. Do you know how to do basic math?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you don't need math at all for balatro

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Then why is he failing? Maybe he's falling for the flush meme.

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    So none of you play with spreadsheet?

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