Duelyst has six playable Factions for you to try, as well as a Neutral Faction:
Lyonar uses lots of Provokes and high health Minions to create a massive presence on the battlefield. Lyonar tries to amass a large, sturdy army to beat their opponent down. Lyonar’s excellent healing abilities can help to keep Minions and Generals alive.
Songhai can be very mobile and aggressive. They have lots of combos and synergy between their spells and units. Superior mobility allows them to outmaneuver opponent’s Minions. They prefer to avoid threats rather than facing them head-on.
Vetruvian are focused around using creatures with low base stats and have powerful special effects. Veturvian excel at creating swarms of small creatures and increasing their strength while drawing lots of cards. Using debuffs, they can weaken opposing Minions, reducing their Attack or mobility. Vetruvians can generate Dervish tokens with their spells and Minions and buff the Dervishes to gain a huge advantage in battle.
Abyssian excels at removing big threats and can generating many small Minions, while also having providing excellent late game threats. Some minions can be used as sacrifices for powerful spells, causing more deaths on the battlefield to fuel spell effects. Additionally, they boast a wide range of removal spells and area control. Although they are high on damage and battlefield control, their creatures are naturally not very strong.
Magmar are big, slow, and powerful. Once they reach your opponent, their enormous Minions and mighty Artifacts can deal massive damage! They can slowly take over the battlefield as opponents run out of space to retreat through use of Grow Minions. Magmar quickly end their opponent's life in melee range by using Rush and Frenzy Minions along with Artifacts. Their removal is great, with lots of Area-of-Effect and Dispel.
Vanar want to use the battlefield and Minion blocking to their advantage. They excel at forcing an opponent into bad positions. Vanar can trap opponents using Walls and other Minions, eventually overwhelming them with massive battlefield presence.
Minions belonging to the Neutral Faction tell the untold story of the world of Duelyst. Some are mercenaries, weathered veterans of war called to rally behind the banner of another Faction in the most dire of times. Others are wildlife, strategically utilized by the Bloodborn General to turn their natural surroundings into a great asset. Each neutral minion has its own tale to tell, and each is ready to serve your General with unwavering devotion.
You may also consult the Codex after you unlock it for more information about the Factions and the lore of the Duelyst world.