Tips for improving in arena

    #1 (Beta Patch 3937)

    I know a lot of people struggle with arena so I'm here to tell you what to do to improve:

    1. Check these out: Trump's Arena Guide: Neutral Commons                                                                                                                                      Trump's Arena Tier List: Neutral Rares                                                                                                                                        AntiGrav1ty's Arena Draft Tiers                                                                                                                                                    Vivafringe’s Guide to Arena                                                                                                

    2. Keep win rate stats on each class and always pick the class you have the higher win rate with so you get more gold to play more arena in order to train some more. Makes sense?

    3. Make a constructed deck for each of your most successful classes and build them like you would in arena, meaning choosing cards that are strong by themselves and not relying on combos. By doing this, you can train for arena even if you don't have the gold.

    If one of those classes you're doing well with is also the one you enjoy the most then you are half way there.

    Keep at it and you'll make progress!

    Last edited by Lenor on 1/30/2014 4:16:57 AM
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    #2 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Thanks, dude. I needed to read this.

    The expert at anything was once a beginner.

    #3 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Glad to help.

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    #4 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from Lenor »

    Glad to help.

    I think he was being sarcastic

    #5 (Beta Patch 3937)

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    Quote from Lenor »

    Glad to help.

    I think he was being sarcastic

    Whut?

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    #6 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Thanks but that hardly helped.I just went 3-3 after farming gold the whole day, there's no word to describe how frustrated I am. What I'm supposed to do now, farm again for another 6 hours and hope I get 7+ wins? No thanks, what a stupid concept.

    And the worst thing about it is that I don't even know what I'm doing wrong, I get destroyed by someone who just throws every card he has early game without even thinking (like Polymorphing my 3/3 taunt, how the fuck can I lose to this kind of player?) but when I do the same, I lose cause I don't have any removals for late game. Meh, starting to hate that game.

    #7 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from AMG63 »

    Thanks but that hardly helped.I just went 3-3 after farming gold the whole day, there's no word to describe how frustrated I am. What I'm supposed to do now, farm again for another 6 hours and hope I get 7+ wins? No thanks, what a stupid concept.

    And the worst thing about it is that I don't even know what I'm doing wrong, I get destroyed by someone who just throws every card he has early game without even thinking (like Polymorphing my 3/3 taunt, how the fuck can I lose to this kind of player?) but when I do the same, I lose cause I don't have any removals for late game. Meh, starting to hate that game.

    You can't base your opinion on one arena run. It's better to spend that gold on arena runs instead of card packs anyways because you also get deck building experience. Eventually you will reach a point where arena gives you more value gold wise than simply buying packs.

    Just keep practicing.

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    #8 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from sexualmoses »

    Quote from Lenor »

    Glad to help.

    I think he was being sarcastic

    No, I was actually thinking Lenor.

    The expert at anything was once a beginner.

    #9 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from Lenor »

    Quote from AMG63 »

    Thanks but that hardly helped.I just went 3-3 after farming gold the whole day, there's no word to describe how frustrated I am. What I'm supposed to do now, farm again for another 6 hours and hope I get 7+ wins? No thanks, what a stupid concept.

    And the worst thing about it is that I don't even know what I'm doing wrong, I get destroyed by someone who just throws every card he has early game without even thinking (like Polymorphing my 3/3 taunt, how the fuck can I lose to this kind of player?) but when I do the same, I lose cause I don't have any removals for late game. Meh, starting to hate that game.

    You can't base your opinion on one arena run. It's better to spend that gold on arena runs instead of card packs anyways because you also get deck building experience. Eventually you will reach a point where arena gives you more value gold wise than simply buying packs.

    Just keep practicing.

    I don't really care about getting more gold than from buying packs, I just want to practice and it's not really doable when I get to enter the arena twice a week only.

    #10 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from AMG63 »

    Quote from Lenor »

    Quote from AMG63 »

    Thanks but that hardly helped.I just went 3-3 after farming gold the whole day, there's no word to describe how frustrated I am. What I'm supposed to do now, farm again for another 6 hours and hope I get 7+ wins? No thanks, what a stupid concept.

    And the worst thing about it is that I don't even know what I'm doing wrong, I get destroyed by someone who just throws every card he has early game without even thinking (like Polymorphing my 3/3 taunt, how the fuck can I lose to this kind of player?) but when I do the same, I lose cause I don't have any removals for late game. Meh, starting to hate that game.

    You can't base your opinion on one arena run. It's better to spend that gold on arena runs instead of card packs anyways because you also get deck building experience. Eventually you will reach a point where arena gives you more value gold wise than simply buying packs.

    Just keep practicing.

    I don't really care about getting more gold than from buying packs, I just want to practice and it's not really doable when I get to enter the arena twice a week only.

    On the flip side, you got into beta so there is that. You will have an advantage in testing when the real game comes out so even though its only a few times a week, you are getting experience that the non beta guys are not getting.

    BTW: thanks for the info here. It was very enlightening. I was trying too hard to go with a really low curve or too high of curve. The guides made a lot of sense though.

    #11 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from Lenor »

    Quote from AMG63 »

    Thanks but that hardly helped.I just went 3-3 after farming gold the whole day, there's no word to describe how frustrated I am. What I'm supposed to do now, farm again for another 6 hours and hope I get 7+ wins? No thanks, what a stupid concept.

    And the worst thing about it is that I don't even know what I'm doing wrong, I get destroyed by someone who just throws every card he has early game without even thinking (like Polymorphing my 3/3 taunt, how the fuck can I lose to this kind of player?) but when I do the same, I lose cause I don't have any removals for late game. Meh, starting to hate that game.

    You can't base your opinion on one arena run. It's better to spend that gold on arena runs instead of card packs anyways because you also get deck building experience. Eventually you will reach a point where arena gives you more value gold wise than simply buying packs.

    Just keep practicing.

    Totally right.  If you are the money-spending type, the more you spend the better Arena becomes for you.  Let's say you have $10 to spend.  That buys you either 7 packs or 5 arena runs.  Even with 2 or 3 wins you still win a pack of cards in Arena.  But you also get gold, and with 5 arena runs you will definitely have earned enough for another 1 or 2 runs, giving you more packs.  So you get almost an equivalent number of packs but you have far more fun and get more experience on top of it.

    #12 (Beta Patch 3937)

    There is no question whether buying areena pass is more worth than buying just packs, only reason why you would buy packs is if you want the cards quickly or don't enjoy playing areena. For example I started with 150g about a week ago, that would buy me 1 pack, instead I have played over 20 areenas with that money :) earning over 25 packs, a lot of dust, 4-5 cold rares etc. Obviously you have to practice to get 7+ scores repeatedly and obviously luck has some factor. It's good idea to watch stremers and study what they do in different situations, If you need basic tips on how to build your areena deck ( what to pick/mana curve/ play style etc) feel free to add me or ask here :)

    Last edited by elfenyu on 11/22/2013 1:05:04 PM

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    #13 (Beta Patch 3937)

    BTW: thanks for the info here. It was very enlightening. I was trying too hard to go with a really low curve or too high of curve. The guides made a lot of sense though.
    The mana curve is irrelevant most of the time, if you always choose the cards that are the strongest by themselves you'll be on the right path. Obviously if you want to do even better you'll have to compromise for a better curve but that really takes a very long time to get right so I wouldn't try it just yet.

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    #14 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Thanks Lenor.  that was pretty useful. 

    Could you just clarify what you mean by keeping stats on classes? What exactly do you mean, your win/loss ratios with each one?

    #15 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from FlashStormStar »

    Thanks Lenor.  that was pretty useful. 

    Could you just clarify what you mean by keeping stats on classes? What exactly do you mean, your win/loss ratios with each one?

    Yes, win/loss ratio for each class and win/loss of all of them put together. If you reach 70% that means a 7-3 average witch is what everyone should aim for.

    Last edited by Lenor on 11/25/2013 6:23:51 AM
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    #16 (Beta Patch 3937)

    imo if you want the most consistently deep arena runs  pick pally, druid or mage every time they are up. i have 175 arena wins since i started maybe 3 weeks ago and still have 1k gold and an arena run in progress and could probably build some great decks for constructed without spending a dime. most of these wins are paladin, druid or mage. 

    the reason i say this is because the board clearing power that paladins, druids and mages can consistently draft from their basic cards can compensate for poorer drafts either from skill or luck and can compensate for play mistakes when you are learning the game. you will also flatten bad/mediocre players who will over extend into board clears and make good/great players play differently because they know better than to over extend.

    this is not to say the other classes cannot win or do well in the arena. ive gone 8-9 with everything but warlock (still learning how much you can life tap and not kill yourself) but consistency is god in ccgs and i think mages, pallies and druids are able to draft the most consistently powerful decks. priest is also very strong but the games are long and i do not particularly enjoy the play style even if it does win.

     

     

    #17 (Beta Patch 3937)

    My 3 strongest classes are warrior, shaman and druid in that order. I think it varies from person to person. I prefer minions that can trade very well instead of board clear.

    Last edited by Lenor on 11/26/2013 3:17:35 AM
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    #18 (Beta Patch 3937)

    Quote from Lenor »

    My 3 strongest classes are warrior, shaman and druid in that order. I think it varies from person to person. I prefer minions that can trade very well instead of board clear.

    Hey Lenor,

    As you mentioned that the Warrior is your best class, I was just wondering how many weapons do you usually pick? I've been prioritizing warrior lately and I feel like I tend to overextend a little bit which then costs me few games. At this stage I think having 2 Fiery War Axes + 1 arcanite reaper + 1 random weapon is sufficient even though I ended up in a run with 2 fiery axes and 3 arcanite reapers (the extra reapers hurt a lot I guess).

    Thanks in advance

    #19 (Beta Patch 3937)

    In my opinion around 2 Fiery and 2 Reaper is good (you can also throw in couple weaponsmiths or Gorehowl),  Im playing warrior as my second strongest class, but It can be a little risky, for example I have had couple of runs where I didn't get any weapons (generally they didn't end well), I also had run where I had 6 weapons, that is 2 many (still did 9-1) :)

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    #20 (Beta Patch 3937)

    For me in arena Fiery War Axe is unlimited (well okay, maybe 8 or so may be too much), its just a really good card, helping a lot controling the early game. All other weapons (including smith) are much more limited in an arenaenvironment, mostly due to costs and return.
    Gorehowl is hardly ever used to stomp down minions, but more a finisher for me in arena, because it can be hard to backup yourself enough to not die the turn after you smashed something big.

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