I started playing late December 2018 and I never thought that I would get it in my first year and to get it barely 5 days into the season is crazy to me! Hands still shaking and its a amazing feeling. To think that when I should have been studying I was just climbing the ladder and it paid off! I used Murloc Shudderwock to hit it and did it with relative ease.
I had never been past 1 win into Rank 3 before this season and I thought that was a real accomplishment for me. I hit rank 2 this morning and was like "I'll sit here until the meta settles." But the jitters sprang up and all of a sudden I Played 7 games and was Rank 1 and I said and did the same thing. Then I lost all the way to Rank 2 1 star. Then I got out of my own head and got back to Rank 1 with a 5-streak.
Next thing I know, I'm staring at a text book and say I should try 1 game to make sure its not a fluke that I'm here. I won. Then I said, "play until you lose." Next thing I know I'm 1 win away and smash the "play" button.
Final match-up was a horrible mulligan vs Cyclone Mage. I get 2 Bloodlusts in my hand and a Tidecaller with no Murlocs drawn until turn 4. He had no giants or cyclones either so he Khadgars Mirror image and starts beating me to death with Sorcerer's Apprentices. He finally cyclones a Luna's Pocket Galaxy and I get a board of sticky Murlocs. He then plays a mountain giant for 0 mana with 3 cards in hand. I clear the mirrors and with the one last murloc that can attack I pull a a Toxfin out of my @$$ using pure Underbelly Angler RNG and kill the lethal threatening mountain giant. Then seeing as he has 8 damage on board, a hand of most likely non damage spells, and I'm at 13 health sitting on 2 cards from my opening hand which have to be Bloodlust and it was turn 10, he concedes and I taste the sweet taste of victory. This completed a 10-streak that I pushed through the pain to finally make my parents proud! JK lol!
I will now go back on my word and only use the legend card back like all those other "nerds" I use to bad talk for doing it lol!
Shout out to RadamD and Akumaker! Two dudes with HCT card backs I had to overcome and they made me work for it!
TL;DR: This is an optional read. All you have to know is I hit legend for my first time! It feels amazing! I did it with a non Thunderhead Murloc Shaman! If requested I will share the specific decklist.
Edit: Thanks for all who took interest. The deck list I used was:
### Murloc Shudderwock # Class: Shaman # Format: Standard # Year of the Dragon # # 2x (1) Grimscale Oracle # 2x (1) Murloc Tidecaller # 2x (1) Sludge Slurper # 2x (1) Toxfin # 1x (2) Belligerent Gnome # 1x (2) Hench-Clan Hogsteed # 2x (2) Murloc Tidehunter # 2x (2) Soul of the Murloc # 1x (2) Sunfury Protector # 2x (2) Underbelly Angler # 2x (3) Coldlight Seer # 2x (3) Murloc Warleader # 2x (4) Hench-Clan Hag # 2x (4) Murloc Tastyfin # 2x (5) Bloodlust # 1x (7) Swampqueen Hagatha # 1x (8) Hagatha the Witch # 1x (9) Shudderwock # AAECAZu1Awb7BqfuAu/3AtmJA7mZA8edAwzFA9sD/gPQB6cIkwniiQOMlAO1mAO/mAPGmQP0mQMA # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone