I have hit rank 5 quite a few times but never had time to go for Legend. Thanks to the changes though I'm already at R5+ with plenty of time left and I'd really like to give it a shot.
IDK what to play because Blizzard seems to rig my deck so I draw like shit or play my counter every time I get a few wins in a row. I played around 70 games of Odd Rogue and whilst it got me to a high point of R3+2stars, I've been on a absolute horror losing streak and I'm back at R5+3 stars atm. I mean I know the deck really well and I've always favoured Rogue so should I just stick with it and accept that I'll slowly climb? Or should I look for a better deck (Control priest, control mage, murloc paladin)? I'm pretty proficient at everything.. although I refuse to play any spiteful or warlock decks as they are the purest cancer in HS.
As for the problems - cheating out lots of stats early on and your opponent not having the possibility to react to them adequately. Although I'm a warlock player myself, I always despised the cheesy mechanic called recruit being heavily abused there (possessed lackey). Thankfully the devs have addressed the problematic cards and I will gladly grind to legend next season after the patch arrives. I want to test a less cheesy version of Controllock w/ Dreadlords and Shroom Brewers. However I'm thinking of adding a Skull in there as well, just because the Voidlords are too good not to be included.
Played from rank 4 no stars to legend in a couple of days. I played a couple of different decks I enjoy but in the end settled to play the good old control warlock which I found to be insane in this meta with nearly 0 bad matchups on the ladder now.
Stats for the 3 best decks I played climbing:
Miracle Rogue 11-5 (played just 1 pally and destroyed any control deck pretty easily)
Spiteful Druid 19-13 (losses were mainly against even pally and some warlocks, it's crazy strong against priest)
Control Warlock 14-2 (felt nearly unbeatable, gave 1 game away to odd rogue early aggression and me mulliganing for quest rogue and 1 to even shaman aggroing me out of the game before Gul'Dan. Shroom Brewers were crazy good!!!)
Overall I suggest to anyone who wants to get legend before the nerfs to just play some control counter because right now 80% of the matches I played were against slow control decks. Good luck to everybody!