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!
Was struggling a bit with the elemental even shaman deck that took me to legend last season (bouncing between r1 and 3, SO. MANY. CUBELOCKS.), but the nerfs did the trick and from then on it was smooth sailing :) Meta is always fun after nerfs, I met all kind of decks.
Hit legend a few days ago with Even Pally before the nerfs ended with around 65% win rate. Now I'm just playing the Shudderwock Elemental Control Shaman in my sig pretty fun actually. I'm kinda curious what decides where you get placed? I've seen some people get placed in the top 8000 o_O.
So I just hit legend for the first time :D. It was pretty easy once I took the time to do it. The last time I tried was August and I was silly enough to start my grind 2 days before season end. I hit 1-2 stars at midnight on the 1st of September haha...
This season I played only Odd Rogue from R5 - Legend. It has a good match up against everything except for Oakenheart Druid and Even Paladin IMO. It took me a couple of days and maybe 45 games which was approximately a 76% WR.
I've been between rank 1-4 for the past week, playing hours upon hours a day, i was so close before the nerf and even the day the nerf hit, but i've been on this crazy lose streak. Starting to lose hope and thoughts of quitting this game. Never hit legend before and I feel that its just out of reach.
Does anyone think Even Warlock is good? Seems to me it's just a wannabe HandLock from old, but worse :/
Maybe I'm wrong but I used to main Warlock for years and today I played a couple of games at rank 2 and didn't perform all that well. Maybe the decklist needs to be optimized idk
I think Even Warlock is good against Odd Rogue, Even Paladin, and Odd Paladin, but only if they draw the right cards. I've had experiences where the warlock would either have both defiles and both hellfires and win, or both defiles, but I only had 2+ HP minions on board and just wrecked them. The 7/7 Reaver is killer in late game, especially right before they drop the spellstone to get out of range. Good luck!