Just got to Platinum today with Tickatus Warlock but now Lunacy Mage is probably about 9/10 of my games and it's a really bad matchup for me, tried Libram Paladin which has been the best so far but my winrate still isn't positive. Anyone got any better suggestions?
I had a very good win rate with Deathrattle Hunter. Devolving Missiles will take out a few pieces, but they won’t be able to face all damage from your board. It’s actually quite good also against other decks, so check it out
I found weapon/soul demon hunter. So much face value. Plus the new inquisitors are so busted. I hated playing any demon hunter (only have like 70 wins with them) but loved soul shard demon hunter right before the rotation. It only lost 4 cards (2 blade dance and 2 twin slice) I replaced them with 2 inquisitors and 2 Fury.
Deck of Chaos Warlock ... no Tickatus as it is countered by DoC
This is a typical game I have v DoL decks ... coin + DoL turn one and I still manage to win after facing double Nagrand Slam and Mask ... I have a 100% win rate vs DoL, but the deck can struggle with Paladin.
Weapon rogue with Cloak of Shadows worked fine for me, went with it from Platinum till 5 Diamond very fast. It is not a hard counter, DoL mage doesnt have hard counters and can outplay an ydeck with their crazy rng, but I had 60+% winrate against them.
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Btw on 5 Diamond all spell mages completely disappeared for me, lol :D
Face hunter is a good counter but its bad against every other deck in the meta and you can still only win if they don't lunacy on turn 1/2.
Token druid is also quite good because they struggle to remove everything if they don't get discounted AOE early, but druid mostly gets wrecked by secret paladin.
The meta is completely skewed atm because of no minion mage - everyone is trying to counter it, it made most matchups like 50/50 which isn't how the meta should be. Hopefully nerfs are coming today at some point because right now its unplayable. Hit legend last night and it just gets worse - played 12 games and all 12 were no minion mage, just not fun to play or play against. Like they already hit legend why even still play the deck. Its so annoying because this expansion genuinely looks like it could have been the best in years and normally the first week of new expansion is the best but this past week has been a truly terrible experience (arguably the worst I've encountered playing hearthstone in over 6 year). I've encountered some truly OP decks in my time patron warrior, midrange druid and aggro dh are the ones which stand out and none of those decks were a case of; play a certain card on turn 1/2 and win the game. Sickening.
Honestly, I'm at the stage now where whenever they play lunacy on turn 1, 2 or 3 I just concede the game because its just a stressful non fun experience. Honestly, f* k anyone who plays that deck.
Controle warrior can beat them easyly.....but that's pretty much the only deck who can
I had 50/50 with control warrior. Was able to win only if they had bad outcome with DoL and sit with empty hand. But often they just outvalue you and you dont have so much removals to kill all their nagrand slams, water elems and other stuff each and each turn.