Another spam. Today I faced a hell ton of combo decks on the ladder. It was a really bad experience, cuz all they did was cycling and stalling. But luckily for me I faced some "normal" opponents and I got to rob them:
Yeah, I stole their DK from one of my oracles earlier (didn't summon any demons, but nvm - this was still a nice catch). So my opponent had me cornered. They destroyed my deck and thought I was going to lose to fatigue. I swear, I love surprising people and beating them with their own cards:
Some turns later:
Healed for 20+.
And miraculously I managed to steal their DK again. If only they knew. :C
And against a Minionful Secret Hunter (they utilize stuff like To My Side! once they reach fatigue and go for Zul'jin).
In the early game Chameleos warned me about this legendary. So I wanted to build up some spells and surprise my opponent. I was kinda afraid that I will miss this opportunity. because I didn;t see Zul'jin for probably 15-20 turns after the first transformation.
After some heavy burns, I manage to deal with Prophet Velen and heal myself. They play Reno Jackson and another card, I scream them and on my next turn:
my opponent conceded afterwards. :P
Pirate Kingsbane Rogue
So I was in a really tough position. My opponent had Jeeves, a 4-attack weapon. I was sitting @ 10 health and was wondering what to do. Since my quest completion was 5/7 I decided now it was the time to play a deathrattle minion and to pray for another cheap one. I thought I wouldn't have another shot at doing this and if I don;t try, I will die soon. My opponent's turn came and couldn't kill me. This is what happened afterwards:
Later they played Myra's Unstable Element and buffed their weapon to 12. I was kinda in a bad position, but I drew 2x Shifting Shades and they conceded seeing how I will just steal their weapon.
Played 7 games on ladder this evening. 1 opponent was Taunt Warrior and the other 6 were... Fucking Hunters.
Well, I shouldn't address them in such a negative way, since my score was 5-1. Blizz, keep sending 'em in my way!
Anyway, I have another consideration, which is salty and sad at the same time: some of those Hunters played well, but others were really terrible. I'll explain myself with example so that you can understand
1) Spell Hunter: he plays Spellstone; I play Duskbreaker to clean everything; he plays Freezing Trap and the other Spellstone and passes. Now, I'm not a Rank 1 Legend player, but damn that's just the dumbest play you can do there. I proceeded to attack in order to hope for such scenario and then I proceeded to clean everything up again.
2) Recruit Hunter: he kept going face (no meme intended: he didn't literally trade even once in the whole match) with everything he had. At some point, I had a 7/4 Twilight Acolyte and he had a 4 attack Zombeast with not much life expectations, but still he preferred to go face, and in the end he paid all those errors with me beating him without even using a single Mind Blast. In the same game, he wasted a Deathrattle activator on his Kathrena Winterwisp, even knowing that he had no Beasts in the deck because I killed both his Witchwood Grizzlys, both his Charged Devilsaurs and even his King Krush without dying in doing so
What I want to say is that there are some players that are really bad, but it's just that they have such powerful decks in their hands that even playing the way they do guarantees some remarkable results. It's just cards' quality that overcomes huge mistakes, and that's very sad in some cases.
When BM Goes Bad: Playing Mechathun Druid against a Secret Mage. I draw just abysmally while they draw very well - it's obvious by turn 6 or 7 that I'm not winning this. By Turn 11 or so they've got lethal so I throw down the toothless combo and "Well Played" and wait for the kill shot...but now they start emoting over and over and don't take lethal. Now this secret deck had a ton of pull in it, including Subject 9 and Glacial Mysteries, so funnily enough they enter Fatigue before I do. After I think 8 full turns of ignoring lethal while BMing, they're down to 10 life and 5 dmg Fatigue. I assume they were planning to kill me next turn before the Fatigue did them in, but I guess they weren't expecting that Starfire I had been holding. I am *a little* shamed to admit I did throw another "Well Played" at them when I ended my turn and the 6 dmg Fatigue blew them up.
Have been really struggling to put together a winstreak this season - plenty of times I've got two wins in a row, but always seem to get a bad matchup on that third game... Won two games in a row with control priest, queueing up for third match thinking "as long as it's not a warrior..."
The innkeeper bellows "Anduin Versus.... Garrosh" and my heart sinks. Maybe it's some janky rush warrior?! "None will survive!" oh crap.
And yet somehow I managed to scrape the win with a bit of luck and some good skill (I think!). I immediately started playing as aggressively as possible and managed to get in a bit of chip damage but my opponent was barely below 30 health and kept pumping out the armour. I saw my chance for a turning point when I drew picking Firetree Witchdoctor. I picked Free From Amber as my discovered spell, and from that I got a Malygos. That allowed me to chew through all my opponent's armour in one Mind Blast, setting me up to make a proper dent into their life total with my minions on board.
With both copies of Brawl played and not enough armour for an effective Reckless Flurry against my board of dragons, my opponent finally conceded. What made it extra special for me was the fact that my opponent was playing a full golden deck* - always feels extra good to beat a whale!
*at first I thought it must be a golden Whizbang deck, but after checking online it appears that the Odd Quest Warrior deck is no longer one of the Whizbang recipes. So it really was a full golden Odd Quest Warrior :O