Just played a normal power level shaman deck, thought that I could probably get 7-8 wins out of it if lucky.
Well, turns out single unstable evolution is strong enough to carry me to 12 wins!
I'll tell you shortly about last two games. At 10-2, unstable evolution decided to give me Archmage Antonidas, and few fireballs after evolving other minion on the board to Sleepy Dragon, nicely protecting my Antonidas. Ended up with 5 fireballs as a shaman, and turned the game around completely as you would expect.
Against final boss (Rogue), I went for a risky turn 6 evolve on a 5 drop (Former Champ), and it turned out be a nice turn 6 Tyrantus, which of course won the game, even though that Rogue put on a lot of pressure after it and tried to SMOrc. GG
Yeah, Unstable Evolution is super strong. Ofc it can fail, but if you dont use it for a last turn evolve or two, but actually plan your actions, that card can carry hard.
I have not had a bad game like this in a long time. Mind you the opponents deck was insane, that is true, but the way it came together for him, i dont think iv ever seen a deck perform like that (druid-shaman):
- His start is to vomit his hand and have 6 minions out on T4. - I manage to flip the board with some value trades and pings. I drain him out of resources, he has 1 card left, if it is not Ultimate Infestation, he is done for. - Ofc it was Ultimate Infestation ... the game restarts at this point, he is fully back in. - I play big guy to threaten the board, he topdecks Hex. - I play couple minions to try to go wide, he topdecks Mossy Horror into Starfall. - Im fuckin in topdeck mode now myself, and he is sitting on nice 8 cards. He casually discoveres Onyxia from Blazing Invocation. Im about to fuckin kill myself by now. - Ok, i by some miracle get a Violet Wurm that gives me a hope to stay in the game, tho still in a topdeck mode. - He plays a fuckin Spirit Echo (who drafts that?!) on his Onyxia and some other value crap to have it returned to his hand and play it again. - I kill that stupid board again, leaving up totem and couple of 1/1s. - He topdecks Savage Roar, cause ofc he has that too. - Im dead.
Im telling you, this guy ate luck for breakfast and is now shitting leprechauns all day. I wasnt even mad at the end, nothing much i could have done, but damn if it didnt feel bad to lose like this. Long ass game and the dude had perfect answer to everything, everything went his way. Not one thing, all things. Blah, im used to this from priest, not from a stupid druid in arena lolo. Well, thats it, you can enjoy my misery now :)
This was first cast too :D I felt so sorry for him lol.
Omegalul: starring Trash Assembly
Let me paint you a picture, cause i didnt screen the one that started all this. Imagine Omega Defender on the board ok? Now imagine there is a Sonya Shadowdancer hidden behind it, now imagine Lab Recruiter in the mix ... do you see where this is goin ?:D That bastard shuffled like 9 or 12 Omega Defenders into his deck and i had to go through like 7 of them. Talk about an uphill battle. Thankfully the amazing Security Rover saved my ass, i pinged my way to the vicory haha.
Topdeck-master level 9000
He had no board, he was dead. Topdeck master oakheart, he has taunt and 4 minions. Cool.
I have just experienced one of the strangest Arena throws. Was 4:2 with a crappy (63 point something) Priest deck. My only one-drop is Gravelsnout Knight and I get it going first against a Warrior. He gets a Chameleos, goes face. I kill the bugger, heal the Knight. He drops and Acidic Swamp Ooze. I Power Word: Shield the Knight, kill he Ooze and heal. He... rage quits out. Really? Turn 3, with coin and no health lost? And in Arena?
I can see how this can look weird from your perspective, but i can 100% understand the opponent. He was probably already tilted from the two previous losses, which very well could have been vs priests as well. And playing vs priest in arena in general is just so soul crushing when it goes well for them, it rly goes well ... and you started off with perfect answers for everything he got/played and mby with what he had in hand, it wasnt looking any better. I will agree that it was way premature of a concede, but i can definitely empathize with him in that regard.
I remember early WW days, when i got a priest opponent and he dropped that friggin Crystalline Oracle T1, i always wanted to concede on the spot, cause i already knew how that game gonna go ... him stealing half my deck and beating me with it. Just priests man, scum of the earth! :D
10-0: only loss vs an insane control hunter, had tons of removals and value cards, The Lich King pretty much sealed the deal when i couldnt kill it for two turns and when i finally did, hunter equipped Frostmourne :D
11-1: final boss, very good tempo deck that got me pinned down from the start. I was basically juggling in single digit health most of the time, Armor Up!ing to stay alive. 1-hp matters!!! 1st screen is turn before last, 2nd screen is last turn. Talk about clutch victory lol.
Sorry to post twice in a row. I just had to share this moment from my warlock arena on my main account. My Jaraxxus was from Dark Possession; and my rogue opponent got his from Hallucination. He played his first, and I was thinking I could win in a Jaraxxus mirror quite quickly with my board plus Doomguard in hand. I was correct.
Dont worry about posting several times in a row, thats what this topic is for :) Anyway, pretty cool Jaraxxus vs Jaraxxus battle :)
Just had a perfect game that demonstrated why Armor actually doesnt matter in arena. This is where it started and at this exact moment, i knew he would get a lot more of it, since killing the Armorsmith with Holy Water now would probably cost me too much tempo and valuable removal and eventually the game. I knew if i wanted to win, the Armor wouldnt matter in the end. And it didnt. Also, this is a prime example why priest is so stupid in arena right now.
Stasis Elemental apparently remembers which minion it froze and bouncing said minion back into your hand and replaying it will still keep it frozen. Needless to say i lost that game ... i know, dirty Silver Sword paladin :p