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    posted a message on Blizzard Posts Highest Win Rate Standard Decks for United in Stormwind

    This data should be analyzed from a standpoint as to why agro decks is particularly dominating the meta. Simple reason is non-viability of control archetypes.

    Control decks being the bane for agro based decks is non-existent or don't see any plays in standard ladder. This is due to the new quest/combo archetypes which cannot be countered by slower decks. Game is over before control decks can start playing their cards. 

    So while agro feeds on quest/combo, they are left unchecked. As balance is broken, the meta is skewed to Agro > Quest/Combo. 

    Hope that Bliz team can figure out a fix to the balance. Quest/Combo which can completely draw and play all their cards by turn 6,7,8 is rather problematic IMO. The value of 8,9,10 mana cards is reduced to dust as adding them to deck list will just reduce win rate. So no point printing or keeping them anymore. 

     

     

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    posted a message on Playing Standard after Playing Wild

    Standard has very limited pool of cards for much innovation. Rather bland now with just one or two dominating archetypes and boring if we que into the same deck every other or alternate game. This is a structural issue on every new year rotation with 1 out of 3 expansion sets.

    Hope that the new expansion will breath life and fun back into meta or bliz makes some changes on rewards track to make it interesting/worthwhile to grind on standard ladder. Nothing much to look forward to post level 100 so excitement also dries up towards the end of month. 

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    posted a message on Is priomordial druid really that good?

    I manage to reach legend with primodial druid in May. And in June now at D4 with decent win rate so I can say its viable.

    The version I run is with cenarian ward. Does not guarantee 100% win but against agro and mage is not necessary unbeatable.

    Can check out my decklist if interested. http://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/1388066-primodial-druid-legend-barrens

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    posted a message on Wailing Caverns Mini Set - More New Cards

    Eating is easier done than casting a spell

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    posted a message on Why are Mage and Rogue so popular?

    Mage produces MAGIC. Their spells does wonders unlike any other.

    Rogue is flexible. Combo for value and guerilla tactics. You have many ways to play the same deck on different cards.

    Each class have their charm. Ppl play what suits them most. Most important is that you had fun win or lose.

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    posted a message on guess new legendaries

    Murloc: Battlecry destroy all other minions except murlocs

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    posted a message on Predicting new cards in the new mini set for tomorrow reveal

    Existing archetypes yes - but I hope that it will skew in favor of the current non-viable ones like murloc shamman, elemental shamman, taunt druid, beast druid, big beast hunter, frenzy warrior, self destruction warlock, chaos warlock.

    Any new variation of archetypes in ladder for any class brings flavor and spice to the meta.

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    posted a message on is warlock new king after paladin nerfs?

    Warlock is a class of fatigue and lifesteal/drain. Priest is a class of resource and heal. Warrior is a mixed class (Protection and Fury). These follows the lore of WOW. 

    I think the class identity is there to stay and worked on by Bliz. The competition and cards to counter one another is intended to keep the balance and identity of each class.  

    For example, agro and face damage will overrun warlock though they still have a chance to survive with lower odds. Likewise Priest can easily out value and heal aggression and face damage face but struggle against warlock. They also have chance to survive if they change their game plan to become aggressor instead of fighting on the turf of warlock at fatigue. Is it easy to overcome odds? No, but then it takes skill and experience to turn the game around. 

     

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    posted a message on What everyone's opinion about the Meta after the buffs and nerfs?

    It's not spicy enough. Crabrider's nerf is right on spot though.

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    posted a message on Is deck burn warlock just not worth it?

    Not worth as the win condition edges at danger zone. The payoff with 2 health boards is weak against too many board clears and even if it becomes good a ready neutral tech card in the core set will effectively disable it ie. Barron Geddon. More so with N'zoth some decks can easily fit in an elemental for resurrection.

    It may require a few more expansions/mini set to make self mill/infliction archetype work like how bliz slowly add new stuff to make no minion mage meta and compatible. Mage finally got their identity as spell masters and Warlock may one day get it's identity as self infliction terrorists.  Just not yet in Barrens. 

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    posted a message on PRIMODIAL Druid (Legend - Barrens)

    Yes mulligan and timing is key. Glad that it helps u.

    Keep going and hope that u get legend soon. 

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    posted a message on counter cards for meta decks?

    There is no single card that can effectively counter a deck built with 30 cards in synergy. Nevertheless tech cards are introduced for all to explore.

    Orgemancer as a neutral card is indeed popular choice not just in control but also seen in agro paladin now to counter control decks which relies on spells. On top of that the ratio of board control cards is significantly skewed siding minion protection, minion buffs and card draw or refill mechanics. Hence agro, minion based and direct face damage decks became more prominent and effective in current meta with consistent and continuous onslaught of playable buffed up and protected boards. 

    Priest among all other class got the love from Bliz with multiple board control and healing cards introduced in Barrens which makes them the only class strengthened for control. Control Shaman, Warlock and Warrior unfortunately did not receive the same share of love. Shaman is suffering from identity crisis with its overload mechanic way outdated and outperformed by new power creep cards. Warlock shares similar predicament as his card draw which pays with blood is now outperformed by other classes from new minions or even cards that draws and restores mana.  Even demons that they can deploy is scared off by 1 drops with absurd amount of stats buffed. 

    In summary, the best choice in the current meta to counter all these archetypes is probably Priest with its new love from Barrens set. Other control decks is viable based on old cards but will fall short of the love from Barrens set. 

     

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    posted a message on is warlock new king after paladin nerfs?

    Warlock is king of losing in this meta if not for shaman holding the title. The little fun they have is probably Tickatus with 70% of the time not being played and even after playing it does not guarantee a win. That means out of 10 games they make at least 7 others happy. 

    On the contrary, the actual champions of the meta who makes 7 or more sad in 10 games bitches about the little fun of the losers so that they can achieve the perfect score maximising their own happiness.   

    Warlock class is also a player based class and likewise deck milling is a playable archetype. Somehow the warlocks are deemed villains of the meta because they harbor the card of mass destruction that disrupts their play. Every player needs to be converted to holy class like Paladin, Priest or play the same conventional archetype like agro, combo OTK or control.  

     

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    posted a message on HULK Smashing Libram Paladin (Legend) - No Puny Secrets

    Can you share your match details. Against which deck did you lose. And what were the situation that you face challenging.

    This deck do have weakness though but if played tackfully should have good matchup in current meta. 

    Posted in: HULK Smashing Libram Paladin (Legend) - No Puny Secrets
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    posted a message on HULK Smashing Libram Paladin (Legend) - No Puny Secrets
    Quote from Halawa >>

    I hit legend with the deck today with 62% win rate. extremely solid deck.

    I had so much fun playing with it. thank you for sharing it 

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing your achievement. Happy for u. 

    Posted in: HULK Smashing Libram Paladin (Legend) - No Puny Secrets
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