Trade Only?: Yes, you go first.
or you can play control warrior to try to counter the above 3. i'm liking nzoth warrior to beat the random hunters since people like to play hunter no matter how bad it is.
i cruised to legend with quest shaman but i got there before the patch. that was my favorite deck before the patch, i'm not a meta slave i swear.
Both are fine honestly. I would say shaman is the better deck overall but there are a lot of priests out there and aggro warrior fairs much better against them.
I climbed legend with quest shaman and it went well and is super fun. It's a fairly high skill ceiling deck so if you want to keep it simple after being gone a while and smash faces then go with the warrior.
I kind of see what you're saying. The 8/8 is clearly the biggest threat and it didn't give an answer for that. . Keep in mind Zeph usually doesn't offer three of the same kinds of cards unless you're in a terrible spot. He usually tries to give you something proactive, reactive, and tempo swingy. I would have rather have big game hunter in that spot even if it was just a vanilla 8/8 but black knight uses your mana better and has more stats than BGH. If you would have hero powered first then you get BGH for sure.
Once again, Zephrys is not designed to give you an out for every option on the board, nor is it designed to always give you lethal.
You have to actually do some of the work yourself rather than expecting the AI to play the game for you.
Zephrys chooses from a large pool of cards to give you an answer to something / anything that is currently on the board.
Since Ragnaros can't attack, it makes sense that Zephrys doesn't give you the option you specifically wanted there, because there were more immediate threats on the board to deal with (such as the 5/5 taunt).
By being played, Zephrys has already given a means of soft-dealing with Ragnaros by being another target.
If you wanted Shadow Word: Death, then yuo needed to force that from Zephrys by making sure you have 3 mana left open when he is played. There are plenty of streamer videos that go over how to play Zephrys properly on YouTube.
What are you talking about Zephrys doesn't see card text. It just sees an 8/8, it has nothing to do with whether it can attack or not.
You never beat someone who played Jaina? if so, that says more about you then it does the card. I do think the card isn't healthy (like several other DKs) but there is no need to lie.
Deathrattle hunter could beat mage after jaina, control priest had a shot, Holy wrath paladin could do it, mechathun decks existed, cloning gallery priest, I could keep going.
Nothing suspicious or controversial about it. Odd result to two games back to back sure but nothing wrong with it.
The tie ruling is something they've talked about before and it's nothing new. Rase died as soon as he drew a card on turn 46 but there is no turn 46.
The disconnect is unfortunate but that's on Rase.
Purple was going to win the second game almost surely.
oh my god this game is so fucking rigged my opponent drew one of his good cards and i didn't draw the one i wanted
You have the weirdest criteria for what you consider a good deck. There are many, many decision points as you play it, so it's certainly not brainless.
Grandmasters is completely irrelevant because fewer than 50 people in the world are involved.
It's not just "okay" on ladder. It's actually one of the highest win rate decks out there, over 59 percent. That means one of three things:
- It truly is brainless, meaning even a bad player can win with it; therefore it is actually a very strong deck, or
- It is just an okay deck that many players are somehow using to beat all the other, better decks, which means it's not brainless, or
- It is neither brainless nor "just okay."
In any case, there's something wrong with your argument.
(I'm not saying there's reason to nerf it. I'm just saying it's strong and not brainless, and fine as it is.)
It's pretty brainless in the context of hearthstone, obviously it's a hyperbole because no deck could truly be brainless but it's the lowest skill ceiling in the meta, very linear gameplan, and there really isn't that much decision making. I don't really see the "many decisions points". All you need is basic hearthstone fundamentals for playing any aggressive deck. You curve out, trade when you can be punished, and build a board resilient to opponents removal. You usually don't even have that many lines available because it's a very curvestone deck.
Where is the 59% from? if you mean from the hsreplay overall then that isn't any more relevant than grandmasters because you're including lower ranks. Other "okay" decks like Zoo and Token druid also have 59%ish winrates there because they're linear gameplan and counterplay isn't optimal at lower ranks.
you stupid? mech hunter is defo up there
nah mech hunter is trash. it's good at lower ranks but has one of the lowest skill ceilings in the game. It's winrate goes down the higher you go up the ladder. It doesn't have a single match win in grandmasters even in matches it's supposed to be favored like mage and warrior. It's an ok ladder deck because it's consistency and highrolls will keep you above 50% but it's certainly not one of the best decks.
In all seriousness it's a solid deck but there is no reason to nerf it. I guess the popularity is something to consider but that is just because it's the cheapest most brainless deck.
lol at nerfing hunter. It isn't even particularly strong much less oppressively so. I wouldn't put a hunter deck in the top five best decks right now, certainly not top three.
Zentimo and Kragwa are the nuts in shaman. Purple was playing high legend with a cool control shaman deck with them. Other classes could use them better probably but they are definitely not bad in shaman.