Battletag: Eugene#2402 Region: EU Trade Only?: Yes, you go first
Is there any point in running Valanyr in Even Paladin now? It was always a slow 6 drop. But the pay off could have been huge with the twins. Now, I don't feel it.
Valanyr should be still ok in even pala. This is infinite pressure in control matches, additional finisher when you hits argent crusader... I'm pretty sure valanyr itself gave me a lot of wins this season, even if it was not hitting Saronites.
yea, got legend with even paladin this season on 77% winrate. it is cool and underwhelmed deck at moment :)
Something fun about Saronite Chain Gang's nerf: it'll also affect it's role in Prince Keleseth decks, since the way the card is worded, it should mean that it'll summon an unbuffed Saronite Chain Gang now.
yea, same for Valanir in even pally
Great news, I actually never liked kingsbane rogue and odd paladins. But after this nerf all ladder will be absolutely full of hunters.
Wild growth will be still good card in druids. But druids are loosing best turn5 ever, thats sad. I think that nourish will be playable just as "one of"
Thanks for sharing this deck. I have the similar feeling about what you said regarding Corpstakers. I don't have glass knight, so I changed it to Spellbreaker. Do you have any other suggestion?
Spellbreaker is OK if you are facing decks against which you can play it. Now I'm facing quite a lot of control paladins, quest mages and thinking about spellbreaker too. But I think such replacement is not so good if you are facing alot of hunters and odd paladins...
Big odd mage punishs them hard. Got near 70% winrate against them from rank 5 till 3
Odd Mage feels good right now, but I'm not so certain that the slower version being played right now will really overtake standard Big Spell Mage once things settle. It just seems very limited in terms of singe target removal. There's something to be said for Doomsayer, Polymorph, Blizzard, Meteor, etc. I'll be curious to see how the deck evolves over the next few weeks
How does this deck play in general compared to normal Big Spell mage? Is it better vs certain archetypes like aggro or control? Maybe it's because I'm only seeing this deck in action when I'm queuing a favorable into it but I'm very skeptical. Being odd means you can't play geist or polymorph, which is a big deal against anti-control archetypes like cubelock, egg hunter and taunt druid
For now it seems to be superior than regular bsm. It has stronger initial curve and can gain better board advantage against board centric decks like midrange hunter, zoolock. Against dr hunter I also feel like its better, because you can better control board at begining so hunter can't play cube combo early. Against control you can presure opponent fine from begining (I'm playing with saronite taskmasters) and force him play defensively.
I'm not struggling with single target removal, because I'm playing double doll, bgh, owl. Surely odd mage will be much worse aganist hadronox druid, but I haven't faced any (I saw druid only once on ladder and that was very weak beast deck). Also odd mage is worse against odd control warrior, because we can't polymorph hatchling and reduce deck with geist on curve. But I have played against warrior only once.
But I'm looking forward to Odd Mage, we will eventually see which version is better, the elemental or control one.
Otk deck as usual for the beginning until people play better deck and learn how to play around it
Well, in mirror it seams that control version of big odd mage is far superior than elemental one. I never lost to elemental mirror on rank 5-4 yet.