Master Duelist 1.2: From Zero To Hero - Submission Thread

  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Greetings everyone, and welcome to the submission thread of second episode of Master Duelist!


    General Information

    This challenge will begin today, September 10th, and will end on September 30th. During this window of time, you'll have to start a Duels run with a starting deck containing at least 1 card from each mana cost, from 0 to 10 mana. Moreover, in order to make things a little easier, Signature Treasures will count as well!

    Everyone who'll post proof of a 7+ wins run in this article's comment section will be awarded with a different amount of gold, an in-site currency you'll be able to earn from different activities and that will be used to purchase cosmetics in our in-site shop.


    Submission Rules

    In order for your run to count towards the challenge, you'll have to provide an appropriate proof of your feat; otherwise, your result won't count. To be precise, you will have to reply to this forum thread including:

    • a picture of how your run ended;
    • a picture of your starting deck;
    • a picture(s) of your final deck.
    • any other information you want: even though it's not necessary, it may help other players or generate a discussion!
      • you can submit as many runs as you want: we'll always pick the best one. Don't be afraid to show what you experimented with: let's start a discussion here!

    Remember that we have to make sure you actually played following the rules, so please help us in doing so - disqualifying players feels bad, and we'd want to avoid it if possible!

     


    Challenge Rewards

    Here's a quick breakdown explaining the rewards you'll receive based on your performances:

    TOTAL WINSGOLD EARNED
    Best result (both Casual and Heroic)200
    12100
    10-1150
    8-920
    710

    The winner will be contacted through Direct Messages, where the next challenge's theme will be discussed. In case no one will be able to hit 12 wins before the deadline, the next challenge's theme will be decided by none less than Avalon himself.


    Time Criteria

    Those which follow are the time criteria we'll use to determine the winner in case of identical scores:

    • An Heroic run will be considered more difficult than a Casual one, therefore Heroic players will have the priority.
      • If you get the best score overall with a 10-wins run in Casual and somebody else gets a 10-wins run in Heroic, the latter will be the winner of the challenge.
    • In case of more people getting the same score, the winner will be decided by the submission time.
      • If more players will get to 12 wins, losses will count as well: a 12-0 will be considered better than a 12-2 or a 12-1. 
      • You could get the highest score on the first day as well as on the last day of the challenge, but if someone submits the same score before you do, then they'll be the winner.

    Closing Information

    If you want to learn more about this challenge, make sure to visit our guide page, where you'll be able to find a couple of starting decks provided by ourselves in order for you to take inspiration for your runs.

    Moreover, don't forged to share your own creations with the community by adding them to our deck database via our deckbuilder.

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Lissandra 1435 1555 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Seven wins on Heroic, using Avalon's Big Paladin deck save for one change: I do not own Soggoth the Slitherer, so I switched him out for Legacy Ysera.

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    Don't know why I chose Heroic; I've got 14 tickets left to use up, so maybe that had something to do with it lel. My Greatsword insisted on picking Tirion (which would cost me the rest of the Greatsword), or Cariel, one of my lower-end Legendaries. Never got to play the Y'Shaarj dream.

    If you have the time, you should totally check out our weekly Hearthstone card design competitions! :D

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Congrats Link and thanks for joining the challenge!


    Passive Treasures Chosen

    First pool - Righteous Reserves

    Second pool - Party Replacement

    From Golden Light Card Image Royal Greatsword Card Image

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • OhNoesHS's Avatar 10 1 Posts Joined 09/10/2021
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    I went 11-3 with Soul Warlock in Heroic Duels.  I'm not trying to promote my Twitter, I'm just too dumb to figure out how to insert an image. 

    https://twitter.com/OhNoesHS/status/1436507029514956800

    Thank you for the challenge <3

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  • 11times67's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 525 49 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    12-2 in Casual Duels with Soul Warlock. Images show starting deck, deck contents immediately before final game, and the death of my final boss, since casual won't let you review your deck after the run is over.

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    The enemy's gate is down

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Tried the Questline Priest featured in the article and I was able to hit 12 wins with it. First try, which is even more impressive.

    Quite happy about this result, as I didn't know a home-brew starting deck would've brought me there. Meek Mastery did help a lot, even though it's been moved in the second Passive pool - broken treasure.

    The only loss was against a very early Mind Tether Priest (fuck. that. deck.), but from that point I was able to beat every sort of broken combination: the healing potential I had was just too much for everyone.

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    Passive Treasures Chosen

    First pool - Crystal Gem

    Second pool - Meek Mastery

    Shadow Mend Card Image Herald of the Scaled Ones Card Image

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hey, thanks to you for joining us! <3

    No worries about that: it's okay as long as we can tell you achieved the result you claim, so Twitter is okay.

    In case you're interested, Imgur is what I use to upload photos: it's pretty simple and works fine.

    Btw, congrats for the big result!


    Passive Treasures Chosen

    First pool - All Shall Serve

    Second pool - Rally the Troops

    Soulcial Studies Card Image Demonizer Card Image

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Gongratulations for the early 12 wins! Definitely impressive if I can say so.

    I am quite surprised to see Joras Thuldoom over Demonizer as Signature Treasure: may I ask you why you picked it and how it performed throughout the run? I guess the Soul Fragment synergy played a big role, but I've never brought myself to experiment with it.


    Passive Treasures Chosen

    First pool - All Together Now

    Second pool - Rally the Troops

    Soulcial Studies Card Image Joras Thuldoom Card Image

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • 11times67's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 525 49 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    I knew that because Flesh Giant would be my ten drop, I would be looking to pick up some cards from the "Pain" buckets to reduce the cost more quickly. So I chose Joras Thuldoom with the thought that he would give me the potential to easily rebuild a board when needed. In reality, he was a complete dud, I literally never played him the entire run.

    The enemy's gate is down

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  • revaz142's Avatar 40 4 Posts Joined 08/30/2021
    Posted 1 week ago

    Went 12-2 with Big Druid.

    2 loses was against tether priest (fireshaper+oops all spells) and quest mage (fireshaper+khadgar's orb) 

    1st screen from pc, last screens from mobile.

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  • sorryqt's Avatar 75 7 Posts Joined 07/15/2021
    Posted 1 week ago

    This challenge has been a lot of fun to attempt in Heroic. I went 7 in Heroic with this Mind Tether, SW:V Priest.

    I got Scrying Orb and Party Replacement for treasures. Party Replacement was clutch for the board based spells. This deck mostly lost to decks that pop off early and often, basically Pirate Warrior. I forgot the initial client screen shot, but I have a screenshot from HSReplay and a link to the first game. Pics below and at ZtH Priest 7 Wins. I'll try to remember to get correct Screenshots in the future. 

    End Result:

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    End Result

    End Deck:

    End Deck

    Starting Deck (Grabbed from HS Replay: Game One)

    Starting Deck

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  • sorryqt's Avatar 75 7 Posts Joined 07/15/2021
    Posted 1 week ago

    Not an improvement from my previous post, but worth putting up here for discussion.

    I went 7 in Heroic with the suggested Paladin Deck, but swapping out 9 and 10 drops as I didn't have them. I got Crystal Gem and Disks of Legend for Treasures. This is the first time I've ever been able to find Disks of Legend in this style of deck and it was a ton of fun. Forbidden Healing is actually incredibly useful against aggro and both of them saved numerous games.  Skipping entire turns to heal doesn't feel as bad if you have the treasure weapon equipped to develop. I could see this fitting in non-challenge decks as well. Images below and at ZtH Paladin 7 Win

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    Start Deck

    End Result

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
    Quote From revaz142

    Went 12-2 with Big Druid.

    2 loses was against tether priest (fireshaper+oops all spells) and quest mage (fireshaper+khadgar's orb) 

    1st screen from pc, last screens from mobile.

    I am afraid but - as it is - your submission is not valid: we can't see the pictures!

    Could you please look into it so that I can take your run into account?

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
    Quote From sorryqt

    This challenge has been a lot of fun to attempt in Heroic. I went 7 in Heroic with this Mind Tether, SW:V Priest.

    I got Scrying Orb and Party Replacement for treasures. Party Replacement was clutch for the board based spells. This deck mostly lost to decks that pop off early and often, basically Pirate Warrior. I forgot the initial client screen shot, but I have a screenshot from HSReplay and a link to the first game. Pics below and at ZtH Priest 7 Wins. I'll try to remember to get correct Screenshots in the future. 

    End Result:

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    End Result

    End Deck:

    End Deck

    Starting Deck (Grabbed from HS Replay: Game One)

    Starting Deck

    Congrats for the results, but with this one and with Paladin! Will post your deck and update the leaderboard in a bit.

    For the Paladin run: yeah, Disks of Legend is fun there too - you just have to include as many Legendary minions as reasonably possible for the system to understand what you're doing lol.

    I appreciate you sharing another run, despite the identical results: posting multiple attempts isn't definitely against the rules, and (as you said) it encourages discussion - well played!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • sorryqt's Avatar 75 7 Posts Joined 07/15/2021
    Posted 6 days, 20 hours ago

    Quote From Avalon
    For the Paladin run: yeah, Disks of Legend is fun there too - you just have to include as many Legendary minions as reasonably possible for the system to understand what you're doing lol.

    Yeah, it might have just been bad RNG as I've had plenty of runs with enough Legendaries and simply never been offered it. Though, I have been seeing some strange things with Treasure offerings lately that make me think deck-analysis-based Treasures may be turned off or broken. A couple weeks ago my 3 offerings were 2 Deathrattle-based Treasures and 1 Taunt based Treasure for a Warlock deck that contained exactly 0 of both minon types. Maybe they've fixed something since then.

    Quote From Avalon
    I appreciate you sharing another run, despite the identical results: posting multiple attempts isn't definitely against the rules, and (as you said) it encourages discussion - well played!

    Awesome! I plan to continue trying this challenge as it is some of the most fun I've had in Hearthstone for a while. It's like Duels on hard mode. Hopefully I can push it even higher. Thanks for putting this together!

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  • Calenmir's Avatar Northrend Beast 115 15 Posts Joined 08/13/2021
    Posted 6 days, 19 hours ago

    Hi All,

    I really love this Avalon, really adds another fun purpose to the game and makes me enjoy duels more.

    That being said I've reached 12-2 on Casual with C'thun Warrior. I've made little changes to the deck advised in the challenge post.

    Didn't run Tealan, Twilight Elder and Kresh as they were not battlecry minions and I was aiming for All Together Now - Rally the Troops combo. Instead added Scorpid, and Lord Barov. My 6 drop was my Scrapmetal Demolitionist (Which granted me most of my wins and I lost my second match on Warrior Mirror to the Demolitionist bombs). My last three opponents were Warriors with almost identical treasures/hero powers. Two of them ran Quest one didn't. C'thun wasn't the game winner most of the time but slight board clear plus a 12/12 threat on board at the late game proved very useful on some longer matches.

    My screenshots and the deck is as following

    First pool - All Together Now

    Second pool - Rally the Troops

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 6 days, 19 hours ago
    Quote From sorryqt

    Awesome! I plan to continue trying this challenge as it is some of the most fun I've had in Hearthstone for a while. It's like Duels on hard mode. Hopefully I can push it even higher. Thanks for putting this together!

    Well, this is pretty sweet to read: thanks <3

    So far, this season has been a lot more successful than the previous one, and we have received a ton of positive feedback: you can believe me when I say we're not going to drop Master Duelist any time soon!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 6 days, 19 hours ago
    Quote From Calenmir

    Hi All,

    I really love this Avalon, really adds another fun purpose to the game and makes me enjoy duels more.

    That being said I've reached 12-2 on Casual with C'thun Warrior. I've made little changes to the deck advised in the challenge post.

    Didn't run Tealan, Twilight Elder and Kresh as they were not battlecry minions and I was aiming for All Together Now - Rally the Troops combo. Instead added Scorpid, and Lord Barov. My 6 drop was my Scrapmetal Demolitionist (Which granted me most of my wins and I lost my second match on Warrior Mirror to the Demolitionist bombs). My last three opponents were Warriors with almost identical treasures/hero powers. Two of them ran Quest one didn't. C'thun wasn't the game winner most of the time but slight board clear plus a 12/12 threat on board at the late game proved very useful on some longer matches.

    My screenshots and the deck is as following

    First pool - All Together Now

    Second pool - Rally the Troops

    Hey there, good to see you again!

    Congratulations for the 12er! I tried some C'thun Warrior myself, but I failed to get some particularly remarkable runs: I think your changes are very reasonable and needed for the deck to perform better. I'll have a run with your list later today, and I'll let you know how it turns out.

    I agree with you that C'Thun should not be treated as a finisher, but more as a tempo-ish play to take control of the board and set up lethal. Moreover, you also have Doomcaller, so you should definitely have no worries about 'wasting' your C'Thun.

    On the other hand, I feel like Doomcaller might be a win-more card, especially since you don't really need it in the early matches: I tried Grommash Hellscream for it, but I'm still trying to understand if it's the right call.

    On a side note, I particularly appreciated the fact that you already created and labeled your starting deck: you saved me some time. Thanks!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • revaz142's Avatar 40 4 Posts Joined 08/30/2021
    Posted 6 days, 17 hours ago
    Quote From Avalon
    I am afraid but - as it is - your submission is not valid: we can't see the pictures!

    Could you please look into it so that I can take your run into account?

    Sorry about that, can u see them now?

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1250 1344 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 6 days, 17 hours ago

    Yep: everything's showing right now - thanks for fixing it and congratulations for the 12er!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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