Master Duelist 1.3: Deathly Hallows - Submission & Discussion Thread

  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1330 1483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Greetings everyone, and welcome to the submission thread of third challenge of Master Duelist!


    General Information

    This challenge will begin today, October 10th, and will end on October 31st. During this window of time, you'll have to start a Duels run with a starting deck containing at least 7 Deathrattle cards. Moreover, Signature Treasures and Weapon 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! No exceptions will be made.


    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

    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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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1330 1483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Since I don't want to reach 12 wins with the obvious picks, I am trying to make some form of Demon Deathrattle Warlock work.

    This is the list I came up with so far. Archwitch Willow seems like a solid inclusion, but I do not own it and I am not strong enough to craft it, especially since its days in Standard are numbered.

    I included as much healing as possible in order to compensate for the rather high curve and to withstand the impact against the very aggressive decks that dominate the early matches. Tamsin Roame may be a good inclusion, but I wasn't able to make enough space for it.

    The first Passive Treasure I picked was Robe of the Apprentice (more AoE damage for School Spirits and more recovery with Drain Soul), while I am yet to pick the second one. Immediately after, I got offered a second N'Zoth, the Corruptor, but had not early game at all and I lost to a Secret Hunter (yep, you read that right...).

    Then I proceeded to get offered and pick Manastorm, as well as a heavy big Demon bucket, and now I am going to scam so many games on turn 3. I also have Blade of Quel'Delar, so assembling Quel'Delar would be HUGE.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • Calenmir's Avatar Skeleton 225 26 Posts Joined 08/13/2021
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks again Avalon. Looking forward for a fun challange again.

    I'm trying my chance with the Priest deck you suggested for now. Currently 5-2 and not feeling powerful at all I'd consider myself lucky If I can make it to 7 wins.

    For Warlock deck I'll give It a try with Willow once I get offered Warlock.

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1330 1483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hey there, glad to see you joining us once more!

    With that Warlock deck I went 6-3: Manastorm stole quite a few wins, but then a double Battlecry Pirate Warrior killed me after a sequence of really unfortunate draws...

    Since the score is so low, I didn't bother making screenshots and stuff.

    For the Priest deck, I have to say that it may be heavily unrefined, so don't take my starting XV as untouchable: in fact, it should be the other way around!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • Calenmir's Avatar Skeleton 225 26 Posts Joined 08/13/2021
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    For Priest Deck It all makes sense to me. The only change I've made is removing Desperate Prayer and added Holy Nova. I always try to include 2 dmg board clear on all my decks to clear an unfortunate Shadow Word Void turns before they get too big.

    I got offered Rhonin's Scrying Orb and Totem of the Dead as treasures and I didn't get good Deathrattle buckets offered to me. I feel like I'm churning over my deck a bit fast and Rhonin's isn't doing much. (Except allows me to play quest and Crystaline Oracle at turn 1 If I'm lucky)

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  • Calenmir's Avatar Skeleton 225 26 Posts Joined 08/13/2021
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Well shit, when my run started to went well some random steal rogue decided to Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate'd me. He destroyed the whole board and became a 42/41 when I was at 40 health and 3 armor. Obviously he's been able to fill the gap and finished me and my run ended as 9-3.

    I got so frustrated I quitted without even getting a screenshot from the ending screen. I also forgot to take screenshot from the start as well and too lazy to properly get the data from the deck tracker. I'll definitely try more and come up with better runs.

    Suggested priest deck is working though ;)

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  • AgentCroque's Avatar 90 6 Posts Joined 08/12/2021
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Ok, I finally got an uncorrupted 7 win run.

    I tried to make a legendary warrior with deathrattles, and that worked out (weaker because i cant fit grommash), but I didnt hit disks. I got emerald goggles and mysterious tome. Tome OTKed a Quest hunter turn 1 because I got counterspell.

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  • Haffax733's Avatar Devoted Outlander 830 296 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Avalon for this interesting challange!

    I used the most obvious deck for my first try and played a generic Deathrattle Hunter. Since I have not played Duels for a couple of months, I didn't expect a great result, but I ended up highrolling to 12:0 (on casual).

    My hero power was Death Games, my signatue treasure Deathstrider.

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    My first passives didn't provide any synergies with my deck, so I picked Fireshaper. My second passive was Emerald Goggles, which helped me a lot to do some high tempo plays in the early game.

    I was lucky and found Gentleman's Top Hat, which has a great synergy with the hero power and Deathstrider (see 12 win screenshot).

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1330 1483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Calenmir - Very sorry to read that: 9 wins is a rather acceptable result, but I definitely understand your tilt - I probably would've acted the same way. However, I am quite confident you'll be able to top that result in the future!

    AgentCroque - Sweet Heroic run! How did that Deathrattle Shaman run go?

    Haffax733 - Already a flawless 12er? Wow. I knew Death Games Deathrattle Hunter would've produced great results in this challenge, but I didn't expect them to some so soon - congratulations for the performance!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • AgentCroque's Avatar 90 6 Posts Joined 08/12/2021
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From Avalon

    AgentCroque - Sweet Heroic run! How did that Deathrattle Shaman run go?

     

    I don`t want to talk about it.

     

    Im glad that flawless run was not heroic, I still have a chance :D

     

     

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  • Aventurin's Avatar Bulbasaur 260 16 Posts Joined 12/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hi, I got a pretty good start with my Druid. Went 7-0 at first and from then on it was lose lose lose. Definetly would have gone farther if I hadn't missplayed in critical moments. For example playing Gentleman's Tophat on my only minion and then using hero power on it ^^'

    Anyways, here is the proof. 

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  • Aventurin's Avatar Bulbasaur 260 16 Posts Joined 12/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Gave the deck another try. This time with a bit better results: 

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  • BennoFN's Avatar Jaina 165 25 Posts Joined 06/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hmm, how do I put the images in? I have a 12-1 Paladin Heroic run to share. But when I lick add image it asks for "source" ? 

     

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1330 1483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Greetings everyone.

    Aventurin - Congrats for both runs, one better than the other! Seems like you really enjoyed that Token Druid: 10 wins in Heroic are no joke.

    BennoFN - That "Source" is there because you actually have to upload your pictures somewhere else before importing them here. For example, I usually upload them on Imgur and then include them in my posts with the "insert/edit image" command.

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • BennoFN's Avatar Jaina 165 25 Posts Joined 06/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Ok so take two. Sorry for first image, I took photo via phone. 

    I decided to go a Death rattle Paladin, with a few DR Legendries.  12 wins was a bonus.

    Crystal Gem helped so much with getting out those 2/3 drops earlier. Murlock Holmes x2 with legendary disks was always a great resource generator! 

    Wickleflame doubled also a good start with hero power! 

    I included Stalagg and Fuegen for the laughs, pulled off the combo a couple of times but nothing amazing. 

    Arcane reflections, very OP in this deck. 

    I found the early tempo from the few secrets helped too, I felt lucky with a lot of early draws on sword of the fallen. 

    Thanks for the help Avalon with Imgur and advice :) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • ferretti's Avatar Bulbasaur 90 6 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    That was a lot of fun, I hate demon hunter but had a quest and thought your suggested deck seemed fun. Made some tweaks, but truly was shocked to get 12 wins.




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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1330 1483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Good morning everyone, and sorry for my absence.

    First of all, here's my submission for this challenge. I took my N'Zoth Warlock from before and adapted it a bit to be more greedy and... 9 wins. Not the greatest result so far, but I am pretty proud of it since I managed to mess around with lots of cards that don't usually see play.

    Proof: here.

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    BennoFN - At long last, it appears you manage to upload the proof of your run. Congrats for the result and for the rather unusual inclusions like Mad Scientist and Kel'Thuzad.

    ferretti - Aww yes: Deathrattle DH - that's what I am talking about! I am a huge fan of it and I am glad you were able to get to 12 wins with it!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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  • AbusingKel's Avatar 775 282 Posts Joined 02/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    The full moon has pushed me to... lunacy. Stalagg and Feugen? Hell yes! Posting my deck image to keep a spot warm. Will add the final results and other images once I get under way. 

     

    Welp... that was quick. Is there a consolation prize for a lame AF 0-3 run?

    Game 1 vs. QLMage playing few minions. Lucked into a fireball generated by RNG to close it out.
    Game 2 vs. QLHunter playing no minions. Dead on turn 5. Fun.
    Game 3 vs. HPMage that played a turn 8 Mordresh Fire Eye followed by a turn 9 Mordresh Fire Eye.

     

    Now you kids are probably saying to yourselves, "Hey Matt, how can we get back on the right track?" 

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  • Calenmir's Avatar Skeleton 225 26 Posts Joined 08/13/2021
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    I've given up hope for this challenge unfortunately. I've tried maybe 30 times or so but couldn't be able to pilot a deck with more than 6 wins.

    Deathrattle treasures are so bad all decks I could come up with feels so weak. The only good treasure I've seen so far is Rush treasure which gives you the edge to compete with the other decks but to my luck I saw rush offered very few times in my runs.

    Tried a lot of unconventional deck ideas but none of them had any success. I never tried hunter which have the best deathrattle support cards. I already have a 12 win record with Hunter and I really don't enjoy playing Hunter in duels.

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad Salty Dog 1330 1483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    AbusingKel - Yikes: that hurts to see! Your deck wasn't terrible at all, but those early matchups may have been too much for it to handle.

    Calenmir - I appreciate you trying to get results with home-brews and memes rather than going for the obvious pick; on the other hand, it's sad to hear you giving up on the challenge: there's still some time if you wanna take another shot at it though. However, if you think you're really done, you should just wait for the upcoming content update and November's challenge!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

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