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Your standard ladder climb (October 2019)

Saviors of Uldum
  • drfelip's Avatar Dragon Scholar 270 232 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    I miss (a bit) monthly threads we used to have in "that other HS forum" about our legend climb each season so, why not starting them here?

    My objective each month is rank 5 (I don't play enough hours per week to be any more ambitious). I climbed very fast in the first days with Flamewaker so I was quite optimistic, but then I fell in a losing streak, so I switched decks. Neither Secret Paladin nor Murloc Shaman have worked especially, I've been in rank 7 for 2 full weeks!!! The grind is real this month...

    I'm going to try Tempo Rogue now, I need a change!

    The pleasure is mine.

    My last standard decks: nothing special right now.

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  • iWatchUSleep's Avatar 530 640 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yeah murloc shaman has fallen off quite hard against the evolve shamans.

    If you want to give secret paladin another go I'd recommend the highlander build. That one should easily get you to rank 5.

    I've been using it myself together with highlander hunter. Currently rank 4 but not sure I'll be playing much more with the League of Legends world championship going on.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Oko 1020 1943 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    I climbed from rank 7-9 (I don't remember exactly) to rank 5 in like two days with evolve/quest/lackey shaman. If you don't mind playing a deck everyone hates then I should be a fairly easy climb.

    First rule of the English language: Their our know rules.

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  • magmalizard's Avatar HearthStationeer 215 119 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    i got from rank 25 to rank 21 with a budget tempo rogue. that's it

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  • Starscream's Avatar 135 96 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    For some reason I torture myself and continue to try and hit legend each month despite the rewards being terrible and the suffering being exquisite. 

    I got there this month using Evolve Shaman. For a deck that's supposed to be Tier 1, I still found the climb challenging. Although that probably says more about me than the deck! 

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  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 460 626 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    I'm not a big ladder player, but a friend mentioned how good Secret Mage was in Wild and I have Aluneth so I figured "why not?" Got from 20 to 12 so far playing a few games each day - crazy win % (not sure exactly since I don't use decktracker) so will probably push to 10 this month then try for 5 next month before set rotation.

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  • YJHS2000's Avatar Uther 265 119 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Starscream

    For some reason I torture myself and continue to try and hit legend each month despite the rewards being terrible and the suffering being exquisite. 

    I got there this month using Evolve Shaman. For a deck that's supposed to be Tier 1, I still found the climb challenging. Although that probably says more about me than the deck! 

    Not you mate. Even the best decks have around a 55% winrate. On average that means 166 games from rank 5 to legend. 

    I hover around rank 4-5 each month because I don't have the time or drive to go for legend (I got it once, that was enough). This month I gave up on ladder altogether and am enjoying arena for the first time in a while because Evolve Shaman is insufferable to play against.

    Communism is just a red herring

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  • Shosupply's Avatar 390 166 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    I climbed from rank 10 to rank 3 using a combination of Rez Nzoth Priest and Quest Druid.  Quest Druid took me most of the way though.   Funny thing is the quest druid was made by the auto complete function that Blizz implemented into the game.

    O, that this too too solid flesh would melt
    Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!

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  • Zelgadis's Avatar Enjoys Cake 375 299 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    My goal for climbing is rank 15 and I reached that in the first week this month. I think I was playing mostly Quest Paladin at the time.

    Since Doom in the Tomb all my old decks are basically useless. Now that I've accepted that I've been playing Malygos Shaman and that works very well against the likes of N'Zoth Priest and Rogue. I haven't faced another Shaman yet though, which is weird, since half my opponents were playing Evolve or Overload or Murloc Shaman decks a few days ago.

    I preferred the original Uldum meta; almost every decent deck was playable. In the current meta, you can't out-tempo evolve effects (other than hoping they don't draw Evolve/Mutate in time), while if you're going for a more defensive strategy you need to be able to out-greed or OTK the N'Zoth decks. This leaves far fewer options for deck building.

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  • duppie's Avatar HearthStationeer 195 188 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    I climbed to legend with a pretty strong winrate as quest shaman (before the evolve patch).  It's my favorite deck but it's so busted now ladder isn't even fun to play.  

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  • drfelip's Avatar Dragon Scholar 270 232 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From KANSAS

    I climbed from rank 7-9 (I don't remember exactly) to rank 5 in like two days with evolve/quest/lackey shaman. If you don't mind playing a deck everyone hates then I should be a fairly easy climb.

    No, thank you! I also hate the deck.

    About Highlander Secret Paladin, I lack 2 legendaries: Zephrys is definitely worth crafting, but I don't think so about Finnley. It can't be so hard to climb those 2 last ranks! I'll find a way! xD

    The pleasure is mine.

    My last standard decks: nothing special right now.

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  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 260 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    I reached rank 4 with a flamewaker deck including mecha'thun (which I only needed once). Then I started experimenting with some other decks since the deck is a bit of a one-trick pony, so I am still at 5 now.

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  • YJHS2000's Avatar Uther 265 119 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Zelgadis

    I preferred the original Uldum meta; almost every decent deck was playable. In the current meta, you can't out-tempo evolve effects (other than hoping they don't draw Evolve/Mutate in time), while if you're going for a more defensive strategy you need to be able to out-greed or OTK the N'Zoth decks. This leaves far fewer options for deck building.

    Yep. The pre-Doom meta was pretty balanced/solid. They really mucked it up with this event, but luckily the old meta will be back soon.

    Communism is just a red herring

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  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 260 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    When will that be? Only trhing I read is "when the next major patch is released" but when will that be?

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad 580 780 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Zwane

    When will that be? Only trhing I read is "when the next major patch is released" but when will that be?

    The the release of the new expansion

    Pledge #10: Let's all have fun and play together!

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  • Bluelights's Avatar 190 167 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From YJHS2000
    Quote From Zelgadis

    I preferred the original Uldum meta; almost every decent deck was playable. In the current meta, you can't out-tempo evolve effects (other than hoping they don't draw Evolve/Mutate in time), while if you're going for a more defensive strategy you need to be able to out-greed or OTK the N'Zoth decks. This leaves far fewer options for deck building.

    Yep. The pre-Doom meta was pretty balanced/solid. They really mucked it up with this event, but luckily the old meta will be back soon.

    It won't be until the next expansion that the wild cards swill leave. 

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  • Vandaren's Avatar Devoted Outlander 260 355 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Zwane

    When will that be? Only trhing I read is "when the next major patch is released" but when will that be?

    I assume it's likely will be the patch with the new expansion around December.

    Well my goal each month is just to reach rank 10, possibly rank 5 if the meta allows me, because i don't have much time (and money). So far i bring Evolve Shaman to the ladder because i got Vessina in a pack, so i think why not. I've also try my own variant of N'zoth priest with King Phaoris because i happen to have him from pack, too. Those decks seems pretty successful around rank 15 - 10. Idk what it takes to get to rank 5, though..

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  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 260 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    So basically we have to face N'zoth walls and Evolved Hare's and Flamewakers for another month (except if they nerf something).

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  • SLima's Avatar 165 106 Posts Joined 08/17/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    I rushed ladder to rank 5 just two days before the beggining of the event with Highlander Hunter. Something was telling me that if i didn't do that, it would be impossible to reach rank 5 after the event started. I'm really glad i did that because the meta became a true nightmare. I have spent most of the time after that just playing around with the cards and testing meme decks.

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  • Div3rDown's Avatar 105 24 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    Hi nice topic! I reached rank 5 from rank 8/9 in a week with the quest paladin with zoth package. i run one copy of witch's cauldron too

     

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