Your standard ladder climb (October 2019)

Saviors of Uldum
  • drfelip's Avatar Valeera 225 155 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 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 to call home about at this time.

    4
  • iWatchUSleep's Avatar 375 464 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 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.

    1
  • KANSAS's Avatar Wall 690 1065 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks 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.

    1
  • murlocleader's Avatar HearthStationeer 195 130 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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

    i am the leader of all murlocs. mrglglg mrgll mrglglglglgl

    6
  • Starscream's Avatar 135 79 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks 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! 

    1
  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Jaina 355 341 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks 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.

    1
  • YJHS2000's Avatar Uther 255 115 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks 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

    4
  • Shosupply's Avatar 295 129 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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!

    1
  • Zelgadis's Avatar 240 170 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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.

    3
  • duppie's Avatar 145 120 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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.  

    0
  • drfelip's Avatar Valeera 225 155 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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 to call home about at this time.

    0
  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 245 339 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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.

    1
  • YJHS2000's Avatar Uther 255 115 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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

    0
  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 245 339 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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

    0
  • Avalon's Avatar 380 462 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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

    0
  • Bluelights's Avatar 150 106 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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. 

    0
  • Vandaren's Avatar 135 132 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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..

    1
  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 245 339 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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

    0
  • SLima's Avatar 145 90 Posts Joined 08/17/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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.

    1
  • Div3rDown's Avatar 100 22 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks 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

     

    1
  • YJHS2000's Avatar Uther 255 115 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Bluelights
    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. 

    I really hope its not until December. I can't see Blizzard letting another nearly two months go by where 1 DECK is being played in 20% of games, and one class at 35%. They've been more proactive with balance this year

    Communism is just a red herring

    0
  • Starscream's Avatar 135 79 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Blizzard is in a bit of a bind this time though. They can't really nerf Evolve. It's a Wild card that's only back temporarily. (I'm not sure if it's really a problem in Wild?)

    So what can they do? I suppose they could remove Evolve and replace it, temporarily, with something else from Wild. I doubt that's going to happen.

    All things considered, I wouldn't put it past them to wait until early December and just let November be Shamanstone. I recall when DK Rexxar was everywhere and the most infuriating card to play against. Even after they nerfed the Lesser Emerald Spellstone, there was still a long stretch of time where Hunter was very oppressive. And then the April rotation came.  Similarly, I expect Blizzard to do nothing and let the December new expansion / return of the cards to Wild solve the problem by itself.

    2
  • SirSmorcalot's Avatar 85 37 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I'm currently taking a hiatus from ladder- normally I finish in or around legend, but when the meta is as unpleasant (for me at least) as it is now ill take a break rather than torture myself and forever ruin the game for myself. Like Starscream mentioned, Hunterstone was pretty brutal and I came back after a couple of months with my passion for the game renewed for a bit. I'm sure I'll return, fool that I am, when the next expansion hits.

    1
  • duppie's Avatar 145 120 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Starscream

    Blizzard is in a bit of a bind this time though. They can't really nerf Evolve. It's a Wild card that's only back temporarily. (I'm not sure if it's really a problem in Wild?)

    So what can they do? I suppose they could remove Evolve and replace it, temporarily, with something else from Wild. I doubt that's going to happen.

    All things considered, I wouldn't put it past them to wait until early December and just let November be Shamanstone. I recall when DK Rexxar was everywhere and the most infuriating card to play against. Even after they nerfed the Lesser Emerald Spellstone, there was still a long stretch of time where Hunter was very oppressive. And then the April rotation came.  Similarly, I expect Blizzard to do nothing and let the December new expansion / return of the cards to Wild solve the problem by itself.

    They could just make evolve 2 mana while it's in standard.  I don't know but I hope they fix it soon

     

    Quest shaman is one of my favorite decks of all time but after the initial hype of the new patch died down I don't even feel like playing.  shit is degenerate.  The shaman mirror used to have a lot of decisions (with a lot of variance) but you could hedge advantages.  Now it's literally just "who got the good cards".

    0
  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 245 339 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Well I lost some joy but I got it back with this deck:

    Deck code:

    AAECAf0ECsUEnvAC7vYCxvgCoIADqIcDrYcD24kDlpoD5dIDCpME8gXhB87vArX8AquAA82JA+eVA4OWA83JAwA=

    Or check it out at my decks, will add it there as well.

    It is a hand mage with Mountain Giant , Conjurer's Calling and Khadgar etc. But also jan'alai, face manipulators and...lo and behold...star aligners and meteorologists and galaxy spell.

    It's a joy to play, late game value is insane and something unusual for the opponent. Tried it out in casual but this morning unleashed it on ladder and it took me from 5 to 4 already. It can put pressure from turn 3/4 with giant, regain board with meteorologist and deliver my all time favorite combo with khadgar+faceless+jana'lai doing 32 dmg "Die insect!". It can win from any deck out there.

    0
  • Leave a Comment

    You must be signed in to leave a comment. Sign in here.