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    emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    I've played against maybe 3 Shamans since the expansion launched. I've seen classes fall off before but not this steeply.

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    GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    edited January 26
    antherem wrote: »
    I feel like I'd rather play against a bunch of the unstoppable meta decks than this endless drudgery of random-keysmash names that seem to just aimlessly play random core cards, that plague the lower ranks.

    e: They're not bots, at least not like the ones I've seen in prior months - the bots play good decks, well, and play instantly and faster than any human could. These are actually taking time on their turns, thinking, before dropping, like, a Chillwind Yeti on 7.

    They're definitely bots though, just shitty bots. The only came out in mass when the popular botting in mercenaries was nerfed.

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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    edited January 26
    I'm at D1 2 Stars right now before having to pause. Was at the identical spot after lunch before going on a losing streak, then just finished a 5-1 sprint to get back.

    Fuck man, this is stressful.

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    sanstodosanstodo Registered User regular
    I’m seeing a ton of aggro sludge warlock in legend right now. People definitely trying to get underneath Druid.

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    The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    It was the Meta Sleeper on the most recent VS report, so that would make some sense.

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    sanstodosanstodo Registered User regular
    The Judge wrote: »
    It was the Meta Sleeper on the most recent VS report, so that would make some sense.

    Yeah, there’s not a lot of room for shenanigans now (at least, the kind I enjoy) so I’m just gonna battlegrounds for now.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
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    New patch same as the old patch.

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    sanstodosanstodo Registered User regular
    forty wrote: »
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    New patch same as the old patch.

    I miss grinding to legend using casino mage 😆 just had to keep pulling the lever until I got a hot streak.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    Every rogue I face is on a hot streak.

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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    edited January 28
    WHEW!!!!
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    Had some time this AM to see if I could finish off the push. First match against Druid was pretty easy, the second one against a Casino Mage was TOUGH. He high rolled removal all over the place. At the very end I had three dudes on the board, and his last turn he played Arcane Defenders. I was able to play my Hi Ho Silverwing to kill one of the taunts which drew a Hand of A'dal. The Hand of A'dal drew Finley, and the rest is history. My hands were shaking and I had to concentrate to make sure I didn't fuck up my last buffs.

    I think I played as well as I possibly could have in that last match. Full game: https://hsreplay.net/replay/arWXs8mUzFGipwfCuieQqe

    Now I can relax and play janky decks again.

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    sanstodosanstodo Registered User regular
    Went on a good win streak today with XL Reno control priest. It’s not great against aggro but goes over the top of other control decks and is good against midrange. It’s not tier 1, more of a meta choice. You can find basic shells really easily, so I would just adjust to the meta you’re finding.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    Whenever I've played Priest over the last couple years, it's Naga or Shadow, because I'm almost never in the mood for regular 30 minute games.

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    The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    Patch Notes:

    Velarok the Deceiver (created by Velarok Windblade)
    Old: 3/6
    New: 3/3

    Shattershambler
    Old: Battlecry: Your next Deathrattle minion costs (1) less, but immediately dies when played.
    New: Battlecry: The next Deathrattle minion you play immediately dies.

    Dev Comment: Excavate Rogue is an example of a pre-mini-set deck that we wanted to tone down a little to make room for new strategies. We’re happy that our recent buff to Velarok has facilitated this deck that people clearly love playing, and we don't want to undo that, but it’s just a bit too powerful and popular. These changes to Velarok and Shattershambler reduce the early-game blowout potential of Excavate Rogue to keep what’s fun about playing the deck, but give opponents more of an opportunity to respond.

    Cactus Construct
    Old: Discover a 2-Cost minion. Summon a 1/2 copy of it.
    New: Discover a 2-Cost minion. Summon a 1/1 copy of it.

    Herald of Nature
    Old: Battlecry: If you’ve cast a Nature spell while holding this, give your other minions +1/+2.
    New: Battlecry: If you’ve cast a Nature spell while holding this, give your other minions +1/+1.

    Pendant of Earth
    Old: Discover a minion from your deck. Gain Armor equal to its Cost.
    New: Discover a minion from your deck. Restore Health to your hero equal to its Cost.

    Shattered Reflections
    Old: Choose a minion. Add a copy to your hand, deck, and battlefield.
    New: Choose a minion. Add a copy of it to your deck and battlefield.

    Dew Process
    Old: [2 Mana]
    New: [4 Mana]

    Dev Comment: There were a few powerful Druid archetypes that we wanted to address in this patch. Cactus Construct is a powerful card across Druid decks that had room to be a bit weaker. The Herald of Nature change makes early Treant Druid boards a little easier to react to. Pendant of Earth was adjusted so that it can still be a strong defensive tool later in the game, but isn’t as strong as an early, proactive stall tool. Shattered Reflections was causing too many reflections, leading to repetitive gameplay—so we took one reflection away. Finally, we weakened Dew Process because the game is less fun when decks like Mill Druid are extremely competitive and meta-warping—we still want cards like that to exist for players who like that type of gameplay, but we don't want them to be the prevailing ladder strategy.

    Boogie Down
    Old: [3 Mana] Summon two 1-Cost minions from your deck. Finale: Give them Taunt.
    New: [4 Mana] Summon two 1-Cost minions from your deck. Finale: Summon another.

    The Garden’s Grace
    Old: Give a minion +5/+5 and Divine Shield. Costs (1) less for each Mana you’ve spent on Holy spells this game.
    New: Give a minion +4/+4 and Divine Shield. Costs (1) less for each Mana you’ve spent on Holy spells this game.

    Dev Comment: Paladin is looking strong after the mini-set. Boogie Down is a card that we’ve seen in almost all Paladins since it was released, so we’re making it a little bit slower and adjusting the Finale to partially compensate for the later play. We’re also hitting Garden’s Grace to reduce some of the deck’s from-hand burst potential. To that end, we’ve got our eye on cards like Shroomscavate, but we like that players are trying out the new cards, so we’re making just these changes for now and we’ll make further changes later if needed.

    Thaddius, Monstrosity
    Old: Taunt. Your odd-Cost cards cost (4) less. (Swaps polarity each turn!)
    New: Taunt. Your odd-Cost cards cost (2) less. (Swaps polarity each turn!)

    Dev Comment: We don’t think combo play patterns are inherently bad, and Thaddius isn’t a power outlier right now, but he has been in Standard for a long time and has facilitated several decks with early one-turn kills and low feelings of agency. We think it’s time to make another adjustment to Thaddius and see what Standard looks like when he’s significantly weaker. Now that we’ve been able to make this change to Thaddius, we're unbanning Pyrotechnician.

    The craftable versions of the cards listed above will be eligible for full dust refunds for two weeks following Patch 28.4.1. Additionally, there was an error with the dust refund periods for patches 28.2.1 and 28.2.3, so the cards eligible for dust refunds in those patches will also be eligible for full dust refunds for two weeks following Patch 28.4.1. For clarity and simplicity, we’ll be returning to the consistent two-week full refund period from this patch going forward.

    Pyrotechnician is no longer banned in Standard.

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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    edited January 29
    Glad I finished my Legend run yesterday with Mining Paladin. I am going all-in on Rainbow DK now.

    Also debating if I dust Thaddius for something else, maybe Reno.

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    The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    I don't think Mining Pally needs to get dumped in a ditch here. A quick 5-0 with only one adjustment.

    Took out Eggs and put in 2x Victorious Vrykul. The card may not say Taunt, but opponents will absolutely attack like it's on there anyway.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited January 29
    Idx86 wrote: »
    Glad I finished my Legend run yesterday with Mining Paladin. I am going all-in on Rainbow DK now.

    Also debating if I dust Thaddius for something else, maybe Reno.
    Dust Thaddius.

    Yeehaw, those are some nerfs.

    forty on
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    GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII They wanna get my gold on the ceilingRegistered User regular
    Nice nerfs. I think pally probably still pretty good. Mill druid is DOA. Warrior unaffected unfortunately.

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    always cracks me up when i'm playing plague and someone holds back steamcleaner for a big purge. buddy, i give less than 0 shits about whether those plagues actually detonate on you. it's just a cool bonus. i'm plagueing you so i can play a 0 mana 8/5 tempo play

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    GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII They wanna get my gold on the ceilingRegistered User regular
    Aw yeah, just found a golden copy of Garden's Grace. That's another free leggo for me.

    So is Thaddius, Monstrosity the most nerfed card in the game's history?

    Battletag: Threeve#1501; PSN: Threeve703; Steam: 3eeve
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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    I had a few golden cards to dust, plus i opened a few Badlands packs this morning and pulled a few of the commons that were nerfed. Nice to get an injection of dust!

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    ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    always cracks me up when i'm playing plague and someone holds back steamcleaner for a big purge. buddy, i give less than 0 shits about whether those plagues actually detonate on you. it's just a cool bonus. i'm plagueing you so i can play a 0 mana 8/5 tempo play

    I usually see steam cleaner on Reno decks, so if I think that’s what I’m against I may hold back 1-2 plague generators so I can bait out steam cleaner and reblock before they get their next turn.

    It’s mainly just warriors I get to do it to, (though cleaner + coin + brann is still possible), but preventing Reno from coming down until super, super late game is great.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    Aw yeah, just found a golden copy of Garden's Grace. That's another free leggo for me.

    So is Thaddius, Monstrosity the most nerfed card in the game's history?
    It's only been nerfed twice (and the first one wasn't fully a nerf since it enabled a new form of degeneracy), so I'm going to say no.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    14 more months of Reno. :(

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    [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    forty wrote: »
    14 more months of Reno. :(

    Groundhog day isn't for another two days; we won't know until then.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
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    AlphagaiaAlphagaia Registered User regular
    edited January 31
    I had the most tense game versus a Sludge Warlock just now. Thank the heavens for generating sticky boards.

    https://hsreplay.net/replay/Qrh7JfpfyGNwgyW4epTiFk

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    GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII They wanna get my gold on the ceilingRegistered User regular
    forty wrote: »
    14 more months of Reno. :(

    Same amount of time left for the plague package as well, if that helps...

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    emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    forty wrote: »
    14 more months of Reno. :(

    Same amount of time left for the plague package as well, if that helps...

    And you have a 1 in 6 chance of stealing your opponent's Reno during a game with an underdog Thief Priest deck.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    edited January 31
    forty wrote: »
    14 more months of Reno. :(

    Same amount of time left for the plague package as well, if that helps...
    Not really, because I don't want to play only one deck.

    forty on
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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    Sludge fucking sucks to play against.

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    Apparently the Lifesteal on Quartzite Crusher applies to any spell you cast too? I cast Necrotic Explosion and noticed I ended the game at full health after being down to like half.

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    GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    forty wrote: »
    Apparently the Lifesteal on Quartzite Crusher applies to any spell you cast too? I cast Necrotic Explosion and noticed I ended the game at full health after being down to like half.

    Necrotic Explosion has life steal of it's own

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    fortyforty Registered User regular
    Oh whoops, I should have paid more attention to the text on that one now that it's viable.

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    [Expletive deleted][Expletive deleted] The mediocre doctor NorwayRegistered User regular
    forty wrote: »
    14 more months of Reno. :(

    This February 2nd at 0720 and 30 seconds, Punxsutawney Phil, the seer of seer, prognosticator of prognosticators, emerged reluctantly but alertly in Punxsutawney, PA, and stated in Groundhogese: "I definitely see a shadow."

    Sorry folks; 14 more months of Reno.

    Sic transit gloria mundi.
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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    (covered in piles of toxic waste) you guys play against reno decks???

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    GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII They wanna get my gold on the ceilingRegistered User regular
    Enjoying secret excavate mage.

    - two 6/6s by turn 4
    - Punishes greed
    - Objection Brann, Objection Drilly, Objection Popgar
    - free 5/5s
    - unknown secrets forcing bad plays
    - win on turn 5 or 6

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    The JudgeThe Judge The Terwilliger CurvesRegistered User regular
    Enjoying secret excavate mage.

    - two 6/6s by turn 4

    Nearly broke my neck checking to see if I was playing Wild by accident.

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    emnmnmeemnmnme Registered User regular
    I am determined to use the new Elemental-related legendary cards in a new deck. They look so lonely sitting there in my collection.

    Perhaps some kind of Beast/Elemental/Deathrattle mixup will get me to Legend this month.

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    GoodKingJayIIIGoodKingJayIII They wanna get my gold on the ceilingRegistered User regular
    The Judge wrote: »
    Enjoying secret excavate mage.

    - two 6/6s by turn 4

    Nearly broke my neck checking to see if I was playing Wild by accident.

    In wild it would be like, seven 7/7s by turn three.

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    Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    Back in Diamond after a nice little run with Plague DK. Getting better at some of the subtle plays that make the deck work at higher ranks. Not running into much Sludgelock, probably because they're all at D5+ or Legend at this point. Beating the piss out of Warriors and everything else right now.

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    AlphagaiaAlphagaia Registered User regular
    edited February 7
    Given the current meta I've adapted the Rainbow deck a little. Out with the weapons (to slow) and in with a lower curve that enables lot's of pressure so we can finish with one Explosion. Versus Warrior a second is needed, but Queen can do other stuff as well:

    ### Kiblers Adapted
    # Class: Death Knight
    # Format: Standard
    # Year of the Wolf
    #
    # 2x (1) Arms Dealer
    # 2x (2) Gold Panner
    # 2x (2) Mining Casualties
    # 2x (2) Plague Strike
    # 2x (3) Acolyte of Death
    # 1x (3) Corpse Farm
    # 2x (3) Crop Rotation
    # 2x (3) Nerubian Vizier
    # 2x (3) Sickly Grimewalker
    # 2x (4) Malignant Horror
    # 1x (4) Maw and Paw
    # 2x (4) Murlocula
    # 2x (5) Corpse Bride
    # 1x (5) Queen Azshara
    # 1x (8) The Primus
    # 2x (9) Stitched Giant
    # 1x (10) Climactic Necrotic Explosion
    # 1x (20) Reska, the Pit Boss
    #
    AAECAe2qBgbbuQT8+QXt/wWLkgb/lwaAmAYMy+IE8OME2fEEtPcEmIEFmYEFkpMFopkFl5UGkZcGzpwGkqAGAAA=
    #
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

    EDIT: D-2 at the moment with this.

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