[Fight Night] Meta Overview

    • [Fight Night] Meta Overview

      I thought about looking closer at metagame since Doombringer release, gathered data and realized that it would be completly... pointless.
      It would be pointless not only because rock meta has evolved a bit, but also because we got a little patch that rebalanced some champions at 26 April.
      Because of given reasons I've used only data from tournaments that happened post patch, which is since 27 April until today. You can see 3-0 results in Fight Nights in table below:


      Last Update - 28.05.18
      Amount
      %
      Adoni-Zeddek [DIAMOND] [BLOOD]
      18
      20.6
      The Rabid Rider [RUBY] [WILD]
      17
      19.5
      Plagueroot the Hollow [BLOOD] [WILD]
      10
      11.4
      Cassia Goldenlight [RUBY] [DIAMOND]
      6
      6.8
      Wicked Wilda [WILD] [DIAMOND]
      6
      6.8
      Bishop Elijah [WILD] [DIAMOND]
      5
      5.7
      Madeline the Flayer [RUBY] [SAPPHIRE]
      3
      3.4
      Obliteron Solis [SAPPHIRE] [DIAMOND]
      3
      3.4
      Rhiannon of Flame [RUBY]
      2
      2.2
      Angus the Arsonist [RUBY]
      2
      2.2
      Swampbutt [SAPPHIRE] [RUBY]
      2
      2.2
      Nyla of Tides [SAPPHIRE] [DIAMOND] [RUBY]
      2
      2.2
      Entity Unknown [SAPPHIRE] [RUBY]
      1
      1.1
      Rhiannon of Flame [SAPPHIRE] [RUBY]
      1
      1.1
      Rhiannon of Flame [BLOOD] [RUBY]
      1
      1.1
      Tashi One-Horn [RUBY]
      1
      1.1
      Lady Avalanche [WILD] [DIAMOND]
      1
      1.1
      Wicked Wilda [WILD] [DIAMOND] [BLOOD]
      1
      1.1
      Madeline the Flayer [RUBY] [SAPPHIRE] [BLOOD]
      1
      1.1
      Takahiro [BLOOD] [WILD]
      1
      1.1
      Thk'tatcha [SAPPHIRE] [DIAMOND]
      1
      1.1
      The Blackberry Knight [SAPPHIRE] [WILD]
      1
      1.1
      Ignatius, the Granite King
      1
      1.1
      -

      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      -
      TOTAL
      87
      100%



      Thoughts [May 12th] :
      • The most popular champion The Rabid Rider is only 21% of 3-0 decks.
      • The second most popular champion Plagueroot the Hollow is 15% and the thrid Adoni-Zeddek is 13%.
      • Those three the most popular decks are only 50% of 3-0 decks, there are also 11 different 3-0 champions.
      • While we don't see any diversity among those the most popular shard pairs as 100% of ruby/wild decks are using The Rabid Rider, 100% of blood/wild decks are using Plagueroot the Hollow and 100% of blood/diamond decks are using Adoni-Zeddek, this isn't true for both ruby/sapphire (7 records in total, using 4 different champions) and wild/diamond (6 records total, using 2 different champions) as they are a bit more diverse both in case of cards used and gameplan, for example ruby/sapphire varies from aggro and midrange to control-combo.


      Example lists in spoilers below:

      The Rabid Rider
      Its the most popular choice because of few reasons. Ruby/wild has access to the best cheap removals ( e.g. Return to Cinder, Cremate), the most aggresive one drops like Boltspasm or Flare Imp, creatures that have board presence like Blightbush and Acolyte of Flame, which aren't just multiple bodies in one card, but they have good synergy with Fuelmaster, access to combat tricks ( e.g. Puke Troll or Whack-a-Gnoll ), bodies with removal attached to them such as Fuel Flinger and Iremaw and Surging Wildfire as big flashy finisher. Because of all those above, it can be played both as super aggresive deck, but also as grindy midrange.

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      4 Return to Cinder
      4 Cremate

      4 Fuelmaster
      4 Blightbush
      4 Acolyte of Flame
      4 Fuel Flinger

      4 Puke Troll
      3 Pyre Strike

      4 Surging Wildfire
      2 Iremaw

      9 Ruby Shard
      4 Wild Shard
      3 Root of Savagery
      3 Shard of Savagery
      3 Ruby Ice
      2 Wild Ice

      reserves:
      4 Burning Ire
      3 Crackling Ire
      2 Joltjabber
      2 Iremaw
      4 empty slots

      source: hexpvptools
      Also, you may be interested in my thread about this archetype.


      Plagueroot the Hollow

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      3 Thought Collector
      4 Bristlebarb Hag
      3 Casualty of War
      3 Strangle
      4 Corpse Lily
      4 Blightbush

      4 Blightbark Paladin

      3 Blightseed Cultivator
      3 Iremaw
      2 Dark of Night
      2 Attune with Blood

      3 Herald of Roses

      10 Blood Shard
      4 Wild Ice
      4 Shard of Ancients
      4 Root of Savagery

      Reserves:
      4 Misery
      2 Arcing Winds
      2 Undying Vow
      2 Blight
      1 Iremaw
      2 Tempest
      2 Rotting Chompknight

      source: hexpvptools


      Adoni-Zeddek

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      4 Sunrise Specter

      4 Orchi-Kero
      4 Cruel Sentence
      4 Winder's Grasp

      4 Gloaming Edict
      4 Umbral Guard

      4 Lux Guard
      2 Dark of Night
      4 Eventide Ender
      2 Attune with Blood

      9 Blood Shard
      9 Diamond Shard
      2 Shard of Retribution
      2 Blood Ice
      2 Diamond Ice

      Reserves:
      4 Aura Eater
      3 Arcing Light
      4 Blight
      2 Twilight Eclipse
      1 Dark of Night
      1 Attune with Blood

      source: hexpvptools


      Wicked Wilda

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      1 Protection Racket

      4 Eager Lackey
      4 Guidance

      1 Orchi-Kero
      4 Moon'airu Sensei
      4 Winder's Grasp
      4 Daybloom

      4 Bring to Justice
      1 Threads of Life

      4 Iremaw
      4 Light of Day

      1 Brightclaw Terminus

      6 Diamond Shard
      6 Wild Shard
      2 Wild Ice
      2 Diamond Ice
      4 Shard of Life
      4 Root of Life

      Reserves:
      1 Protection Racket
      2 Disruptor Drone
      3 Subsume
      3 Blinding Light
      2 Rotting Chompknight
      4 Big Buddy

      source: hexpvptools

      The post was edited 10 times, last by Morwath ().

    • Cassia Goldenlight

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      3 Kindlekit
      3 Guidance
      4 Wrath of Elements

      4 Initiate of Wax
      4 Runic Candescence
      2 Lumiknight
      4 Acolyte of Flame

      2 Wings of Wax
      1 Blightflame Paladin
      4 Wax Dawn
      4 Flamelick

      2 Candelit Zealot
      1 Candle Crush

      6 Diamond Shard
      6 Ruby Shard
      4 Ruby Ice
      4 Diamond Ice
      2 Shard of Conquest

      Reserves:
      1 Protection Racket
      3 Blinding Ire
      4 Return to Cinder
      3 Scouring Light
      2 Arcing Rust
      2 Candle Crush

      source: hexpvptools



      Madeline the Flayer

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      3 Return to Cinder
      4 Boltspasm

      4 Heartsworn Caller
      4 Briny Ray
      4 Acolyte of Flame
      4 Whip Crack

      3 Feral Formulation
      4 Unhenge

      3 Painstoke Sister

      4 Conjured Candleghast

      3 Ruby Shard
      6 Ruby Shard
      2 Ruby Ice
      4 Ayotochi Coins
      4 Root of Innovation
      4 Shard of Innovation

      Reserves:
      1 Return to Cinder
      2 Disrupt Drone
      4 Burning Ire
      2 Verdict of the Ancient Kings
      4 Pyre Strike
      1 Painstoke Sister
      1 Bleeding Heart

      source: hexpvptools



      Angus the Arsonist

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      4 Baby Yeti
      4 Livewire Lasher
      4 Boltspasm
      4 Fireball

      4 Arena Regular
      3 Jacked Brutalizer

      3 Fleetmaw Terminus
      3 Surgesmith Engineer
      1 Feral Formulation

      4 Ayotochi Brute
      4 Mama Yeti

      17 Ruby Shard
      1 Ruby Ice
      4 Ayotochi Coins

      Reserves:
      4 Vandalize
      2 Return to Cinder
      4 Burning Ire
      1 Energize
      4 Crackling Magma

      source: hexpvptools



      Bishop Elijah

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      1 Respeldence
      1 Protection Racket

      4 Eager Lackey
      4 Mooncall Ceremony
      4 Drokka Outcast
      1 Mesa Caretaker

      4 Sacred Stance
      1 Irontongue Terminus
      4 Battle Preparations
      2 Battle of Destiny
      2 Boon Bunch
      2 Duskwing Priest
      2 Decree of Banishing

      4 Call of the Deepwood

      7 Diamond Shard
      7 Wild Shard
      3 Wild Ice
      3 Diamond Ice

      Reserves:
      1 Vine Lash
      3 Blinding Ire
      1 Scouring Light
      3 Arcing Light
      3 Nature Reigns
      1 Diamond's Favor
      3 Cloudkill

      source: hexpvptools



      Swampbutt

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      4 Arcane Alacrity

      4 Heart's Whisper
      3 Oracle Song
      2 Feral Formulation
      1 Runeflection

      4 Dingle

      4 Return to Cinder
      4 Flame Barrage
      4 Shackling Strands
      4 Whip Crack
      3 Pyre Strike

      4 Ruby Ice
      4 Sapphire Ice
      4 Root of Innovation
      2 Ayotochi Coins
      1 Shard of Innovation
      4 Ruby Shard
      4 Sapphire Shard

      Reserves:
      4 Verdict of the Ancient Kings
      3 Disruptor Drone
      2 Crackling Magma
      2 Cremate
      2 Confounding Ire
      2 False Confession

      source: Butt in a Swamp



      Obliteron Solis

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      1 Protection Racket
      1 Prison of the Mind

      4 Guidance
      4 Cloud Runner

      4 Drifting Ruinant
      4 Warpsteel Shardsworn
      4 Winter's Grasp

      4 Glimmer Goose

      4 Mass Glaciation

      4 Phoenix Guard Lancer

      4 Consult the Talon

      6 Diamond Shard
      6 Sapphire Shard
      3 Diamond Ice
      3 Sapphire Ice
      4 Root of Purpose

      Reserves:
      3 Blinding Ire
      3 Scouring Light
      2 Verdict of the Ancient Kings
      2 Hawkward Turn
      3 Arcing Light
      2 Dingle

      source: hexpvptools



      Nyla of Tides

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      4 Guidance
      2 Shardcall
      4 Return to Cinder

      4 Briny Ray
      4 Glimmer Fox
      4 Winter's Grasp

      4 Pyre Strike
      2 Oracle Song

      4 Glimmer Goat

      3 Light of Day
      1 Fleettwin Terminus

      1 Runeseeker
      2 Phoenix Guard Lancer

      1 Benediction of Lumos

      4 Diamond Shard
      4 Ruby Ice
      2 Root of Conquest
      4 Diamond Ice
      4 Root of Innovation
      2 Root of Purpose

      Reserves:
      2 Scouring Light
      2 Whip Crack
      2 Crackling Magma
      2 Confounding Ire
      2 Sanatorium
      1 Attune with Blood
      1 Tempest
      2 Moss Geyser
      1 Light of Day

      source: hexpvptools



      Entity Unknown

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      4 Return to Cinder

      4 Acolyte of Flame
      1 Runefusion
      4 Warpsteel Shardsworn
      3 Shackling Strands

      2 Flamelick
      4 Pyre Strike
      4 Squirming Galaxar

      4 Runic Riddles
      3 Runic Erruption

      4 Consult the Talon

      6 Ruby Shard
      5 Sapphire Shard
      4 Ruby Ice
      4 Sapphire Ice
      4 Shard of Innovation

      Reserves:
      3 Flame Barrage
      4 Disruptor Drone
      3 Crackling Magma
      4 Confounding Ire
      1 Verdict of the Ancient Kings

      source : hexpvptools



      Ignatius, the Granite King

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      4 Guidance
      2 Shardcall
      4 Return to Cinder

      4 Glimmering Fox
      4 Winter's Grasp

      4 Pyrestrike
      3 Oracle Song

      2 Glimmer Goat
      4 Iremaw

      3 Light of Day
      3 Cottontail Warcaller

      2 Runeseeker

      1 Benediction of Lumos

      2 Diamond Shard
      3 Ruby Ice
      2 Shard of Conquest
      2 Root of Instinct
      2 Shard of Innovation
      3 Diamond Ice
      2 Root of Innovation
      2 Root of Purpose
      2 Root of Life

      Reserves:
      2 Scouring Light
      2 Whip Crack
      2 Crackling Magma
      2 Confounding Ire
      2 Verdict of the Ancient Kings
      1 Tempest
      1 Moss Geyser
      1 Light of Day
      2 Bloodcloak Terminus

      source: hexpvptools



      Rhiannon of Flame

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      4 Flare Imp
      3 Boltspasm
      4 Baby Yeti

      4 Heartsworn Caller
      3 Opress the Unworthy
      2 Verdict of the Ancient Kings
      4 Briny Ray
      2 Crackling Tide
      4 Warpsteel Shardsworn

      4 Mama Yeti

      3 Conjured Candleghast

      10 Ruby Shard
      9 Sapphire Shard
      4 Root of Innovation

      Reserves:
      2 Halt
      2 Return to Cinder
      2 Burning Ire
      2 Whip Crack
      2 Gravebane Vial
      2 Verdict of the Ancient Kings
      3 Pyre Strike

      source: hexpvptools

      The post was edited 9 times, last by Morwath ().

    • That is a really great work there you have done! As a fellow player , thank you for taking the time! :thumbsup:

      ....though I know your secret scheme...wanting to convince everyone to use one of these decks, so them you can beat everyone with you secret deck...
      :P
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    • AxelDWater wrote:

      ....though I know your secret scheme...wanting to convince everyone to use one of these decks, so them you can beat everyone with you secret deck...

      :P
      Meta is diverse so much that it may be hard to counter it so easily. For example Swampbutt is really good against aggro decks that have much removal, as removals are just dead cards in such matchup, it's also good against removal centered midranges and controls for same reason. However at same time, resolve of Twilight Eclipse is kinda good game as it has no mainboard way to deal with it and can't counterpressure against it, it should be better post reserves, but any Daybreak and/or Nightfall created by verdict will pain in a Swampbutt.