Firstly, let me say that before this weekend I was deranking in order to face a worst opposition and have more wins. But that leaves me with no opportunity to reach the Legendary Divine Order Pack that is given in higher ranks for certain amount of victories.
My goal for this week was to start at Mythic and reach the 17 out of 25 victories in order to reach the Legendary pack.
Let's see the deck I used first.
Deck : Ramp Magic
This deck relies on very tank and costly units to win, and all the other cards are meant to accelerate your mana progression and keeping your board clean or strengthening your defenses with some walls to buy time.
Here's the GU [Link]
Here I didn't follow copperpitch's rule of following the Meta, and I got punished all weekend for it, but I didn't had enough time to build a deck that I was fully comfortable playing with, and with lots of games played with this one I felt comfortable enough. I knew my strengths and weaknesses so the result was not very surprising.
I ended up making 14 out of 25 victories and not reaching the dream of the 17, but I wasn't far off and I had never played the whole weekend event in the Mythic ranks, so I felt pretty good about the overall result.
Learnings for the Next Week
I felt very strongly the difference of using GUDECKS to see my opponent's deck as mentioned by copperpitch, and that changed a lot the way I played some games. For instance, I played versus a Nature guy that had no Canopy Barrages in his deck. As consequence I played some cards very loosely because I knew he didn't had the spells to deal with it. If I hadn't known that during the game, I would have set it up some monster to die before, in order to bait the spell and playing the intended card after that. This can work, but it can cost you a very dear turn as well, so knowing your opponent is something that I believe everybody should do it more consistently.
The limitations of my Magic Deck was the other thing that was very clear to me. I have to transition to a Nature or War deck next weekend, most probably, and I think I have better chances of making the 17 victories that way. Most of my games were lost against Death Zombies, which I could never deal with the Necroscepter, and very fast War and Nature decks. The rest of it was a piece of cake in general and I didn't felt pressure too much by Light Decks or Deception, although I have played some crazy Deception decks in Normal Ranked.
This is pretty much it, and I'm trying to improve my earnings on weekend ranked one step at the time, improving in what I can. Hope to see you around Hive and the server!
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