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Old 05-17-2017, 03:21 PM   #40176
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Opened a golden Swamp King Dred. Any chance this sees play under any meta in the future?
Similar question - any reason why i should keep any of the following?

The Marsh Queen
Anomalus
Clutchmother Zavas
Krul the Unshackled
Sergeant Sally
Onyxia

I'm still missing Patches, Finja, and Sunkeep Tarim fyi.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:40 PM   #40177
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Similar question - any reason why i should keep any of the following?

The Marsh Queen
Anomalus
Clutchmother Zavas
Krul the Unshackled
Sergeant Sally
Onyxia

I'm still missing Patches, Finja, and Sunkeep Tarim fyi.
Would anyone have predicted we'd have a meta where murlocs were dominant, Hungry Crab was the most common tech choice, Stonetusk Boar and Wisps were played, and Silence Priest and Secret Mage were actually viable?

That said, those cards are bad.

Patches, Tarim, Finja are must haves.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:01 PM   #40178
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King dred's baseline power is nuts. I don't know if he'll see regular play but I wouldn't dust. I'd maybe dust him for crafting a more relevant legendary if your collection is lacking though.

I never keep golden legendaries and have never once regretted dusting one. I'd rather have a complete set of normal cards rather than fancy gold ones. I do keep some gold cards I like though.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:15 PM   #40179
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I think my brain broke once I hit r5. I've played probably my highest volume month ever and I've hit r4 one star once and the ranked floor probably 20+ times. I'm getting high rolled by every deck every game. Just lost to quest rogue when I had a t1 10/10 Edwin. And followed it up with two big questings.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:03 PM   #40180
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Does King Dred actually win you games? My brief experience using King Dred was underwhelming. Awesome card but it seemed he never made an impact. With hunter every game is won or lost by turn 7 anyway.

In theory it just locks down the board in tight games vs aggro but it seems you can play around it a lot.

Still wouldn't dust it.

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Old 05-17-2017, 05:20 PM   #40181
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I think my brain broke once I hit r5. I've played probably my highest volume month ever and I've hit r4 one star once and the ranked floor probably 20+ times. I'm getting high rolled by every deck every game. Just lost to quest rogue when I had a t1 10/10 Edwin. And followed it up with two big questings.
This happens to me every month.

I hit rank 2 with 2 stars and went on a losing streak. Currently at 4.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:36 PM   #40182
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I haven't even gotten anywhere. I've switched decks like a fiend though.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:29 PM   #40183
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I'm at 7 life and repping lethal on board vs pirate warrior. He has no board, 7 mana, 5/1 Reaper, and 3 cards.

PW always has 2 damage from 3 cards right? Two of which he's held since turn 5.

He ropes and goes Upgrade!, Fiery War Axe and Heroic strike.

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Old 05-18-2017, 01:11 AM   #40184
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I've seen so many decks lately that try to do everything, it's a little bizarre.

Some kind of mage that ran 2x volcanic potion, 2x blizzard and Medivh. Silence priest with dragons. And of course every pally deck tries to do everything.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:23 PM   #40185
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Similar question - any reason why i should keep any of the following?

The Marsh Queen
Anomalus
Clutchmother Zavas
Krul the Unshackled
Sergeant Sally
Onyxia

I'm still missing Patches, Finja, and Sunkeep Tarim fyi.
I encourage everyone not to dust legendaries unless you absolutely have to. You never know what meta is lurking around the corner when you'll want or need those cards. I dusted a golden Aviana once and while it netted two cards that I wound up using a lot more (Sylvanas and Classic Ragnaros) I regretted doing it because Aviana made an appearance in the last meta and I missed out.

That said...I can't imagine Sergeant Sally ever being useful in any meta.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:55 PM   #40186
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so, anyone actually pulling decent ranks with hunter? I really like the deck (it kinda plays itself, but there are some interesting decision points), but it was gettin destroyed by pally and burn mage, might be better now

btw swamp king is completely unplayable, it just doesn't fit current midrange version of hunter. I'm not even playing calls of the wild to ensure perfect early curve.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:57 PM   #40187
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Yeah I was excited to make Hunter my next 500 win class but it just gets rekt so hard by paladins and they're ****ing everywhere on ladder
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:22 PM   #40188
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I actually got back to rank 2 playing hunter.

It's heavily teched to beat paladins, 2 hungry crabs and 1 Tol'vir Warden. Tol'vir pulls crab most of the time unless I've already drawn 2. I'm also running Vicious Fledgling, which gives it some snowball potential.

Also it's fine against mages so far; I just beat one who was BMing me after his double Mana Wyrm into glyph into glyph into mirror image had me down to 11 health on turn 3. I had a handful of Grandmothers, Razorclaws and Hyenas.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:00 PM   #40189
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I encourage everyone not to dust legendaries unless you absolutely have to. You never know what meta is lurking around the corner when you'll want or need those cards. I dusted a golden Aviana once and while it netted two cards that I wound up using a lot more (Sylvanas and Classic Ragnaros) I regretted doing it because Aviana made an appearance in the last meta and I missed out.

That said...I can't imagine Sergeant Sally ever being useful in any meta.
Anomalus will never ever be good
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #40190
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Yeah Anamolus seems like easy dust. The rest I might keep.

Hunter is fine, just tech in crabs for Murlocs and you can handle pally. High roll Razormaw adapts and it can be gg on turn two.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:16 PM   #40191
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Just lost another 7 in a row at r5. I cant wrap my head around this. Pirate warrior who techs in.... the black Knight.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:51 PM   #40192
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I just lost back to back games to quest paladin and quest mage. This is torture.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:00 AM   #40193
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I'm in a similar spot, back to r5.

I lost to a quest hunter and then the next game I lost to a hunter who had this sequence for win:

He's topdecking, sitting with Smuggler's Crate in hand. Top decks his 2nd Highmane, which becomes an 8/7. He needs 2 turns to kill me and I can kill him next turn. He already used Kill Commands.

He top decks Macaw into Razorclaw into Windfury.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:09 AM   #40194
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Anomalus will never ever be good
Don't crush my dreams

(also Pyros seems bad)
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:31 AM   #40195
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Pyros is only good in a few situations but mainly Arena where you need the value. Standard is just too fast and paying 2 mana for a 2/2, 6 mana for a 6/6 and 10 mana for a 10/10 just isn't good value in a fast meta; it's great that it's one card but other than that it blows.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:54 AM   #40196
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Yeah I think the issue isn't so much the card itself but rather that minion-based mage builds (as opposed to spell-based) just aren't very good lately.

I think it would be great in arena, It's great for your curve, but legendary so glgl pulling it
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:58 AM   #40197
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I guess he's good also in wild if you can pull him from shredder esp in Nzoth decks
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:05 PM   #40198
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Pyros is seeing play in secret mage. It helps fill in the curve when you dump your hand early.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:24 PM   #40199
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That Nzoth elemental mage wants to be good but just isn't.

Dragon mage, especially Reno dragon, was actually a good deck but never made it big because mages have better options. As I mentioned before, the fundamental problem with elementals is they're understand for curve. Dragons also have conditionals, but are overstatted.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:46 PM   #40200
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Toast and I have both been between ranks 5-2 for the past 4 days so it was bound to happen. I queued into him while he was playing a crazy elemental rogue deck.

He got me, vilespined my 14/7 Hyena.

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