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Hearthstone, quest for rank 5 or higher! 3 years 9 months ago #24736

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Okay, so as some of you know, pretty much the only game i play right now is Hearthstone. I'm really hooked, but also really goal driven. I thought that would be a problem with such a "casual" game until i realized what constructed ranked play is about.

"A mere two percent of Hearthstone players reach rank 5 in the collectible card game, with just 0.2% going on to achieve the legend rank."

So my goal for my first full season (ranks reset and a new season starts at the beginning of each month) is to be at the top 2%. The highest I've reached so far is rank 12, trying to learn the game and figure out what decks works and what doesn't. My real goal is ofc Legendary rank, but its not realistic at the stage I'm at, so anything above rank 5 would feel like huge achievment

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Anyways, i'll update the thread on progress made.

I'll be streaming some of the matches as well, so i might make a post whenever i stream.
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Hearthstone, quest for rank 5 or higher! 3 years 9 months ago #24737

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Are you focussing on a class or swapping around a lot?

I'm mostly mage, playing freeze and secret based decks. They seem pretty powerful but I lack a couple of very important cards to truly make them work.

I'll tune into your streams if I get chance.
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Hearthstone, quest for rank 5 or higher! 3 years 9 months ago #24738

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Give me your realistic assumptions of an average player's chances of getting to what percentage without paying (it should be f2p right)??? :huh: :huh: :huh:

Example; "I guess you could make it to top 5% E-Z with a few hours a week into the game if you have half a brain." or "Being super high would boost your tactical abilities beyond inhuman levels and you would reach top3 in a few eyeblinks!" or "It's very very hard to reach even the top 10% without paying a bit"

I've been looking into it but the few reviews I read about it being not so f2p put me off a bit. :(

However I trust your ability (as swedens nerdest supergamer [that looks like a pornstar]) to judge whether my conclusion has been the right one. :)

I expect an answer in about three or four lines, 150-200 letters.

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PS: Other Hearthstone players can also reply to this question but please do keep it relatively short, precise and condensated; There's loads of ways to play these games, hence why I gave you a "challenge" (a goal) to reach, and there might not be a single right answer, multiple entries might be near the truth. :)
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Hearthstone, quest for rank 5 or higher! 3 years 9 months ago #24739

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Anyone, even F2P players can reach the highest ranks. It just takes a lot longer as you will need to earn the gold through winning games and daily quests.
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@gribb: I will mainly be playing a really aggro rush hunter. Focus mainly doing alot of damage early game to create unrecoverable lead the first 4-5 turns. Most matches with this deck seems to never go to turn 10 (win or loose). Thats nice since it makes climbing the ranks faster purely because of short match times. It feels strong against most classes and only has one legendary, so its a cheap deck to :)

Secret mage seems good against most matchups except flare hunters, right?





@ highcommander: Top 5% (rank 10 or above) should be fairly easy if you got a sense for the game even f2p. Maybe one to two months of doing quests and so forth should put you in a fairly good position cardwise.

Buying naxxramas expansion should increase those chances even more since the current meta uses a lot of the smaller minions from naxx. with those + 1 month of playing, there shouldn't be anything but skill stopping you from whatever rank.
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CLICK HERE FOR STREAM Streaming live now :)
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Hearthstone, quest for rank 5 or higher! 3 years 8 months ago #25205

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Sorry for the lack of updates in this thread, but there has been a lot of real life stuff coming in between me and gaming. To top that off i lost motivation to play due to how boring it is to play an aggro hunter. It involves far more luck on the draws than actual thinking.

Anyways since 2 evenings ago I'm back at it with a new hunter deck (midrange) that is a heck of a lot more fun to play, since thinking actually pays off and even "bad" draws there is still a chance to win if you play it right.

So in two evenings I've climbed from rank 17 to rank 11 only playing like one hour a night. So rank 5 is still in reach if my skill holds up at those levels before the season ends (30th November) So ill go at it the best i can while balancing work and girlfriend time :P

This is the deck that I'm using for anyone interested: Clicky clicky!
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Hearthstone, quest for rank 5 or higher! 3 years 8 months ago #25207

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Had a nice win streak with my mage deck on the other day, went from rank 20 to rank 15... :woohoo:

Then went in next day and got beaten back down to rank 20 in just a few games.. :whistle:
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HIGHCommanderJack wrote:
Had a nice win streak with my mage deck on the other day, went from rank 20 to rank 15... :woohoo:

Then went in next day and got beaten back down to rank 20 in just a few games.. :whistle:

The game can really be brutal that way! Making it to rank 15 is respectable though, well done :)
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Okay, so today was the last day of the season, and its the first day I've had time to play since the last update. Anyway, i made it to rank 9 in 2 more hours of play (I'm a slave to the pussy) :P. I feel this deck could have taken me a lot further if i'd had the time to push it. And with the expansion coming up tomorrow a lot will change, so who knows how next season will pan out.


Anyways, here is a screenshot. I would say that ending up in the top 8 % in the world with very limited time to spend is respectable, even though i failed the goal. I'm happy, and here is a screenshot :)

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Thunderstrom wrote:
(I'm a slave to the pussy)

Complete songlyric, right there.
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Hearthstone, quest for rank 5 or higher! 3 years 7 months ago #25515

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Starting to get somewhere now :) mainly playing on iPad now since I'm pretty much living at the GFs place now but my computer is still at home :P

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So how much have you put cash into the game? :dry:

I am trying to F2P myself into that Rank 7 but have hard time achieving it.

I feel this game is badly pay to win? :huh:

And when they will nerf the Kel'Thuzad card? Almost in every game a guy spawns it, or TWO, and replicates them with the Faceless Manipulators to be 4 Kel'Thuzads in the field! :pinch:

How you gonna survive that... Everytime nowadays I see this card played I just concede the game. :(

What's your counter against this card or any tips? :blush:
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I've put some cash into the game for sure, but I don't mind doing that if I enjoy a game.


Saying that this game is badly pay to win is not really true though. You kinda need the naxxcards, but not the ones you think. The ones you need is undertaker, haunted creeper and loatheb. So yeah get naxxcards, but then it's perfectly fine to play free.

One of the strongest decks out there is incredibly cheap. It costs less dust to craft the I tire deck than to craft a legendary card.

THIS DECK has reached legendary rank 1 in all three regions(eu, na, and Asia) and is so cheap to make. It all comes down to skill and knowing your oppenents decks. It's also great to climb the ranks with since you win alot of games by turn 5-7 with it. I've used that and a warriordeck mainly to climb with. The lock is the easiest to win with, even though I prefer to play the warriordeck since I find it more enjoyable. That also means that the kel'thuzad card you have struggled so much with will never even hit the board ;) :) otherwise you counter it with a silence

Hope that helps :)

What class do you mainly play?
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Mage... It's the one I have the best cards for.

Thanks for the tips! :)
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Wohooo! :)

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You're doing them 1 Day per rank, only a few days more mate and you're at Rank 1 :)
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So a big milestone reached! I have hit Rank 5, wich puts me in the top 2,5% in the world! Next goal is legendary next season, wich is a big journey. We will see how it goes and if i have enough time to game to do it :)

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You can do it! RANK 1 is yours in a few days!
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HIGHCommanderJack wrote:
You can do it! RANK 1 is yours in a few days!

To bad the season ends in 3 days :P

Anyways, here is a quick update playing an extremely cheap hunterdeck for only one hour racking up 7-0 in win/loss ratio! Obviously i got a bit lucky with the matchups, but the deck is extremeley strong if played right, and probably what I will use to climb the ranks next season, especially to get up to around rank 5 quick. DECK LIST

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