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What is the vS Data Reaper?

The vS Data Reaper is the first project that anlyzed the Hearthstone meta with statistical and analytical tools. The first Data Reaper Report was issued in May 2016. It all began in February 2016, when we began recruiting a large group of players in the vS community, most of whom are high-level players, and whose games we track via the Track-o-Bot program. We collect all in-game information in a central database that we have developed internally. Since then we have also begun collecting data through Hearthstone Deck Tracker.

The Data Reaper Report has been issued weekly since May 2016. We publish it every Thursday at noon ET.

The weekly article:

  1. Maps the Standard Meta game that our trackers encountered in the past week.
  2. Calculates the performances and matchups of various deck archetypes in the meta
  3. Provides news/commentary on the developments in the Meta for every particular class in the past week. This analysis will be written by a team of high level players, who have expertise in particular classes.
  4. Identifies a deck or two that we believe are capable of countering the decks that are most popular on ladder. We call them – Meta-Breakers.

Our goal is to complement the information that exists in the Hearthstone community in order to guide players about what is “out there” and to provide general insights about the decks that we have encountered. We have built a large database that is statistically viable, consisting of tens of thousands of games every week. We have also created an algorithm capable of identifying deck archetypes by examining cards that were played. This gives us the tools to provide a clear statistical picture of the frequency of classes and archetypes in any particular time frame.

If you’re interested in contributing more in our efforts, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to connect with you. Any help or feedback is appreciated and will be addressed with our best efforts to create compelling analysis to the community.

Previous Data Reaper Reports

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #168

July 9, 2020

Welcome to the 168th  edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project has 2,300 (HDT) active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Hearthstone Deck Tracker or [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #166

June 18, 2020

Welcome to the 166th  edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project has 2,500 (HDT) active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Hearthstone Deck Tracker or [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #165

June 11, 2020

Welcome to the 165th  edition of the Data Reaper Report! A Wild Report will be published this Sunday, June 14th! Our Data Reaper Project has 2,600 (HDT) active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #164

June 4, 2020

Welcome to the 164th  edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project has 2,700 (HDT) active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Hearthstone Deck Tracker or [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #161

May 7, 2020

Welcome to the 161st edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project has 3,500 (HDT since AoO launch) active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Hearthstone [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #158

March 12, 2020

Welcome to the 158th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 2,300 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #157

March 5, 2020

  Welcome to the 157th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 2,300 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #156

February 27, 2020

Welcome to the 156th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 2,400 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #155

February 20, 2020

Welcome to the 155th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 2,600 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]