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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

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vS Data Reaper Report #112

November 15, 2018

Welcome to the 112th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,600 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #111

November 8, 2018

Welcome to the 111th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,600 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #110

November 1, 2018

Welcome to the 110th edition of the Data Reaper Report! This is the first report following the balance changes. Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,700 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #109

October 11, 2018

Welcome to the 109th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,800 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #108

October 4, 2018

Welcome to the 108th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,000 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #107

September 27, 2018

Welcome to the 107th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,100 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #106

September 20, 2018

Welcome to the 106th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,200 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #105

September 13, 2018

Welcome to the 105th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,300 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #104

September 6, 2018

Welcome to the 104th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,400 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #103

August 30, 2018

Welcome to the 103rd edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,400 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #102

August 23, 2018

Welcome to the 102nd edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,300 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #101

August 16, 2018

Welcome to the 101st edition of the Data Reaper Report! This is the first report for The Boomsday Project. Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,100 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #99

July 19, 2018

Welcome to the 99th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,100 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

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vS Data Reaper Report #98

July 12, 2018

Welcome to the 98th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 5,300 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through either Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]