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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 #147

November 7, 2019

Welcome to the 147th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 3,300 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot or Hearthstone [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #146

October 31, 2019

Welcome to the 146th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 3,500 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot or Hearthstone [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #145

October 24, 2019

Welcome to the 145th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 3,700 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 #143

October 3, 2019

Welcome to the 143rd edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 3,900 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 #142

September 26, 2019

Welcome to the 142nd edition of the Data Reaper Report! A Wild Report is coming this Sunday! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,000 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #141

September 19, 2019

Welcome to the 141st edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,000 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot or Hearthstone [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #140

September 12, 2019

Welcome to the 140th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,200 active contributors and we thank them wholeheartedly. Contributing to the Data Reaper project through Track-o-Bot or Hearthstone [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #139

September 5, 2019

Welcome to the 139th 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 4,300 active contributors and we thank them [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #138

August 22, 2019

Welcome to the 138th edition of the Data Reaper Report! Our Data Reaper Project, including the Data Reaper Live has 4,200 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 #135

July 4, 2019

Welcome to the 135th 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 Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]

Analysis

vS Data Reaper Report #134

June 27, 2019

Welcome to the 134th 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 Track-o-Bot or [Read More…]