vS Data Reaper Report #248

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Welcome to the 248th edition of the Data Reaper Report! This is the last report for Murder at Castle Nathria.

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Number of Games

Overall 502,000
Top 1K Legend 17.000
Legend (Excluding Top 1k) 61.000
Diamond 4 to 1 78.000
Diamond 10 to 5 94.000
Platinum 75.000
Bronze/Silver/Gold 177,000

Class/Archetype Distribution

Class Frequency

Class Frequency Discussion

The format is very close to what it looked like last week. Things appear settled and solved, as players are waiting for the exciting expansion ahead, featuring the new Death Knight class.

The format is characterized by a diverse field of competitive decks from every class. There are a lot of successful decks to choose from at any rank bracket. But as you climb ladder, that diversity narrows down until you reach top legend and find yourself swarmed by Rogues, mostly Thief Rogues. Rogue as a class makes up 35% of top legend opponents.

That popular choice isn’t the result of an oppressive deck that dominates everything else. Thief Rogue is just a good, well-rounded deck that high level players enjoy playing.

There isn’t much else to say in this report, but we haven’t been sitting around doing nothing.

Tomorrow, on Friday the 25th, we will publish the Comprehensive Death Knight Core & Path of Arthas Preview.

The next day, on Saturday the 26th, we will be recapping the last batch of reveals from the Hunter and Warlock sets, much like we did last week with the Arcane package in Mage and the Undead Swarm package in Druid. We can’t say much, but the packages to be revealed on Saturday look like a lot of fun!

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vS Power Rankings Discussion

It’s mostly business as usual in the Power Rankings table too. Thief Rogue’s win rate has fallen at top legend, as players are taking advantage of its high play rate and answering it effectively. It’s not even the best performing deck in its own class, with Miracle Rogue looking superior now.

Bless and Naga Priest continue to quietly dominate, offering the best results for the few who dare to pilot them. And so, the Nathria chapter is closing.

There must always be a Lich King.

Class Analysis & Decklists

Demon Hunter | Druid | Hunter | Mage | Paladin | Priest | Rogue | Shaman | Warlock | Warrior

 


Data Reaper Report - Rogue

Data Reaper Report - Druid

Data Reaper Report - Priest

Data Reaper Report - Warlock

Data Reaper Report - Mage

Data Reaper Report - Hunter

Data Reaper Report - Paladin

Data Reaper Report - Warrior

Data Reaper Report - Shaman


One. Last. Time?


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