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With the Mage class receiving so much attention due the success it has achieved over the past few weeks, it has skyrocketed in its popularity, and it is now the most popular class at all levels of play. Both Burn Mage and Secret Mage have similar play rates across the board, with Freeze Mage also boasting a niche representation that rises at legend rank. With Mage being the top dog, it’ll be interesting to see how the Meta responds to its presence, and whether it is able to respond in the same kind of effectiveness as it did towards decks like Murloc Paladin and Token Druid.
The second class to spike upwards in popularity is Shaman. This class has drastically changed, and required us to make some changes in the labeling of its archetypes to better reflect their characteristics. After weeks of being considered weak and niche, Thrall has turned out to be simply misunderstood. Token Shaman, which had a very modest level of representation and a very good win rate against the field since very early in the expansion, has exploded. Its most popular build at the moment carries the Doppelgangster/Evolve package. This particular list has gained incredible traction and exploded at all levels of play over the past week, and it is very prevalent at legend rank. We’re also seeing the Evolve package being played in slower, midrange lists, although in much smaller numbers. Token Shaman’s rise to prominence will likely create a significant power shift across many archetypes, as the biggest counter to its game plan is a tool that many of the popular decks in the Meta currently lack: AOE.
Token Druid has increased in its popularity at the lower ranks, but we can observe it actually declined a bit at the higher levels. Last week, much of the attention at legend rank was focused on beating this archetype, so its slight trend downwards makes some sense. However, it remains the most popular deck at legend by quite a significant margin due to its ability to outpace some of the other popular aggressive decks in the Meta and the fact it can have some of the most absurd openings available in the game.
Rogue’s fall has begun. After somewhat surviving through the relatively experimental Meta in the early days of the month, Crystal Rogue’s population is beginning to collapse under the weight of a very hostile Meta. This is occurring across all levels of play, with its numbers dropping by 30% at legend. At ranks 1-5, Rogue is the fifth most popular class. The notorious archetype has been performing quite poorly and failing to justify its inflated play rates, and this is starting to finally show. The rise in Secret Mage is another huge blow to Rogue’s future prospects. As Crystal Rogue falls, we’re seeing players look to Miracle Rogue as a less polarizing alternative, with the archetype increasing in its representation at legend rank.
Paladin’s representation at lower ranks is beginning to converge with its lower numbers at legend, which were already being suppressed last week. However, the class seems to have stabilized at the highest levels of play, and still displays great diversity with three main archetypes of similar play rates. The fear of Crabs seems to have greatly affected Murloc Paladin’s ability to grow beyond a modest representation ever since it initially broke into the scene.
Warrior’s numbers overall have remained constant, but both of its archetypes have seen an increase in play at legend. Pirate Warrior’s rise might be a response to the popularity of Mage, as it does fairly well against both of the popular Mage archetypes. The Pirate Warrior vs. Burn Mage matchup is particularly interesting. Burn Mage used to be slightly favored according to our metrics, but as its builds started to get greedier, or geared towards beating Token Druid and Mage with Eater of Secrets and Volcanic Potions, Gluttonous Ooze was getting cut. This significantly pushed the matchup in the Warrior’s favor. The increase in Taunt Warrior is likely a response to the rise of Token Shaman, as it is the most obvious counter to the Shaman’s game plan. Meanwhile, Control Warrior remains a blip on the radar.
Priest and Hunter are seeing declines in play, making way for Shaman’s rise. Hunter’s struggles at the highest levels are well documented, while Priest is perceived as a lukewarm class in terms of power level. However, Rogue’s decline could end up being a very positive Meta shift for the class, which is still boasting a diverse pool of archetypes. Time will tell whether Priest will be able to jump over the barrier it seems to be hindered by.
The Meta is actually becoming quite a headache for us to assess, and we mean that in a good way. There are so many trends occurring and it’s quite difficult to pinpoint every single one and what it’s caused by. Let’s dig in.
Starting with Token Shaman, this archetype’s win rate was absurdly high according to our metrics at one point last week. Since it had a very low representation, we wanted to wait and gather more data on its performance once it becomes a bit more noticed, and not jump into conclusions regarding its power levels too quickly. Had we declared it to be a Meta Breaker with win rates of over 55% last week (yes, 55%), it would have certainly generated a reaction: an over-reaction perhaps. While it is evident that the archetype is performing extremely well, and it is certainly one of the strongest decks in the game, we can observe that the Meta has already responded to its rise at the highest levels of play. It is a deck that has caught many people off guard with the way it can snowball board states and generate power swing turns with its Evolve combo, but players are performing better against it once they know what they’re facing. We don’t want to downplay the archetype too much, however, as it is clear to see from its matchup spread why it is so strong. It is an aggressive deck that has really good matchups in several aggressive mirrors, which is very similar to Token Druid’s recipe of success. The archetype struggles against decks that pack strong AOE: Taunt Warrior, Control Paladin, Freeze Mage and Dragon Priest are notable examples.
Let’s discuss another interesting class to assess, which is Mage. Secret Mage has taken a slight hit in its performance this week as the Meta has been shifting towards a slightly more hostile direction, but the more fascinating result is the incredible collapse in the performance of Burn Mage. This deck looked incredibly strong to us last week, and has now crashed in its performance in spectacular fashion to put it below the 50% win rate mark at legend. What happened? The Un’Goro Meta happened. The Karazhan/Gadgetzan days of a deck dominating win rates week after week seem to be over. When a deck develops a big target on its back, it gets dropped on its back pretty quickly. We’ve noticed that there was a strong correlation between its collapse and the rise of Eater of Secrets in its own builds, as well as in builds of other decks. As we’ve said last week, the deck is very flexible, but its success is heavily dependent on these tech choices: both its own, as well as its opponents. As a result, it’s hard for the deck stay on top for long before being targeted down.
There are also decks that are relishing the Mage Meta. Murloc Paladin is the one that probably enjoys it the most. The archetype has shot up in score even though its representation has not. When Murloc Paladin becomes popular, the Hungry Crabs come out to play. However, when it’s not being focused down, it relishes the matchups against both Mage archetypes as well as its general strength against the field. The small dip in Token Druids also helps a bit. Pirate Warrior, which has been constantly put under pressure by the Un’Goro Meta, is also increasing in its score due to similar reasons.
The decline in the Crystal Rogue population as well as the increase in Token Shaman is generating a pretty significant shift in the Meta that could bring relatively niche decks to the forefront. We can see quite a few archetypes increasing in their scores. Control Paladin and Dragon Priest are looking like very powerful choices at the moment partly due to their solid matchup with Token Shaman. Elemental Shaman, which is barely even played these days, has shot up in its score for a similar reason and might be worth revisiting. These decks get demolished by Crystal Rogue, and even a small change in its population greatly affects their viability. The effect of Rogue is so powerful because of the nature of its matchups being one sided affairs one way or the other. Even Miracle Rogue seems to be greatly benefiting from the fall of the bouncing menace despite the Meta remaining fairly aggressive.
Silence Priest is another interesting deck for us to observe. Even though Token Shaman is a difficult matchup, the archetype has still managed to shoot up in its score to go over the 50% win rate mark at legend. Based on our observations, we have reasons to believe that Silence Priest possesses a steep learning curve which could explain some of its performance discrepancies. It is also a deck that is still being perfected in terms of its build and card choices, so we maintain that it has potential to do very well in the correct situation (and in a Paladin light Meta).
While Taunt Warrior should, in theory, look better with the rise of Token Shamans, it is still not responding well to the Meta. The biggest obstacle is the matchup with Burn Mage, which is holding this archetype back, but it is also not doing too well against Secret Mage. Should the Mage class go through a decline in its representation, Taunt Warrior might have more to say. Meanwhile, Control Warrior continues to have very low play rates, and we wish it wouldn’t. We’re very curious to see whether it could be a superior choice to Taunt Warrior in the current Meta, as there are several signs that suggest it is. The right build could come along and shake things up within the class, but on this mystery, we’re still a bit unsure.
Class Analysis & Decklists
Mage has followed up on its superb performance levels against the field by becoming the most popular class at legend. This popularity is backed by two archetypes that have been dominating ladder up until recently: Secret Mage and Burn Mage.
Secret Mage is no longer a novelty, it is a deck that the Meta is beginning to respect and take into account. Apxvoid recently peaked at top 50 legend with his take on the archetype, running Tar Creeper and Yogg-Saron. Tar Creeper is beginning to leak into almost every archetype in the game these days because of its sheer power as an anti-aggro tool that also helps protect your other minions. Pyros has also become a fairly popular card in Secret Mage builds, and is beginning to see some play in Burn Mage because of its consistency in generating value while remaining proactive on the board. Yogg-Saron synergizes with the spell heavy archetype, and his inclusion looks to swing games where the Mage has run out of his steam and is falling behind on board.
Double Counterspell, double Mirror Entity remains the standard secret package, but it will be interesting to see whether Mirror Entity begins to lose value as a result of an increase in decks that flood the board with cheap minions. The rising Token Shaman is a relatively difficult matchup for the Mage partly because of Shaman’s ability to play around secrets very effectively, so we will have to see whether a change in the secret package brews as a result.
Meanwhile, Discover Burn Mage has been feeling the heat of the Meta beginning to target it quite relentlessly with Eater of Secrets rising in popularity and crippling its defenses. The biggest strength and weakness of the archetype is its flexibility. The deck is capable of packing multiple tech choices without sacrificing its general game plan, so it’s a very strong deck in a predictable Meta and in tournament lineups as a result. However, the deck requires an understanding of tech choices, as poor deck building decisions can be quite punishing. At the moment, and considering the prevalence of aggressive decks, Volcanic Potion is very valuable, for example. It’s important to carefully assess the reactive cards in the deck and how effective they are against the opponents that you’re facing. Observe the standard list of PsyGuenther and consider the Babbling Books, Kabal Courier and Gluttonous Ooze to be the flex cards that can be swapped for an answer to a problem that you’re facing.
While these two archetypes are the most popular Mage decks, the class continues to exhibit success from other places, further highlighting its incredible diversity. Xzirez hit #1 legend with the standard Freeze Mage build this week, while Tars hit top 100 with Windello’s Exodia Mage. Unlike Rage’s list, this one runs the Alex/Giants combo rather than the Tony/Apprentice combo. With multiple players reaching high legend ranks with this deck, it might have more to say in the Un’Goro Meta, though its barrier of entry seems to be very high.
- Mage Class Radar
- ZachO’s Secret Mage
- Apxvoid’s Secret Mage
- PsyGuenther Discover Burn Mage
- Standard Tony Freeze Mage
- Lektron’s Tempo Mage
- Rage’s Exodia Mage
- Windello’s Exodia Giants Mage
After many weeks of dominance at the higher ranks, Druid has finally been dethroned by Mage at legend. This is the result of Secret Mage establishing a foothold in the Meta with its now more refined iterations. The reign of any deck beating one of the two major archetypes of Druid (Jade and Token) but losing terribly to the other has been broken with the recent rise of Silence Priest, Secret Mage and now Token Shaman holding even or positive matchups against both Druid decks.
Despite no longer being the coolest kid in the block, Token Druid is still an extremely powerful deck capable of blowing out any opponent with the right sequence of draws. As long as Crystal Rogue continues to be a popular deck in the Meta, Token Druid will be around to keep it in check. Token Druid’s flexibility allows it to interchange all four crabs, and also dodge the murloc hate by dropping the Finja package in favor of Bittertide Hydras, Tar Creepers, and your choice of either Golakka Crawler, Ravasaur Runt or Dire Wolf Alpha. Genzo the Shark is becoming a more popular choice amongst higher level as it synergizes with the deck’s tendency to dump its hand very quickly in the early game. Defender of Argus and Swipe are viable, cheaper alternatives.
Jade Druid is in an odd place. Similar to its spot in the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Meta, it is a deck that has a significant impact on the Meta, but does not have a particularly strong win rate against the field. The deck’s domination of slower control decks will likely always guarantee it a niche, especially in the tournament scene where it is stronger with the availability of a ban. However, its performance on ladder is rather lukewarm at the moment even though its matchups against aggressive decks are certainly better than what they were during Gadgetzan.
- Druid Class Radar
- Tyler’s Token Druid
- Phonetap’s Token Druid
- JustSaiyan’s Jade Druid
- Pizza’s Jade Druid
Crystal Rogue is a fairly stable archetype that seems to have two main approaches in terms of builds, with most lists ranging between them. The first approach is the Elemental taunt approach. Taking advantage of the already decent amount of elementals in the core build, Tol’vir Stoneshapers are added to give the deck a well-rounded mid-game drop that’s very strong against aggressive decks in general. In these builds, we’re also seeing Tar Creepers being added as another strong taunt that enables Tol’vir on curve. Even though these cards don’t help you push along your game plan of completing your quest, they are very helpful in stabilizing before the quest is completed, which is the deck’s primary weakness. A good example of an Elemental taunt build is Neirea’s EU playoff list.
The second approach involves Doomsayer, which is a pre-emptive stalling tool that can buy you enough time to stabilize against aggression. This frees up card slots that can be dedicated to either stronger post-quest drops, such as Bilefin Tidehunter, or a tech card that targets a specific deck, such as Hungry Crab. A good example of a Doomsayer list is KingOfType’s, with which he hit #1 legend.
Miracle Rogue continues to require a very strong Meta read for it to succeed. We’ve talked last week about the two main approaches of the deck. You can have a very strong anti-control, threat-heavy build with Arcane Giants and Questing Adventurers. Or you can choose a list that is significantly stronger against aggressive decks and carries SI:7 Agents, as well as Cold Bloods that provide you racing potential. Both approaches have made a showing in the EU playoffs, in line ups that targeted very different strategies. Be mindful of whom your opponents are on ladder when choosing which approach is best.
- Rogue Class Radar
- Neirea’s Crystal Rogue
- KingOfType’s Crystal Rogue
- Asmodai’s Miracle Giants Rogue
- Meati’s Miracle Agents Rogue
It’s been another uninspiring week for Warrior, but it continues to be a fairly popular choice in the Meta, and there are a few signs that indicate that its decline might be slowing down, or even a possibility for a swing back to an increased state of viability.
Taunt Warrior’s dip in power has been maintained over the past week, still suggesting that decks have learnt to cope with it. What’s encouraging, however, is its fantastic matchup against the emerging Token Shaman – one of that deck’s worst matchups, in fact. With the deck likely to increase in popularity significantly in the near future, this may lead to Taunt Warrior becoming more popular as a good choice to tackle that deck.
Pirate Warrior continues to be one of the best decks, unsurprisingly, and it has been enjoying a strange spot in the Meta lately, being suddenly under the radar. However, as opposed to Taunt Warrior, Pirate Warrior has a particularly poor matchup against Token Shaman due to its inability to consistently get ahead on the board against it, which could affect its performance negatively in the future.
There have been no new recent developments in Control Warrior, but the deck has displayed enough decent results recently that is shouldn’t be counted out at this stage in the Meta. Much like Taunt Warrior, Token Shaman’s rise to prominence is a very favorable outcome for the old dog. All it takes is for someone to find the ideal list for the evolving Meta and we could be talking about Control Warrior as another deck that could blow up and re-shape the Meta much like other decks have done over the past few weeks.
- Warrior Class Radar
- Standard Taunt Warrior
- Standard Pirate Warrior
- NaviOOT’s Control Warrior
- Fibonacci’s Control Warrior
- Titan’s Control Warrior
While Paladin has been experiencing a drop in its play rates, it maintains three different archetypes that should not be underestimated, with really strong win rates against the field. When it comes to development in these archetypes’ builds, however, not much can be reported as most of them are reaching a “solved” state, though there are some movements within them.
When it comes to Murloc Paladin, the only card there is any debate left over is Finja and whether he’s worth the slot in a more aggressive deck, especially with a larger pool of murlocs being more dilutive of Finja’s most powerful pulls (Warleader and/or Bluegill are the most impactful on-the-spot murlocs). This is a very strong aggro deck and should serve well on ladder, especially as its popularity wanes and your opponents start benching their Hungry Crabs.
Midrange Paladin has also remained stable, with most builds resembling Machamp’s list.
One interesting development is Xzirez’ hybrid Midrange Paladin, which helped him reach #1 legend along with Freeze Mage. This deck has some similarities to standard builds of Midrange Paladin. However, it drops the late game cards of Ragnaros, The Curator and Primordial Drake as well as Equality, for more early/mid game power through Bluegill Warriors and Blessing of Kings in order to be able to exert more pressure. The Lay on Hands is a nod to the Burn Mage matchup, specifically.
Finally, Control Paladin is a powerful option on ladder if you’re looking to dodge the Hungry Crab hate as well as look to counter some of the more powerful Meta decks that heavily depend on flooding the board in order to reach their win condition, namely the ever present Token Druid as well as the rising star in Token Shaman. Underscore’s list, with which he has hit #1 legend multiple times over the past month, is a stable and strong build which can be considered standard. Wickerflame can be swapped for Elise if you’re looking to improve some percentages against control, while Gluttonous Ooze is a strong tech against both Pirate Warriors and Medivh decks. When it comes to ladder play, N’Zoth has fallen out of favor as the win condition is slow and unnecessary against most decks in the current Meta.
- Paladin Class Radar
- Sempok’s Murloc Paladin
- Spaiikz’ Murloc Paladin
- Machamp’s Midrange Paladin
- Zanananan’s Midrange Paladin
- Xzirez’ Hybrid Midrange Paladin
- Underscore’s Control Paladin
It’s becoming clear that not only is Shaman a strong class that was misunderstood for weeks, but it might turn out to be one of the more dominant classes in the game in the near future. Previously confined to Elemental-based and Jade-based builds, the class saw a surge in usage this week backed by the rise of Token Shaman, utilizing the Doppelgangster/Evolve package.
The deck shares some resemblance with one of the most popular decks in the Meta, Token Druid. Much like the Druid, this Shaman deck looks to flood the board with small minions (as well as its hero power), and then leverage this board presence into burst damage through a board centric finisher, Bloodlust.
Unlike its hyper-aggressive Druid counterpart, however, this deck is much more versatile in its paths towards victory. Shaman has an incredibly robust card pool, and it is clearly shown in this deck. At its core, the deck is still an aggressive deck, but it is capable of lasting well into the late game with an arsenal of value cards consisting of its Jade package, Mana Tide Totems, and Stonehill Defenders. The Doppelgangster/Evolve combo also allows it to immediately drop an incredible amount of value on the board while also being a massive tempo swing that can cripple any opponent and put them in an insurmountable position.
Bloodlust allows the deck to threaten lethal against any opponent even when its board comprises of small bodies that aren’t threatening by themselves. This very often forces precious AOE to be thrown away on low value board states, helping the Shaman in the card advantage battle while also enabling it to reload the board and re-establish a lethal threat, often utilizing Thing from Below.
But as we’ve said, Token Shaman is not a traditional aggressive deck. It also carries a lot of effective tools against other aggressive decks, which is part of the reason why it’s so strong in the current Meta. Devolve and Maelstrom Portals are extremely powerful swing cards, and they’re even more powerful when they’re combined. Devolve is a crippling card that can demolish board states that Murloc Paladins, Token Druids and Silence Priests often establish. While it is generally weaker against control, it is certainly not useless, and can be utilized as a silence effect for a taunt or another card with a powerful ability that’s difficult to remove, such as Doomsayer or Edwin Van Cleef. This archetype is likely going to continue to evolve, no pun intended, and its incredible flexibility and alternative possible build paths means it will probably remain a strong deck for the rest of the Un’Goro timeline.
There are also some developments with other Shaman decks. Powder managed to hit #1 legend with StanCifka’s EU playoffs Midrange Jade Shaman. This build is very defensive, packing multiple forms of AOE, healing and single target removal. Interestingly, since Token Shaman’s biggest counter is strong AOE spells, an increase in its usage could lead to an increase in the viability of slower Shaman decks that pack the class’ plethora of powerful defensive tools.
- Shaman Class Radar
- Standard Token Evolve Shaman
- StanCifka’s Midrange Jade Shaman
- Dwayna’s Elemental Shaman
- wiRer’s Control Shaman
Priest continues to see a decline in play as little overall innovation has come from the class, but this situation could change considering the decline of Crystal Rogue on ladder, which poses a massive problem for Priest. It is mostly established at the moment that the best two decks Priest have to offer are Dragon Priest, that hasn’t changed much in some time, and Silence Priest, which is also settling down. Miracle Priests, both value and combo oriented builds, are still out there, while Highlander Priest is the one archetype that hasn’t really come out of its experimental phase, with some players having success with it on the legend ladder, such as Niizuma, who took his variant to top 100 legend last week.
While Silence Priest has recently had success with two players hitting #1 legend with the deck, the archetype’s prospects could be disrupted due to the inevitable rise of Shamans that run Devolve, which is a backbreaking card against the Priest’s board development. Nevertheless, it remains a very rewarding deck in the right situation. Dragon Priest’s stock could rise since it deals fairly well with Token Shamans due to Dragonfire Potion being an extremely effective tool against them.
While Priest isn’t in an amazing spot, it is very much viable and a decent option for players looking to pilot it on ladder, which is certainly better than where the class used to be during most of 2016. In addition, the class is very diverse, with multiple playstyles available to choose from, and all of them are quite capable of successful legend climbs.
- Priest Class Radar
- Ostkaka’s Silence Priest
- BDBRINGA’s Silence Priest
- Gcttrith’s Dragon Priest
- Meati’s Dragon Priest
- Sjoesie’s Miracle Priest
- Niizuma’s Highlander Priest
Hunter continues its slow decline in ladder play, but builds are still changing week to week. This week, a common trend in Hunter lists, partly inspired by Rdu’s impressive showing in the spring playoffs, is cutting Highmanes from the deck in favor of faster cards. Highmanes end up being too slow in a game where board flooding decks become more prevalent every week, and only being able to kill one minion per turn for 6 mana doesn’t quite cut it. With Token Shaman on the rise, alongside the high amount of Token Druid, switching Highmanes out for more early game makes some sense in the current Meta.
In his Midrange/Hybrid Hunter, Rdu used the extra space of cutting Highmanes to add more resilience against the board flood decks, with six different one drops. Jewelled Macaw is cut out of the list entirely because it lacks the ability to stay on the board to power up turn two plays like Crackling Razormaw or Dire Wolf Alpha. To still have a chance against control, Rdu placed in Bittertide Hydras, which forces opponents into the awkward spot of dealing with a large minion alongside several smaller bodies a turn sooner than Highmane. To ensure that the Hydras can actually connect, a single Deadly Shot is in the list, something which is growing more common in Hunter lists.
The most interesting new creation this week is Kranich’s Face Secret Hunter, which peaked at rank 8 legend. The deck is reminiscent of Karazhan Face hunters, but contains slightly more meat in terms of minions to make up for the loss in burst (Quick Shot). Due to the Explosive Traps and the ability to close out the game without a board, the deck fares better against the token decks than regular Midrange Hunter. The strangest cards in the list, however, are the two Flares. These are tech cards aimed exclusively towards Burn Mage lists to prevent them from outlasting your damage through Ice Barriers and Ice Blocks, but if you aren’t encountering many Mages, you can substitute the Flares for more well-rounded cards like Dire Wolf Alpha or Wolfrider.
- Hunter Class Radar
- Freakeh’s Midrange Hunter
- Xzirez/Muzzy’s Midrange Hunter
- RDU’s Hybrid Hunter
- Kranich’s Secret Face Hunter
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Token Shaman’s rise in play can definitely be considered a Meta breaking phenomenon. The archetype is quite difficult to grasp at first, but the secret of its success is to understand what kind of strategy you should employ in different matchups, since the deck can play out very differently depending on the opponent.
Against aggressive decks, you’re the control deck. You have tools to get ahead on the board early with defensively statted minions such as Fire Fly and Primalfin Totem and beating them off the board by making favorable trades with the help of Jade Claws and Flametongue Totem. When you’re falling behind, Devolve and Maelstrom Portal can offer comeback mechanics and swing control in your favor. Since you’re running Doppelgangster and Evolve, the late game is usually yours since this one combo will out-value anything another aggressive deck will have in its disposal. The combo is not even necessary, as taking over the board will usually mean going wide and setting up a Bloodlust that they have no means to stop.
Against control decks, you’re the aggressive deck, but you’re not necessarily looking to dump your resources as quickly as possible. Your hero power is your friend and a source of card advantage. Remember that a board of 3 totems and two small minions can still produce about 20 damage with Bloodlust. Your goal is to force out removal from your opponent without depleting your resources, allowing you to re-load the board after your board is cleared. Dopplegangster and Evolve is a very powerful reloading tool, as well as Thing from Below. Once you have a board of multiple minions that your opponent cannot deal with, you win the game, even if these minions are weak. Remember your end goal and you should do well, though obviously, if you’re facing a matchup against an opponent with multiple sources of board clears, expect more difficulty in reaching this goal. Identify when to apply caution, when to take a risk and you’ll win more games.
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