Brigade of the Sky Meta-Report 10 (09/10/18~09/16/18) Rotation

Meta Analysis History

The weekly meta-analysis, brought to you by Gamepress, utilizes data published on Shadowverse Log to provide a summary of popular and strong decks in the meta-game. Shadowverse Log is a Japanese, public data set that compiles user-reported matchup data. Please be aware that Shadowvere Log is unofficial and unaffiliated with Cygames, Inc. The archetype designation in this report emulates categorization used on Shadowverse Log, and therefore may not completely reflect the appropriate archetype in the current meta.

09/10/18 ~ 09/16/18 Statistic

Usage Rates by Classes

This week has been a calm one for the Ranked match environment, with all but one class seeing less than a 1% move in its usage. Portalcraft, Runecraft, and Forestcraft has maintained their position since last week, although some of these classes have seen a slight decrease in usage. With the Brigade of the Sky format ending very soon, there is little expectation for any deviations from this trend onward.

Win Rates by Classes

It was business as usual for Forestcraft and Portalcraft, once again topping the win percentage leaderboard. A noteworthy statistic this week was the increase in win percentage for Shadowcraft, with 49.7% being its highest number this season.

Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes

Archetypes # Used # of Wins Win %
Puppet Portalcraft 3618 2047 56.6%
G. Chimera Runecraft 1861 924 49.7%
Ramp Dragoncraft 1178 518 44.0%
Aggro Forestcraft 1144 677 59.2%
Tenko Havencraft 1133 555 49.0%
Arcus Shadowcraft 898 466 51.9%
Midrange Swordcraft 896 435 48.5%
Midrange Forestcraft 786 409 52.0%
Abyss Summoner Runecraft 383 168 43.9%
Aggro Swordcraft 322 143 44.4%
Mysteria Runecraft 294 117 39.8%

Firstly, the sample size from this week’s data suggests that there is less people playing in Ranked matches this week, relative to previous weeks. Similarly to the lack of change in the classes leaderboard, the archetype statistics has also seen little change. For example, the top 8 archetypes were in the exact same order of popularity since the last week, with small changes in win percentages of individual deck types. Two archetypes are noteworthy this week: Aggro Forestcraft and Arcus Shadowcraft.  Aggro Forestcraft has continuously produced high win rates, but its overall win rate has never been this high before. Arcus Shadowcraft is also having its moment, with its win percentage hitting over 50% for the first time this season.

Matchup Data for Top 3 Classes

Opponent Archetype Puppets Win %
Vs. Puppet Portalcraft N/A
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 53.4%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 61.8%
Vs. Aggro Forestcraft 50.2%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 44.9%
Vs. Arcus Shadowcraft 56.7%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 56.9%
Vs. Midrange Forestcraft 55.8%
Vs. Abyss Summoner Runecraft 48.1%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 72.9%
Vs. Mysteria Runecraft 69.4%

Matchup data involving Puppet Portalcraft has been consistent over the past few weeks; the deck performing outstandingly well against majority of decks in the meta. The same two decks, Tenko and Abyss Summoner, seems to give Puppets a slightly hard time, although recent tournament matchups involving these decks seem to suggest that this matchup is much closer to ‘even’ at the highest level of play.

Opponent Archetype G. Chimera Win % Abyss Win % Mysteria Win %
Vs. Puppet Portalcraft 46.6% 51.9% 30.6%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft N/A 35.3% 26.9%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 66.9% 52.0% 23.1%
Vs. Aggro Forestcraft 34.8% 25.0% 25.0%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 67.0% 38.5% 43.8%
Vs. Arcus Shadowcraft 49.4% 33.3% 45.0%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 51.5% 53.3% 50.0%
Vs. Midrange Forestcraft 45.9% 50.0% 44.4%
Vs. Abyss Summoner Runecraft 64.7% N/A 50.0%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 29.7% 33.3% 44.4%
Vs. Mysteria Runecraft 73.1% 50.0% N/A

Runecraft is still a very popular class, with three representative decks roaming in the meta. The matchup data for all three builds have not changed much since last week’s report. Mysteria Runecraft is still struggling to find consistency, as there are still not enough powerful cards with the ‘Mysteria’ keyword. Abyss Summoner Runecraft has many poor matchups, but it will always see some play due to its slightly favored matchup numbers against Puppet Portalcraft.

Opponent Archetype Aggro Win % Midrange Win %
Vs. Puppet Portalcraft 49.8% 44.2%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 65.2% 54.1%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 57.3% 56.7%
Vs. Aggro Forestcraft N/A 42.9%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 61.1% 48.2%
Vs. Arcus Shadowcraft 62.5% 40.0%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 62.7% 60.9%
Vs. Midrange Forestcraft 57.1% N/A
Vs. Abyss Summoner Runecraft 75.0% 50.0%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 90.0% 78.1%
Vs. Mysteria Runecraft 75.0% 55.6%

The Rotation meta has been stable for some time now, and it is difficult to find exciting news or statistics in such a meta. In such an environment, Forestcraft, specifically Aggro Forestcraft, has taken the spotlight this week, reaching its all new record in win percentage! With an overall win percentage approaching 60%, there is no doubt that Aggro Forestcraft is in contention for the best deck this season along with Puppet Portalcraft.

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