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Brigade of the Sky Meta-Report 2: (07/09 ~ 07/15) Rotation - Master Rank

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.

1
Usage %25.4 # times used17799
# of Wins9358Win %52.6
1st Turn Win %59.4 2nd Turn Win %45.8
2
Usage %19.8 # times used13873
# of Wins7484Win %53.9
1st Turn Win %60.4 2nd Turn Win %47.5
3
Usage %15.6 # times used10932
# of Wins5764Win %52.7
1st Turn Win %58.6 2nd Turn Win %46.8
4
Usage %14.5 # times used10165
# of Wins5083Win %50.0
1st Turn Win %54.8 2nd Turn Win %45.3
5
Usage %9.4 # times used6592
# of Wins2880Win %43.7
1st Turn Win %47.3 2nd Turn Win %40.1
6
Usage %7.9 # times used5554
# of Wins2370Win %42.7
1st Turn Win %44.7 2nd Turn Win %40.6
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Usage %4.1 # times used2846
# of Wins1233Win %43.3
1st Turn Win %46.2 2nd Turn Win %40.4
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Usage %3.5 # times used2449
# of Wins933Win %38.1
1st Turn Win %44.4 2nd Turn Win %31.9

Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes

Archetypes # Used # of Wins Win % Win % (going 1st) Win % (going 2nd)
Midrange Swordcraft 11447 6220 54.30% 61% 47.80%
Tenko Havencraft 8626 4800 55.60% 62.30% 48.90%
Puppet Portalcraft 7389 3824 51.80% 56.10% 47.40%
Lion Havencraft 6371 3118 48.90% 56.10% 41.70%
Aggro Forestcraft 6159 3394 55.10% 62.90% 47.10%
G. Chimera Runecraft 4935 2259 45.80% 50% 41.80%
Ramp Dragon (includes all variants) 3408 1394 41% 42.40% 39.40%
Midrange Forestcraft 2680 1375 51.30% 54.00% 48.60%
Artifact Portalcraft 1643 740 45.00% 50.50% 39.60%
Midrange Shadowcraft 1433 698 48.70% 51.40% 45.60%
Aggro Swordcraft 781 384 49.20% 55.70% 41.20%
Reanimate Shadowcraft 692 243 35.10% 35.50% 35%
Neutral Forestcraft 678 280 41.30% 41.30% 41.30%
Aggro Bloodcraft 669 284 42.50% 52.30% 33%

1. Havencraft

Havencraft

For three weeks in a row, Havencraft took the spot for the most used class, representing approximately ¼ of all used decks in the meta. In general, the usage rate of the class and its top decks have not changed since the first week of July and a detailed explanation of why this class is so strong can be found here.

Like always, Tenko Havencraft has a positive matchup against majority of the decks in the current meta, with the numbers not in its favor only against its counterpart, Lion Havencraft. On the other hand, Lion Havencraft does not have as many positive matchups and it is relevant to note that it does not matchup against Midrange Swordcraft very well.

With the nerf of Tenko’s Shrine and Sealed Tome coming up shortly, it will be exciting to see where the affected decks will place next week!

Havencraft Archetypes vs. Other Archetypes
Class/Archetypes Lion Win % Tenko Win %
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 47.80% 53.40%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 60.60% N/A
Vs. Lion Havencraft N/A 39.40%
Vs. Puppet Portalcraft 39.50% 68.40%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 56.50% 64.20%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 57.00% 52.20%
Vs. Aggro Forestcraft 29.40% 57.60%
Vs. Midrange Forestcraft 41.60% 54.50%
Vs. Artifact Portalcraft 46% 53.30%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 44.80% 63.40%
Vs. Reanimate Shadowcraft 64.30% 60.20%
Vs. Aggro Bloodcraft 50.00% 66.30%
Vs. Neutral Forestcraft 68.90% 63.10%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 21.20% 51.80%

2. Swordcraft

Swordcraft

Swordcraft has, once again, beat out Havencraft in win percentage by a small margin! Second in popularity, this class is represented entirely by one archetype: Midrange Swordcraft. The addition of Charlotta and Dragon Knights has definitely made a positive impact on the deck, providing more board presence and answers to certain threats in the meta. Midrange Swordcraft is still doing well keeping all aggro decks and slower decks that rely on spell damage at bay. It’s only true bad matchup at the moment is against Tenko Havencraft, but this matchup can be heavily dependent on drawing specific cards (for both sides) and who goes first.

Swordcraft Archetypes vs. Other Archetypes
Class/Archetypes Midrange Win % Aggro Win %
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft N/A 20.80%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 46.60% 48.90%
Vs. Lion Havencraft 52.20% 68.00%
Vs. Puppet Portalcraft 52.60% 36.60%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 61.80% 68.70%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 58.40% 73.80%
Vs. Aggro Forestcraft 58.20% 42.30%
Vs. Midrange Forestcraft 52% 53.60%
Vs. Artifact Portalcraft 52.40% 57.90%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 62.20% 44.40%
Vs. Reanimate Shadowcraft 68.50% 55.00%
Vs. Aggro Bloodcraft 75.40% 54.50%
Vs. Neutral Forestcraft 66.10% 60.00%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 79.30% N/A

3. Forestcraft

Forestcraft

This week, Forestcraft has switched places with Portalcraft to become the 3rd most used class! The usage rate was very close to Portalcraft since the release of the latest expansion, so this switch is not surprising. Aggro and Midrange variants of the deck make up majority of the current archetypes, with some use of Neutral Forestcraft seen. Aggro Forestcraft has gained some popularity over the last few weeks, as various streamers introduced its viability in the current meta, supported by consistent usage in the top players in tournaments. By numbers, it seems to do quite poorly against the popular decks in the meta, but its win percentage can swing quite a bit whether you are going first or second. With a strong first 4~5 turns, this deck can beat out any deck in the format!

Midrange Forestcraft is an aberrant version of Aggro that adds cards such as Metera, Peerless Shot, Cassiopia, and Greenglen Axeman to have a better mid- to late-game. The deck is slightly more difficult to pilot than its Aggro counterpart, but it can be rewarding, as this variant fares better against the popular meta decks, such as Midrange Swordcraft and Tenko Havencraft (still a losing matchup statistically).

Forestcraft Archetypes vs. Other Archetypes
Class/Archetypes Aggro Win % Midrange Win % Neutral Win %
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 41.80% 47.50% 33.90%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 42.40% 45.50% 36.90%
Vs. Lion Havencraft 70.60% 58.40% 31.10%
Vs. Puppet Portalcraft 48.70% 43.80% 30.00%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 63.60% 57.50% 58.60%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 71.10% 51.50% 47%
Vs. Aggro Forestcraft N/A 50.20% 54.50%
Vs. Midrange Forestcraft 49.80% N/A 50.00%
Vs. Artifact Portalcraft 79% 65% 27.80%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 57.90% 48.50% 50.00%
Vs. Reanimate Shadowcraft 78.30% 59.40% 22.20%
Vs. Aggro Bloodcraft 67.20% 42.90% 60.00%
Vs. Neutral Forestcraft 45.50% 50% N/A
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 53.50% 72.20% 62.50%