Brigade of the Sky Meta Report 6 (08/06/18 ~ 08/12/18) Unlimited

Meta Analysis History

08/06/18 ~ 08/12/18 Statistic

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. The archetype designation in this report emulates categorization used on Shadowverse Log, and therefore may not completely reflect the appropriate archetype in the meta.

Usage %20.7 # times used3914
# of Wins1907Win %48.7
1st Turn Win %50.1 2nd Turn Win %47.3
Usage %17.8 # times used3352
# of Wins1733Win %51.7
1st Turn Win %54.0 2nd Turn Win %49.5
Usage %16.6 # times used3142
# of Wins1635Win %52.0
1st Turn Win %56.6 2nd Turn Win %47.5
Usage %15.3 # times used2883
# of Wins1511Win %52.4
1st Turn Win %52.4 2nd Turn Win %52.4
Usage %10.0 # times used1896
# of Wins935Win %49.3
1st Turn Win %55.3 2nd Turn Win %43.8
Usage %8.3 # times used1575
# of Wins711Win %45.1
1st Turn Win %48.5 2nd Turn Win %41.7
Usage %8.3 # times used1559
# of Wins742Win %47.6
1st Turn Win %50.1 2nd Turn Win %44.9
Usage %2.9 # times used551
# of Wins262Win %47.5
1st Turn Win %50.9 2nd Turn Win %43.8
Usage Rates by Classes

This week, Runecraft overtook Shadowcraft in usage by three whole percentage points. Aside from Portalcraft, the Unlimited format sees decent play for the other 7 classes, although it is clear that the same four classes are always at the top.

Win Rates by Classes

The win percentages in the Unlimited format is a much closer race compared to the Rotation format. Three classes made the cut over 50%, and the margin between them is quite small. Runecraft, specifically D. Shift, has a large disparity in win percentages with increasing ranks (data not shown), and it can even vary amongst different Master Points strata. Therefore, it is difficult to quantify the immense strength of the deck with just these numbers.

Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes

Archetypes # Used # of Wins Win %
Midrange Shadowcraft 2369 1275 53.8%
Vengeance Bloodcraft 2077 1120 53.9%
OTK Forestcraft 1828 966 52.8%
D. Shift Runecraft 1514 691 45.6%
Earth Essence Runecraft 1290 703 54.5%
Tenko Havencraft 654 356 54.4%
Midrange Swordcraft 475 254 53.5%
Ramp Dragoncraft 471 168 35.7%
Daria Runecraft 418 222 53.1%
Face Dragoncraft 409 217 53.1%

The same four decks, each of which are representative decks for their class, are sitting at the top, in terms of usage. The Unlimited format has many more varieties of decks overall, and this can sometimes cause a phenomena seen above, in which the win percentages of most decks on the table are above 50%. This week, the highest win ratio was not seen by the most popular decks, instead, Burn Runecraft and Tenko Havencraft has taken the title.

Matchup Data for Top 3 Classes

Opponent Archetype D. Shift Win % Earth Win % Daria Win %
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 45.2% 50.3% 42.9%
Vs. Vengeance Bloodcraft 40.9% 54.7% 49.2%
Vs. OTK Forestcraft 40.8% 45.7% 60.8%
Vs. D. Shift Runecraft N/A 60.2% 46.2%
Vs. Earth Essence Runecraft 39.8% N/A 58.6%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 47.3% 37.8% 36.8%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 59.3% 66.7% 80.0%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 66.7% 53.6% 80.0%
Vs. Daria Runecraft 53.8% 41.4% N/A
Vs. Face Dragoncraft 32.3% 80.8% 57.1%

Runecraft is represented by two main archetypes, D. Shift and Burn. D. Shift appears weak in numbers, but is currently considered one of two or three best decks in the Unlimited format. If the data was limited to players in the Grand Master rank, the usage and win percentages will change drastically. Burn Runecraft is also doing well, placing 5th in usage. It is doing well against midrange and control decks, and fights evenly (or better) against the top decks in the format.

Opponent Archetype Midrange Win %
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft N/A
Vs. Vengeance Bloodcraft 51.5%
Vs. OTK Forestcraft 57.9%
Vs. D. Shift Runecraft 54.8%
Vs. Earth Essence Runecraft 49.7%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 29.9%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 47.2%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 69.5%
Vs. Daria Runecraft 57.1%
Vs. Face Dragoncraft 58.2%

Shadowcraft took second in usage, but it seems like the Midrange Shadowcraft archetype is still the most popular deck in the Unlimited format, boasting a consistent, high win percentage. The versatility of the deck allows it to adapt to any matchup, although some high rankers argue that it is difficult to master the deck to that level. Having a positive matchup against the top 5 decks, it is expected that this archetype will stick around, at least until new cards are released.

Opponent Archetype OTK Win %
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 42.1%
Vs. Vengeance Bloodcraft 59.7%
Vs. OTK Forestcraft N/A
Vs. D. Shift Runecraft 59.2%
Vs. Earth Essence Runecraft 54.3%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 45.6%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 42.1%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 61.7%
Vs. Daria Runecraft 39.2%
Vs. Face Dragoncraft 30.6%

Forestcraft is represented by its OTK archetype, taking 3rd place in usage this week. It is able to do well against the other popular decks in the meta, only sometimes having trouble with the Shadowcraft matchup due to cards such as Death’s Breath. Other poor matchups for this archetype are Ward-heavy decks and decks that are able to continuously pressure the board with mid-sized followers.