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Omen of the Ten Meta-Report 1 (09/24/18 ~ 09/30/18) Unlimited

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.

09/24/18 ~ 09/30/18 Statistic

Usage Rates by Classes

In this first week of the Omen of the Ten season, there was a big shift in the popularity ranking, with Bloodcraft dethroning Shadowcraft! This ends Shadowcraft’s approximately 3 month reign at the top, falling to second place this week. Both Bloodcraft and Shadowcraft has over 20% in usage, far above the third place Runecraft, sitting at 12%. All of the other classes sit in similar spots as last week, except Forestcraft who have dropped from one of the top 4 to 7th place.

Win Rates by Classes

Shadowcraft may have been overtaken by Bloodcraft in popularity, but it still holds the top spot in win percentage! With an impressive 56.2% win rate, this puts Shadowcraft 3.5% over the second place. Swordcraft and Dragoncraft is also in the ‘elite’ club, barely making it over the 50% border. The fall in popularity for Forestcraft has also affected its win statistics, losing approximately 1~2% in win percentage since last week.

Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes

Archetypes # Used # of Wins Win %
Darkfeast Bloodcraft 2738 1455 53.1%
Midrange Shadowcraft 2155 1194 55.4%
OTK Forestcraft 735 373 50.7%
Aggro Swordcraft 634 371 58.5%
D. Shift Runecraft 629 256 40.7%
Tenko Havencraft 571 257 45.0%
Midrange Swordcraft 451 219 48.6%
Ramp Dragoncraft 379 162 42.7%
Face Dragoncraft 310 202 65.2%
Seraph Havencraft 307 150 48.9%

Darkfeast Bloodcraft and Midrange Shadowcraft were the most popular decks this week, consistent with the class ranking mentioned above. It is interesting, though, that these two decks did NOT have the highest win percentage. The deck with the highest win percentage was Face Dragoncraft, which received a big boost with the release of ‘Disdain’ mechanics in Omen of the Ten. The second highest win percentage is owned by Aggro Swordcraft, a deck that has not seen this much popularity in forever (exaggeration). Its high win percentage is surprising, however, because Midrange Shadowcraft is still popular.

Matchup Data for Top 3 Classes

Bloodcraft
Bloodcraft
Opponent Archetype Darkfeast Win %
Vs. Darkfeast Bloodcraft N/A
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 47.1%
Vs. OTK Forestcraft 43.5%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 43.3%
Vs. D. Shift Runecraft 69.6%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 58.0%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 48.2%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 63.8%
Vs. Face Dragoncraft 42.3%
Vs. Seraph Havencraft 67.8%

Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft is an interesting archetype on paper because it has a great overall win percentage, even though it has a losing matchup against the other three archetypes in top 4. The deck can sometimes stumble with poor draws, but in most cases, especially when going first, the deck runs over the opponent very quickly. The current losing matchups for the deck takes advantage of the low defensive capabilities of the deck, so with some tuning, some of these matchups may turn around in the coming weeks.

Shadowcraft
Shadowcraft
Opponent Archetype Midrange Win %
Vs. Darkfeast Bloodcraft 52.9%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft N/A
Vs. OTK Forestcraft 65.9%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 56.8%
Vs. D. Shift Runecraft 59.7%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 60.4%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 52.7%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 53.7%
Vs. Face Dragoncraft 40.4%
Vs. Seraph Havencraft 38.1%

Midrange Shadowcraft may not be the most popular deck anymore, but its high overall win percentage suggest that it is still the strongest deck in the Unlimited format. Like in the previous Brigade of the Sky format, Midrange Shadowcraft has amazing matchup numbers, rarely having negative matchups. This data suggest that this deck does not do so well against Face Dragoncraft and Seraph Havencraft, but this is not much a concern for the Shadowcraft deck, as they are relatively less popular.

Runecraft
Runecraft
Opponent Archetype Midrange Win %
Vs. Darkfeast Bloodcraft 52.9%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft N/A
Vs. OTK Forestcraft 65.9%
Vs. Aggro Swordcraft 56.8%
Vs. D. Shift Runecraft 59.7%
Vs. Tenko Havencraft 60.4%
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 52.7%
Vs. Ramp Dragoncraft 53.7%
Vs. Face Dragoncraft 40.4%
Vs. Seraph Havencraft 38.1%

It is interesting to see Runecraft in third place this week, as the release of the new expansion seemed to have powered up decks that Dimensional Shift Runecraft has difficulty with. This basically goes to say that D. Shift Runecraft will always be popular, regardless of the meta. Another explanation for this is random error, in which, by coincidence, players who report matchup data are more likely to use this certain deck. Regardless of the real reason, D. Shift Runecraft will likely stick around, but possibly wane in popularity as the season goes on.