10/08/18 ~10/14/18 Statistic
Big change was seen in the third week of the Omen of the Ten (OotT) Unlimited meta, with the biggest news being the fall of Shadowcraft out of the top 3 for the first time in many months. Usage in Bloodcraft has fallen as well, although the deck is undoubtedly still number 1. Usage in the next four classes on the ranking are quite balanced, with Havencraft and Dragoncraft placing in the top 3.
Win Rates by Classes
Several key changes are notable in this week’s win percentage data. Firstly, Swordcraft has seen a big increase in win percentage. Secondly, there was a near 5% increase in win rate for Havencraft, coinciding with its rise in popularity. With that being said, Shadowcraft and Dragoncraft’s high win rates remain unchanged and that these decks, along with Bloodcraft would be the classes to take to a high-stake match.
Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes
|Archetypes||# Used||# of Wins||Win %|
|Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||1455||737||50.7%|
|Golden City Havencraft||321||155||48.3%|
|Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||270||131||48.5%|
The three most popular deck types remain unchanged, with Midrange Shadowcraft and Face Dragoncraft presenting an overwhelming win percentage. As noted previously, Havencraft decks are gaining some popularity, especially the new Golden City deck. The ‘other’ Runecraft category is a mystery, as D. Shift, Burn, and Mysteria Runecraft were the only decks to see some play recently.
Matchup Data for Top 3 Classes
|Opponent Archetype||Darkfeast Win %||(Other) Win %|
|Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||N/A||45.8%|
|Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft||26.3%||30.0%|
|Vs. Face Dragoncraft||30.9%||N/A|
|Vs. (Other) Runecraft||81.9%||51.9%|
|Vs. Midrange Swordcraft||43.3%||N/A|
|Vs. Mysteria Runecraft||74.1%||N/A|
|Vs. Seraph Havencraft||62.9%||N/A|
|Vs. Golden City Havencraft||47.4%||85.7%|
|Vs. Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||43.3%||N/A|
|Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft||54.2%||N/A|
Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft remains to be the most attractive deck in the Unlimited ladder. The deck has an explosive damage potential, and because games involving this deck are relatively short, it is a great candidate to rack up Master Points. However, its dominance is not uncontested; currently the numbers show that the deck has a poor matchup against Midrange Shadowcraft and Face Dragoncraft, with the statistics worsening for the Bloodcraft deck since last week. It also seems to not do well against the up-and-coming Golden City Havencraft deck, and this may cause the popularity of the deck to fall in near future.
|Opponent Archetype||Seraph Win %||Golden Win %|
|Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||37.1%||52.6%|
|Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft||37.0%||47.6%|
|Vs. Face Dragoncraft||25.0%||33.9%|
|Vs. (Other) Runecraft||N/A||20.0%|
|Vs. Midrange Swordcraft||54.3%||N/A|
|Vs. Mysteria Runecraft||45.5%||76.9%|
|Vs. Seraph Havencraft||N/A||N/A|
|Vs. Golden City Havencraft||N/A||N/A|
|Vs. Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||N/A||42.9%|
|Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft||N/A||N/A|
There may have not been a single individual in the Shadowverse community who expected this to happen. Havencraft has not received ‘competitive’ legendaries from the OotT expansion, but it has somehow climbed its way to second place in popularity, owing it mostly to a new deck type: Golden City Havencraft. With data in the Unlimited format scarce, statistics do not do an adequate job in portraying the deck’s potential, but rest assured, the deck is strong. The deck is quite new and is most likely still in the ‘testing phase’, so there may be better indication for the deck’s true ability next week.
|Opponent Archetype||Face Win %|
|Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||69.1%|
|Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft||40.7%|
|Vs. Face Dragoncraft||N/A|
|Vs. (Other) Runecraft||48.3%|
|Vs. Midrange Swordcraft||44.4%|
|Vs. Mysteria Runecraft||84.6%|
|Vs. Seraph Havencraft||75.0%|
|Vs. Golden City Havencraft||66.1%|
|Vs. Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||68.5%|
|Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft||N/A|
Face Dragoncraft is continuing to dominate in the Unlimited meta, having more ‘good matchups’ than any other deck in the top 3. Players mainly opt for this deck due to its insanely positive matchup against Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft, with its win rate approaching 70% (nearly 60% last week). The addition of the Disdain archetype has transformed the deck from an all-out Aggro deck to an ‘all-rounder’ deck, and the current build is capable of suffocating board control without sacrificing any of its offensive potential players are well aware of. While the deck struggles slightly with the Midrange Shadowcraft matchup, it is arguable that the matchup is truly even, and that the deck that goes first is generally at an advantage.