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Omen of the Ten Meta-Report 4 (10/15/18 ~ 10/21/18) 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.

10/15/18 ~ 10/21/18 Statistic

Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes

It has almost been a full month since the release of the Omen of the Ten (OotT) expansion, and it is becoming more clear which classes are the strongest this season. There is no doubt that Bloodcraft, Shadowcraft, and Swordcraft are the ‘hottest’ classes right now, followed closely by Dragoncraft consistently placing 4th. The placings within the top 3 has changed this week; Swordcraft has overtaken Bloodcraft! Beneath the ‘top 4’, Runecraft and Portalcraft are still in the ‘somewhat used’ categories, while Forestcraft and Havencraft are hardly used.

Monthly Usage Rates by Classes (Weeks 1 to 4)

Forestcraft, Swordcraft, Dragoncraft, Shadowcraft
Runecraft, Bloodcraft, Havencraft, Portalcraft

Win Rates by Classes

The win percentage by Swordcraft has hit an all-time high this week, with an approximate 14% point difference between it and Bloodcraft, which placed 2nd in win percentages. While this statistic seems unrealistic (remember that Shadowverse log utilizes user-reported data), there is definitely no doubt that Swordcraft has the highest win rate right now. This big change has affected all other classes, with most classes having a significant drop in their respective win rates. Most notably, Bloodcraft and Shadowcraft has fallen below the 50% threshold.

Monthly Win Rates by Classes (Weeks 1 to 4)

Forestcraft, Swordcraft, Dragoncraft, Shadowcraft
Runecraft, Bloodcraft, Havencraft, Portalcraft

Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes

Archetypes # Used # of Wins Win %
Midrange Swordcraft 10717 7073 66.0%
Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft 8974 4554 50.7%
Midrange Shadowcraft 6522 3167 48.6%
G. Chimera Runecraft 4051 1764 43.5%
Disdain Dragoncraft 3478 1568 45.1%
Arcus Shadowcraft 2582 1339 51.9%
Mysteria Runecraft 2249 864 38.4%
(Other) Dragoncraft 2156 981 45.5%
Artifact Portalcraft 1835 796 43.4%
PDK Dragoncraft 1774 1009 56.9%
(Other) Bloodcraft 1383 643 46.5%
(Other) Swordcraft 1345 689 51.2%

Like the class-specific statistic, Swordcraft presents impressive numbers, with Midrange Swordcraft winning 66% of the time. Although there is some suspicion for bias in the data this week, the deck’s dominance should not be questioned. Midrange Shadowcraft, on the other hand, has seen a fall in win percentage.

Another topic worthy to note are the ‘other’ categories. With Mjerrabaine, Omen of One being a popular deck recently, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine the identify of these ‘other’ categories.

Matchup Data for Top 3 Classes

Swordcraft
Swordcraft
Opponent Archetype Midrange Win % (Other) Win %
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft N/A 52.6%
Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft 67.2% 51.5%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 76.5% 49.4%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 67.8% 40.2%
Vs. Disdain Dragoncraft 74.1% 61.4%
Vs. Arcus Shadowcraft 65.7% 50.0%
Vs. Mysteria Runecraft 79.4% 44.1%
Vs. (Other) Dragoncraft 60.5% 46.9%
Vs. Artifact Portalcraft 60.2% 43.8%
Vs. PDK Dragoncraft 49.7% 39.1%
Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft 71.6% 62.5%
Vs. (Other) Swordcraft 47.4% N/A

Amazing. Dominant. Consistent. These would be some words to describe the current state of the Midrange Swordcraft deck. The matchup spread of this deck is impressive because the figures show that the deck comes out on top two-thirds of the time against most other decks in the meta. The only bad matchup according to data is PDK Dragoncraft, which is not surprising as most Dragoncraft decks are proficient in picking off small followers lined up horizontally.

The ‘other’ category for Swordcraft is most likely a combination of Mjerrabaine decks, as well as Usurpation builds.

Bloodcraft
Bloodcraft
Opponent Archetype Darkfeast Win % (Other) Win %
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 32.8% 28.4%
Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft N/A 50.0%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft 46.4% 35.9%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 63.3% 52.4%
Vs. Disdain Dragoncraft 60.6% 40.0%
Vs. Arcus Shadowcraft 45.0% 30.8%
Vs. Mysteria Runecraft 70.7% 45.5%
Vs. (Other) Dragoncraft 60.5% 54.2%
Vs. Artifact Portalcraft 58.8% 62.5%
Vs. PDK Dragoncraft 53.5% 57.4%
Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft 50.0% N/A
Vs. (Other) Swordcraft 48.5% 37.5%

The Darkfeast Bat deck, the main representative for the Bloodcraft class, has fallen to second in usage this week, but is still doing relatively well. The deck often has difficulty with the persistent pressure applied from Midrange Swordcraft and Shadowcraft decks, although the matchup can easily flip with the right draw. The deck is also seeing a shift in playstyle, with more players opting to play slower and more control-oriented, rather than trying to play Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft as soon as possible. With this playstyle becoming more prominent, the deck may eventually overcome its matchup against the other top decks.

Shadowcraft
Shadowcraft
Opponent Archetype Midrange Win % Arcus Win %
Vs. Midrange Swordcraft 23.5% 34.3%
Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft 53.6% 55.0%
Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft N/A 47.3%
Vs. G. Chimera Runecraft 57.9% 69.3%
Vs. Disdain Dragoncraft 52.1% 45.3%
Vs. Arcus Shadowcraft 52.7% N/A
Vs. Mysteria Runecraft 53.4% 67.4%
Vs. (Other) Dragoncraft 53.7% 49.1%
Vs. Artifact Portalcraft 59.0% 61.2%
Vs. PDK Dragoncraft 38.4% 41.8%
Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft 64.1% 69.2%
Vs. (Other) Swordcraft 50.6% 50.0%

Shadowcraft held its 3rd position this week, making the top rankings three weeks in a row. The deck is still popular due to the consistent board presence it can create, as well as an almost-guaranteed finish using cards such as Gilnelise and Ferry. Shadowcraft is represented by two variants currently, but majority of the successful decks are hybrid decks, so there are some misclassification in the data. Regardless, it is clear that these decks are doing well against majority of the competition, except Midrange Swordcraft. However, most tournament showings suggest this matchup is relatively even, so the dynamics of this matchup will be a big topic for weeks to come.