10/15/18 ~ 10/21/18 Statistic
The placings for the ‘top 3’ remain unchanged this week, with Bloodcraft and Havencraft increasing in usage slightly. Shadowcraft has also seen a slight increase in usage, with this incremental increase corresponding to a slight decrease in Runecraft usage.
Monthly Usage Rates by Classes (Weeks 1 to 4)
Win Rates by Classes
The same four decks has placed over the ‘50% threshold’ this week. Shadowcraft has seen a considerable decrease in win rates, dropping to 53.7% from an impressive 58% last week. Swordcraft and Dragoncraft, in contrast, has seen an increase in win percentage.
Monthly Win Rates by Classes (Week 1 to 4)
Usage and Win Rates by Archetypes
|Archetypes||# Used||# of Wins||Win %|
|Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||2200||1072||48.7%|
|Golden City Havencraft||1978||953||48.2%|
|Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||651||326||50.1%|
The most significant news this week is the rising popularity of the Golden City Havencraft deck, rising to 2nd from 8th last week. Notably, the top two archetypes have a negative win percentage, a rare sight in the Unlimited meta. Midrange Shadowcraft and Face Dragoncraft are also still popular, with those two decks arguably doing the best in win rates.
Matchup Data for Top 3 Classes
|Opponent Archetype||Darkfeast Win %||(Other) Win %|
|Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||N/A||52.4%|
|Vs. Golden City Havencraft||50.6%||32.4%|
|Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft||44.1%||47.8%|
|Vs. Face Dragoncraft||32.7%||21.7%|
|Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft||47.6%||N/A|
|Vs. Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||39.8%||N/A|
|Vs. Mysteria Runecraft||61.1%||N/A|
|Vs. Midrange Swordcraft||50.9%||N/A|
|Vs. (Other) Runecraft||86.0%||N/A|
|Vs. Aggro Swordcraft||33.3%||N/A|
Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft remains to be the popular choice among the Unlimited players, although there has been a slight decrease in usage since the last week. At first, the deck may seem unattractive because of the data, but this is most likely due to the difficulty in piloting the deck at the highest level (note that the data includes Master Rank down to B/C Ranks). Piloting this deck requires practice and a thorough understanding of the damage potential of the opposing deck. With potential card adjustments coming soon, it will be interesting to see how the deck performs in the coming weeks.
|Opponent Archetype||Golden City Win %|
|Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||49.4%|
|Vs. Golden City Havencraft||N/A|
|Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft||45.4%|
|Vs. Face Dragoncraft||35.3%|
|Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft||N/A|
|Vs. Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||48.3%|
|Vs. Mysteria Runecraft||53.4%|
|Vs. Midrange Swordcraft||59.5%|
|Vs. (Other) Runecraft||73.9%|
|Vs. Aggro Swordcraft||19.7%|
As predicted from last week’s article, Golden City Havencraft has climbed up the ranks to become the second most popular deck in the Unlimited format. The current build seems like an ‘accelerated’ version of the old Storm Havencraft deck, and many decks are unable to keep up with this firepower. Like the Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft matchup spread, the value of the Golden City deck is hard to measure with the data alone; especially because the deck concept is new. Nonetheless, the near-even matchup with the popular Bloodcraft deck is definitely attractive.
|Opponent Archetype||Face Win %|
|Vs. Darkfeast Bat Bloodcraft||67.3%|
|Vs. Golden City Havencraft||64.7%|
|Vs. Midrange Shadowcraft||57.0%|
|Vs. Face Dragoncraft||N/A|
|Vs. (Other) Bloodcraft||78.3%|
|Vs. Roach (OTK) Forestcraft||66.3%|
|Vs. Mysteria Runecraft||70.9%|
|Vs. Midrange Swordcraft||38.2%|
|Vs. (Other) Runecraft||66.7%|
|Vs. Aggro Swordcraft||53.4%|
Face Dragoncraft has been consistently placing 3rd to 5th in terms of popularity since the start of the season, and this is very interesting considering the matchup spread it has. With virtually no bad matchups in the current meta, Face Dragoncraft is definitely one deck that is in danger of card adjustments in the coming weeks.