I recently posted in this forum on my accomplishment of earning Diamond Rank and I thought I’d share some advice to newer players or simply people who are looking to climb the ladder. First off I do want to note how much I LOVE this game so its fair to say I’ve also invested A LOT of time into it.
When I first started playing duelyst I would “cry” a lot. Ending games saying to myself that’s BS. “____” is broken and it’s unfair. As I continued to climb the ladder I realized how freely we can sometimes throw around the word OP and how literally every class has really strong cards. Ex. of things I used to complain about:
Lyonar- ironcliffe and mostly devine bond
Songhai- Chankri Avatar, Tusk Boar and mirror meld
Magmar - Tygete, Makantor, Chrystlis Burst
Abyssian - Bloodmoon Priestes, Ghost Azalea, Shadowdancer, Spectral Revenant
Vetruvian - Dominate Will, Nimbus, Pax (still really irks me)
Kara - Her BSS in general
I had hit Gold in my 1st month and was now at Gold in my 2nd month and thought to myself how will I proceed to Diamond and I started paying more attention to my games, specifically the losses. I started to blame myself for the losses rather than complain about the game,faction, or a card. I would tell myself the other player had “x” mana I should have known they were probably going to play that card or I should have killed that minion before they buffed it. So to players still struggling in certain places just take your time to learn a little more about the game to advance. Know all the power cards, ALSO know all the removals in every faction and memorize what they cost. I always ask myself before I play a card down, “if my opponent plays a removal, how much will it cost them? And will they be able to play anything else this turn?”
Positioning also but this post is already long enough. Lastly I wanted to point out this is why I love the game so much because as I started climbing it made me realize how much strategy is involved albeit while the game on paper might seem pretty simple.