Recently, I have thought up of really interesting deck ideas, yet have felt overwhelmed with deck choices, such as how much removal, what (alternate) win conditions to run, and which minions would run better (example: Healing Mystic vs Azure Herald, Sunsteel Defender vs Dioltas). Then an idea hit me; why not build a duelyst sub community all about finalizing decks?
The Project idea is simple: post a deck concept/list as a base, and have multiple players (presumably from different ranks) test out the decks (either against friends or in ranked) by playing ~20 games to see where the deck can be improved and make changes to it. Afterwards, the participants report their findings/changes so that the decks weak and strong points can be established to further finalize the deck list.
There are a few main reasons why I think this would be a good thing:
1.) It helps others become more experienced/have more knowledge when it comes to deck building
2.) Deck lists that are posted would be more concrete, as multiple players would be able to play the original deck list, make their personal changes, and report back to the group to get a better understanding of how the deck plays out, what cards to have when, and how to play certain matchups (and which matchups are good, bad, or draw based)
3.) Generals/decks that may not have a real concrete foot in the meta (Growmar, Healyonar, and Backstab/Move Kaleos to name a few) may have a stronger footing with multiple people working together to have a better understanding of them.
4.) Having people play it from multiple ranks (where the meta can drastically differ) can expose the deck list to a variety of situations and see how well the deck can answer/deal with those situations.
I am all for this project becoming a thing, but with the expansion around the corner, it may be best to hold off the project until the new expansion has been released (to help better define the nature the new meta will bring). Please leave your thoughts in the poll below on whether you’d be interested in the project, and, if you choose yes, when the best time would be to start it .
- Yes: Start Before expansion
- Yes: Start After expansion