Several weeks ago I started Bagoum as a project to maintain an up-to-date tier list for the Duelyst community. Today I’d like to announce that the tier list has been updated for Patch 1.76!
Most archetypes have been updated for the new meta, but some archetypes haven’t changed significantly. We obtained decklists from an even wider range of top players this time (shoutout to tundranocaps for getting so many new lists!) so you may see some new names on the tier list!
I’d like to take a moment to explain some of the changes on the tier list–
First, Reva dropped significantly. The Mana Vortex nerf hurt all Reva builds, and Control Reva was probably hit the hardest. As a result, you’ll see Aggro Reva, Control Reva, and Arcanyst Reva a lot lower than they used to be. However, a new Reva archetype-- Midrange Reva-- has developed, and this archetype seems to be fairly strong in the new meta. As such, it’s rated fairly high (#7).
Cass and Faie were both nerfed slightly, but not significantly. Cass can now run Spelljammer over Rite, but the viability of both lists are still mostly the same (Faie has “morphed” somewhat into a more midrangeish archetype). However, Argeon escaped entirely unscathed from the nerfs (and even got a new Spelljammer to play with), and has such ended up at the top of the meta. Bond Argeon as well as Tempo Argeon excel greatly in the current meta, and I pray that CP will nerf Immolation soon to bring them in line.
Magmar has overall risen significantly due to the elimination of Aggro Reva from the top of the meta. Big Vaath is currently an extremely successful archetype, and the Magmar boss GuardianAngel is back to experiment with it. If you thought Spiral was bad, wait until you see the Thumping Wave meta.
Finally, Lilithe is coming back into the meta with a new-and-improved Swarm Lilithe, as well as a reborn Big Lilithe. Both of these archetypes are seeing a lot of development right now, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Lilithe resituates herself in the Skorn AAT (as a tech) meta.
In other news, the Bagoum deckbuilder is finished, and you’ll see that all new decklists on the tier list are made with this deckbuilder. I’ll bee finalizing a few features in the coming days, and then you’ll see a post here about the amazing features of the Bagoum deckbuilder Furthermore, the Bagoum Discord bot is finished, and I’m waiting on a response from server admins to get it added to DO. If you want to see it in action, visit one of the unofficial Duelyst servers. Thanks to Keegan for doing so much work on the bot code!
Until next time~