Team NoProsHere Conquest Meta Report #17

By NPH Pasca and WickedGood

Once again in #46 to #60, the Hearthstone Masters Jönköping Qualifiers were dominated by lineups made of Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior, and any third deck. By now, we can say that the Conquest metagame is pretty much solved. This report includes all the statistics from last week’s online tournaments, including the bans data, plus comments from some of the winners.

Data summary from Off Curve:

Tier List:

Click on the players names to find out their lists and copy deck codes from Yaytears. The names in bold are Qualifier winners who generously sent us an explanation of the strategy behind their lineup. Scroll past the tier list to read them.

Meta Defining Lineups:

Galakrond Priest, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (Toastmonster / yeschickenDabs)

Highlander Hunter, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (topopablo11 / MoneYZ / pAc)

Dragon Hunter, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (Cptnkitty / Bravo)

Proven Lineups:

Quest Druid, Highlander Mage, Galakrond Rogue (Player671)

Quest Druid, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (Mikro)

Embiggen Druid, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (香菇奾汁)

Pretty Good Lineups:

Quest Druid, Highlander Mage, Highlander Rogue (petrovic)

Embiggen Druid, Highlander Hunter, Highlander Mage (레몬박하)

Quest Druid, Galakrond Priest, Galakrond Rogue (Déjàvu)

Quest Druid, Galakrond Priest, Galakrond Warrior (Lethal)

Quest Druid, Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Warlock (L3bjorge)

Quest Druid, Highlander Mage, Galakrond Priest (Lucasdmnasc / Torph)

Quest Druid, Quest Hunter, Highlander Mage (NikART / Muigetsu)

Quest Druid, Highlander Hunter, Galakrond Rogue (Solojazz)

Face Hunter, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (JhenRs)

Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warlock, Galakrond Warrior (grr)

Quest Hunter, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (약강)

Interesting Lineups:

Highlander Mage, Galakrond Rogue, Hand Warlock (J4YOU)

Mech Paladin, Galakrond Priest, Highlander Warrior (Gregoriusil)

Embiggen Druid, Dragon Hunter, Hand Warlock (BladeMaster)

Highlander Mage, Quest Priest, Galakrond Warrior (Silvors)

Face Hunter, Mech Paladin, Galakrond Rogue (AnMul)

Comments from the winners:

Toastmonster on Galakrond Priest, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior:
“So the general idea of the lineup was to be in a favourable position vs almost all of the popular Hunter decks while not being over weak to lineups that didn’t include Hunter. I don’t actually have a full collection on Asia, so I had to make some budget replacements; things like Faerie Dragons in Rogue could (and probably should) be replaced for cards like Skyvateer. With the ban strategy primarily being Rogue I would not include Bully in my Rogue list anyway as that is really only for the mirror. The lineup felt really good for the field, and there was not a single series I felt I favoured going into.”

Dabs on yeschicken’s Galakrond Priest, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior:
“First, it should be noted that I netdecked my lists from yeschicken who won qualifier 50. I picked those lists because I think they have the strongest match up spread and chances at winning their unfavorables. Gala Rogue vs. Highlander Mage and Gala Warrior vs. Quest Druid, for example, are very skill dependent and much deeper than just drawing Galakrond. Though, that is a pretty strong play. As for the Priest, that got banned every set and I brought it because its beats up on Hunter and Warrior so hard. Hunter is definitely the class I was most comfortable playing against. Eternium Rover in Warrior and Bone Wraith in Rogue are nice additions against it. I think if you’re going to bring this lineup, you need to be confident in your mirror matching because you will find a lot of sets banning to Warrior Rogue vs. Warrior Rogue.”

topopablo11 on Highlander Hunter, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior:
“Actually, I chose for this tournament, the 3 decks that I play the most. The decks are quite solid, but I decided to go for the experience rather than the strategy and I’m generally a player who does a lot of weird lineups xD the ban was Priest and Druid, mainly. I have to be honest, in the tournament I drew a lot of topdecks, there are sometimes where you have the luck of the champion and in fact, example in the final I drew topdeck lethal xd. It was quite rewarding to win, since I haven’t been able to play so many qualis for Sweden, so I was a little afraid of running out of time, but I could win 😀
I can tell you that I was surprised at how strong Boompistol is, sometimes that card carry so hard and also very important is the correct use of Bomb Wrangler, this card is very aggressive and in early if you play it well it can do a lot of damage, play around Rogue removals, you wanted to play it in turn 3 + Inner Rage.”

CptnKitty on Dragon Hunter, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior:
“The lineup doesn’t have a real strategy and is mostly based on just playing good decks. Hunter often takes the ban which leaves you with Rogue and Warrior which are some of the best decks at the moment. The lineup does slightly target the popular Druid – Rogue – Mage lineup.Because you’re often left behind with your Rogue and Warrior vs their Rogue and Mage, which makes you favoured. In the Rogue list id swap second faceless for second Bully, which is already fairly common.”

Bravo on Dragon Hunter, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior:
“I just took the fastest and cheapest decks since America is not my main region. I added Korkron to the Warrior for the greater good of Galakrond. I might add to the Warrior Acolyte of Pain. And the Hunter has at least one secret. Most often I was banned by a Hunter, most often I banned a Druid.”

Mikro on Quest Druid, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior:
“I love this lineup I like to ban Priests and Warriors my targets is make 3/0 versus Rogue and Mage.”

香菇奾汁 on Embiggen Druid, Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Warrior:
“In fact, that was an accident. It’s my first time playing that Druid in qualifier
and I play Rogue less. Just try to face everyone’s Rogue and Warrior. Win a lot Rogue Warrior VS Rogue Warrior. So i think just luck made me win. The semifinal I didn’t win any single game. First game I died but opponent didn’t finish his last step, he took the 2 damage back already. The third game he just used the class I banned.”

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