Why Ben Below Deck was right to quit in 2017
Ben Below deck is no longer a top contender in the Arena Deck format, after being shut out of the 2016 tournament.
Below Deck took down the top two decks at the tournament, but the rest of the field remained unranked.
Below deck was able to place third at last year’s Hearthstone World Championship in Anaheim, but was eliminated by the second place finisher of the tournament.
Despite the loss, Below Deck managed to put on a fantastic show.
He took down top eight in both the Arena and Standard formats, and won a major tournament in the process.
Below decks top deck is a deck with a ton of synergy, but it doesn’t fit the meta.
There is a lot of pressure on top decks, and the deck has struggled to adapt to the meta over the years.
As a result, many of the decks that were once competitive in the format are now regarded as “meta-reactionaries,” or decks that just don’t have enough room for innovation.
Below are a few of the most popular decks in the current meta.
Ben Below Deck Deck (2016) This deck is an adaptation of Ben Below decks deck that is popular in the competitive scene, but there are a lot more variants out there.
Below is a list of the top five decks in each format.
Mulligan strategy Here are some Mulligan strategies you can use to control the meta in your meta.
Card draw: If you’re looking for card draw, this is a good deck to play in this meta.
You can play cheap minions like Nerubian Egg and Goblin Bomb, or try to play a 3-drop to keep a hand full of cheap minions.
This strategy has the potential to get you out of a jam if you don’t get a good start on the game.
This is the only deck that can go toe to toe with a Control Mage or Zoo deck, so it’s worth considering if you’re not sure.
If you have to mulligan, try to keep as many of your own cards as possible, as you’ll be better off mulliganing a bunch of your opponent’s cards if you can’t clear a lot.
You want to keep the cards you want, and if your opponent has an aggressive deck that’s going to play more aggressive cards, you can always just play another aggressive minion and try to take the board.
The deck has some flexibility in how it plays out the game, but I’d say it’s still fairly aggressive, and you don: have a few good curve cards that can swing the game in your favor, and don’t overcommit to board clear.
Aggro: If this is your only option, it’s probably best to play something like this: 4-2-1-1 (3) (2) (3): When playing against aggro decks, you want to try to trade the board, and use cards like Nerubi Egg to force your opponent to do a lot less damage.
This means you can usually play an empty hand of 1-2 minions, 2-3 minions, and a 3/3 minion.
If your opponent is using a board wipe, this strategy can really turn the game around.
If they have a lot, it might be best to keep an empty board, but if they’re using lots, you might want to save the coin.
The other option is to go all-in with Nerubians Egg and keep the board full of cards, and hope your opponent doesn’t have any big minions to clear.
This deck can often go down to the wire against aggro.
It might be better to keep some minions to take out the board for the opponent, and try and finish it off with Nerubi Eggs or Goblin Bombs, as they’ll usually have better curve options.
Midrange: This deck has a lot going for it, and it can be a powerful matchup.
The early game is great for getting ahead and trying to kill the opponent before they get a board presence, and once they’ve done that, you’ll have the board control you need to win the game early.
This can also be a good matchup if your board is already empty.
This could be an easy matchup for a Midrange Mage or a Zoo deck with their early board clears.
However, Midrange decks have to make some adjustments to get to the point where they can play their big minions on turn 6, and not have to worry about board control.
Control: This matchup is hard to play well in this format, and Control Mage and Zoo decks are often able to just run around on turn 2 and get out of trouble.
Control decks can also have trouble keeping the board clear while keeping up with your minions.
Even when you’re playing against Control, you’re still going to have to keep up with the curve and try not to get overrun.
This might be a tough matchup for Zoo, as Zoo has to deal with lots of small minions that can turn the tide of the game on their side.