I got into Hearthstone, like many–just to get my Hearthsteed. I figured I would play a few games, enjoy the artwork and get out. That was about 1,494 wins ago. Not bragging, I’m sure I have at least 1,300 losses. Point is, I’m still here and I’m loving it more each day. Why? What makes this game so good? What makes a deck good?
To me, a deck has to be fun to play. Right now, it’s easy enough to head to a site and look up any amount of successful decks. I play a variation of the “Mad Trapper”. I subbed in some cards because I didn’t have certain ones, and subbed in a couple I think are better. It’s a great deck and really fun to play.
I like making decks on my own though. I try out certain things and try to implement them when I play. True enough, most of the time they don’t work out how I intend them to.
My criteria would be this:
- Fun to play
- Cool minions
- Not boring
- Has to win
I’ll be honest, the deck needs to win. I’m not asking it to be dominant, but if I need to win 2, 3, or 5 matches with one class, I’d like to be able to do it and not take 2 hours. I don’t know what the average win rate is, but I’d like to be around 55%-60% if I can help it.
I also don’t mind playing a “losing deck” as long as it’s fun and I can still do some dailies. I will make a “2 cost” or a “5 cost” deck when you get the quests to play those minions. My current mage deck is a “spell” deck, that was made with “cast x spells” daily in mind.
I have also made a “basic” deck of every class for beginning players. Those decks were actually a lot of fun to make and test out. I have this nasty druid deck right now, when it hits, it really hits, when it misses, I still manage to make a game of it.
One of my biggest requests is that we can save more than 9 decks. I know there are web sites or other things you can use. I have enough passwords, so I just screen shot them for now and have them to go back on if I need to.
So what makes deck a ‘good deck’ for you? Feel free to let me know in the comments below!