After playing 14,000 games of hearthstone (since beta) and reaching legend multiple times with every class I have come to the conclusion that this game is 100% rigged. Those who say it isn’t I’m sorry you’re just wrong. This is not a troll post please just hear me out.
After my first legen I stopped playing “meta” decks and really focused on playing unique off the wall decks that very few people play. What I noticed even playing non meta decks is If you play a deck consistently above about 65% you will start facing hard counters. Not meta deck counters, specific unique deck hard counters for non meta decks.
Here’s why that happens. Blizzard is a business. The #1 goal for blizzard is to make money for investors and for the business. Getting players addicted to the game is vital to reach that goal. The way to get someone addicted is to give them small incremental successes while simultaneously hurting them. Hurting is the key factor. Stress and pain lead to the release of endorphins (the same way morphine and codeine do). We get addicted to the pain so we play another game, buy more cards, complain that we hate it then jump back on the next day to play some more.
Blizzard wants us to succeed but very slowly. Go too fast (high winrate consistently) they WILL put the hammer on you with their counter algorithm. It does exist. Here’s how to counter it.
Get good with at least 3 classes. Really good. If you can reach rank 3-4 consistently you’re ready for easy legend runs. Find three great decks that each represent a different class. Play a game with a deck and if you win, go to a different deck. If you lose, play the deck again until you win. After you win with the deck switch to another. The goal is a positive win percentage with all 3 decks. If you suck with one deck scrap it and get one you’re better with. This method works magic. It allows you to play against a variety of other decks without facing hard counters forced on you for being too good with single deck.
Using this method I have reached legend multiple times sometimes within a day or two. What I noticed is that I didn’t constantly hit high percentages and then start facing hard counters that set me back and piss me off. Rotating the decks allows you to just play as you naturally should against random foes. Try it and let me know how it works for you. Hopefully it will help some get faster legend as it did for me many times.