Hearthstone: june 2019 (rise of shadows) legend climb

After some boring seasons and a dissapointing meta as i saw it, the current state of the game is more to my liking. Hearthstone became more fun to play after the rise of shadows expansion, as i had some very nice times with bomb warrior and cyclone mage deck variants. I even played some rogue and mech hunter and i have to say, there a lot viable decks to climb to legend this time, compared with some other seasons where you had some overpowered archetype that „ruled them all”.

The final steps to my legend grind this season were taken with this deck:

### Cyclone Giants Mage – St
# Class: Mage
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Dragon
# 2x (0) Elemental Evocation
# 2x (1) Magic Trick
# 2x (1) Mirror Image
# 2x (1) Ray of Frost
# 1x (2) Khadgar
# 2x (2) Mana Cyclone
# 2x (2) Sorcerer’s Apprentice
# 2x (3) Arcane Intellect
# 1x (3) Banana Buffoon
# 2x (3) Conjurer’s Calling
# 1x (3) Frost Nova
# 1x (3) Stargazer Luna
# 1x (5) Luna’s Pocket Galaxy
# 1x (5) Zilliax
# 1x (7) Archmage Antonidas
# 2x (7) Astromancer
# 1x (9) Alexstrasza
# 2x (10) Sea Giant
# 2x (12) Mountain Giant
# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

The deck in action:

Some gameplay and mulligan tips: be patient, don’t be scared of taking some early face damage or letting the opponent get the upper side in the tempo war, because when you are making your play, it will be a huge one. So, as a general rule, always keep arcane intellect, mana cyclone and small spells/sorcerer’s appprentice, especially against aggro or mountain giant with conjurer’s calling vs control decks.

From my experience with the deck, the best play you can make is when you can use elemental evocation, play a giant, then conjurer call it, most likely with the help of the coin. You will get 2 strong minions, and in most cases the opponent can remove only one, at best, leaving the other to hit face/trade and then leaving you the option to use the other conjure’s call on it. Ofcourse, playing a sorcerer’s apprentice, mirror image, magic tricks and a mana cyclone can refill your hand with much needed removal or handy spells for later, like a FUCKING PYRO 🙂

Like always, RNJESUS can be your friend, like when you get a poly to clear that messy hunter/paladin 15/15 magnetized mech horror or can be the death of you, as it happens you need a 7/8 taunt and you think you are safe using conjurer’s call on a mountain giant, while having Khadgar on the table and… you just get 4 8/8 giants 🙂

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