I hope you enjoy this strategy guide on how to increase your grand challenge win rate! For more technical strategy on how to play different 12 win decks check out the other videos on my channel!
Tip 1 - Picking a Deck: 1:40
Tip 2 - Master Your Deck: 3:40
Tip 3 - Playing in an Ideal Environment: 5:12
Tip 4 - Playing while Mentally Stable and Physically Healthy: 6:50
Tip 5 - Playing at Less Competitive Times of the Day - Or Year: 8:09
Tip 6 - Be Realistic: 10:20
Tip 7 - Avoid the Common Myths: 11:21
Bonus Tip - 13:33
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• Tip 7: Avoid the Common Myths
There’s a couple of myths I would like to address.
Myth 1 - “Pick a well rounded deck that’s overall decent against everything and doesn’t get hard countered.”
First of all, there is NO deck, that doesn’t have a hard counter. Secondly, playing a deck that covers defensively against all archetypes probably means the deck doesn’t have any particular strong points. You need your deck to be able to hard counter as many meta decks as you can. For example, for those of you who have seen my pekka hog deck, I played it a lot when golem and giant graveyard were all over grand challenges. However right now it seems that 3 musketeers is everywhere, so I switch to playing graveyard cycle. Don’t try and play a deck that’s supposedly good against everything, play a deck that works really well against the most common deck archetypes!
Myth 2 - “Don’t play siege because you can’t go for the draw in a 6 minute game”
It’s true that siege decks have a slight edge on ladder because you can always go for the draw in a 4 minute game. However this doesn’t mean that you can’t play it at tournament standards, because if you’ve mastered it, you’ll win with it. ThatOneGuy, is a player that you might of heard of, who won 50 grand challenges in a row using Xbow!
Myth 3 - “Switch decks every time you lose a game”
I personally don’t like it when people say this, however there are some exceptions to when you should switch decks. If you’re going to grind some grand challenges, try your best to do it with only one deck. This is because your entire mindset will be based on the deck, its cards and its strategy. After a couple of GC games you might even find yourself not having to concentrate as hard, having known the deck like the back of your hand. So if you play with one deck, you WILL play better. However if you find yourself playing a lot of the same hard countering decks, then you can either A: Take a break and play at a different time or B: Play a different deck (make sure you are actually good with this deck!).
• Tip 1: Picking a Deck
Of course, how could you possibly play a grand challenge while you’re still being indecisive on the deck you should use? While there’s a few players out there that can get all the gems they want from their daddy (or their own wallet), most of us average players have to make the most out of the few, meagre gems that we get from that birthday gift card. Because of this, it’s crucial that we pick a solid deck to use in a grand challenge to maximise our success rate.
Usually I pick the deck under a few criteria. Firstly, I always pick the deck off someone who has already gotten 12 wins (clanmate, youtube, twitter). Then, I want to know how many 12 wins they have gotten with this deck, because it could have just been simply luck! Getting multiple 12 wins also shows the deck’s consistency. Then, I think about how good this player is. The worse the player is, the better, as it shows that the deck is probably better and easier to use; I mean if someone like Marcel P gets 12 wins with some weird deck….is the deck good? Or is it just because Marcel P is amazing?
Also, you have to take note and pick your deck according to the meta. Ground breaking successful decks spread like wildfire, so when a deck starts to work really well in GC’s, it will travel all around the place and everyone is going to start playing it. The competitive GC meta also changes quickly, back and forth, with no pattern. I mean, at one point of the day I could play 7/10 games against graveyard cycle, then later that evening play no games against GY cycle….it’s constantly changing. If you play one GC and notice a particular trend, perhaps you could another GC immediately after, with a counter deck to the GC meta?
I hope you enjoyed this guide! This writeup is mostly for mediocre players trying to get a few extra wins in grand challenges, if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask them below!