Welcome to Article 2 of 2, catching up on the last few sets that I got behind in writing about.
I'm still running strong with my Walls deck, currently sitting at 70% win rate for daily Quick Play in the Historic Queue. No, this deck does not hold up on the ladder, but for daily play, it's doing excellent.
I can't comment on the AFR or MID sets for gamplay itself, as I have long forgotten anything from that time, but currently the main two sets I run up against that I can't win against are the deathtouch decks (unless I have Tetsuko in my opening hand) or this new Minion of the Mighty Surprise Dragons set of decks that is super popular at the time of this writing. I always concede on deathtouch, and unless I have a flyer or two out to block with, I have been conceding immediately as soon as Minion of the Mighty is played.
In the past month, a lot of my losses are just me conceding against the minion of the mighty deck, which sucks but I guess a loss is a loss against a super cheaty trick deck like that. I could play it, and it does look like fun, but it looks too linear for me. I'll stick to my Walls deck.
Other than that, this deck has been treating me pretty well still. I have been playing it almost exactly one full year now with only a minor change or two. I even spend some gold to finish blinging this deck out as well. I got the cosmetics for every card that has one. It's been great fun.
I do see the mirror match of this deck every few days, and it comes down to who has the larger creatures out first and who goes first.
You can see this does pretty well against the current Historic Quick Play meta. I'll continue to play it until it proves ineffective.
Next are the rest of the stats...
As you can see, I track a lot of stats. Most of this is automated at this point, so I just enter in daily numbers as I play each game.
I typically just play to 4 wins a day, usually early in the morning, and keep my daily quests from cluttering up. I've also continued to play each of the Midweek Magic events as well, though rewards are less useless or exciting now that the FNM@ Home packs rewards are no longer a thing.
I hope you found these stats interesting. I know I always do. You don't realize how much of something you do until you start to track it all. The numbers can be amazing sometimes, even on the most mundane tasks or activities.
I am very much looking forward to the next set, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, as it holds a lot more interest for me in it's art style and themes (Cyberpunk!), creature types (more ninjas!) and other stuff.
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