Brawl Report: Captain Blackheart's Treasure

The number of games being sent to HSReplay.net keeps increasing. Following our previous Brawl Report, we got a lot more data to play with this time, so we wanted to go into a bit more depth than last time.

The rules of this brawl are simple: - Both players start with a deck of 30x 2/3 vanilla Pirates - Every turn, instead of drawing, players are presented with a “discover” pick, one of Minion/Minion/Spell.

Like before, here is the class matchup table for the brawl. This time, we got over 9000 games! We can immediately see that Warlock, without any good cards to draw from Life Tap, as well as Warrior, stuck without any weapons due to the brawl rules, are both well below 50% winrate.

- DRUID HUNTER MAGE PALADIN PRIEST ROGUE SHAMAN WARLOCK WARRIOR TOTAL
DRUID - 53,9% 48,4% 42,8% 51,0% 52,2% 48,1% 68,8% 57,5% 51,7%
HUNTER 46,1% - 53,0% 38,6% 50,0% 52,6% 48,1% 61,1% 50,3% 49,5%
MAGE 51,6% 47,0% - 47,5% 48,8% 58,6% 47,9% 56,7% 56,5% 51,6%
PALADIN 57,2% 61,4% 52,5% - 55,5% 56,6% 47,6% 66,7% 51,1% 55,6%
PRIEST 49,0% 50,0% 51,2% 44,5% - 53,4% 47,2% 53,2% 61,7% 51,0%
ROGUE 47,8% 47,4% 41,4% 43,4% 46,6% - 42,6% 53,3% 49,0% 45,7%
SHAMAN 51,9% 51,9% 52,1% 52,4% 52,8% 57,4% - 64,3% 53,9% 54,0%
WARLOCK 31,3% 38,9% 43,3% 33,3% 46,8% 46,7% 35,7% - 50,4% 41,0%
WARRIOR 42,5% 49,7% 43,5% 48,9% 38,3% 51,0% 46,1% 49,6% - 45,8%

With nearly ten thousand games available, we had nearly 100k “discover” picks to analyze. We actually found that players preferred the left minion to the middle one. Spells would get picked the most often, more than a third of the time:

Left Middle Right
35% 27% 38%

Finally, we wanted to understand which cards were picked the most and the least.

Tirion Fordring was the all-time favourite of the brawl, picked over 90% of the time. Coldlight Seer was the least picked card of the bunch, only picked 2% of the time. That’s three times less than Magma Rager!

The breakdown summaries, global and class-specific, can be found at the end of this post. The full set of pick counts for each class is available in this gist.

If you like these brawl reports, help us by downloading Hearthstone Deck Tracker! Your games will automatically be uploaded to HSReplay.net and will be used to create more of these types of statistics reports. The Brawl Reports are but the tip of the iceberg of cool things we’re planning to do!

Card Pick Rate
Tirion Fordring 91%
Dr. Boom 85%
Call of the Wild 85%
Confessor Paletress 79%
Firelands Portal 76%
Cabalist’s Tome 74%
Ragnaros the Firelord 74%
Earth Elemental 73%
Savannah Highmane 73%
Nexus-Champion Saraad 73%
Card Pick Rate
Coldlight Seer 2%
Junkbot 2%
Murloc Tidecaller 3%
Grimscale Oracle 3%
Mad Scientist 3%
Ancient Watcher 3%
Warsong Commander 4%
Hungry Crab 4%
Wisp 4%
Angry Chicken 5%

Most / Least picked neutral cards

Card Pick Rate
Dr. Boom 85%
Ragnaros the Firelord 74%
Nexus-Champion Saraad 73%
Sylvanas Windrunner 71%
Cairne Bloodhoof 66%
Card Pick Rate
Coldlight Seer 2%
Junkbot 2%
Murloc Tidecaller 3%
Grimscale Oracle 3%
Mad Scientist 3%

Most / Least picked class cards

DRUID

Card Pick Rate
Druid of the Claw 68%
Ancient of War 67%
Swipe 66%
Fandral Staghelm 65%
Raven Idol 62%
Card Pick Rate
Savagery 8%
Jungle Moonkin 10%
Grove Tender 11%
Wildwalker 17%
Astral Communion 17%

HUNTER

Card Pick Rate
Call of the Wild 85%
Savannah Highmane 73%
Animal Companion 71%
Deadly Shot 64%
Multi-Shot 60%
Card Pick Rate
Starving Buzzard 6%
Metaltooth Leaper 8%
Tracking 9%
Call Pet 9%
Timber Wolf 11%

MAGE

Card Pick Rate
Firelands Portal 76%
Cabalist’s Tome 74%
Unstable Portal 69%
Fireball 63%
Ethereal Conjurer 62%
Card Pick Rate
Shatter 9%
Arcane Intellect 17%
Wee Spellstopper 17%
Ethereal Arcanist 18%
Goblin Blastmage 19%

PALADIN

Card Pick Rate
Tirion Fordring 91%
Ragnaros, Lightlord 73%
Murloc Knight 71%
Silvermoon Portal 62%
Ivory Knight 61%
Card Pick Rate
Anyfin Can Happen 6%
Divine Favor 10%
Eye for an Eye 12%
Vilefin Inquisitor 13%
Holy Wrath 13%

PRIEST

Card Pick Rate
Confessor Paletress 79%
Forbidden Shaping 72%
Velen’s Chosen 66%
Cabal Shadow Priest 62%
Museum Curator 60%
Card Pick Rate
Wyrmrest Agent 6%
Twilight Whelp 6%
Mindgames 8%
Shadowbomber 11%
Purify 11%

ROGUE

Card Pick Rate
Shady Dealer 67%
Xaril, Poisoned Mind 67%
Swashburglar 63%
Dark Iron Skulker 63%
Journey Below 62%
Card Pick Rate
Iron Sensei 9%
Sprint 9%
Gang Up 10%
Conceal 11%
Sinister Strike 12%

SHAMAN

Card Pick Rate
Earth Elemental 73%
Flamewreathed Faceless 71%
Fire Elemental 69%
Tuskarr Totemic 65%
Al’Akir the Windlord 61%
Card Pick Rate
Siltfin Spiritwalker 7%
Totemic Might 8%
Far Sight 11%
Ancestral Knowledge 12%
Dust Devil 12%

WARLOCK

Card Pick Rate
Imp-losion 68%
Bane of Doom 68%
Lord Jaraxxus 67%
Dark Peddler 63%
Imp Gang Boss 59%
Card Pick Rate
Reliquary Seeker 7%
Sense Demons 8%
Darkshire Librarian 13%
Tiny Knight of Evil 13%
Sacrificial Pact 14%

WARRIOR

Card Pick Rate
Malkorok 73%
Grommash Hellscream 72%
Bloodhoof Brave 65%
Obsidian Destroyer 61%
Kor’kron Elite 61%
Card Pick Rate
Warsong Commander 4%
Bolster 9%
Screwjank Clunker 10%
Warbot 11%
Alexstrasza’s Champion 12%

The HSReplay.net team