Hello Hexers,

It is time to dig into my database once more and see how numbers evolved since last month’s report.

Limited play

In August, there were 3793 draft gauntlets (-57.6%), 5508 evo sealed gauntlets (-63.2%) and 289 sealed gauntlets (-81.0%) completed. August was the second full month since the release of Frostheart, and last month saw the release of Frostheart with a release celebration event, so a sharp drop was to be expected. The relative decrease of gauntlet activity is however bigger than what we saw for the second months of Herofall and Scars of War (April 2017).

Looking more closely into draft data, we find that 754 draft pods fired in August (-50.1%) and 3793 draft gauntlet runs (-57.6%) were completed. On average, 4.9 runs were completed per pod, down from 5.7 the previous month.

Constructed play

In August, 23118 constructed ladder matches were played, down 23.7% from the previous month. An average of 56.8 players signed up for the Arcanum Vault scheduled tournaments (+24.2%), and 57.9 players participated in the FiveShard Weekly tournaments (+4.9%).

The Hex Bash, a brand new constructed tournament was introduced with a regular schedule on every weekend. 122 players signed up for the first ever Bash on August 12th. The following tournaments saw a turnout of respectively 101 and 93 players, for an average of 105.3 players per tournament.

Meta

Ladder

Shards

  1. Blood-Ruby (12.2% decks played, 60.3% win) ▲1
  2. Ruby (11.1% decks played, 60.5% win) ▲4
  3. Diamond-Sapphire (10.5% decks played, 55.7% win) ▲4
  4. Blood-Wild (10.0% decks played, 51.4% win) ▼3
  5. Ruby-Sapphire (7.9% decks played, 48.6% win)

Champions

  1. Ivan Slagpot (11.9% decks played, 61.3% win)
  2. Dreaming Fox (8.8% decks played, 52.2% win)
  3. Papa Goot (6.5% decks played, 47.2% win)
  4. Morgan McBombus (6.2% decks played, 52.6% win)
  5. Takahiro (5.6% decks played, 53.8% win) ▲5

Draft Gauntlet

Shards

  1. Sapphire-Wild (10.6% decks played, 59.4% win)
  2. Blood-Diamond (9.7% decks played, 58.5% win)
  3. Diamond-Ruby (8.5% decks played, 56.1% win) ▲1
  4. Blood-Wild (8.4% decks played, 57.8% win) ▲1
  5. Blood-Sapphire (6.6% decks played, 42.7% win) ▼2

Champions

  1. Puff the Rainbow (14.4% decks played, 58.3% win)
  2. Papa Goot (10.1% decks played, 56.5% win)
  3. Cassia Goldenlight (7.2% decks played, 59.0% win) ▲1
  4. Furiko (5.4% decks played, 57.1% win) ▲5
  5. Yarna of Lost Voices (5.3% decks played, 41.8% win) ▼2

Evo Sealed Gauntlet

Shards

  1. Blood-Diamond (14.2% decks played, 52.5% win)
  2. Sapphire-Wild (13.0% decks played, 52.3% win)
  3. Blood-Sapphire (8.3% decks played, 44.5% win)
  4. Ruby-Wild (8.3% decks played, 47.4% win)
  5. Diamond-Ruby (8.0% decks played, 49.8% win)

Champions

  1. Puff the Rainbow (16.9% decks played, 52.4% win) ▲1
  2. Papa Goot (16.2% decks played, 51.6% win) ▼1
  3. Furiko (10.5% decks played, 55.1% win) ▲1
  4. Yarna of Lost Voices (7.1% decks played, 43.2% win) ▼1
  5. Cassia Goldenlight (5.8% decks played, 50.2% win)

Sealed Gauntlet

Shards

  1. Blood-Diamond (12.3% decks played, 52.7% win)
  2. Sapphire-Wild (8.3% decks played, 50.2% win) ▲4
  3. Blood-Wild (6.5% decks played, 51.0% win) ▲2
  4. Diamond-Ruby (6.3% decks played, 51.8% win) ▼1
  5. Diamond-Sapphire (5.2% decks played, 60.0% win) ▲3

Champions

  1. Papa Goot (11.6% decks played, 53.6% win)
  2. Puff the Rainbow (10.9% decks played, 53.9% win)
  3. Cassia Goldenlight (5.6% decks played, 50.9% win)
  4. Plagueroot the Hollow (4.5% decks played, 51.7% win) ▲5
  5. Swampbutt (4.2% decks played, 37.8% win)

Economics

In August, 141k items were sold on the auction house (-45.4%), for a total of 7.46M platinum traded (-54.4%) and 123M gold traded (-36.1%). 1979 packs were traded for platinum (-61.0%) at an average price of 179p (-1.1%), while 297 packs were traded for gold (-43.4%), at an average price of 38937g (-5.9%). Primal packs sold for 1531p on average (-1.1%), while gold traded at a ratio of 220:1 (-2.7%).

Popular cards

Most traded card (for platinum)

  1. Sapphire Ice (343) ▲1
  2. Runebind (299) ▲4
  3. Spiraling End (277) –
  4. Into the Unknown (263) ▲8
  5. Fever Bloom (250) ▼4
  6. Primordial Sabretooth (249) ▲8
  7. Violet’s Caress (248) ▼2
  8. Frothfang Cackler (248) ▲15
  9. Blood Ice (248) ▼5
  10. Twilight Archon (240) ▲3
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Software engineer, analyst and data enthusiast, Fred runs Hex PvP Tools, providing the community with a valuable tool that collects and aggregates all the data provided by the Hex server API and displays it in a digestable manner.

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