Hello fellow Hexers,

Doombringer has been out for 4 full weeks. It’s time to look at the data again. As we started doing in last month’s report, and because sets are no longer being released at the beginning of a month, the new approach we are going to take for these reports is by looking at periods of 4 weeks (28 days), aligned on the dates sets are released. This time around, let’s have a look at the data for the 28 days period spanning from March 15th to April 12th in Hex. Before we dive into the data, let’s look at the events that happened during that period that could have an effect on general activity.

  • Release of Doombringer, the 9th set in Hex’ history.
  • Release celebration weekend from March 16th to March 19th.
  • Sealed gauntlet matches are now best-of-3.

Most values will have one or two percentage values next to them. When that is the case, those percentages represent the change of that data point for this period compared to:

  • First value: 28 days preceding the current period (from February 16th to March 15th)
  • Second value: 28 days of equivalent age from the previous set (in this case, Dead of Winter, from November 17th 2017 to December 14th 2017)

Limited play

In the current period, there were 6,324 (+86.3%/-30.9%) draft gauntlets, 12,262 (+141.6%/-25.6%) evo sealed gauntlets and 459 (+20.8%/-70.5%) sealed gauntlets completed.

Looking more closely into draft data, we find that 1,230 (+87.8%/-22.5%) draft pods fired, and 6,324 (+86.3%/-30.9%) draft gauntlets runs were completed. On average, 5.0 (+0.0%/-16.7%) runs were completed per pod.

As for the Clash, an average of 111 (+68.2%/-5.9%) players participated.

Overall, while the new set pumped some more life into the limited queues as it’s always the case, Doombringer’s release month saw lower activity than Dead of Winter. The sharp drop in sealed gauntlet queues are likely due to them now being best-of-3, therefore much less efficient at opening lots of packs quickly. Also, this being an odd-numbered set, the release celebration weekend being played only with Doombringer packs did not have that special feeling that even-numbered sets have, since the limited format isn’t any different than during the rest of the set’s life.

Constructed play

In the observed period, 44,875 (-1.1%/-10.1%) constructed ladder matches were played, and the Bash had an average of 73.0 (+25.9%/-3.9%) players. An average of 74.0 (+39.6%/-22.9%) players signed up for the Arcanum Vault scheduled tournaments, and 59 (-9.2%/-14.5%) players participated in the FiveShards Weekly tournaments. Finally, the Fight Night had an average of 64.0 (+20.8%/-34.7%) players, while the Singles Night had an average of 17.0 (+41.7%/-46.9%) players signed up.

The new constructed meta breathed life into the scheduled tournaments, with a relatively significant increase in signups in all but the Arcanum Vault. However, once again, constructed activity has been lower during Doombringer’s launch month than Dead of Winter’s.

Meta

Ladder

Shards

  1. Diamond-Ruby (15.2% decks played, 55.8 win)
  2. Diamond-Wild (10.6% decks played, 58.0 win) ▲1
  3. Blood-Diamond (8.4% decks played, 50.8 win) ▲1
  4. Sapphire-Wild (7.8% decks played, 50.8 win) ▲2
  5. Blood-Wild (7.6% decks played, 40.1 win)
  6. Blood-Sapphire (7.5% decks played, 39.8 win) ▼4
  7. Blood-Ruby (5.0% decks played, 56.5 win) ▲4
  8. Diamond-Sapphire (4.3% decks played, 46.8 win)
  9. Blood (4.0% decks played, 54.4 win) ▼2
  10. Ruby-Sapphire (3.8% decks played, 49.6 win) ▼1

Champions

  1. Cassia Goldenlight (9.7% decks played, 62.4 win)
  2. Lady Avalanche (8.5% decks played, 65.6 win) ▲1
  3. Adoni-Zeddek (6.0% decks played, 47.7 win) ▼1
  4. Blue Sparrow (4.2% decks played, 54.0 win)
  5. Plagueroot the Hollow (3.8% decks played, 40.8 win) ▼1
  6. The Blackberry Knight (3.8% decks played, 56.7 win)
  7. Yarna of Lost Voices (3.3% decks played, 37.0 win) ▼2
  8. Annihilix Ode (3.0% decks played, 44.9 win)
  9. Bar’dak the Butcher (2.9% decks played, 60.0 win) ▼2
  10. Balthasar the Elegist (2.6% decks played, 49.8 win) ▲1

Draft Gauntlet

Shards

  1. Diamond-Sapphire-Wild (10.1% decks played, 64.3 win) ▲16
  2. Blood-Diamond-Wild (6.8% decks played, 53.3 win) ▲11
  3. Blood-Ruby-Wild (6.4% decks played, 54.6 win) ▲17
  4. Blood-Ruby-Sapphire (5.3% decks played, 49.5 win) ▲10
  5. Diamond-Ruby-Wild (4.9% decks played, 53.7 win) ▲11
  6. Diamond-Ruby-Sapphire (4.9% decks played, 53.1 win) ▲5
  7. Blood-Diamond-Ruby (3.9% decks played, 53.0 win) ▲5
  8. Blood-Diamond-Sapphire (3.8% decks played, 53.9 win) ▲11
  9. Ruby-Wild (3.1% decks played, 59.2 win) ▼2
  10. 5-shards (2.9% decks played, 43.8 win) ▲18

Champions

  1. The Blackberry Knight (18.1% decks played, 62.8 win)
  2. The Rabid Rider (16.0% decks played, 53.1 win)
  3. Annihilix Ode (13.2% decks played, 46.8 win)
  4. Chamberlain Agustus (9.1% decks played, 45.6 win)
  5. Obliteron Solis (8.3% decks played, 50.3 win)
  6. Madeline the Flayer (6.6% decks played, 49.8 win)
  7. Mistress Eravyn (4.6% decks played, 44.7 win)
  8. The Shadow of Blightwood (4.5% decks played, 49.4 win)
  9. Wicked Wilda (3.2% decks played, 39.8 win)
  10. Tashi One-Horn (3.0% decks played, 45.6 win)

Evo Sealed Gauntlet

Shards

  1. Diamond-Sapphire-Wild (10.9% decks played, 58.3 win) ▲18
  2. Diamond-Ruby-Wild (10.2% decks played, 50.8 win) ▲9
  3. Blood-Diamond-Ruby (8.0% decks played, 49.5 win) ▲10
  4. Blood-Diamond-Wild (8.0% decks played, 49.7 win) ▲8
  5. Blood-Ruby-Wild (6.8% decks played, 50.1 win) ▲11
  6. Diamond-Ruby-Sapphire (5.9% decks played, 51.0 win) ▲11
  7. 5-shards (5.1% decks played, 42.7 win) ▲14
  8. Blood-Diamond-Sapphire (4.5% decks played, 51.4 win) ▲6
  9. Blood-Ruby-Sapphire (3.7% decks played, 42.8 win) ▲11
  10. Ruby-Sapphire-Wild (3.2% decks played, 56.5 win) ▲8

Champions

  1. Annihilix Ode (19.5% decks played, 49.2 win)
  2. The Blackberry Knight (17.7% decks played, 59.8 win)
  3. The Rabid Rider (15.3% decks played, 52.7 win)
  4. Chamberlain Agustus (12.0% decks played, 49.4 win)
  5. Obliteron Solis (8.0% decks played, 52.1 win)
  6. Ignatius, the Granite King (5.3% decks played, 42.7 win)
  7. Tashi One-Horn (3.0% decks played, 47.8 win)
  8. Madeline the Flayer (2.9% decks played, 45.7 win)
  9. Wicked Wilda (2.6% decks played, 48.7 win)
  10. The Shadow of Blightwood (2.6% decks played, 46.4 win)

Sealed Gauntlet

Shards

  1. Diamond-Sapphire-Wild (6.8% decks played, 57.6 win) ▲21
  2. Blood-Diamond-Wild (6.2% decks played, 53.9 win) ▲10
  3. Diamond-Ruby-Wild (5.4% decks played, 43.7 win) ▲11
  4. Diamond-Ruby-Sapphire (5.4% decks played, 51.5 win) ▲11
  5. Blood-Diamond-Sapphire (4.9% decks played, 50.3 win) ▲8
  6. Blood-Ruby-Wild (4.9% decks played, 55.6 win) ▲13
  7. 5-shards (4.1% decks played, 51.9 win)
  8. Blood-Diamond-Ruby (3.4% decks played, 58.4 win) ▲3
  9. Blood-Ruby-Sapphire (3.2% decks played, 46.0 win) ▲7
  10. Blood-Diamond-Ruby-Wild (2.4% decks played, 45.7 win)

Champions

  1. Annihilix Ode (20.0% decks played, 48.0 win)
  2. Chamberlain Agustus (14.6% decks played, 53.6 win)
  3. The Blackberry Knight (13.5% decks played, 58.2 win)
  4. The Rabid Rider (12.1% decks played, 52.9 win)
  5. Obliteron Solis (11.6% decks played, 51.8 win)
  6. Ignatius, the Granite King (4.7% decks played, 36.4 win)
  7. Madeline the Flayer (4.2% decks played, 49.0 win)
  8. The Shadow of Blightwood (2.8% decks played, 44.3 win)
  9. Tashi One-Horn (2.4% decks played, 41.2 win)
  10. Mistress Eravyn (2.4% decks played, 30.0 win)

Economics

In the observed period, there were a total of 2,199,942 (+4.7%/-3.6%) interactions with the auction house (posts, bids and buyouts) made by 4,229 (+8.9%/-2.0%) unique players. 100,076 (+37.7%/-18.0%) items were sold for platinum on the auction house, for a total of 14,225,167 (+75.5%/-8.1%) platinum traded. Meanwhile, 120,850 (-19.2%/-9.2%) items were sold for gold, for a total of 173,912,796 (-1.8%/-3.1%) gold traded. 4,486 (+134.6%/-8.2%) booster packs were traded for platinum at an average price of 178 (+41.3%/-0.6%), while 265 (+55.0%/-29.7%) booster packs were traded for gold at an average price of 44,455 (+27.4%/+4.7%). Primal packs sold for an average of 1,825 (+32.7%/+6.8%), while gold traded at an average ratio of 250 (-9.1%/+5.0%) gold per 1 platinum.

Auction House

Cards

PvP cards most traded for platinum

  1. Scour the Archives (650)
  2. Rowdy Piper (623)
  3. Brilliant Annihilix (591)
  4. Zomboyz (588)
  5. Remnant of Hatred (549)
  6. Silent Auctioneer (521)
  7. Remnant of Life (482)
  8. Remnant of Innovation (478)
  9. Briny Ray (438)
  10. Dreamsmoke Diva (437)
  11. Remnant of Purpose (418)
  12. Excruciate (397)
  13. Scribe of the Flayed Man (395)
  14. Voice of D’endrrah (380)
  15. Remnant of Ancients (379)
  16. Sugarpuss (360)
  17. Doombringer Kha (347)
  18. Lilygrove Warden (343)
  19. Choir of Lumos (338) ▼13
  20. Chasing the Rainbow (331)

PvP cards most traded for gold

  1. Undying Vow (342)
  2. Blightbark Courier (338)
  3. Root Beer Floater (338)
  4. Root of Cunning (337)
  5. Acolyte of Flame (337) ▼4
  6. Noxious Turn (330)
  7. Root of Conquest (326)
  8. Root of Retribution (315)
  9. Effigy of Nulzann (314) ▼1
  10. Boon Bunch (305)
  11. Glimmer Fox (305)
  12. Root of Innovation (300)
  13. Root of Purpose (300)
  14. Root of Ancients (298)
  15. Root of Instinct (297)
  16. Extract Mind (291)
  17. Root of Savagery (289)
  18. Glaciate (287)
  19. Primal Prism (286) ▲75
  20. Startling Vinetoad (284)

Most valuable PvP cards (platinum)

  1. Tyrannosaurus Hex (2011)
  2. Bride of the Damned (1971) ▼1
  3. Scribe of the Flayed Man (1416)
  4. Eternal Seeker (1368) ▼1
  5. Vampire King (1232) ▼3
  6. Stinkhorn Soup (1169)
  7. Shamrock, The Goldfather (1112) ▼3
  8. Eyes of the Heart (1105) ▲8
  9. Thistle Magus (1004)
  10. Boltwing Phoenix (881) ▲5
  11. Doombringer Kha (873)
  12. Wax Sacrament (855) ▲8
  13. Sugar Rush (848)
  14. Voice of the Ashwood (808) ▲5
  15. Herofall (795) ▼1
  16. High Infinitrix (743) ▲8
  17. Reese the Crustcrawler (738) ▲30
  18. Rune Ear Hierophant (737) ▼11
  19. Cerulean Mirror Knight (733) ▲86
  20. Psychic Ascension (731) ▼10

Most valuable PvP cards (gold)

  1. Bride of the Damned (206729)
  2. Dark Heart of Nulzann (170000) ▲1850
  3. Matriarch of Flames (150000) ▲3
  4. Prince Zakkaz (119600)
  5. Well of Life (109900)
  6. Merry Caravan (104600) ▲156
  7. Wax Sacrament (100001) ▼3
  8. Minion of Yazukan (93800) ▲47
  9. Empress of Ice (90000) ▲1834
  10. Remnant of Ancients (88500)
  11. Remnant of Hatred (78486)
  12. Replicator’s Gambit (71400)
  13. Remnant of Purpose (68834)
  14. Well of Ancients (63000) ▼12
  15. Arbiter of Twilight (62667) ▲1015
  16. Eternal Relic (60000) ▲8
  17. Well of Savagery (58632) ▼6
  18. Brilliant Annihilix (58428)
  19. Hap’ie, the High Hero (58333) ▲25
  20. Dark Desire of Nulzann (58167) ▲63

PvE cards most traded for platinum

  1. Brewed Ambrosia (108)
  2. Spiraling End (91)
  3. Heart of Slaughtergear (89)
  4. Howling Head Hunter (74)
  5. Tormented Puzzle Box (68)
  6. Ardent Recruiter (57) ▲11
  7. Dream Spider (56) ▲4
  8. Phenteo’s Gift (54) ▼2
  9. Cerebral Jack-hat (53) ▲42
  10. Engrossed Bibliophile (48) ▼2
  11. Spectral Acorn (45) ▲3
  12. Soul of the Dragon (45)
  13. Engulfing Cataclyst (45)
  14. Enter the Dream (44) ▲11
  15. Weave the Mystery (43)
  16. Hired Horn Cutthroat (43) ▼15
  17. Sneakblade of the Milky Eye (41) ▲5
  18. Book Smarts (41) ▲27
  19. Contract Killing (39) ▲28
  20. Stampeding Wyldeboar (37) ▼15

PvE cards most traded for gold

  1. Spectral Acorn (1506)
  2. Ankylosaurus (215) ▲46
  3. Scraptooth Mangler (157) ▲10
  4. Adaptatron (156) ▲13
  5. Dire Toad (156) ▲13
  6. Chickatwice (149) ▲8
  7. Giggling Scavenger (148) ▼1
  8. Rite of Denial (143) ▲32
  9. Scraptooth Bouncer (140) ▼5
  10. Dynamo Whistle (124) ▼5
  11. Spirit of Retribution (123) ▲1
  12. Warforged Slayer (111) ▲43
  13. Mystic Squirrel (106) ▼6
  14. Sepulchra Maggot (104) ▲7
  15. Pyreblade Slicer (103) ▲56
  16. Dream Bear (97) ▼14
  17. Darkspire Acolyte (90) ▲43
  18. Containment Sphere (89) ▲39
  19. Dream Spider (87) ▼10
  20. Mawstorm (84) ▲31

Most valuable PvE cards (platinum)

  1. Spectral Oak (5467)
  2. Pod of Shoggoth (2345) ▲6
  3. Succumb To Madness (2336) ▲1
  4. Slaughtergear’s Reaver (1803) ▼1
  5. Slaughtergear’s Replicator (1700) ▼3
  6. Forgotten Triolith (1328)
  7. Scion of Oberon (1246) ▲37
  8. Water Elemental (1066)
  9. Splinterslam (1025) ▲1
  10. Cartomancy (984) ▲9
  11. Optimatron (977) ▼4
  12. Slithering Marauder (970) ▼1
  13. Lady Cassandra (838)
  14. Angel of Foresight (799) ▼5
  15. Shiitake Chef (740) ▼10
  16. Cosmic Flashpaw (727) ▲12
  17. Dread Wight (696) ▲1
  18. The Crowd Roars! (692) ▼4
  19. Feralroot Tracker (675) ▼2
  20. Mindsnatch Raven (648) ▼7

Most valuable PvE cards (gold)

  1. Brewed Ambrosia (125000)
  2. Bishop of Silent Souls (50000)
  3. Engulfing Cataclyst (40000)
  4. Scrapyard Recyclatron (25000)
  5. Wildflame Phoenix (22500) ▲4
  6. Oni Assassin (21000)
  7. Nazhk Scrounger (20000)
  8. Engrossed Bibliophile (18474) ▼1
  9. Thermogenesis (18143)
  10. Sneakblade of the Milky Eye (17666) ▲2
  11. Leeching Burrower (17594) ▼9
  12. Stampeding Wyldeboar (15357) ▼9
  13. Lord Bernard P. Dunthorpe (15000)
  14. Entrath Settlers (15000)
  15. Bitter Dread (14000) ▲114
  16. Freaky Fungus (13546) ▲2
  17. The Engraver (13043)
  18. Xocoy, High Cleric (11478) ▼7
  19. Stormsprite (11450) ▲14
  20. Royal Bloodline (11320) ▼1
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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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Fred,

    Do you think Berry needs to be dealt with in limited. Those win rates are impressive. Also any data on lemrick?

  2. Of course it needs to be dealt with. It’s absurdly op and for me the reason why i don’t play this Limited meta.

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