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Video Highlight - Disguised Toast hits Legend with a F2P Deck - Hearthstone

There's hope for us all, after all.

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Heathstone streamer Disguised Toast has just released a new YouTube video which neatly summarises his experience of reaching Legend using a free to play deck.

Unlike other streamers who have attempted and achieved the same feat, he decided to make the experience as close to that of the average player firing up a new account.

Accordingly, the rules were pretty simple:

  • He could not disenchant good cards he opened, just to build one optimised deck.
  • Only cards that genuinely see no play in competitive could be disenchanted.
  • He undertook no Arena runs to boost his starting card collection.

Midrange Hunter proved to be the winning deck archetype, built as it is almost entirely around Common cards. The major exception here is Savannah Highmane.

With a win-rate of 79%, Toast only needed a total of 42 games to climb all the way from Rank 25 to Rank 10.

Why stop there though? With the win-streak system still in his favour, he completed another 42 games to reach Rank 5.

Finally, after another 105 games - and a total of 11 hours - he hit Legend rank, proving that it can still be achieved with even the most restrictive starting conditions. Obviously there's no getting away from the benefit of experience with the game, but it's an impressive feat nevertheless.

Here's the full video:

It's well worth watching the whole thing, as there are not only some good tips for playing the deck in there, but there are also some quite funny moments in there involving (almost) missed lethal damage!

Ever tried a free to play climb to Legend yourself? Let us know how it worked out for you in the comments!

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  • Phoenix4217 #1 5 years ago
    @Bedders, Yeah, me too! DT's version felt more accessible and legitimate than Trump's- but his was cool too!
    Unfortunately, I've never enjoyed aggressive decks too much- I see how far Miracle Priest, Silence Priest, and Control priest will take me when I finish buying the adventures. Also no, I'm not on Facebook.
  • Bedders #2 5 years ago
    @Phoenix4217 Yeah this came up on our Facebook page actually (it might have been you?). Midrange Hunter works particularly well because it's an OK-ish competitive deck and has a very low barrier to entry - as mentioned in the article, you just need to worry about a pair of Savannah Highmanes to be truly competitive.

    As much as I admire Trump, I have to applaud DT for being stricter on the starting conditions, and not going down the Arena grinding route. He can't do much about his innate game knowledge, but it makes me happy to see that you can - in principle - still do this sort of thing.
  • Phoenix4217 #3 5 years ago
    Great video, very inspiring! It does make me wonder, though: could you do it with any deck, or does the aggro like nature of Midrange Hunter help? Perhaps Toast is just a better player than most of us XD