Hello dear readers – I haven’t done this in awhile, but here are my stats for the month of September. In case you don’t know, I keep very thorough stats on every match I play (371 this month), and then I put those stats together at the end of the month to tell the story about what happened to me on PTCGO.
The groundrules here, since its been awhile:
- All data is from matches played on the ladder or in events on PTCGO
- All data is from matches played in the Standard format
- The date range is from August 28th – September 29 2018
- When I refer to meta decks, I am specifically identifying the following archetypes:
- Buzzwole Garbodor (possibly Weavile also) Shrine
- Rayquaza Vikavolt
- Zoroark Lycanroc
- Malamar Psychic Toolbox (“Gas Can”)
- Maybe I should also include other decks too, but those are the majority of top finishing archetypes in the month of September.
- I was fifty fifty against non meta decks, but only won 38% against meta
- If I had advantage and was up against non meta, I won 57% of the time
- I only had the advantage 31% of the time
- Opp had advantage 42% of the time
- I faced meta decks only 23% of the time
- If my deck was weak, I still won 38% of the time
- If I had weakness advantage I won 79% of the time
- If you think you’re going up against meta decks, you should run E Hammers!
- However, just on the typical ladder games, E Hammers will be dead cards in half the matches you play. Could be good Trade or Power Draw fodder though.
- Against meta decks that ran SPE, I lost almost two thirds of the games I played.
- My opponents only played hammers (E Hammer, Crushing Hammer, Plumeria, Team Skull Grunt) 11% of the time
- I lost eight of the nine games I played against meta decks that ran hammers
- I faced decks with Psychic Pokemon as their feature attackers more often than any other type.
- Second most common feature Pokemon were Dark.
- This includes multiple types (i.e. Zoroark GX Shiftry GX would be recorded as one count for both Dark and Grass Pokemon).
- If you can put together a deck with Fire and Fighting Pokemon, you will have weakness advantage A LOT!
- Very few decks I face have Water weakness. I’ve actually seen more Lightning weak Pokemon than Water weak.
And here are the most common Pokemon I faced and how often they beat me (minimum 5 matches):
And here is the full list: