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Hearthstone: How To Get To Legend Rank

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One of the hardest achievements in Hearthstone is hitting Legend, especially if you've never done it before. A new video explains how to tackle the long climb to Rank 0.

In his video, analyst Jotto says that picking the right deck is vital. While he hit Legend with a Rush Hunter, he doesn't just tell you to play that. Instead, you need to find a class that you're comfortable with. Every class is capable of hitting Legend, even if some are harder than others.

He recommends playing a fast deck, though, be it Paladin Aggro or Zoolock or whatever. Slow decks like Control Druid will be much more time-consuming and can be frustrating, especially for newcomers. It could take weeks to hit Legend with a game that relies on high-mana, late-game cards.

Furthermore, picking a deck that someone already used to hit Legend is a must. The reason, Jotto says, is that it gives you confidence. If you know your deck is a winner, getting to Legend will feel much more possible.

Whatever deck you pick, you need to stick with it through your climb. If you keep switching decks, you're going to regress. You're not as experienced with your new deck so you'll do worse with it, and you'll lose familiarity with your original deck.

To track your performance, Jotto says you should use a site like HearthstoneTracker.com. This website runs in the background while you're playing Hearthstone and records data from your matches. It allows you to see your win/loss record, broken down by your class and the class of your opponent. This data lets you identify matchups that give you the most problems.

This data is also a confidence booster: if you know that a class is a poor matchup for you, you'll have lower expectations and be more relaxed in those battles. It will also boost your self-esteem when you encounter a class that you do well against.

If you do lose, you need to keep your head straight. You have to avoid "tilting," or playing recklessly when you're on an unlucky streak. Losing is part of the game; eventually someone's going to beat you with a well-timed card. If you get pissed off, find a way to calm down. Some players take breaks in these situations. In Jotto's case, he keeps playing through a losing streak until he gets a win and then takes a break.

The full video's definitely worth a watch for anyone hoping to hit Legend and score that sweet card back. Jotto emphasizes confidence and mentality instead of trying to sell you on some flavor-of-the-month deck. As a result, the 30-minute video's going to be useful no matter what kind of player you are or what cards get nerfed.
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