This Monday, today, the sixth season of the Rock League starts. Normally I write a wrap-up shortly after the end of a season, but decided it might be more useful for new people if I write an primer for each new season, going over the best decks from last season. The fifth season was the first season to include cards from Armies of Myth, which shook up the meta quite a bit.
For those who don’t know anything about the Rock League, a quick explanation: The rock format is a constructed format where players build a 60 card deck (and 15 card reserve) that may only consist of commons and a maximum of four uncommons. This restriction makes the format extremely budget-friendly and also opens up new and different strategies than the standard constructed format. The league is played over the course of four weeks in which players can play anyone (without the need for pairing or waiting for opponents) to accumulate points. If you have not signed up yet, make sure you visit hexrockleague.com
As always, I asked all players who were finishing high in the rankings to share one of their decks with any insight they wanted to give. The winner of the previous season was LordSimplet and he played one of the archetypes that stayed strong throughout the entire season; Ruby Sapphire Dwarfs / Robots. The deck performed really well, but did have some trouble with decks that heavily used flying troops, which ultimately cost him one of the games. The only addition from Armies of Myth is Rootforged Regilia. The reserves include some cards to handle Bunoshi-decks, which were very popular this season. Note that an important addition was also Vandalize in the reserves. This is a key card in the mirror-match, which you most likely will encounter when playing this deck.
LordSimplet Dwarf / Robot
Champion: Bertram Cragraven
If you are more the person who likes to smash face, Smradd’s Wild deck might be more for you though. The deck is all about ramping out the first and second turn and then putting big fatties into play. Because of the nature of the format, huge threats are often hard to deal with and can take over the game very quickly. Besides that a full playset of Wild Aura will ensure that your fatties will not be blocked by pesky rabbits or spirits.
Smradd’s Mono Wild Mightsinger
Champion: Mightsinger Alyndra
24x Wild Shard
One of the great things about the Rock League is that you are not stuck to a single deck. It’s often fun to try out different decks during the league, just like Victory did. One of the decks he tried is below. The deck is a Blood Diamond Control deck, that is build around the Paladin of Necropolis. According to Victory the deck often stays back and just wins with its insane amount of lifedrain and leech-effects. If they manage to kill one of your Paladins, there are five actions to bring him back from the crypt.
Victory’s Gozzog Lifedrain
1x Ivory Pawn
I hope the above decks will inspire you and give you a starting point if you are new. The changes to the health of all champions should shake up the meta a bit and I am very excited to see how it turns out. Thanks to all players who made season five of the Rock League another huge success. I would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes for the prize pool.
Good luck everyone with season six!