In the record turnout for a FiveShards’ tournament, Blood Cup Season 2 had 193 particpants. Coming out of the Cup of Fate, Sapphire decks featuring Reese the Crustcrawler were the expected archetype to beat. The tournament featured ~34% Reese, and ~67% Sapphire Shard in decks. On the flip side, unsurprisingly Wild had another poor showing being in only ~15% of the decks.
|Top Deck Type:||Deck Count:||Deck %:|
|14||Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire||2||1.04%|
|15||Ruby, Sapphire, Wild||2||1.04%|
Those that have keep an close eye on previous deck list data breakdowns, not too many surprises in the cards at the top. Burn and Murder showed up higher than usual at 6th and 8th respectively. Shard of Innovation in the 5th position matches the popularity of Ruby/Sapphire, as well as the dwarf/robot decks featured cards occupying the 14th to 19th spots.
|Top 10 Cards:||Deck Count:||Deck %:|
|3||Reese the Crustcrawler||66||34.20%|
|5||Shard of Innovation||62||32.12%|
|9||Cerulean Mirror Knight||55||28.50%|
|11||Verdict of the Ancient Kings||53||27.46%|
|14||Mastery of Time||42||21.76%|
|17||Construction Plans: Hornet Bot||35||18.13%|
Bertram Cragraven is by far the most popular champion, more than tripling the next champion in line. Dimmid and Zared Venomscorn holding up in 2nd and 3rd place shows the rise of Blood and Diamond. In a slight surprise, Tetzot, Son of Omoc is up in the top ten.
|Top 10 Champions:||Deck Count:||Deck %:|
|4||Poca, The Conflagrater||16||8.29%|
|5||Wyatt the Sapper||16||8.29%|
|6||Tetzot, Son of Omoc||14||7.25%|
|7||Bunoshi the Ruthless||11||5.70%|
|10||Sir Giles Rowan||3||1.55%|
|20||Nin the Shadow||1||0.52%|
|21||One Eye Open||1||0.52%|
|22||Palamedes, The Righteous||1||0.52%|
|23||Daughter of Stars||0||0.00%|
With FiveShards’ Cup Series Season 2 Blood Cup over, this may have been the final major Set 1 and 2 constructed tournament. With the known spoiled cards from Set 3, Armies of Myth, it is not looking like the popular dwarf/robot decks will be a feature in the meta as they were here. We are all looking forward to the next tournament, and where the meta develops from here.