CVH’s Stats to Legend: January 2017

There’s always that misconception that only two or three decks can win in a given metagame. Try as I might to write that that simply is not the case in the introduction to BTL’s Meta Snapshots, that concern is echoed by many in relation to the perceived tier one decks by myself and the rest of the snapshot team. To help assuage some of those fears, and because I know many people are interested in stats, I’ve decided to post mine from my grind to Legend in the first four days of this month and go over some of what they might mean. In addition, it’s worth noting that while I didn’t go into the grind planning to do this on purpose, I used none of the tier one decks from the Snapshot – so no Sorcerer, no Scout, and no Aggro or Merric Battlemage.


Between The Lanes Meta Snapshot #4

It’s the beginning of the January season, and with the holiday season behind us, it’s time for the fourth edition of the Between The Lanes Meta Snapshot! Join this month’s snapshot team of CVH, BradfordLee, CoreyMilhouse, and EarthP0w3R as they break down their opinion of the meta to see where your favorite decks stack up to the field.


Hidden Treasures: Orb of Value-mina

cvhFewer things are more exciting for a CCG player than discovering that a card which was widely perceived to be bad has actual potential. However, there are some cards that seem so irredeemably bad that they practically become memes. In this article, we’ll analyze one of one of those cards: Orb of Vaermina. (more…)

Between The Lanes Meta Snapshot #3 (November 2016)

Another season is almost in the books as November draws to a close. With the end of the month comes the third edition of the BTL Meta Snapshot! In this edition,  CVH, BradfordLee, Romanesque, and EarthP0w3R break down the most powerful and popular decks of the current meta into four tiers – read on to see where your favorites made it.

Confessions of a Blackjack Dealer with Harrison5371



As a dealer at a casino, I deal a couple thousand hands of blackjack every week. This does not make me a good blackjack player. A good blackjack player plays hundreds of hands of blackjack a week; I observe several common pitfalls that the “average” or “bad” blackjack player makes. This article is designed with that in mind. It’s not chalked up with a magic pill for becoming a top 20 legend player; however, it’s meant to be seen as a guide to avoid newbie pitfalls. (more…)

CVH’s Guide to Mastering Arena: The Draft

cvhHello everybody, and welcome to my first strategy article dedicated entirely to Arena! Since developing the BTL Arena Tier List months ago, it’s no secret that this site has been focusing on constructed TES: Legends. However, many people have asked me for more insight into Arena and, after continuing to update the tier list and accruing over thirty aced Versus Arenas, I decided now would be a good time to offer some more in-depth tips since I feel as though I’ve developed a solid grasp on the format. In this article, we’ll be diving into the draft portion of Versus Arena!