It adjusts your hidden MMR quickly when you lose or win streak. The "My Collection" button at the bottom of the screen gives a handy way to switch directly to the Collection Manager and back, without having to navigate the main menu. New players tend to do significantly better in Casual,  due to differences in the matchmaking technology see below. Many players in Casual mode are experimenting with novel decks or decks with which they are unfamiliar, since they don't want to risk damaging their Ranked standing while doing so; while players in Ranked are more often using polished decks taken from decklists or well-established archetypes, and especially at higher levels are mostly using decks known to be successful in the current meta. Join in Community portal Community discussion Admin noticeboard. At the end of each season rewards are handed out, and each player's rank is reset to a far lower number.
So, no, you won't necessarily be placed against someone who is also using a basic deck, but if you're at a lower end of the ladder, it's quite possible!
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It offers more experience than Practice mode above level 10, and allows the completion of daily questsas well rewarding players with 10 gold for every 3 victories, up to a maximum of gold per day. Players can also choose between Standard format and Wild format through the icon just above the Casual and Ranked buttons. Hearthstone content and materials are trademarks and copyrights of Blizzard and its licensors. You must be logged in to post a comment. Such variations are not fixed, and may vary by day, time of day, or in relation to calendar or game-related trends. If I use a basic deck in play mode, am I matched to someone else using a basic deck or how is the matchmaking made? For example, a player may play several matches using a control deckduring which time they lose repeatedly to a particular midrange deck currently common in the meta.