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How Many Games Does It Take to Reach Legend With Different Win Rates

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If you have ever wondered how long it would take you to reach Legend on Hearthstone, Redditor sixhigh has created a comprehensive simulator to work out exactly that.


Many people have addressed this question before, which leads to the popular rule of thumb that Rank 5 is halfway to Legend. With the table sixhigh published in the thread about the simulator, you can see that it is a pretty good rule. What is great about this particular simulator is the detailed output. It gives you as much information as you could realistically need to help work out if you have the time and ability to reach Legend. You input your perceived win rate, and it tells you information such as the average number of games needed to reach Legend, and how often you would reach Legend given a maximum number of games. It also includes more mathematical information such as Standard Deviation.

The table sixhigh made is shown below. The numbers are the average number of games you would need to reach Legend from the ranks and win rates given.
 

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The simulator assumes a consistent win rate across all ranks, which isn't exactly true, but it should still provide a very good estimate. It should also become clear that although time is a valuable asset in reaching Legend, getting just a bit better at the game makes the task significantly easier. In general people should strive to get better, rather than to create more time, if they are focussed on climbing to the top of the ladder.
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