Hi guys! In this thread I want to get people's opinions on a situation/scenario I'm facing. I recently put together a ranked build that's just kind of bad. It can get passable hands on rare occasion, and when it does, it can beat a 1600 if that player stumbles. But on average my positions are weak, my draws are lame. I have little to no counterplay against the popular builds in the upper tiers and my strategy is slow and unreliable. I don't want to get into the specifics of my build yet—I'm still refining it, and will post in the deckbuilding forums at some point—but the thing is: it's incredibly fun to play. Other builds I've run keep me solidly in the 1550-1650 range. From that point, if I play this build, I lose a lot and my rating goes down. Is this tanking? My goal is to eventually be able to play fair matches with other players who aren't running strong builds. The problem, of course, is that if I ever switch back to a strong build, I'll essentially be smurfing. Say my build stabilizes around 1100, and then I return to one of my 3DC, aggro elves, or firestorm hybrid parties—all 1600-land builds—won't I get a lot of easy wins and won't it be kind of unfair? I know I could just play my bad builds in casuals. But then I have to find opponents, and I don't get loot for winning. While I love casual games, especially when I'm playing against some of my buddies from my guild or the forums, I also want to be able to pilot my new build in ranked. Any insight into this issue is welcome. Mostly I'd like help thinking about the implications. Cheers!