How do you practice new strategies?

I’m curious, when trying out new strategies, would you:

  • practice against AI
  • play against your regular opponents at your regular ELO
  • play on an alt-account
  • I never try out new strategies

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I’m curious because I find that when I try out new strategies on my regular random matches, I very often lose. I’m not sure whether I should mind.
I’m talking about things such as the Persian douche, the Bulgarian M@A rush or the Korean Über-lame (trying to use the improved villager LOS to start laming from the get-go, then transitioning into towers)

Start vs ai to refine then take it to ladder