Hearthstone Meta Report – April 16

Introduction 

Welcome to On the Horizen, your one-stop-shop for everything to know about the current standard meta provided by members of the Hype Horizen team themselves! Every Friday you can expect a detailed report on the meta as a whole and some tips for how to maneuver through it. This will also be a hot spot for other articles written by team members. PLEASE NOTE: All information is based on personal experience + personal statistics gathered through many hours of high-level gameplay.

Meta Overview 

When the Forged in the Barrens meta started to focus entirely on Paladin and Mage, it seemed that playing other classes would be a genuine struggle until changes were made. Luckily, a balance patch was released on April 12th to help diversify the meta and alleviate the complaints made by many players. The meta, previously dominated by No Minion Mage and Libram Secret Paladin has been blown wide open, as players experiment with a variety of different decks and classes. There are some early frontrunners for kings of the meta, but no clear winners yet.

Best Decks

With the aforementioned balance patch, the meta is still shaping up and no deck can confidently be named the best deck, at least for an extended period. For now, the best decks seem to be split across Paladin, Hunter, and Warrior, but other classes are not far behind. Secret Paladin remains strong and perhaps has an edge over the Libram variant due to the Pen Flinger Nerf, Face Hunter looks solid, and Rush Warrior looks strong, as players have returned to playing decks that are more board-focused.

Tier 1: April 16 Hearthstone Meta





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Tier 3: April 16 Hearthstone Meta








Tier 4: April 16 Hearthstone Meta








Closing Thoughts

This meta was in dire need of a shakeup shortly after the expansion dropped, and fortunately, we did not have to wait too long. The game feels refreshed and popular opinion seems to be that the changes have been received very positively, breathing new life into the game and allowing players to experiment with more decks. As time goes on, we will start to see certain decks pull away from the pack, but for now, it’s a perfect time to enjoy experimenting with the decks of your choice.

-McBanterFace

McBanterFace

I'm McBanterFace and I have been playing Hearthstone competitively for several years. I have hit legend every month for the last few years, hit rank 1 legend on multiple occasions, and finished rank 4 legend in the November 2020 season. I most recently competed at Masters Tour Madrid, where i finished with a 6-3 record.

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