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The meta has for the most part been pretty stale for the past few weeks now. Aggro is too fast for control to reliably beat (except at the highest levels of play) and greedy/OTK decks get so much value SO EARLY they can win games as early as turn 7 or 8. This is why these decks (and some midrange paladin decks) have been dominating the meta for so long and its for that reason the meta snapshot is remaining the same for this week.
The best decks this week are the same as before but I moved up Face Hunter. I moved up face hunter because I personally dominated the ladder with it the last few days of the March season and the new card “Blademaster Okami” gives you the ability to play around some important board clears and power plays that would usually hurt Face Hunter a lot.
Tier 1: April 8 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 2: April 8 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 3: April 8 Hearthstone Meta
This meta is Dominated by either heavy aggro/burn decks or super greedy decks. I think there are a few control decks (most notably from Warrior) that CAN stand a chance but ultimately they are tier 2 at best. I think that in the right meta (like at the start of a new season) these control decks could be tier 1, but that’s only if aggro gets a big spike in popularity. It’s just the meta is so fast now and aggro, burn, and greed have such efficient cards there just aren’t that many control cards that keep up with today’s value and speed…
That being said, Hearthstone developers have said they want to bring down the power level of cards and bring the meta back to one that is more board based. If that is the case I think next month will be the start of a new more control and midrange meta we have not seen much in the past several months.