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With the nerfs being out for a week now we have seen a lot of change since the patch. Decks such as OTK DH and Mage who were previously on top have seen a dramatic downfall due to their respective nerfs to Incanter’s Flow and Il’gynoth. To not much surprise we see other decks that were nerfed still being very prevalent in the meta game, decks such as face hunter and quest warlock. With all the nerfs it comes to no one’s surprise that new decks arise. Quest Shaman and Fel Demon Hunter seem like they may become staples of the meta for the foreseeable future.
With the nerfs I’m sure everyone Is curious what the current best decks are. My current contenders for the best decks are handlock (quest warlock) , Shadow Priest, Face Hunter, Quest shaman, and Fel DH. In the current meta these decks all seem to serve a specific purpose. Handlock and Fel Demon Hunter do extremely well against aggro decks, and overall has game against most decks. Quest shaman destroys against all other board based matchups, but struggles elsewise. Lastly Shadow Priest and Face Hunter do very good against decks that are combo, slow decks and seem to hang in their against the entire field excluding quest shaman, and maybe Fel Demon Hunter as that grows in popularity.
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WIth the nerfs being live for about a week now we have seen a healthy change from what the meta previously was. The current meta seems to have a lot of viable options, from combo decks like D6 lock, and Fel DH, to aggro decks like Shadow Priest and Face Hunter. The meta even has unconventional control decks, such as Quest Shaman. The great thing about the current meta is we currently have a lot of viable options, and in my opinion isn’t even the final form of the meta. I fully expect the meta to keep changing as new things are discovered.