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With the new expansion just coming out, the meta is bound to change a lot over the next week or so. However, there are some clear front-runners that show a lot of promise. Whether it be a bad class finally having some success, Quest Warlock, or a class that has been good for a while getting stronger, Face Hunter and Handbuff Paladin, there is a lot to discuss. Again, this is the time when the meta is the most volatile and historically fast decks do well early in an expansion because Control Decks aren’t optimized yet, so that needs to be kept in mind. Last thing to note, there are often nerfs close after an expansion to balance out a few decks so this might change the list in the future as well.
The organization of this list is going to be the following.
Tier 1) Strongest Decks Overall
Tier 2) Decks that have good matchups, but not as strong overall
Tier 3) Decks that barely make the cut, but are still playable
Tier 4) Weak, but if mastered can still win games
The decks at the top are the best for climbing with the only one being top tier due to “personal preference” being Questline Warlock because its super fun and strong, but is very hard to play. Overall Tier 2 and Tier 1 should have no problem climbing and a few decks that weren’t mentioned, like Ramp Druid, are not on this list because even though it looks kinda strong there aren’t a lot of matches for data and it didn’t change with the new expansion.
Tier 1: August 6 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 2: August 6 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 3: August 6 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 4: August 6 Hearthstone Meta
Honestly, don’t worry too much or spend a ton of dust this week. The meta will need a little while to settle down and there MIGHT be nerfs at some point so there is no rush. The meta is very fun overall and most of these decks you will enjoy playing, even if you choose something lower tier just to have a good time for now. Have a good time with this new expansion.