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Although the meta feels dominated by Quest Warlock and Quest Warrior, there is actually a plethora of good meta decks. Every Class has at least 1 playable deck and some have even more. Obviously with the new set coming out in just a few days there isn’t going to be many changes so don’t expect any massive shifts. The only difference is I like basing my list on the average player and not so much on the highest levels of legend because the 2 metas are very different.
Warlock and Warrior continue to be some of the strongest decks in the meta and because of that see a large share of deck play rates. Warrior has shifted to a version with 1 weapon (Whetstone Hatchet) to have increased tempo and Warlock has switched to a more fatigue based build with less Flesh Giants and more draw and a potential OTK.
Face Hunter is the best aggro deck in the game right now after the Aggro Druid nerf which hurt the deck a little more than initially thought. Quest Rogue isn’t “aggro” but it is a fast tempo deck and is also much higher on the list than it was several weeks ago.
The combo decks of Quest Mage and Garrote Rogue are still playable to some extent, but are worse than they were previously and both need more setup. At high levels of play Garrote Rogue is still very strong, but it is SIGNIFICANTLY weaker at lower levels of play.
Tier 1: December 3 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 2: December 3 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 3: November 26 Hearthstone Meta
This meta is pretty boring with the new expansion coming out. While there will be some experimenting I think that people are going to wait until the new expansion to really start shaking things up. That being said, that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with different version of decks on this list or trying different decks all together. There are even more viable decks than the ones I listed and even though I might consider them “Tier 4” that doesn’t mean they can’t win games. Most notable examples of this are Mozaki Mage, Shadow Aggro Priest, Zoolock, and Quest Hunter.
The meta is very polarizing right now with most matchups feeling unwinnable or unloseable from the start of the game. Hopefully the next expansion will change this but for now just know that some matchups will be bad and don’t get too tilted like I do. I wish you all luck on the ladder and stay strong everyone only a few more days until the next expansion.