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Three weeks after the release of the Darkmoon Races mini expansion, the meta has continued to develop. While many of the top tier decks have remained at the top, several new archetypes have emerged as top meta contenders. As the meta has moved quickly, it seems that the games themselves have followed that trend. With several combo and OTK decks prevalent right now, games ending with players still at 5-7 mana is a common occurrence.
While the aforementioned OTK/combo decks remain strong, Ramp Paladin and now Spell Damage Mage have emerged as archetypes that are equally capable of winning games via a blowout in the middle/early turns. There are a variety of viable decks in the current meta and the correct deck choice for you will likely depend on what you are encountering most on ladder.
Tier 1: February 11 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 2: February 11 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 3: February 11 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 4: February 11 Hearthstone Meta
With plenty of viable decks in the current meta and lots of changes coming to the game soon, Hearthstone seems to be in a healthy place right now. I hope that you enjoy experimenting with all your options as you climb ladder.