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The meta is healthy as far as the number of decks that are playable. The part that makes it feel stale is the types of decks you must play in order to be successful. With OTK (One-Turn-Kill) decks being debatably the most powerful decks in the game, you are limited to playing either hyper-aggressive decks, or combo disrupting cards such as Illucia, Tickatus, or Hecklebot. Unfortunately, Illucia is the only card that can reliably disrupt combos. Playing a control deck without Illucia is a recipe for disaster against combo decks, basically making the matchup unwinnable.
A lot of the decks we have seen in recent weeks are still in those top positions, along with some decks that received a second wind with the mini expansion such as Token Druid, Soul Demon Hunter, and Mozaki OTK Mage. There is an abundance of decks performing well currently, hence the many tier 1 and 2 decks.
Tier 1: February 5 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 2: February 5 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 3: February 5 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 4: February 5 Hearthstone Meta
There are a lot of decks/classes to choose from when it comes to ladder at the moment. I advise you stick to whichever deck counters what you’re running into the most. The tier 1 and 2 decks seem to have the best matchup spread and can typically adapt to many circumstances. The tier 3 and 4 decks are a bit weaker in comparison, but still definitely manage to have a decent win rate if played correctly.