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The meta has gotten quite stale over the past few weeks due to no changes or announcements. To many there are obvious cards that need changing, like Boggspine Knuckles and Edwin Van Cleef. Another reason for the decline in motivation to play and rank up is the fact that Blizzard has not yet announced the Masters and Grandmaster’s tournaments/structure for this year. Many GM’s (Grandmaster’s) fear the competitive scene may fall apart for 2021. I feel that this is not the case, Blizzard simply took a bit of time off for the holiday season, causing this delay in announcements.
Regardless of what is to come, I will focus on the current meta that has been heavily populated with Rogue. There have been a few “new” decks to rise up in the meta such as Highlander Paladin and Ramp (Big) Paladin.
The meta changes every day, but the decks that consistently remain at the top are Secret Rogue, Whirlkick Rogue, Evolve Shaman, and a few variations of combo Warrior. OTK (One-turn-kill) Demon Hunter is also a top contender but is a less popular choice. I personally have seen over 50% Rogue in most of my days on ladder. Here are the best decks to ladder with in my opinion:
Tier 1: January 8 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 2: January 8 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 3: January 8 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 4: January 8 Hearthstone Meta
The meta is stale and players may not be trying as hard, so this may be a great opportunity to rank up before possible changes occur and the mini-set drops. There is no official date for the 35 mini-set, but it is estimated to release around 01/19.
The meta may seem solved, but I encourage everyone to make changes to their decks based on what they are playing against on ladder. Some days I play against a lot of evolve shaman, and others none. Counter YOUR meta, and good luck on the climb!