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It’s been a couple weeks since the release of Prince Renathal, but it was not as strong as players were expecting. The class that greatly benefited from Renathal is druid, as Renathal increases the early game survivability. Other decks generally do not work very well with Renathal besides quest priest and quest hunter, because it is hard to find 10 extra cards that synergize well with the deck as a whole.
The best decks in the meta are all empowered by its unique combos. For example: control murloc shaman chaining snowfall guardians and mutanus with repetitive battlecries, druid hard ramping into alignment, big spell mage drawing balinda on curve, etc. In general, any deck with reliable mid game mana cheating / disruption could be a playable or meta deck.
I think in current hearthstone, matchups are not very card specific. That is, there is not really one card that can immediately win a matchup. Instead, whichever deck plays their broken combo first is at the ultimate highground. Also do not craft anything, new expansion is dropping soon, hopefully it will bring some fun interactions to Hearthstone.