On The Horizen – Hearthstone Meta Report July 3
Introduction | Hearthstone Meta Report July 3
Welcome to On the Horizen, your one-stop-shop for everything to know about the current standard meta. The Hearthstone Meta Report is provided by members of the Hype Horizen team. You can expect a detailed report on the meta as a whole and some tips for how to maneuver through it. This will also be a hot spot for other articles written by team members.
PLEASE NOTE: All information is based on personal experience and personal statistics gathered through many hours of high-level game play.
Overview | Hearthstone Meta Report July 3
There are quite a few decks that have proven to be and stay successful since the most recent changes. This makes for a healthy meta but does not imply the element of fun. While there may be a lot of playable decks among most classes, there is still a very stale feeling left in most people’s mouths. This is most likely due to the scarce number of cards currently usable in standard mode.
Scarcity of cards results in diminished room for creativity among decks. leading to the same few cards being played against each other over and over. I firmly believe Blizzard thought the game would not become stale as quickly because of the introduction of the Demon Hunter class.
Unfortunately, it ended up having the inverse effect, mostly due to an overwhelming amount of Demon Hunter being played since its release along with many cards that were clearly too strong.
Demon Hunter | HSReplay.net
The meta is quite diverse, but the limited options for Neutral Heal Cards and cards in general makes it seem otherwise. The top-performing decks in the game do in fact require a lot of skill and planning, along with an overwhelming amount of luck/RNG.
Card games contain elements of luck and probability along with skill, but there are times in the current state of Hearthstone where the luck plays a more significant factor, deciding games and creating circumstances that cannot be played around.
Best Decks | Hearthstone Meta Report July 3
The best decks depend on what rank a player is and what they play against. For example, a player in High Legend may face mostly Warrior and Druid, meaning Priest should be one of the best decks for their meta. I am going to list out the top decks, in my opinion. These decks are the “best” because they have the most favorable matchups and have performed well at the highest of ranks. Just because a deck is in a lower tier does not mean it cannot be successful!
Meta Tier Lists | Hearthstone Meta Report July 3
Tier 1 – Hearthstone Meta Report July
- Tempo/Enrage Warrior
- Galakrond Priest
- Tempo Demon Hunter
Tier 2 – Hearthstone Meta Report July
- Spell/Dragon Hybrid Druid
- Tempo Stealth Rogue
Tier 3 – Hearthstone Meta Report July
- Quest Warlock
- Highlander Mage
- Highlander Hunter
- Highlander Rogue
Tier 4 – Hearthstone Meta Report July
- Highlander Priest
- Zoo Warlock
- Galakrond Control Warlock
- Control Demon Hunter
Closing Thoughts | Hearthstone Meta Report July 3
I passionately believe that any of the decks listed above, if played well, can compete and succeed at any rank. My best advice is to play around your meta and make any adjustments you can to put yourself in a better position against the matchups you struggle with. Do not be afraid to switch decks if your current choice is not working; just be careful to not switch too much.
The game can be crazy nowadays, so always make sure to play to your outs and never give up. There are times when you cannot play around everything and must make a risky play to get that final lethal push. I hope you have found this report useful and wish you all the best on your grind to the top!
Daniel “Dmoney” Brandman