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Hearthstone’s recent mini-set Wailing Caverns introduced quite a few powerful neutral cards like Mutanus the Devourer, Archdruid Naralex, and Devouring Ectoplasm. These cards have quickly become staples (necessary) in a multitude of decks, enhancing the already existing archetypes. Despite each class only receiving 3 new cards, Shaman has shifted upwards in the meta dramatically. Wailing Vapor and Primal Dungeoneer have proven to be the draw/elemental engine the class has needed to become viable. All the classes apart from Warlock seem to be performing very well in the meta.
As previously mentioned above, existing archetypes before the mini-set have been enhanced, keeping them at the top of the tier list. There are however a few new additions from Shaman and some decks making a resurgence like Guardian Druid. As decks rise to the top, this inherently moves the decks that counter those up in power level.
Tier 1: June 18 Hearthstone Meta
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The meta encompasses a lot of different classes, yet still feels a bit stale. This is probably because we have seen these archetypes be successful for many months now. I have no idea what I would like to see changed, but there are still games where you can lose as soon as turn 1 or 2, mostly seen by token druid. This is a big problem in a competitive card game that has tournaments with some hefty prize pools.
As we head into this weekend’s Masters Tournament Dalaran, Hearthstone Esports’ had tweeted that there will be no balance changes before the event. I am optimistic that this means they have changes ready and we will see them shortly after the tournament. Please be sure to cheer on our Hype Horizen members DreadEye, McBanterFace, and GamerRVG as they compete in this weekend’s event!