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The current meta is quite polarizing. Kazakusan druid continue to dominate ladder, with its only weakness are aggro decks. However, aggro is not at a solid spot right now due to hyper control decks such as warrior and fel demon hunter, alongside removal tools in druid – Scales of Onyxia. Ladder is filled with greedy decks, with seldom some aggro.
Druid still remains the best archetype in the game, as both Kazakusan and beast version have very consistent ramp and refill, respectively. Burn shaman remains solid as it has an pretty flat out win-rate against the majority of the decks, just struggling a lot against control warrior. Quest rogue, which previously saw a nerf to one of its key cards, SI:7 Smuggler, remains strong as it does well into most greedy decks, such as druid and miracle priest. Aggro is decent into a heavy Kazakusan druid ladder, but does terrible into majority of other decks.
Most of the other decks on this list have a simple strategy, go for pure aggro and rush your opponent down or greed for value with Kaz.
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The nerf to Kazakusan did not really impact the power level of the card as it still continues to dominate. A lot of control decks are unplayable on ladder right now as they lose too often to greedy druids. Aggro decks struggle to check greedy decks off as druids are just too fast right now. The ladder meta is not at a solid spot right now as archetypes are not balanced.