Introduction | October 2 Hearthstone Meta
Welcome to On the Horizen, your one-stop-shop for everything to know about the current standard meta provided by members of the Hype Horizen team themselves! Every Friday, 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 hotspot 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 gameplay. This week is brought to you by Dmoney.
Meta Overview | October 2 Hearthstone Meta
With the recent balance changes nerfing Guardian Animals and Tortollan Pilgrim, we have seen the meta change very slightly. The tortollan change has eliminated turtle mage from the game. The guardian animals change has resulted in druid seeing less play overall and a seemingly lower winrate. Druid still runs the card and is a decent deck but is clearly not at the level it once was, even with such a minor change.
The meta remains basically the same after these changes, with tempo mage and soul Demon Hunter dominating even more. Interestingly enough, the Brawliseum brought a lot of attention to Libroom (librams + animated broomsticks) paladin, a deck that had fallen off quite a bit in popularity. The deck has an extraordinarily strong matchup against soul Demon Hunter along with solid matchups across the board.
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Closing Thoughts | October 2 Hearthstone Meta
The meta has gotten quite stale, but the recent changes have opened some room for other decks to perform well. I have seen a few “new” decks being played more often such as big warrior and totem shaman. I myself have been finding some success with highlander mage. My advice to anyone with those ladder blues it to play whatever deck you genuinely enjoy. Based on what you encounter in your travels, make some adjustments accordingly. YOU never know if you will be the one to come up with the next meta-breaking deck!