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The current meta honestly, for the most part, seems pretty solved. With nerfs being a long time ago now the meta seems almost solved. Even with this being the case we see a wide variety of decks being viable, with some decks like garrote rogue and OTK DH seeming to only have great success in high legend due to the complexity of these decks. Other decks like the aggro druid and face hunter having success at all ranks due to their strength and simplicity.
There are currently 5 decks that I think can be considered all tier 1 decks, that’s a lot more than normal! Let’s start with the obvious ones, Garrote Rogue and OTK DH. These decks have shown to be very popular among high legend players, and for a good reason, they have a very good match-up spread almost being able to win against anything. Then there are 2 aggressive decks in Face Hunter and Aggro Taunt Druid, they just are so efficient and punish anyone with a sub-optimal draw. Lastly, there is Handlock, even with all the nerfs it’s received it just seems to keep rising to the top no matter what.
Tier 1: October 8 Hearthstone Meta
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Currently, the meta has a good mix of high-tier decks with different approaches to the game and I enjoy that. OTK DH and Garrote rogue being combo orientated and being quite complex to the point you can still be learning after 200 games of the deck. Then we have Face Hunter and Aggro Druid which goal is just to kill you fast with early minions, and in hunters, case burns later on. Even with these decks being very very strong I still often see tier 2 decks, and sometimes even tier 3 decks having good success which makes a healthy meta.
With all that being said I am still very much looking forward to the mini-set in the near future – provided it’s not before the next Master’s Tour. The meta has been relatively the same for a bit and I am excited to see what new cards are in store.