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It has been just over a week since we saw nerfs to ‘Stealer of Souls’ and ‘Flesh Giant’ (10 mana) and although the meta has settled more since last week, I still feel there is a lot to explore with the freedom of not dying on turn 6 to a control deck. D6 Warlock seems to be as dead as we all expected when we saw the nerfs. Due to this we have seen an increase in play of decks like Quest Shaman, which beats most of the aggressive decks. This means there has been slightly less aggro on ladder which is allowing decks such as Garrote Rogue to flourish. This prospect introduces a sort of ‘paper, scissors, rock’ aspect to the meta, however no matchup feels ‘unwinnable’ which is good. Giant Control Warlock still sees a lot of play and for good reason as it is still one of the premier decks in the current meta.
Shadow Priest continues to be a really good deck. Quest Shaman remains the best way to beat aggressive decks on ladder and the refinement of Garrote Rogue deck building AND play wise keep these 3 decks at the top of the meta along with the tried-and-true Control Giant Warlock. Other decks like Quest Mage, Face/Quest Hunter, Fel Demon Hunter and surprisingly Aggro-Taunt Druid are good decks to climb with on ladder at the moment. But this could all change with the discovery of a meta breaker which I feel is possible.
Tier 1: September 10 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 2: September 10 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 3: September 10 Hearthstone Meta
Tier 4: September 10 Hearthstone Meta
There continues to be a lot of experimentation with new decks after the Stealer of Souls nerf. I’m not the biggest deck builder but am personally enjoying playing in the current meta with new decks that rise up every few days. One of the most enjoyable decks to play right now is definitely Brute Demon Hunter so if you have been a little discouraged or aren’t enjoying the current state of the game, I would recommend trying this deck. If ‘muzzy’ can bring Soul Demon Hunter to Grandmasters and do relatively well then, I’m led to believe there is still room to explore. Speaking of Grandmasters congrats to ‘Dreadeye’ and ‘Mcbanterface’ for their performance last week.