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For this special meta edition meta report, we are featuring Grandmasters week 5 lineups from myself (McBanterFace) and my teammate DreadEye. Note that some of these decks may require significant adjustments after the upcoming balance patch. Still, depending on the specifics of the nerfs, some or all of these decks could continue to perform well.
My lineup for this week could be called the “good decks” lineup. All of these decks have strong matchup spreads and are widely considered to be among the best decks in the current meta. This was by far the most popular lineup in GM this week, with these 4 archetypes being consistently represented in all 3 regions.
DreadEye’s lineup this week stands in contrast to nearly every other GM’s lineup. The lineup is a “target” lineup, with the main intention of being very strong against Quest Warlock, which the large majority of GM’s brought in their own lineups.
Conquest lineups can be approached in a variety of ways, and this week, DreadEye and I took very different approaches. If you are participating in the tournament scene or want to get started, it is always a good idea to experiment with different “types” of lineups. If you are just looking for strong ladder decks, my “good decks” lineup is a good place to look, at least until the balance changes shake up the meta.