Hearthstone Meta Report – September 3

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 hot spot for other articles written by team members. PLEASE NOTE: All information is based on personal experience + personal statistics gathered through many hours of high-level gameplay.

Meta Overview
Meta has been shaken up again due to the nerfs on Tuesday. Although it was only two cards, Stealer of Souls to 6 mana and Flesh Giant to 10 mana, the meta has again evolved with new decks popularizing. Garrote rogue with field contacts has seen a lot more play in the legend ladder. Some last expansion decks such as rush warrior might see a comeback with the new inclusion of 4 mana watch posts.

Best Decks
Besides the D6 Warlock which was deleted after the nerfs, the other decks such as Shadow Priest, Quest Shaman, Quest Warlock, perhaps Mage and Hunter are all still high tier decks. New Garrote Rogue has decent match-ups against various archetypes started to have a high win rate. For climbers, aggro such as Face Hunter and Shadow Priest or Control such as Quest Shaman or Fel DH are all optimal choices.

Tier 1: September 3 Hearthstone Meta

Tier 2: September 3 Hearthstone Meta

Tier 3: September 3 Hearthstone Meta

Tier 4: August 20 Hearthstone Meta

Closing Thoughts
Meta has entered another unstable state, and there are a lot of new decks rising up. According to blizzard announcements on twitter, there might be another adjustment patch soon with some buffs to certain classes. As of now, try to experiment with different things on ladder and something broken could be discovered. I think the current meta is at a decent state right now, which things to explore in each matchup. Have fun climbing!



I have been playing video games since before most of you were born, starting with Colecovision and an Atari 2600. Before esports were around, I played Rainbow Six 2: Rogue Spear at the highest competitive level. Now a father thrice over, I spend some of my extra time streaming games like Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone and most recently Fortnite.

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