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Meta Overview by Emerald Boa
The new balance patch is just around the corner and it will most likely bring a lot of changes to the meta. But before it arrives here is a review of the current state of the meta. It appears that Miracle Rogue dropped a lot in win rate since its initial success when the previous patch came out and is now in Tier 3.
The three best decks are quite different in playstile, namely Aggro Druid which focuses on developing wide boards and buffing them, Big Spell Mage that revolves around early control and slowing down the opponent while preparing for late game big spells significantly relying on RNG; and Quest Hunter which aims to complete the quest by controlling opponent’s board while also maintaining some board presence.
This variety in play styles among the best performing decks is generally a desired state in the game.
Here is a tier list of decks in the current meta:
Tier 1: Best decks in current meta, guaranteed playable in legend
Tier 2: Decks to climb the ranks
Tier 3: Can be used for climbing, but consider taking the riskTier 1 (Very good)
Tier 2 (Good)
Tier 3 (Can climb but harder)
Closing thoughts: With the new balance patch coming within a few days the meta is expected to shift up to a point. It is not yet confirmed what changes will be made so it is yet to be determined how the meta will develop after the patch lands.
The current state though seems to show that almost every class has at least one decent or semi-decent deck that can be used for climbing which is a positive thing overall.