We’re getting deeper into the expansion, and some of the best decks from Mean Streets of Gadgetzan are starting to show themselves. It’s still very early in the process, so some of these decks might not stand the test of time, but it’s always fun to get a look at what is doing well on the ladder. Keep in mind that throughout the season many decks will hit rank 1 legend, which is why you will see many of these decks said to have gotten there.
Here’s a list of decks that have reached legend, and some that have even hit the top of the legend ranks!
Best Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Decks
Renolock seems to be one of the big winners early on in the expansion. It’s able to defeat aggro decks, and can combo down control decks. Dirty Rat
is one of the most interesting inclusions in these decks, it was originally thought of as an early game card like Deathlord
. It turns out that it’s really effective at pulling your opponent’s important minions from their hand, which allows you to follow it up with something like a Twisting Nether
. It’s not always going to work out so perfectly, but a very interesting card nonetheless.
Jade Druid is still looking like a strong deck, this is especially the case against control decks. Saiyan grabbed the number 1 spot
with this list briefly only to succumb to some of the more aggressive decks on the ladder shortly afterwards.
Here’s our Jade Druid Deck List Guide!
I hope you didn’t forget about the Shaman class while you were trying new decks! Nalguidan used this deck to beat Saiyan’s Jade Golem Druid, and eventually grab the number 1 legend spot for himself
. Shaman undeniably has some very strong class cards, and when paired with some of the Jade Golem stuff will be hard to stop.
Fibonacci is still relentlessly playing his Control Warrior decks to Legend. He mentioned on Twitter
that the Faceless Manipulator is used to copy 6-drops, 4-drops from Reno decks, and Ysera in Dragon Priest.
Most aggro decks are seeing the inclusion of the Patches the Pirate and Small-Time Buccaneer package. It’s just too powerful in the early game to pass up. I will be interested to see between Warrior or Shaman which will be the top aggro class in the meta.
Reno Kazakus Dragon Priest is strong against early aggro decks like Aggro Pirate Warrior. However, we are starting to see more Renolock and Midrange decks hit the ladder now, so we’ll see how this deck fares in the near future.
Sintolol’s Aggro Pirate Warrior list seems to be the standard for ladder at the moment. He hit rank 1 legend with it
, and it remains a very popular choice right now. The deck is so strong that just about every deck is forced to run Acidic Swamp Ooze
to counter it!