Best Pro and Streamer Legend Decks from Mean Streets of Gadgetzan (So Far)

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.

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!

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  1. Georgene Mesch
    January 14, 2019 at 1:29 pm

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  2. Gigo
    December 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Is it just me or does Paladin suck big time?

    • GlobalS
      December 6, 2016 at 11:53 pm


    • DougD3345
      December 7, 2016 at 6:06 am

      It didn’t get much help from this expansion but I’ve been playing an anyfin can happen murloc deck and the Paladin AOE and Aldor Peacekeeper keep the aggro decks in check pretty well.

  3. Influx
    December 6, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Sorry but I’m going to have to completely disagree with you. Kazakus is an absolutely insane card because it fits right into an existing archetype of Reno. Of course you wouldn’t run it without Reno because Reno is a super strong card and makes no sense to exclude whatsoever. To your comment that he is too slow, he is such a flexible card and spells can be chosen to adjust to the current state on the board. 1 mama spells can be ridiculous in aggro matchups and 5 or 10 mana can be
    game changing in midrange or control matchups. This is not even mentioning it’s unbelievable synergy with bean bronzebeard which giving 2 spells can sometimes just win the game on its own. Finally, Kazakus is different the Reno and their power levels are hard to compare as they do very different things. However, they combine to make one of the best if not best deck in the game so far in this meta.

  4. Fox
    December 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I see Kazakus as more of a late game hard counter card against primarily Nzoth or other decks that might want to flood the board with big swing turns (like Jade Golem Druid). Turn all your enemy’s minions into sheep + something is very powerful, or even just “do six damage to all enemies” can almost clear a whole Nzoth board, depending on what class you’re against. It may not work the best in every situation but Reno decks are generally designed to handle a variety of scenarios (thus the mind control tech, occasional BGH, etc) and I think that Kazakus has his place when viewed in that regard.

    Like you said, he’s not the driving force behind the deck (like Reno himself or Raza is) but if you’re running a Reno style anyway I think you totally have room for him.

  5. Starfinguer
    December 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    This is my opnion on kazakus please someone say your thoughts:

    After seeing the this much of the expansion I have to say that Kazakus is not that good, in fact I think he is really weak and slow, because the effect that he does isnt good enough to justify putting him on a deck without reno, and thats really sad, I was so excited for this card but he is not as “good” as reno, and by good I mean reno is turn 6 full heal your caracter and kazakus is turn 4 make a spell, pass the next turn if you used the coin or use the one mana spell; and deal some damage on the board on the next turn maybe killing some minions. In conclusion I am relly sad that kazakus dont pay itself like reno I can only rope that next expansion we get a new “reno effect ” to keep kazakus alive. 🙁

    • Leelas
      December 6, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      All the people who have made Rank 1 legend with Kazakus in their Reno decks would beg to differ.

    • Jon
      December 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Thing is with Kazakus, he’s versatile. Any card that can do more than one thing depending on the match-up is worth a deck slot.

      Against Aggro, you can play him turn 4 and guarantee quite a powerful turn 5 play (if you’re desperate) as something like “+7 armor and a 4 damage AoE” is amazing.

      Against Control, you don’t want to play Kazakus on turn 4, you save him for Brann value (most Reno decks should run Brann). Craft 2 different 10 mana spells and you can out-value opponents massively.

      • Blackwolf789
        December 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

        I think he means that after reno and brann cycle out