Blizzard’s Off-Meta Spotlight Decks #3 – Fatigue Warrior, Elemental Shaman, Big Secret Hunter

Blizzard posted another one of their Off-Meta Spotlight‘s that feature some decks that don’t see a lot of play currently but have done well on the ladder!

One of the greatest joys in Hearthstone is watching players adapt and grow throughout the course of a competitive season. We’re always surprised and inspired by the inventive deck ideas that spring up on the ladder in the face of stiff competition.

Today, we’re highlighting a few of the most imaginative decks that have been performing well at the rank of Legend.

To find these decks, we scoured the rankings for players that did well last week, and picked out some interesting builds from among these top performers. We only selected decks that were played in games at the rank of Legend after the recent balance changes.


“Kicking things off, we have Samerebro from the EU server, who utilized the new “Recruit” mechanic to achieve an impressive 70% win rate with his control-focused Warrior deck. If you can manage to recruit Grommosh Hellscream by attacking with Woecleaver, then follow up with Sudden Genesis and Inner Rage, you’ll be able to deal 31 damage in a single turn!”

“Also showing great success on the EU server is Romchit, who managed to pull off a 67% win rate with this Elemental-themed Shaman deck. Combining cards that put multiple minions into play with Shaman’s ability to replay and upgrade these minions helps to secure solid board control and eventually, victory!”

“Lastly, we have a Hunter deck that has proven successful for several different players. Currently the fifth best deck on the ladder, this arsenal combines Secrets and early control to clear the way for some very dangerous beasts, such as Savannah Highmane, King Krush, or one of Deathstalker Rexxar’s Zombeasts.”

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  1. Alexzon
    February 19, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I played some games with this Recruit Hunter.
    I had success but the “recruit package” is terrible, simply doesn’t work. I usually win the game much earlier than Kathrena.
    I modified the deck a bit, no recruit package and no Rexxar too. Got rank 7 with it. Cool deck to play.

  2. GlosuuLang
    February 17, 2018 at 4:53 am

    The problem with these off-meta decks is that they’re never budget decks. I’d love to ladder with them, I believe the surprise factor makes them have such a huge winrate (opponents mulligan wrong expecting standard decks). However I’m missing 30% of the cards they include, and most of those are epics and legendaries. Shame.

    • Feigenbaum
      February 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      That’s probably the reason they are off-meta. Not only they aren’t budget decks, the usage of some cards are way too specific (elemental shaman ,recruit hunter,recruit warrior) for F2P player like me to craft.