This post will no longer be updated! Thanks for staying with us throughout the first week of the Festival of Legends. If you want to find the latest decks, click here – Standard & Wild.
Welcome to the Festival of Legends decks roundup – in this post, we will feature the best-performing early meta builds from pro players & streamers. We’ll try to add decks for all 11 classes, but it’s hard to say whether every single class will be viable. This post will be updated every few hours over the early expansion period (roughly the first 5-6 days). We also generally have compilations of best-performing decks in separate posts – one after ~24 hours and the second one a few days later. So if you want something to base your early crafting decisions on, that would be your best choice (it’s still not a guarantee that those decks will remain viable, but it’s better than nothing).
Festival of Legends is the first expansion of the Year of the Wolf (2023). Since it’s the first expansion of the year, it also comes with Standard & Core Set rotations. It’s always a huge event – this time, a total of 583 cards will become unplayable in Standard. Of course, not every single of them was viable to begin with, but nearly every single meta deck is losing some key cards. Some of them should remain viable, but others will be only playable in Wild now. That should make a room for new archetypes to rise – or maybe for the already existing, but mostly unaffected ones to take top spots. We’ll find out which one is true shortly, but either way, it should be a major shake-up.
If you weren’t with us during the reveal season, you can learn more about the expansion and see all the new cards in our Festival of Legends expansion guide.
Festival of Legends Deck Lists
Once the expansion launches, we give streamers some time to open packs and create the decks, then start posting. During the first couple of days, we aren’t very picky – we have no win rate statistics so early into the set, so we can’t sift through the bad decks. Around Day 3, we generally tend to stop posting everything and focus on high win rate decks or decks that achieved high Legend placements. As meta forms, decks become more refined and it’s getting clear which builds are good and which aren’t.
If this isn’t your first expansion then this is obvious, but be very wary of decks early in the expansion. A deck can be popular one day and then turn out to be really bad the next day. This has happened multiple times in the past, and most likely will happen to at least one or two decks this expansion too. If you are a budget player, we recommend holding off for at least a few days (and preferably until the first balance patch) before committing to crafting anything. Spending Dust on hyped Legendaries on Day 1 is a very common mistake, and can leave you without the means to craft the actual meta Legendaries after everything settles.