Hearthstone Meta Tier List – The Best Standard Meta Decks (May 2019)

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Our Hearthstone meta tier list ranks the top decks for Rise of Shadows meta. We include the best deck list for each archetype, as well as their winrates against other popular decks. You can also find links to popular versions of particular decks and full deck guides listed for each popular archetype.

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Hearthstone Meta Tier List for May 2019 (Rise of Shadows, Season 62)

  • Update (05/03/19): Updated for the May 2019 season.
  • Update (04/16/19): Rise of Shadows is out for one week, so we’ve decided to update the tier lists for the early meta.
  • Update (02/08/19): Tier List updated for the early meta after the 2nd nerf. It hasn’t fully stabilized yet, so it might need another update before the next expansion.
  • Update (01/11/19): The meta seems to be more or less settled down, so the list was updated.
  • Update (12/27/18): Removed and updated some lists.

Meta Tier List Rankings

If you are curious what the absolute best decks are right now, here’s a list of them below. This list of deck rankings is based off of various sources including Vicious Syndicate, Metastats, and HSreplay. The provided decks are sample lists and aren’t always the only option when building for that particular archetype.

Tier 1 Decks

Tempo Rogue

Tempo Rogue has quickly became the most popular deck in the first days of Rise of Shadows. Archetype didn’t lose any key cards in the rotation – most of its power comes from Basic/Classic sets. If we add a few new tools it got (such as EVIL Miscreant or Waggle Pick), we have a great recipe for a Tier 1 deck.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Control Warrior

Control Warrior is a more classic approach to the archetype than Bomb Warrior. Instead of trying to shuffle damage into the opponent’s deck, it plays a 100% Control game plan and aims to outvalue the enemy. The deck is very slow and lots of the games go to fatigue, but if you were a fan of oldschool Control Warrior, you should love this deck too!

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Bomb Hunter

Bomb Hunter deck isn’t exactly new – its core was released in Boomsday Project, but it turned out to be too weak back then. Right now, however, it’s one of the most dominating meta decks. The deck’s goal is to rush the enemy down by utilizing Magnetize mechanic. After you stick a small Mech to the board, you make it bigger and bigger by Magnetizing more stuff onto it. Goblin Bombs are great Magnetize targets, because opponent doesn’t really want to waste resources to kill them while they’re still 0/2, which is exactly why the deck runs many ways to create them.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrate stats are currently unavailable for this deck at the moment!

Conjurer Mage

Conjurer Mage is a new archetype, but it’s built on a shell of an already existing off-meta “Hand Mage” deck, which utilized Book of Specters to fill the hand and then drop powerful cards like Mountain Giant and Twilight Drake. This deck is similar, but it adds a few new tools – mainly Conjurer's Calling (hence the name). When used on Giant, since there are only two minions that cost 12 mana, it will spawn either another Giant or Grave Horror. If you drop a Turn 4 Giant and then combine Conjurer’s Calling with Khadgar, you end up with four huge minions on the board on Turn 5. That’s the deck’s best case scenario, but even when it doesn’t work, it still has some backup plans (such as Astromancer or the Dragon package).

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrate stats are currently unavailable for this deck at the moment!

Token Druid

While slower Druid have mostly fallen out of the meta due to ramp nerfs (as well as losing lots of powerful cards), Token Druid has climbed to Tier 1 again. Rise of Shadows boosted both the deck’s early game (AcornbearerDreamway Guardians) and late game (Eccentric ScribeThe Forest's Aid), turning Token Druid into a powerhouse throughout the entire match.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Zoo Warlock

Zoo is one of the most oldschool Hearthstone archetypes, and it always finds some way to get into the meta. This time we have a much faster deck that is carried by board flooding, as well as the synergies between Magic Carpet and 1-drops, adding LOTS of mid game tempo. In case you get to the late game and your opponent is still alive, you can drop Arch-Villain Rafaam and turn your whole deck into Legendaries (because it’s better to draw random Legendaries than 1-drops on Turn 8).

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Bomb Warrior

Bomb Warrior is a new archetype that plays a Control shell with multiple cards that shuffle Bombs into opponent’s deck (Clockwork GoblinWrenchcalibur) and a pay-off in a form of Blastmaster Boom. The basic game plan is to remove everything opponent plays while shuffling more and more bombs, until the enemy literally blows up to pieces.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Tier 2 Decks

Mech Paladin

Mech Paladin is an interesting archetype that’s been flying under the radar so far. The deck combines early game Secret package including Mysterious Blade and Sunreaver Spy (which are some of the best 2-drops if you play a Secret on T1) with mid to late game Mech synergies. Since it has covered the early game with Secrets, it doesn’t have to play any small Mechs, which means that Kangor's Endless Army becomes an amazing board flood, with the smallest minion you can resummon being Annoy-o-Module.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Murloc Shaman

Murloc Shaman is one of the strongest Aggro decks in Rise of Shadows. Even a month ago, no one would expect that we’ll be playing Murlocs in Shaman, especially since Unite the Murlocs Quest has just rotated out. But as it turns out, Blizzard has pushed the archetype quite heavily, adding some really powerful cards like Underbelly AnglerSoul of the Murloc and Scargil. The deck can really snowball the game, especially with Shaman’s amazing 5 mana finisher Bloodlust.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Mecha'thun Warrior

Mecha’thun Warrior is the only Mecha'thun deck viable in the current meta (both Druid and Warlock lost their best ways to trigger it). It plays a bit like Control Warrior, but instead of preventing fatigue with Archivist Elysiana and dragging the game, it drops the combo to win the game. The combo is The Boomship, which summons MalygosMecha'thunInner Rage on each of your minions and then Whirlwind. If you have no other cards in your hand (which you obviously shouldn’t have), you win the game. Works great against Control Warriors, who can’t put enough pressure to kill you quickly enough.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrate stats are currently unavailable for this deck at the moment!

Midrange Hunter

Good, old Midrange Hunter. It used to be one of the best meta decks in Rastakhan’s Rumble, and while not as dominating as before, it’s still a solid pick in Rise of Shadows. It’s still built around Beasts with Master's Call. Even though some of the best cards like Dire Mole and Crackling Razormaw are out, the deck has got some new options like Shimmerfly and Hench-Clan Hogsteed. Without Rexxar, some builds decided to use Zul'jin instead by adding Unleash the Beast to get more immediate value out of the Rastakhan’s Hero card.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Big Shaman

Funnily enough, a very similar deck is in game as one of the Deck Recipes from Rise of Shadows. Big Shaman is a deck that tries to control the board in the early and mid game, just to get some really cool shenanigans in the mid to late game. Muckmorpher and Eureka! can get a lot of value in this deck, especially if they turn into/summon one of the big minions, most notably Big Bad Archmage.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Mech Hunter

Hunter was one of the classes with Mech synergies in Boomsday Project, but Blizzard didn’t stop just there. Instead, Rexxar has got a few new, shiny tools in Rise of Shadows. Between a solid 3-drop Ursatron, a “slow at first, but great tempo once it dies” Legendary Oblivitron, and probably the star of entire deck – Nine Lives, which lets you get a 3 mana 7/7 in the late game while adding Mechanical Whelp to your hand. The deck is also another opportunity for Zul'jin to shine after most of the Spell Hunter deck’s has rotated out.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Control Shaman

After being popular briefly on the first day of Rise of Shadows, Control Shaman came back after HCT 2019 World Championship, where it was piloted by Hunterace. Given that he’s the current World Champion now, it’s safe to say that the deck performed well. It’s not the best deck around, but it definitely has potential. Shaman got some really good cards in Rise of Shadows, such as Walking Fountain, which can carry some games by itself.

Overall Archetype Winrates

Winrate stats are currently unavailable for this deck at the moment!

Stonekeep

A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over five years of playing and four years of writing about the game, he has achieved infinite Arena and multiple top 100 Legend climbs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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352 Comments

  1. Kamixxae
    May 19, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Why isn’t Malygos Shaman listed on any tier list? I have an 80% win rate with that deck in ranked, if played correctly it’s completely insane.

  2. Bazillions
    May 16, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Where’s the love for Secret Hunter?

  3. Taznak
    May 3, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Great update, thanks for keeping us up to date with the still-evolving meta!

    Just one question: What happened to Miracle Priest? Priest has the lowest winrate on hsreplay, but having zero good meta decks is pretty sad.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      May 4, 2019 at 3:02 am

      Priest isn’t in a great spot right now. Miracle version shows most promise, but it’s still not a great deck. Or rather, it IS great when it works, but it’s not an incredibly consistent one – you get a lot of terrible hands that you just can’t win with. It’s also pretty difficult, so in the lower ranks it’s a low Tier 3 deck at best. It got briefly popular in high Legend, but mostly because of the novelty – players still didn’t knew exactly what it can do and how to face it. Once they’ve started teching for it, it was no longer that good.

      But it’s basically the story of Priest every rotation. The class has a pretty weak Classic set, which means that it relies heavily on the expansion cards. We just had a lot of the good expansion cards rotate out, and not enough were added in their place yet. I think that it should get better going into 2nd and 3rd expansion of this year. It happened in Year of the Mammoth (Highlander Priest), Year of the Raven (Resurrect Priest) and it will probably happen again once Priest gets more good tools. Of course, the perfect solution would be to fix their Classic set by buffing it a bit, but right now buffing is against Blizzard’s policy for some reason.

      • Taznak
        May 4, 2019 at 4:21 am

        Looking back at Priest’s basic and classic set, it was pretty well suited to a classic value-oriented, control playstyle. Cheap card draw, value generation that didn’t pull you closer to fatigue in Thoughtsteal, and a bunch of cards that wanted to 2-for-1 your opponent, like Shadow Madness and Mind Control (removes an enemy minion & develops one of your own). Even Priest’s Hero Power seemed designed for value, its only advantage over Armor Up being that you could heal your minions to get more and better value trades with them.

        The problem is that there’s been a ton of value power creep since then. The very concept of dealing with 2 of your opponents’ cards with just one of your own becomes a little suspect when the game is full of cards like EVIL Miscreant, Omega Assembly, Book of Specters and Crystalsong Portal that refill your hand very cheaply and efficiently. For the most part, I think that this has been a good thing for Hearthstone, as completely running out of steam because you have no cards in hand isn’t a lot of fun- remember Blizzard pushing no-cards topdeck Hunter, with cards like Brave Archer, Quick Shot and Core Rager? We’re a long ways from those days.

        Priest’s classic set was strong in value but weak in tempo, and as value has cheapened that tempo weakness becomes all the more painful. By contrast, Rogue’s classic set was weak in value but strong in tempo, and with the value power creep, triggering Rogue cards’ combo mechanic becomes easier than ever, Edwin Van Cleef becomes even stronger, and Rogue gets a tier 1 deck with 21/30 cards from the Basic & Classic sets.

        • GlosuuLang
          May 6, 2019 at 2:35 am

          Great analysis and you are totally right. In MTG playing the value-war and getting 2-for-1’s is so important, but in HS there is so much value generation. I recently played a Rogue who very carelessly played all his cards and I had clearly stabilized, with 4 cards in hand and on a sure path to victory. Next turn he topdecks Myra’s Unstable Element and draws enough burn to finish me off. Not saying that MUE is an overpowered card or that this is a typical case scenario (we’ve all lost to lucky topdecks). I’m just saying that it feels completely wrong to get so outvalued by individual cards. It happened with the DK hero cards that pulled value out of thin air. And we still have it today, although not so blatantly, with Discover-like mechanics. And I love Discover, BTW, but not Elysiana/Master’s Call/Omega Assembly types of Discover that packs so much value in just one card.

  4. Apolloboy
    April 17, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Hearthstone manipulates with winrates!
    I’m physic – mathematic and I’m always count my winrate, how could it be few days almost 72% and on third day I get only almost 15 losses straight and after winrate reached 56-57 I start winning again! How could it be possible without manipulating?))
    Have some ideas about this?

    • Chattman69
      April 26, 2019 at 3:52 am

      They sure do. I can be on rank 15 and go to 11 and be almost to 10 and lose back down to 15 with a 80 percent win rate deck. And every player I face has a 11k or 1100 number after there name. It’s like there own employees are playing and can see every card in our deck during a game. I wouldn’t be surprise at this at all since they lose more players than they gain because this game is going to shit

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Have some ideas about this?

      Yeah, it’s called being paranoid 🙂

      But seriously: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

  5. WildRage
    April 16, 2019 at 4:12 am

    So Dragon Paladin hasn’t made it?
    Bummer. Was really looking forward to a good built.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 16, 2019 at 5:05 am

      Dragon Paladin turned out to be much weaker than suspected, There just aren’t enough synergies, and we don’t have anything REALLY powerful that would carry the deck. E.g. if Paladin got some Dragon synergy on the level of Drakonid Operative or Duskbreaker, then it would be an incentive to run Dragons. Right now, the best one we have is a 2 mana 2/2 with DS and Taunt – it’s good, but not good enough (especially since 2 health minions aren’t particularly popular in the early game and it often dies without getting good trades).

      • Goldenpantss
        April 16, 2019 at 8:29 am

        You’re archetype winrates have Even Warlock in them. And don’t have any Warrior types.

        Just saying.

        • Stonekeep - Site Admin
          April 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

          I’ve already said it below:

          The stats are provided by metastats.net and it might take them a while to update for the new Rise of Shadows decks. Don’t pay attention to those for now.

    • OldManSanns
      April 16, 2019 at 10:48 am

      You should still look for one! Isn’t having fun and playing a deck you enjoy more important than an winning an extra 1/10 games?

      • WildRage
        April 16, 2019 at 11:19 am

        Valid point. I probably will.
        It was just a sigh of disappointment.

  6. AryannaLao20
    April 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    “Decks you’ll have a hard time assembling in Specialist format”
    These decklists are good, but I hope players can also get a workaround when playing in Specialist format tournaments. I haven’t watched a game from WCG 2019 Hearthstone (one of the tournaments that uses the new format) that is why I don’t have an idea how they did it.

  7. Stonekeep - Site Admin
    April 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Standard Tier List was just updated for the early Rise of Shadows meta! Let us know what you think.

    And obviously, comments below this one are outdated.

    • Camba
      April 15, 2019 at 6:55 pm

      Token druid appears as the highest tier but the winrates % are calculated against decks from the last year, actually all deck are, that dont make sense or is it an error in the chart?

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        April 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm

        The stats are provided by metastats.net and it might take them a while to update for the new Rise of Shadows decks. Don’t pay attention to those for now.

    • PennFifteen
      April 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks for your time and content mate. Well organized and short and sweet write up is just what we need to get an overall look at the current meta. Always appreciated.

      I’m a dad legend legend boi, so my expertise is lacking but this looks quite accurate.

    • TheMessenJah
      April 16, 2019 at 4:43 am

      The meta seems balanced, at least theres almost a playble from each class!

      ps: cant you creat a new thread in order to get free of the previous comments?? just because it gets to messy.. 😉

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        April 16, 2019 at 5:12 am

        I know, but it’s mostly a SEO thing. Even though we have a lot of dedicated viewers, most of our views still come from random google searches, and we already have this post quite high when you look for the HS meta tier list (and a few other things). Making a new post every time would hurt that.

        Also, I think that reading old comments to see what people thought of previous metas can be quite fun if anything. I’ll ask devs if there’s some way to e.g. black out outdated comments after update so they would be easily distinguishable.

  8. Skysolstice
    April 2, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you for this. I hope you’ll never get tired giving tips about newbies. Btw i’m really hype about WCG for making Hearthstone as their official game titles, i can’t wait for it to start to learn some techniques.

  9. HeavenlyFaucet
    March 26, 2019 at 3:28 am

    That’s the card decks that i want to see on upcoming Hearthstone tournament at WCG. Crazy meta played by pro players? thats all i ask for

  10. HiddenPants
    February 10, 2019 at 3:23 am

    so tired of playing against braindead uncreative unoriginal decks copied directly from this site

  11. ViconiaDeVir
    January 27, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Im a bit sad to see Mage actually not even on Tier 2-Lists anymore. What happened to Mage? In the early days of Hearthstone it was one of the best Classes and a long time it was even on Tier 2, but now? Mage is totally out of the Meta-Decks and the Nerf to Mana-Wyrm was unnecessary. I pray for a Comeback in the new expansion.

  12. Raymond
    January 27, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Thanks for the Odd Paladin add. The Witch Cauldron and Liam make it tier 1 though. This version tier 2?

    And the MechaTuna Warlock deserves a spot I think.

  13. Raymond
    January 8, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Eh… You seem to have forgotten Tier 1 Odd Paladin. Beats every deck on the list except Resurrect Priest and OTK Paladin.

    • Chattman69
      January 8, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Odd Paladin isn’t tier 1 anymore cause of the 5 cost Level Up is now 6 cost which ruins the odd Paladin deck.

      • Raymond
        January 9, 2019 at 12:10 am

        But that is where the Frostwolfes come in. Liam and a Cauldron aswell but adding them depends on the amount of fun you want..

      • jeriyto
        January 9, 2019 at 12:46 am

        it’s still tier 1 after the nerfs.

  14. Donnie
    January 2, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Odd Quest Warrior is tier 1 ? You must be kidding !

    • Ridanculous
      January 2, 2019 at 11:13 pm

      No kidding. After the huge nerf patch that severely weakened huge amounts of armor (Druids), infinite lifegain (Kingsbane Rogue), and infinite swarm (Odd Paladin), odd-taunt (quest) warrior has been performing rather well.

    • Bestija
      January 7, 2019 at 1:34 am

      Even Odd Dragon Warrior have similar winrates.

  15. colt
    December 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Yeah, from the context it seems like he meant to say a deck with no minions

  16. Brenden
    November 7, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Ay
    What about mind blast control priest
    Isn’t it great against odd pally, the no.1 deck

    • Brian
      November 9, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Control priest isn’t really a tier 1/2 deck, it doesn’t handle well early pressure, since it has little removal, so it loses to even/odd paladin, even shaman …

      • Brenden
        November 19, 2018 at 8:11 pm

        well, Wild Pyro and uhhhh
        I guess you’re right

        At least I have 2 accounts

      • Brenden
        December 6, 2018 at 5:54 pm

        Ha its back

  17. Kz
    October 25, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Think you guys are sleeping on even pally. Its back, baby!

  18. Aklam
    October 24, 2018 at 5:20 am

    Hey, surprised to not see Shudderwock sham at least in T2. Same for Taunt Drood. To my mind, Even shaman/lock will the best decks in the next few months but shudderwock is still consistent.

    • bob
      November 8, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Shudderwock probably isn’t on here because the way people use it is practically bug abuse. I’ve had games of ranked disconnect post update even after they shortened animations. Not to mention if you use it you give every one you play against cancer. Can’t wait until it’s removed from standard.

      • Evident
        November 9, 2018 at 8:52 am

        It’s not on here because it doesn’t really belong on here. It’s more of a tier 3 deck.

      • Brenden
        November 19, 2018 at 6:45 pm

        Well, every single shudderwock shaman that I have faced had perfect RNG

        • MnmLTechno
          December 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm

          True story bro 😀

  19. XcQt
    October 22, 2018 at 4:32 am

    There was just a major balance patch and this list got updated 3 weeks ago… I’m sorry but are you guys sleeping or what ? x’D

    • Evident
      October 22, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Do you think the meta resolves over night? It’s been three days since the nerfs, we have to wait until things are settled before making changes.

      • XcQt
        October 23, 2018 at 3:39 am

        Ok ok makes sens, I’m sorry haha 😛

  20. Woolft3
    September 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Why is the decklists on this page different from in the guides?

    • Evident
      October 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

      The deck lists on this list are just examples, they aren’t always going to match the guides.

  21. HonHon
    September 24, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Pls send some guide for odd paladin. I think I don’t play IT right.
    I am ať rank 15 and I can’t get to 14
    Thx

  22. MrStrategy
    September 15, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Is odd warrior better with Elise or with Darius (considering I can only afford one of them for the moment)?

    • Pedro Augusto Alves Nunes
      September 17, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Elise for longer matches and Darius against aggro.

      In my opinion, Darius is not that good. I Used him since Witchwood release and i’m not that impressed. Never had a HUGE Darius because it’s so easy to kill him after your rush turn.

      • MrStrategy
        September 19, 2018 at 6:51 am

        Ok thanks

      • J
        September 25, 2018 at 8:31 pm

        Darius adds tempo, which the deck otherwise lacks. He’s vital in matchups against other control decks because he’s one of very few “threats” that have to be dealt with. Just something to keep in mind if you seek a replacement.

    • Spencer Freeman
      September 28, 2018 at 10:38 am

      elise

    • Kay
      September 28, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Every game is different. One game one card would help better and vice vers. But to make a choice I would go with Elise. Could get huge rng cards from her spell.

    • AlanSmith
      October 23, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      I dont use elise nor Darius. Im 71% wr (>40 games). Rank up from 14 -> 11.

  23. Boomy
    September 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Any deck love for priest?

    • DukeStarswisher
      September 12, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Priest is not meta right now. But I am obsessed with Savjz’s new Big Priest. Look it up if you’re interested!

      • GRim
        October 15, 2018 at 7:22 am

        That deck is not big priest in my opinion. It’s more of a Velen-Malygos otk. It has like 6 minions that cost <5 and not that many big minions

        • DukeStarswisher
          October 15, 2018 at 9:45 am

          it is actually 5/10 minion that are <5. It was originally created as a big priest by Savjz but other names have been adopted since early September including zerek priest, OTK priest etc.

    • Robert
      September 14, 2018 at 2:35 am

      Combo Priest is actually really good in this meta, although it struggles against aggro. You can look for the mech version.

    • Dr. Yap
      September 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Uh why is a ‘WAGGLELOCK deck not up there?!
      toggwaggle with the-soularium
      INSTA destroy 3 cards in your opponents deck! dropa ‘5-5’. AND AND AND force a 5 – mana depletion for your oppenent’s next turn.!!!!

      AND BEST OF YET……make your opponent say to himself, “wtf just happened “as cursor-ing abck and forth between the different card infos consumes the next 10 sec of his [email protected]@@@GET OWNED OPPENENT!
      “WaggleLock”

      “””BOOOOOOOM there goes their Hadronox…..OHHHH DAyum There goes Shittwok! OH MyHEAVINS there Goes his DR SHROOM”””

  24. Pitadeniz
    September 10, 2018 at 6:45 am
  25. HDGenius
    September 7, 2018 at 4:21 am

    It hurts knowing that cubelock will only keep falling on these lists. It was such a good, fun deck, but I don’t see blizzard adding any significant cards to it before most of it’s core cards get rotated out next year.

    • Pears
      September 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      The game is infinitely more fun since the fall of cubelock. It was broken af for a while there.

      • fiveslash
        October 4, 2018 at 7:42 pm

        *laughs in highlander priest*

        • Brenden
          November 6, 2018 at 7:41 am

          Laughs in Pirate Warrior (Though, I wasn’t here when it was dominant)

          • Plastosilch
            November 8, 2018 at 1:15 pm

            *Laughs in Jade Druid*

  26. Zjorritte
    September 4, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Why is Malygos Rogue not on the list? That is a tier 1 deck for sure… Who am I kidding, you insta lose to any aggressive deck. It’s nevertheless a very nice deck to try out.

    • Piterno
      October 17, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Actually if you get lucky and curve out razorpetal weapon backstab elven into kobold and maly evasion vanish vanish kobold prep vial break weapon both razorpetals you can beat out zoo. But yeah, if a neutral heal for fairly cheap gets released that heals for 6 or 8 or something, it’s going in

  27. Suicideboybg
    September 3, 2018 at 5:57 am

    I love secret hunter i reccomend this deck its soo good its not that good againts odd pali but like what can i do if i vet bad draw its hell and how can i get more draw bcs subject 9 its not enough

    • Chattman69
      September 17, 2018 at 7:59 am

      Take out tracking and add two secrets or spells. You lose 4 cards when using two tracking

  28. nico
    August 23, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Add Odd Warrior!

  29. Simon02
    August 20, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Add new
    spietful drudi

  30. SaltyButFun
    August 18, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Why the ones using netdecks are always the worst people? The fun aspect of this game WILL NEVER BE THE MAIN ONE.

    • Forsaken
      August 19, 2018 at 3:43 am

      You are free to make your own deck and try your luck. But dont cry for people who like be always 1 click after you! Meta is meta and if you dont follow dont expect your winrate to be under 50%

      • GenerousY
        August 26, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        Did you read what the guy said? Who COPIES decks will never be a click after anyone, bro. And he doesnt expect to be ahead, just the game to be more fun. Those who copy meta decks never have fun, they are just focusing on winning more. You must be that guy that copy various decks (aggro ones I mean) and even disenchant to build such decks… just to hit legend and comment like you are a good player… hahaha. shame on you!

        • Bjez
          August 28, 2018 at 5:02 pm

          Or maybe, just maybe some people have fun while they are winning. Competing is in some people’s nature. We aren’t judging you for wanting to play wacky, fun decks, so please stop whining if we have fun winning. You can always just concede down to rank 20 if you want to play against bad decks.

          • CD001
            September 3, 2018 at 4:29 am

            “You can always just concede down to rank 20 if you want to play against bad decks.” …

            Already done that in effect as I’ve not played enough standard ladder to keep my rank up … yes you get some bad decks at rank 20 (encountered someone who was obviously seeing how far they could get using nothing but basic cards yesterday) – but more often than not you just get net-decks piloted badly.

            … and me, lulzing about with a Pogo-Rogue.

        • Asher
          September 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

          I guess you could call me a netdecker but I just want a deck that works and does something I like and not have to spend hours tuning a deck. If there was a Druid deck that was tier 0 I wouldn’t touch to save my life because I hate everything Druid stands for.

          • Wolfgang
            October 29, 2018 at 12:53 pm

            You edgelord!

          • Plastosilch
            November 8, 2018 at 1:20 pm

            So much hate. Lmao

          • Mark Fimicevs
            November 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm

            Same, I used to play druid cos token was top tier but it got really boring so I stopped playing and I hate druid wether I’m playing with or against him it’s a really boring no skill class .

  31. bienie
    August 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    A deck to take a look at is odd warrior. Gets you a lot of really close grindy games! Absolutely stomps the aggro decks on ladder and can go toe to toe with many other control decks. It’s only glaring weakness rn is the mecha thun decks since it is super value oriented.

  32. zoli
    August 9, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    plz someone kill me this new expansion makes me wanna quite hs

    • Zach Cole
      August 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      The meta is always super aggressive at the beginning of expansions. It should settle down soon and the better decks will emerge.

    • happyhour10
      August 10, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      I just really hate the control decks; togwaggle druid, any mech’thun, quest priest, big spell mage. I am an aggro player so I’m a bit biased but these matchups just feel unfun. It doesn’t matter if I have an amazing start there will alwayse be answers that I cannot deal with. I’m at rank 3 right now (so I shouldn’t complain that much), but all I see is control and it’s getting really boring.

      • Asher
        August 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

        Did you try bomb hunter it Aggro that has a pretty good chance to beat control

      • Gman
        August 12, 2018 at 5:59 am

        maybe you should quit hearthstone, after all you’re aggro player, right?

        • flegger
          August 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm

          that’s mean

          • xIQUARTIx
            August 18, 2018 at 4:26 pm

            that’s funny tho

        • Jabadu
          August 24, 2018 at 2:23 am

          Are you aware, that not all people keep spending lots of money on this game, to make sure they can play a 10.000 dust deck?
          As for me, I am playing Midrangehunter on the Ladder right now, because there is no way for me to craft a fancy Controldeck. And I am sure that most “Aggro- Players” play these kind of Decks for a similar reason.
          In Addition to that, Aggrodecks are not hurting the game, nor the meta. Ot is people like you, who are to blame for a toxic community!

          • Andyyspm
            August 28, 2018 at 10:13 pm

            I’ve never put money on this game and I have three of those 10000 dust decks…

          • RayneRaven
            August 31, 2018 at 1:51 am

            This is an ultimate bullshit. If you do your quests, taverns etc. You can save up decent dust in no time. Stop saying this game is for P2W . I have most TIER 1 decks crafted and I haven’t spend a single cent. Instead of being crybabies, put some effort into the game and stop babbling arround. Its irritating af.

      • llell
        August 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

        control? no controll decks left in hearthstone, its all about super-ultra-mega-otk combos! (

      • Brenden
        November 6, 2018 at 7:44 am

        Honestly Aggro is more boring.
        You just see them go face over and over again.
        Unless its Zoo, then its infuriating watching every single Zoo Warlock player you face have turn 2 Keleseth
        Or Shudderwock, topdecking healing rain when I’m about to beat it

    • Rickstar
      August 15, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Agreed, the ladder games are cancer, full of druids, warlocks and rogues, all with just sleeper decks that will kill u at a certain stage

    • Skelassassin
      August 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Why? this is one of the best expansions in my opinion and most if not all of 12!! top meta decks are relatively cheap to craft

  33. Kevin
    August 5, 2018 at 7:54 am

    What do you think about combo priest, especially after the new cards come out?

  34. ra1d
    August 3, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    This might be a noob question, but what is the difference between a “ladder” deck and a “meta” deck? I’ve seen both types when searching for decks, but don’t see the difference between the two?

    • nicodiangelo
      August 3, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      All meta decks are ladder decks, but not all ladder decks are meta decks.
      In other words, you can use all ladder decks to climb, but the meta decks are the few at the top who can climb way easier than the other decks.
      For example, Spiteful Priest is still considered a “ladder deck” based on this list (i don’t agree, I don’t think it’s a good ladder deck anymore, but that’s besides the point) while Odd Paladin is a meta deck. You can use both to climb, but since Odd Paladin is a much stronger deck based on the current meta, it’s a meta deck and Spiteful Priest isn’t.

      At least that’s how I understand it.

      • ra1d
        August 3, 2018 at 9:36 pm

        Ohhh ok i see what you mean, yeah I was kinda thinking it was like that but wasn’t sure haha, thanks for the reply yo !

      • jonas
        August 10, 2018 at 6:10 am

        i think ladder decks means decks that is used to climb ladder fast from a low rank and meta decks are the best decks but might be slower to win with like controldecks

    • ElderHunter
      August 29, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      No difference. The meta is the ladder, the ladder is the meta. Meta is just the name given to the current ladder state since the last expansion.

  35. Kevin
    August 2, 2018 at 6:58 am

    is recruit hunter not a decent deck?

    • Kevin
      August 2, 2018 at 11:52 pm

      I mean recruit warrior :/

      • nicodiangelo
        August 3, 2018 at 3:45 pm

        Feels fringe. In my opinion, the reason why a deck like Recruit Hunter is thriving better than Recruit Warrior is for two reasons:

        1) it’s easier to recruit. Hunters just have better tools to recruit their big charge minions than warrior does. The most popular variation of Recruit Hunter runs the Seeping Oozeling / Silver Hand Vanguard combo which is very powerful. Not to mention using Play Dead to safely trigger deathrattles like Oozeling/Recruit/Cube/Kathrena which are a prime and easily achievable win condition.
        In comparison, Warrior’s primary recruit mechanic is Woecleaver. Worst-case scenario your Woecleaver gets destroyed by Harrison/Ooze before you can use all three hits. that’s 8 mana wasted on summoning a minion that probably costs 8 mana (Lich King, Rotface, Grommash, Ysera, Geosculptor are the major cards you wanna recruit with Woecleaver). In addition, Geosculptor/Rotface are prioritized for their random minion summoning effect. While that can easily spiral out of control and win you the game, it’s possible to low-roll bad/useless legendaries and lose the tempo you were trying to gain. The most rng Hunter has to deal with is getting Silver Hand Recruit and Kathrena in hand to make Oozeling useless.

        2) Like I mentioned earlier, Geosculptor/Rotface use spammable random legendaries to win you the game and that’s more rng dependent than Recruit Hunter is. Hunter has better minions to recruit, in my opinion. Devilsaurs, though neutral, aren’t run in warrior so Woecleaver pool of recruits isn’t saturated, thrive in Hunter, and King Krush is devastating to recruit. While Grommash can compare to Krush in terms of “cheating out high damage charge minion” Grommash is dependent on whether you can damage him to trigger his enrage effect. Krush has a raw 8, Grommash has a conditional 10.

        Overall, Recruit Warrior depends on value generation from your recruited minions (Yip, Rotface, Ysera, Lich King are all devastating value engines if unanswered) and that greedy playstyle falls short when compared to Recruit Hunter’s less-rng dependent deck.

        That’s, of course, my opinion, if anyone disagrees or wants to correct me you’re free to do so.

  36. Darkov
    July 22, 2018 at 1:09 am

    You should put in heal zoo ( warlock ) its very good in the current meta imo 🙂 , you can climb very easily on ladder

    • Quasidefault
      July 25, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      No you can’t. Lol. It’s a hot pile of garbage that only wins if you open perfectly. With so much taunt and better aggro on the ladder you just lose. Often. You literally can’t beat druid or shaman assuming they get any heals or board clears at all, and most of the other aggro decks are just better, unless, again, you get the perfect opener.

      • Jake
        July 30, 2018 at 4:45 pm

        You’re joking right? Heal zoo is damn good rn. Easiest legend climb in a while

      • bienie
        August 17, 2018 at 4:49 pm

        Even then its still not a guarantee win. Had a heal zoo pull of an ideal turn 3 with fungal into two ghouls and I still won with odd pally.

  37. Belton
    June 18, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Why do the decks winrate/statistics say the winrate against secret paladin?

  38. Azu
    June 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    ODD PALADIN SUCKS. very boring and predictable deck with no removal, sucks in about everything after rank 5

  39. Sparksacus
    June 13, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    how is shudderwock only tier 3???

    • Sparksacus
      June 13, 2018 at 10:20 pm

      and also how is token tier one and taunt tier two, arent those backwards lol

    • Doomsday2911
      June 27, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      Actually though. SHudderwock shaman in the same tier as mill druid?? Wut?? And the description says that the deck is likely not going to work??? SHudderwock shaman is at least a high tier two, if not a tier one, deck

    • Lynx97
      July 28, 2018 at 7:22 am

      Shudderwock shaman is a deck that requires a high level of skill to play. Players in lower ranks are less experienced and hence the lower win rate. The win rate is proportional to the rank tier.

  40. Never_lucky
    June 4, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    how much better is normal quest warrior compared to odd quest warrior? I want to craft the deck but I’m on a budget and odd is cheaper for me

    • Never_lucky
      June 4, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      Sorry forget I said that, I have all the even cards

    • JIMMY
      June 11, 2018 at 12:51 am

      Much better.

      Odd quest has significant weakness, you lack warpath & blood razor, both extremely great in clearing mass 1/1 mob.
      Warpath allows you to deal 4 dmg to all minion when you’re turn 10 to use your hero power.

      more importantly, you have cornered sentry for regular quest warrior. Gives you that bump in chance to defeat taunt druid. Without it, it’s very hard, especially when you only have maximum 2 AOE with odd quest – brawl & reckless.

      • John
        August 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

        Odd quest has a lot of AOE……. If you run brawl and reckless flurry, you have 4 are cards as well as shield slam for any large minions. Sure, you lack blood razor and warpath, but in exchange you get a hero power that gives you 4 armor rather than 2 and you have a strong anti ago deck. Not advocating for a tier 1 deck, but certainly is a solid deck even against decks that require high amounts of AOE….

  41. Nidhal
    May 28, 2018 at 4:09 am

    This get is good, but not as good as claimed. I come only to rated rank 17 with it.

    • Set
      June 14, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Sounds like a personal problem

  42. Grizzleberry
    May 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Please update the Wild section as well. We’re immensely curious to see more of the most giants meta.

  43. HannkilleR
    May 23, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Update even paladin, please. It is still with “call to arms” which manacost was raised to 5.

  44. Milan
    May 22, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Can you please update this site for the nerfs
    Thanks

  45. Dionsius
    May 16, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Just curious why isnt Control Warlock in the list? It shud at least be tier 2 or 1.

  46. DukeStarswisher
    May 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

    I need a hard counter deck for Even Paladin. Its winrate is ridiculous and I don’t want to play it myself. Any suggestions?

    • Jin
      May 15, 2018 at 8:03 am

      burst mind blast

    • ruski
      May 15, 2018 at 8:12 pm

      taunt druid

    • some guy
      May 18, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Even Pally is being nerfed xd
      It will drop to at least low tier on1

    • kprince
      May 25, 2018 at 4:26 am

      Quest Warrior is an autowin vs Paladins and agros

    • CHiefgeef
      September 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      not many people at all play even paladin , there is one hard counter for ya

      • CHiefgeef
        September 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm

        I NEED TO LOOK AT DATE OF COMMENT BEFORE I REPLy….. I AM an I D E OT

  47. Nico
    April 30, 2018 at 6:37 am

    No one acknowledges the OTK Cube Hunter

    35-2 I’m at
    It’s unreal and no one knows about it

    • WarKing
      May 1, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Dude post the deck recipe I want to see it!!

      • nico
        May 1, 2018 at 3:25 pm

        not sure how to lol, i can tho

        main thing is like Spell hunter,
        with Kathrena Winterwisp, Charged Devilsaur, Witchwood grizzly and Cube and King Krush as only minions

        • Rekcah
          May 3, 2018 at 10:47 am

          Is this with Keleseth or not?

          • hiddenlife
            May 6, 2018 at 9:06 am

            hunter secrets are 2 mana dude

        • GreenGuy
          May 14, 2018 at 8:36 pm

          In the top right corner in the corner of this website, there is a thing that says “Deck Builder”. All you got to do to post it here is not select the private option, and you good. Please do this, as I’m interested to see the list too.

        • Monkeyman
          May 15, 2018 at 10:07 pm

          Just copy your deck then go to the deckbuilder page and paste it in then post the link on a reply?

    • Terrylolol
      May 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      What rank are you at? Is it the Clockwork Automaton + Cube combo? I’ve seen a list like that but it didn’t look practical at all.

      • nico
        May 1, 2018 at 3:36 pm

        nope. read above comment ^^

        • Ab00000
          May 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm

          Going to rank 17 and playing an off meta deck doesn’t somehow make it incredible

    • nott.godd
      May 7, 2018 at 11:54 am

      What?OTK Hunter????

    • Michael cannon
      May 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Please explain

  48. Dzerrick
    April 27, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    You have to add Dinosize to the even paladin deck list, its absolutely insane as a finishet if you are playing against a slow deck as cube for example

  49. WarKing
    April 26, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Can someone send me a guide on how to use CubeLock cause I’m losing a ton with it and I think I’m using it wrong. thx

  50. WarKing
    April 26, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Getting past Rank 13 is soo rough is their any advice that makes it easier?

    • WarKing
      April 26, 2018 at 8:48 am

      I have CubeLock and Spiteful priest and its still insanely hard.

      • Stryder03
        April 27, 2018 at 3:03 pm

        If you are still below a 50% we rate with those two decks, then I suggest to re-read the strategy posts for each and watch some streams featuring those decks for decision making tips.

    • Gign
      July 11, 2018 at 4:44 am

      I run a different varient of a secret aggro mage and it works extremely well against everything but odd paladin and shaman due to board flood and healing rain

  51. QazmoQwerty
    April 24, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Is Odd Rogue not around tier 2? It’s not in this list for some reason.

  52. Never_lucky
    April 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Is Marsh Drake a good replacement for corridor creeper in odd pali? I dusted mine after the Nerf. Also how important is the glass Knight in even pali?

    • Ramonestefano
      April 22, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      Marsh Drake is good stuff. And Glass Knight is not mandatory, but it’s a heck of a pressure.

      • Never_lucky
        April 22, 2018 at 5:04 pm

        Thanks alot, idk if I can do it though cause I don’t have sea giant, avenging wrath, or the knight

        • Bladeofsteel
          April 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm

          I’ve had better luck with equalities than avenging wrath, equality is better versus cubelock. You can run spellbreaker, and an acidic slime ooze over the sea giants and the glass knight and have a better cube winrate.

          • Never_lucky
            April 24, 2018 at 3:53 pm

            Thanks Sam I’ll try it

          • Never_lucky
            April 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm

            So much*

          • Stryder03
            April 27, 2018 at 3:06 pm

            Very true, glass Knight is easy to setup a defile clear for, but eat my weapon on turn 5 and cubelock becomes not fun.

  53. Bidz
    April 21, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Shudderwock shaman…for those who need wins from employed people. That card needs a nerf or to be destroyed. You end up spending after their turns ended sitting waiting for a half hour for the cycle it’s rubbish. Still I know how to destroy them easy now early

    • Quakins
      April 22, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Shudderwock shaman is garbage, man. Notice how it is at the very bottom of their tier list? It’s win rate is absolutely horrendous against almost anything. If you want to do well against slower decks, play quest rogue.

    • JIMMY YAP
      April 22, 2018 at 10:26 pm

      Shudderwock deck aren’t that strong.

      For you to win, all your important battlecries cards MUST be cast out before throwing Shudderwock, and given a large amount of plays, you would have to wait probably a good 15-20 turns before all of them are out.. and you probably have already lost by now.

      They don’t have much cards to stall the game like quest mage.

      If you repeatedly lose with the same deck, perhaps you should change deck.. then again, given you wait for the cycle to end, you should have concede if you know it goes no where, instead of waiting for the whole combo early.

  54. Jonesy978
    April 20, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Murloc Paladin is back too. I have had incredible success with a new version of this deck.

  55. Brb
    April 19, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Quest rogue 60% of winrate, why is not in the list ?

    • Evident
      April 19, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Added now, was in the process of getting this updated. Thanks for the reminder.

      • Brb
        April 19, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        Can you make combo mulligan/combo guide?

  56. WarKing
    April 18, 2018 at 11:45 am

    I tryd half these decks and still cant get passed rank 17!

    • Filigann
      April 18, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      Try Spiteful Priest… It’s just broken

      • WarKing
        April 18, 2018 at 8:10 pm

        LOl dude that’s whet I cant get passed that and odd hunter! lol

        • WarKing
          April 18, 2018 at 8:12 pm

          well Ill try it when I craft it but ill have to get some dust just used it all on cubelock which isn’t much help against anything except paly!

          • Nura
            April 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

            The thing is that you are a bad player thats it

          • WarKing
            April 19, 2018 at 6:37 am

            Nura you need to not say anything if its not nice otherwise you are going to get banned from the sight I’m just saying this so that now you know!

          • tyler
            April 19, 2018 at 10:10 am

            Its def one of the beat decks in the meta rn. Dont decraft it just learn how to play with it. It takes a lot of skill to pilot the deck.

          • Latinu
            April 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm

            Not trying to be rude but I`m rank 2 with cubelock just now reached my peak with it.I get matchups with legendary cubes so I dont see how it is that you can not surpass rank 17.

          • WarKing
            April 19, 2018 at 3:56 pm

            I understand Cube is strong but I’m trying to get down to ate least rank 10 to use it because everytime I get in its against a odd hunter or spitefull priest which wreck me!

          • WarKing
            April 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm

            I don’t care what ppl say about me I’m just saying be careful cause there are ppl who do care and will report you for it!

      • WarKing
        April 19, 2018 at 11:27 am

        well I made spiteful priest its so OP lol thanks for advice!

        • Nura
          April 20, 2018 at 9:49 am

          I hope y know that y are funny…First i dont care about reports 2nd is that you cant accept that you are bad if you cant pass beyond rank 17,so i didnt say anything bad myself its just the truth i see from what you said

          • WarKing
            April 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

            well today I reached rank 5 for the first time because of the advice I received 🙂

          • ZEeoN
            April 28, 2018 at 2:58 pm

            The problem is not that you’re wrong, it’s that you’re a cunt about it. I recently got added as a friend by a player I beat who inflicted 1 damage in total over the whole game only to get lectured how I am lucky and just misplay and whatnot. In a community that has such individuals it doesnt bode well with people when you come onto a page dedicated to learning the game and how to play it only to post „lol m8 u suck at le game l2p bro“. It’s okay to suck at this game. It’s hard to master. It’s never okay to discourage people sharing a hobby.

    • WarKing
      April 20, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Thanks everyone for the advice I am know heading into legend with a win streak of 9!

      • Quakins
        April 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm

        You aren’t very convincing. Spiteful preist currently loses about 70% of the time to the most popular decks in the meta.

        • WarKing
          April 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm

          I’m using it to get to rank 5 then I’m using Cubelock to get to legend if that makes sence. also it could be luck but Ive enjoyed it at least. 🙂

          • Xentus
            June 9, 2018 at 1:17 pm

            You are obviously being a troll. Being stuck on rank 17 for ages and suddenly you are going into Legend rank with a winstreak of 9? There aren’t any winstreaks anymore after rank 5 so that is already BS. You claim you dont care if people say you probably just suck but you are in the same message throwing around with ban talk.

            This is so obviously fake its not even funny anymore. You will never reach Legend rank like this.

          • Xentus
            June 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

            Oh and this is from a player who actually reached Legend and is rank 5-Legend consistently every season.

  57. Al
    April 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Aggro meta ResidentSleeper

  58. Josse
    April 15, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Zoo FeelsBadMan

  59. Forsaken
    April 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    nice update on new decks! when will we have guide for them ?

  60. Harry
    April 14, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Why are there rogue cards in the spell hunter deck? Lol

    • Harry
      April 14, 2018 at 1:58 am

      I mean the odd face hunter deck lol

    • Connorman
      April 14, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Haha seriously, it’s just a rogue aggro deck labeled very incorrectly

  61. WarKing
    April 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    When are these going to be updated for witchwood?

  62. LordFawful
    March 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure this list needs a little updating. I’m pretty sure Combo Priest and Control Warlock are Tier 1, because they are definitely over Zoolock and Spell Hunter in the meta right now. Zoolock hasn’t really been a high-tier deck since the nerfs to Patches and Corridor Creeper, so I’d consider even removing it from the list. If anything, Controllock and Combo Priest are certainly not on the same level as Jade Druid and Token Druid. I would personally place Spiteful Priest and Spell Hunter on Tier 2, and Combo Priest and Control Warlock should be about the same level as Big Priest in Tier 1.

    Also I would remove the Druid decks from the lists, I haven’t seen many of them at all and if anything they are Tier 3. I don’t think Druid qualifies as “meta” at the moment. The only ones I’ve seen recently in matches are actually Quest Druid lists using Cubes, Devilsaur and Deathwing, and I’m pretty sure that’s more of a fun deck than a competitive one.

  63. Coud
    March 3, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    I’m not sure but i thought Rogue kingsbane was a thing. Never imagined Tier 1 but maybe Tier 2 or at least to be mentioned on Rogue’s Deck.

    • Pandamonium
      March 5, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      That’s what I was looking for too. Just opened a Kingsbane heh

      • -Bandit-
        March 7, 2018 at 9:16 am

        Guide list is made about Kingsbane Mill Rogue, but it’s win percentage clearly tell that it’s a fringe deck.

        • J. J. Robuniki
          March 10, 2018 at 9:32 am

          I actually fought one the other day with my Big Spell Mage and was quite impressive to say the least. Granted it milled my Jaina, but the deck seemed consistent enough to be classsified as a Tier 3 deck.

          • Jami
            April 3, 2018 at 7:41 am

            That’s because you were playing Big Spell Mage. The reason why Kingsbane Rogue isn’t even Tier 3 is, because it has a very small win percentage against all the tier 1 decks except for big priest. Cubelock 45%, Zoo 23%, Murlock Pala 12%, Silver hand pala 15%, Secret mage 19%, Spell Hunter 30%. All stats are from HSreplay.

  64. TAbril
    February 19, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Is Silver hand Paladin a thing?
    I like the deck idea, but to what extent is it a tier 1? I played against several (when playing cubelock, warlock control, murloc paladin and tempo mage) and to me it seemed weak… Any feedback from anyone who has used a list of it?

    • LeoAtlantia
      February 23, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Yeah it is. While it struggles a lot against warlocks since their removals are just way too efficient against divine shielded small minions and 3/3s, it has a relatively favourable matchup against murloc paladin and tempo mage at least in my experience. The ability to fill the board instantly even in late games just destroys so many midrange (due to having used all of their removals) and aggro decks (due to their relatively weaker ability to swing the board in late games). The Steward + Stand against darkness combo and then Level up + Stegodon / Sunkeeper + Stegodon is just way too strong since it’s hard to have two removals in hand with early game board presence cards such as Call to arms (except defile of course, which basically counters every play that you can possibly make with most dude paladin decks). Thus, it has to be noted that if you are facing a lot of warlocks on ladder, silverhand paladin is most likely not going to perform very well.

    • Gavin
      March 3, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Silver hand actually has the best win rates against most decks but the only problem it’s nearly I’mpossible to beat warlock with

    • Dezton
      March 30, 2018 at 2:17 am

      I Climbed from rank 15 to rank 4
      With Silver hand paladin
      😉

  65. MarmotMurloc
    January 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Control warlock lower tier than evolve shaman? Say it isn’t so! I don’t put much time into rank farming, but I had no trouble getting to rank 10 using a cube free manipulator free honest control-lock. It requires a decent hand to beat aggro, but it can generally survive to turn 8 and from then on its smooth sailing!
    I think ill post the decklist, one of my friends hit rank 5 with it, so it certainly isn’t awful!

    • rickymuzakki
      February 2, 2018 at 11:31 am

      Hey, what you said is not right. CONTROL warlock and CUBElock are 2 of totally different archetype. You just mentioned that you used CUBElock deck which is the strong meta deck, while CONTROL lock definitely has no carnivourous cube and no doomguard (instead it uses Rin and gnomeferatu to burn enemy deck and counter mill rogue).

      • nobo
        February 4, 2018 at 2:43 pm

        Uh, read his post again mate. He explicitly states that his list is “cube free,” which kinda makes your post moot.

      • Mirza
        February 17, 2018 at 2:15 am

        LMAO read again bro

  66. XAV0K
    January 8, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    As a Face/Midrange Hunter since the awful and disgusting pre-Gadgetzan(for some archetypes) and Gadgetzan days, the only thing I can say about this meta is that it’s extremely, EXTREMELY unbalanced in some aspects.
    As far as gametime for the current meta – you’d be lucky to go past the 5th round which is good to some extent if you wanna save yourself a spot in, but for someone who loves long and strategic plays more than overpowered powerspikes Early game i don’t like this. You can LITERALLY take out your opponent if you get a strong starting hand and control the board(at least for hunters gaining control over the playboard or going directly for a fast takedown is something easily achievable thanks to the agressive cards hunters have), but IF you dare have a lets say 5 crystal, 6 crystal and 8 crystal card and only one 1 or 2 mana crystal card it’s almost a guaranteed loss unless you get lucky and draw cards that you can actually play and hold on till the later round. It’s more quick kill than actual strategy. Bonemare is a tide-turning card giving a massive change in the way the games are going and it’s a) real good b) cheap but when almost every deck is using Bonemare before Blizzard makes a nerf on it it’s a mess to deal with. It’s hard to counter a high health card without spilling you crystals on spells and having none to at least put a low-crystal minion. I really hope the next meta is better, because this is really starting to remind me of the early days of HS where you get pummeled from game-changing cards that are EASILY afforadble.(come on, Bonemare needs a reduction)

    • WildRage
      January 9, 2018 at 12:35 am

      May I assume since you’re playing “Face Hunter” that you’re not a fan of “long, strategic plays”? You see, you contradict yourself by complaining about an aggressive-oriented meta filled with value cards like Bonemare and Corridor Creeper while your own personal playstyle is aggressive-oriented tactics that rely on said cards. To complain about it is vanity since you’re not doing anything about it. Play Cube Warlock. Play Highlander Priest. There are good control-style decks out there that will provide you with longer games and strategic plays.
      I find this meta quite balanced, honestly. Yes, it’s more or less an aggro-fest, but these decks are a far cry from what we used to have. They’re beatable if you know the game and that’s how they should be! I climbed to rank 5 last season and from the looks of it I’ll be doing the same this season as well with Cube Warlock. My matches almost always go past round 10 because I know how to stall against aggro. As for the “strong starting hand” point, that’s true with every card game. You can’t take the rng out of a card game. In my case, a strong starting hand would be a Mountain Giant on turn 4. The majority of my deck tops above 5 crystals and I assure you, I win most of my games without being lucky becayse I practiced enough and learned how to beat these meta decks.
      I don’t think you have the right to complain about the meta being “unbalanced” since you’re making use of these unbalanced aspects.

    • EricxX3
      January 12, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      why are u complaining about aggros when u play hunter???

    • Jack Atlas
      January 22, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      I recently got past round 20 and went on to win against a Control Warlock with my Spell Hunter. Safe to say Hunters aren’t only an aggro deck if you know what you’re doing.

      • WildRage
        January 30, 2018 at 10:42 am

        Face Hunter and Spell Hunter are not the same type of decks. And you did say Face Hunter, so that’s a no point. Face Hunter isn’t just aggro, it’s face. Generally the most auto-piloted genre of gameplay.

    • Netsab612
      February 12, 2018 at 3:55 am

      The real problem is the “free to play” player’s options. As a “free to play” player, I need a looooot of gold. So I need to win 15 games a day+accomplish quest to have ~100gold per day. So I play aggro (best in the meta currently is token druid so I play this one).
      Moreover, aggro decks are the only one affordable. I have 3500 dust, it is not enought to craft any other decks.
      So, we don’t have choice.

      And it is getting worse : adventures like gadgetzan gave you 5 free legendaries. Ice throne gave you 1 or 2 legendaries (a random zombie hero and on more I think, but I’m am not sure). Then kobold and catacomb gave you nothing but a pack.
      I would like to pay but 20 dollars/euros for 30 packs(and it’s a promotion) where average is 1 legendary per 20 packs… Pity timer garantee you a legendary in the 40th pack. So for 20 dollars (the price of a normal cheap video game), you are not even garanteed legendaries. It is totally not worth it ! Only adventures were worth to buy. I don’t understand the current Blizzard policy when they stop selling it…

      My point is, you have to farm hearthstone a long time with aggro decks before being able to get a good control deck. So don’t complain about aggro.
      I just started playing again for 6~7 weeks and farming begin to be really rewarding (I used around 2000 dust+5euros in the starter packs to get an aggro deck running and now, I have almost 3500 dust in bank)

      • AngelusCruor
        February 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

        Where the hell did you get 5 free legendaries from gadtezan?
        I got a few packs, no legendaries. Also, kobold gave you both a weapon AND Marin the fox…. more than frozen throne did… and much more than the few packs of gadtezan, which is all you got. A few packs.
        Additionally to the 2 legendaries in kobolds, everyone got packs too, with the dungeon run quests immediately given out.
        They are honestly doing more now than ever before. Next week theirs going to be a arena-esque tavern brawl that’s supposedly free to enter for your first time, which again, is more than your usual reward of a free pack, guaranteed. Seriously, it gets tiring hearing people complain about how blizzard is always the worst when they are actually doing more now than ever before.
        Oh yeah, and I’m free 2 play also. If you get halfway decent at arena, it stops being hard making decent decks.

  67. WildRage
    January 7, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I’m surprised Cube Warlock is tier 2. I’m no legend player, but I find it pretty easy to beat any of the decks listed on tier 1 provided I don’t get incredibly unlucky. The only match I usually find difficult is Aggro Paladin.

    • WildRage
      January 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Scratch that, Aggro Paladin is one of my easiest matches. For some reason I often lose to Token Druid.

      • Maisha
        January 22, 2018 at 4:25 am

        Which deck are you playing to be going soo good? I’m a noob and need to get out of 18-17 down to 15 (my goal for season).

        • WildRage
          January 30, 2018 at 10:44 am

          I’m playing Cubelock, but I’ve scratched a Spellbreaker and Prince Taldaram for a couple of Tar Creepers. Aggro Paladin is extremely easy dude, think about this: they’re very reliant on Call of Arms which is basically a set up for Defile. And by turn 7 they concede.

  68. Eeley3
    December 31, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Control Warlock?

    • Evident
      December 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

      It’s mentioned in the other best decks section of the list.

      • MrMeme
        February 17, 2018 at 1:11 am

        Could you please update the control lock deck list? I really want to play it but I can’t find any updated versions of the deck

  69. J
    December 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    so…only Aggros can play the game actually? the longest game is over on turn 5…
    1 bad draw or a bad starting hand and you lose the game, this is what i see in this meta

    • rippeR
      January 2, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Yes indeed , last few metas are realy aggro , i realy don’t like that,i realy like to play long games with intersting decks , in this meta it’s almost impossible to play slow dekcs , sad .

      • Jaych
        January 5, 2018 at 1:56 pm

        As a fellow fan of Control-style decks, let me posit this question: which would you rather have? Every game last 4-10 minutes? Or every game last 3/4 of an hour?

        I’m certainly no fan of games that I lose do to a wrong draw. But that’s just how card games work. I’m also not a fan of Hyper-Aggro metas, but at least this is a far cry from the dark days of Gadgetzan.

        • WildRage
          January 8, 2018 at 5:22 am

          I agree with Jaych, that’s exactly what I’d like to point out as well. After going through Aggro Shaman and the old Pirate Warrior, Aggro Paladin and Tempo Rogue seem like opponents I don’t mind facing. I get triggered as much as the next guy at a Keleseth + Shadowstep on the second turn, but both decks are by all means manageable and defeatable.
          May I suggest trying out Cube Warlock? Although a combo deck, it has a lot of control elements and fairs well against both aggro and your occasional Highlanders. If you copy the sample deck on this article, I’d suggest replacing Taldaram and Spellbreaker with double Tar Creeper. Cube Warlock’s “weakness” is aggressive playstyle and Tar Creepers put a much-needed halt to those tactics.

    • Netsab612
      February 12, 2018 at 4:00 am

      To earn 100 gold a day, you need to play short games… That is why everyone play aggro. Plus, aggro decks are half the dust price of a control deck.
      Aggro decks will never stop dominate hearthstone. Even if their win rate would be 40%, it would be better than a 60% control warlock/priest because you would play four 5minutes game in 20minutes instead of one 20 minutes game.

      So complain to Blizzard about this system of reward instead of complaining about the cards. Control decks are great today.

  70. Br14nlol
    December 12, 2017 at 11:00 am

    ONiK meta was diverse af saying that it was the worst meta ever is rediculous. Sure aggro was cancer but there has never been a meta without cancer.

  71. josh
    October 16, 2017 at 8:34 am

    More than 50 % Patches.

    Great, just great. I really hate the Meta

    • HillMan
      October 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

      Better than control meta….20 min long games or even more…And if im right noone liked un goro meta either,or atleast i didnt like it

      • Petreino
        October 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

        Many said it’s one of the best expansions second to old gods. Not the arena part tough.

        • PDinny
          November 1, 2017 at 8:54 am

          Yes, but I think that is mostly it meant the end of the worst meta ever, ONiK. That said, Un’Goro was A LOT better than this autopilot-deckfest where Keleseth, Scalebane and Bonemare on curve win far more games than actual skill ever would.

          • Perry Manson
            November 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm

            oh come on, Kelseth, scalebane and bonemare are strong cards but are fair cards. You prefer the old jade? i play tempo rogue since the water rogue in Gadgetzan, i’m happy that now is a popular deck, i think the meta is balanced. Yeah is frustrating when the double shadowstep kelseth happens but you know what? is also frustrating leave the opponent at 5 and watch it gaining 25 with razakus priest. Is also frustrating have the board freezed for 6 consecutive turns. where is the skill there? where is the skill in the big priest? aggressive decks in this meta are strong, but don’t say that are unskilled decks, you need to know how run tempo and midrange decks, expecially in a meta full of anti aggro cards like dragonfire potion and spreading plague.

          • Lingon
            December 1, 2017 at 8:06 am

            The truth is, Playing Razakus priest require lots of strategies to survive the early game, and its a goal to rush control decks down with aggresive/ tempo plays which also requires skill and knowledge of playing around specific counters. Like people keeps scalebane on starting hand if they face against priest, and SI if they’re going second and so on. So why i’m trying to say is that every deck you play has to do with your card choice, and decisions you made in the play.

          • WildRage
            January 8, 2018 at 5:26 am

            Well…there were decks that recquired no skill at all. Today’s aggro decks are “fair” in a sense, but let’s go down to memory lane and remember Aggro Shaman and the old Pirate Warrior. I don’t think I need to convince you guys, but those decks were true “autopilots”.

      • Pandamonium
        January 26, 2018 at 5:58 pm

        Un’goro was my favorite and I’ve played through them all.

    • WildRage
      January 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

      And although an unpopular opinion, I don’t think Exodia Mage recquires much skill either. Someone put it quite well by saying “it’s like solitaire”, you just stall in ridicoulus fashion and if you get to draw the cards you need you win. Your opponent’s life is insignificant and their plays are close to to it too.

      • ???
        April 19, 2018 at 4:28 am

        Exodia Mage is pretty difficult to play tbh. You really need to manage how much damage you can afford to take and the amount of resources you have. aggro can easily beat it out which is why it’s hardly playable in today’s meta but managed to get tier 3 during K&C’s Control Warlock/Priest meta. even during K&C, Rank <10 it was pretty good since not many knew how to play correctly against and just spammed their hand down on the board but after that it gets difficult to climb with it.

  72. MrMeme
    October 8, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Where is control DK mage?

  73. Joopiter
    October 6, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Can we get this post among featured ones? It is updated but hard to find 🙂

  74. Mosab
    September 30, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I was wondering about elemental shaman, it saw some play on the release of ungoro, and even more when quest rogue, its main counter got nerfed, and jade spirit became an elemental to further support the jade/elemental , so my question is why is it not seeing any play now? even after the nerfs to aggro i’m surprised no one has tried it.

  75. SM0kE
    September 26, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    When are you gonna be able to do the full guide list for aggro tempo rogue? Looking forward to it.

  76. Wintermut3
    September 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Good job on the post nerf, I would say based on my experience with ranks 10-5 post meta, you are spot on about Evolve Token being top, as that is the one deck–no matter which deck I try: ‘meta’ deck, or something off meta I am testing–that is very consistent to lose to. When I play Jade Druid, to test what exactly–if any–effect the nerf has, again… it is Evolve Token(ETS) Shaman that gives me trouble. I was playing ETS previous to the nerf, but have not since… I am rebuilding to test again… Thank you for the update

  77. Hurry up
    September 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Hurry up with the updates alreay.

    • Dez
      September 21, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      AGREED!

      • Evident
        September 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm

        I just updated it, it’s pretty hard to know the meta like two days after nerfs!

        • Hurry up
          September 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

          Thats true i am just excited for a new meta deck and see how the tier 1 decks adapt

  78. Skooks
    June 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I have a rather big issue with this metagame, playing the wrong decks obviously (renolock, n’zoth priest, control warrior) but i haven’t had issues with these decks in this metagame so far. I managed to get past rank 10 easily but for the past 2 days i’ve been stuck in rank 13 in constant win for lose gameplay. So all im asking is that if it is still possible to get to rank 5 for an example with renolock or the other decks i play with (can’t afford any metagame decks).

    • Arcana
      June 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Renolock is MORE than capable! Check out some of the nzoth renolock lists. I’m currently rank 122 legend with renolock and I’ve played it all season.

    • grill
      August 21, 2017 at 2:57 am

      dude, if u passed rank 10 u cant get back to rank 13 wtf

      • dan
        September 1, 2017 at 6:48 am

        I think you can not read.

        • donuts
          September 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

          no because OP said managed when he should have said manage. That’s what caused the misunderstanding.

    • DairyLegends
      September 19, 2017 at 7:23 am

      After spending hundreds of dollars and way too much time, I have yet to even reach rank 15. I cant even dream about dreaming about reaching rank 5.

      • ToTooTwoTu2Pac
        September 27, 2017 at 3:12 pm

        You know, sometimes, you require both money AND skill in order to succeed. So…take that as you will.

      • Yo
        September 30, 2017 at 3:48 am

        I’m rank 15 with a midrange murloc paladin, my only problem is that i don’t have any legendary minions for it(Finja, Tirion etc.) But it still works good. You just need to find whats best for you and learn to use it properly.

      • Kcj
        October 2, 2017 at 4:54 pm

        I’m ftp reached ranked 8 with jackiechans control lock… Really cheap, I’m sure I Couldve gotten a few more but stoped playing for that month..
        In other words, money is not needed, just do research and find a deck you enjoy playing 🙂

      • Blue
        December 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm

        The best advice I can give you is to find the archetype that fits you best. I just got in to hearthstone and I’m currently rank 9, which is by no means the best, but I have played a few card games over the years and I almost always start out playing really hard control. People are saying that you can only play aggro in the meta, but that’s not true, agrro just always does really well at the beginning of an expansion because people have to figure out how to handle the onslaught. I’ve been climbing the ladder with a control dragon priest that’s not even on the deck tier list and it has around. 75% win rate. Study the other decks, learn the cards they run, and adjust your strategy to handle that. Good luck, I hope things turn up for you.

      • Yohuu
        January 31, 2018 at 6:27 am

        I started two month ago and I’m rank five now with a version of face hunter that has only patches, which was my first legendary.

  79. TomFOng
    May 19, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Warlock this expansion is suck,, wish there next will be BETTER. still loved renolock right now

    • Ricky
      May 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      any tip to climb rank 3-4 to legend? im stuck help

      • Govid
        June 1, 2017 at 8:56 am

        Me too. I reached Rank 2 but I stuck between 3-4 usually. Any help to climb to Legend?

      • jerald
        June 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

        you have to find the right deck to counter the meta at the time u are playing. use aggro druid / mid range pally / quest warrior. once you get it right, you will start win streaking.

        • Govid
          June 1, 2017 at 10:47 am

          I have 5 competitives decks
          Pirate Warrior
          Secret Mage
          Jade Druid
          Quest Rogue
          Mid-range Hunter
          I think I have more chances with mage and pirate warrior to reach Legend. Which should I use?

          • Henry
            June 2, 2017 at 10:37 am

            Honestly, as sick as this might make me feel, play Pirate Warrior if you want to hit legend. I know it’s not very fun and you’ll feel like a scumbag for playing and sometimes you’ll go on losing streaks due to the inconsistencies, but the games go by so much faster that even if you have a lower winrate with pirate warrior than a control deck (not by much), and your getting an above 50% win rate, you’ll hit legend faster than any other deck.

            If you need to play another deck to keep an interesting in between, then I don’t blame you. However, my number one tip, is don’t switch cards in against specific decks because they feel like you only play those decks. Too often do people switch because they play 3 hunters in a row when playing a slow deck. Just remember that you are playing against an incredibly small portion of the people playing and that the reason why Pros’s play stuff like both crabs and eater of secrets is due to the Conquest style format where it’s beneficial to play hard counters.

          • jerald
            June 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm

            what henry says is correct. go with the aggro decks so that games are shorter and you can climb faster.

            IMO, pirate warrior is not that strong in this meta anymore. half the deck are 3+ drops and if your starting hand is filled with them, its going to be very frustrating.

            best aggro deck right now is aggro token druid followed by aggro/face hunter. with more 1-2 drops in these decks, i feel they are more consistent and have stronger openings compared to pirate warrior.

          • Gully1824
            June 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm

            There was a really good article posted a good half year ago about how to do the climb, might be worth a repost by evident… It was written by a guy just like you guys.
            I’m like you guys and get stuck each month at rank 3-5. So frustrating. I feel like i have to donate my life to the game to hit legend now

  80. Nightfall
    May 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    why did they have to get warlock to a point it just sucks? It is my favorite class, I don’t even play hearthstone anymore at the moment because it’s also the only class I play. I think they shouldn’t have removed power overwhelming

    • Ivan
      May 15, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      That’s exactly why you should not concentrate in only one class…

    • Valryd
      May 18, 2017 at 3:41 am

      I had the same feeling, but i tryed out the New handlock and it kicks ass. 😉

    • LikeAMike
      July 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      If the only class you play sucks at the moment, and you either only play in Play Mode or play there the majority of time, then I would do one or more of the following until a new set hits and hopefully your hero class gets better cards/decks:
      A. Play arena runs if you have the gold or money to spend.

      B. Save money and gold by just completing Tavern Brawls, use them to complete one or more quests at a time. Use the gold/ money when the next set hits, assuming from the card spoiler that it’s worth it.

      C. Take a break from hearthstone, but keep up with news on free pack promotions, new sets, and changes in the meta so that you can return to it when your class is strong again. In the meantime try a game where you like more than one aspect of it for play i.e. different classes, races, nations, colors (MTG). Maybe another Blizzard game like Diabalo, Starcraft or World of Warcraft. It doesn’t have to be computer game, unless that’s all you can do at the moment. , nations, groups/affiliations, etc.

      It’s not fun to be annoyed and frustrated for any length of time playing Hearthstone or doing anything in life. So do safe productive things that make you happy, and limit your exposure to things that don’t make you happy as much as possible, as long as it’s beneficial to you in the long run.

  81. Mox
    April 25, 2017 at 2:26 am

    How can you ever make us take this seriously, when there is written Stonekeep and your own decks almost over every deck on this list. No top player is listet here – what a joke to then call it the best decks in standard. It seems like your only mission is to have people play your own shit :O

    • Mox
      April 25, 2017 at 2:28 am

      Otherwise i actually really like this site – but this section doesn’t make any sense.

    • Evident
      April 25, 2017 at 7:43 am

      The deck guides are written by Stonekeep, the decks themselves are created by top players. We pick out the best decks from each archetype, and then Stonekeep (who is a legend player) will play it and write a guide about it. Why would we care if people were playing our decks? lol

      • MooPenguin32
        April 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

        It appears that the person isn’t clicking on any of the decks and reading the guide. I can see how it may be confusing where it says the player is Stonekeep, but it’s actually another player’s deck and Stonekeep wrote the guide after playing with the deck.

        It may be helpful to include the pro player’s name in the deck name, even if there’s a guide. For example, you have a guide for Midrange Murloc Paladin that use’s Machamp’s deck, which is cited in the guide. However, a person wouldn’t know that by browsing this listing. On the flip side, it seems the pro player that created the deck is mentioned in the title of there isn’t a guide, like Feno’s Control Paladin.

        It doesn’t matter to me and I’m not sure if others get confused. I would say if it’s never caused confusion before, don’t mess with it.

        Keep up the great work! This is my defacto Hearthstone site and point people to it that are looking for guidance.

      • Govid
        June 1, 2017 at 10:50 am

        Keep the good work. Great site.

    • HsPlayer
      May 7, 2017 at 12:46 am

      Dude, I was thinking the same !

    • Evident
      May 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      I’ve removed the names from each deck so it should be less confusing now.

  82. Conquistador
    April 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Hey Evident
    Just saw a trump stream, he played handlock and it’s got a pretty good win rate, I suggest you put it back up

    • Vaenamoenen
      April 28, 2017 at 2:04 am

      Me too being very succesful with Trumps Handlock mod. Ive beat up Purify Priest, Jade Shaman, Jade Druid and Secret Mage in a row now. Quest Warrior, midrange Hunter and those Mages are hard matchups tho, but youre able to beat them all.

      That deck is hard to play.

  83. Nickel
    April 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Isn’t quest rogue at one of the top decks at the moment, if yes should i craft quest as a free to play player or should I wait. Because I crafted exodia mage with quest and spent all my dust and it turned out that you can’t win much at the moment with that deck.

    • Matttttttttttt
      April 9, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      You sound like me hahahah!!! fking rip!

      • Spronghi
        April 11, 2017 at 3:21 am

        me too!! ahahahahah

        • Rodrigo
          April 21, 2017 at 10:06 am

          I crafted Giante Quest Mage, and it’s better than exodia mage. I got a good win rate with it. I recommend!

          • Spronghi
            April 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

            I will try it. I went from 15 to 5 with payton freeze mage but now I’m using miracle to climb to legend. Freeze mage doesn’t work so nice from 5 to up

    • Kurokiba
      April 10, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Hey nickel, the number 1 rule is to never spent all your dust right away for a new expansion – the situation you are in right now is the very reason why. (The advice was also posted on this site before the expansion came out) However, it’s been less than a week since the expansion came out – wait for a bit while more, mage may come back. Quest rogue is currently one of the strongest deck in the meta but that’s because it’s new and no one has actually truly made a deck to counter it just yet. I say give it a bit more time.

      • Kinkers4Play
        April 10, 2017 at 8:38 pm

        unless of course you’re playing for fun and want to enjoy the crazy meta that comes upon the release of a new expansion.

        • Kurokiba
          April 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

          Of course! It’s not an obligation to follow the rule, but to prevent any regrets later on it’s generally a good rule to follow.

        • Spronghi
          April 22, 2017 at 10:10 am

          I did it

      • DeadStrokeDS
        April 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm

        Midrange Hunter is the best counter to rogue quest.

        • Waterbellon
          April 29, 2017 at 5:57 am

          nope. pirate warrior is.

    • CD001
      April 12, 2017 at 5:05 am

      Quest Rogue is pretty simple to beat unless they get a really, really good draw – just play totally aggressively and kill them before turn 6; and on the ladder aggro is pretty much the main.

      My win rate with Quest Rogue at rank 15 was terrible last night, like 25% – I’d have probably dropped to rank 18 if it wasn’t for the safety buffer at 15 now 😐

      … switched to the Bloodlust Jade Shaman I’ve been experimenting with and went up to 80% (that was only 5 games though before I called it a night – so it’s not statistically significant) .

      Craft the rogue quest if you think it looks like fun (it is) – but don’t craft it specifically to climb the ladder. Like Miracle or Mill Rogue it’s either amazing or unbearably frustrating in equal measure 😉

      • Kurokiba
        April 13, 2017 at 6:22 pm

        I think you just have have bad luck or don’t fully know how to play quest rogue. I’m currently at rank 5 with the quest rogue I made. (from rank 15). You can check out my deck if you want, it’s at the front page or here’s the link http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/the-cavern-below-quest-rogue/

        Let me know how it goes!

        • CD001
          April 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

          Was previously a run of terrible luck … started bad again today, dropped from 13 to 14 then started to turn it around – got to rank 12 before I got bored.

          Though the highlight was a Swashburgler pulling a Piranha Launcher from a Hunter… 5/5 Piranhas 😀 Still lost (just) but it was funny as all hell.

    • Loop
      April 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

      As a ftp player how do you reccomend me get this amount of dust? I dont like disenchanting cards because i usually just end up spending dust to craft them later lmao. People have told me to play arena but i usually only end up getting 3 -4 wins if im lucky im just lost hope you can help

      • Sandrock
        April 21, 2017 at 11:52 am

        All you can do is do your quests daily and change them from 40 gold questd

      • Matt
        May 12, 2017 at 3:34 pm

        hey one thing i did was, this was for WotOG because I wanted to paly somewhat casually but didn’t want to buy anything and still remain somewhat competitive, was I dusted a couple classes I didn’t play, weren’t as strong at the time, and wasn’t going to play unless they were so strong i had to.

        At the time it was Rouge and Warlock. Now, to be ocmpletely hoenst, it’s been a pain in the ass to gt all the ‘regular/classic’ cards back for Warlock especially, for some reason, but as of now, and I only started playing again when Un’Goro came out (2/3 weeks beforehand maybe? a month max), I am running a quest rogue and have 26/30 (maybe 24) for a ‘classic’ warlock premade deck that the deckbuilder in game makes. I probably have enough to run zoolock too, maybe burn 1000 dust.

        For Un’Goro what I did, since it seemed a bit more unclear what might be strong vs weak and I wasn’t sure I wanted to go through that whole process again was I dusted all my golds, the “Hall of Fame’ cards and all the cards from any expansions rotated out of standard. So GvG, TGT, and the other one. I haven’t bout 1 Night In Kharazam but that’s a decent way too is to buy single ‘scenes/wings’ of that for specific cards that can really boost your decks up. Other than that I play arena with a 3-5 win average with every 150 gold rather than buying a pack, I always do a brawl for the free pack and I’ve accumulated a decent amount of cards/packs. And a bit of dust, maybe 2k? Since Un’Goro release.

        Burning all the gold, GVG TGT and the other expansion that is no logner in standard, as well as, the balckrock mountain? Or the solo mini expansion I earned myself around 14k I think. Maybe? It was a lot though.

  84. Tyrano
    April 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve been waiting for two expansions now for them to fix my paladin deck… I’m about out of patience waiting especially when they should have been able to see the deck isn’t competitive. But they put it out everytime anyway. Thanks the pricey disappointment. Ironic since that the Blizzard team that makes WoW does an outstanding job in my opinion of balancing classes and making new content all the time.

    • LegendSlayer
      April 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Same here, Paldin is my favourite class 🙁

      • Snorre
        April 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm

        Pally is actually pretty good, i think. Currently i’m having a lot of success with midrange palladin including curator. Try it out!

    • Kurokiba
      April 10, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      I am disappointed by the paladin set this expansion as well, but I also think we may be jumping the boat too quickly – it’s barely been a week since release, let’s give it a bit more time. They hyped me up too much with Galvadon at the end of those cringy videos, was disappointed by the ability (in terms of my own hype), but was even more disappointed by the quest. Would be a lot better if the quest was to Adapt x amount of time to complete to match Galvadon theme. Paladin is my favorite class as well.

    • Coffee
      April 16, 2017 at 2:44 am

      I slept with a 2 girls from work, but oddly enough, one was good and the other wasn’t… WTF, nerf work and fix ffs.

  85. Trinity
    April 9, 2017 at 8:31 am

    No Reno!! Reno blackout ):

  86. Yankiseven
    April 9, 2017 at 8:19 am

    At priest section there is a problem; its Blackrock Mountain not Blackwing Mountain. Sorry to be a grammer nazi. Love your work Evident keep up the good work!

    • Evident
      April 9, 2017 at 9:22 am

      No problem, thanks for pointing it out! Should be fixed now. Glad you like the site!

  87. Topdeck Dr. Boom
    April 9, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Evident, i feel like i have to thank you for the work u ve done for this site pretty amazing job thnx for all these stuff 🙂

  88. Bigreid
    April 5, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Any aggro deck out there counters jade golem. Jade golem has no way to clean the board.

  89. MrMeme
    March 5, 2017 at 11:48 am

    When do u update the Top meta deck lists?

    • Evident
      March 6, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Very soon. This month was awkward because of the nerfs, I allowing for some time for the meta to settle before I updated things.

  90. 8BitBrain
    February 9, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Never Handlock, dang.

  91. Rebenitez1802
    January 2, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I think the link to the druid murloc deck is broken.

  92. Alkoviak
    January 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Seems to me anyfin paladin with finja is better option for someone masochist enough to try laddering with paladin

    • FeelsDanMan
      April 10, 2017 at 6:45 am

      Anyfin rotated out with League of explorers

  93. Unicorn
    January 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Why was C’Thun combo Druid removed from the list? It’s one of Druid’s best decks for laddering and should be viable for reaching legend.

    • Evident
      January 1, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      I just felt like the Malygos combo deck was better, but you might be right maybe I shouldn’t have removed it.

  94. lalala
    December 24, 2016 at 12:51 am

    when are u updating this?? its been sometime now

    • Evident
      December 24, 2016 at 9:31 am

      It’s up-to-date now, I just forgot to add the changes to the log.

  95. ShameOnYou
    December 23, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Yeah, we’re waiting 🙂 but this list still beats aggro. 15/22 games won from 8.

  96. Matthew
    December 21, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    So you’re saying the original recipe midrange shaman is still better than the updated version (that runs waterspeaker)?

    • Evident
      December 22, 2016 at 7:59 am

      While that standard deck is fine, I’ve been meaning to update it. Sorry about that.

  97. akaGODLIKE
    December 16, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Wow this deck is sick. haven’t lost yet… went straight from 18-13.. still going up. Haven’t even felt behind in a single match yet… even when i had 13 health left against rag fire AND light, it was easy. LOL! WTF.

    • Watsii
      February 1, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Which deck are you talking about?

  98. Michael
    December 15, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I think midrange shaman still is good enough to be in top 5 decks. Renolock and Dragon priest is hard to deal but that decks arent teribly unfavored. All other aggro decks die in 2 or 3 turn… They dont have any AoE… Harison for Jaraxus and gg

    • 8BitBrain
      January 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      I actually find jaraxxus hero power more than enough even without the weapon, as long as you don’t run out of hp.

  99. Squallsoft
    December 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Jade Golem rogue should be on here

  100. trrrrillionaire
    December 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Why didn’t MrYagut, or Feno make the cut for best rogue decks?

    • Evident
      December 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      I just added them actually, I updated it a bit too early.

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