Welcome to the Castle Nathria decks roundup – in this post, we will feature the best performing early meta builds from pro players & streamers. We’ll try to add decks for all 10 classes, but it’s hard to say whether every single class will be viable. This post will be constantly updated over the early expansion period (roughly the first 5 days). We also generally have a compilation of best performing decks in a separate post ~24h after the expansion’s release, so if you want something to base your early crafting decisions on, that would be your best choice (I still wouldn’t exactly recommend that, but it’s better than nothing).
Murder at Castle Nathria is the second expansion of the Year of the Hydra (2022). While it doesn’t come with any rotation, it still adds 135 new cards to the game, which should shake up the meta significantly. We’re also getting a completely new card type called Locations – how much impact they will have on the game is hard to measure, but devs have confirmed that it’s a permanent addition, so even if they don’t take off right now, they probably will at some point in the future.
If you weren’t with us during the reveal season, you can learn more about the expansion and see all the new cards in our Murder at Castle Nathria expansion guide.
Murder at Castle Nathria Deck Lists
Once the expansion launches, we give streamers some time to open packs and create the decks, then start posting. During the first couple of days, we aren’t very picky – we have no win rate statistics so early into the set, so we can’t sift through the bad decks. Around Day 3, we generally tend to stop posting everything and focus on high win rate decks or decks that achieved high Legend placements. As meta forms, decks become more refined and it’s getting clear which builds are good and which aren’t.
If this isn’t your first expansion then this is obvious, but be very wary of decks early in the expansion. A deck can be popular one day and then turn out to be really bad. This has happened multiple times in the past, and most likely will happen to at least one or two decks this expansion too. If you are a budget player, we recommend holding off for at least a few days (and preferably until the first balance patch) before committing to crafting anything. Spending Dust on hyped Legendaries on Day 1 is a very common mistake, and can leave you without the means to craft the actual meta Legendaries after everything settles.