Standout Decks of the Week #2 – Un’Goro Meta

People seemed to enjoy last week’s standout decks post, so I figured I’d do it again! The meta is starting to settle down a bit, but there’s still a lot of fine tuning of decks, including the teching of Hungry Crab into certain decks because of the popularity of Murloc Paladin (What?!).

Keep in mind that this isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list of every powerful deck on the ladder. It’s just the decks I felt stood out this week.

Standout Decks of the Week

The flavor of the moment is Murloc Paladin, and this is one of the versions that got us there. The deck is starting to literally feel the pressure of the Crab as many decks have tech’d in Hungry Crab to beat it.

This is a mix of Tempo and Freeze Mage which relies more heavily on minions and getting value from Medivh’s staff to help control the board and push damage. This deck has gotten very popular recently as Mage decks continue to evolve.

A bit of that old school Crusher Shaman with some of the new Un’Goro cards makes for a pretty powerful control deck.

A throw back to the once popular Tempo Warrior which is a bit more defensive, and has just enough Deathrattle cards to make N’Zoth viable in the list.

Xixo has returned to the #1 Legend spot! One of the decks he used to get there was this Aggro/Token Druid which features the newly popular Hungry Crab to feed on all of those Murloc Paladins.



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  1. Falkenar
    April 27, 2017 at 8:41 am

    This is my first time at level 9, and whit no great effort or time spent.
    i used inner fire priest, is the deck not meta relevant?

  2. EriChris
    April 23, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I’m seriously disgusted with the current Mage. It wins pathetic cowardly build of the year. 2-4 iceblocks and the bs copy my sorcerers apprentice/ archmage free spell away crap. Reminds me of the guy who is too scared to do anything to your face but will worm and sneak around your back. How is this build even fun? “Wow look look secret … wow look freeze.. wow look let me stack my minions and have free fireballs… its pathetic and Im done playing mages. I just had my druid with 22 armor and 26 life get killed with plenty of cards to go 30 dmg of minions on the board and he has 1 life.. like really blizz? nerf this pathetic crap already

    • spacer
      April 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      very easy to win against them. dirty rat is key!
      and dirty rat can be combined in many different kinds of decks. basically anything that isnt hunter or rogue

      • EriChris
        April 23, 2017 at 6:51 pm

        hey thank you so much ! just really annoyed.. this dude i played this morning iceblocked twice at 1 health. I was running updated jade druid build and had cards, board control and ridiculous health and armor.. he summoned all the sorcerers apprentice and then archmage after time warp. I give anyone respect for proper plays but seriously… 8 fireballs (free!!!) when he has one health…Im sick thinking about it again lol. thanks again

        • MrNtorees
          April 24, 2017 at 3:06 am

          Actually the combo you describe gives the mage infinite fireballs meaning that he could do +00 damage in the extra turn he gets from the quest.. ATM I m not playing this deck but I m very tempted to do so since I ve been playing around with freeze mage since Black Rock Mountain added this insane guy named Emperor Thaurisian.

          Don’t be fooled though. To be able to pull that combo is very hard and usually requires you to draw your whole deck. This leaves you open to death from fatigue since Ice Block does not trigger on your own turn.

          I usually counter this decks with quest rogue. Bouncing Swashburglar can give you ice blocks yourself. One is enough to survive that crazy turn and finish em off. Not working 100% since it involves RNG but it works surprisingly very often.

          Other counters is freeze and tempo mage (Ice Block and the secret that transforms minions to sheep for acolytes or Antonidas), Eater of Secrets for control decks and probably any Tier 1-2 aggro deck that will finish the mage long before he completes his really slow quest 😉

          Hope this helps!

    • gm6
      April 24, 2017 at 12:09 am

      Eater of secrets, mate! Really helps and spoils your opponents Ice block.

    • CD001
      April 24, 2017 at 4:31 am

      I keep running into Freeze/Medivh Mages in Wild as well… but I’ve been using an old skool Mill Rogue a lot lately and Ice Block is just no defence. Mill them down to lethal and then end turn.

      I’ve even milled out a Quest Priest *after* they’d done the Majordomo Executus > Amara combo…

      Jade Druid is an instant concede though – they’re basically immune to mill – and aggro pirate warrior is hard as all hell even with the healbots (aggro is always hard with Mill). But overall, in Wild, Mill Rogue is not too shabby at the moment if you feel like a break from Standard.

  3. Beerdsman
    April 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Since I can’t find any info ANYWHERE, I thought I would try here, my hearthstone updated last night and was curious why? Anybody know? There is no mention of an update on the official site..

    • CoastFree
      April 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      It was a simple fix, there was some text issues on cards or something that they patched. Sorry for a super super late response lol