We’re moving on to Season 27, but lets take a look at what decks scored high legend ranks at the end of Season 26! All of these decks finished at least top 100 legend on their respective servers. I’ve added the rank each deck achieved, but keep in mind that the number isn’t official until Blizzard releases them in the near future. I’ve also tried to add a variety of decks, because many people got high rank with similar decks so to save you time I’ve left them off the list.
It was a really exciting finish on the NA Legendary ladder. Fibonacci held the #1 spot until about 5 – 10 minutes before the ladder reset. Scottyda (kingoftype89) used JustSaiyan’s Midrange Hunter to take the number 1 spot, which forced Fibonacci to play again. Fibonacci got paired up against wiRer who was playing Malygos Druid. It seemed like Fibonacci had a chance to win, but then this happened: https://clips.twitch.tv/justsaiyanhs/CharmingSwan4Head (Adult language warning!).
Edit: I just added Jambre’s Top-10 EU finishing Secret Paladin to the list!
Top Legend Decks From Season 26
This went down to the wire, but relatively unknown player Scottyda
(kingoftype89) finished rank 1 legend with JustSaiyan’s Midrange Hunter. It just goes to show that Hunter isn’t going anywhere, especially in a meta that has so many Warrior decks in it!
Rank Achieved: 1 (NA) [Source]
There’s a strong Warrior deck for any style you want, you can go Control, Midrange (Tempo), or even Aggro like this Pirate list. This deck is interesting because it contains Alexstrasza's Champion
without much Dragon synergy. I guess the dream is to coin out Champion and follow it up with Faerie Dragon
Feno finished rank #1 Legend on the EU server with Aggro Pirate Warrior and Miracle Rogue.
Rank Achieved: 1 (EU) [Source]
The Warrior God strikes again with another version of Control Warrior, but with an N'Zoth, The Corruptor
twist. It also contains Chillmaw
acting as a strong Deathrattle taunt that will only trigger if you happen to have Ysera
in your hand.
Rank Achieved: 3 (NA)
Check out more decks after the jump!
This is a bit of a surprise to me, but SilentStorm has stuck by C’Thun Druid and it has paid off with a rank 2 legend finish! The most interesting part of this list is the inclusion of two Raven Idol
which are pretty rare in C’Thun Druid lists.
Rank Achieved: Last I saw he was 2, but then there was all that last minute action. (NA) [Source] (This screenshot is of him hitting rank 1 legend, but Fibonacci ended up taking it from him.)
Aggro Shaman continues to be one of the top decks on the ladder. MrYagut finished #10 Legend on the EU ladder and #4 on NA with Xixo’s version of the deck. Xixo also likely achieved top 50 legend
with this deck but wasn’t positive on his result.
Rank Achieved: #10 EU, #4 NA – MrYagut [Source]
Tempo Warrior continues to do work on the Legendary ladder. Thijs’ plays a very standard version of the deck, which is not surprising because I haven’t seen much of the version with Arch-Thief Rafaam
in it lately.
Rank Achieved: 2 (Asia) [Source]
It’s not super surprising to see Warlock Zoo doing well, but the unique thing about Rdu’s list is that he went with double Doomguard
rather than the Soulfire
+ Leeroy Jenkins
combo that gained popularity recently. It is up to debate on which deck list is better, but for Rdu it seems the Doomguard version performed just fine!
Rank Achieved: 20 (Asia) [Source]
Just when you thought you were safe from Secret Paladin, Jambre created a list that got him into the top 10 on EU. He was also top 10 on NA, but lost a game close to the finish. The deck is pretty light on Secrets, but at least that means you won’t be drawing into them as often! It remains to be seen if this style of Paladin will gain popularity or if Jambre just surprised a lot of people with it!
Rank Achieved: Top 10 (EU) [Source]
Midrange Hunter was originally doing quite poorly in the meta, but it has been slowly finding a spot among the stronger decks. NickChipper’s version of Midrange Hunter is a bit different, it removes the commonly found Deadly Shot
and adds in N'Zoth, The Corruptor
. This deck also contains Bear Trap
and Snake Trap
which are pretty rarely found in most lists due to Freezing Trap
and Explosive Trap
being more favored.
Rank Achieved: 8 (EU) [Source]
The deck looks crazy, and I believe a lot of us thought Wisps of the Old Gods
was a joke card but J4CKIE turned it into a top 100 legend finishing deck. The crazy thing with J4CKIE is that he could have camped at rank 4, but continued to play anyway!
Rank Achieved: 100 (EU) [Source]