Top Standard Legend Decks From Descent of Dragons – Week 5 (January 2020)

The second nerf patch was released last Thursday (or Friday, depending on where you live). The meta has changed once again. The biggest change was definitely to Shaman – Galakrond Shaman which, despite being nerfed once already, was still one of the strongest decks in the meta got a second hit. And now it’s probably gone for good – the deck’s current win rate is very, very low. While players MIGHT try to find a way to bring it back, it will be very hard when 5 of your cards got nerfed.

While the meta hasn’t settled yet (it’s been just a few days), we can already see some trends. And the most dominating one is… Rogue. Yep, Necrium Apothecary was one of the nerfed cards, but the thing is that a) it’s still okay and b) most of the decks have simply dropped it and went for another strategy. Both Highlander and Galakrond Rogues are very popular and strong, and some players even had success with Malygos version (although that one is a bit more sketchy). Other than that, all kinds of Warlock are pretty solid and common on the ladder (Zoo, Galakrond, Handlock). Quest Resurrect Priest has gained some traction in higher ranks (before the patch it was only really good below R10), but it’s still far from dominating. And there’s also Druid – Treant version of Token build seems quite alright now.

I will only list the decks played AFTER patch – there’s a lot of stuff we have from the first part of the week, but it’s a bit pointless to add them now (since most of them are outdated because of the nerfs).

Below, you will find a full list of the Legend decks from last week, sorted by the highest placement.

If you want to see all of the current top meta decks, go to our Hearthstone Meta Tier List post!

If you’re looking for the best Wild Format decks, check out our Wild Meta Tier List!

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A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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