Top Standard Legend Decks From Saviors of Uldum – Week 11 (October 2019)

Doom in the Tomb event has started nearly two weeks ago, and while it ends in just ~10 days, the Wild cards themselves will stay in Standard until the next expansion drops in early December (so for roughly 6 more weeks). Just like we’ve suspected, they had a massive impact on the format. While Evolve Shaman is the most popular deck on the ladder right now, and clearly one of the strongest ones, it’s N'Zoth, The Corruptor that really had the biggest influence on the meta. It’s played in nearly 30% of the decks – nearly every slow build has decided to go for a N’Zoth build, because it’s so easy and so powerful. Addition Sylvanas Windrunner naturally increased its power, but really it’s Khartut Defender that makes it broken. Deathrattle + Reborn synergy is strong by itself, but what’s best about the card is that a single Khartut Defender adds TWO of them to the N’Zoth’s revive pool. It means that you don’t even have to go that hard on Deathrattles to see some big N’Zoths. Two Khartut Defenders dying means that your N’Zoth is a 5/7 + 4x 6-drop Taunt that’s hard to get through and heals the owner for a lot (6x per Taunt = 24 in total, almost like a delayed Reno).

All in all, players’ opinions about the current meta are divided. On the one hand, a lot of them enjoy playing around with the old cards, but it’s clear that the power level of the ones they’ve decided to roll back was a little… too high. Some of them started to dominate the meta a bit too much, and I hope that they will do some re-balancing before the next set drops, because otherwise we should prepare for a rather stale meta starting a week or two from now.

Good news is that we should also expect some news very soon – Blizzcon starts in less than 2 weeks, and I’m basically sure that a new expansion will be announced there. Given that the last year’s BlizzCon wasn’t received very well, I also expect them to make a bunch of other big announcements (we’ve already heard some rumors about Diablo 4, for example). Maybe some of them will be related to Hearthstone?

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!

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16 Comments

  1. SlapLaB
    October 23, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I think this meta s*cks. It’s like everyone is playing borderline broken cards (N’Zoth in particular) and if you play a “fair” deck you have no chance.

  2. Nickus89
    October 21, 2019 at 12:11 am

    When you face shaman in 8 of your last 10 games (the others being tempo rogue and highlander mage), then you know the meta is getting stale. I understand that people want to win, but playing same tier 1 decks all over again gets repetitive and boring. Sometimes I really miss more experimentation and less netdecking. After all, games are made to have fun.

    • H0lysatan
      October 21, 2019 at 1:14 am

      IMO, there’s only a few classes gain profit from this event meta, and that is not enjoyable anymore. (In my case, I face priest 7 out of 10 games).

      Perhaps it’s one way to refresh things so we don’t get to attached to one deck.
      Give this 23 wild cards to experiment temporarily, and then back to meta testing in standard + new expansion in December.
      Imagine if they don’t give those 23 cards, we would still stuck with quest decks, highlander decks, etc for about 6 more weeks.

      • Nickus89
        October 21, 2019 at 10:28 pm

        Don’t get me wrong. I praise blizzard for what they are doing lately: buffing cards, bringing old ones back etc. They are experimenting and trying bring something fresh to the meta between expansions, which is always good. They do have to keep an eye on balance tough. If things get out of hands, like with popularity and power level of shaman for instance, they should intervene. Quest shaman was the most popular before wild event and is still the most popular now.

    • Gibilan
      October 21, 2019 at 8:36 am

      Winning is FUN!

      • Nickus89
        October 21, 2019 at 10:23 pm

        I would argue that creative deck building and trying to win with those decks is even more fun than netdecking top tier decks.

        • Gibilan
          October 22, 2019 at 3:01 am

          Something a loser might say 🙂

          • Nickus89
            October 22, 2019 at 3:50 am

            I close my case with that…

          • Gibilan
            October 22, 2019 at 6:28 am

            Oh no…

    • Snow
      October 25, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      Depends on the person! I enjoy my Quest N’zoth Paladin and Deathrattle Hunter haha. You win very often with those off meta decks just because people dont know what to do. Try them out, especially the paladin! Oh yea, Taunt Warrior can be fun too, especially against shamans and rogues

  3. H0lysatan
    October 20, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Are you sure the most popular is Evolve Shaman Deck?
    Since I encountered Resurrect Priest on most on my matchups. (probably just me)
    well, not always resurrect priest, but also, Quest Priest, and DS Priest. (but still Priest Deck)
    Hate priest so much I created a Hunter deck of spells and Malygos just to avoid Taunt and Heals.
    Just hit straight to face… oh man I hate my Warrior Deck now.

    • Andywangjs
      October 20, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Quest Shaman also runs Evolve. These 2 archetypes alone take up 20% of all games since the last patch. Resurrect/Quest Priest only has about 10% combined.

      Reference: https://hsreplay.net/meta/#tab=archetypes

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      October 20, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      By Evolve Shaman I meant Quest Shaman too (since it also runs Evolve shenanigans), should have made myself more clear. And yes, it’s the most popular deck on the ladder right now: https://www.vicioussyndicate.com/vs-data-reaper-report-144/

      Resurrect Priest is the second most popular, so you aren’t that far off 🙂 However, Shaman absolutely dominates, especially at higher ranks. R4-R1 is 30% Shaman and only 14% Priest.

      • H0lysatan
        October 20, 2019 at 6:49 pm

        wow, another site doing complete analysis unlike I’ve ever seen.
        I guess it’s time to say goodbye to HTD. mwhahaha.
        LOL JK.

        • Stonekeep - Site Admin
          October 20, 2019 at 7:52 pm

          But seriously, when it comes to meta analysis, Vicious Syndicate is your best source and I 100% recommend it. They have a team of experts for each class, people who know a lot about data analysis etc.

          While I think that I’m doing a solid job with stuff like that, I’ll never beat a whole team of experts by myself 😀

          The thing is, though, that they aren’t really doing much more than meta analysis (sometimes they post some theorycrafts too before expansions or big patches).

          • H0lysatan
            October 21, 2019 at 12:22 am

            yep, you right. A Very thorough analysis, even some that I don’t even know how to understand things such as power score, meta score readings, etc.
            (did you really have to read all that stuffs?)

            and very detailed comparison for every deck matchups.
            One thing I’m curious though, that they predict —>
            “Gul’dan might be down and out of the format. If you want to find him, he’ll be playing SN1P-SN4P in Wild until December”
            I guess Warlock have no place in this expansions huh..