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