While there’s still over a month until next expansion (and thus until Doom in the Tomb Wild cards rotate out), this week is going to be huge. BlizzCon 2019 starts on Friday and it’s probably going to be the most important event for this company. Between the backlash from fans after last BlizzCon as well as the recent Blitzchung drama, Blizzard will have to really deliver. Leaks/rumors of games such as Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 have been surfacing lately, so expectations are really high.
When it comes to Hearthstone, we’ll definitely see new expansion’s announcement and a bunch of cards (most likely around 10). It will probably take a while before an actual reveal season kicks off, but it will already give us a good look at the expansion’s theme as well as some new mechanics. If we get lucky, maybe we’ll get to hear about some ideas for next year too. Team 5 has really stepped up their game during Year of the Dragon, mostly by experimenting with things they haven’t done before (like card buffs or the ongoing event). I really appreciate that, and I would love to see an early glimpse at some of their upcoming plans.
But back to reality – looking at the meta from last week, nothing has really changed. Shamans are still dominating – probably even more than before. The amount of Resurrect Priests have went down, especially at Legend, and we’re seeing people slowly switching back to the Combo version. Tempo Rogue, Highlander Paladin, Highlander Hunter and Quest Druid are some other pretty popular builds. In case of the last one, we’ve started seeing some more Malygos builds. One deck that seems to be making a slow comeback into the meta is Highlander Mage. After being incredibly popular early in the expansion and completely disappearing after the nerfs, players seem to be trying it out once more after some (like J4CKIECHAN) had a lot of success with it in high Legend. But, just like always, we would need to some kind of balance patch to see any bigger changes. I wonder if they will decide to do something about Shaman or just let it be overpowered for the next five or so weeks. If you asked me 2 weeks ago, I’d say that they will probably release a quick balance patch, maybe even rotate out Evolve back to Wild. But right now I wouldn’t be so sure.
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!