Top Standard & Wild Legend Decks – Murder at Castle Nathria Week 14 – November 2022

On the one hand, we had one of the biggest events in the history of Hearthstone. A whole old expansion returning to Standard – for free! Everyone can play those cards! And that’s actually great from the accessibility perspective – no matter if you’re a new player or a veteran, you can build some decks using old cards and synergies. In fact, if you’re a new/F2P player, a big surge of cards like that means that you have a lot more to play around with. But sadly it rainbows and sunshine.

You would think that so many new cards will change the meta, right? Wellll… While they made a small impact, it’s like… really small. As it turns out, most of the cards from a few years ago aren’t that good anymore. Many of them work in Wild because they have synergistic packages from other expansions that simply don’t exist now. Most of the Death Knight Heroes are outclassed by the new Mercenaries Heroes too. It’s a really good example of power creep and the reason why I think that Hearthstone would really use some “rebalancing” to bring the power level down a bit. But maybe that’s just me.

The biggest winner is definitely Enrage Warrior. Animated Berserker was exactly the card it needed, it synergizes really well with the 2-drops (Anima Extractor, Crazed Wretch) as well as Imbued Axe.  Ramp Druid also benefitted heavily from Spreading Plague (and let’s just remember that the card used to cost 5 mana at the start) – it adds survivability and more tokens to feed Infuse cards. Phylactery Warlock also improved a lot with the addition of Defile, but it’s still barely over 50% WR. If you want to read a more in-depth analysis of the Knights of Hallow’s End meta, check out this Old Guardian’s article.

What’s probably more important is that Hearthstone is getting a new class. Death Knights will finally be playable, the rumors were true, and so March of the Lich King will be the biggest release in the history of the game post-launch (145 cards from the expansion + 32 new Core cards + 26 Path of Arthas cards = 203 in total). At this point it’s hard to say how good DK will be – looking at the cards, there are tons of strong options already, but with the interesting deck building restrictions (Rune system) it will definitely be much more complicated than just adding in the most broken cards and calling it a day (like it was with Demon Hunter – remember that launch?) DK is essentially 3 classes in one and you can mix and match them too, to a certain extent. I hope that we won’t repeat the Ashes of Outland meta, where Demon Hunter was broken at the start and then still the best class for most of the expansion.

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!

Hearthstone Standard Legend Decks of the Week

Hearthstone Wild Legend Decks of the Week


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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