Blizzard's Latest Off-Meta Spotlight Highlights the "Fifth Best Deck on the Ladder"
Feb 16, 2018
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2018
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Blizzard is back with another Hearthstone Off-Meta Spotlight! This time around, Jesse Hill shines a light on Recruit/Whirlwind Warrior, Elemental Shaman, and Secret/Control Hunter. Each of these decks performed very well for those piloting them with a 70% and 67% win-rate respectively for the first two decks. The Secret/Control Hunter isn't attributed to any one player, but Blizzard describes it as the "fifth best deck on the ladder."
One of the greatest joys in Hearthstone is watching players adapt and grow throughout the course of a competitive season. We’re always surprised and inspired by the inventive deck ideas that spring up on the ladder in the face of stiff competition.
Today, we’re highlighting a few of the most imaginative decks that have been performing well at the rank of Legend.
To find these decks, we scoured the rankings for players that did well last week, and picked out some interesting builds from among these top performers. We only selected decks that were played in games at the rank of Legend after the recent balance changes.
Kicking things off, we have Samerebro from the EU server, who utilized the new “Recruit” mechanic to achieve an impressive 70% win rate with his control-focused Warrior deck. If you can manage to recruit Grommosh Hellscream by attacking with Woecleaver, then follow up with Sudden Genesis and Inner Rage, you’ll be able to deal 31 damage in a single turn!
Also showing great success on the EU server is Romchit, who managed to pull off a 67% win rate with this Elemental-themed Shaman deck. Combining cards that put multiple minions into play with Shaman’s ability to replay and upgrade these minions helps to secure solid board control and eventually, victory!
Lastly, we have a Hunter deck that has proven successful for several different players. Currently the fifth best deck on the ladder, this arsenal combines Secrets and early control to clear the way for some very dangerous beasts, such as Savannah Highmane, King Krush, or one of Deathstalker Rexxar’s Zombeasts.
Congrats to the players who implemented these crafty deck ideas to climb the ranks of Legend!
What are some of the craziest decks you’ve recently played with—or against—on the ladder? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below!