Each week, we'll be bringing you the top performing decks from the most recent top level Hearthstone tournaments. This week, we'll be looking at week 4 of the Archon Team League. Value Town has made it to the top of the standings currently, tied with Nihilum with a 3-1 record. While two of the top decks will look quite familiar, we have a newcomer in this top 3 list. With both personal and team pride on the line, this tournament gives us great insight into what the players thought the strongest decks are right now. With all of the deck lists available to us, we can see which archetypes were the most popular amongst the pros participating. If you want to know what the strongest deck types are right now, look no further!
1) Patron Warrior
Patron Warrior has continually made a strong showing in the Archon Team League, proving its worth as one of the strongest decks available when piloted by a talented player. This deck had been in the #2 spot in the first three weeks of the Team League, and has now jumped up to the top spot here in week 4. Make no mistake about it: despite its immense popularity, Patron Warrior is not simple to play. Particularly in a tournament environment against skilled opponents, the player definitely needs to be on top of their game. When they are, Grim Patron, Warsong Commander and Frothing Berserker become some of the scariest cards in the game. This is a true combo deck, yet boasts a fair amount of removal with cards like Whirlwind, Cruel Taskmaster, Execute, and the weapons able to remove threats (with some of those doubling as activators for the Patron and Berserker as well.) If you're ready to GET IN HERE, this is the list that was played by TiddlerCelestial:
2) Oil Rogue
Oil Rogue is no stranger to being on this list, and has moved from #3 last week to #2 here in week 4. There's no denying the burst and board clear potential of the deck, with Tinker's Sharpsword Oil and Blade Flurry doing a lot of the heavy lifting. Increased spell damage from Bloodmage Thalnos and Azure Drake can really pump up the damage your Flurry will do, while Preparation helps mitigate some of the high cost spells, including the insane card draw of Sprint. Once the deck gets going, it can be incredibly difficult to survive. Here's the deck list that was played by Kolento of Cloud9:
3) Demon Zoolock
While Zoolock has been around a long time, pro players have moved away from it a bit due to its weakness in the late game. They've instead gravitated towards a hybrid of Zoo and Demonlock, which shares some of the same properties as Zoo (the ability to get on the board early with cards like Imp Gang Boss and Flame Imp.) However, the Demonlock has a much stronger mid-game, in no small part thanks to Voidcaller. This 4 drop can be initimidating, due to its ability to drop huge Demons such as Mal'Ganis or Doomguard. They still made use of Zoo-like cards such as Power Overwhelming, enabling their early minions to get huge for one turn, or as a finisher. With strong board presence throughout the game, Demon Zoolock can either flood the board early, or play more for the mid game, depending on the matchup. This flexibility has landed the deck on our list for the first time. Here's the list run by Forsen this week:
That wraps things up for this week, but we want to know your thoughts. What decks have you been having the most success with? What archetype is most likely to become the new flavor of the month? Tell us in the comments below!
Want to know how things compare to the meta of weeks past? Check out our previous top decks articles!
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