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 the top 4 of the GEICO One Nation of Gamers that took place at PAX. This was our first big tournament since the release of The Grand Tournament, and it gave us a couple new decks to help shake up this list for the first time in quite a while. With that said, the top spot remains the same for now, but there is hope that pros will get more creative as they've had more time to play around with the new cards. If you want to know what the strongest deck types are right now, look no further!
1) Patron Warrior
Patron Warrior has constantly been at the top of this list for the entirety of the Archon Team League, and it's still coming in at #1 for now. However, as TGT has offered new tools to deal with the deck, it's a very real possibility that it may be de-throned in the near future. 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 champion Tom60229:
2) Secret Paladin
I'd like to welcome Uther to our list, as it's the first time he's made it in! Mysterious Challenger has helped usher in a brand new deck for Paladin players, and it's quickly taken both the ladder and tournament scene by storm. With the new 6-drop able to create a "hat" of secrets the opponent has to play around, previously ignored cards like Noble Sacrifice and Avenge suddenly are starting to see play, while the new Secret Competitive Spirit makes for a solid addition to the deck. There are several different variants of the deck, but one of the most successful has been the aggro version. This uses Secretkeeper to make up for drawing a lot of secrets, while also running aggro Paladin staples such as Divine Favor to refill the hand. Here's the list run by Trump, which showcases this variant:
3) Dragon Priest
Much like Uther, Anduin is a newcomer to this list. Priest has almost never been considered a top class, but that could potentially change after TGT. With new Dragon support, Priest has become one of the classes benefiting most from this synergy. The new class-exclusive Wyrmrest Agent provides the solid 2-drop that Priest has always been missing, and combined with Twilight Guardian offers solid Taunt minions that can become troublesome for the opponent to remove. The class has already had excellent removal options of its own with tools like Shadow Word: Death, so this new control style suits Priest quite well. There are a lot of variations on this deck right now, and it's safe to say that the "magic formula" to completely fine-tune it is still out there. I definitely encourage experimentation with this archetype, but here's the list that Kolento ran to get you started:
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!
- August 26th, 2015: Archon Team League, Week 7
- August 19th, 2015: Archon Team League, Week 6
- August 12th, 2015: Archon Team League, Week 5
- July 30th, 2015: Archon Team League, Week 4
- July 22nd, 2015: Archon Team League, Week 3
- July 15th, 2015: Archon Team League, Week 2
- July 8th, 2015: Archon Team League, Week 1
- June 17th, 2015: DreamHack Summer Hearthstone Championships
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