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BP Ladder Optimizer #6: Silence Before the Kobold Invasion (Meta-Meta Report)

by - 2 weeks ago

New Expansion Ahead

We all expect the new axpansion to be released next week. Therefore, we will pause the meta report for about 2-3 weeks until the new meta settled. Be sure to stay tuned on Twitter @BlizzPro.

Meta Thoughts

This week, there isn’t much of a shift in the meta regarding effectiveness. Taking into account, that the next expansion is around the corner, that is not too much of a surprise.

Yet, regarding decks played, Zoolock fell out of favor (or players got tired of it) despite it still being the best deck in the meta for laddering purposes. Midrange Hunter appears in its place being the third most played deck at the moment even though it is very vulnerable to Corpsetaker Rogue, a variation of Tempo Rogue with Corpsetaker as Taunt minion. You can also teck your own Tempo Rogue list with same Taunts like Saronite Chain Gang or Prince Taldaram to get a better matchup against Hunter if you face them a lot.

Speaking of Tempo Rogue, the archetype holds its place as second best ladder deck right behind Zoo. Both decks are still very close together, though. A bit behind, Big Druid gained some ground again and is this week’s number three ladder deck because of it shredding those pesky Razakus decks to pieces.

Deck Spotlight

Class Cards

0

Silence

1

1

Crystalline Oracle

1

1

Northshire Cleric

1

1

Power Word: Shield

1

3

Curious Glimmerroot

1

3

Kabal Talonpriest

1

3

Shadow Word: Death

1

4

Shifting Shade

1

4

Tortollan Shellraiser

1

5

Raza the Chained

1

6

Dragonfire Potion

1

8

Shadowreaper Anduin

1

9

Obsidian Statue

1

Neutral Cards

1

Bloodsail Corsair

1

1

Fire Fly

1

1

Mistress of Mixtures

1

1

Patches the Pirate

1

2

Prince Keleseth

1

3

Acolyte of Pain

1

3

Southsea Captain

1

3

Tar Creeper

1

4

Arfus

1

4

Kazakus

1

5

Cobalt Scalebane

1

6

Cairne Bloodhoof

1

6

Skulking Geist

1

7

Bonemare

1

7

The Curator

1

8

Primordial Drake

1

10

N'Zoth, the Corruptor

1

Dust Cost

17000

Spell Cards

4

Minion Cards

25

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Highlander

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

For those that still want to try something new, Kelesteth Razakus Priest is one of the more innovative decks that actually works.  It is still one of the slower laddering decks, but slightly faster than regular Razakus versions and a more proactive. If you want to make a push at the end of the season both are too slow. Breakfast Priest is new also, but has not enough power to be recommended for serious laddering either.

The Infographic

I might some slight changes: pie charts are in the main infographic again. I would like your feedback if they are too small or ok. Thanks in advance for your time.

Decklists

Class Cards

0

Backstab

2

0

Shadowstep

2

1

Cold Blood

2

1

Swashburglar

2

3

Edwin VanCleef

1

3

Plague Scientist

1

3

SI:7 Agent

2

3

Shaku, the Collector

1

5

Vilespine Slayer

2

Neutral Cards

1

Fire Fly

2

1

Patches the Pirate

1

1

Southsea Deckhand

2

2

Prince Keleseth

1

3

Southsea Captain

2

4

Naga Corsair

2

5

Cobalt Scalebane

2

5

Leeroy Jenkins

1

7

Bonemare

2

Dust Cost

10480

Spell Cards

6

Minion Cards

24

Deck Archetype

Tempo

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

0

Backstab

2

1

Cold Blood

2

1

Swashburglar

2

3

Edwin VanCleef

1

3

SI:7 Agent

2

3

Shaku, the Collector

1

5

Vilespine Slayer

2

Neutral Cards

1

Fire Fly

2

1

Patches the Pirate

1

1

Southsea Deckhand

1

2

Prince Keleseth

2

3

Tar Creeper

1

3

Vicious Fledgeling

1

4

Corpsetaker

2

5

Cobalt Scalebane

2

6

Argent Commander

2

7

Bonemare

2

7

Stormwatcher

2

Dust Cost

10660

Spell Cards

4

Minion Cards

26

Deck Archetype

Tempo

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

0

Innervate

2

1

Earthen Scales

2

2

Wild Growth

2

2

Wrath

2

3

Jade Blossom

2

4

Mire Keeper

2

4

Swipe

2

5

Nourish

2

5

Spreading Plague

2

7

Malfurion the Pestilent

1

10

Kun, the Forgotten King

1

10

Ultimate Infestation

2

Neutral Cards

8

Medivh, the Guardian

1

8

Primordial Drake

2

8

The Lich King

1

9

Alexstrasza

1

10

Deathwing

1

10

Deathwing, Dragonlord

1

10

Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound

1

Dust Cost

15360

Spell Cards

18

Minion Cards

11

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

BIG

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

BIG Druid variations include exchanging one Innervate with Ysera (Twink’s) or both with Bright-Eyed Scout (Ombre’s).

Class Cards

1

Jade Idol

2

1

Mark of the Lotus

2

2

Power of the Wild

1

2

Wild Growth

2

2

Wrath

2

3

Jade Blossom

2

4

Fandral Staghelm

1

4

Jade Spirit

2

4

Mire Keeper

2

4

Swipe

2

5

Nourish

2

5

Spreading Plague

2

6

Aya Blackpaw

1

6

Jade Behemoth

2

7

Malfurion the Pestilent

1

10

Kun, the Forgotten King

1

10

Ultimate Infestation

2

Neutral Cards

8

Medivh, the Guardian

1

Dust Cost

10040

Spell Cards

19

Minion Cards

10

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Jade

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Enchanted Raven

2

1

Mark of the Lotus

2

2

Druid of the Swarm

2

2

Mark of Y'Shaarj

2

2

Power of the Wild

2

3

Crypt Lord

2

3

Savage Roar

2

5

Living Mana

2

Neutral Cards

1

Bloodsail Corsair

2

1

Fire Fly

2

1

Patches the Pirate

1

2

Dire Wolf Alpha

2

2

Golakka Crawler

2

3

Southsea Captain

1

3

Tar Creeper

2

5

Bittertide Hydra

2

Dust Cost

4840

Minion Cards

20

Spell Cards

10

Deck Archetype

Aggro

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Flame Imp

2

1

Malchezaar's Imp

2

1

Soulfire

2

1

Voidwalker

2

3

Darkshire Councilman

2

5

Despicable Dreadlord

2

5

Doomguard

2

10

Bloodreaver Gul'dan

1

Neutral Cards

1

Acherus Veteran

2

1

Bloodsail Corsair

2

1

Fire Fly

2

1

Patches the Pirate

1

2

Prince Keleseth

1

3

Vicious Fledgeling

2

4

Saronite Chain Gang

2

4

Spellbreaker

1

7

Bonemare

2

Dust Cost

6320

Minion Cards

27

Spell Cards

2

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Zoo

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Mana Wyrm

2

2

Arcanologist

2

2

Frostbolt

2

2

Medivh's Valet

2

2

Primordial Glyph

2

2

Sorcerer's Apprentice

2

3

Arcane Intellect

2

3

Counterspell

2

3

Kirin Tor Mage

2

3

Mirror Entity

1

3

Spellbender

1

4

Fireball

2

6

Kabal Crystal Runner

2

7

Firelands Portal

2

Neutral Cards

5

Bittertide Hydra

2

7

Bonemare

2

Dust Cost

3120

Minion Cards

16

Spell Cards

14

Deck Archetype

Secret

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

0

Ghastly Conjurer

2

1

Babbling Book

1

1

Open the Waygate

1

2

Arcanologist

2

2

Primordial Glyph

2

2

Sorcerer's Apprentice

2

3

Arcane Intellect

2

3

Frost Nova

2

3

Ice Barrier

1

3

Ice Block

2

3

Simulacrum

1

4

Molten Reflection

2

5

Cabalist's Tome

2

6

Blizzard

1

7

Archmage Antonidas

1

Neutral Cards

2

Doomsayer

2

2

Novice Engineer

2

3

Coldlight Oracle

2

Dust Cost

7800

Minion Cards

14

Spell Cards

16

Deck Archetype

Combo

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

2

Arcanologist

2

2

Frostbolt

2

2

Medivh's Valet

2

2

Primordial Glyph

2

3

Arcane Intellect

2

3

Frost Nova

2

3

Ice Barrier

1

3

Ice Block

2

3

Volcanic Potion

1

4

Polymorph

2

6

Blizzard

2

6

Meteor

1

7

Flamestrike

1

9

Frost Lich Jaina

1

Neutral Cards

2

Doomsayer

2

2

Golakka Crawler

1

3

Acolyte of Pain

1

6

Skulking Geist

1

9

Alexstrasza

1

Dust Cost

6640

Cards

1

Minion Cards

10

Spell Cards

18

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Control

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Grimscale Chum

2

1

Vilefin Inquisitor

2

2

Hydrologist

2

3

Rallying Blade

2

4

Blessing of Kings

2

6

Spikeridged Steed

1

6

Sunkeeper Tarim

1

8

Tirion Fordring

1

Neutral Cards

1

Murloc Tidecaller

2

2

Rockpool Hunter

2

3

Coldlight Seer

2

3

Murloc Warleader

2

4

Gentle Megasaur

2

4

Spellbreaker

1

5

Cobalt Scalebane

2

5

Finja, the Flying Star

1

7

Bonemare

2

7

The Curator

1

Dust Cost

9940

Minion Cards

25

Weapon Cards

2

Spell Cards

3

Deck Archetype

Aggro

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Grimscale Chum

2

1

Righteous Protector

2

1

Vilefin Inquisitor

2

2

Hydrologist

2

3

Rallying Blade

2

4

Blessing of Kings

2

6

Spikeridged Steed

2

6

Sunkeeper Tarim

1

8

Tirion Fordring

1

Neutral Cards

1

Murloc Tidecaller

2

2

Rockpool Hunter

2

3

Murloc Warleader

2

3

Stonehill Defender

2

4

Gentle Megasaur

2

5

Finja, the Flying Star

1

7

Bonemare

2

7

The Curator

1

Dust Cost

10000

Minion Cards

24

Weapon Cards

2

Spell Cards

4

Deck Archetype

Midrange

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

0

Silence

1

1

Holy Smite

1

1

Pint-Size Potion

2

1

Potion of Madness

2

2

Shadow Visions

2

2

Shadow Word: Pain

2

3

Shadow Word: Death

2

4

Eternal Servitude

2

4

Greater Healing Potion

1

4

Mass Dispel

1

4

Shadow Word: Horror

2

6

Dragonfire Potion

2

6

Shadow Essence

2

8

Free from Amber

1

8

Shadowreaper Anduin

1

9

Obsidian Statue

2

Neutral Cards

4

Barnes

1

8

The Lich King

1

9

Ysera

1

10

Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound

1

Dust Cost

11560

Spell Cards

23

Minion Cards

6

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Combo

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

0

Circle of Healing

1

0

Silence

1

1

Binding Heal

1

1

Holy Smite

1

1

Northshire Cleric

1

1

Pint-Size Potion

1

1

Potion of Madness

1

1

Power Word: Shield

1

2

Mind Blast

1

2

Radiant Elemental

1

2

Shadow Visions

1

2

Shadow Word: Pain

1

2

Spirit Lash

1

3

Curious Glimmerroot

1

3

Shadow Word: Death

1

4

Auchenai Soulpriest

1

4

Priest of the Feast

1

4

Shadow Word: Horror

1

5

Raza the Chained

1

6

Dragonfire Potion

1

7

Prophet Velen

1

8

Shadowreaper Anduin

1

Neutral Cards

2

Bloodmage Thalnos

1

2

Golakka Crawler

1

2

Loot Hoarder

1

2

Novice Engineer

1

2

Wild Pyromancer

1

3

Acolyte of Pain

1

4

Kazakus

1

6

Gadgetzan Auctioneer

1

Dust Cost

10160

Spell Cards

14

Minion Cards

15

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Highlander

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

0

Silence

1

1

Crystalline Oracle

1

1

Northshire Cleric

1

1

Power Word: Shield

1

3

Curious Glimmerroot

1

3

Kabal Talonpriest

1

3

Shadow Word: Death

1

4

Shifting Shade

1

4

Tortollan Shellraiser

1

5

Raza the Chained

1

6

Dragonfire Potion

1

8

Shadowreaper Anduin

1

9

Obsidian Statue

1

Neutral Cards

1

Bloodsail Corsair

1

1

Fire Fly

1

1

Mistress of Mixtures

1

1

Patches the Pirate

1

2

Prince Keleseth

1

3

Acolyte of Pain

1

3

Southsea Captain

1

3

Tar Creeper

1

4

Arfus

1

4

Kazakus

1

5

Cobalt Scalebane

1

6

Cairne Bloodhoof

1

6

Skulking Geist

1

7

Bonemare

1

7

The Curator

1

8

Primordial Drake

1

10

N'Zoth, the Corruptor

1

Dust Cost

17000

Spell Cards

4

Minion Cards

25

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Highlander

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Evolve

2

2

Devolve

1

2

Flametongue Totem

2

2

Jade Claws

2

2

Maelstrom Portal

2

2

Primalfin Totem

2

3

Mana Tide Totem

2

4

Jade Lightning

2

5

Bloodlust

1

5

Thrall Deathseer

1

6

Aya Blackpaw

1

6

Thing from Below

2

Neutral Cards

1

Bloodsail Corsair

2

1

Fire Fly

2

1

Patches the Pirate

1

3

Stonehill Defender

1

4

Rattling Rascal

1

4

Saronite Chain Gang

2

5

Doppelgangster

1

Dust Cost

7260

Minion Cards

19

Spell Cards

8

Weapon Cards

2

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Combo

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

N'Zoth's First Mate

2

1

Upgrade!

2

3

Bloodsail Cultist

2

3

Fiery War Axe

2

3

Frothing Berserker

2

4

Kor'kron Elite

2

4

Mortal Strike

1

5

Arcanite Reaper

2

Neutral Cards

1

Bloodsail Corsair

2

1

Patches the Pirate

1

1

Southsea Deckhand

2

2

Prince Keleseth

1

3

Southsea Captain

2

4

Dread Corsair

2

4

Spellbreaker

1

5

Bittertide Hydra

2

5

Cobalt Scalebane

1

5

Leeroy Jenkins

1

Dust Cost

7620

Minion Cards

23

Spell Cards

3

Weapon Cards

4

Deck Archetype

Aggro

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Fire Plume's Heart

1

2

Armorsmith

2

2

Battle Rage

1

2

Execute

2

2

Slam

1

2

Sleep with the Fishes

2

3

Ravaging Ghoul

2

4

Blood Razor

2

5

Alleyway Armorsmith

2

5

Brawl

2

5

Direhorn Hatchling

1

Neutral Cards

2

Dirty Rat

1

3

Acolyte of Pain

2

3

Stonehill Defender

2

3

Tar Creeper

1

4

Saronite Chain Gang

2

7

The Curator

1

8

Primordial Drake

2

8

The Lich King

1

Dust Cost

8860

Spell Cards

9

Minion Cards

19

Weapon Cards

2

Deck Archetype

Combo

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone

Class Cards

1

Shield Slam

2

1

Whirlwind

2

2

Armorsmith

2

2

Battle Rage

2

2

Dead Man's Hand

1

2

Execute

2

2

Slam

2

2

Sleep with the Fishes

2

3

Mountainfire Armor

2

3

Shield Block

2

4

Blood Razor

2

5

Brawl

1

5

Direhorn Hatchling

2

8

Scourgelord Garrosh

1

Neutral Cards

2

Doomsayer

1

3

Acolyte of Pain

2

8

The Lich King

1

10

N'Zoth, the Corruptor

1

Dust Cost

8520

Spell Cards

16

Minion Cards

11

Weapon Cards

2

Hero Cards

1

Deck Archetype

Control

Format

Mammoth

Import Deck in Hearthstone


Martin "OtakuMZ" Z.

Real life physician and afterhour card battler. Martin “OtakuMZ” contributes to the Hearthstone team of BlizzPro since late 2015. Additionally, he contributes analytic articles for Hearthstone and Gwent as a member of Fade2Karma and in his collumn on the Gwentlemen site. He is best known for his infographics which can be accessed at a glance at https://www.facebook.com/hsinfographics and https://www.facebook.com/gwentinfographics