It looked very good when Regiskillbin and Trump played it, but when looking at hsreplay the winrate is quite low. Is it nothing more than a meem deck? Was hoping it would be good because it does look fun.
I think it's legit. I've been watching Kibler dominate with it lately. Took it for a spin today and went 11-5 with most of the losses being either misplays on my part or godawful luck (all win conditions buried in the bottom five against Warlock, for instance).
It's the only deck I've played this meta that genuinely feels like it has a chance in every matchup. It has the end-game to beat control decks and the healing to beat hunter, pally, and mage (though that's generally still a brutal matchup). And best of all, it beats the living tar out of standard control warlock, which is uber satisfying.
I have also strated playing it recently, the main win-con of the deck Neeru Fireblade feels a bit underwhelming even you manage to drop it early (before turn 10). I lost many games after dropping Neeru Fireblade because of fatigue damage and getting overwhelmed. I managed to counter it by adding Envoy Rustwix and Educated Elekk, both cards together can give you 4-5 more turns before fatigue and can really help you close out games. I use Tamsin Roame to keep a few 0-mana spells to play with Educated Elekk after you burn your deck. This doesnt work everytime though but it managed to get my win rate up.
Its a meme deck and Warlock is just bad all round. A lot of people are missing the fact that its Trump and Kibler playing the list and they are high legend players, at high legend vast majority of people play slower decks so decks like this are more viable - combine that with their immense knowledge of the game.
The lower ladders are quite different - if you're trying to play this on Gold or Diamond or whatever you're putting yourself through unnecessary pain because it cant keep up with all the tempo decks on those ladders.
It confuses me why so many people continue to play Warlock (not complaining as its a free win 90% of the time) as its generally just a bad class overall in this meta. Not saying you cant do well with it but there's so many better lists to choose from right now it seems silly. My assumption is that everybody complains about tick so players just naturally assume its OP, and trump used Lock in his F2P series so there's that as well.
The tier list on HSreply isn't indicative of what is best to play either - you'll have an easier time hitting legend playing decks that counter the best decks rather than playing the best decks yourself.
I don't think the high legend vs all ranks distribution necessarily favors this deck. There's more Priest which is nice, but there's also a lot more spell mage (tough matchup) and less control Warlock (highly favorable, imo).
Undoubtedly Kibler's really good and gets the most out of it, but the matchup stats on vicious syndicate skew way in the other direction. I'm definitely not a good player, but the notion that mill lock would be highly unfavorable against standard control lock or unfavorable against Hunter seems crazy to me. I think there's some really bad piloting of this deck out there and people drag the stats down and give up on it before they really learn how to play it.
But then, I've been trying to make Shaman work for the entirety of the expansion, so I'm just thrilled to find a deck capable of winning more than half the time.