Idk how blizzard continually does this. I’ve played 7 games today in sub 500 legend and every game has been Paladin. They’ve created a deck that is not only a powerhouse from t1 but continues to be throughout the entire game. Even being able to otk in late game and there’s no counter to it because they’ve decimated control. What a sad pathetic meta we currently live in.
no counter ? There's literally control priests and mages everywhere . Solid alibis , dirty rats pullin out your countess and purator .. C'mon man you've reached top 500 legend and complain about pure paladin? Hard cap
Also this post belongs in the salt thread ( worst meta ever the 1000th time literally)
You’re going to claim mage counters Paladin? Mage is dead by the time they ever get a chance to go off with their combo. I’d argue that the only reason mage ISNT top tier is because they can’t deal with Paladin. Priest, sure, that’s great until you can’t clear every board and they hit with 20-30 damage with the weapon.
then claiming dirty rat is a counter is a joke. Idk if you’ve seen Paladin before but it runs more then just a couple minions. You’re more likely hitting anything besides the 1 card you actually want to hit.
I’ll even go as far as to direct you to hearthstone-decks. The majority of the decks on there in top 500 legend are pure Paladin. Even hitting r1. Whether it’s jealousy you think I’m lying or something else, you can’t argue with that.
VS just posted their meta snapshot. From what i understand, the problem is that the decks that could potentially counter Pure Paladin have really bad matchups with the rest of the field, so they can't really be played. This is what turns the Pally into a monster.
On the bright side, we no longer live in a world where decks like this are left unchecked for months. I would guess we'll get a balance patch in a week or two at most.
It is rare to pull off 2 specific minions from an mainly minions deck, while also having the means to remove it from board when going against a deck that burns all your removal constantly playing minions. I disagree with OP saying this is the worst meta ever, but I disagree with you even more.
Sweet if you think this is the worst meta ever. Seems like you just started playing and wasnt there back in the early days.
I still get flashbacks of Grim Patron Warrior, Pirate Warrior, Force/Roar Druid, Secret Paladin or Huntertaker just to name a few. Another side effect is that the decks i named were there for many month some even for years. Nowadays if something is too op they may fix it within the next one or two patches.
If you have only two matchups that are below 65% wr, one of them being a mirror matchup, I think its more than fair to say that a deck is beyond broken. "Giving up" neutral cards is not a sacrifice if you have more than 30 class cards that are insanely strong by themselves, even more so combined with each other. The countess would be strong if you got 3 random legendary minions for 2 mana each, but the fact that you can discover them makes it outright broken and one of the strongest cards in the game right now.
There is not a single deck that has a winrate over 50% against pure paladin, whether it is supposed to be a counter or not. This might not be one of the worst metas of all time, but pure paladin in standard is currently one of the most unfun, uncounterable decks to ever exist.
Things like the tuned-up Mage that beats Paladin fairly well and the Druid deck just came up in the past few days. And they'll nerf Paladin this week or next. It's not like when Secret Paladin was around for 8 months (and even that was far from the worst meta).