Post Release Meta Decks - With Decklists!





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Meta Decks after the first week of Saviors of Uldum

A week into the expansion some of the early meta has crystalized and we have a reasonable idea of the available strong decks.

Let's walk you through some of them, divided up into different categories.


The Control Decks

Control Warrior made it into Saviors of Uldum not just still on top, but possibly better than before. It's defining the meta.

Mage has several different deck list variants that all do well, but the most consistent of these decks seems to be the one that combines the Freeze control elements with several different damage packages.

[Legend] Control Warrior
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SoU Control Mage
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The Murloc Decks

Murlocs defining the meta? Yep. We saw it before the expansion with Murloc Shaman and that deck is still strong, but the surprisingly strong newcomer is Murloc Paladin.

The variant we post about here is one that has teched in 2x Shieldbreaker which should definitely be a big help in a meta defined by Control Warrior.

Murloc Paladin w/ shieldbreaker
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Mrrggll Shaman
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The Highlander Decks

There were many differing opinions about if Highlander decks would be any good before the expansion, but seemingly 2 did make it into high ranked play after release: Highlander Hunter and Mage.

Ironically neither deck is the only good deck in it's class. Mage is mentioned above and Secret Hunter and unchanged Mech Hunter still do well too. This Hunter deck runs strong cards from both those decks: a healthy amount of secrets and some mechs too, as well as the Highlander staples, like Dinotamer Brann and Zephrys the Great.

Secret Highlander Hunter
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Thijs Highlander Mage
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The Decks on a Budget

Not everyone has a ton of dust nor gold to buy packs and they are in need of a deck that is slightly friendlier to the budget. These decks clock in at 3820 (druid) and 4460 (hunter) dust TOTAL, including some commons you are likely to have.

These decks may give you a feeling of deja-vu though, as they have not changed much from how they looked before the expansion dropped. Hunter did add 2 of the new Secret Synergy Superstars Hyena Alpha.

[12-2] Token druid
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[SoU] Secret/Beast Hunter 83 % W/R
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The Other Decks

Lastly we have 2 decks that have decent winrates too, but aren't quite as easy to put in a category. The first one is Zoolock, which got a nice boost from adding EVIL Recruiter and Dark Pharaoh Tekahn.

The other one is a Priest combo deck that uses High Priest Amet as it's only legendary and still managed to get people high Legendary rank. Check out it's great guide!

Legend + 12 wins Brawl Zoo
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Conclusion

It's still early in the Saviors of Uldum post release meta so who knows what developments we will still see in the future, and these are certainly not the only decks doing well, but these decks have all seen a lot of success already. Good luck laddering!

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