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Rankstar Report #14 — March 2020

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We would like to thank these top legend players who have given us their expert opinions: RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Jack, Memnarch, 燁魔*, xtuliop, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Eddetektor, Weatherlight, Jonahrah, Malekith, and ksr. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report.*

Welcome to the Second Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2020! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 81 decks we’ve seen frequently on ladder, explain the method of computing the tier list, break down the meta and analyze the decks as detailed as they need to be. In this report, we have included a Meta Ranking and will be further discussing the state of each class in terms of power and diversity. Also, we’re including some Rankstar special decklists that were made by none other than our experts!

Method

We collected our experts’ opinions through a spreadsheet, where our Top Wild legend players will rate the given decks with a corresponding score from 1 to 4 in increments of 0.5 (with 1 being top Tier 1 and 4 being bottom Tier 4). We then collect the result, standardize and categorize them in 4 different Tiers. This is what they mean:

Tier 0 (Absolute oppression)

The one deck to beat. You either play it or play decks that can beat it.

NONE

Tier 1 (Meta-defining)

Highly-optimised decks with extreme raw power that are very well positioned in the meta.

Time Warp Mage

Even Shaman

Control Cube Warlock

Egg Cube Warlock

Reno Time Warp Mage

Secret Mage

Tempo Galakrond Warrior

Tier 2 (High-legend viable)

Competitive decks that are not as well-rounded, but can snatch games off of Tier 1 decks or prey on their direct counters.

Pirate Warrior

Darkest Hour Warlock

Mech Handbuff Paladin

Odd Paladin

Aviana Druid

Odd Rogue

Aggro Rogue

Jade Druid

Reno Control Mage

Mecha'thun Warlock

Odd Warrior

Tier 3 (Legend-viable)

Fringe decks that can capitalise on pocket metas that allow it, however, are either suboptimal or outmeta.

Even Warlock

Kingsbane Rogue

Beast Hunter

Even Hunter

Inner Fire Priest

Zoo Warlock

Mech Hunter

Aggro Druid

Treachery Warlock

Galakrond Rogue

Reno Hunter

Reno Combo Priest

Reno Warlock

Murloc Shaman

Elemental Mage

Reno Shaman

Even Paladin

Malygos Warlock

Big Priest

Evolve Shaman

Dragon Hunter

Odd Mage

Weasel Priest

Control Shudderwock Shaman

Reno Paladin

Odd Hunter

Reno Druid

Patron Warrior

Tier 4 (Average)

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Decks at a weaker power level that require an extensive understanding to be able to pilot well, however, are not recommended for ladder experience.

Togwaggle Priest

Taunt Warrior

Galakrond OTK Rogue

Aggro Shaman

Galakrond Shaman

Token Paladin

Dinomancer Warlock

Secret Hunter

Reno Rogue

Big Rogue

Dead Man's Warrior

Big Burn Priest

Mind Blast Priest

Deathrattle Hunter

Murloc Paladin

Control Reno Priest

APM Priest

Taunt Druid

Mill Rogue

Discard Warlock

Linecracker Druid

Burgle Rogue

Gonk Druid

Exodia Paladin

Malygos Druid

Miracle Rogue

Big Shaman

Recruits Paladin

Ramp Druid

Tier 5 (Meme)

Decks that aren’t typically played to get for the purpose of climbing ladder, but still have a decent enough presence to be included in the report.

Mech Mage

Jade Shaman

Handbuff Paladin

Pure Paladin

Freeze Mage

Caverns Rogue

Within each tier, decks are categorized to either High tier, Mid tier or Low tier to further differentiate their power level.

For Meta Ranking analysis, we allocate points to each deck from Tier 0 to Tier 3 then sum them up. The point system for rating a single deck is as below:

Tier 0: 22

Tier 1: 18 (High), 15 (Mid), 12 (Low)

Tier 2: 9 (High), 7 (Mid), 5 (Low)

Tier 3: 3 (High), 2 (Mid), 1 (Low)

Each deck is also assigned a popularity ranking and a respective coefficient multiplier based on its popularity. The highest multiplier is 12 and the lowest is 7. For example, if Odd Paladin is High Tier 1 and has a multiplier of 12, it will bring the class an additional 216 points.

Therefore, a class can be placed highly on the Ranking system based on one (or both) of these elements: having a few strong decks (deck power) or having many decks (class diversity). If classes share the same score, the class with more top decks will be ranked higher.

Meta Ranking:

Warlock

Mage

Warrior

Shaman

Paladin

Druid

Rogue

Hunter

Priest

Read the report here: https://teamrankstar.com/meta/hearthstone-wild-meta-snapshot-march-2020/

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