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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – November 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: RenoJackson, Illusionist, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Eddetektor, and ksr. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining

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Wild Class Meta Ranking – November

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Illusionist, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Eddetektor, and ksr. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining

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Descent of Dragons: The Legendary Dragons (Part 1)

Part 1: The Dragon Aspects As we all know, Descent of Dragons will be Hearthstone’s thirteenth expansion, with a special focus on dragon, possibly the coolest tribe in the game. To commemorate the launch of the first Dragon-heavy expansion (the second one if you count Blackrock Mountains), we’re going to go through a close analysis of all the legendary dragons in the game thus far (and of the new dragons when they will be released). In the first article, let’s

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – October 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, and SmellyHuffer. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining our

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Wild Class Power Ranking – October

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, and SmellyHuffer. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining our

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SN1P-SN4P Warlock – why it is so strong and how to nerf the deck

It’s no news that SN1P-SN4P Warlock is currently the strongest deck in the Wild format, and possibly one of the most powerful decks to ever existed in Wild. In terms of oppressiveness, the deck is comparable to some of the top decks in the most imbalanced meta in the game like Midrange Shaman or Standard Jade Druid. It’s achieved a perfect score of 100 in Vicious Syndicate’s power ranking, a score that’s only been achieved by the craziest decks that’s

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – September 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Kohai and Awedragon. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider

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Wild Class Power Ranking – September

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Kohai and Awedragon. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider

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Legend lists to try in Wild – August 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar It’s already a month onto the new expansion, and we can see how Saviors of Uldum is already affecting the meta. This post will feature all the new lists that are seeing success recently. Togwaggle Druid made a resurgence, with Sleight piloting the deck to legend. Joybuzz makes it relatively easier to

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Wild Class Power Ranking – August

Class Power Ranking for August is based on our findings from the Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – August. For Class Power Ranking analysis, we allocate points to each deck from Tier 1 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

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – August 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: RenoJackson, xtuliop, Memnarch, 燁魔, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou and SmellyHuffer. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining our Discord

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Early Legend lists – Saviors of Uldum

It’s only a few days onto the new expansion, but for its power level, Saviors of Uldum is already affecting the meta. This post will feature all the new lists that are seeing success recently. Odd Warrior is still going strong in the newborn meta, demonstrated by ksr. His deck plays no new card, but you can try a Livewire Lance for some early tempo. His Renolock runs Zephrys, a card that is touted to be even stronger and more

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Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 4

In my last article, we went through Priest and Rogue (you can find the first two parts here, here and here). For the final article of this series, we’ll be looking at Shaman, Warlock and Warrior. Shaman Shaman cards are great! They got support in every single department – Aggro, Midrange and Control. Vessina can be utilized in both Aggro and Even Shaman, she’s a great Savage Roar on-demand. Speaking of Savage Roar, Totemic Surge makes you laugh at the

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Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 3

In my last article, we went through Mage and Paladin (you can find the first two parts here and here). For this one, we’ll be looking at Priest and Rogue. Priest Priest has both a situational hero power and a situational Basic/Classic set; therefore, their strength (in Standard at least) largely depends on their new set. Maybe that pressured Blizzard into printing a pretty good set for Priest this time around, after a year of zero relevance in Standard. People

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Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 2

In my last article, we went through Druid and Hunter (you can find Part 1 here). For this one, we’ll be looking at Mage (it’s going to take a while) and Paladin. Mage Let’s just say Mage got the Kobolds & Catacombs’ Warlock treatment. Every single of their cards are at least playable, and a few of them are just straight up broken. Secret Mage, an already established deck in Wild, got heaviliy buffed with not one, not two, not

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Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 1

Yet another expansion is coming to Hearthstone in a few days, but this one in particular is not just another expansion. In fact, it has been creating buzzes all around, both in the Standard and the Wild meta, for cards with insane powerlevel, interesting mechanics that have never been seen before, and for applications in many of our beloved existing archetypes. Never before have I seen so many good cards introduced in a single set, for every single class in

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – Mid July 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Bananaramic, 很星爆你知道嗎, SlugCat, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Zeddy, Yami and Siveure. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on

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Standard Holy Wrath Paladin – A High Level Guide to Success (Part 2)

In my last article, I’ve introduced Holy Wrath Paladin, summarized its typical playstyle and went through the card choices in the deck. In this article, I will be talking about some of the matchups you will run into most often on ladder, and have a quick discussion on what we should do should we play each of them. An assumption that we should often make here is that the opponent would have a good to great hand; based on that

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Standard Holy Wrath Paladin – A High Level Guide to Success (Part 1)

Recently, the new OTK Holy Wrath Paladin has been taking both the competitive and ladder meta by storm, notably through several high level success stories as seen in the Hearthstone Grandmaster. Many players were eager to take the deck onto ladder; however, for one deck that requires intricate decision making and multiple decision points, it is understandable that people make misplays, sometimes so costly that they force them to concede by Turn 5 or 6. Therefore, this series of articles

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Fatigue Priest – a comprehensive guide

Hi guys, it’s me RenoJackson, an avid Wild player and deckbuilding. I have always like Fatigue decks, so it’s just natural for me to come up with these kinds of wacky creations. This time, I’m revisiting an old deck that had put me inside Top 10 Legend a few months back: Fatigue Priest. The gameplan with Fatigue Priest sounds simple but strangely effective: Draw your deck, complete your quest and fill your deck with theirs. You can play powerful deathrattle

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – July 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Awedragon, Ghostdog, Beeozan, RenoJackson, Bananaramic, 很星爆你知道嗎, SlugCat, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, SgtSlay3r, Clark, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Jonahrah, Goku, Yami and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To

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RenoJackson’s Off-meta Legend decks

What’s up, everyone? It’s me, RenoJackson, who always look for a fun time on Legend ladder no matter what the circumstances are. Today, I’ll be introducing three decks that has not been seen in any meta snapshots recently, but has been yielding me decent results on Legend ladder. Egg Priest Winrate: 22 – 17 (56.4%) Highest rank attained: #84 Code: AAEBAa0GCPIFuQ36DvsOw8ECycICp84C8YADC+UE8gz6DY8P0cECq8IC8M8Ci+EC5fcCiIID75IDAA== This is a very fun zoo-like deck, where you have a lot of stuffs that synergize with Eggs in

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – June 2019

We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Awedragon, Beeozan, RenoJackson, Bananaramic, Zeddy, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, Siveure, SgtSlay3r, Clark, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Jonahrah, Yami, Kohai, Malekith and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. Welcome to the Fifth Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 55 decks we’ve seen

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Fun decks to try out – Rise of the Mech

For the first time ever, Blizzard decided to BUFF various cards for an event, along with a free Golden legendary for every player in SN1P-SN4P. The details of the buffs can be seen below. Needless to say that these buffs have had a significant impact on the Wild meta – many existing decks like Even Shaman, Inner Fire Priest or Deathrattle Hunter have been winners of this event. However, it also given rise to a multitude of more obscure (and

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Digging Wild but under budget? Try these decks today!

There’s a misconception that Wild is a very expensive format and you need and extensive collection to actually achieve good results. While many Wild decks do require many legendaries and epics, the vast cardpool made it so you can build strong and even legend viable decks just from a meager cost of up to 2 legendaries. You can easily acquire that much by grinding daily gold, or even from opening packs given generously through events. Do keep in mind that

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – May 2019

We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Awedragon, RenoJackson, Bananaramic, Razox, Hijodaikan, Jonahrah, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Yami, Kohai, Malekith and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. Welcome to the Fourth Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 52 decks we’ve seen frequently on ladder, explain the

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Rank 79 Legend with Control Mech Hunter – A comprehensive guide

Deep down, we all know that the ultimate question to life is whether who’s going to win in this epic battle: An army of legendaries with a total stats of 1000/1000 on turn 6, or one unstable boi? It turns out that it has already been answered all along. Here it is: Also, it turns out that Control Hunter isn’t a meme at all! I played this version of Control Hunter from 250 to rank 79 legend, with a winrate

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – Late April 2019

We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us experts’ opinions: Awedragon, RenoJackson, Siveure, Bananaramic, Razox, Hijodaikan, SgtSlay3r, teruteruboy, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Yami and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. Welcome to the Third Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 51 decks we’ve seen frequently on ladder, explain the method

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Rise of Shadows – Set Review

We are already a couple of weeks into the new, exciting Rise of Shadows meta, and you know what time it is! It’s surely time to have a thorough look through the cards, their application in existing decks and new archetypes, their overall impact on the meta and of course, their meme potential. Impact on the Meta ROS impact in Standard has been recorded and acknowledged, it has not been all THAT impactful in our eternal format. This effect is

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Is it time we reclassify the definition of Control decks as we know it?

Hi, it’s RenoJackson and today I have a very interesting topic I’d like to discuss. Firstly, I want to ask this question just to probe your minds a bit: what decks do you think of when you think of a control deck? Probably something really grindy and jampacked with value like N’zoth Priest, Reno Mage or Cubelock? Something with insane survivability and toughness like Odd Warrior? Or something that can defy fatigue like Dead Man’s Hand? I’d like to propose

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – April 2019

Alongside Awedragon and RenoJackson, we would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us experts’ opinions: Spiral, Siveure, Bananaramic, Hijodaikan, SgtSlay3r, Dean, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Yami and Dajmond. 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 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 45 decks we’ve seen frequently on ladder, explain

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Top 100 Legend Rastakhan Even Mage

What’s up folks? I’m RenoJackson and I always like to mess around with obscure decks to fine winning formulas that others don’t often think of. Around the end of every expansion, I’d always come up with something cool, and this time it’s Even Mage! It’s win/loss was 27-10 from #400 to #80 legend, note that the few first losses were with subjectively worse versions of the deck, so it’s actually performing far better. Why Even Mage? Believe it or not,

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Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – March 2019

Alongside Awedragon and RenoJackson, we would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us experts’ opinions: Spiral, Siveure, Corbett, Bananaramic, Hijodaikan, SgtSlay3r, Dean, xxxFroBro45xx, ksr and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. Welcome to the First Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 40 decks we’ve seen on frequently on ladder, explain

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Legend with Aggro Freeze Mage! – A comprehensive guide

So I’m the type of person who likes to have fun AND stay competitive at the same time. That’s why I usually always try to look for decks people don’t really play and get them to legend if possible. I’ve made legend with many ‘new’ decks, including Un’goro Secret Mage and Un’goro Inspire Priest, Boomsday N’zoth Druid and more. This time, while preparing for the Hearthstone Wild Open 2019, my friend and I came up with this version of Aggro

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Getting Into Wild – Part 1: Hunter

Welcome to the first part of the series Getting Into Wild! This series is essentially a detailed crafting guide for each and every class in Hearthstone pertaining to the Rastakhan’s Rumble post-nerf metas. Note that we will only go through Legendaries, Epics and some really important Rares, since you can reliably get most Commons without having to craft them. We will go through the classes in an alphabetical order before ending the series with a selection of Neutral cards, therefore,

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WHY HERO POWERS ARE PROBLEMATIC: AN ANALYSIS OF BAKU, GENN AND HERO CARDS (PART 2)

In the previous part of this article, we discussed how Hero Powers are becoming increasingly problematic, and how there seem to be no quick fix to the issue. In this part, we are looking to explore potential solutions to overpowered and undercosted hero powers. Note that the solutions below are only suggestions, and while some might seem more adventurous than others, I personally think they all worth a glance over. 1. Changing base stats/costs: It could be argued that the

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Why hero powers are problematic: an analysis of Baku, Genn and Hero cards (Part 1)

Hero Powers are a features that set Hearthstone apart from many other card games. You can call upon your sweet ping regardless of the cards you draw or whether you have cards left in your deck at all. People generally don’t think of the original hero powers to be problems because their power level. You pay two mana for a 1/1, a ping, or a heal for 2, they’re way overcosted for what they do. This is why the early

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Analysis: Time Out! vs Ice Block

Time Out! and Ice Block have become the staple in many slow combo decks within their respective classes: Paladin and Mage. Whereas Ice Block still sees play in the ever reliable Exodia Mage and Freeze Mage, Time Out! has became an integral part of strategies such as Exodia and Anyfin Paladin. These two cards look similar and seem to have identical functions, that is the reason why some players have complained that Time Out! was simply just a lazy reprint

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Selective Discard, Tiny Knight of Evil and the Quest to revitalize Discard Warlock

SMALL IN SIZE, HUGE IN EVIL! Selective Discard, Tiny Knight of Evil and the Quest to revitalize Discard Warlock Deck Code: AAEBAf0GBvoO5MIClMcCuNACl9MCj4IDDNAE9wTOB8IIxBTZFdSzAry2ApHHAtP4AtaGA6+NAwA= If there’s one thing that Blizzard can’t seem to let go of, it’s Discard. ‘Don’t flog a dead horse!’, people have been screaming unto their ears every expansion, but as stubborn as Team 5 is, they do things with their own vision. From Dark Bargain in TGT, Darkshire Librarian in Old Gods, Lakkari Sacrifice in Un’Goro and Cataclysm

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