Now that the old ruler of Hearthstone, the Patron Warrior deck, has been knocked down a few pegs, the meta is in a state of upheaval. Secret Paladin has soared up the charts, and new decks are finally being tested.
Last week’s Deck of the Week talked about my impressions of the latest Hearthstone expansion, The Grand Tournament. Overall, I was pretty let down by the new cards added in this expansion, especially the ones with TGT’s new mechanics, Inspire and Joust. This week, I’ll rank each class, post TGT, to see where they stand.
This Deck of the Week is a bit unorthodox. Instead of bringing a new deck to play, I wanted to take a chance to give a bit of a post-mortem of The Grand Tournament expansion.
One of the classes that benefited most from the Grand Tournament expansion was Priest. Priest has always been an underdog class, and before TGT there were basically only two versions, a standard big minion control version and the one featuring Deathlords. Neither were very competitive.
This Deck of the Week looks at a completely new type of deck that was simply not possible before the release of The Grand Tournament. Using a new card, the Mysterious Challenger, this paladin deck can play every secret in the deck at once! Hence the name, Secret Paladin.
In the first few weeks after a new set of cards are added, most people have success by tweaking existing deck types and making them stronger with a few new cards. This is exactly the strategy behind our Deck of the Week, midrange druid.
So, in case you missed it, Hearthstone’s new expansion, The Grand Tournament, finally released earlier this week. A new expansion means news cards, and new cards mean new decks! This Deck of the Week is looking at one of the first TGT reboots of an old classic, the zoolock.