Mean Streets of Gadgetzan has shaken up the meta and we are proud to bring to you the latest viable decks that you can try for grinding to desired ranks. Our first installment of Legend Decks of Gadgetzan can be found at – Legend Decks of Gadgetzan – Week 1. With many more players hitting legend and trying out new cards, we have more fresh decks for you that popular content creators and professional players used for their grind to high legend ranks.
All of the above decks have been tried and tested by not only the original deck creators themselves but also by me in Ranked Play and I’ve put together a list of some of the better performing decks from what I gathered in the past week. The decks feel refreshing and add a nice twist to the meta. Some of the decks below are quite niche but due to the unstable nature of the meta you will be able take your opponents by surprise due to them not being able to accurately predict what you are playing.
Egg Druid (by J4CKIECHAN)
We all know how big of an innovator Jackie is when it comes to making quirky decks that seemingly work despite looking like off-beat fun decks. Some of his best creations include Camel Hunter and Egg Druid. His Spiderman Hunter was one of the first Hunter decks I really enjoyed a long time back and now he is back with a new take on his old Egg Druid deck. Egg Druid in its older form had a lot of sticky minions that were used from Curse of Naxxramas and it was a great deck overall. However, with the departure of a lot of key cards in the 2016 Standard rotation we were left high and dry with newer cards not adding anything to the deck and it went out of favor over time. But with the new expansion it seems like the deck is making a comeback. It is a very niche deck and it more of a fun and surprise pick to use on ladder. Jackie managed to pull Turn 3 wins with the deck on legend ladder on stream and maintained a winrate of almost 70% while playtesting the deck.
Mark of the Lotus
So what makes Egg Druid so great? Since Pirate Warrior is quite popular now, being able to flood the board allows you to eat away the abundance of 1 HP minions that they pack and you will be able to counter other aggressive decks just as well. Some of the more popular decks in the meta right now do not have proper board clears to deal with the kind of board presence the deck is able to generate and you will easily be able to take people by surprise. Most people you face on ladder will generally mulligan against you assuming you are running a slow deck like Jade Druid but in turn get smashed once you start generating your tokens and burst them down in one or two turns very early in the game before they are even able to react to your board using their area of effect spells. It also mixes some Pirate and Beast synergy in the deck as well. Bloodsail Corsair
Control Shaman (by wiRer)
White Eyes is one of the best cards from the expansion for Deathrattle decks but unfortunately only Shamans will be able to take advantage of the card due to it being exclusive for Thrall and Morgl. Control Shaman is by no means a bad deck and there players like ApDrop, VLPS and wiRer who have taken the deck to legend in the past and the addition of White Eyes
On the other hand, the deck drew aggressively but the healers were either too inconsistent or too slow. Hallazeal the Ascended
White Eyes is one of the best value cards in the deck and you are able to add up to two Storm Guardians back to your deck making the deck good enough to counter slow decks that tend to go into fatigue. Except Jade Druid I have had no trouble against most decks and I had a lot of fun playing the deck. Jinyu Waterspeaker is one of the cards that can give Antique Healbot
Combo Renolock (by Asmodai)
If you are a fan of OTK decks and have not had the opportunity to try out Combolock in the past then you should definitely try the deck out in its newest avatar. With a multitude of cards pushing singleton decks in the new meta Renolock is back with a bang and you should be able to find great success with the deck in the meta. One of the best advantages of Warlock as a class to support singleton decks is the availability of Life Tap, which is one of the top hero powers in the game if not the very best.
You have access to a ton of removal and AoE options and the deck is very thin on the lategame front. Instead, you have access to a 20 damage burst combo that can extend to 28 damage if you manage to pull a second Power Overwhelming
The deck is heavily tuned to beat aggressive decks and has a great combo win condition as well. You need to bring down the cost of playing Leeroy Jenkins
Unlike a lot of other lists that run extremely greedy cards, Asmodai chose to do away with all that and create a refined list that just works out in the meta. He had an insane winrate on the legend ladder and hit Rank 1 quite handily beating some of the best players in the game in the process.
MidRange Secret Hunter (by NickChipper)
If you have been wondering where did Secret Hunter disappear off to in the meta, the answer is it has gone nowhere. It seems like Secret Hunter is going to stay and with some tweaks to beat the meta, the deck is back in action. NickChipper found decent success with the deck and it puts away a lot of the slower cards the deck originally had in favor of more aggressive early game and a secret package that is bent towards beating aggressive decks. You have Alleycat which has great synergy with cards like Knife Juggler
You should give this a shot if you like to play Hunter and I feel the list is quite refined and works as intended. It does play out a little differently from the older Hunter lists that you might be accustomed to so it might take a little bit of time getting used to the ordering of secrets and other facets in planning out your turns.
Jade Aggro Shaman (by Spo)
If you are a fan of aggressive decks then here is the right deck for you. Aggro Shaman is being considered by many to be a top tier deck right now and there is more than enough reason to believe so. With a variety of synergies that come together and offer you a ton of burst damage to pound through your opponent’s health pool as well as minions that are extremely efficient for their cost, there is no surprise that the deck is performing admirably in the meta right now. It has all the early game that any Aggro Shaman player is accustomed to and also includes a handful of Pirates to take advantage of the weapon synergies. Patches the Pirate
Aya Blackpaw is not the best of inclusions in my opinion and I did play with the deck but she felt a little too slow for what she does in this kind of deck since you often lose your board and go for the all-in face damage plan anyway turn 5 or so onwards and trying to build your board back doesn’t always help. However, the results might be different for other people so you might want to stick to the decklist and see how see works out for you and judge for yourself. I find the inclusion of a second Flamewreathed Faceless
Hope you have a fun time with the decks and try them out on ladder. If you have any decks that you have been trying, feel free to share them below in the comments below and we’ll try them out! We will come back with more decks in the coming weeks to bring you the best decks from professional players and streamers so stay tuned!