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Hearthstone: The best Hearthstone decks - May 2017 (Season 38)

Our one-stop guide to the best decks you can play on the Standard ladder in Season 38.

On this page you'll find our pick of the best Hearthstone decks being played by the pros right now, with deck lists and essential guides for each one.

It's been quite a whirlwind updating Metabomb over the last month or so, with the release of Un'Goro prompting a huge amount of work to ensure the site remains up to date with all of the changes. We hope you're finding our growing collection of guides for all the latest deck archetypes a useful way of getting stuck into the expansion, and we'll be expanding on all of our coverage considerably in the weeks and months between today and the next expansion.

Now that things have settled down a bit, we've reached a point now where we feel like we can start chucking out a few of the old recommendations, highlight all of the new decks that actually deliver, and just generally make our monthly round-up a bit more suitable for the long-term Un'Goro metagame. With that said - and although things are pretty stable right now - we do urge you to continue exercising caution when it comes to spending limited amounts of crafting dust.

On this page, you'll be able to find deck recommendations and deck guides for each hero in the game, with a quick overview of how the metagame is shaping up for them. In each case, we've listed the decks in approximate order of power, with the most suitable for the current metagame at the top of the pile.

If there's anything else you'd like to see us tackle on Metabomb, just let us know in the comments. Have fun and thanks for your ongoing support!


Aggro Token Druid is probably your strongest Druid deck to pick right now, although a special mention has to be made to the classic Jade and Ramp archetypes which have survived the transition into the Un'Goro metagame. Alas, the Druid's Quest deck really didn't live up to much in the end.


Midrange Hunter is by far the most powerful deck for this hero right now, although fans for rapid-fire games will welcome the lesser return of Face Hunter. If you're sick of the deck from seasons gone by, take some comfort from the fact that it's at least no longer a top-tier deck.


A very aggressive Mage deck is performing well in the current metagame, and you can find an example deck list in the guide that's linked below. If you prefer something a little slower, you'll find the likes of Secret, Freeze and Control Mage about equally powerful right now. It's doubtful that Quest Mage will last the long-game, but we include it here this month as it's definitely still an option.


Aggro Murloc and Midrange Paladins have emerged as the front-runners for this hero in Un'Goro. Control is not far behind at all, although it's less good news for the The Last Kaleidosaur Quest which is pretty much dead on arrival. Holy Wrath Paladin is very inconsistent, but we'll be bringing you a guide to playing this deck in the very near future.


Against all odds, Dragon Priest is proving remarkably powerful right now, and despite the loss of many key cards with the recent set rotation. Other options are available, with Control Priest and Silence Priest proving the next best options, followed by a Burst / Miracle Priest which has been dropping in and out of the competitive metagame for a little while now.

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Quest Rogue is not just your best option for the class right now, but perhaps the best deck in the entire game. Miracle Rogue is arguably just as strong, although the Tempo Rogue deck we're working on right now is much less impactful than the previous two. Still, it's an alternative if you fancy playing something just a little less combo-intensive.


Token Shaman is arguably your strongest option for the hero right now, although Elemental and Control Shaman are definitely in play on the ladder. Murloc, Midrange and traditional Aggro Shaman sit much lower down the pecking order, however.


Warlock's looking a little bit average at this stage of the Un'Goro metagame, although there are two solid deck options available to you in the form of Zoo Warlock and Handlock


Both Pirate Warrior and Taunt Warrior - which is built around the new Quest card - are enjoying top-tier status in Hearthstone right now. These are your only options for the hero really, but they are at least incredibly powerful ones.

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