Our Hearthstone tier list contains a ranked review of the most competitive Hearthstone decks to play in the month of August 2017 (Season 41).
Over the last few years, Metabomb has focused on producing a monthly round-up of the top decks being played in Hearthstone, complimented by our ever-growing collection of deck guides. While wanting to provide a solid snapshot of the latest metagame, we've previously shied away from producing a hard ranking of these decks, preferring instead to give you an overview of each hero's top three or four options. By taking this approach, we felt we could help you to quickly identify competitive decks for classes that you enjoy playing first and foremost, rather than feeling compelled to pick a particular one in order to climb the ladder effectively.
With all that said and done though, we know that some of you want to see a slightly different approach to our analysis of the current Hearthstone metagame, and do so with a fully ranked tier list that appraises the entire roster of popular decks from top to bottom. Well, back in the summer of last year we decided it was about time we started remedying that, and the end result here represents our fourteenth (how time flies!) ranked evaluation of the Hearthstone metagame. We'll still provide a looser monthly round-up of the best Hearthstone decks per hero - just as we've always done - but if you're first and foremost looking for a way to climb the ladder quickly, then this should hopefully give you some useful guidance.
A few words on how we've chosen to go about building our own list of the top decks in Hearthstone right now. First of all, we've considered the sort of wisdom-of-the-crowd insight into the metagame that we're all plugged into as avid players. We've also studied a number of the other tier lists that are out there and then made our own tweaks where we feel that certain decks are over or under-valued. We feel pretty confident that the end result represents a deck tier list that reflects the broader state of the metagame, whether you're playing at Legend or still climbing the middling stages of the ladder. Note, however, that decks within each tier are listed alphabetically, rather than in order per tier.
As the metagame changes in the weeks and months ahead, so will the tier list featured in this article. There's an unavoidable element of personal preference and aptitude for playstyle to take into consideration here, and so it's natural that different players will rank certain decks somewhat higher or lower. As always, we believe that you'll win more games using a deck that you've mastered and enjoy playing, rather than one that we say is superior by a single tier. By definition, the deck that you find the most success with is the best one! Nevertheless, we'd love to hear your feedback in the comments section about any additional decks you think should be included here.
With that out of the way, here's the fourteenth edition of our Hearthstone deck tier list. We hope you'll enjoy this regularly updated, alternative take on the current metagame, and let us know in the comments if there's anything else you'd like to see us cover in the future!
Editor's note: August Update #1 - There aren't any drastic changes to our tier list for the month of August, and with the Frozen Throne expansion just a couple of weeks away we'll probably update this article again in September.
Frozen Throne decks
We're in the process of building a huge number of Frozen Throne deck guides. We've not yet included them in the list below as they simply can't be ranked right now. If you're looking for something new to play though, we definitely recommend checking out the following:
(Note these are presented in order of publication, not power ranking!)
- 1. Midrange Druid - Frozen Throne Midrange Plague Druid deck list guide
- 2. Taunt Druid - Frozen Throne Taunt Druid deck list guide
- 3. Jade Druid - Frozen Throne Jade Druid deck list guide
- 4. Aggro Token Druid - Frozen Throne Aggro Token Druid deck list guide
- 5. Ramp Druid - Frozen Throne Ramp Druid deck list guide
- 6. N'Zoth Druid - Frozen Throne N'Zoth Druid deck list guide
- 7. Malygos Druid - Frozen Throne Malygos Druid deck list guide
- 1. Midrange Hunter - Frozen Throne Midrange Hunter deck list guide
- 2. Control Hunter - Frozen Throne Control Hunter deck list guide
- 3. Deathrattle Hunter - Frozen Throne Deathrattle Hunter deck list guide
- 4. Secret Hunter - Frozen Throne Secret Hunter deck list guide
- 1. Freeze Mage - Frozen Throne Freeze Mage deck list guide
- 2. Tempo Mage - Frozen Throne Tempo Mage deck list guide
- 3. Control Mage - Frozen Throne Control Mage deck list guide
- 4. Midrange Elemental Mage - Midrange Elemental Mage deck list guide
- 1. Aggro Paladin - Frozen Throne Aggro Paladin deck list guide
- 2. Control Paladin - Frozen Throne Control Paladin deck list guide
- 3. Murloc Paladin - Frozen Throne Murloc Paladin deck list guide
- 4. Hand Buff Paladin - Frozen Throne Hand Buff Paladin deck list guide
- 5. Exodia Paladin - Frozen Throne Exodia Paladin deck list guide
- 6. Midrange Paladin - Frozen Throne Midrange Paladin deck list guide
- 1. Dragon Priest - Frozen Throne Dragon Priest deck list guide
- 2. Highlander Priest - Frozen Throne Highlander Priest deck list guide
- 3. Control Priest - Frozen Throne Highlander Priest deck list guide
- 1. Miracle Rogue - Frozen Throne Miracle Rogue deck list guide
- 2. Jade Rogue - Frozen Throne Jade Rogue deck list guide
- 3. Thief Rogue - Frozen Throne Thief Rogue deck list guide
- 1. Evolve Shaman - Frozen Throne Evolve Shaman deck list guide
- 2. Freeze Shaman - Frozen Throne Freeze Shaman deck list guide
- 1. Control Warlock - Frozen Throne Control Warlock deck list guide
- 2. Zoo Warlock - Frozen Throne Zoo Warlock deck list guide
- 3. Demon Warlock - Frozen Throne Demon Warlock deck list guide
- 4. Handlock - Frozen Throne Handlock deck list guide
- 1. Control Warrior - Frozen Throne Control Warrior deck list guide
- 2. Pirate Warrior - Frozen Throne Pirate Warrior deck list guide
- 3. Blood Warrior - Frozen Throne Blood Warrior deck list guide
- 4. Tempo Warrior - Frozen Throne Tempo Warrior deck list guide
- 5. Dragon Warrior - Frozen Throne Dragon Warrior deck list guide
The top Hearthstone decks - August 2017
Here's our selection of the top Hearthstone decks you can climb the Season 41 ladder with.