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Top Hearthstone Decks: August 2017 (Season 41 - Standard) - Hearthstone

The very best Hearthstone decks for each hero in Season 41 (August 2017).

The top Hearthstone decks you can ladder with in Season 41, with the best deck guides for each one of them.

It's hard to think of a faster-moving metagame than we've enjoyed with Journey to Un'Goro, and it's certainly kept us on our toes as we've moved to keep up with the latest developments over the last few months! Things seem to be pretty stable in the final weeks of the Un'Goro meta though, and so you shouldn't expect too many surprises in this first edition of our guide to Hearthstone's top decks.

Everything in this article is, of course, subject to change in about two weeks' time, when we expect Knights of the Frozen Throne to be released. When that happens, we'll be busy producing guides to all of the breakout decks, although it will be quite tricky to single out the top tier decks in the game until the launch frenzy has settled down.

For that reason we'll add links to all of our experimental deck guides underneath each hero section here, with a clear mention that these have yet to prove their worth in the long-term metagame. That should give you a chance to mess around with the latest Frozen Throne decks, should you happen to have the necessary cards. We'll also be maintaining a separate page of expansion-specific decks nearer the time, which we'll link to when it's live.

That's all for now - see you in the next expansion!

John, Metabomb editor in chief.

Top Druid decks for the Standard ladder

Token Druid is hands-down the top deck for Druid this month, and sits comfortably in the highest tiers of the overall Hearthstone tier list to boot. If you prefer something a little less aggressive, check out Jade Druid. Finally, Ramp Druid has made quite the comeback over the last few weeks - expect an update to our Ramp Druid deck guide very shortly.

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Top Hunter decks for the Standard ladder

Were it not for the bleak fortunes of the Warlock in Journey to Un'Goro, the Hunter would have taken home the Wooden Spoon for least competitive decks. Fortunately, Midrange Hunter's proven quite resilient in this expansion's topsy-turvy metagame, and Hearthstone pro DisguisedToast even took a free to play version all the way to Legend recently.

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Top Mage decks for the Standard ladder

Control Mage is your strongest option for this hero right now, and is also one of the top decks currently being played in the overall meta. Freeze has not just survived but also thrived in the Un'Goro meta - despite some initial hard card nerfs - but Secret Mage has lost some of its lustre recently. Quest Mage never really got off the ground, but continues to be played by a courageous few.

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Top Paladin decks for the Standard ladder

Murloc Paladin was one of our early decks to watch at the launch of Un'Goro, and it continues to sit happily in the top tier of Hearthstone decks in August. Control and Midrange Paladin follow up very much in second place, and there's a very fun Elemental Paladin deck to play around with as well - although do note that it's the least competitive of these four by some margin.

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Top Priest decks for the Standard ladder

Dragon Priest is something of a Tier 2 deck in the closing stages of the Un'Goro meta, but it's great to see this archetype make it through the expansion in one piece. The other options for this hero are a bit of a mixed bag really, but at least provide some variety if you're not too fussed about reaching the very highest rungs of the Hearthstone ladder in a rush.

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Top Rogue decks for the Standard ladder

Quest Rogue is very much down and out as we enter the last days of the Un'Goro metagame. The Caverns Below nerf has shunted this deck to the very bottom of the pile, allowing Miracle Rogue to assume dominance. If that combo-heavy deck is a little too intense for you, give the Tempo or Jade Rogue decks a go instead.

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Top Shaman decks for the Standard ladder

Like its Druid counterpart, Token Shaman is the top choice for the hero in the month of August. Jade's also made something of a comeback since the Quest Rogue nerf though, and Elemental Shaman has some really fun synergies to play around with. Still, the aggro token deck is by far and away the best option for the class right now.

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Top Warlock decks for the Standard ladder

Poor, poor Warlock. Not only does it have just one competitive deck to its name at the end of Un'Goro, our old favourite Zoo Warlock isn't even all that powerful any more. Based on the card reveals so far we've a sneaking suspicion that Zoolock might become more powerful in the Frozen Throne meta, but let's hope there's more deck variety than this.

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Top Warrior decks for the Standard ladder

Is there anyone left in Hearthstone who isn't sick of facing - let along playing - Pirate Warrior? It's still the best performing deck for the hero in August, but we're hoping things get shaken up a bit more in the Frozen Throne. Control Warrior has become more popular in the last month as well, although Taunt Warrior remains a deck with more promise and potential in it than raw power.

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