The best Hearthstone decks for October 2018 (Season 55), with deck lists and guides to playing each one to perfection.
We're well over the honeymoon period for the Boomsday Project expansion at this point, and people seem pretty divided on how the meta's going at this stage.
On the one hand many players feel that all we're seeing is the same old decks from The Witchwood with a handful of tweaks. On the other hand, many claim that the meta overall feels at least diverse. We sit somewhere between the two extremes on Metabomb.
As always, we wanted to pull together a quick report on the best decks for each hero right now. This should give you a decent pointer on where to start with your favourite heroes in October.
Best Druid decks for the Standard ladder
Token Druid reigns supreme for the hero at the start of October, with Malygos, Taunt and Togwaggle Druid enjoying something of a Tier 2 status at the moment - still strong, but not quite as strong. Way down the bottom of the pile sits Mecha'thun Druid, which was fun at launch but hasn't quite got the legs for the long-game.
Best Hunter decks for the Standard ladder
Deathrattle Hunter is by far and away the strongest option for this hero in October, although Secret and Spell-heavy Hunter are other options if that mechanic doesn't take your fancy this month.
Best Mage decks for the Standard ladder
Control Mage and Tempo Mage are not only your strongest options in the current meta, but are in fact your only - competitive - options if you want to get serious about climbing the ladder. Both are pretty equal in power right now.
Best Paladin decks for the Standard ladder
The Paladin's options are really quite limited at the moment, and when we say "quite limited" we mean it's a case of Odd Paladin or bust. It's a shame there's nothing more exciting - or at least new - for the Paladin right now, but that's your strongest best for a quicker climb this month.
Best Priest decks for the Standard ladder
A Resurrect Priest deck is making inroads into the meta at the moment, and we're in the process of bringing our old guide back to life. Until then, give Control Priest a go. Combo Priest is still somewhat in the meta, but it's painfully fiddly to pull off and isn't seeing a lot of competitive play right now.
Best Rogue decks for the Standard ladder
Quest Rogue is very much back in fashion right now, but if you can't bear the thought of wielding that one again, try the well established Odd Rogue instead. Deathrattle, Kingsbane and Miracle Rogue sit some way further down in the pecking order, however. Further below that is Pogo-Hopper Rogue - it just didn't work out for this one.
Best Shaman decks for the Standard ladder
Even Shaman is currently the top-rated deck for this hero, with Shudderwock Shaman still chugging along. It's a lot less gimmicky these days, so should suit those of you who don't like to go all-in on a single win-condition.
Best Warlock decks for the Standard ladder
Even and Zoo Warlock are both very strong in the current meta, but if you've played those two to death you can give Control Warlock or Cubelock a go. At the bottom of the pile sites Mecha'thun Warlock - another deck that was fun to start with, but is struggling to punch hard in the current meta.
Best Warrior decks for the Standard ladder
Odd Warrior's the go-to deck for this hero right now, but Big (or Recruit) Warrior is also seeing some amount of play. For a moment it looked as though Mecha'thun Warrior might make an impact, but it lacks consistency (as you might expect).