The best Hearthstone decks for November 2018 (Season 56), with deck lists and guides to playing each one to perfection.
At the time of writing this article we are just under a month away from getting stuck into the new Rastakhan's Rumble set that was announced at BlizzCon. Expect 135 new cards, a new Overkill mechanic that rewards you for dealing excess damage to a minion, and a new roguelike single-player mode called Rumble Run.
Between now and then, of course, there's another month of competitive play to get stuck into. In the latest edition of our guide to the best decks in Hearthstone, we've rounded up all the top decks per class.
Click the links to access our in-depth guides to playing each one, along with the very latest competitive deck list.
Best Druid decks for the Standard ladder
The first four decks in the table below are all fairly equal in power, with only Mecha'thun Druid proving a bit of an off-meta affair. It's not surprising when you consider its gimmicky nature, but it's a lot of fun to play!
- Malygos Druid deck list guide
- Taunt Druid deck list guide
- Togwaggle Druid deck list guide
- Token Druid deck list guide
- Mecha'thun Druid deck list guide
You can find the latest competitive decklists at the links above, but here's a video that will help you play Malygos Druid - one of the hero's strongest options right now.
Best Hunter decks for the Standard ladder
Deathrattle Hunter reigns supreme in the meta right now, and should absolutely be your Hunter deck of choice this month. Secret Hunter isn't far behind at all in the rankings though, so give it a go if the first one doesn't take your fancy.
Click the links above for the latest deck lists in each case. Here's a video primer though on how to play the very popular Deathrattle Hunter:
Best Mage decks for the Standard ladder
The recent nerf patch has well and truly done for Tempo Mage. Your best bet with this class in November is to look to Control Mage, although Murloc Mage is proving an interesting choice - just not quite as competitive.
Check the links above for the latest updated deck lists. If you want a primer on playing Control Mage though, here's a great video from YouTuber Old Guardian.
Best Paladin decks for the Standard ladder
Even Paladin has come out of nowhere to make its first appearance in the Boomsday meta, but old favourite Odd Paladin remains a very strong laddering option as well. An Egg Paladin deck is also seeing some play, and we'll have a deck list guide for the archetype up on the site very soon.
Even Paladin is back and Stancifka's an incredible player. Grab the latest deck list from the link above, but watch the following for a refresher on how to play it.
Best Priest decks for the Standard ladder
The Priest doesn't have many competitive options in the current meta, with Combo and Resurrect Priest representing your best method for climbing the ladder. Mecha'thun Priest continues to be a lot of fun to play, but a rather inconsistent way of laddering.
Kolento's put together a great Resurrect Priest video that shows off how the deck plays in the live game. Give it a watch for a solid primer on the archetype.
Best Rogue decks for the Standard ladder
The Rogue has lots of options in the current meta, but only Odd Rogue really delivers - and even saying that it's still a bit of a Tier 2 deck. The rest are Tier 3 and below in the overall meta, but you at least have a lot of playstyle options with this hero in November.
- Odd Rogue deck list guide
- Deathrattle Rogue deck list guide
- Kingsbane Rogue deck list guide
- Miracle Rogue deck list guide
- Quest Rogue deck list guide
- Pogo-Hopper Rogue deck list guide
Odd Rogue remains the hero's best option. Grab the latest deck list from the link above, but make sure you have a watch of this primer before taking it to the ladder.
Best Shaman decks for the Standard ladder
Even Shaman is a very strong deck in the current Hearthstone meta, but if that doesn't take your fancy then you're rather limited with this hero in November. Shudderwock Shaman is still seeing some play but it's a bit of a mid-table affair in the grand scheme of things.
You'll need to grab the latest deck list from the link above, but Old Guardian has created an evergreen primer for play Even Shaman that's well worth checking out.
Best Warlock decks for the Standard ladder
Even Warlock continues to be a Tier 1 deck in the Hearthstone meta, and so represents this hero's best option for the new ladder. Zoo Warlock comes second-best, while the remaining options are really just provided for variety's sake.
- Even Warlock deck list guide
- Zoo Warlock deck list guide
- Control Warlock deck list guide
- Cubelock deck list guide
- Mecha'thun Warlock deck list guide
Here's a recent video from Old Guardian that does a great job of demonstrating how to play this particular archetype.
Best Warrior decks for the Standard ladder
Odd Warrior is top-dog for Warriors this month. There are other options in the form of Big Warrior and Mecha'thun Warrior but these are much further down the overall rankings.
Here's Old Guardian's excellent video on playing Odd Warrior in the current meta. You'll need to make sure you're running the latest deck list from the link above though as the video will become outdated over time.