Our Hearthstone tier list contains a ranked review of the most competitive Hearthstone decks to play in the month of January 2020 (Season 70).
Hearthstone gives us the freedom to harness our creativity and put together ideas to outsmart our opponents and emerge victorious. Some of these ideas end with more success than others, though. With this in mind, it's super useful to have a handy tool which'll help you work out which deck is most likely to shoot you up the ladder, or at least go toe to toe with strong players. This is where our Deck Tier List comes into play, as it breaks down the highest win rate decks in the metagame and guides you through how to play each of them.
Upon Descent of Dragons' release, we saw the Shaman class shoot to stardom, climbing to the top of the tier list with Galakrond, the Tempest's Invoke ability, and the class' support cards. It allows the deck to stay on tempo for the early-game, put pressure on, and eventually overwhelm your opponent. We'll see if this remains the case after the class' nerfs, though. The top tier of decks hold a win rate of around 55-60%, but there's really little difference between the tiers until you dig down into the super low win rates.
It’s important to remember: the highest win-rate deck won’t always be the one you see the most success with. We’ve had far more success recently with Highlander Hunter than with Galakrond Shaman simply because it’s a class we’ve had more fun and experience with over the years, whereas some might really prefer going for Combo Priest. All in all, we recommend you use this Deck Tier List as a guide hub for the decks, but not as gospel on which deck you should always play. It’s about having fun at the end of the day, and when you’re enjoying yourself, you’ll win more. That’s why Albatross Priest has been our pick for the early meta.
We’ll be keeping this Deck Tier List updated at all times too, so keep an eye over here when meta shifts and updates come about. Given the developers’ recent penchant for making sudden huge changes to the game at the drop of a hat, we’re likely in for a dynamic expansion season in Descent of Dragons.
Our Best Budget Descent of Dragons Decks page is well worth glancing at if you're a casual player who still wants to get stuck into the competitive side of things. What's more, our Best Descent of Dragons Decks guide should help you find what you're looking for if you want something more specific.
The top Hearthstone decks - December 2019
Here's our selection of the top Hearthstone decks you can climb the Season 69 ladder with.
Here’s our current Descent of Dragons tier list. Expect further changes as the Descent of Dragons meta shakes out over the next week or so - do keep this page bookmarked for an updated tier list, and a definitive ranking of all the best Descent of Dragons decks!
Let us know how you're doing with your decks! Remember, Hearthstone is all about harnessing your own creativity when it comes to deck building, so take these as templates and make the changes you think will help.