Sensei Picks: Top 10 Hearthstone Meta Decks for October 2018

Each month our great Hearthstone Sensei, Meati, HS ParadoxSeohyun628, and Litiq assemble the latest and greatest decks for the current HS meta. As always, the latest info is available via Senseibot on Discord.


1. Malygos Druid / Combo / Cost: 11,460

Litiq’s Coach Tips
• Doing a huge OTK Malygos turn isn’t always the win condition. Standard combo is tempo Malygos with Floop in hand and then play Floop as Malygos + spells.

Mulligan
• Keep Wild Growth, Nourish. vs Zoo Warlock keep Spellstone. vs Rogue keep Spellstone and Swipe. vs Paladin keep Swipe and Spreading Plague
Class: Druid
Format: Standard
Expansion: Boomsday
Type: Combo
Best Against: Odd Pala, Odd Rogue, Token Druid
Dust Cost: 11,460
Deckstring: AAECAZICBrQDxQTeBZnTApvoAvX8AgxAX+kB0wPkCKDNAofOApjSAp7SAtvTAr/yAuL4AgA=

 

2. Token Druid / Combo / Cost: 7,680

HS Paradox’s Coach Tips
• Utilize violet teacher with power of the wild for early board pressure, save Whispering Woods with soul of the forest to make opponent very hard to remove the whole board.
Mulligan
• Wild Growth, Oaken Summons, Nourish, Spreading Plague(vs.aggo)
Class: Druid 
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Boomsday 
Type: Combo 
Best Against: Odd Paladin, Odd Rogue, Deathrattle Hunter 
Dust Cost: 7,680
Deckstring: AAECAZICApnTAvX8Ag5AX/0C5gXkCJvLAqDNAofOAo7QApjSAp7SAtvTAtfvAuL4AgA=

 

3. Even Warlock / Midrange / Cost: 7,760

Litiq’s Coach Tips
• Able to play Mountain Giant on 3 if going second. Rely on Twilight Drake/Mountain Giant to obtain early board.
Mulligan
• Doomsayer, Mountain Giant, Twilight Drake, Geist vs Druid/Hunter
Class: Warlock 
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Boomsday 
Type: Midrange 
Best Against: Malygos Druid, Zoo, Odd Paladin 
Dust Cost: 7,760
Deckstring: AAECAfqUAwiKB/sHoM4Cps4Cws4Cl9MCy+wCzfQCC/IF+wa2B+EHjQjnywLx0AL90AKI0gLY5QLq5gIA

4. Quest Rogue / Combo / Cost: 8,200

Litiq’s Coach Tips

• Very high skillcap deck. The most difficult part is completing the quest as efficient as possible. Replay a minion 5 times with bounces (Brewmaster, Shadowstep, Sonya, Zola, Vanish) and then outtempo your opponent when the quest is done. You can go infinite with Valeera and Zola against Control decks as their only win condition is outvaluing you and winning in fatigue.

Mulligan
• Mimic Pod, Brewmaster, Shadowstep always. Elven Minstrel on coin. VS Aggro: Prep + Vanish, Vanish against Deathrattle decks. vs Control: Zola
Class: Rogue 
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Boomsday 
Type: Combo 
Best Against: Odd Warrior, Control Warlock, Deathrattle Hunter  
Dust Cost: 8,200
Deckstring: AAECAaIHBIbCAoDTAs/hAsPqAg3EAZwC7QKfA4gFmwXUBYYJl8EC/MEC2+MC9uwC4vgCAA==

5. Mill Druid / Combo / Cost: 10,220

Litiq’s Coach Tips
• Discount Togwaggle / Azalina with Florist so that you can play them in the same turn and copy King’s Ransom to use it after them.

 

Mulligan
• Keep Wild Growth, Nourish. vs Zoo Warlock keep Spellstone. vs Rogue keep Spellstone and Swipe. vs Paladin keep Swipe and Spreading Plague
Class: Druid 
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Boomsday 
Type: Combo
Best Against: Malygos Druid, Odd Warrior, Control Mage 
Dust Cost: 10,220
Deckstring: AAECAZICBlaZ0wKb6AL96wKa7gLk+wIMQF/pAeQIoM0Ch84ClNICmNICntIC29MChOYCv/ICAA==

6. Odd Rogue / Aggro / Cost: 7,840

Litiq’s Coach Tips
• Try to curve out and protect your minions with dagger / deadly poison / deckhand / vilespine while minions hit face. The ability to play around board clears is crucial. Myra’s Element to refill your hand.
Mulligan

• Dire Mole, Hench Clan Thug. vs Aggro: SI:7 Agent vs Control: Cold Blood, Fungalmancer, Vilespine Slayer

Class: Rogue 
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Boomsday 
Type: Aggro 
Best Against: Zoo, Quest Rogue, Even Warlock 
Dust Cost: 7,840
Deckstring: AAECAaIHBK8E/eoCnvgC5/oCDYwCywPUBfMF9QXdCIHCAuvCAtHhAovlAqbvAsf4AuL4AgA=

7. Tempo Mage / Aggro / Cost: 5,140

Meati’s Coach Tips

• Play your minions first. Only play spells if you have no minions to play, or playing a spell protects minions you already have on board. Your minions hit face by default.

Mulligan
• ALWAYS KEEP: Mana Wyrm, Arcanologist, Kirin Tor Mage, Aluneth. vs Everything except Rogue, keep Sorcerer’s Apprentice. vs Rogue, Keep Explosive Runes.
Class: Mage
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Witchwood 
Type: Aggro 
Best Against: Quest Rogue, Even Warlock, Control Mage 
Dust Cost: 5,140 
Deckstring: AAECAf0EBHHDAaLTAu72Ag27ApUDqwS0BOYElgXsBcHBApjEAo/TAvvsApX/Arn/AgA=

8. Zoo Warlock / Aggro / Cost: 6,600

Litiq’s Coach Tips

• Zoo is about developing cost-efficient, well stated minions and gaining tempo advantage through efficient trades. Hero power to refill your hand.

 

Mulligan
• Keleseth, Flame Imp, Kobold Librarian and Happy Ghoul. Soul Fire vs Rogue, Despicable Dreadlord vs. Paladin. Voodoo Doctor / Fungal Enchanter if you have Happy Ghoul. Soul Infusion with Doubling / Saronite Chain Gang.
Class: Warlock 
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Boomsday 
Type: Aggro 
Best Against: Malygos Druid, Quest Rogue, Mill Druid 
Dust Cost: 6,600
Deckstring: AAECAfqUAwSvBPMFnOICj4IDDTCEAc4Hwgj3DJvLAvfNAp/OAvLQAtHhAofoAvT3AtP4AgA=

9. Odd Warrior / Control / Cost: 11,220

Meati’s Coach Tips
• Hero power is really crucial so try to use it a lot. Keep track of your aoe removals ( Brawl / Reckless flurry ) and be careful on when to use them.
Mulligan
• Reckless Flurry, Shield Slam, Supercollider, Eternium Rover, MC Tech
Class: Warrior
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Boomsday 
Type: Control 
Best Against: Odd Rogue, Odd Paladin, Zoo Warlock, Tempo Mage 
Dust Cost: 11,220 
Deckstring: AAECAQcIogL8BNPFApruApL4Ap74AuL4AqCAAwtLogTeBf8Hm8ICoscCyucCg/sCjvsCnvsCs/wCAA==

10. Even Shaman / Midrange / Cost: 11,040

Seohyun628’s Coach Tips

• Utilize the early power minions such as flametongue/eel to snowball quickly. This deck performs extremely well when ahead on board.

 

Mulligan
• Eel, Flametongue totem, Primalfin Totem, Dire wolf
Class: Shaman 
Format: Standard 
Expansion: Witchwood
Type: Midrange 
Best Against: Recruit Hunter, Taunt Druid, Miracle Rogue
Dust Cost: 11,040
Deckstring: AAECAaoICiCZApHBAvPCAsLOAsvsAvbsAqfuAs30AoqAAwq9AdMB/gXZB/AHrMICm8sClugClO8CsPACAA==

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