The answer to this question does change over time of course. But which Hearthstone decks are most popular and continue to be so?
There have been some constant decks that have stuck around for a long time and have changed with the META while essentially staying the same. Some decks that have been around for what seems like forever include:
This is a Warlock deck that get’s its name ‘zoolock’ because it involves dropping as many cheap minions as possible. Loosely resembling a zoo by having a load of animals around running riot, right?
Possibly the easiest deck to play, and one of the cheapest to build. So it’s always been a popular choice and will often be seen being played at lower ranks regardless of how it performs in the current META.
Also known as ‘wallet warrior’ due to its high cost and the amount of legendary cards in the deck. It’s a frustrating deck to play against because you know it’s going to be a long game. Control warriors do as the name suggests, they control the game with lots of removal and weapons.
Since the release of Blackrock Mountain and the Mage class was given Flamewakers, Tempo Mage has been a very popular deck. It’s fairly easy to play and strong in most META games. It does however rely on a lot of RNG and can be incredibly frustrating. You’re constantly firing missiles that hit random targets, so good luck!
The key cards in the Druid class are ‘ramp’ cards. This means they extra mana crystal either permanently or temporarily to help you cast more expensive spells, or drop more expensive minions than your opponent. ‘Cheating mana’ is an incredibly powerful mechanic, dropping a 5 drop on turn one by playing double Innervate for example can all but end the game right then.
Aggressive Paladin builds have been around since the release of Hearthstone. Paladin has a couple of key cards that make aggressive builds very effective. Equality, which sets every minion’s health on the board to 1. And, Consecration which is a 2 damage AOE spell. Used either in combination or tactfully on their own you can gain good board advantage to start rushing your opponents face.