The best Hearthstone decks – December 2015 – Hearthstone

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Our essential guide to this month's most powerful decks.

The best Rastakhan’s Rumble decks for December 2018 (Season 57), with Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock and Warrior deck lists.

Rastakhan’s Rumble has been out for nearly a week now, and we’ve been very busy at geeksplatform pulling deck lists together for some of the new – and revitalised – archetypes that are seeing play in the new launch meta.

Once you’ve opened your packs, you’ll no doubt be keen to start cooking up some creations of your own to terrorise the ladder with, and so we wanted to help by highlighting some of the most important archetypes that have emerged so far.

In our guide to the best Rastakhan deck lists, you’ll find a mixture of completely new archetypes, updated versions of current meta decks, and even a few decks from Hearthstone’s history that have been resurrected for a new era. Just be careful what you craft in the early days though, as it’ll take some time for the meta to settle.

It’s still very early days for the expansion at this point, and we’re still in the process of fully updating all of our deck guides. At the very least though, you’ll be able to dip into the guides linked here and grab a deck list so you can enjoy all the new content right away. Expect all lists and articles to be updated a great deal in the coming days and weeks though.

At the time of publishing this article we’ve got a pretty beefy collection of guides to get stuck into, but we’ll be updating our recommendations right throughout the launch window and well beyond that.

UPDATE – 10th December 2018

Since the expansion launched on Tuesday 4th we’ve been busy creating guides for all the new archetypes to hit the Hearthstone meta – and updating existing deck guides with new lists for the Rastakhan meta. We’re still in the process of converting all of these into full guides, so thanks for your patience as we update the site during this very busy period.

Although the overall meta is a long way from being resolved, we’ve also been able to rank decks for each hero in terms of approximate relative power. In this guide we’ve also broken out those decks that have yet to impact the meta within each hero bracket, but never say never! A couple of card tweaks may be all that’s needed to bring them into the fold.

Best Druid decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Taunt Druid remains the king of the hill right now, although you’ll see from the list below that there are still plenty of other options to choose from. Undatakah Druid provides a particularly cheesy version of the Taunt archetype, and we’re just in the process of cooking up a guide for it on the site now.

Druid

Outliers

Best Hunter decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Secret Hunter is proving extremely powerful in the overall meta, and if you have the cards it’s highly recommended for the ladder climb. Apart from that we’ve seen Face – or Odd – Hunter make a little bit of a comeback, along with a very pure version of Midrange Hunter.

Outliers

Best Mage decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Odd Mage is the hero’s strongest archetype right now, although Tempo Mage is making a bit of a post-Mana Wyrm nerf comeback as well. Control – or Big Spell – Mage and pure Elemental Mage are struggling to keep up at this early stage, however.

Outliers

Best Paladin decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Some things never change, and it looks very much as though Odd Paladin is the strongest deck for the class right now. Even Paladin’s had a shot in the arm as well though, and even OTK Paladin might get its moment to shine in the broader meta.

Outliers

Best Priest decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Combo and Control Priest are the best options for the hero at this very early stage of the Rastakhan meta. None of the other outliers can be completely written off at this point, but they’re going to need a lot of work to become viable, and so we’re keeping them separate for now. Lots to choose from though if you fancy a change of pace!

Outliers

Best Rogue decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Kingsbane Rogue is your best option right now, although Tempo Rogue and Even Rogue are both pushing for their place in the meta. There are other options just about cutting it, but we think they need a little bit more work before they can be considered truly competitive at this stage.

Rogue

Outliers

Best Shaman decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Even Shaman continues to be an absolute monster in the new meta, although we’re also seeing the return of Aggro Shaman and Shudderwock Shaman in these early days. Alas, Evolve/Token Shaman isn’t proving quite as powerful as we’d hoped, although there’s still plenty of time for this one to come good.

Shaman

Outliers

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Best Warlock decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Even Warlock and Zoo Warlock are both still strong, with Control Warlock fighting for its place in the meta as well. Despite all the hype, Discard Warlock is still not filling its promise, but we think this one is an update or two away from being competitive in the broader meta. It’s a lot of fun to play though, so give it a go if you have the cards.

Best Warrior decks for Rastakhan’s Rumble

Odd Warrior is proving extremely potent right now, with Rush and Dragon Warrior following closely behind.

Outliers

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