Team NoProsHere Conquest Meta Report #9

By NPH Pasca and WickedGood

Happy new year!
Here is everything you need to know about the metagame in Hearthstone Masters Qualifiers Indonesia 37 to 54.

Data summary from Off Curve:

Tier List:

Click on the players names to find out their lists and copy deck codes from Yaytears. The names in bold are Qualifier winners who generously sent us an explanation of the strategy behind their lineup. Scroll past the tier list to read them.

Meta Defining Lineups:
Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior (Fungggg / kagome / Cosmo)

Proven Lineups:
Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior (ChaboDennis / gaby59)
Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Zoo Warlock, Galakrond Warrior (NoHandsGamer / oyatsu / TheLastChamp)
Galakrond Shaman, Hand Warlock, Galakrond Warrior (Ramsey / IrvinG)

Pretty Good Lineups:
Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Hand Warlock (Hoej)
Combo Priest, Token Shaman, Control Warrior (Dreivo)
Quest Priest, Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman (Warma)
Holy Wrath Paladin, Warbringer Rogue, Galakrond Shaman (Sojkies)
Holy Wrath Paladin, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior (PhatLH)
Holy Wrath Paladin, Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman (En1gma)
Highlander Rogue, Hand Warlock, Galakrond Warrior (HSKeDaiBiao)

Interesting Lineups:
Deathrattle Rogue, Token Shaman, Galakrond Warrior (myr)
Warbrigner Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Hand Warlock (Darkstrike)
Quest Priest, Galakrond Shaman, Hand Warlock (takas)
Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Pirate Warrior (TheTeacher / Abraval)
Face Hunter, Combo Priest, Pirate Warrior (Grantz / Violet)
Deathrattle Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior (DacCarp / Satrap)
Warbringer Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior (Goddraw)
Highlander Rogue, Highlander Warlock, Galakrond Warrrior (무에서유창조)
Quest Priest, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior (WaningMoon)
Face Hunter, Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (자바 / Theslar)
Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Zoo Warlock, Galakrond Warrior (Grantz / DragonFist)
Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Zoo Warlock, Galakrond Warrior (Bravo / SaucisseSwan)
Face Hunter, Galakrond Zoo Warlock, Pirate Warrior (denker / EvilBeef)
Face Hunter, Combo Priest, Galakrond Zoo Warlock (Matteo2497)
Face Hunter, Quest Priest, Hand Warlock (songgi001)
Face Hunter, Highlander Mage, Combo Priest (Dyer)
Face Hunter, Holy Wrath Paladin, Resurrect Priest (Mikka)
Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Quest Shaman, Pirate Warrior (Stefan1111)
Cyclone Mage, Warbringer Rogue, Galakrond Warrior (Inoha)
Galakrond Quest Shaman, Galakrond Hand Warlock, Galakrond Warrior (Lsr7845)
Quest Druid, Quest Priest, Galakrond Warrior (Hatul)
Combo Priest, Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman (Cursed)

Comments from the winners:

Fungggg on Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior:
“My lineup is just three good ladder decks that can beat anything. And Galakrond is just too strong.”

ChaboDennis on Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior:
“I still think that Galakrond Shaman is the best Deck in the game. That means we are always going to bring it. The list I used with Spirit of the Frog feels insane, has a lot of synergy and is favoured against almost everything. Zentimo is so strong in this build as well! I didn‘t want to play Highlander Rogue because it feels inconsistent to me. So I played this Galakrond Deathattle (Hybrid) Rogue. 2 Necrium Apothecarys are better than 1 lul. Besides that a lot of people tech silence effects in their Decks (me too). Because of that I wanted to have more win conditions other than Apothecary. That means I played the Galakrond Package as well to have some more value. And It worked out for me. The last deck Galakrond Bomb Warrior was there to counter Highlander Rogue which a lot of people brought and it did it‘s job great. I also won some other matchups with it. This deck is good and can burst a lot trust me… 2 Dragon Breeder are amazing. After you invoked twice Scion of Ruin becomes one of your best cards and you can have up to 2 more copies of it. Which Is great for swing turns or to go through some big taunts. You can easily play both cards together in one turn or even copy one ruin that sticked on the board. And sometimes you can even get another copy of Deathwing, Mad Aspect. Most of the time I banned Galakrond Shaman in this Qualifier because as I mentioned before this deck is insanely strong.”

gaby59 on Galakrond Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Galakrond Warrior:
“My lineup is probably extremely bad. The Shaman is not complete because I’m missing some of the cards the Rogue is experimental but the Warrior is quite strong. My strategy was to queue Shaman or Rogue first and keep Warrior for last (it was only banned one time). I banned Shaman or Rogue most of the time. I played well and I don’t think I got any big highrolls, the tournament just went perfectly and I’m proud to have won.”

oyatsu on Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Zoo Warlock, Galakrond Warrior:
“Given the qualifiers and ladder trends so far, I thought there would definitely be more Highlander Rogues and Galakrond Shamans, so I needed a lineup to beat these two decks. Galakrond Warrior is also powerful, but I found it difficult to deal with everything, so I decided to ban this deck. (Face Hunters are also targets for ban, but the number is currently decreasing.) I thought there were many other aggro lineups, so I aimed for aggro that could beat aggro. I really like this lineup. Because you can beat many opponents. I participated in the qualifiers twice in this lineup, and took the top 8 and 1st place. Recommended for everyone.”

TheLastChamp on NoHandsGamer’s Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Zoo Warlock, Galakrond Warrior:
“Well in the Vegas qualifier NoHandsGamer used my lineup to qualify aswell. Then he and I revamped a Cyclone Mage lineup that i used for the last Korean qualifier to qualify and then he used it the following week to qualify for Romania. This past week NoHandsGamer qualified for Indonesia and so I just used his lineup and was somehow able to qualify later that day! Which makes our 3rd back to back qualification. All credit for this lineup goes to NoHandsGamer!”

Hoej on Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman, Hand Warlock:
“I tried to build a lineup which is good against Galakrond Warrior – I tried Resurrect Priest first instead of Highlander Rogue, but Priest had so many bad matchups vs other classes that I ended up with Highlander Rogue instead even tho they only got 50%. I don’t think Highlander Rogue fits the lineup too well – since it also makes the lineup weak to triple aggro lineups. However I havent found a deck I like and the powerlevel and highroll potential of Highlander Rogue cant be underestimated. The ban order is normally Shaman > Highlander Rogue > Face Hunter.”

Dreivo on Combo Priest, Token Shaman, Control Warrior:
“Strategy : target Shaman Galakron / Aggro Hunter / Holy Wrath Paladin. (90% w/r with warrior against Shaman).
Priest : chose not to put Bwonsamdi (7-7), you want to win early, sometimes too slow card in this meta and against aggro.
Shaman : added Storm Bringer, cut a 0-2 Evil totem, this card can sometimes give win against control / Rogue ; etc.
Warrior : often banned as said, good against Aggro / Priest combo and quest/ Shaman.”

Warma on Quest Priest, Highlander Rogue, Galakrond Shaman:
“Strategy : ban Rogue because for me it’s the best deck in the game. I wanted to target Warrior , so I played Quest Priest which is a strong deck with Rogue ban with a lot of good matchups, Shaman because it’s a stong deck and it’s good vs Warrior, and Rogue because it’s the best deck in the game. Build : for Rogue I took what i think was the best list in the game, for Priest I took a list that is stong against Warrior (with a lot of Taunts) and Hakkar because its can be a win condition in some matchups ( i end with @KalaxzHS list) and for the Shaman it was a special build made with @Guntofire , we first want to win against Warrior and other Shaman so we test a lot of think but it was not good . we decided to play a lot of draw (aco/mana tide) and not the frog because we want to draw the Conjurer , not the spells in mirror. conclusion: Ban Rogue , soft Target Warrior & Shaman with strong decks.”

Matteo2497 on Face Hunter, Combo Priest, Galakrond Zoo Warlock:
“The strategy is to target or simply making the serie against the most solid and mostly utilised line up playable. This kind of lineup is made up by: Galakrond Rogue or Deathrattle Rogue / Galakrond Warrior and Galakrond Shaman. The choices have been decided by the lack of cards in the Asian account (I replaced Bwomsandi with a hot air balloon and Kronx in galakrond warlock and the second veiled worshipper with a devoted maniac and a soulfire who helped me to close annoying trades and it gave me lethal in many matches. The most important choice I made was inserting plague of flames in the galakrond lock, infact thanx to it I won many matches that I would never win without. As I said before, this line up, wants to target the most solid one, During the ban of the decks I always choose Warrior cause it’s the most powerful between them. Infact I have encountered this line up 6 times out of 8 total turns and I have always won.. So I recommend this line up to everyone who is able to play it (in particular with Bwomsandi, Kronx and Veiled worshipper if possible ) before the meta changes because it’s very performing in this period.”

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