Welcome to our 24th meta report! The introduction of Blightmaker and Mage Assassin, the perfectly balanced 11 points thinning combo, has resulted in NG being not only the most played, but also one of the best factions. Meanwhile, SY has continued its domination thanks to the buff to Jackpot, giving the orange faction yet another strong leader ability.
After nearly a year, the reign of Warriors is over, which leaves SK in a rough spot. If you enjoy control decks, Reckless Flurry with the Discard package is a viable option. ST is also struggling, despite the release of Sorceress of Dol Blathanna and the buff to Avallac’h being great news for Nature’s Gift.
NR connoisseurs, however, can finally rejoice - Siege is back on the menu, boys! Sadly, this means that Arachas Swarm has been bullied out of the meta. Moreover, Carapace and Viy took a large hit with the resurgence of Masquerade Ball. Luckily for MO players, after the change to Endrega Larva, the perfect killer Koshchey is here to save the day.
SpecimenGwent has prepared a quick video overview of the meta report, going through all the decks. Check it out here!
We will update the report regularly in order to provide the community with a spot-on representation of the current meta. You can join our Discord if you have any questions.
Editing: Wusubi, Sebodunum
Writers: Anda, Avades, Cyberz, Gravesh, Lorakko, Pajabol, SpecimenGwent, SpyroZA
Consultants: BantonioBanderas, McP0yle, Qnerr
If you thought Pirate’s Cove made piloting SY easy, then let us introduce you to the recently buffed Jackpot. The ability to avoid losing any points when you’re forced to go beyond the threshold of 9 coins allows you to get away with awkward hands or poor spender management. You can also run the notorious Profit  Sigi Reuven and Caesar Bilzen for a massive amount of points. Since the meta is more engine-oriented, Philippa Eilhart has made a comeback, allowing you to answer the opposing engines along with Whoreson’s Freak Show and Whoreson Junior. -Pajabol
- Powerful in a long round and an even better short round with cards like Sigi Reuven, Jacques and Caesar Bilzen
- Very efficient control tools with the leader ability always being able to setup coins for Philippa Eilhart and Whoreson’s Freak Show
- Somewhat vulnerable to Round 1 tempo abuse, e.g. King Foltest with Dun Banners
- Saul de Navarette, Beggar
The ladder fears him. Reddit despises him. CDPR dreams of him at night. Who am I talking about? The Cloggers player. A hero so boundless in his benevolence, he hands out more cards than your hand could ever carry. A hero so kind, he takes the burden of high MMR away from you and trades it for some more of your favorite 4-provision cards and tokens. A hero no one needs and no one deserves. It’s on you now, netdeckers. Get your drain cleaners out and flush the ladder clean of the cloggage. -Gravesh
- Can be very abusive against decks that lack direct answers or just don’t draw them
- Strong Round 1 presence with Roach and Knickers, which allows for Red coin abuse
- If your opponent answers the Defender and Kolgrim, the deck completely falls apart
- Not recommended for new players, you won’t get any GGs, lowering your income of the precious scraps and ore
- War Council
Nature’s Gift was given a powerful new weapon with the introduction of Sorceress of Dol Blathanna. She allows you to answer taller targets or shut down two engines in one turn. With her and Avallac’h, you’re also playing more units that create specials, increasing your Harald Gord value. The general strategy is to pray for Blue coin, so that Dunca sticks to the board. From there, you can usually secure round control with high value bronzes and special cards. You can then bleed your opponent to force as short of a Round 3 as possible without losing last say, which allows you to drop a juicy Gord finisher. -Avades
- Fairly consistent with multiple tutor options and a powerful 15+ point finisher in Gord
- Strong Round 1 presence especially on Blue coin, with sufficient answers for engines
- Struggles without the last say, can easily fall behind in a long round
- Relies on its key engines surviving (Dunca, Hamadryad, Sorceress of Dol Blathanna)
- You can try out this version with Francesca Findabair
June 24 - The meta report has been officially released.
June 26 - Updated the decklists for Jackpot and Reckless Flurry.
June 28 - Moved Imprisonment to Tier 2 and Carapace to Tier 3. Added Viraxas Siege to Tier 2.
July 1 - Updated the decklists for Commandos and Lined Pockets. Added Arachas Swarm to Tier 3.
July 5 - Updated the decklist for Cloggers and moved it to Tier 2.