Wow! HSReplay.net dropped a stats bomb this evening looking at the current winrates and popularity of Hearthstone's classes in the Standard meta and the results may or may not surprise you.
If you've been laddering at all in Standard this expansion, you've seen your fair share of Mages and Paladins so it should be little surprise that these classes are at the top, but did you know together they are responsible for 50% of decks played at Diamond to Legend? Of course, these stats aren't official and they only look at the higher-end of the ladder, but HSReplay has enough data to make a solid conclusion that these classes are doing too well so far in Forged in the Barrens.
We don't know what Blizzard is thinking about it yet, or if nerfs are even needed yet since it is still very early in the meta and solutions could still be discovered by players, but we do think this is a bit on the crazy side. Here is the breakdown of popularity and winrates on the Standard ladder for each class.
What do you think about Standard's ladder so far in Forged in the Barrens? Have you been on the Mage and Paladin hype train? Let us know your thoughts on the current meta in the comments below including cards you think could be potential nerf targets.
Yes, you read that right.
Over 50% of decks played since Forged in the Barrens' release have been Paladin or Mage.
(Delta is in comparison to the week previous to FitB's release)
Looking to Join the Club?
Well, we'd be silly to not include lists to further increase the popularity of Mage and Paladin so here are up-to-date lists for all the fun flavors that are worth playing.
Libram Broom Paladin
No Minion Mage