The next Duels season starts in less than two weeks, but that doesn't mean we should stop playing in the current one!
Here's a collection of 12 wins starting decks for almost every class: while some archetypes are as old as the game mode itself, some are new takes or even homebrews with interesting inclusions.
On a side note, remember that Hearthstone's new expansion, United in Stormwind, will release on August 3rd! The reveal season started early with a surprise reveal from the Coin Concede Podcast, which announced Touch of the Nathrezim: check our reveal page here and the card discussion thread here.
The next days are going to be stacked with reveals, which will continue next Monday - as always, we of Out of Cards are going to cover the whole thing in real time. If you don't want to miss anything, stay tuned!
Ail's 12 Wins Deathrattle Demon Hunter
I've played a decent share of Deathrattle Demon Hunter throughout Standard and Duels, and let me tell you: the deck is fun in both formats. Highly recommended, especially if you hit some great Passive Treasures like Rocket Backpacks or Totem of the Dead.
Coud's 12 Wins Taunt Druid
Plaguemaw the Rotting is a minion many people had high hopes about, especially after the N'Zoth, God of the Deep buff, but all those expectations are yet to come to fruition. However, there's hope in Duels, where we received recent buffs for Taunt builds in Hold the Line (Attack buff increase from +2 to +3) and Endurance Training (discount increased from 2 to 3 mana).
Greybough into N'Zoth, the Corruptor is a cute combo you shouldn't definitely sleep on.
Enheas86's 12 Wins Deathrattle Hunter
Honestly, there isn't very much to say about Deathrattle Hunter: despite a couple of new inclusions, a nerf to Death Games and the introduction of Deathstrider during the Darkmoon Races event of a while ago, the archetype hasn't seen any major shakeups, not even with the release of Forged in the Barrens and Wailing Caverns.
The highroll potential is still there, so if you manage to get a solid opener and highroll from that point... well, you should be able to bring home some solid results.
EfeAhmet's 12 Wins Big Paladin
You know the drill: play Royal Greatsword as soon as possible and start hitting your opponents in the head harder than they can endure. While the early game consists in basically just Secrets and Sword of the Fallen, Modest Aspirations can give you enough time to start the Legendary minions chain and win from that point. As always, Disks of Legend is the number one Passive Treasure to look for.
Andres39000's 12 Wins Aggro Rogue
While this Rogue starting deck has some similarities with the one we showcased in our last Duels meta report, it is much heavier, running both Mutanus the Devourer and Alexstrasza the Life-Binder. But we're not done yet: Andres39000 was able to go all the way to 12 wins while including Ravasaur Runt in their initial 15 cards, which is impressive considering we're talking about a niche Un'Goro unit and we're in 2021. Props to the player.
Pick Rally the Troops for big cycle and easy wins.
LessThanThree's 12 Wins Murloc Shaman
Duels Shaman is in a pretty good spot right now: Elementals mean very often an excellent run, but Murlocs are no less. While tools like Firemancer Flurgl and the occasional Underbelly Angler (you cannot include it in your starting deck, but you can find it in buckets during your run) can help you in the late game, you want your first few turns to be as consistent as possible, playing one minion after the other and choking your opponent out of the game before they even have a chance to answer you. All Together Now and Battle Totem are, as you might know, the absolute nuts.
xsamanyux's 12 Wins Discard Warlock
I have to been honest: it's been a while since the last time I saw a Warlock deck with no Soulcial Studies as Hero Power - the nerf to Dark Arts (cards to look up decreased from 4 to 3) seemed to have pushed it out of the meta, and the whole Discard synergy together with it. xsamanyux tries to bring the whole archetype back, thanks to some Wailing Caverns additions like Mutanus the Devourer and Archdruid Naralex. Blood Shard Bristleback and Barrens Scavenger are very useful for a deck the goes 'deep' (hello, Runeterra players out there!) with ease.
The player chose All Together Now and Battle Totem as Passive Treasures during their 12-wins run.
PagoLeBuste's 12 Wins Legendary Warrior
Legendary Warrior is not something we aren't familiar about: in fact, the archetype emerged quite a few weeks ago (with the release of Kresh, Lord of Turtling and Archdruid Naralex in the Wailing Caverns mini set) and it's been a popular (and winning) one since then. As usual, you want your minions to come down as fast as possible and with a bang: All Together Now is a solid tier 1 Passive Treasure for a deck with lots of cheap Battlecries like Brightwing and Mankrik, while in the second pool you should go for either Disks of Legend or Battle Totem.
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