Every card has been revealed.
It’s Power Ranking Speculation Time.
I’ll post Vicious Syndicate’s Power Rankings once they publish it.
Overall Power Ranking (How strong are the class’ prospects based on the entire standard card pool?)
My List / Predictions:
- Druid. (Strong)
The new cards support what Renathal Guff Druid is already doing as one of the strongest decks. I think atleast something in the deck will get nerfed by week 1-2.
I don’t think Aggro Druid cares about Undead Synergy at all. If Aggro Druid is good it’s probably mainly existing because people want to farm the greedy Ramp Druids.
- Priest. (Strong)
I think vanilla Boon Priest with 0 new cards will get nerfed by week 3.
I think any kind of Aggro/Deathrattle Priest will probably be close to good, but still fail. Everyone has 40 Health and +9 Deckslots for: Mass Polymorph, Shard of the Naaru, Starfish, or Primordial Wave.
- Rogue. (Strong)
I think Miracle Rogue with Concoctions and Sinstone/Draka will be one of the best decks. I don’t think Blizzard will touch Miracle Rogue with nerfs either.
Renathal Thief Rogue will probably still be strong.
I think Garrote Rogue can be back at high strength again. Main concern is Boon Priest and Miracle Rogue pressuring it OnBoard too quickly.
I think Deathrattle Rogue will be too weak.
- Demon Hunter. (Probably Strong)
Relic Demon Hunter is probably still strong without many new cards.
I don’t think a Card_Generation Miracle Demon Hunter is going to be very strong yet because it’s too OnBoard.
I think a Lady S’theno OTK Demon Hunter might work, but probably doesn’t have enough Mana Storage/Discounts yet to be really good.
- Mage. (Probably Strong or Decent)
Skeleton Mage or Big Spell Mage will probably be playable. If Deathrattle Decks like Priest end up being strong, then 40 Health Big Spell Mage will probably farm them.
Arcane Mage probably doesn’t have enough card draw to work.
- Hunter. (Probably Strong or Decent)
Quest Hunter got a huge boost. Ricochet Shot combos with Urchin Spines to counter Big Minions that normally counter the deck. Conjured Arrow is wanted by the deck regardless of the Manathirst existing.
Renathal Beast Hunter is probably still decent.
- Warlock. (Probably Strong or Decent)
Run 0 new cards and play Curse Imp Warlock or Imp Zoo Warlock. I think Warlock will farm the bad decks, but get farmed by the strongest decks.
The new Warlock set looks like it has a lot of cool stuff in it, but I’m too stupid too see what can be pulled together into an actual deck with the current card pool. I feel like Relic Demon Hunter would just be flinging out cards and murdering it.
- Warrior. (Either Strong or Trash, not mid-tier)
Control Warrior is hopeless.
Enrage Warrior could be one of the best decks or fail completely. I’m expecting more towards fail, because it looks clunky. Enrage Warrior was given a bigger cap for what it can do if the opponent is afk until turn 5. I think if the opponent is actually doing stuff it will mess up the Warrior too much and Warrior will fail. Current Enrage Warrior is less interuptable because it’s more of a basic Zoo Deck that just draws the Buff Axe.
- Paladin. (Probably Unplayable)
Paladins new cards are fine from a standalone card power level. Renathal exists though. Renathal Druid, Rogue, Priest, or Mage will probably bully Paladin out of the Meta.
- Death Knight. (Probably Unplayable)
As standalone cards, Death Knights cards are fine and pretty balanced.
Problem 1: Because the Cards are fine and balanced instead of Overpowered, the small card pool won’t allow the Class to be good.
Giant Problem 2: Death Knight isn’t Hyper-Aggro or Hyper-Combo and the Class doesn’t have a braindead Hero Card like every other Class has. I think this will be huge even for Combo’ish Frost Death Knights because Frost Mage is super reliant on it’s Hero Card and currently every Aggro Deck that isn’t Hyper-Aggro Aggro-Druid runs a braindead Hero Card (Kurtrus is in Aggro DH, Rokara is in Enrage Warrior, Tamsin is in Imp Zoo)
- Shaman. (Unplayable)
Shaman has already been sucking since Snowfall Guardian was deleted. This new Shaman set might be the weakest set I’ve seen for any Class in 2 years.
I have combo-lover bias. Decks I’m trying week 1:
- Rogue: Garrote Rogue. Concoction Miracle Rogue.
- Priest: Boon Priest with Svalna/Lyra.
- Demon Hunter: Setheno OTK Demon Hunter. Miracle Demon Hunter.
- Warlock: Quest Warlock.
- Druid: Armor Druid.
- Mage: Arcane Mage. Quest Mage.