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Meta snapshot #36

[30.03] Release: 14 new decks, new ranking, new videos, new matchups & gameplan info.

With the advent of spring, it’s time for another installment of your favorite snapshot.
The longer and longer days are conducive to the evening session of gwent and jamming the ladder, when the birds chirp outside the window and the storks return to their nests, it has become even more pleasant.
This season, as in nature, the first signs of changes have appeared, but there will also be room for fans of well-known decks.

In The Sun-Praising Empire, Renfri gave up the title of best deck to Enslave.
This is not to say that variants with Albrich or Imperial Formation are weak, no no no.
However, the possibilities offered by the flexibility of Assimilate in more matchups is welcome.

Pirates of Skellige can boast of a kind of evolution. The best players often experiment with deckbuilding and the result is a multitude of solutions for the Nekker assault. Both the classic discard package and variations with Horn or Raiding Fleet are good additions to the deck.

If someone complained about the lack of Harmony in recent years, they have no right to complain now. The well-known deck with Saskia provides a good pace and the control possibilities offered by Schirru and Brehen allow you to control the game. Of course, you can meet Precision Strike, which may turn out to be what lovers of control decks need to be happy.

This season allowed everyone to make sure that the Blood Money rework and the bounty hunter pack were the perfect complement to everyone’s familiar Nekker Syndicate.
The devo decks in the countdown had to give way to Caleb and Ignatius combined with Nekker, who forcibly clinched first place.

Monsters have the largest selection of good playable decks. The loyal frost archetype continues to be an effective deck.
Deathwish, both the well-known one and Madoc’s variation, can boast of better results on the ladder.

Madoc also brought a breath of fresh air to the Northern Realms.
The already strong deck from Melitele gained a controlling piece, which gave it more flexibility and did not deprive it of its former effectiveness.

We hope that everyone will find something for themselves and spend nice evenings with our beloved card game while waiting for summer.
See you on the ladder!

We hope you will have fun with the current meta and we will see you on the top!

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Tier #1

Well-known Enslave-Six shows up once again on the list of the best decks to climb with. Thanks to newest “non-neutral” change finally cards like Anna Henrietta find some use in competetive NG decks. Also Torres finds himself usefull being good in first form against any deck other than mirror. In the mirror it’s worth consiedering keeping him for opponents False Ciri.

One of the best Nekker lists can once again compete for the title of the best in Skellige. Unicorns phenomenally complement the archetype of privateers, which thanks to them gained additional possibilities of shortening the deck and thus increased the chance of playing what we need from the Nekker. If wounding a unit isn’t enough for you, don’t worry, Curse of Corruption will provide a satisfying finale.

Once again bounty proves itself as one of the best decks in current meta. Nekker works really well with poison package and Golden Nekker. This golden statue often allows you to set up single turn poisoning and gives potential for another one thanks to Salamandra Hideout. It all works perfectly in both short and long round.

This is probably the most flexible waist that can be described as a control.
The possibility of creating several witchers regardless of the coin is a problem that is often insurmountable for the opponent.
A cataclysm on the enemy’s side will decimate his units and at the same time strengthen our units.
This is a perfectly curated list with carefully curated cards. Each is well thought out and makes solid points.

Tier #2

Deathwish. What a monstrous, disgusting and by the way, extremely tempting proposition. In one sick place – Dol Dhu Lokke these creatures were born and in another, you can see her climbing the ladder with amazing efficiency. Absorbed succubi tempt with their grace and uninterrupted point dominance on the owner’s side. Thanks to Dagon, seemingly attractive relics gained additional benefits. There’s nothing left for you, wretch, to take this list and savor it…

Beautiful in its brutality, the deck has become one of the best. Ancient Foglets perfectly lead as best bronzes from all Wild Hu.. nevermind, let’s act like Wild Hunt Hound doesn’t exist and keep Foglets as Aen Elle’s best cards. The whole archetype fits perfectly in the current meta, last month’s decks were too greedy for the frosty boys to shine. Bring winter to your opponent’s side of the board!

Renfri is still keeping her place in the meta, might not be the strongest right now but definetly she is not the weakest. She might have had a break but thanks to Albrich and strong “set card on the top of your deck” cards she is again on her throne. Crush the enemies in long round with Triss: Meteor Shower, or just keep some steam for round 3 and win either with Renfri or Ramon and Nauzikaa Sergeants.

With the start of a new season Harmony is back on the road to become one of the strongest deck in the meta. With a lot of low-provision bronzes to pull out from Saskia, Brehen as a great tall punish and Mr. iQuax calling for Dana and your opponent’s win condition. It’s worth mentioning that Heatwave is currently not the most popular card, so feel free to win 2-0 with the Scenario.

Tier #3

The first strike always gives them a big advantage in a fight, and if the opponent still wants a second round, the only fair thing to do is to show him that there won’t be a third. To glory, for Lady Bronwen!

Don’t play this deck. Never. Ever.

Known to all for its effectiveness, the deck led by Idaaran returns to the ladder. If the opponent doesn’t leave the game, he will be struggling with our reavers units for the next rounds, which will end with complete domination on our side. One of my favorite cards – Curse of Corruption is a perfect complement and an opportunity to get rid of an inconvenient enemy unit. What about the rest? Leave the rest to the reavers and watch the world burn…

Tremble before the fury, rage and axes of Skellige warriors. These experienced veterans get stronger each round to crush the opponent in a long round 3. Thanks to some inspirational characters like Tyr or Harald you can even bring dead warriors back. What are you waiting for? Sharpen your axe and get on the raid.

Saint Gregory fits perfectly into the Cleric-pack, giving us a opportunity to make up to 40 balanced points with one play in a long round. Whoreson Junior, Philippa, Moreelse, Drill and poisons provides some strong control tools, while bronze cards are just playing themselves. There’s also a KoB for bricking our hand, so Reddit can’t name this deck as “broken”.

Thanks to Sapper rework Madoc finally finds his place in meta, he works really well with Melitele. This deck has tons of reach in long rounds thanks to leader charges and AOE buff from Mettie. For a short round you have decent finishers with Mettie, Priestess or even shuffling Mettie back for big area of effect. This deck can easly do over 100 points in a 3 cards round 3 if you have all 4 leader charges. All hail Maiden, Mother and Crone.

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