My Greetings,

Jean-Baptiste “Daydream” Beeckmans, Coach and Manager of Sector One here, sharing with you some of the performing and/or creative decks of the begining of this season that reached top legend ranks. I am sure you might like to try some of these.

Today we are going to talk about :

Rank 1 Murloc Paladin by Londgrem (The Deck|Twitter)
Rank 8 Combo Priest by Baumgott (The Deck|Twitter)
Rank 9 Spell Hunter by Zorkthar (The Deck|Twitter)
Rank 7 Zoo Warlock by SargentoSC (The Deck|Twitter)


Deck :

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Grimscale Chum2 
  • 1Righteous Protector2 
  • 1Vilefin Inquisitor2 
  • 2Hydrologist2 
  • 3Divine Favor2 
  • 3Rallying Blade2 
  • 3Unidentified Maul1 
  • 4Call to Arms2 
  • 6Sunkeeper Tarim1 
  • 7Vinecleaver1 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Murloc Tidecaller2 
  • 2Knife Juggler2 
  • 2Rockpool Hunter2 
  • 3Coldlight Seer1 
  • 3Murloc Warleader2 
  • 4Gentle Megasaur2 
  • 4Spellbreaker1 
  • 5Fungalmancer1 

Deck Code : AAECAZ8FBsUD8gW5wQKDxwLR4QLW5QIM2wOnBacIsQjTqgLZrgLTvAKzwQKdwgKxwgLjywL40gIA

Murloc Paladin has sat comfortably at the top of the meta for months now and even though a lot of players have abandoned the archetype and started playing the “Dude” version, Londgrem shows us that the good old murloc one is still at the top reaching rank 1 EU and rank 11 NA with it.

General Strategy :

The plan here is to take the control of the board with the help of your murloc synergies and very strong spells such as Call to Arms. Once you have the control, you want to deal massive damage to your opponent.

Mulligan :

The deck contains a lot of 1,2 and 3-mana minions. Rather than aiming for a specific one, what you want here is a murloc curve. You aim for a 1-mana murloc and a 2-mana murloc. If you have them, you want to keep a 3-mana one, or a Rallying Blade if something needs to be removed early-game.

Notable Cards :

Sunkeeper Tarim : Will often be really strong, especially since most minions in this deck are “small”. Ideally, you want to make sure to have more minions than your opponent when you are going to play it. It can also be a very good way to deal with, or get past big minions.

Gentle Megasaur : Will adapt all your murlocs which can lead to insane damage or very advantageous trades to control the board.

Spellbreaker : Can help you deal with threats. You might want to sometimes keep it in hand to silence a potential big taunt and finish killing your opponent.


Deck :

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Inner Fire2 
  • 1Northshire Cleric2 
  • 1Potion of Madness1 
  • 1Power Word: Shield2 
  • 2Divine Spirit2 
  • 2Radiant Elemental2 
  • 2Shadow Visions2 
  • 3Kabal Talonpriest2 
  • 3Twilight Acolyte2 
  • 4Duskbreaker2 
  • 4Mass Dispel1 
  • 5Drakonid Operative2 
  • 5Lyra the Sunshard1 
  • 6Cabal Shadow Priest1 
Neutral Cards
  • 2Crazed Alchemist1 
  • 2Netherspite Historian2 
  • 3Tar Creeper1 
  • 6Book Wyrm2 

Deck Code : AAECAa0GBpACoQbWCrW7AsrDAr7IAgz4AuUE0QryDKqyAoK1Arq7AvC7AtHBAtjBAsvmAvzqAgA=

We already had a combo priest in the previous edition of the Top Legend Decks. But since this archetype keeps having insane results when played by top players, I had to insert one again. This version was played by Baumgott, all the way to rank 8 Legend.

General Strategy :

The gameplan is fairly easy, yet hard (but rewarding) to master. You will try to compete for the board in early-game while collecting the combo pieces such as : Power Word: Shield, Divine Spirit and Inner Fire to build a big minion and kill your opponent.

Mulligan :

Always keep Northshire Cleric and Kabal Talonpriest. If you have an opener, you might consider keeping Netherspite Historian, or Tar Creeper if you fear an aggressive open from your opponent.

Notable Cards :

Potion of Madness : Most people use it to control the board, and that is a good use of the card, but keep in mind that you can use it later in the game along with your combo pieces in order to kill your opponent.

Lyra the Sunshard : Can work wonders, especially in this deck containing 9 spells under 3-mana, and running Radiant Elemental that will reduce the cost of spells.


Deck :

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Arcane Shot2 
  • 1Candleshot2 
  • 1Hunter's Mark2 
  • 1Tracking2 
  • 2Cat Trick2 
  • 2Explosive Trap2 
  • 2Freezing Trap1 
  • 2Wandering Monster2 
  • 3Animal Companion2 
  • 3Eaglehorn Bow2 
  • 3Kill Command2 
  • 3Unleash the Hounds2 
  • 4Flanking Strike2 
  • 5Lesser Emerald Spellstone2 
  • 6Deathstalker Rexxar1 
Neutral Cards
  • 4Barnes1 
  • 10Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound1 

Deck Code : AAECAR8EhwSoqwKFuAKG0wINjQGoArUDyQTtBpcI2wn+DPixAt3SAt/SAuPSAuHjAgA=

The Spell Hunter continues to gain in popularity on both ladder and tournaments and is performing really well. Zorkthar is showing us how well the deck can perform bringing it to rank 9 Legend some days ago with an impressive winrate.

General Strategy :

The plan here is to control the early game with your weapons, secrets and cheap spells, while waiting for your Barnes into Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound Combo or upgrading your Lesser Emerald Spellstone to flood the board with 3/3 wolves. Tracking can help you get the precious Barnes. Other strong tools such as Deathstalker Rexxar might help you win longer games.

Mulligan :

Always keep Barnes. If you think your opponent is playing an aggressive deck, keep Candleshot. If you don’t have Barnes, keep Tracking. If you face a paladin you might consider keeping Explosive Trap or Unleash the Hounds.

Notable Cards :

Barnes : He will bring Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound to the board, often offering you an insta-win when played on turn 4 or 3 with a coin.

Lesser Emerald Spellstone : Can quickly become huge when upgraded. You will summon up to 4- 3/3 wolves on the board for only 5-mana.


Deck :

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Flame Imp2 
  • 1Malchezaar's Imp2 
  • 1Soulfire2 
  • 1Voidwalker2 
  • 2Demonfire2 
  • 2Vulgar Homunculus2 
  • 3Bloodfury Potion2 
  • 4Crystalweaver2 
  • 5Despicable Dreadlord2 
  • 5Doomguard2 
  • 10Bloodreaver Gul'dan1 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Glacial Shard2 
  • 1Hungry Crab2 
  • 3Dragonslayer2 
  • 4Spellbreaker2 
  • 5Fungalmancer1 

Deck Code : AAECAcn1AgKX0wLR4QIOMLsD9wTyBc4Hwgj2CLy2Ase7Asm7ApfBAvfNAvHQAt7TAgA=

Lately when we thought about Warlock, the question was often “Cube or Control”? But SargentoSC is showing us that the Zoo archetype is still alive and doing great by reaching rank 7 Legend with this list.

General Strategy :

The game plan as a Zoo Warlock is to take early board control, taking advantageous trades with higher cost minions and try to take the game by snowballing with cards such as Doomguard or Soulfire.

Mulligan :

Flame Imp, Voidwalker and Malchezaar's Imp are your three decent openers. If you have one of these, you want to keep Vulgar Homunculus or Demonfire as your turn 2 options. If you face a Paladin, you want to fish for Hungry Crab in case it plays murlocs. If you face priest and have a decent open, you might want to keep Dragonslayer.

Notable Cards :

Despicable Dreadlord : has a strong body and it’s ability will help you a lot especially against classes that play multiple low health minions such as Paladin. The fact that it’s a demon makes it even more precious as it will have synergies with Demonfire, Bloodfury Potion or Bloodreaver Gul'dan.

Bloodreaver Gul'dan : will bring all the demons that died this game back to life, allowing you to apply massive pressure on your opponent most of the time. And that is without even counting the new insanely powerful hero power you are getting along with it.

Now it’s time to use some of these and try to climb the ladder. I hope you enjoyed this edition of the Sector One Top decks.
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I wish you loads of fun on Hearthstone and will see you during the second half of the month for more competitive and creative decks.

Farewell until next time.