My Greetings,

Jean-Baptiste “Daydream” Beeckmans, Coach and Manager of Sector One here, sharing with you some of the performing and creative decks being played at top legend ranks in the very end of the season. I am sure you might like to try some of these.

Today we are going to talk about :

Rank 8 Control Mage by Pokrovac (The Deck|Twitter)

Rank 9 Combo Priest by Tyler (The Deck|Twitter)

Rank 17 Control Warlock by b787 (The Deck|Twitter)

Rank 21 Control Priest by Hunterace (The Deck|Twitter)


Deck :  

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Arcane Artificer2 
  • 2Arcanologist2 
  • 2Medivh's Valet2 
  • 2Raven Familiar2 
  • 3Ice Barrier1 
  • 3Ice Block2 
  • 4Polymorph2 
  • 5Dragon's Fury2 
  • 6Blizzard2 
  • 6Meteor2 
  • 7Firelands Portal1 
  • 7Flamestrike1 
  • 9Dragoncaller Alanna1 
  • 9Frost Lich Jaina1 
Neutral Cards
  • 2Dirty Rat2 
  • 2Doomsayer2 
  • 3Tar Creeper1 
  • 6Skulking Geist1 
  • 8Medivh the Guardian1 

Deck Code : AAECAf0ECO0E7AejtgKhtwLKwwKgzgKb0wKj6wILTYoBwAHJA9e2AsHBAt/EApbHAtXhAtfhApbkAgA=

Control Mage, also called “Big Spell Mage”, has been seen a good amount of times in both ladder and tournaments in the last months now. The deck is currently still super strong and Pokrovac proves it taking Rank 8 Legend with it.

General Strategy :
Using multiple board clears and other tools such as Doomsayer, the plan here will be to control the damage income, until the late game, where massive cards such as Frost Lich Jaina, Medivh the Guardian, Dragoncaller Alanna will shine.

Mulligan :
Always keep Arcanologist and Raven Familiar. If you suspect your opponent to be “Aggro” keep Dragon's Fury. If you suspect your opponent to be “Control” keep Frost Lich Jaina.

Notable Cards :
Doomsayer: Even if your opponent can deal with it, it will either cost  him a spell to do it, or it will absorb 7+ damage and gain you some time.

Dirty Rat: Can be used  to gain value and a taunt minion if you expect your opponent to have no minions or small minions in hand. It can also be used right before an AOE, or if you have a Polymorph ready in case something really big comes with it.

Medivh the Guardian : Can work wonders, especially since this deck is filled with big spells.


Deck : 

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Inner Fire2 
  • 1Northshire Cleric2 
  • 1Potion of Madness2 
  • 1Power Word: Shield2 
  • 2Divine Spirit2 
  • 2Radiant Elemental2 
  • 2Shadow Visions2 
  • 3Kabal Talonpriest2 
  • 3Twilight Acolyte2 
  • 4Duskbreaker2 
  • 4Mass Dispel1 
  • 5Drakonid Operative2 
Neutral Cards
  • 2Crazed Alchemist1 
  • 2Netherspite Historian2 
  • 3Tar Creeper2 
  • 6Book Wyrm2 

Deck Code : AAECAa0GAqEG1goO+ALlBNEK8gyqsgKCtQK1uwK6uwLwuwLRwQLYwQLKwwLL5gL86gIA

We already had a combo priest in a previous edition of the Top Legend Decks, at the begining of the month. But since this archetype keeps having insane results when played by top players, I had to insert one again. This version was played by Tyler, all the way to rank 9 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.


Deck : 

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Dark Pact2 
  • 1Kobold Librarian2 
  • 1Mortal Coil2 
  • 2Defile2 
  • 4Hellfire2 
  • 4Lesser Amethyst Spellstone2 
  • 5Possessed Lackey2 
  • 6Rin, the First Disciple1 
  • 8Twisting Nether2 
  • 9Voidlord2 
  • 10Bloodreaver Gul'dan1 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Mistress of Mixtures2 
  • 2Dirty Rat2 
  • 2Doomsayer2 
  • 4Spellbreaker2 
  • 6Skulking Geist1 
  • 10N'Zoth, the Corruptor1 

Deck Code : AAECAcn1AgTgrAKgzgKX0wLY5wINigHyBdsGtgfECN7EAt/EAufLAvLQAvjQAojSAvzlAujnAgA=

Control Warlock has been pretty dominant in the meta along with the Cube version the last months and b787 took a rank 17 finish with this list.

General Strategy :

With a lot of removals : Defile, Doomsayer, Hellfire, Twisting Nether, decent healing with Dark Pact and Lesser Amethyst Spellstone ,and very strong creatures such as Voidlord, Bloodreaver Gul'dan or N'Zoth, the Corruptor, this deck aims to control the game until you are able to surpass your opponent in the late game.

Mulligan :

Always keep Kobold Librarian and Mistress of Mixtures. Depending on the matchup, cards such as Dirty Rat, Doomsayer, Defile might also be considerations.

Notable Cards :

Possessed Lackey + Dark Pact : is probably the key combo in this deck, as it will heal you and you will get a Voidlord in addition!

[Rin The first Disciple] : is a good way to pressure your opponent, as the chain of cards/creatures coming out of it as it dies will lead to destroying your opponent’s deck.


Deck : 

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Northshire Cleric2 
  • 1Power Word: Shield2 
  • 2Mind Blast2 
  • 2Shadow Visions2 
  • 2Shadow Word: Pain1 
  • 3Shadow Word: Death2 
  • 4Duskbreaker2 
  • 4Greater Healing Potion2 
  • 4Mass Dispel2 
  • 5Drakonid Operative2 
  • 6Dragonfire Potion2 
  • 7Psychic Scream2 
  • 8Shadowreaper Anduin1 
Neutral Cards
  • 2Netherspite Historian2 
  • 6Skulking Geist1 
  • 8Primordial Drake2 
  • 9Alexstrasza1 

Deck Code : AAECAa0GBMUE1wqgzgKQ0wINoQTlBNMK1gryDIK1Are7Arq7Auq/AtHBAsnHAujQAsvmAgA=

Here is a very interesting variation of the Control Priest. Created by Zetalot, Hunterace decided to play the list with great success, reaching Rank 21 with it.

General Strategy :

This deck has a lot of options to control the early and mid-game, with tools such as Duskbreaker, Dragonfire Potion, Greater Healing Potion, and really shines late-game, especially after playing Shadowreaper Anduin. The new hero power you get from it, coupled with spells such as Mind Blast putt insane pressure on your opponent.

Mulligan :

Always keep Northshire Cleric, if you can get Netherspite Historian and a dragon along with it, that would be cherry on the pie.

Notable Cards :

Alexstrasza : Can be used offensively to putt extra pressure on your opponent, or defensively to save your life.

Psychic Scream : Can be used as a reset button when needed, or can be used to “fill” your opponent’s remaining deck with “useless” creatures, to raise the chances of him drawing poorly : Example : lots of 1/1 creatures from a paladin.

Now it’s time to try some of these and try to climb the ladder. I hope you enjoyed this edition of  Sector One Top Legend Decks.
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Credits for the fan art : IgorIvArt.

I wish you loads of fun on Hearthstone and will see you later this month for more competitive and creative decks.

Farewell until next time.