Hearthstone: The Results of 2018 and Plans for 2019
Summing up the year 2018, it is necessary to mention what decks were played, what happened to the meta, and what happened in the Hearthstone world in the last 12 months. So, what happened in Hearthstone in 2018? From the article, you will learn what decks were played in 2018 and what significant events happened in the game world. This will help you to win at hearthstone.com as you will be aware of all the winning trends.
Beginning of the Year: Kobolds and Catacombs
The year 2018 began at the height of the Kobolds and Catacombs. Kubolok competed for leadership with Kazakus the Priest. The meta of those times was remembered by many as the slowest: there were agro decks in it but slow archetypes occupied leading positions. The game still had non-plucked Pirate Eyedad and Corridor Horror, which played all the tempo ladder archetypes. In January 2018, the Hearthstone World Championship was held. The winner was Taiwanese player tom60229.
On February 6th, the game was shaken by the nerfs: the developers changed the Horror of the Corridor, the Bone Mare and two maps that are about to go to Free Mode: to the Captive Razor and Pirate. After the balance was changed, Kubolok became the king of ladder, which the nerves did not touch. Big Spell Priest, Token Paladin and Secret Mag also got more power.
On March 6th, Arena has seen major changes of 2018. Now, when compiling a deck, players began to offer 3 cards of approximately the same efficiency but of different quality. The spring rotation of 2018 sent three additions to the Free mode: the Zlachny town of Gadambassk, the Party in Karazhan, and the Awakening of the ancient gods. The standard left many powerful cards, putting an end to Jade Druid, Pirate Warrior, Murloc Paladin, Big Priest, Hunter with Y'Sharaj, K’Thun archetypes, Kazakus archetypes and others.
Two archetypes became the leaders of the metamorphos of the Witch Forest - Kubolok, who did not lose anything with rotation, and the newly made Even Paladin.
What Can Players Expect in 2019?
What will happen in Heartstone in 2019? Hearthstone players will enjoy a lot of interesting and important events. At the beginning of the year, the World Championship will take place, which will determine the best player in 2018. And along with the next addition in the spring of 2019, there will be another rotation of the Standard Mode, under which the cards of the Expedition to Un'Goro, the Knights of the Ice Throne and Kobolds and the catacombs will leave it. The maps of these three add-ons are incredibly popular and powerful now, so after they leave, the meta will change, perhaps in a way that has never been done in Hearthstone's history. Legendary weapons, quests and heroes will be in free mode.