After regional qualifiers and playoffs, the top two Wild players from every region have been identified—and they now sit poised to fight for the title in the 2018 Hearthstone Wild Open’s playoffs on March 31.
Competing on this unique and challenging format’s biggest stage will be:
A wide variety of decks brought these players through the tournament to this point. The most popular classes were Druid, for the combo potential of Aviana or for a Jade Druid list featuring Poison Seeds, and Paladin, for its powerful midrange variants featuring Shielded Minibot, Muster for Battle, and Loatheb.
Some unique choices also made waves. A lone Aggro Shaman surprised for some early victories, while a Highlander Mage also appeared to be super effective. You can see the decks some of these players piloted to qualify for the Wild Open playoffs below.
Some of these decks, like the Malygos and Jade Druids or Pirate Warriors, are very close to their Standard-legal counterparts (although some of the most powerful combinations aren’t possible in the absence of key Wild cards). If you’re looking for the Wild-est experience, you’ve got to load up something like Secret Paladin (featuring nine Wild-exclusive cards)—or, better still, the awesome Highlander Mage list running 11 Wild-exclusive cards, including favorites like Piloted Shredder, Sludge Belcher, Reno Jackson, and the unforgettable Dr. Boom!
The live finals will be single elimination, with each best-of-five Conquest match requiring one class ban from the open deck lists. $25,000 USD is up for grabs, so these experts will have to bring their best Wild play on March 31. If you want to brush up before the tournament, you can check out the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe regional playoff VODs on Twitch.
What decks would you play if you were in these Wild aficionados’ shoes? Do you have a go-to Wild deck line-up? Share it with us in the comments!