Top Player Council Thoughts
The November KC Cup and MCS XIII are on the horizon for later this month (November 22nd and 17th, respectively) and the meta has shaped itself largely around Heroes moving back to Tier 1. As a consequence of that, we have a new High Potential deck --- Banish Control --- that acts as the spiritual successor to Amazoness and serves as a counter to Heroes.
Masked Heroes are now the sole Tier 1 deck. Their consistency, aggression, and protection all rolled into a single deck have made Heroes the deck to beat in the current meta. Occasionally struggling with heavy backrow, many Hero players have begun to use Loading... in addition to Loading... to help push through more defensive decks.
Despite Vampires having a similar number of tournament tops, Heroes exist as the standalone best deck right now. Any other deck you could pair with Heroes in a two-deck format feels like the weaker of the two.
Heroes are consistently powerful, with the ability to use Balance and never brick. They also have great durability without sacrificing OTK potential.
Blue-Eyes and Spellbooks have remained in Tier 2, continuing to perform well overall. These decks are even starting to see play when combined, using the Spellbook core to build very strong boards of Blue-Eyes + Loading... + Loading... .
Vampires have been demoted to Tier 2, following continued poor performances against Heroes. Loading... 's piercing effect and Loading... 's ability to pop Loading... can neuter Loading... plays and disrupt the deck immediately before dishing out huge damage with Loading... .