Top Player Council Thoughts
With the recent KC Cup completed, the TPC have evaluated the meta and where it stands today. The KC Cup showed the power of the top tier decks. Vampires and Amazoness were used by the top two players and the top decks of the KC Cup can be found here.
Vampires and Amazoness continue to display their dominance over the rest of the meta decks, especially after this past KC Cup performance. First place global and Top Player Council member Eugen Heidt used Vampires for the majority of his climb as did many of the other top 100 players, and second place global used exclusively Amazoness through his climb. There was minimal disagreementin regards to the strength of Vampires, but there were a number of TPC members who questioned the power of Amazoness. In future tier lists, it is possible that Vampires will be put as a solo tier 1 deck.
Jason: Most consistent and powerful decks. Vampires are a consistent toolbox with the highest attack monsters and ability to use Loading... .
Fur Hires continue to show that they are more than capable even after their nerfs. The big booty of Loading... is difficult for most decks to overcome and as a result many Fur Hire players have began using deck out as a win condition. What keeps Fur Hires out of tier 1 is their tendency to clog their own board; if you have a field filled with furries, you cannot effectively fight your foe if you forego destroying or tributing off your own monsters. At lower levels most opponents will always clear your board for you, but better players will sometimes opt to not attack unless they can guarantee a better position from it.
Spellbooks are most notable for their ability to have a great turn 1. Loading... coupled with a Loading... is difficult for most decks to handle. Even when SM is eliminated, Loading... is another major obstacle to most decks struggle to overcome.
Jason: SM + fate cycle still really strong but less consistently opened and has a few answers in the meta. Loading... and Wiz are still great in the meta and the deck still has OTK potential. The lack of Loading... makes this deck weaker but some builds have been using a combination of 0-2 Econ/Loading... and could be seen as optimal.