The Comprehensive Darkmoon Faire Preview

Ready to sink into madness? In this article, we will review the new cards, evaluate the strength of each class set and rank the sets against each other. We will also be ranking the classes based on their overall power level to predict the upcoming meta, which is impossible to do but carries that extra bit of entertainment.

In addition, we will be producing a theory-crafting article in which we will present you with ideas on what kind of decks could be successful from each class in Darkmoon Faire. It will be released on Monday, November 16th, a day before the expansion’s launch.

We’ve assessed cards based on their potential strength and scored them accordingly from 1 to 4 based on the guidelines below.

4- Meta-defining, or an extremely powerful card we have great confidence will see play. Translation: Busted!

3- Very strong card that we’re confident will see play. Translation: Nice!

2- Decent, or niche card with potential to see play. Translation: Okay!

1- A card we don’t believe will see competitive play, for whatever reason. Translation: Meh!

For neutral cards that we believe will see play, we’ve also listed the classes or decks that are most likely to use them.

Each class piece ends in final thoughts regarding the class’ prospects and its rankings.

Darkmoon Faire Set rank: How strong is the class’ new set?

Overall Power Ranking: How strong is the class based on the entire standard card pool?




Spoilers: Darkmoon Faire Summary of Ranks


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  2. This review makes me a little sad, given that my favorite classes to play have always been Shaman, Mage, and Druid. Hopefully once the set is actually out and the meta starts to settle, there will be some good decks there.

  3. Problem is you would need minions on both your side of the board and your opponents side of the board. Your best case scenario is 7 guys on each side of the board for 14 damage, which is a very unlikely scenario.

  4. Thanks for the great article! And also, I don’t know if I missed it but how strong does this set look compared to other recent sets?

  5. Etc + broom is a strong combo, right? That seems like the solid finisher for tempo warrior that you were talking about in the conclusion section

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