The Year of the Phoenix will be rotating out of Standard soon. With that incoming change brings a massive gap to be filled with new cards from the upcoming refreshed Core set and brand new Voyage to the Sunken City expansion. But which cards from Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy, and Madness at the Darkmoon Faire have made the biggest impact in Standard over the past year? This rotation into Wild will be a significant one. No matter which of these you love or hate, many of them represent the best Hearthstone cards of all time.
No Minion Mage may mostly be a thing of the past now, but it's no surprise to see the twice-nerfed Incanter's Flow amongst the most popular cards from Ashes of Outland when you think about the historic impact of the archetype.
Ramp Druid is the obvious main beneficiary of the Year of the Phoenix cards with Overgrowth, Lightning Bloom, Solar Eclipse, and Lunar Eclipse all making this list. With minimal options in the coming rotation, it'll be interesting to see if the archetype can survive in relevance.
It makes sense that the dual-class mechanic from Scholomance Academy would cause its cards to have a strong popularity appearance. With the unique exploring of crossover between classes, it'll be fun to see whether or not this classification will see play again in the future.
Some other notable cards that will be leaving Standard:
From Ashes of Outland: Soul Mirror (5.13%), Libram of Wisdom (4.00%), Libram of Hope (4.02%), Libram of Justice (2.28%), Kayn Sunfury (0.49%), Shadowjeweler Hanar (0.89%)
From Scholomance Academy: Self-Sharpening Sword (0.98%), Gibberling (1.43%), Mindrender Illucia (3.07%)
From Madness at the Darkmoon Faire: Oh My Yogg! (5.81%), Tickatus (4.08%), Deck of Lunacy (2.65%), Il'gynoth (1.97%), Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate (2.85%)
This rotation to Wild is annually a significant one, but these cards that are leaving stand to cause one of the biggest shakeups to Hearthstone's meta in the history of the game.
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