Hearthstone Deck Tier List [25.6.2]

The concrete ranking of all the decks in the game

If you love playing cards and are passionate about it, you have arrived at the right webpage. Many digital collectible card games are available nowadays, but Hearthstone remains the favorite. Since the game is based on your strategies and your mind’s sharpness, you must be quite decisive. You are given 30 decks to mark your fate, whether you win or lose. Therefore, our hearthstone deck tier list presents you with the best and worst decks to smash enemies within seconds. 

The primary purpose behind being assertive is to reduce your opponent’s health. Each card in a deck has specific abilities needed to win the game. According to Hearthstone developers, it is best described as “deceptively simple and insanely fun.”

Key Points

  • There is a total of 22 entries in this article.
  • The ranking is based on the powers and potential of each deck.
  • Among the best-ranked decks are Mage’s Classic Deck, Warlock’s Ultimate Impfestation, and Priest’s Day Of The Dead.
  • Warrior’s Drop, The Anchor, and Paladin’s Perfect Justice are among the worst-ranked decks.


S TierA TierB TierC TierD Tier
Mage’s Classic DeckRogue’s Bazaar BurglaryHunter’s Dragonbane’s DevastationShaman’s Corrupt The WatersWarrior’s Drop, The Anchor
Warlock’s Ultimate ImpfestationFace Hunter ClassicHandlock ClassicWorgen OTK Warrior ClassicPaladin’s Perfect Justice
Priest’s Day Of The DeadNeutral Drek’Thar RisingAggro Shaman ClassicSwitcheroo Priest
Pirate RogueDruid’s TreesNaga MageMurloc Warlock
Pain Warlock
Beast Hunter
Vanndar Stormpike Warrior


Before you get straight into our tier list, there are a few clarifications that we would like to give. First thing first, everything that has been mentioned in the tier list is entirely based on community rankings. We do not claim anything from our side. Secondly, every individual has different thoughts and perceptions about a deck. The best decks are placed in the S Tier, and the worst in the D Tier.

It is due to the difference in human minds and their way of processing things. Therefore, what you like might not be approved by another person. So, we hope you can understand that. If you disagree with any ranking, you can give us valuable suggestions. We are available for constructive feedback. 

S Tier

S-tier of decks
Extremely Powerful Decks

S-tier is known for having compelling and beneficial decks. These decks are wanted by every player who knows how to play hearthstone deck game modes. They can smash your enemies in seconds with specialized strategies and features. You can use these decks as much as you want to gain treasures and more points. S-tier decks are “perfect” and “super decks.” We can assure you that you will not lose if you know how to put them at work.

Mage’s Classic Deck

Deck Ability
Mage’s Classic Deck Dust Efficiency

We chose an extremely powerful deck from the hearthstone. It is here for several reasons, and we will discuss them individually. This deck is a top recommendation for new players. Mage’s Classic Deck is known for its dust efficiency. Many cards in the classic series are also mentioned in other Mage archetypes. This deck carries all those capabilities that can be used to win hearthstone play mode early, such as having rugged tools and features.

We suggest this deck to new players who have just entered the digital collectible cards world. It will endow them with a triumph by smashing your adversaries in beats.

Warlock’s Ultimate Impfestation

Deck Ability
Warlock’s Ultimate Impfestation Galakronf cards

The Warlock can be best described as cheap, efficient, and lethal. It is a form of zoo deck and will not need much dusting to get started. Warlock does not need legendary cards and will operate only on six epics. You are also given the liberty to boost your deck with Galakronf cards. It is done more competitively in updated versions of this deck. The Galak is highly beneficial to reach Legend; however, you can leave it at play mode’s earlier stages.

In short, this deck is a complete package for someone fond of playing collectible cards, and hearthstone’s Warlock is a winner.

Priest’s Day Of The Dead

Deck Ability
Priest’s Day Of The Dead Bring back dead minions.

Priest’s day of the dead is yet another fantastic deck on our Hearthstone Deck Tier List. It is famous for several different things, such as its unique features, abilities, and powers that it has. This deck has a unique quality which is to bring back dead minions. These minions carry tremendous power to kill your adversaries. These minions can further shine in hearthstone’s play mode.

It gives a chance to you to summon minions again to get a fraction of their mana value. It also features an inner fire package that can provide a shock to your competitors and make them go through sudden aggressive damage.

Pirate Rogue

Deck Ability
Pirate Rogue Wins by turn 4.

Pirate Rogue deserves to be here.  It is an extremely popular deck on our tier list. Its history goes back to the birth of the hearthstone itself, so you can imagine how old it is. Pirate Rogue was once known as Aggro Rogue as well. It is an aggressive deck type, able to win by turn 4. It can smash your opponent in seconds; new cards from Voyage, the Sunken City—Swordfish, Pufferfish, and Filletfighter, have made this deck an absolute favorite among many others.

This deck is also cheap and gets frequent updates, making it an awesome choice for competitive plays. It works incredibly for both beginners and experienced players. So if you plan on winning, make sure you use Pirate Rogue.

Pain Warlock

Deck Ability
Pain Warlock Take threats from opponents.

Next, we have Pain Warlock. It is a new version of a deck known as Darkglare Warlock. Both decks consist of a lot of similar cards with minor differences. These cards have a unique ability to take threats from your opponent early in play mode. It then reduces these by reducing the hand size, not the total self-damage and healing. These strategies set it apart from all other decks, thus making it a perfect option for a furious play.

Pain Warlock is easily available and will not cost you more than a few pennies. It is simple and fun to play. Those who are already experienced in hearthstone decks would know its value.

Beast Hunter

Deck Ability
Beast Hunter Play minions on the curve that starts with 1-drop minions.

Another aggressive archetype is Beast Hunter. It spins around Beast-minion synergy cards, specifically Starving Buzzard, Harpoon Gun, Scavenging Hyena, and Tundra Rhino. Beast Hunter’s primary strategy is to play minions on the curve that starts with 1-drop minions, such as Alley cat and Wolpertinger. This is a further follow-up with Harpoon Gun.

These super-fast minion swarms are enough to gain victory without any other help. Starving Buzzards lets Beast Hunter maintain a pace with Wild’s most competitive decks. You can draw cards and develop a board at the same time.

Vanndar Stormpike Warrior

Deck Ability
Vanndar Stormpike Warrior Hero power and battle tactics

One of the most potent decks is Vanndar Stormpike. It is everyone’s first choice when it comes to playing with full potential. Vanndar’s hero power and battle tactics are enough to minimize costly neutral minions. In addition, it helps players to reach combat more efficiently.

 In addition, its Signature Treasure allows many players to place cards that help them discover spells linked with the Alliance. Vanndar Stormpike is capable of tapping into the creature version’s power. Due to this, Vanndar can destroy your enemy’s deck in seconds. How powerful and clever? No? Also, this deck is available readily and will not cost you more than a few cents. We do not think there would be any other best duel deck with all these great strategies and powers. Go for it! And grab your trophy.

A Tier

A-tier of decks
Good Performing Decks

A-tier has all decks ranked as the “second best” option in hearthstone decks. These decks carry excellent qualities and powers that can help you win. However, they are not as good in contrast with the S-tier.

They can still do a good job, but with minor amendments and skill sets, they can achieve the S-tier position. Few features keep them away from reaching heights in hearthstone play mode. If you know how to use them, you can gain victory.

Rogue’s Bazaar Burglary

Deck Ability
Rogue’s Bazaar Burglary Weapon in regard.

The rogue class is top-rated for generating random class cards. This deck is fun to play when it gets you random cards that you can use further in hearthstone’s play mode. Getting a hands-on quest reward lets you have a powerful weapon. This weapon helps save steam.

These great Rogue class features make it a perfect choice for regular play. However, when it comes to competitive play, it is better not to use them as they are not that good there. The random cards you gain during a casual play will not bear much value or synergy in a competitive play. Hence, you might have to upgrade or put in more effort.

Face Hunter Classic

Deck Ability
Face Hunter Classic Great damage output.

Face hunter is a high-rated deck on our tier list. It has incredible features and extraordinary abilities can smash off your opponents in seconds. However, there are some reasons why it could not reach the above tiers. It has a great damage output. This deck can confuse your enemies early in hearthstone’s play mode. Your enemies will go to hell before they can execute their strategies.

This deck has charge minions, weapons, spells, and steady-shot hero power, which makes it furious and deadly for competitive play. With all these great features, you can get to have the joy of playing fast-paced and explosive games. However, some updates can make it even better and a perfect choice for different game modes.

Neutral Drek’Thar Rising

Deck Ability
Neutral Drek’Thar Rising Smash the opponent.

A-tier needs Neutral Drek’Thar Rising Deck from the hearthstone deck duel tier list. With extremely exceptional powers and abilities, it deserved to be categorized in this tier. So let us know why we are so fond of Neutral Drek’Thar Rising Deck.

Drek’Thar has proven to be a mighty and worthy deck that deserves our A-tier. It can smash your adversaries in winks and give you the confidence to get into a match. This Neutral Drek’Thar Rising Deck is a kind of aggressive deck that can devastate your enemy’s security.

In this Neutral Drek’Thar rising build, players can gather advantages with features like Hero Power and Harness the Elements Alone. In addition, it can undervalue a drawn spell cost. One spell after another spell is only caused through the signature treasure Magister Unchained. Magister Unchained makes sure a deck remains prepared at all prices. However, it can be a bit costly to get your hands on this one. Apart from that, it is a powerful package for the battleground.

Druid’s Trees

Deck Ability
Druid’s Trees Spins around the treant archetype.

Very few classes can play token archetypes along with the Druid class. It spins around the treant archetype. Druid’s primary objective is to suffice the board with trees and annihilate or sustain them. This deck consists of a few comeback cards, such as Mulchmulcher and The Forest’s aid.

This deck is similar to aggro decks and can be used in competitive play. Many cards from this deck can also be used on other druid token decks. Therefore, you do not need to worry as it is also dust-efficient. It works best when minion combat archetypes are involved. However, other decks on our tier list can work well in contrast to this one. Few updates can make a difference.

B Tier

B-tier of decks
Average Decks Ranked

B-tier has decks that are not very good but not too bad. They are also known as “mediocre” or “average” decks. These decks do not carry superpowers, but still, you can play well with them. Instead of the cards playing it for you, you must play it yourself with these decks. You will have to make use of your mind a lot. You better come up with sharp strategies if you plan to win.

Hunter’s Dragonbane’s Devastation

Deck Ability
Hunter’s Dragonbane’s Devastation Hidden synergy and face damage

Dragonbane’s Devastation consists of many sound cards, which the hunter class also has. The leading powerhouse of this deck is hidden synergy and face damage. You can say that this deck is a fine blend of midrange and aggro decks. This version of the Descent of Dragon expansion is also quite expensive. Due to this, many players can let go of this deck and look for other cheaper options.

This deck is not good for a competitive but cannot do much for a causal play. However, this deck can make a deal for you if no other choice exists. It lies in the middle of two extremes.

Handlock Classic

Deck Ability
Handlock Classic quicken up the procedure of acquiring big minions.

Handlock is recognized for dealing with many big minions at a time. It takes the help of Life Tap Hero Power to use its health and hand size. Due to this, it can quicken up the procedure of acquiring big minions such as Mountain Giant and Molten Giant.

The minions are further provided with Taunt via SunFury Protector or Defender of Argus, which help create a solid defensive position against your enemies, which can later be turned into aggression. And with this, you can beat off your enemies in seconds.

However, like every B-tier deck, Handlock also has some bad factors. Firstly, it is expensive. So you will need to spend a good amount of money to get it. Secondly, it is unsuitable for competitive play; however, you can play well with this deck in casual play.

Aggro Shaman Classic

Deck Ability
Aggro Shaman Classic Burns the opponents.

The aggro Shaman is famous for its ability to burn your opponents. Due to this, it is a perfect fit for Classic Meta. In Classic Meta, the users get fewer chances of healing. Other players are not so fond of this deck besides classic meta players.

It is not that bad, but if you find a better deck, go for it. Want to know what’s so weird about this deck? It is the mix of board presence and direct damage. It acts as its strength as well as its weakness. Despite this, the interaction between -Mana Rockbiter

Weapons and the Windfury mechanic always make it a great pack for a victory. However, it can be a pain sometimes due to fewer updates. It is also expensive, and not many players can afford it.

Naga Mage

Deck Ability
Naga Mage significant synergies

Our B-tier would be incomplete without Naga Mage. It is an incredible paper deck with several different abilities and features. It is ranked in this tier for various reasons. Naga is not too nasty, but not good, classifying it as a mediocre deck on our hearthstone deck tier list. Naga Mage has significant synergies among its minions and spells. In the same vein, it feels very natural. It can also pull off exceptional turns by using Spitelash Siren.

This deck has a weak point that prevents it from reaching heights. It depends on winning by the small amount of Mana it can access. This is one of the biggest reasons for its ranking in our B-tier.

C Tier

C-tier of decks
Below-average Decks Ranked

C-tier decks are not as good in contrast with the above tiers, but they are still pretty bad. They will do a lousy job in your play mode. It is better to sidestep them, but if you cannot, use them wisely with your entire presence of mind. Making them work against your opponents will require a lot of strategy and minigames. If you are ready, go for these decks; otherwise, avoid them at all costs. You can lose severely if you do not know how to use them.

Shaman’s Corrupt The Waters

Deck Ability
Shaman’s Corrupt The Waters Comprehend to bypass

C-tier would be unfinished without Shudderwock. If you have been playing hearthstone for a while now, you would know about it. Similarly, you would also comprehend to bypass it at all costs. It can give you actual slashes. When a player tries to use this deck, it repeats all battle cries from previous players’ cards. It is the only good thing about this deck and spins around this quality only. The rest of it has nothing good about it.

The whole game relies on Shudderwock, and you must use it. There would be games that will not even need it, and you might end up not even playing that game. Some games do not need much of their value.

Worgen OTK Warrior Classic

Deck Ability
Worgen OTK Warrior Classic Deals 30 damage.

Worgen OTK Warrior is yet another deck in OTK decks in classic. It can exceed deal 30 damage, done wholly solely by hand. Its burst-down capacity makes it capable of bursting down any deck in hearthstone’s play mode. With all these good aspects about Worgen, there are some worst facts about this deck too, which makes it a flawed preference for competitive play. It has to cut down on removal tools for card draw.

When this deck combines with its high skill cap, it becomes weaker. It even becomes worse than the Control Warrior option. This deck puts cards like Armorsmith, Acolyte of Pain, and Battle Rage, combined with self-damaging cards like Whirlwind, to concurrently draw cards, gain Armor, and put them at work. It helps to keep the board clear.

This deck is also expensive. Why should you spend money on a deck with so many flaws?

Switcheroo Priest

Deck Ability
Switcheroo Priest Uses a Switcheroo card

Switcheroo Priest is fun as it can help you gather wins. Its primary purpose is to use a Switcheroo card that consists of 1 cheap minion and one giant star minion. It can let you win against any deck but fails to do so under certain conditions. One main issue that prevents Switcheroo Priest from reaching heights is that it offers a limited strategy beyond its initial combo. It can fail if wrong cards are used, or rivals can remove the initial minions played.

It has a shallow floor but can still beat some opponents. Due to all these factors, Switcheroo Priest deserves only C-tier.

Murloc Warlock

Deck Ability
Murloc Warlock Voyage to the Sunken City expansion

Murlock Warlock has several new tools that have helped revive the archetype in the Voyage to the Sunken City expansion. Murlock can now play extended-hour games with the help of new cards such as Chum Bucket. It also utilizes big Murlocs to flood the board with many small minions.

A Murloc warlock is a form of an aggressive deck. It makes use of Murloc’s tribal synergies to create mighty boards. These boards can snowball out of control with each other and with each Murloc as well. Murlock depends on achieving a victory through board controls with few recovery mechanics. Eventually, it makes a more defenseless deck than other Mech decks. Thus, Murlock goes nowhere else but has to fall in our C-tier.

D Tier

D-tier of decks
Worst Decks Ranked

D-tier decks are nothing but trash. They are the worst decks you can have. It is not advised by us to waste your time and energy on them.
They can gift you nothing but disappointments. These decks are a curse.

If you plan on losing your game, do play with these decks. You will not regret it. The essential abilities and features needed in decks are not present, plus you will have to spend a lot of time thinking about what to do with them. Your enemies will be so happy for you to use them.

Warrior’s Drop, The Anchor

Deck Ability
Warrior’s Drop, The Anchor Destroys low ranked players.

D-tier starts with one from the hearthstone deck tier list standard. It belongs to agro archetypes. However, ranking it in this tier has some reasons.  Warriors drop has no good features that make it a good choice for hearthstone’s play mode. Drop the anchor suits players who like to go through face damage. It can destroy low-ranked players. These players do not know how to protect themselves from constant wear.

Priest’s major drawback is that it gets countered after its opponents start to play for board control. This deck is highly dependent on quick wins, as sit can run out on steam quickly. Additionally, this deck has little power and removal. It can hardly protect itself from a minion attack, and as soon as a minion gets into a boar, this deck has to give up on all of its resources to defend itself.

Paladin’s Perfect Justice

Deck Ability
Paladin’s Perfect Justice Depends on value drops.

Paladin’s Perfect Justice is something that can fool you. But beware, the deck is nothing as its name can tell you. It is nothing like a deck but just trash. Completely useless! Perfect Justice is a form of control-oriented Highlander deck. But sadly, it is nothing like that; its Highlander effects are not sound. They can surely disappoint you.

This deck is highly dependent on value drops, and it will take up all your efforts but will not shine until they reach the end of hearthstone’s play mode. It is costly, so make sure you spend money on it very wisely. We suggest both beginners and old players avoid this deck at all costs.

Now that you know the ranking of the decks in the game, it is important to know about the ranking of the superheroes, which we have done in the tier list below.

Comparison Table

Mage’s Classic DeckSDust Efficiency
Warlock’s Ultimate ImpfestationSGalakronf cards
Priest’s Day Of The DeadSBring back dead minions
Pirate RogueSWins by turn 4
Pain WarlockSTake threats from opponents
Beast HunterSPlay minions on the curve that starts with 1-drop minions
Vanndar Stormpike WarriorSHero power and battle tactics
Rogue’s Bazaar BurglaryAWeapon in regard
Face Hunter ClassicAGreat damage output
Neutral Drek’Thar RisingASmash the opponent
Druid’s TreesASpins around the treant archetype
Hunter’s Dragonbane’s DevastationBHidden synergy and face damage
Handlock ClassicBquicken up the procedure of acquiring big minions
Aggro Shaman ClassicBburns the opponents
Naga MageBsignificant synergies
Shaman’s Corrupt The WatersCcomprehend to bypass
Worgen OTK Warrior ClassicCDeals 30 damage
Switcheroo PriestCuses a switcheroo card
Murloc WarlockCvoyage to the sunken city expansion
Warrior’s Drop, The AnchorDdestroys low ranked players
Paladin’s Perfect JusticeDdepends on value drops

Patch Notes Version 25.4

Heroes with decreased armor in the decks in patch 25.4:

  • Trade Prince Gallywix: 7 armor
  • Patches the Pirate: 8 armor (10 armor in high MMR lobbies)
  • Death Speaker Blackthorn, Deathwing, Elise Starseeker: 10 armor
  • Jandice Barov, Sindragosa: 12 armor

Heroes with increased armor in the decks in patch 25.4:

  • George the Fallen: 13 armor
  • Forest Warden Omu, Millicent Manastorm: 14 armor
  • Ambassador Faelin, Lord Barov, Master Nguyen, Silas Darkmoon, Tess Greymane: 15 armor
  • N’Zoth, Ragnaros the Firelord: 16 armor
  • Chenvaala: 17 armor
  • Nozdormu: 18 armor

Note: Patches the Pirate has variable armor depending on the MMR of the lobby, with 8 armor in normal lobbies and 10 in high MMR lobbies.

Long Story Short!

Thank you for staying with us till the end. Since we have finished our tier list, there are a few ending observations that we would like to leave. Hearthstone is a viral card game that has a lot of fans. The game involves extensive use of mind games and strategies that can help you win. 

The tier list has covered all decks and ranked them in their respective tiers. These tiers logically explain the ranking. And let you gain more insights into it. Furthermore, we have also discussed standard, battleground, and wild deck tiers.

We hope you have liked what you have read. In that case, share it with your family and friends who would love to play. 

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