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Basic deck

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Basic decks are pre-made card lists provided for new players, composed entirely of cards from the Basic card set, including neutral cards and class cards available at level 1. There are 9 basic decks in total, one for each class.

Basic decks are the default deck lists provided whenever gaining a new deck slot, offering a quick, simple way of getting to know a class and the game itself without needing to spend time constructing a deck. Basic decks are provided automatically for new players as they unlock each class.

While they provide a reasonable starting point for a new class, once the player has gotten to grips with the basics, and added a few cards to their collection, it is generally recommended to try their hand at constructing their own decks. This not only helps players to learn about the game's deeper strategic elements, but is likely to provide a superior deck to the basic decks available. Players can use their favourite cards from that class' basic deck (or the entire deck) as a starting point for building their new deck.

For those seeking a helping hand in learning to construct effective decks, there are two main options. Online card listings on sites such as Hearthpwn.com provide a constantly updated selection of popular and competitive decks, often accompanied by tips and guidance on using the deck, as well as suggestions for substitutions where the player has not yet collected certain cards.

Alternatively, Deck Recipes can provide a useful bridge into deck building, with the 'Classic <class>' recipes representing an upgraded version of the basic decks, featuring only Basic and Classic cards and mostly lower rarities, but with much stronger synergies and a better chance of victory. Other Deck Recipes are more complex, featuring specific themes and strategies, and requiring cards from various card sets and of higher rarities. Deck Recipes are more accessible than online listings due to a smaller number of options and their integration within the game.

Deck listings[edit | edit source]

Below are listings for the composition of each basic deck. Each basic deck is composed of all 5 basic class cards available to that class from level 1, plus 10 neutral basic minion cards. Each card is included x 2.

Druid Hunter Mage Paladin Priest Rogue Shaman Warlock Warrior
Boulderfist Ogre Silverback Patriarch Sen'jin Shieldmasta Ironforge Rifleman Chillwind Yeti Bloodfen Raptor Ancestral Healing Voidwalker Execute
Chillwind Yeti Razorfen Hunter Oasis Snapjaw Holy Light Sen'jin Shieldmasta Gnomish Inventor Frost Shock Succubus Fiery War Axe
Claw Oasis Snapjaw Polymorph Goldshire Footman Voodoo Doctor Backstab Rockbiter Weapon Drain Life Heroic Strike
Core Hound Bloodfen Raptor Arcane Missiles Stonetusk Boar Northshire Cleric Deadly Poison Windfury Shadow Bolt Charge
Darkscale Healer Timber Wolf Arcane Explosion Stormpike Commando Mind Blast Elven Archer Hex Hellfire Warsong Commander
Elven Archer Tracking Arcane Intellect Stormwind Champion Frostwolf Grunt Stormpike Commando Stonetusk Boar Murloc Raider Murloc Raider
Healing Touch Houndmaster Fireball Blessing of Might Gurubashi Berserker Novice Engineer Frostwolf Grunt Voodoo Doctor Frostwolf Grunt
Innervate Arcane Shot Raid Leader Hand of Protection Shadow Word: Pain Dragonling Mechanic Raid Leader Kobold Geomancer Murloc Tidehunter
Nightblade Multi-Shot Bloodfen Raptor Lord of the Arena Bloodfen Raptor Sinister Strike Wolfrider River Crocolisk Razorfen Hunter
Lord of the Arena Raid Leader Novice Engineer Nightblade Elven Archer Assassinate Chillwind Yeti Wolfrider Wolfrider
River Crocolisk River Crocolisk Nightblade Gnomish Inventor Holy Smite Nightblade Sen'jin Shieldmasta Chillwind Yeti Dragonling Mechanic
Wild Growth Ironforge Rifleman Murloc Raider Hammer of Wrath Power Word: Shield Stormwind Knight Booty Bay Bodyguard Ogre Magi Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Oasis Snapjaw Stonetusk Boar Wolfrider Raid Leader Silverback Patriarch Ironforge Rifleman Frostwolf Warlord Darkscale Healer Gurubashi Berserker
Silverback Patriarch Core Hound River Crocolisk Stormwind Knight Core Hound Sap Boulderfist Ogre Reckless Rocketeer Boulderfist Ogre
Mark of the Wild Stormpike Commando Boulderfist Ogre Light's Justice Shattered Sun Cleric Goldshire Footman Reckless Rocketeer War Golem Lord of the Arena

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Choosing a basic deck in Play mode, prior to Patch 4.2.0.12051

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.2.0.12051 (2016-03-14):
    • Basic decks no longer feature as separate decks, but are now default deck lists provided whenever gaining a new deck slot.
    • The basic decks section of the Play screen has been removed.
  • Unknown beta patch: Name changed from "Standard Decks" to "Basic Decks".