Basic deck
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.
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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.
Importing[edit | edit source]
Basic Druid[edit | edit source]
### Basic Druid # Class: Druid # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (0) Innervate # 2x (1) Claw # 2x (1) Elven Archer # 2x (2) Mark of the Wild # 2x (2) River Crocolisk # 2x (2) Wild Growth # 2x (3) Healing Touch # 2x (3) Silverback Patriarch # 2x (4) Chillwind Yeti # 2x (4) Oasis Snapjaw # 2x (5) Darkscale Healer # 2x (5) Nightblade # 2x (6) Boulderfist Ogre # 2x (6) Lord of the Arena # 2x (7) Core Hound # AAECAbSKAwAPQ1qdAdUB/gGFA8YEngWFBpoI5AjZCtoKlg2XDQA= # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Hunter[edit | edit source]
### Basic Hunter # Class: Hunter # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (1) Arcane Shot # 2x (1) Stonetusk Boar # 2x (1) Timber Wolf # 2x (1) Tracking # 2x (2) Bloodfen Raptor # 2x (2) River Crocolisk # 2x (3) Ironforge Rifleman # 2x (3) Raid Leader # 2x (3) Razorfen Hunter # 2x (3) Silverback Patriarch # 2x (4) Houndmaster # 2x (4) Multi-Shot # 2x (4) Oasis Snapjaw # 2x (5) Stormpike Commando # 2x (7) Core Hound # AAECAYoWAA9D2AGBAqQC0wKdA94EiAXtBusHlwjZCtoK+QqXDQA= # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Mage[edit | edit source]
### Basic Mage # Class: Mage # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (1) Arcane Missiles # 2x (1) Murloc Raider # 2x (2) Arcane Explosion # 2x (2) Bloodfen Raptor # 2x (2) Novice Engineer # 2x (2) River Crocolisk # 2x (3) Arcane Intellect # 2x (3) Raid Leader # 2x (3) Wolfrider # 2x (4) Fireball # 2x (4) Oasis Snapjaw # 2x (4) Polymorph # 2x (4) Sen'jin Shieldmasta # 2x (5) Nightblade # 2x (6) Boulderfist Ogre # AAECAf0EAA9NvwHYAZwCoQK7Ar8DqwS0BPsEngXZCtoK+QqWDQA= # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Paladin[edit | edit source]
### Basic Paladin # Class: Paladin # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (1) Blessing of Might # 2x (1) Goldshire Footman # 2x (1) Hand of Protection # 2x (1) Light's Justice # 2x (1) Stonetusk Boar # 2x (2) Holy Light # 2x (3) Ironforge Rifleman # 2x (3) Raid Leader # 2x (4) Gnomish Inventor # 2x (4) Hammer of Wrath # 2x (4) Stormwind Knight # 2x (5) Nightblade # 2x (5) Stormpike Commando # 2x (6) Lord of the Arena # 2x (7) Stormwind Champion # AAECAYsWAA9GnQH6AaMCtALTAv8CnQPuBIgFngXXBfEFmgf5CgA= # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Priest[edit | edit source]
### Basic Priest # Class: Priest # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (1) Elven Archer # 2x (1) Holy Smite # 2x (1) Northshire Cleric # 2x (1) Power Word: Shield # 2x (1) Voodoo Doctor # 2x (2) Bloodfen Raptor # 2x (2) Frostwolf Grunt # 2x (2) Radiance # 2x (2) Shadow Word: Pain # 2x (3) Shattered Sun Cleric # 2x (3) Silverback Patriarch # 2x (4) Chillwind Yeti # 2x (4) Sen'jin Shieldmasta # 2x (5) Gurubashi Berserker # 2x (7) Core Hound # AAECAa0GAA8pQ1qEAdgBlwKFA6EE4ATlBPsEgAbXCvIMlw0A # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Rogue[edit | edit source]
### Basic Rogue # Class: Rogue # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (0) Backstab # 2x (1) Deadly Poison # 2x (1) Elven Archer # 2x (1) Goldshire Footman # 2x (1) Sinister Strike # 2x (2) Bloodfen Raptor # 2x (2) Novice Engineer # 2x (2) Sap # 2x (3) Ironforge Rifleman # 2x (4) Dragonling Mechanic # 2x (4) Gnomish Inventor # 2x (4) Stormwind Knight # 2x (5) Assassinate # 2x (5) Nightblade # 2x (5) Stormpike Commando # AAECAYO6AgAPtAHYAZwCtALTAtkChQOdA8sDzQOLBO4EngXGBZoHAA== # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Shaman[edit | edit source]
### Basic Shaman # Class: Shaman # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (0) Ancestral Healing # 2x (1) Frost Shock # 2x (1) Stonetusk Boar # 2x (2) Frostwolf Grunt # 2x (2) Rockbiter Weapon # 2x (2) Windfury # 2x (3) Raid Leader # 2x (3) Wolfrider # 2x (4) Chillwind Yeti # 2x (4) Hex # 2x (4) Sen'jin Shieldmasta # 2x (5) Booty Bay Bodyguard # 2x (5) Frostwolf Warlord # 2x (6) Boulderfist Ogre # 2x (6) Reckless Rocketeer # AAECAaoIAA8pM1qVAe8BoQK9A/AD+wSIBf4Fywf0CPkKlg0A # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Warlock[edit | edit source]
### Basic Warlock # Class: Warlock # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (1) Murloc Raider # 2x (1) Voidwalker # 2x (1) Voodoo Doctor # 2x (2) Kobold Geomancer # 2x (2) River Crocolisk # 2x (2) Felstalker # 2x (3) Drain Life # 2x (3) Shadow Bolt # 2x (3) Wolfrider # 2x (4) Chillwind Yeti # 2x (4) Hellfire # 2x (4) Ogre Magi # 2x (5) Darkscale Healer # 2x (6) Reckless Rocketeer # 2x (7) War Golem # AAECAf0GAA8wWoQBvwGhAr0DxgTQBKAFyAWSB5cHtgfjB9kKAA== # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Basic Warrior[edit | edit source]
### Basic Warrior # Class: Warrior # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (1) Charge # 2x (1) Murloc Raider # 2x (2) Execute # 2x (2) Frostwolf Grunt # 2x (2) Heroic Strike # 2x (2) Murloc Tidehunter # 2x (3) Fiery War Axe # 2x (3) Razorfen Hunter # 2x (3) Warsong Commander # 2x (3) Wolfrider # 2x (4) Dragonling Mechanic # 2x (4) Sen'jin Shieldmasta # 2x (5) Gurubashi Berserker # 2x (6) Boulderfist Ogre # 2x (6) Lord of the Arena # AAECAQcADymdAb8BgQKhAtgCkQOLBPsEgAaRBtAH7wfxB5YNAA== # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- 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".
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