Deck Recipe

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The Deck Recipe interface

Deck Recipes are premade card lists which players can use when creating a new deck. When creating a deck from a Deck Recipe, cards which the player does not possess can be substituted, with alternative suggestions provided.

Deck Recipes are intended to give newer players an easy way to explore new deck types, simultaneously helping them to learn about synergies and deck building. They also provide a guide to reliable and competitive playstyles for each class. For experienced players, they can provide a convenient starting point when creating new decks, and ideas for new deck types to explore. Deck Recipes are comparable to deck lists found online, but integrated into Hearthstone itself, and with the cards automatically selected from the player's collection.

Deck Recipes are significantly more advanced than basic decks, and are generally aimed at players who have already expanded their collections a fair bit, due to the variety and rarity of cards featured in each Recipe. New players will usually lack the cards to fill Deck Recipes, and should generally use the basic decks or create custom decks based around Basic cards until their collection has grown somewhat.

Deck Recipes only include cards usable in Standard format, ensuring their validity in all types of play.

If Whizbang the Wonderful is in your deck, the deck will be replaced with one of the random non-Classic deck recipes at the start of the game.

Details[edit | edit source]

Each Deck Recipe is a class-specific deck list, most having a specific theme. Each Recipe has a title, description and art taken from a fitting card.

Each class has three Deck Recipes, one 'classic' and two 'themed'.

  • Classic Recipes comprise only Basic and Classic cards, and are intended to provide a foundation for the class. They generally feature less specific mechanics than themed decks. In some cases they illustrate what may be considered the general playstyle of the class, while in others they simply present a strategy that is easier for newer players to learn. These Recipes are usually the best starting points for newer players, since the cards are more readily available to them, and the goals of the decks simpler. Classic Recipes sometimes represent competitive decks, but are focused on ease of card collection and play rather than performance at higher levels.
  • Themed Recipes are themed around specific mechanics, and usually feature a lot of synergy between cards. Themed Recipes are intended for more advanced gameplay than the Classic Recipes, and usually match decks currently popular in the game's meta. Including cards from any Standard set, themed Recipes may be harder to fill, and the specific goals of the decks make some understanding of the design necessary when substituting cards. Themed Recipes are recommended for intermediate players wishing to explore new deck types, or advanced players seeking a convenient template for deck experimentation.

Despite their intention as learning tools for newer players, most Deck Recipes feature a number of high rarity cards, including legendaries. All classic Recipes feature one legendary minion, while some of the themed Recipes feature several.

Many Deck Recipes share a number of cards in common with the other Recipes for that class. Such cards are usually fairly key or 'core' cards for the class, and their indication in multiple Recipes can generally be taken as an indication of their versatility, unusual power, or inherent synergy with the class' Hero Power and/or other cards.

Use[edit | edit source]

Replacing missing cards
Main article: Collection#Making a new deck

When creating a new deck, players are given the choice of creating a blank "custom deck", or using one of three Deck Recipes available for that class. Clicking a Deck Recipe previews the deck list in the right hand pane, along with the deck's description in the bottom pane. Recipe cards which are missing from the player's collection are shown in blue.

Upon choosing a Deck Recipe, the player is taken back to the usual collection screen, where they will find a new deck filled with all the cards from the Recipe that they own. Golden copies of cards will be included instead of regular copies wherever possible. Any missing cards are still highlighted in the deck list in blue, and right-clicking will bring up the crafting interface for that card. Left-clicking a missing card will open the card replacement window, providing two alternatives that the player already owns to replace the missing card.

Once all missing cards are replaced, the Deck Recipe process is complete.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The current plan is for Deck Recipes to be updated or replaced three times each year, with the release of each new expansion, to ensure they stay relevant and valid in Standard format.[1][2][3] However, this schedule is only provisional and may change depending on how players receive the feature.[3]
  • The original Deck Recipes are widely believed to hint at the upcoming changes to many Basic and Classic cards with the release of Standard format, based on their lack of certain, currently key cards, most notably the Force of Nature + Savage Roar combo. They also noticeably lack cards from content which will not be valid in Standard format when it releases, despite the Recipes themselves preceding the format's release by more than a month.

Lists[edit | edit source]

The lists below are the deck recipes available in-game at the moment. For the previous or removed recipes, see Deck Recipe/Patch changes.

Demon Hunter[edit | edit source]

Classic Demon Hunter
Command chaotic energies to inflict havoc on your enemies! These Basic and Classic cards will ensure you can cut through anything in your path.
Name No Card set
Argent Squire 2 Classic
Shadowhoof Slayer 2 Basic
Chaos Strike 2 Basic
Dire Wolf Alpha 2 Classic
Knife Juggler 2 Classic
Murloc Tidehunter 2 Basic
Sightless Watcher 2 Basic
Aldrachi Warblades 2 Basic
Coordinated Strike 2 Basic
Flesheating Ghoul 2 Classic
Satyr Overseer 2 Basic
Soul Cleave 2 Basic
Cult Master 2 Classic
Glaivebound Adept 2 Basic
Inner Demon 2 Basic
Glaives of Fury
Slice through your enemies with fel and fury. Hold the board with your weapons, then enter Metamorphosis to finish them off.
Name No Card set
Twin Slice 2 Demon Hunter Initiate
Battlefiend 2 Demon Hunter Initiate
Blazing Battlemage 2 Descent of Dragons
Crimson Sigil Runner 2 Ashes of Outland
Ur'zul Horror 2 Demon Hunter Initiate
Chaos Strike 2 Basic
Furious Felfin 2 Ashes of Outland
Sightless Watcher 2 Basic
Umberwing 2 Demon Hunter Initiate
Satyr Overseer 1 Basic
Altruis the Outcast 1 Demon Hunter Initiate
Frenzied Felwing 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Kayn Sunfury 1 Ashes of Outland
Glaivebound Adept 2 Basic
Metamorphosis 1 Ashes of Outland
Warglaives of Azzinoth 2 Ashes of Outland
Skull of Gul'dan 2 Ashes of Outland
Demon Crushers
Control the early game with defensive plays, then begin summoning an endless onslaught of massive Demons.
Name No Card set
Consume Magic 1 Demon Hunter Initiate
Immolation Aura 2 Ashes of Outland
Netherwalker 2 Ashes of Outland
Aldrachi Warblades 2 Basic
Eye Beam 2 Demon Hunter Initiate
Overconfident Orc 2 Ashes of Outland
Ashtongue Battlelord 2 Ashes of Outland
Maiev Shadowsong 1 Ashes of Outland
Raging Felscreamer 2 Demon Hunter Initiate
Chaos Nova 2 Basic
Metamorphosis 1 Ashes of Outland
Fel Summoner 2 Ashes of Outland
Flamereaper 1 Demon Hunter Initiate
Priestess of Fury 2 Ashes of Outland
Coilfang Warlord 2 Ashes of Outland
Hulking Overfiend 2 Demon Hunter Initiate
Pit Commander 2 Ashes of Outland

Druid[edit | edit source]

Classic Druid
As a Druid, flexibility is part of your nature. These Basic and Classic cards allow you to accelerate ahead of your opponent and to adapt to their strategy as you choose!
Name No Card set
Innervate 2 Basic
Claw 1 Basic
Kobold Geomancer 2 Basic
Novice Engineer 2 Basic
Wrath 2 Classic
Wild Growth 2 Basic
Earthen Ring Farseer 1 Classic
Harvest Golem 2 Classic
Chillwind Yeti 2 Basic
Keeper of the Grove 2 Classic
Sen'jin Shieldmasta 1 Basic
Swipe 2 Basic
Druid of the Claw 2 Classic
Boulderfist Ogre 2 Basic
Ancient of War 2 Classic
Ironbark Protector 2 Basic
Cenarius 1 Classic
Tree are Friends
Teach the trees to fight back! Cultivate an army of Treants that will tear asunder any who would dare loot and plunder.
Name No Card set
Acornbearer 2 Rise of Shadows
Treenforcements 2 Descent of Dragons
Dreamway Guardians 2 Rise of Shadows
Keeper Stalladris 1 Rise of Shadows
Power of the Wild 2 Classic
Rising Winds 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Shrubadier 2 Descent of Dragons
BEEEES!!! 2 Saviors of Uldum
Blessing of the Ancients 2 Rise of Shadows
Savage Roar 2 Basic
Garden Gnome 2 Saviors of Uldum
Aeroponics 2 Descent of Dragons
Anubisath Defender 2 Saviors of Uldum
Force of Nature 2 Classic
Goru the Mightree 1 Descent of Dragons
The Forest's Aid 2 Rise of Shadows
Flora and Fauna
The Marsh is teeming with life! Ramp your mana so the plants of Outland can show the Green Dragonflight how to get the job done.
Name No Card set
Strength in Numbers 2 Descent of Dragons
Breath of Dreams 2 Descent of Dragons
Ironbark 2 Ashes of Outland
Archspore Msshi'fn 1 Ashes of Outland
Bogbeam 2 Ashes of Outland
Germination 2 Ashes of Outland
Overgrowth 2 Ashes of Outland
Swipe 2 Basic
Dragonmaw Sky Stalker 2 Ashes of Outland
Emerald Explorer 2 Descent of Dragons
Nourish 2 Classic
Evasive Drakonid 2 Descent of Dragons
Marsh Hydra 2 Ashes of Outland
Winged Guardian 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Twin Tyrant 2 Descent of Dragons
Ysera, Unleashed 1 Descent of Dragons
Comments

Cards common to multiple decks include Innervate and Wild Growth, helping to quickly ramp up the druid's mana supply, or put a powerful minion into play a few turns in advance; and Swipe, a powerful combination of single target and AoE damage.

  • Classic Druid is a control deck primarily revolving around surviving long enough to reach higher mana levels, where the druid will be able to play out a steady stream of powerful minions, overwhelming the opponent.

Hunter[edit | edit source]

Classic Hunter
Wild animals answer your call, as you lay down traps and strike with your bow. Hunt your opponent with this deck of Basic and Classic cards.
Name No Card set
Arcane Shot 2 Basic
Leper Gnome 2 Classic
Bloodfen Raptor 2 Basic
Dire Wolf Alpha 1 Classic
Explosive Trap 1 Classic
Freezing Trap 2 Classic
Hunter's Mark 2 Basic
Scavenging Hyena 2 Classic
Snake Trap 1 Classic
Animal Companion 2 Basic
Eaglehorn Bow 2 Classic
Jungle Panther 1 Classic
Kill Command 2 Basic
Unleash the Hounds 2 Classic
Houndmaster 2 Basic
Tundra Rhino 1 Basic
Savannah Highmane 2 Classic
King Krush 1 Classic
Unseal the Vault
Summon a swarm of Beasts with this aggressive Quest deck. With an empowered hero power, your opponent won't be able to survive the assault.
Name No Card set
Clear the Way 2 Descent of Dragons
Tracking 2 Basic
Unseal the Vault 1 Saviors of Uldum
Hench-Clan Hogsteed 2 Rise of Shadows
Knife Juggler 2 Classic
Licensed Adventurer 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Questing Explorer 2 Saviors of Uldum
Desert Spear 2 Saviors of Uldum
Diving Gryphon 2 Descent of Dragons
Unleash the Hounds 2 Classic
Bone Wraith 2 Saviors of Uldum
Cult Master 2 Classic
Sky Gen'ral Kragg 1 Galakrond's Awakening
Faceless Corruptor 2 Descent of Dragons
Swarm of Locusts 2 Saviors of Uldum
Shu'ma 1 Descent of Dragons
Sea Giant 1 Classic
Pride of the Outlands
Not even death can stop the beasts of Outland! There's strength in numbers, so use your Deathrattles to keep control of the board.
Name No Card set
Helboar 2 Ashes of Outland
Shimmerfly 2 Rise of Shadows
Fresh Scent 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Pack Tactics 2 Ashes of Outland
Phase Stalker 2 Descent of Dragons
Snake Trap 2 Classic
Animal Companion 2 Basic
Augmented Porcupine 2 Ashes of Outland
Diving Gryphon 2 Descent of Dragons
Teron Gorefiend 1 Ashes of Outland
Zixor, Apex Predator 1 Ashes of Outland
Houndmaster 2 Basic
Mok'Nathal Lion 2 Ashes of Outland
Scrap Shot 2 Ashes of Outland
Al'ar 1 Ashes of Outland
Savannah Highmane 2 Classic
Nagrand Slam 1 Ashes of Outland
Comments
  • Classic Hunter is a mid-range deck, focused around Beast synergy. It has some cheaper cards capable of contesting the early game, as well as powerful minions like Savannah Highmane and King Krush for the later game.

Mage[edit | edit source]

Classic Mage
Want to be a Mage? This deck of timeless Basic and Classic cards is designed to enhance and support spell casting!
Name No Card set
Arcane Missiles 2 Basic
Mana Wyrm 2 Classic
Mirror Image 2 Basic
Frostbolt 2 Basic
Acidic Swamp Ooze 2 Basic
Kobold Geomancer 2 Classic
Sorcerer's Apprentice 2 Classic
Arcane Intellect 2 Basic
Mirror Entity 2 Classic
Fireball 2 Basic
Polymorph 2 Basic
Water Elemental 2 Basic
Archmage 2 Basic
Archmage Antonidas 1 Classic
Flamestrike 2 Basic
Pyroblast 1 Classic
Reno's Riches
Reno Jackson has made some interesting discoveries in Uldum. Take advantage of his lastest find and obliterate your opponent's board!
Name No Card set
Arcane Breath 1 Descent of Dragons
Learn Draconic 1 Descent of Dragons
Ray of Frost 1 Rise of Shadows
Ancient Mysteries 1 Saviors of Uldum
Doomsayer 1 Classic
Frostbolt 1 Basic
Zephrys the Great 1 Saviors of Uldum
Arcane Amplifier 1 Galakrond's Awakening
Arcane Intellect 1 Basic
Flame Ward 1 Saviors of Uldum
Frost Nova 1 Basic
Ice Barrier 1 Classic
Scalerider 1 Descent of Dragons
Azure Explorer 1 Descent of Dragons
Bone Wraith 1 Saviors of Uldum
Conjurer's Calling 1 Rise of Shadows
Fireball 1 Basic
Polymorph 1 Basic
Twilight Drake 1 Classic
Big Ol' Whelp 1 Descent of Dragons
Cobalt Spellkin 1 Descent of Dragons
Blizzard 1 Classic
Dragoncaster 1 Descent of Dragons
Evasive Wyrm 1 Descent of Dragons
Khartut Defender 1 Saviors of Uldum
Reno the Relicologist 1 Saviors of Uldum
Flamestrike 1 Basic
Power of Creation 1 Rise of Shadows
Twin Tyrant 1 Descent of Dragons
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza 1 Descent of Dragons
Spell-tacular!
You like spells, right? Well then you'll love this Outland-ish creation! It's downright magical.
Name No Card set
Evocation 1 Ashes of Outland
Font of Power 2 Ashes of Outland
Learn Draconic 2 Descent of Dragons
Magic Trick 2 Rise of Shadows
Ray of Frost 2 Rise of Shadows
Ancient Mysteries 2 Saviors of Uldum
Frostbolt 2 Basic
Incanter's Flow 2 Ashes of Outland
Arcane Intellect 2 Basic
Flame Ward 1 Saviors of Uldum
Frost Nova 2 Basic
Netherwind Portal 2 Ashes of Outland
Fireball 2 Basic
Apexis Blast 2 Ashes of Outland
Deep Freeze 2 Ashes of Outland
Power of Creation 2 Rise of Shadows
Comments

Cards common to all decks include Frostbolt and Fireball, providing either single target removal or burst damage to end the game, and Flamestrike, very effective for removing large numbers of small or medium enemy minions. Mana Wyrm is a good early game play, especially in combination with cheap spells like Frostbolt and Arcane Missiles, which is also useful for countering early game aggression. Arcane Intellect is good for any late game deck, providing a cheap source of card draw.

  • Classic Mage is a solid control mage deck with an emphasis on damage from spells, helped along by some Spell Damage minions. This deck aims to control the board and delay attack until it can bring out Archmage Antonidas, which can generate endless Fireballs to win the match. Alternatively, use a combination of minions and spells to defeat the opponent without Antonidas. The deck has a mixture of other spell synergy minions such as Mana Wyrm and Sorcerer's Apprentice to benefit from the spell casting.

Paladin[edit | edit source]

Classic Paladin
Interested in justice? Consider a career as a Paladin with these Basic and Classic cards! Command your army to control the board and cast blessed spells of the Light!
Name No Card set
Acidic Swamp Ooze 2 Basic
Argent Protector 2 Classic
River Crocolisk 2 Basic
Aldor Peacekeeper 2 Classic
Harvest Golem 2 Classic
Shattered Sun Cleric 2 Basic
Blessing of Kings 2 Basic
Consecration 2 Basic
Equality 2 Classic
Sen'jin Shieldmasta 2 Basic
Truesilver Champion 2 Basic
Silver Hand Knight 2 Classic
Boulderfist Ogre 2 Basic
Guardian of Kings 1 Basic
Stormwind Champion 1 Basic
Lay on Hands 1 Classic
Tirion Fordring 1 Classic
Lightforged Retribution
Harness the power of the light as you strike down foes using only Paladin cards! Take advantage of Lightforged minions to vanquish the League of EVIL!
Name No Card set
Brazen Zealot 2 Saviors of Uldum
Air Raid 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Argent Protector 2 Classic
Micro Mummy 2 Saviors of Uldum
Sanctuary 2 Descent of Dragons
Sandwasp Queen 2 Saviors of Uldum
Shotbot 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Aldor Peacekeeper 2 Classic
Sky Claw 2 Descent of Dragons
Blessing of Kings 2 Basic
Consecration 2 Basic
Lightforged Zealot 2 Descent of Dragons
Amber Watcher 2 Descent of Dragons
Pharaoh's Blessing 1 Saviors of Uldum
Lightforged Crusader 2 Descent of Dragons
Tirion Fordring 1 Classic
Liadrin's Librams
Unlock the power of Librams to bring honor to the Paladin class! Wisdom, Justice, and Hope combine to lead you to victory.
Name No Card set
Aldor Attendant 2 Ashes of Outland
Air Raid 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Hand of A'dal 2 Ashes of Outland
Libram of Wisdom 2 Ashes of Outland
Murgur Murgurgle 1 Ashes of Outland
Shotbot 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Subdue 2 Saviors of Uldum
Aldor Peacekeeper 2 Classic
Bronze Explorer 2 Descent of Dragons
Consecration 2 Basic
Lightforged Zealot 2 Descent of Dragons
Aldor Truthseeker 2 Ashes of Outland
Libram of Justice 2 Ashes of Outland
Lady Liadrin 1 Ashes of Outland
Lightforged Crusader 2 Descent of Dragons
Libram of Hope 2 Ashes of Outland
Comments

Cards common to all decks include Equality and Consecration, a powerful combo to remove all enemy minions from the board regardless of their Health. Truesilver Champion is strong and useful form of removal, with its healing partially compensating for damage taken from attacking minions.

  • Classic Paladin is a mostly Basic paladin deck, with a lean toward heavier minions and the late game with Lay on Hands and Guardian of Kings. The deck has no specific win condition, although Tirion Fordring is a very strong play, with Ashbringer alone potentially providing a source of 15 damage.

Priest[edit | edit source]

Classic Priest
Are you a healer? With this deck of solid Basic and Classic cards, keep your minions alive as they fight for you!
Name No Card set
Circle of Healing 2 Classic
Power Word: Shield 2 Basic
Holy Smite 1 Basic
Psychic Conjurer 2 Basic
Kul Tiran Chaplain 2 Classic
Shadow Word: Death 2 Basic
Thoughtsteal 2 Classic
Wild Pyromancer 2 Classic
Earthen Ring Farseer 2 Classic
Injured Blademaster 2 Classic
Chillwind Yeti 2 Basic
Holy Nova 2 Basic
Lightspawn 1 Classic
Sen'jin Shieldmasta 2 Basic
Temple Enforcer 2 Classic
Cabal Shadow Priest 1 Classic
Natalie Seline 1 Classic
Mind Control 1 Basic
Day of the Dead
Summon and heal huge Taunt minions to take over the game. If they fall, resurrect them with the help of Catrina Muerte!
Name No Card set
Forbidden Words 2 Rise of Shadows
Holy Smite 1 Basic
Penance 2 Saviors of Uldum
Shadow Word: Death 2 Basic
Shadow Word: Pain 2 Basic
Breath of the Infinite 2 Descent of Dragons
Archmage Vargoth 1 Rise of Shadows
Holy Nova 2 Basic
Mass Dispel 1 Classic
Psychopomp 2 Saviors of Uldum
Convincing Infiltrator 2 Rise of Shadows
Sandhoof Waterbearer 2 Saviors of Uldum
Khartut Defender 2 Saviors of Uldum
Batterhead 2 Rise of Shadows
Catrina Muerte 1 Rise of Shadows
Mass Resurrection 2 Rise of Shadows
Plague of Death 2 Rise of Shadows
Scaled Souls
Take to the skies alongside the dragons! If your opponent's board becomes too big, Soul Mirror will give them a taste of their own medicine.
Name No Card set
Cleric of Scales 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Imprisoned Homunculus 2 Ashes of Outland
Reliquary of Souls 1 Ashes of Outland
Dragonmaw Sentinel 2 Ashes of Outland
Apotheosis 2 Ashes of Outland
Breath of the Infinite 2 Descent of Dragons
Dragonmaw Overseer 1 Ashes of Outland
Scalerider 2 Descent of Dragons
Grave Rune 1 Descent of Dragons
Holy Nova 2 Basic
Twilight Drake 2 Classic
Chronobreaker 2 Descent of Dragons
Psyche Split 2 Ashes of Outland
Aeon Reaver 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Dragonmaw Sky Stalker 1 Ashes of Outland
Skeletal Dragon 2 Ashes of Outland
Soul Mirror 1 Ashes of Outland
Murozond the Infinite 1 Descent of Dragons
Comments

Cards featuring in multiple decks include Shadow Word: Death, a powerful solution to higher Attack minions, Holy Nova, a versatile damage/healing AoE card, and Power Word: Shield, which helps with efficient trading, or restoring damaged minions. Mind control effects like Mind Control and Cabal Shadow Priest are trademarks of the priest class, providing excellent card advantage as well as great strategic potential.

  • Classic Priest is a solid priest deck with a focus on healing synergy and mind control effects. Auchenai Soulpriest provides some versatility for their Hero Power and cards like Circle of Healing. This type of deck is mostly reactive, waiting until the right moment to play out a highly efficient combo, or turn the opponent's cards against them.

Rogue[edit | edit source]

Classic Rogue
Orchestrate the situation to your maximum advantage. Exploit card interactions and strike swiftly with this deadly aggressive deck of Basic and Classic cards!
Name No Card set
Backstab 2 Basic
Abusive Sergeant 2 Classic
Deadly Poison 2 Basic
Leper Gnome 2 Classic
Southsea Deckhand 2 Classic
Acidic Swamp Ooze 2 Basic
Bloodsail Raider 2 Classic
Bluegill Warrior 2 Basic
Eviscerate 2 Classic
Knife Juggler 2 Classic
Sap 2 Basic
Edwin VanCleef 1 Classic
Wolfrider 2 Basic
Dark Iron Dwarf 2 Classic
Dread Corsair 1 Classic
Assassin's Blade 1 Basic
Sprint 1 Basic
Galakrond's Guile
The League of EVIL is conspiring to use Galakrond for devious schemes. Command their Lackeys for powerful combos and outsmart the opposition!
Name No Card set
Backstab 2 Basic
Shadowstep 2 Classic
Bloodsail Flybooter 2 Descent of Dragons
Pharaoh Cat 2 Saviors of Uldum
Praise Galakrond! 2 Descent of Dragons
Eviscerate 2 Classic
Sap 2 Basic
Edwin VanCleef 1 Classic
EVIL Miscreant 2 Rise of Shadows
Seal Fate 2 Descent of Dragons
SI:7 Agent 2 Classic
Devoted Maniac 2 Descent of Dragons
Faceless Corruptor 2 Descent of Dragons
Shield of Galakrond 2 Descent of Dragons
Kronx Dragonhoof 1 Descent of Dragons
Galakrond, the Nightmare 1 Descent of Dragons
Shadows of Shattrath
Your Stealth minions are preparing a sneak attack! Use the element of surprise to catch your opponent off guard and achieve a quick victory!
Name No Card set
Backstab 2 Basic
Shadowstep 2 Classic
Spymistress 2 Ashes of Outland
Worgen Infiltrator 2 Classic
Ashtongue Slayer 2 Ashes of Outland
Eviscerate 2 Classic
Skyvateer 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Akama 1 Ashes of Outland
Edwin VanCleef 1 Classic
EVIL Miscreant 2 Rise of Shadows
Greyheart Sage 2 Ashes of Outland
Hooked Scimitar 2 Saviors of Uldum
SI:7 Agent 2 Classic
Dread Corsair 2 Classic
Maiev Shadowsong 1 Ashes of Outland
Waggle Pick 2 Rise of Shadows
Flik Skyshiv 1 Descent of Dragons
Comments

Cards common to multiple decks include the standard rogue removal spells Backstab, Shiv and Eviscerate; Sap for countering big minion and breaking the opponent's tempo; Sprint for card draw; and Deadly Poison and Blade Flurry, useful sources of damage alone, but even more so in combination.

  • Classic Rogue is an aggressive deck, focused on quickly putting out small minions and overwhelming the opponent in the early game. There is weapon synergy through the Pirates Dread Corsair, Bloodsail Raider and Southsea Deckhand - this can be activated through the rogue's Hero Power Dagger Mastery, or through Assassin's Blade. Edwin VanCleef is the sole big minion, presenting an alternate means of winning matches through creating a giant threat the opponent may not be able to counter, or at least some good value.

Shaman[edit | edit source]

Classic Shaman
Elements guide your path! Use elemental magic to destroy enemy minions, and enhance your own to overwhelm your opponent. All you need is Basic and Classic cards!
Name No Card set
Argent Squire 2 Classic
Earth Shock 1 Classic
Lightning Bolt 2 Classic
Acidic Swamp Ooze 2 Basic
Kobold Geomancer 2 Classic
Murloc Tidehunter 2 Basic
Rockbiter Weapon 2 Basic
Flametongue Totem 2 Basic
Stormforged Axe 2 Classic
Hex 2 Basic
Lightning Storm 1 Classic
Mana Tide Totem 1 Classic
Shattered Sun Cleric 2 Basic
Chillwind Yeti 2 Basic
Bloodlust 1 Basic
Doomhammer 1 Classic
Fire Elemental 2 Basic
Al'Akir the Windlord 1 Classic
Galakrond's Fury
Rushing elementals and Overload cards protect your hero until Galakrond is summoned. Unleash an army of storms to rain destruction on your opponent!
Name No Card set
Earth Shock 2 Classic
Invocation of Frost 2 Descent of Dragons
Witch's Brew 1 Rise of Shadows
Far Sight 2 Classic
Mana Tide Totem 2 Classic
Devoted Maniac 2 Descent of Dragons
Hex 2 Basic
The Fist of Ra-den 1 Galakrond's Awakening
Dragon's Pack 2 Descent of Dragons
Faceless Corruptor 1 Descent of Dragons
Hagatha's Scheme 2 Rise of Shadows
Shield of Galakrond 2 Descent of Dragons
Corrupt Elementalist 2 Descent of Dragons
Kronx Dragonhoof 1 Descent of Dragons
Earthquake 2 Saviors of Uldum
Galakrond, the Tempest 1 Descent of Dragons
Walking Fountain 2 Rise of Shadows
Eye of the Storm 1 Galakrond's Awakening
Elemental Might
Cast powerful spells to storm the battlefield! When it's time to go on the offensive, The Fist of Ra-den will come in clutch to turn the tides.
Name No Card set
Sandstorm Elemental 2 Saviors of Uldum
Witch's Brew 2 Rise of Shadows
Far Sight 2 Classic
Lady Vashj 1 Ashes of Outland
Mana Tide Totem 1 Classic
Marshspawn 2 Ashes of Outland
Serpentshrine Portal 2 Ashes of Outland
Hex 2 Basic
The Fist of Ra-den 1 Galakrond's Awakening
Torrent 2 Ashes of Outland
Hagatha's Scheme 2 Rise of Shadows
Shattered Rumbler 2 Ashes of Outland
The Lurker Below 1 Ashes of Outland
Earthquake 2 Saviors of Uldum
Kael'thas Sunstrider 1 Ashes of Outland
Walking Fountain 2 Rise of Shadows
Eye of the Storm 2 Galakrond's Awakening
King Phaoris 1 Saviors of Uldum
Comments

Cards common to multiple decks include Rockbiter Weapon and Lightning Bolt, good sources of removal or burst damage; Earth Shock and Hex, for neutralising minions and removing powerful effects; Flametongue Totem for efficient trading; Lightning Storm for AoE removal; and Fire Elemental, a powerful minion with a very useful Battlecry.

  • Classic Shaman is a balanced deck relying on staple shaman cards. Al'Akir the Windlord is a possible win condition in combination with Rockbiter Weapon for double Windfury damage; Doomhammer is another, offer similar synergy with Rockbiter Weapon while also offering repeated removal and a larger and more reliable source of sustained damage. Bloodlust provides the other main strategy, potentially granting one turn kills with a full board of minions, or less ambitiously 10+ extra damage to win the game.

Warlock[edit | edit source]

Classic Warlock
Power is all that matters, and you take it from whatever the source. This fast paced deck of Basic and Classic cards is full of minions intent on swift destruction of your opponent.
Name No Card set
Abusive Sergeant 2 Classic
Elven Archer 2 Basic
Flame Imp 2 Classic
Mortal Coil 2 Basic
Soulfire 2 Basic
Voidwalker 2 Basic
Acidic Swamp Ooze 2 Basic
Knife Juggler 2 Classic
Murloc Tidehunter 2 Basic
Harvest Golem 1 Classic
Razorfen Hunter 2 Basic
Shattered Sun Cleric 2 Basic
Dark Iron Dwarf 2 Classic
Defender of Argus 2 Classic
Frostwolf Warlord 2 Basic
Lord Jaraxxus 1 Classic
Galakrond's Malice
Invoke Galakrond to destroy your opponent with a legion of demons!
Name No Card set
Beaming Sidekick 2 Saviors of Uldum
Flame Imp 2 Classic
Murmy 2 Saviors of Uldum
Sinister Deal 2 Saviors of Uldum
Voidwalker 2 Basic
EVIL Cable Rat 1 Rise of Shadows
EVIL Genius 2 Rise of Shadows
Knife Juggler 2 Classic
Dragonblight Cultist 2 Descent of Dragons
Devoted Maniac 2 Descent of Dragons
Fiendish Rites 2 Descent of Dragons
Veiled Worshipper 2 Descent of Dragons
Dark Pharaoh Tekahn 1 Saviors of Uldum
Shield of Galakrond 2 Descent of Dragons
Kronx Dragonhoof 1 Descent of Dragons
Galakrond, the Wretched 1 Descent of Dragons
Sea Giant 2 Classic
Small but Mighty
Tiny in size, huge in potential! Summon a swarm of small minions to overwhelm your opponent before they have time to react.
Name No Card set
Beaming Sidekick 2 Saviors of Uldum
Fiendish Servant 2 Galakrond's Awakening
Flame Imp 2 Classic
Soulbound Ashtongue 2 Ashes of Outland
Soulfire 2 Basic
Voidwalker 2 Basic
Dire Wolf Alpha 1 Classic
EVIL Genius 2 Rise of Shadows
Expired Merchant 2 Saviors of Uldum
Kanrethad Ebonlocke 1 Ashes of Outland
Knife Juggler 2 Classic
Darkglare 2 Ashes of Outland
Neferset Thrasher 2 Saviors of Uldum
Diseased Vulture 2 Saviors of Uldum
Nightshade Matron 2 Ashes of Outland
Hand of Gul'dan 2 Ashes of Outland
Comments
  • Classic Warlock is a low-cost Zoolock deck. It aims to flood the board with cheaper minions, making the most of buffs and synergies to swarm the opponent, and maintaining board control through efficient trades, thanks to effects like Abusive Sergeant and Dark Iron Dwarf. Once the opponent nears lethal, the deck switches to burst to finish the game with Soulfire.

Warrior[edit | edit source]

Classic Warrior
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger! These Basic and Classic cards take advantage of taking damage, and allow your hero to take part in the battle with weapons!
Name No Card set
Inner Rage 2 Classic
Execute 2 Basic
Whirlwind 2 Basic
Amani Berserker 2 Classic
Battle Rage 2 Classic
Cruel Taskmaster 2 Classic
Fiery War Axe 2 Basic
Frothing Berserker 2 Classic
Raging Worgen 2 Classic
Shattered Sun Cleric 1 Basic
Shield Block 2 Basic
Gnomish Inventor 2 Basic
Kor'kron Elite 2 Basic
Arcanite Reaper 2 Basic
Gurubashi Berserker 2 Basic
Grommash Hellscream 1 Classic
Drop the Ancharrr!
Make your opponent walk the plank with an aggressive onslaught of pirates! Ancharrr ensures the plundering will continue!
Name No Card set
Blazing Battlemage 2 Descent of Dragons
Sky Raider 2 Descent of Dragons
Southsea Deckhand 2 Classic
Upgrade! 2 Classic
Bloodsail Raider 2 Classic
Parachute Brigand 2 Descent of Dragons
Ancharrr 1 Descent of Dragons
Livewire Lance 2 Saviors of Uldum
Skybarge 2 Descent of Dragons
Southsea Captain 2 Classic
Dread Corsair 2 Classic
Hoard Pillager 2 Descent of Dragons
Kor'kron Elite 2 Basic
Mortal Strike 2 Classic
Arcanite Reaper 2 Basic
Captain Greenskin 1 Classic
It's Prime Time
Power up your Taunt minions and send them into battle! Bulwark of Azzinoth will put in Bul-work to ensure your victory!
Name No Card set
Into the Fray 2 Saviors of Uldum
Shield Slam 2 Classic
Sword and Board 1 Ashes of Outland
Frightened Flunky 2 Saviors of Uldum
Bladestorm 2 Ashes of Outland
Bulwark of Azzinoth 1 Ashes of Outland
Overconfident Orc 2 Ashes of Outland
Ramming Speed 2 Descent of Dragons
Shield Block 2 Basic
Kargath Bladefist 1 Ashes of Outland
Omega Devastator 1 Rise of Shadows
Restless Mummy 1 Saviors of Uldum
Brawl 2 Classic
Ruststeed Raider 2 Ashes of Outland
Scrap Golem 2 Ashes of Outland
Armagedillo 1 Saviors of Uldum
Deathwing, Mad Aspect 1 Descent of Dragons
Grommash Hellscream 1 Classic
Tomb Warden 2 Saviors of Uldum
Comments

Cards common to multiple decks include the staple weapon Fiery War Axe, primarily for early game and weaker minion removal; Whirlwind, for AoE removal, but often more importantly the damaging of the warrior's own minions; Shield Block, a tempo-slowing card that generates Armor; and Execute for big or problematic minion removal. All decks feature some amount of damage synergy, with cards that gain additional effects when damaged: Grom Hellscream is often the primary win condition of the deck, easily activated by Inner Rage or Cruel Taskmaster; Frothing Berserker is a powerful damage-triggered minion, and potentially a win condition in its own right; other minions like Amani Berserker and Raging Worgen also provide damage synergy; while Battle Rage generates cards from the many damaged characters.

  • Classic Warrior is a staple warrior deck mostly using the cards described above to provide damage synergy, weapons and a few solid minions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Deck Recipes were added to the game more than a month ahead of Standard format, but with decklists specifically limited to cards valid in Standard. The sole exception was Tide of Murlocs (Paladin), which included Old Murk-Eye, from the non-Standard Reward set, confusing some players. This was confirmed as an error and replaced with a second Guardian of Kings in Patch 4.3.0.12266.[4]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Deck Recipe/Patch changes

Deck Recipes have been constantly renewed and removed throughout the update. Most of major changes occur whenever a new expansion is released.

Deck Recipes were first introduced in Patch 4.2.0.12051.

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