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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.

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 twice 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.

List[edit | edit source]

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
The Lotus’ Golems
Channel the power of the Jade Golems. These minions get stronger for each one you play, so play as many as you can!
Innervate 2 Basic
Earthen Scales 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Jade Idol 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan‎‎
Wild Growth 2 Basic
Wrath 2 Classic
Crypt Lord 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Jade Blossom 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan‎‎
Fandral Staghelm 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
Jade Spirit 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Swipe 2 Basic
Nourish 2 Classic
Webweave 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Aya Blackpaw 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan‎‎
Gadgetzan Auctioneer 2 Classic
Jade Behemoth 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan‎‎
Primordial Drake 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
Pestilence
Corrupt the wilds and disrupt the natural order! Control a swarm of poisonous spiders, scarabs, and big Taunt minions to whittle your opponent down and show them that none can withstand the might of the Scourge.
Innervate 2 Basic
Dirty Rat 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan‎‎
Druid of the Swarm 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan‎‎
Wrath 2 Classic
Crypt Lord 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan‎‎
Stonehill Defender 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Saronite Chain Gang 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Swipe 2 Basic
Druid of the Claw 2 Classic
Spreading Plague 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Webweave 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Malfurion the Pestilent 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Primordial Drake 2 Journey to Un'Goro
The Lich King 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Hadronox 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Ultimate Infestation 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
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
Hunter's Mark 2 Basic
Leper Gnome 2 Classic
Bloodfen Raptor 2 Basic
Dire Wolf Alpha 1 Classic
Explosive Trap 1 Classic
Freezing Trap 2 Classic
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
Deathtrap
Set traps to protect yourself as you control the pace with other spells. End the game with some of your bigger minions or a flurry of damage to your opponent’s hero.
Name No Card set
Secretkeeper 2 Classic
Cat Trick 2 One Night in Karazhan
Explosive Trap 1 Classic
Freezing Trap 2 Classic
Snake Trap 2 Classic
Venomstrike Trap 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Animal Companion 2 Basic
Cloaked Huntress 2 One Night in Karazhan
Deadly Shot 1 Classic
Eaglehorn Bow 2 Classic
Kill Command 2 Basic
Stitched Tracker 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Unleash the Hounds 1 Classic
Arfus 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Professor Putricide 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Deathstalker Rexxar 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Savannah Highmane 2 Classic
Call of the Wild 2 Whisper of the Old Gods
The Eternal Hunt
Deathstalker Rexxar commands a horde of Deathrattle minions. Send your minions to die and raise them from their graves. Finish off your foe by stitching together beasts and forming grotesque Zombeasts.
Mistress of Mixtures 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Play Dead 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Toxic Arrow 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Deadly Shot 2 Classic
Devilsaur Egg 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Stitched Tracker 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Terrorscale Stalker 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Arfus 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Defender of Argus 2 Classic
Meat Wagon 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Corpse Widow 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Validated Doomsayer 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Deathstalker Rexxar 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Savannah Highmane 2 Classic
Abominable Bowman 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
N'Zoth, the Corruptor 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
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
Kabalist Mixology
The greatest leaders in the Kabal combine their powers into a mixture of fury! Your deck has only one of each card so your leaders can unleash their full power!
Babbling Book 1 One Night in Karazhan
Mistress of Mixtures 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Arcanologist 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Bloodmage Thalnos 1 Classic
Dirty Rat 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Doomsayer 1 Classic
Frostbolt 1 Basic
Ice Walker 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Primordial Glyph 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Shimmering Tempest 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Acolyte of Pain 1 Classic
Coldwraith 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Frozen Clone 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Gluttonous Ooze 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Ice Block 1 Clasic
Kabal Courier 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Manic Soulcaster 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Simulacrum 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Fireball 1 Basic
Kazakus 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Polymorph 1 Basic
Water Elemental 1 Basic
Cabalist's Tome 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
Blizzard 1 Classic
Meteor 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Archmage Antonidas 1 Classic
Firelands Portal 1 One Night in Karazhan
Flamestrike 1 Basic
Inkmaster Solia 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Alexstrasza 1 Classic
Pyroblast 1 Classic
Fire and Ice
Frost Lich Jaina is summoning elementals to do her bidding and is adding a frosty touch. Mix the power of fiery and frosty elementals to burn and freeze your foes.
Fire Fly 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Glacial Shard 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Frostbolt 2 Basic
Ice Walker 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Primordial Glyph 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Pyros 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Shatter 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Shimmering Tempest 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Arcane Intellect 2 Basic
Coldwraith 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Steam Surger 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Water Elemental 2 Basic
Servant of Kalimos 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Blizzard 2 Classic
Blazecaller 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Sindragosa 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Frost Lich Jaina 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
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
Equality 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
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
Primordial Blessings
Who really wants small minions? Make them mighty and dinosized! Cast spells on your small minions to power the crystals and unleash the mighty Galvadon.
Adaptation 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Blessing of Wisdom 1 Classic
Divine Strength 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Righteous Defender 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
The Last Kaleidosaur 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Dark Conviction 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Desperate Stand 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Hydrologist 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Primalfin Champion 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Wild Pyromancer 2 Classic
Acolyte of Pain 2 Classic
Wickerflame Burnbristle 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Blessing of Kings 2 Basic
Silvermoon Portal 1 One Night in Karazhan
The Voraxx 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Truesilver Champion 2 Basic
Spikeridged Steed 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Dinosize 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Shields of the Light
Take the fight to the Lich King and go offensive with your Divine Shield minions! Wield the power of the divine to bolster your minions and weapons in the fight against evil.
Name No Card set
Argent Squire 2 Classic
Righteous Defender 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Dark Conviction 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Desperate Stand 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Equality 1 Classic
Hydrologist 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Aldor Peacekeeper 2 Classic
Blood Knight 1 Classic
Howling Commander 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Rallying Blade 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
Stonehill Defender 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Wickerflame Burnbristle 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Chillblade Champion 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Consecration 1 Basic
Corpsetaker 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Light's Sorrow 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Bolvar, Fireblood 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Sunkeeper Tarim 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Tirion Fordring 1 Classic
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
Northshire Cleric 2 Basic
Power Word: Shield 2 Basic
Wild Pyromancer 2 Classic
Earthen Ring Farseer 2 Classic
Injured Blademaster 2 Classic
Shadow Word: Death 2 Basic
Thoughtsteal 2 Classic
Auchenai Soulpriest 2 Classic
Chillwind Yeti 2 Basic
Lightspawn 1 Classic
Sen'jin Shieldmasta 2 Basic
Holy Nova 2 Basic
Cabal Shadow Priest 1 Classic
Temple Enforcer 2 Classic
Prophet Velen 1 Classic
Mind Control 1 Basic
Awakenings
Summon forth a glorious host of Deathrattle minions to receive the Light's ultimate boon.
Awaken the Makers 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Crystalline Oracle 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Mistress of Mixtures 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Loot Hoarder 2 Classic
Shadow Word: Pain 2 Basic
Shadow Word: Death 2 Basic
Shallow Gravedigger 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Barnes 1 One Night in Karazhan
Eternal Servitude 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Shifting Shade 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Spiritsinger Umbra 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Tortollan Shellraiser 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Holy Nova 1 Basic
Onyx Bishop 1 One Night in Karazhan
Bone Drake 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Shadow Essence 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Obsidian Statue 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
N'Zoth, the Corruptor 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
Shadowreaper's Revenge
The Void shall burn you! Use the power of the Ligh to accumulate fuel with Lyra the Sunshard. Then unleash the dark power of Shadowreaper Anduin and your army of spell damage minions and spells.
Name No Card set
Circle of Healing 2 Classic
Northshire Cleric 2 Basic
Potion of Madness 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Power Word: Shield 2 Basic
Mind Blast 2 Basic
Radiant Elemental 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Shadow Visions 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Shadow Word: Pain 2 Basic
Spirit Lash 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Tainted Zealot 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Wild Pyromancer 2 Classic
Prince Taldaram 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Eternal Servitude 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Holy Nova 1 Basic
Lyra the Sunshard 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Dragonfire Potion 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Prophet Velen 1 Classic
Shadowreaper Anduin 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
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. Healing synergy is featured in every deck through the evergreen Northshire Cleric, a rich source of card draw, Circle of Healing, which can be combined with Northshire Cleric for massive card draw or with Auchenai Soulpriest for AoE removal, and Injured Blademaster, providing good card value. Mind control effects like Mind Control, Cabal Shadow Priest and Sylvanas Windrunner 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
The Dig
Pirates are searching the ice caverns of Un'goro for hidden treasure. Play the same minion multiple times and unearth the Crystal Core to empower the rest of your scoundrels!
Backstab 2 Basic
Preparation 2 Classic
Shadowstep 2 Classic
Patches the Pirate 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Southsea Deckhand 2 Classic
Stonetusk Boar 2 Basic
The Caverns Below 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Bloodmage Thalnos 1 Classic
Eviscerate 2 Classic
Gadgetzan Ferryman 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Loot Hoarder 2 Classic
Novice Engineer 2 Basic
Sap 2 Basic
Fan of Knives 2 Basic
Mimic Pod 2 Journey to Un'Goro
SI:7 Agent 2 Classic
Thistle Tea 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Jades of Death
Valeera and Aya Blackpaw team up to wreak havoc on their foes. Command your army of Deathrattle and Jade minions to gain early tempo and finish off your opponent with Valeera the Hollow and N'Zoth, the Corruptor.
Backstab 2 Basic
Mistress of Mixtures 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Bloodmage Thalnos 1 Classic
Eviscerate 2 Classic
Jade Shuriken 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Undercity Huckster 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Jade Swarmer 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Loot Hoarder 2 Classic
Roll the Bones 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Undercity Huckster 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Plague Scientist 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Shadowblade 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Arfus 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Spiritsinger Umbra 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Bone Baron 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Vilespine Slayer 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Aya Blackpaw 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Valeera the Hollow 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
N'Zoth, the Corruptor 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
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
Flametongue Totem 2 Basic
Kobold Geomancer 2 Classic
Murloc Tidehunter 2 Basic
Rockbiter Weapon 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
Storm, Earth, and Fire
The elements have come to your aid! Call upon hordes of elementals, create mighty storms, and crush all who stand in your path...
Fire Fly 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Bloodmage Thalnos 1 Classic
Devolve 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Flametongue Totem 2 Basic
Jade Claws 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Maelstrom Portal 2 One Night in Karazhan
Hex 2 Basic
Hot Spring Guardian 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Lightning Storm 1 Classic
Mana Tide Totem 1 Classic
Tar Creeper 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Avalanche 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Fire Plume Phoenix 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Jade Lightning 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Tol'vir Stoneshaper 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Bloodlust 1 Basic
Servant of Kalimos 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Aya Blackpaw 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Fire Elemental 2 Basic
Blazecaller 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Kalimos, Primal Lord 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Remorseless Winter
Control the elements of the frost and stop your opponent cold in their tracks. Freeze the blood in your enemies' veins and use ice to bolster your own minions!
Glacial Shard 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Brrrloc 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Cryostasis 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Devolve 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Maelstrom Portal 1 One Night in Karazhan
Hex 2 Basic
Drakkari Defender 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Hyldnir Frostrider 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Ice Breaker 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Lightning Storm 1 Classic
Mana Tide Totem 1 Classic
Avalanche 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Jinyu Waterspeaker 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Volcano 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Voodoo Hexxer 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Frost Elemental 2 Classic
Moorabi 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Snowfury Giant 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
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
Feed the Void
Discard your cards into the volatile Nether Portal. Tear open the rift and unlock a limitless legion of imps!
Lakkari Sacrifice 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Malchezaar's Imp 2 One Night in Karazhan
Soulfire 1 Basic
Bloodbloom 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Clutchmother Zavas 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Darkshire Librarian 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Chittering Tunneler 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Howlfiend 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Silverware Golem 2 One Night in Karazhan
Unwilling Sacrifice 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Lakkari Felhound 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Blood-Queen Lana'thel 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Doomguard 2 Classic
Cruel Dinomancer 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Felfire Potion 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Siphon Soul 2 Classic
Deathwing 1 Classic
DOOM! 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
Merciless Sacrifice
True power comes at a price. Sacrifice your own minions to feed your others and embrace the darkness of the San'layn.
Acherus Veteran 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Possessed Villager 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Runic Egg 2 One Night in Karazhan
Sanguine Reveler 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Dire Wolf Alpha 2 Classic
Fallen Sun Cleric 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Knife Juggler 2 Classic
Devilsaur Egg 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Unwilling Sacrifice 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Vryghoul 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Defender of Argus 2 Classic
Meat Wagon 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Ravenous Pterrordax 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Bonemare 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
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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 1 Classic
Cruel Taskmaster 2 Classic
Fiery War Axe 2 Basic
Acolyte of Pain 2 Classic
Frothing Berserker 2 Classic
Raging Worgen 2 Classic
Shattered Sun Cleric 1 Basic
Shield Block 2 Basic
Gnomish Inventor 1 Basic
Kor'kron Elite 2 Basic
Arcanite Reaper 2 Basic
Gurubashi Berserker 2 Basic
Grommash Hellscream 1 Classic
Guarding the Shard
Shields up! You are forging Sulfuras but you need more time. Use taunt minions to protect your hero until you seize the legendary hammer and SWAT SOME INSECTS!
Fire Plume's Heart 1 Journey to Un'Goro
Armorsmith 1 Classic
Battle Rage 1 Classic
Execute 2 Basic
Fiery War Axe 2 Basic
Slam 2 Classic
Sleep with the Fishes 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Acolyte of Pain 2 Classic
Ravaging Ghoul 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Stonehill Defender 2 Journey to Un'Goro
Blood Razor 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Bloodhoof Brave 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Saronite Chain Gang 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Alley Armorsmith 2 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Brawl 1 Classic
Direhorn Hatchling 1 Journey to Un'Goro
The Curator 1 One Night in Karazhan
Primordial Drake 2 Journey to Un'Goro
The Lich King 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
No Pain, No Gain
Your minions are ready and willing to do your bidding and whatever it takes to succeeed. Deal damage to your own minions and finish the job as Scourgelord Garrosh, cleaving a path to victory with Shadowmourne.
Animated Berserker 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Blood To Ichor 1 Whispers of the Old Gods
Battle Rage 1 Classic
Cruel Taskmaster 1 Classic
Execute 2 Basic
Fiery War Axe 2 Basic
Slam 1 Classic
Sleep with the Fishes 1 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Acolyte of Pain 2 Classic
Frothing Berserker 2 Classic
Ravaging Ghoul 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Val'kyr Soulclaimer 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Blood Razor 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Bloodhoof Brave 2 Whispers of the Old Gods
Night Howler 2 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Brawl 1 Classic
Death Revenant 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Grommash Hellscream 1 Classic
Rotface 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
Scourgelord Garrosh 1 Knights of the Frozen Throne
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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, Acolyte of Pain 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.

Previous Deck Recipes[edit | edit source]

The following recipes were removed with Patch 7.0.0.15590 to make room for new Mean Streets of Gadgetzan recipes.

Overwhelming Numbers (Druid)
What is better than three minions? Seven, of course! Summon an army of smaller minions, and grow them into huge monsters.
Whispers of Death (Hunter)
Do not fear death, hero; your minions are useful to you both dead and alive. Keep trading your minions for theirs; you will eventually overwhelm them.
Dragonfire (Mage)
The ancient dragons will crush all opposition, assuming you live long enough to summon them. Nefarian told me to tell you not to embarrass him by dying.
Shields Up! (Paladin)
Protect your minions with Divine Shield and they'll be able to take on two enemies at a time!
Strike With the Shadows (Priest)
Take matters into your own hands. Trade in some healing spells for deadly shadow magic and aggressive minions!
Empowered Spells (Rogue)
Surprise your opponent with just how much damage you can do. Spell Damage minions will strengthen your spells to help finish the job.
Minion Evolution (Shaman)
Summon as many minions as possible before evolving them! Evolve minions that have already done work for you to maximize your value!
Handlock (Warlock)
You’ll want to stay alive while using your Hero Power as much as possible, some of your cards get better the more cards you have in your hand.
Reno Jackson (Warrior)
This deck only has one copy of each card in it, so that Reno Jackson can bring you back from the brink!


The following recipes were removed with Patch 5.0.0.12574 to make room for new Whispers of the Old Gods recipes.

Ferocious Beasts (Druid)
Continuously assault your opponent with the most ferocious beasts Azeroth has to offer. And a few non-beasts. They're honorary beasts.
The Thrill of the Hunt (Hunter)
This Hunter deck is one of the most aggressive in the game. Remember: if you're not attacking their hero, you're probably doing it wrong.
Spells Unending (Mage)
This deck is packed with tons of minions who find you more cards. Trade your spells and minions for theirs aggressively to leverage the extra cards you’re getting.
Tide of Murlocs (Paladin)
Summon the greatest army of the tides. You’ll need to practice your battle cry! All together now: "MRGGLGLGGGL!"
Dragonflight (Priest)
Survival is key when dealing with dragons. If you can last long enough, your big dragons will end up taking over the late game.
It's Combo Time (Rogue)
Combo multiple cards together in a single turn for maximum effectiveness! Keep control and pair your cards effectively.
Murlocs Unleashed (Shaman)
Try rushing down your opponents using the Murloc’s aggressive synergies and finish them off with direct damage.
Demon Horde (Warlock)
Fill your board up and keep it full. Many of your cards become more powerful when you have tons of minions on the field, so decide carefully how your minions attack.
Unleash Your Rage (Warrior)
Dealing damage to your own minions is your path to victory here. Keep them alive long enough to take damage multiple times.

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]

  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan logo.png Patch 7.0.0.15590 (2016-11-29):
    • Added: The Lotus’ Golems (Druid), Band of Beasts (Hunter), Kabalist Mixology (Mage), The Mean Market (Paladin), Hidden Dragon (Priest), Gadgetzan Dockside (Rogue), Murloc Association (Shaman), Demons of the Kabal (Warlock), The Goons’ Empire (Warrior)
    • Removed: Overwhelming Numbers (Druid), Whispers of Death (Hunter), Dragonfire (Mage), Shields Up! (Paladin), Strike With the Shadows (Priest), Empowered Spells (Rogue), Minion Evolution (Shaman), Handlock (Warlock), Reno Jackson (Warrior)
  • One Night in Karazhan logo full2.png Patch 6.1.1.14406 (2016-09-15): A few deck recipes have been updated. All Classic recipes now include the Classic legendary for that class.
  • Whispers of the Old Gods logo.png Patch 5.0.0.12574 (2016-04-24):
    • Added: The Ancient Gods (Druid), Whispers of Death (Hunter), Madness and Magic (Mage), Shields Up! (Paladin), C'Thun's Clutch (Priest), Echoes of Death (Rogue), Minion Evolution (Shaman), Ancient Hordes (Warlock), Serve the Old Gods (Warrior)
    • Removed: Ferocious Beasts (Druid), The Thrill of the Hunt (Hunter), Spells Unending (Mage), Tide of Murlocs (Paladin), Dragonflight (Priest), It's Combo Time (Rogue), Murlocs Unleashed (Shaman), Demon Horde (Warlock), Unleash Your Rage (Warrior)
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.3.0.12266 (2016-04-14):
  • The League of Explorers logo.png Patch 4.2.0.12051 (2016-03-14):
    • Added.

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