Looking for the Best Kobolds and Catacombs Decks from the latest expansion of Hearthstone? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This is where I will be keeping track of the top performing deck lists from KAC. I’ll be sorting them by class, as we hopefully get a chance to experience new archetypes and powerful new synergies from the new set.
If you haven’t been follow along with all of the Kobolds and Catacombs news and are just getting into it, the set has two big themes: Legendary Weapons and the Recruit mechanic. Each class got a Legendary Weapon, even classes that have never had a weapon before like Druid, Mage, Priest, and Warlock. The Recruit mechanic pulls a minion out of your deck and puts it onto the battlefield (much like Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound). Many of the Recruit cards are high cost with low stats, so it remains to be seen if decks that run the mechanic are going to be viable.
Update (12/22/2017 7:00am PST)
This is looking like it could be the final update for a while, but I’ve added new lists and removed some of the not so strong ones. I’ve also included more of our deck guides as we start to finish off all of the current meta lists.
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Best Kobolds and Catacombs Decks
Obviously this post is a bit early, but we’re going to be including some theorycraft decks in the mean time! Be sure to check back frequently, we’ll be keeping this post up-to-date as quickly as possible.
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Druid Decks
Druid has been one of the best classes overall for the last couple of expansions. In Kobolds it got cards that aren’t really centralized on any particular theme, but seem generally good overall. True to form for Druid it got a couple of mana acceleration cards like Greedy Sprite and Twig of the World Tree. I would expect to see more Jade and Big Druid continuing to see play in the future.
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Hunter Decks
While Druid has been killing it for a while now, Hunter has been one of the odd classes out. Midrange Hunter has been a great budget deck for starting players, but it has remained mid-tier at best. The new expansion has brought it a seemingly powerful Legendary with Kathrena Winterwisp, but the majority of the synergy looks to be involving a deck that runs ONLY spells. Rhok'delar and To My Side! heavily attempt to promote this strategy while Lesser Emerald Spellstone and Flanking Strike help support it. It seems like a long shot early on, but here’s hoping it’s a lot better than it seems!
- Reynad’s Face Hunter ft. Candleshot, Dire Mole
- Bragi’s #1 Legend Barnes Y’Shaarj Hunter ft. Rhok’delar, Candleshot
- NickChipper’s Spell Hunter
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Mage Decks
Mage got some interesting spells like Deck of Wonders and Shifting Scroll. It also got things that could make for a Big Spell Mage style of deck, like Dragoncaller Alanna and Dragon's Fury. Mage also seems to be steered towards a more Control based Elemental list with the Arcane Artificer and Leyline Manipulator. Control Mage did start to see play late in the Knights of the Frozen Throne meta, but it remains to be seen if Elementals are the way the deck will head in the future.
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Paladin Decks
Kobolds and Catacombs is bringing Paladin back to its roots with some synergy with Silver Hand Recruit. It got Crystal Lion, Drygulch Jailor, and Level Up! as cards that can be thrown in a Silver Hand Recruit deck. Even the Unidentified Maul has a bonus effect that summons two of these dudes (Champion's Maul)! Paladin also appears to have gotten a pretty solid Recruit card that is not of the Silver Hand variety. Call to Arms can be a powerful tool in both aggressive and control decks!
- Meati’s #2 Legend Aggro Paladin
- ARAI’s #1 Legend Murloc Paladin
- Control’s #1 Legend Wild Aggro Paladin
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Priest Decks
If you are a Priest main you must have been delighted to see all of the cards revealed for your class! Duskbreaker immediately stuck out as one of the most powerful cards in the set. The class also got Psychic Scream which is extremely strong AOE board removal, and Twilight Acolyte which can pair very well with Cabal Shadow Priest. It looks like the once laughed about Priest will now continue reigning at the height of its powers!
- Windello’s #1 Legend Combo Dragon Priest
- Firebat & Zalae’s Kobolds Dragon Priest
- C0ntrolBoy’s #2 Legend Highlander Razakus Priest
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Rogue Decks
Rogue got some interesting additions to the class. First of all, it got Secrets which are a pretty cool and flavorful addition. It also finally got what is likely a very powerful weapon in Kingsbane. The class already has one of the best decks in the meta already (Tempo Rogue), so it will be fun to watch whether or not Rogue will see new decks crop up out of these cards.
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Shaman Decks
Shaman has come limping into the new expansion and shares a spot with Hunter at the bottom of the class tier. Evolve Shaman, while a decent deck, has seen hard times recently but has gotten a bit of support with Unstable Evolution. The class seems to be being steered in the direction of Totem synergy with the additions of Kobold Hermit, Primal Talismans, and Windshear Stormcaller. This might finally be the payback for the class after the days of the Shamanstone meta.
- CitizenNappa’s #5 Legend Aggro Jade Shaman
- FreddyB’s Legend Aggro Jade Shaman
- RenoJackson’s #2 Legend Wild Big Dragon Shaman
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Warlock Decks
Warlock had hit hard times in the Journey to Un’Goro meta. The once powerful class had no really good options once a bunch of their powerful cards rotated out of Standard. Knights of the Frozen Throne rejuvenated Warlock Zoo which now sits in the top tier of the current meta. Looking at the cards Kobolds and Catacombs is bringing to the table for the class likely means the class is about to see even more play. Kobold Librarian is a super strong early game minion, and combined with Vulgar Homunculus makes Zoo look especially potent. These cards also have the potential to fit into a Control list, so Warlock is primed to continue its tour in the top of the meta.
Best Kobolds and Catacombs Warrior Decks
Warrior has also been one of the struggling classes since the nerf to Fiery War Axe. No longer the king of aggro or control the class has been searching for a solid new list. The new set does bring some hope for control players with Reckless Flurry adding a much needed way to clear boards. Drywhisker Armorer has also been added to the class which will hopefully shore up Warrior’s early game and combine well with Shield Slam and the aforementioned Reckless Flurry!