Hearthstone Budget Decks – Cheap Decks for the Frozen Throne Meta!

One of the big complaints about Hearthstone is the price to play when you first start. There are a ton of Legendaries released, and if you are unlucky you may have not received much in the way of playable cards. This is unfortunate, so we’ve gone ahead and created some budget decks that should serve you well if you are in the ranks around 25 – 15. As you get closer to 10, however, the road is going to be much more difficult and only a couple of them will manage to continue to climb steadily.

One positives about the release of Knights of the Frozen Throne is that there were changes to packs that give you a guaranteed Legendary in the first 10 packs of a new set, and removes the possibility of getting a duplicate Legendary from a pack!

Budget Deck Recommendations

If all you care about is climbing the ladder as fast as possible then the best deck is hands down Pirate Warrior. It is only missing a couple of cards, and the deck even in its budget state will do plenty of work on the ladder. Beast Token Druid is another solid list. The aggressive Token Druid meta deck was popular throughout the Un’Goro meta and I don’t expect it to go anywhere.

The Rogue and Priest decks are probably on the weaker side. I would say most everything else is pretty solid.

Cheap Hearthstone Budget Decks

These decks do not contain any Epics, Legendaries, or Adventure cards! You will potentially see Enchanted Raven & Firelands Portal which are from One Night in Karazhan. You receive those cards for free by completing the Prologue! You should also complete the Prologue of the Knight of the Frozen Throne so you can get a free Death Knight Hero card which can be added to a lot of these decks.

Click on the deck link at the top of each deck to learn more about card substitutions!

Token Druid lasted the duration of the Journey to Un’Goro meta, and I won’t be surprised to see it make it through Knights of the Frozen Throne. It’s a powerful deck that can sometimes finish your opponent off very early in the game if given the right draw.

You can also try out this Budget Taunt Token Druid as a different variant!

Meta Deck: Aggro/Token Druid

Hunter might not be in a greatest place right now, but Midrange Beast Hunter is still a pretty solid deck that is easy and fun to play. This is similar to the list DisguisedToast used on his F2P Hunter run to Legend in the Un’Goro meta.

Meta Deck: Hybrid Hunter

Secret Mage was a high-tier deck from the Journey to Un’Goro meta. Knights of the Frozen Throne has given us a few new cards to work with in the Budget version of the deck.

Meta Decks: Burn Mage, Freeze Mage, or Secret Mage.

Elemental Mage is an obvious Budget choice due to the synergies that Journey to Un’Goro provided the tribe. Mage has great basic cards and combining them with solid on-curve minions is a recipe for success.

You can also check out Budget C’Thun Mage, if you can’t get enough of Mage and want to try out the Old God!

Meta Decks: Burn Mage, Freeze Mage, or Secret Mage.

Paladin was crazy good in Un’Goro, and I don’t expect that to change now. It’s hard to go wrong building out a Paladin deck right now.

Meta Decks: Midrange Paladin and Control Paladin

Divine Spirit and Inner Fire saw a fair amount of use in the Un’Goro meta. You can utilize those cards to pilot this budget deck that can punish opponent’s who don’t remove your board in time.

Budget C’Thun Priest while old is another potential option if you just like a decent on-curve deck.

Meta Decks: Dragon Priest and Silence Priest

Rogue is one of the harder classes to build on a budget, but this Stealth Rogue is very unique and looks very fun to play!

Meta Decks: Miracle Rogue

Another of the more weaker selections on this list. It’s a bit too all-in for my tastes, but it can punish some of the slower control decks that don’t run heavy taunts.

If you want to check out a more meta list, check out this Aggro/Tempo Rogue that hit #1 Legend early in the KFT meta.

Evolve Token Shaman became quite popular later in the Journey to Un’Goro meta, and can be quite playable as a budget option.

Meta Deck: Evolve Token Shaman

You are missing the powerful legendary Kalimos, Primal Lord, but thankfully you can get it from Servant of Kalimos on occasion! This deck lacks late game, so you’ll really be looking to finish with Bloodlust against Control. Against Aggro you have Tar Creeper and Lightning Storm, but lacking Maelstrom Portal can be problematic.

Meta Deck: Midrange Elemental Shaman

Warlock Zoo is a great deck to start with if you are just starting out in Hearthstone. You learn the art of efficient minion trading as well as positioning.

Meta Deck: Discard Warlock Zoo

If you want an aggressive fast deck that can make it to Legend then this is the list to try. Patches the Pirate will absolutely make this deck more consistent, and adding Leeroy Jenkins can help you finish games more easily, but aren’t completely necessary as this list is still powerful without them.

If you aren’t interested in Pirates, you can try this Budget Tempo Warrior!

Meta Deck: Aggro Pirate Warrior

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