Hearthstone Budget Decks (Kobolds and Catacombs) – Cheap Decks for Laddering in Hearthstone!

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! Frozen Throne also started the trend of giving out a free legendary card. In Knights, we got a free legendary Death Knight hero, and in Kobolds and Catacombs we got a free legendary weapon!

Budget Deck Recommendations

Midrange Hunter, Secret Mage, Jade Druid, Token Druid, Evolve Shaman, and Zoo Warlock are the best of the lists. Midrange Hunter has the cheapest transition to meta deck because it doesn’t require any legendaries (although Patches the Pirate works well in it). The only problem is that the meta version of the deck is more mid-tier so while you can do some serious climbing, it’s not the best list for heading to legend. If that’s not your goal (and it shouldn’t be at first) then it is the recommended choice. Secret Mage is also very good, and if you already have the One Night in Karazhan adventure then you are only a couple of pieces away from a very strong deck (especially if you got Aluneth as your free legendary weapon).

The Priest, Rogue, and Warrior decks are probably on the weaker side, so I would only play those if you really love the class.

Just about every one of these decks can benefit from Corridor Creeper currently, but it remains to be seen how the meta will adapt to this very powerful card.

Budget Player Goals

I mention this in the deck recommendations, but I encourage you not to make your goal to go to legend. It’s a tough climb even if you have a meta deck, let alone if you are running a budget deck. There’s no real reason to do it, and it will likely make Hearthstone a far more grueling experience than it needs to be (there are no win-streaks which help immensely when climbing). Rank 5 is a fine goal if you are getting close to a meta version of any of these decks (some of them can make it to rank 5 like Midrange Hunter & Secret Mage), and you get nearly the same rewards at rank 5 as legend does at the end of the season.

Cheap Hearthstone 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 some of these decks.

There is a deck for EVERY class! We list what we feel is the best budget list for the class, but where we have multiple options they are included under the deck descriptions! Be sure to click on the deck link at the top of each deck for a full guide!

One of the strong meta decks actually makes for a pretty powerful budget list. While the deck is missing the very powerful Ultimate Infestation, it can make up for this deficit with some cheap spells and Gadgetzan Auctioneer.

Other Budget Options for Druid: Budget Token Druid, Budget Taunt Token Druid

Meta Deck: Aggro Token Druid & Jade Druid

Hunter was given some interesting options in the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion. You don’t need the Hunter Legendaries or the Epics, so you can use CandleshotDire Mole, and Flanking Strike all for very little cost! If you do have Corridor Creeper it works great in this deck.

Budget Midrange Hunter lists are more than capable of hitting Rank 5 (check out our F2P series as proof).

Meta Deck: Midrange Hunter & Face Hunter

Secret Mage can be a great budget option because you are only really missing two key pieces: Medivh's Valet & Primordial Glyph. Glyph is more obtainable because Medivh’s Valet is in the Karazhan Adventure which will be rotating out of Standard in 2018. If you have the Adventure already, it’s probably one of your best options when on a budget.

If you were lucky enough to get Aluneth as your free Legendary weapon you got for logging in during Kobolds and Catacombs it can go right into this deck!

Other Budget Options for Mage: Budget Elemental Mage & Budget C’Thun Mage

Meta Decks: Secret Mage

Midrange Handbuff Paladin is a solid list, but you’ll want to start heading in a more aggressive direction. Both Aggro and Murloc Paladin are high meta decks at the moment, but unfortunately require a few legendaries and epics to play competitively. Kobolds and Catacombs gave Paladin one of the strongest cards in the set so far with Call to Arms.

If you got Val'anyr as your free Legendary weapon it fits nicely into any aggressive or midrange Paladin build!

Meta Decks: Murloc Paladin & Aggro 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. This is one of the hardest decks to pilot correctly on this list, so unless you don’t mind a challenge and really love Priest I might start elsewhere.

Other Budget Options for Priest: Budget C’Thun Priest

Meta Decks: Highlander Priest, Dragon Priest, & Silence Priest

Tempo Rogue is one of the top decks of the meta, but unfortunately the budget version is missing quite a bit of the firepower. Kobolds has likely increased the power of the meta deck, but has further increased the price. If you are wanting to build towards a deck you can actually afford then I wouldn’t start with this one.

Other Budget Options for Rogue: Budget Stealth Rogue

Meta Deck: Tempo Prince Rogue & Miracle Rogue

Evolve Shaman is in kind of a weak place in the meta currently, but the budget version is actually pretty powerful. If you get Thrall, Deathseer as your free Death Knight stick him in right away! Kobolds did not bring the meta list a lot of hope, however, you can run with Unstable Evolution and add the new popular aggressive card Corridor Creeper if you get them.

Other Budget Options for Shaman: Budget Jade Elemental Shaman

Meta Deck: Evolve Token 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. If you get Bloodreaver Gul'dan as your free Death Knight then you should add him to the list. Kobolds has brought two great new cards to Zoo which are both common! Kobold Librarian is a powerful early game minion that replaces itself immediately, and Vulgar Homunculus is a great early game taunt that can help protect your other minions from danger.

Budget Zoo is one of our top picks for starting out right now in the Kobolds and Catacombs meta!

Meta Deck: Warlock Zoo

Pirate Warrior is fading as a budget option. The Fiery War Axe nerf really hit this deck hard making your curve very awkward. The meta version is able to continue to see play due to Prince Keleseth, but until you get that card and Patches the Pirate I would steer clear of this deck. Kobolds has done nothing to help improve this budget list.

Other Budget Options for Warrior: Budget Tempo Warrior!

Meta Deck: Aggro Pirate Warrior


  1. thedoctorproctor
    March 6, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Can we please get updates on these decks, pirates are almost non existent with patches nerf yet almost all these decks contain Golakka. It was nice to see them get rid of the creeper after nerf but golakka is somehow still in these decks and needs to be removed as well.

    • Meganium
      March 9, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      Yeah, i’d also love to see all of these decks get slightly adjusted and maybe even a new deck or two.

    • Joopiter
      March 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      I’ve asked for it also few weeks ago, but with no response. I assume that this will be updated after next patch.

  2. Joopiter
    February 25, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Can we get some update for post-nerf decks?

  3. Mellony
    February 21, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Which of these decks is the strongest? Please answer

    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 21, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Secret Mage and Zoo I would say.

      • TheCheeser
        February 25, 2018 at 1:05 pm

        I disagree, though secret mage is very strong in ladder indeed this version doesn’t run alluneth (the 6 mana mage weapon) which really hurts the deck.
        In my opinion inner fire priest is the best closely followed by zoo warlock and midrange hunter. After that mage and druid and the other decks are pretty trash.

        • Josse
          March 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

          Inner fire without Shadow Visions I really disagree… Zoo is strong, surely if you manage to put in Keleseth and maybe Gul’Dan.

          Elemental mage (not secret tempo, check ‘other budget options’) with Jaina and Baron Geddon (?) also works really well for me.

  4. BrokenTeapot_
    February 13, 2018 at 5:37 am

    I already have the full Budget Midrange Hunter deck and I am loving it, great guide! But, Is it worth crafting Secret Mage now or should I wait until April 2018 for the rotations and then spend my dust on updated budget decks? I suppose what I’m asking is, will these deck lists be updated very soon after the rotation or will they remain outdated until a few weeks after the rotation, if I’m making any sense? Thanks for any helpful repsonses.

    • BrokenTeapot_
      February 13, 2018 at 5:45 am

      Whoops, forgot to ask if these lists will be updated to address the nerfs to Patches and Creeper etc. Sorry for the unintentional spam, just really interested to hear from site admins and better players! 🙂

    • TheCheeser
      February 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Mage won’t be viable after the rotations I don’t think, except if blizzard make a few new cards that support it. If you do have the dust or most of the cards you could craft it but I wouldn’t recommend this version as it doesn’t run the weapon which hard carries quite a few games.

  5. Toaster
    January 31, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Cuse I dont have raza it’s realy bad but is it any deck I can came to rank 10-5 with?? Now I dont use ut at all, I’m playing the Budget jade deck

  6. Toaster
    January 31, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I got shadowreaper anduin as free deth night.Is it any good Budget deck with him?

    • Titan2409
      February 20, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Uh u can play with a budget dragon-filled deck

  7. Kwabat
    January 26, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Hi there,
    built Midrange Hunter and im quite happy with the Deck. Recently crafted 2 Corridor Creepers as you recommended. Is cutting Hounds really the way to go? Quite liked the Synergy with huner’s Mark and helped to turn some lost games into wins. I felt like cutting the Hyena… good idea or is it definetly Hounds? And why is it Hounds? 😛

    • MasterTot
      January 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Yeah I would also consider replacing hyena, I also tried it and it is very difficult to make it work. Hounds is much better right now.

  8. Maximus31
    January 19, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    If you do end wanting to rank with the mage i made it to rank 11 in about 3 days. I played this game for a few months a few years ago and with that knowledge and this deck its been enjoyable experience. Thanks i hope to push to rank 5 by the end of month. I hope it’s possible

  9. Davio
    January 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    It’s mentioned that Corridor Creepers are good for nearly all of them; but what do they replace if I craft two? I’m trying out each of the decks, and want to put them in but unsure exactly where.

    • NightRaven7
      January 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      So also replace minions that not have a ton of synergy and arent overly impressive from bottom to top
      Naga corsair
      Bloodfury or demonfire
      Devolve, bloodlust, squire, primalfin
      One mana cards or defias
      Shieldraiser elixir
      Chaingang champ jailor
      Bearshark flanking strike hounds
      Dont use in jade

      • Shinso
        January 24, 2018 at 5:24 am

        Highly disagree with the zoolock and evolve shaman replacement recommendations. In zoolock considering you dont run keleseth youd really want to use the 2 mana cards. Demonfire can create your turn 1 demon ( voidwalker/flame imp) into a big boy in the early game and provides additional removal. You could add a vicious fledgling to the deck and that combined with bloodfury can by itself win you the game sometimes. You should replace the blood imp and fire fly with creepers and fledglings( or techs).
        In the evolve shaman argent squire is a really important card since it provides a strong turn 1 Play that can trade into your opponents 1 health minions, and primalfin is just a great card at making tokens and the 3 health make it often hard to remove on your opponents turn ( after you play it) + it has good synergy with flametongue. You usually dont need 2 devolves, but one is a good tech, replace the other one and maybe a jade spirit or chain gang. The 2 blood lusts are a must since you don’t have powerful minions like aya and the pirate package, making a board swarm into blood lust one of your main win conditions. Hope this helps.

  10. Chauska
    January 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I’m building a secret made, and I wonder if I could benefit from putting archmage antonidas and what to replace for corridor creeper. The deck is complete and I have 1120 dust to spend (without purchasing corridor creeper)

    • MatLelouch
      January 14, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Antonidas is not that good right now tbh , corridor creeper is the most powerful card of the expansion and its used in almost every deck , its a good choice for crafting

      • Chauska
        January 16, 2018 at 7:54 am

        So what cards should I replace with corridor creeper?

        • Lir18
          January 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm

          Mirror entity is not nearly as good as counterspell or explosive runes, so I would replace this card or cobalt scalebane. Just don’t put anything slow into this deck.

          • Zak
            January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm

            You could take out Bonemare.

    • NightRaven7
      January 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      No antonidas its too up, the stansardard deck runs valet creeper aluneth instead of bonemare scalebane and entity so replace a bonemare and a scalebane

  11. skipman480
    January 11, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Budget Midrange Hunter looks fun. I have Deathstalker Rexxar and wanted to know if it could be squeezed into that deck.

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 11, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Sure, it’s not optimal but you can cut a Flanking Strike for it.

  12. Beefungplayz
    January 9, 2018 at 6:27 am

    You said that Corridor Creeper can be put in Budget Hunter, but what should I replace with?

    • Koldspeiter
      January 9, 2018 at 8:56 am

      unleash the hounds

  13. Kyni
    January 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you for these decks. I completed my Secret Mage and its so fun to play! I dont care about my rank, I just want to play a little with each class and this page its my guide to it. Thank you so much <3

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 11, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Glad you are enjoying the deck!

  14. Sakima
    January 5, 2018 at 11:22 am

    In budget mage deck, what cards would I replace with Primordial Glyphs? Also any other cheap additions? I got 2k dust left. And should I put in Corridor Creeper into this deck, and if yes, what to replace? Thanks for reply.

    • yoyyoyoyoyoy
      January 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      yoyyooyoyyo u should take out fireball for PG

    • Shinso
      January 24, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Cobalt Scalebanes is what if replace, but mirror entity is okay too

  15. Brando9004
    January 4, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Ok, these are budget decks, but i think Corridor Creeper is Must Have.

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      We agree, it’s mentioned in most of the guides as a must craft.

  16. AndyTheClock
    December 29, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I love these decks ! I chose the mage one because i find it very fun. And btw the guides on each deck are very good, very well made. Congrats on you mr. 😉

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 1, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Glad you liked it, and good luck with the Mage deck!

  17. Spencer
    December 27, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    just for anyone wondering about the priest deck specifically its really hard to play but is probably one of the best besides mage im at rank 4 atm and just needed a priest deck for some quest so i made the one here and i didnt climb much but i had a 5-4 win rate with is so its something to keep in mind that it can work in the right hands

    • Jay
      January 4, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      I’m brand new to the game but played ALOT of mtg, I saw the cost on the deck and had to try it as a ftp player, even in the hands of a noob, still stomps at low tiers

  18. Wilson
    December 22, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Is it still worth spending my dust (I have 1500) to make a low-cost deck like the mid hunter, even with the ranked being in the final?
    Or is it worth keeping my dust and the gold until next year?
    Ps: And if I make it, how much time he is still being a good deck?

    • Sinitar
      December 22, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Craft secret mage. It’s more stable.

      • Wilson
        December 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

        Why the mage is more stable than the mid hunter?
        And what ranking can I get with him?
        Thank tou for awnser.

        • TAbril
          December 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm

          If the option is between these two decks it is better to think well. The ideal is to opt for a more enjoyable style because in reality neither of the two is particularly good.
          – Tempo mage is bad against aggro and dragon priest, but good against the remaining priest decks, warlock control, jade and druid ramp. Also with the next rotation Medivh’s Valet and Firelands Portal leave standard. There is also talk of the possibility of Iceblock also leaving for the hall of fame.
          – Hunter is weaker than tempo mage, being bad against warlock control, priest… (any long game oriented deck) but is good against aggressive decks like tempo mage, tempo rogue, zoolock etc, but thats true when you run the pirate packet… After the next rotation it loses no cards (but upgrading is much more expensive).
          – Also, in any of the lists is essential the addition of Spellbreaker.

          • Wilson
            December 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm

            So what you recommend?
            Maybe i should wait a little more and gather more dust to craft something more useful? Thanks for the help, I am really missed you here.

        • TAbril
          December 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

          First you need to keep in mind that during the first month after the release of a new expansion the most successful decks will almost always be the most aggro ones (e.g., usually hunter is good for the first month and then decays). However, in this meta it is likely that aggro is to stay +/- as it is due to Creeper Corridor and Patches. However, it is already known decks that can give a good counter to aggro, as the case of warlock control.

          Knowing this you need to answer the set of answers:
          1 – What style of play gives me more pleasure in playing?
          2 – Against what do you see more play in rank mode? And what is good and bad against it?
          3 – What is my goal? To have a single good deck, or to have variety (even with weaker decks) to avoid getting bored?
          4 – What cards do I already have? (sometimes it is possible to make decks better than the typical budget ones because you already have the core cards or some epic-legendary ones)
          5 – Which cards will leave the end of year (March-April) standard? Do I lose to investment I’m making now?

          After answering this you will set your expectations and you will have an idea of ​​what you really want to do and how far you can go with that in rank mode. It is important to be aware of the relevance of various cards such as Creeper Corridor and Patches, what you lose if you do not use them and what can be used instead when you run your list and when you run against a list with it (e.g. if you like aggro and it is very expensive to use the pirate pack, you can use Golakka Crawler to give counter to those who use it if you see many pirate decks). Budget slots may also include more tech cards than the rest and alternative strategies that no one is waiting for (and if your oponent does not expect it, he/she can not play around it).

  19. Mushroom409
    December 18, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Hey so im a returning player, I was really active but stopped playing around when mean streets hit; so i have all the cards before there but only some from the newer expansions. I was wondering if you would recommend the best budget deck right now just because im not totally familiar with the meta (and dont know alot of newer cards); also is there a crafting guide for the most versitile new legendaries? I have Lich King and 8000 dust but dont want to spend on anything without knowing the meta

    • Summ3r
      December 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      try midrange hunter

    • Tezulah
      December 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Well, patches and southsea deckhand are in almost every class as an aggro deck… but here’s a list:

      -Druid, Priest, Hunter, and Warlock hero cards are found in most decks of the respective classes
      -Lich Kind is Good
      -Patches for aggro (with southsea deckhand and corridor creeper)
      -Bonemare is a pretty good common

      This is a bit general because I don’t have the time to get in detail of every class, but I just wanted to send a reply while I’m here.

      Hope I helped 😉

  20. Michael Rahmes
    December 14, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Can you make a budget otk dragon priest list please!! I’ve seen some for 3k dust. For a non priest player it’s hard to know what sacrifices to make.

    • Alex
      December 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Just add THE dragon that puts an heroe to 15 HP and 15 dmg spells

  21. M.Bison
    December 14, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Thnks!! Nice deks

  22. Shinobi_Fox
    December 14, 2017 at 3:38 am

    As a player on a budget, I really appreciate when you guys do these lists. Just noticed token druid was listed as a recommended deck, but there’s no list given here for it.

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 14, 2017 at 9:11 am

      It’s listed in the Jade Druid description, which I realize is a bit confusing. I’m going to work on a better system for displaying classes with multiple decks. Here’s the deck: Budget Token Druid!

  23. matt
    December 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    thanks for updating these decks, these are great budget decks!

  24. Dexter
    December 12, 2017 at 6:11 am

    lit worked so well

  25. dabest
    December 11, 2017 at 6:50 am

    this website is the reason i started to like hearthstone, keep it up. when you guys planning to update new stuff?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 11, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Glad to hear that! We’re working on these right now, should be done this week.

  26. Lester
    December 10, 2017 at 7:35 am

    When will the changes hit these budget deck lists, knc is out and i wish you guys can update the list so we can deal with the meta. Your guys response and work is appreciated.

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

      We’re going to start updating these very soon, glad you like the site!

  27. Lester
    November 29, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Will there be a change to the decks when the expansion comes out and when will the change happen? 🙂

  28. Rileypunk
    November 28, 2017 at 6:42 am


  29. NixaHS
    November 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Why is “Budget Elemental Mage” removed from this list?
    I found it the best one here, it was really cheap and yet really effective especially for someone who got Frost Lich Jaina from The Prolougue.

  30. DJGlassZ
    October 21, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Are the reevaluation complete yet? Just asking as the last comment dated back to September.

    • Evident - Site Admin
      October 27, 2017 at 8:25 am

      I’ve made a bunch of changes and updates!

      • DJGlassZ
        October 27, 2017 at 10:48 am

        Thanks! Loving this site alot! 🙂

  31. Randomness
    September 24, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Is the reevaluation ready? I still have mixed feelings about innervate in aggro druid. Do you think it’s worth it to run it with teacher?

    • kHost
      September 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      I second this comment! I’m eager to know what you guys want to do to the decks.

  32. Hallazero
    September 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Can i put The Black Knight in any of these decks i just got him in a Pack

    • Evident - Site Admin
      September 23, 2017 at 11:13 am

      He’s not so great right now, and he doesn’t really fit into most of these decks.

      • Josh
        September 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        I would say with all the Lich King running around these days, hes not so bad to run as a tech

  33. Dani
    September 7, 2017 at 7:32 am

    will you be making any changes to the budget and basic (0 dust decks) since crucial cards (like war axe) are being nurfed?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      September 7, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Yes, we’ll reevaluate these decks after the nerf!

      • Joshua
        October 1, 2017 at 7:16 pm

        is the reevaluation completed yet? :^)

  34. Abesmess
    September 5, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I recently bought Karazhan and I wante dto inturduce Maelstrom Portal to the midrange shaman deck, what card should I take out?

  35. Bunny the Lifeguard
    September 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Will this get an update after the druid nerfs? (:

    • Bunny the Lifeguard
      September 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Okay, they released what they’re gonna change:

      – Innervate – Now reads: Gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only. (Down from 2)

      – Fiery War Axe – Now costs 3 mana. (Up from 2)

      – Hex – Now costs 4 mana. (Up from 3)

      – Murloc Warleader – Now reads: Your other Murlocs have +2 Attack. (Down from +2 Attack, +1 Health)

      – Spreading Plague – Now costs 6 mana. (Up from 5)

  36. Thomas
    September 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 crssw

  37. Francesco
    August 23, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Hi, I would like to make space in secret mage and elemental mage decks for Medivh and Frost Lich Jaina. What would it be better to cut out?


    • MachoJabroni
      August 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Medivh can fit in pretty well to a Secret Mage deck, I would take out a Cryomancer as the freeze synergy in a Secret Mage deck, especially one without Frost Nova, is kinda bad (Cold Wraith’s stats justify its inclusion though they can also be substituted). Meanwhile, Frost Lich Jaina can replace a Faceless Summoner in the Elemental Mage deck, seeing as it is not necessary for such a deck and Frost Lich Jaina can easily generate minions with her Hero Power. I would even replace the second Faceless Summoner with a second Flamestrike in order to achieve more board clears and greater survivability.

  38. Kolldun
    August 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Is there a chance there will be codes for copying the decks?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Paberu
      August 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Hey! If you click on the decks name, it will take you to a separate page for that deck where you can find the code.

    • DrewT
      August 14, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Click on the deck title and it will take you to a page with the code.

  39. Kuan
    August 14, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Thank you Evident, I always love to read the budget section.

    It’s great that you keep this updated and many players like me benefit enormously from this effort.

    Another section I’d love to read, or something just to keep in consideration, is a selection of decks that uses only Classic + Un’Goro + KFT so that what we invest in term of dust will still be there in the next rotation.

    Keep up the good work!

  40. Carlos
    August 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Hello, tahnk you for the decks and the great work. We beginners really apreciate it.

    Just have a question. Of all of these budget decks, what is the best one?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      August 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      I think Pirate Warrior, Evolve Shaman, and Token Druid are likely the best.

      • Roffle
        August 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        Having tested several of the decks, I second this. I’ll also say that Zoo Warlock has been performing surprisingly well for me.

    • niall
      August 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      well there is not a real answer to that question because people play differently however that pirate deck is a god one and it was used by amaz (a pro) he just added patches the pirate

  41. Empti
    August 10, 2017 at 5:44 am

    These budgets are awesome, even reached rank 5 with the hunter list last season. Will be really really happy to see more budgets for Knights of the Frozen Throne. Good work for real, your efforts werent for nothing!

    • Evident - Site Admin
      August 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      It’s awesome to hear that, I’m working on updating them. I even have some of my writers working on a bunch!

      • Empti
        August 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        Thats awesome! By the way would you please write somewhere in the beginning of the page that the decks are ready when they are. Just checked and saw some decks are still being updated. Cant wait to play with them :D!

  42. coco
    July 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    what is the best budget deck for farm gold ?

    • Leeroy
      July 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Whichever deck you need to complete quests, you make them accordingly

    • Squirrel
      August 16, 2017 at 5:48 am

      The arena is the best place for that. If you are a newer player, it is also the best place to learn about deck building, board control and tempo.

      Also the arena evens the playing field and takes budget out of the equation. After all both of your decks are worth 150 gold.

  43. harrytx
    June 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    For the elemental mage deck, if i have blazecallers, what do you think they would replace in the deck?

    • SneakyNash
      June 20, 2017 at 1:09 am

      Replace the faceless summoners

  44. fannymerlin
    June 7, 2017 at 10:10 am

    i have 1600 dust what deck should i make

    • Patches the pervert
      June 8, 2017 at 2:07 am


    • Zamudek
      August 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Tinkmaster overspark

  45. Michael
    May 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I want to make quest Rogue eventually but being free to play that could be sometime down the road. MY big challenge right now is dust to make these and I have cards that I’m not sure if I should DE them or not which would help out. I’m probably a good 300-400 dust short.

    • Braeden
      August 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      I am f2p as well, I have quite a few expensive decks. It really came down to rng for me, pulled a couple golden legionaries which DE for alot of f’n dust. I wouldnt DE any cards you dont have dups of for dust though. Never know when a new deck might come out. GL

  46. Hikaara
    May 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I have around 1700 dust and I’m not sure if I should go for the warrior pirate or for the elemental shaman. The only legendary card in my possession is Baron Geddon, is it good to replace something for him or not?

    • max
      May 31, 2017 at 4:17 am

      Barron geddon is crap craft it and create pirate warrior

  47. GazingEyes
    May 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    the Elemental Shaman deck is a solid one i have had a 12 game win streak going with it before starting to tweak it for the higher ranks

  48. Ryan
    May 11, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Thanks for posting!

    This really helps out people who lack legendaries needed for better decks, but still provides a solid fallback option.

    I’m having great success with the Elemental Mage deck, it’s a massive improvement over the disorganized rubbish I was playing with previously.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 11, 2017 at 7:35 am

      No problem, glad it helped you!

  49. Conner
    May 6, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I’d like to say that the elemental buff paladin listed in this article isn’t good. And doesn’t work, I built it and tried it and was hard stuck rank 10. The deck is too slow to beat aggro decks excluding pirate warrior, and isn’t good enough against other slow decks. I had extreme trouble against most meta decks.

    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      I mention in the article that most of these decks aren’t going to get passed rank 10 very well. The Paladin list being one of them.

  50. nightknight
    April 30, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I just want to say thank you for putting the work into this section, it really helps us poor folks enjoy the game more! Even if you dont follow the list directly it definitely gives an idea of what a successful deck build looks like.

  51. Acidic delta
    April 29, 2017 at 7:11 am

    i was wondering if you can create another priest deck because c’thun decks arent seeing play since a long time maybe a budget silence priest would be better.

    • DrunkMaster
      May 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Here. Try this.
      You can replace Lyra with another card and the cost is around 2000 dust.
      Hard to master but lots of fun.

  52. Blackmere
    April 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for this compilation. It’s really appreciated.

  53. Rob
    April 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I got Swamp King Dred yesterday out of a pack. What can i replace in the hunter deck with him?

    • Drhotloving
      April 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

      personally i would get rid of both fireflys and add 1 more bat and dred

      • Evident - Site Admin
        April 18, 2017 at 10:19 am

        Yeah this is fine, you could also just cut the Ravasaur Runt.

    • Matejcasa
      April 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Gollaka krawler

    • Devin Buck
      June 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      It’s a tech choice vs control; if you are playing a lot of control swap 1x golakka crawler for 1x Dred

  54. Paul
    April 15, 2017 at 6:35 am

    What the fuck? How does adding Preparation help that Rogue deck?? The only spells you have are Eviscerate!! What the fuck???

    • Evident - Site Admin
      April 15, 2017 at 7:20 am

      I was referring to needing Preparation for the Quest Rogue deck, not the deck listed in this post.

    • ChessPro
      April 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      The preparation is for the quest rouge and you are hoping to draw it before you complete the quest to play the quest the same turn you play the last minion to complete the quest.

  55. Rotillion
    April 12, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for the awesome budget decks for every class! If you happen to have Leeroy, what card in the warrior deck would you replace?

    • babypuppykitty
      April 12, 2017 at 10:28 am

      i would drop a naga corsair. dont wanna jack up the curve too bad to get him in.

      • Evident - Site Admin
        April 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

        Naga Corsair would be one, you could also cut Acidic Swamp Ooze or Golakka Crawler.

    • Kurokiba
      April 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      For the pirate warrior deck – firefly.

  56. sefikka
    April 12, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Thank you for your nice effort to help . Great guide.

  57. Carestless
    April 12, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Great guide, thanks for the hard work of those less fortunate to not be able to use a lot of dust.
    I always make Decks for my son who loves to play Hearthstone too.
    These Budget Deck Guides are always a big help for me to make Decks for him with his current Card Collection.
    Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated.

    • Evident - Site Admin
      April 12, 2017 at 7:12 am

      Thanks, glad to help. I hope your son is enjoying Un’Goro!

      • Ridanculous
        April 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

        Hi admins,
        Your site has fantastic articles delivered in a timely manner and it has become my favourite HS resource.
        I find it a shame that with such a wealth of information it is rather hard to sort through. For example if an article I saw 2 weeks ago came back to mind I’d have to rifle through the site to find it, not knowing if it will be on page 3 or 5 or whatever.
        Perhaps you can implement a “Table of Contents” of sorts, a little like the weekly roundup but just a permanent sidebar or the like where we can browse the headlines of articles for easy access?

        • Evident - Site Admin
          April 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

          Hey, I’m glad you like the site! I’ve been mulling over some design changes, I’ll see if I can fit something like this in.

  58. Icyice999
    April 12, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Thanks for this guide I’ll try these decks soon.


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