With Blizzard focusing more on the Wild Format, we figured it was time to have a place to gather all the best deck lists from Wild. The Wild format provides a unique environment where all cards are playable and numerous decks are viable, so there will always be a few lists and variations that may be missed.
Looking for the Best Standard Decks? Check out here: Hearthstone’s Best Standard Decks.
Best Wild Hearthstone Decks for Ladder (July 2017, Season 40)
This is a list of the best Wild decks for EACH class. This isn’t a tiered list of decks, so a class like Hunter that is fairly weak in Wild will not get you as far as a class like Shaman that has multiple higher tier decks.
- 7/13/17: Updated and included several decks. Roffle added deck descriptions.
- 6/1/17: Added Frodan’s Dragon Priest.
Best Wild Druid Decks
An overwhelmingly aggressive deck, Egg Druid leverages mana-efficient buff cards such as Mark of the Lotus
and Power of the Wild
to turn cheap, token minions into legitimate threats. The deck has been a mainstay since the inception of Wild offers a viable, yet budget-friendly option for newcomers and veterans to the format alike.
While Jade Druid does not perform quite as well in Wild as it does in Standard, it he has good matchups against greedy Reno decks that often pop up on the ladder. Along with some of the new anti-aggro techs from Journey to Un’Goro, the deck regains access to Azure Drake
and Living Roots
Best Wild Hunter Decks
Midrange Hunter has some useful tools in Wild, including Mad Scientist
and Quick Shot
, but the deck’s linear game plan make it susceptible to other archetypes. Too many other decks have powerful swing turns that Midrange Hunter is simply not capable of. As such, Hunter falls in the bottom tier of classes in the format, which Midrange builds being the class’s most competitive option.
Best Wild Mage Decks
With several synergistic tools at their disposal, Secret Mage has overtaken traditional Flamewaker
lists as the premier Tempo Mage build in the Wild Format. Early game minions paired with synergy cards, like Kirin Tor Mage
and Kabal Crystal Runner
, allow Secret Mage to out pace numerous decks in the format.
After enabling Highlander decks in the Standard format for a time, Reno Jackson
decks are a staple control archetype in the Wild format. Mage is perhaps the most successful home for the mustached explorer, especially when joined by high-value Deathrattle minions and N'Zoth, The Corruptor
A perpetually tight list with very few flex spots, many Wild Freeze Mages are opting for cards to manage early aggression prevalent in Wild in lieu of the OTK Evolved Kobold
package that was common among previous builds. Arcanologist
, Medivh's Valet
, and Primordial Glyph
find a nice home in this version of the popular archetype.
While data suggests that Classic Tempo Mage is perhaps the weakest of the four common Mage archetypes, the deck is still viable thanks to the addition of Primordial Glyph
which fits in well with Mana Wyrm
. With this powerful new tool at its disposal, Tempo Mage is still very capable of massive swing turns.
Best Wild Paladin Decks
When those unfamiliar with the format think about the Wild format, Secret Paladin is a deck that is frequently top of mind. While not quite as dominate a outsiders assume it might be, the power of Paladin’s numerous high-value curve cards followed by a turn six Mysterious Challenger
is still a very real threat.
Best Wild Priest Decks
Previously a fringe deck without much competitive viability, Divine Spirit
Combo Priest has tried to be a thing for a long time. With Journey to Un’Goro came enablers in the form of Radiant Elemental
and Shadow Visions
to make the combo more consistent. In Wild, Deathlord
puts up a massive wall against Aggro decks and a great target for the combo.
Best Wild Rogue Decks
The recent nerf to Quest Rogue makes Miracle the top option for the class at the moment. This traditional Questing Adventurer
list takes full advantage of Rogue’s access to Conceal
in the Wild format.
In order to combat some of the aggressive decks in the Wild Meta, Tar Creeper
is included in this list, putting up a road block to delay the game long enough for Miracle turns to play out discounted Arcane Giant
s which can threaten the opponent.
Best Wild Shaman Decks
Control Shaman’s ability to hard-counter three of the most popular (and powerful) decks in the format make it well-positioned in the current meta. Numerous AoE Spells and a stable of massive taunts dominate Aggro Decks, while the ability to copy and resurrect large threats allows the deck to out-value other control decks.
In Wild, Shaman regains access to the Tunnel Trogg
, Totem Golem
curve that was the cause of many sleepless nights for Standard players. The deck has the tools to manage early threats from other aggressive decks, whle having the requisite reach to end matches against Control Decks.
Something of a surprise to Wild purists, the Evolve
Token Shaman archetype that is popular among Standard players has been popping up on recent Wild Meta Reports. The deck performs very well in Wild, despite often running zero format-exclusive cards.
Best Wild Warlock Decks
Eschewing some of the greedy choices in the deck (including N'Zoth, The Corruptor
) in favor of a hard anti-aggro approach gives the deck several positive matchups in the current Wild meta. The numerous AoE spells stifle fast starts and including the burst combo threatens to end the game abruptly.
A more traditional approach to Reno Warlock, the N'Zoth, The Corruptor
variant churns out a plethora of high-value Deathrattle minions to resurrect later in the game, allowing it to apply consistent pressure throughout the match.
Zoo Warlock received some useful tools in Fire Fly
and Ravenous Pterrordax
from Journey to Un’Goro. While this isn’t quite enough to vault it up the tier list in the current meta, Zoo Warlock does have a handful of positive matchups it can capitalize on.
Best Wild Warrior Decks
Despite being overtaken as the top deck in Wild, Pirate Warrior continues to be a powerhouse in the format. Exclusive to Wild, Ship's Cannon
provides the deck with the opportunity to create massive swing turns. With more decks running large taunts, Spellbreaker
fills the only flex spot in the deck to provide a clear path to the opponent’s face.
A deck reminiscent of Control Warriors of old, N’Zoth Control Warrior slowly grinds opponents out of resources, accumulating obscene amounts of armor in the process. When the opponent inevitably runs out of removal and/or threats, N'Zoth, The Corruptor
provides a means for closing out the game.