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. We have the a Wild Meta Deck Tier List below with the best decks in the format, but also provide a class based version that includes many other decks that can be played if you enjoy a specific hero!
Looking for the Best Standard Decks? Check out this list: Hearthstone’s Best Standard Meta Decks
- 1/23/18: Updated for the Kobolds and Catacombs meta.
- 9/12/17: Updated for the Knights of the Frozen Throne meta. Added Tier List.
- 7/13/17: Updated and included several decks Roffle added deck descriptions.
Wild Meta Deck Tier List Rankings
If you are curious what the absolute best decks are right now, here’s a list of them below. This list of deck rankings is based on various sources including Vicious Syndicate, Metastats, and HSreplay. If you want to see the best decks per class, keep scrolling down the page!
These are the absolute best decks to take to the Wild ladder right now.
These are very good decks, but usually have some poor matchups against the best decks in Tier 1.
These decks can fluctuate up and down depending on the meta they are facing.
These decks can find some wins but are heavily dependent on the matchup and potentially unreliable.
The remaining decks may not be well-positioned at the moment, but small shifts in the meta could result in improvements to their position.
Best Wild Decks by Class
Best Wild Druid Decks
An overwhelmingly aggressive deck, Token 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 and continues to be a powerhouse in the format.
Since it terrorized the format upon the release of Knights of the Frozen Throne, Jade Druid has struggled to regain its footing at the pinnacle of Wild. Still, the ability to summon larger and larger men is a viable strategy in any Hearthstone game mode.
Malygos Druid makes good use of the Aviana + Kun the Forgotten King combo for massive amounts of burst damage. In addition to a slew of ramp, the deck has numerous armor gain cards that make it possible to survive several turns before finding the game-winning combo.
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 makes it susceptible to other archetypes. Corpse Widow
can help accelerate Deathrattle minions into play, but 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.
After an unannounced change, Naga Sea Witch
made it possible to cheat out 0 mana 8/8s in the Wild format. Hunter’s numerous Tracking abilities make it possible to consistently find Giants and Naga Sea Witch by turn 5 to punish slower developing decks.
The return of an old favorite, Face Hunter is again viable in Wild. While no Wolfrider
s appear in this deck, it’s still capable of massive burst thanks to the possibility of charging Corridor Creeper
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. The inclusion of Aluneth
gives the deck additional longevity.
After enabling Highlander decks in the Standard format for a time, Reno Jackson
decks are a staple control archetype in the Wild format. Mage, at present, seems to be the least welcoming home for the mustached explorer, but when joined by Frost Lich Jaina
and Elementals, the deck has a lot of staying power.
Thanks to the availability of Emperor Thaurissan
, there is no need to run Open the Waygate
to pull off the Exodia Combo in Wild. Instead, just drop Emperor with four pieces in hand and you’re set. Doing so frees up several card slots for more defensive tools and card cycle.
Reminiscent of Freeze Mages of old, Aluneth Burn Mages are becoming a common sight in the Wild meta. Depending on the matchup, this deck can shift between a tempo-based game plan and a late-game OTK.
Best Wild Paladin Decks
With the release of Kobolds and Catacombs, Aggro Paladin took the Wild metagame by storm. Ship's Cannon
and the Pirate Package pair very well with Call to Arms
in this new aggressive powerhouse.
Midrange Recruit Paladin has fallen out of favor a bit since the rise of its Aggro counterpart but is still a viable deck in the format. The consistent stream of pressure still does well against some decks, despite being somewhat lacking in the blowout turns popular in Wild.
This Anyfin Paladin makes good use of numerous cycle tools available to Paladin to dig through the deck and find one or both copies of Anyfin Can Happen
to score a quick kill.
When those unfamiliar with the format think about the Wild format, Secret Paladin is a deck that is frequently at the top of their mind. While not quite as dominant as 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.
In Wild, Anduin takes advantage of many format-exclusive Dragon-synergy cards to assemble a potent archetype. This Dragon Priest makes use of the same Inner Fire combo, but has a few more tools that give it more staying power.
In a slower metagame, Big Priest can really shine. The deck has a slew of removal spells and the potential to chain threats in the mid game. The inclusion of Lesser Diamond Spellstone
really puts this deck over the top, allowing Big Priest gamers the opportunity to efficiently layer their threats.
Best Wild Rogue Decks
The speed of many aggressive decks make Mircale Rogue a bit of a liability in Wild, but the deck is certainly capable of finding wins with the right draw.
In Wild, Tempo Rogue tends to favor Ship’s Cannon builds over Prince Keleseth, giving the deck a bit more explosiveness. While not the top tier deck it is in Standard, Tempo Rogue is likely Valeera main’s best option.
Mill Rogue, despite having good matchups against a few top decks in the format, is a little too susceptible to the aggression popular in the Wild format. Still, players remain dedicated to this archetype thanks to the satisfaction of burning combo pieces.
Best Wild Shaman 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 still has the tools to manage early threats from other aggressive decks, while having the requisite reach to end matches against Control Decks.
Something of a surprise to Wild purists, the Evolve
Token Shaman archetype once popular among Standard players has been popping up on recent Wild Meta Reports. The deck performs about as well in Wild as Standard, despite rarely running more than one format-exclusive cards.
In Wild, Shaman has a slew of cheap damage spells that, when reduced by Emperor Thaurissan
, can provide massive burst damage with Malygos
Best Wild Warlock Decks
The return of Handlock! The change to Naga Sea Witch
once again makes it possible to get Molten Giant
(and several others) into play for 0 mana. This new deck runs a total of 8 Giants in addition to a Demon package containing Sacrificial Pact and Sense Demons (yes, really).
A new approach to Zoo Warlock has revived the old archetype. These days, a full Demon package shifts the deck to a more midrange build, giving it a bit more longevity than in the past.
After the release of Kobolds and Catacombs, Cubelock quickly became one of the decks to beat in Standard and Wild alike. This Wild version takes advantage of old favorites Sylvanas Windrunner and Emperor Thaurissan for even more explosive turns.
Best Wild Warrior Decks
Pirate Warrior continues to be a powerhouse in the Wild 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 one of the few flex spots 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.