Hearthstone Wild Meta Decks Tier List & Best Wild Decks by Class – Kobolds and Catacombs Update!

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

Updates

  • 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!

TIER 1

These are the absolute best decks to take to the Wild ladder right now.

TIER 2

These are very good decks, but usually have some poor matchups against the best decks in Tier 1.

TIER 3

These decks can fluctuate up and down depending on the meta they are facing.

TIER 4

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 Wolfriders appear in this deck, it’s still capable of massive burst thanks to the possibility of charging Corridor Creepers.

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/Inner Fire 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.
Shadowreaper Anduin shores up early iterations of Reno Priest’s biggest weakness: weak finishing potential. When paired with Raza the Chained and Spawn of Shadows, the machine gun finisher brings games to a quick close.

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

Bloodreaver Gul'dan finally made a Demon build of Reno Warlock viable. Paired with Krul the Unshackled, the Death Knight provides a wave of threatening minions and the Lifesteal hero power enables a superior late game to Lord Jaraxxus.
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.

 

Roffle

A card game veteran, Roffle has been infatuated with Hearthstone since closed beta. These days, he spends most of his time tinkering with decks on ladder or earning gold in Arena (f2p btw). In particular, Roffle has a wealth of experience in competitive Wild Hearthstone, including a top 16 finish in the inaugural Wild Open Tournament and numerous high end of season finishes since the format’s inception.

Check out Roffle on Twitter or on their Website!

51 Comments

  1. Poison
    February 12, 2018 at 7:30 am

    The newest Decks are simply the copied Decklists from the Wild Tempostorm Meta Snapshot…

    Reply
  2. Crapcrack
    January 31, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Combo/inner fire priest is so good it’s not even funny, carried me to high Legend super fast. High skillcap tho’

    Reply
  3. Jakieboi
    January 30, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Love this! I play wild almost exclusively now and these updates couldn’t come often enough. I would add combo paladin to the list though. The one with Beardo. It’s excruciatingly fun and quite decent. 😀

    Reply
  4. yeet
    January 28, 2018 at 3:36 am

    roffle, you recently played Mill Druid on stream. where do you think it is right now?

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    • Roffle - Author
      January 30, 2018 at 7:24 am

      I still haven’t played enough games to say for sure, but maybe Tier 3-4? It has the potential to pick up the right matchups, but could still use some refinement.

      Reply
  5. Cyrusbahraini
    January 25, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    what is better combo priest or dragon combo priest anyone know?

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    • Cyrusbahraini
      January 25, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      ohh literally someone asked that today lol

      Reply
  6. Cyrusbahraini
    January 25, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Will attempt to watch your stream more for your effort in all this research and time you put in. Respect that you are the one running wild ATM lol.

    is there any way to see stats aginst other decks. I know metastats is working on wild like they have standard at the moment

    Reply
  7. Cyrusbahraini
    January 25, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    GREAT JOB ROFFLE. Good guide he is right this is what you see rank 5 to legend. the guy is right though you cant escape the standard meta (this is very similar a little quicker). I got to rank 2 this season and dropped down to 5 started playing with standard because there was less guides and thought it would be easier. I was wrong. Games take longer to find also at times. Lots of times you will play the same player back to back so it is good to have a couple of decks to switch things up against opponents real quick if you lost.

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  8. OblivionAwaits_
    January 25, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Roffle / Evident, do you find Dragon Priest more effective than traditional Inner Fire?

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    • Roffle - Author
      January 25, 2018 at 9:07 am

      I don’t have much personal experience with either deck, but I would tend to lean towards traditional Inner Fire combo being more consistent. A few players have reported good matchups against some of the Big decks common at higher ranks.

      Reply
  9. TAbril
    January 24, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Wild – tier 1:
    – Aggro Paladin
    – Cubelock
    – Highlander Priest

    Standard – tier 1:
    – Aggro Paladin
    – Cubelock
    – Highlander Priest
    – Tempo Rogue

    You can not escape…

    Reply
  10. Reach
    January 24, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    As far as I understand this list its just about the tiers.

    So this list doesnt mean pirate warrior is better than aggro druid just because pirate warrior is on top of the tier 2 list.

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    • Roffle - Author
      January 24, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      In general, yes. But stats suggest that Pirate Warrior performs a little better right now, despite the decrease in popularity.

      Reply
      • Cyrusbahraini
        January 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

        Where are you see the statistics is this your personal data?

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  11. Vv
    January 24, 2018 at 11:03 am

    What about Aggro Anyfin paladin? The deck is based on aggro paladin, meaning that its deck power is pretty good, and it has an extremely powerful finisher. It absolutely crushes priest & jade druid, good against cubelock, and pretty good against most other decks.

    Reply
  12. Evident - Site Admin
    January 24, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Post is now updated, sorry about the delay!

    Reply
  13. Jacklsw
    December 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I guess roffle doesn’t write for hearthstonetopdecks anymore 🙁

    Reply
  14. Jakeym9
    December 27, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Plz update for k&c

    Reply
  15. clochard
    December 20, 2017 at 9:24 am

    UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!!

    Reply
  16. Diovenono
    December 15, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Evident!!!! Updaaaate pleaseeee 😀

    Reply
  17. Highball
    December 10, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    When will we see an updated tier list for Wild? Does anyone play wild other than me?

    Reply
    • Nzo
      December 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Can you update the new tier list wild plz?

      Reply
  18. Bonecrucker
    November 8, 2017 at 5:14 am

    why the wild decks are not up to date for the wild november season 44 tier 1 2 3 with sailor can you put them plz

    Reply
  19. Shaoxia57
    October 29, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Could someone update the wild tier list pls? Look at my begging eyes

    Reply
  20. Rotesfeuer
    September 28, 2017 at 4:44 am

    when i click on control shaman, wild mill rogue comes.

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    • Evident - Site Admin
      October 29, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      Fixed, sorry about that.

      Reply
  21. Jeffrey
    September 20, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    The mill rogue link on this page goes to a giants rogue deck, anyway this could be fixed? i’m really curious about it! sorry to bother you

    Reply
  22. Flamefrog
    September 12, 2017 at 5:58 am

    When will the wild tier list come out / be updated ?

    Reply
    • Roffle - Author
      September 12, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Today! 🙂

      Reply
      • matt
        September 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm

        This list was updated 3 days ago? Still says May 2017.

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        • Evident - Site Admin
          September 20, 2017 at 8:16 am

          May is when it was published originally.

          Reply
  23. PenguinFace
    September 3, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Isn’t Reno Priest a powerhouse right now?

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    • Roffle - Author
      September 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      This guide hasn’t been updated yet since things are still settling in the Wild meta after the expansion. That said, Reno Priest has received a massive boost from Shadow Reaper Anduin and appears to be top tier.

      Reply
  24. chris
    August 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    nothing about season 41?

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    • Roffle - Author
      August 21, 2017 at 8:47 am

      Wild (usually) shifts a little less during expansion releases. Most of these decks, save for one or two new card upgrades, hold up fairly well in the current season.

      From personal experience, the biggest differences can be found in Reno Warlock (which leans more towards Demons with the DK) and Jade Druid (which is substantially stronger in the format than it previously was).

      Reply
  25. Reagens
    August 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Odd. I don’t see pirate warrior on the tier list.
    As far as I can tell this should still be classified as a tier 1 strategy?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      August 10, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Hey, that was a mistake to not have it on there. Sorry about that, thanks for mentioning it! It should be on the list now.

      Reply
  26. Squirrel
    July 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Are there any more events going on in wild right now?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      July 19, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Nothing officially announced yet.

      Reply
  27. Sparkz
    May 22, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    In my opinion the WIld meta is just so dynamic and I’m confused why miracle Rogue isn’t on this list. Has great power in wild and I’m sad to see it’s not here. Lets also not forget about the Quest Priest.
    Personally I’m just glad Blizzard is starting to care about wild.
    I feel more and more reno decks will become the best decks in wild as they release more cards. Due to the large expanse of cards and value of individual cards.

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    • KolenaW
      May 22, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      No, miracle rogue is far from tier 1, From rank 5 to legend meta consists from few reno decks, this awful inner fire priest, aggro shaman, aggro pirate, freeze mage and quest warrior. Also as long as there is aggro in ladder there wont be overload of renodecks.

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      • Yokidragon
        August 2, 2017 at 11:36 am

        Egg druid is contender as well

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    • Dudewazzap
      June 1, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Anyfin control is far from dead my friend. Tarim has turned this game upside down, paladin control is CRAZY thanks to him. Also, the deck deals insane dmg in one turn compared to the combo decks posted here.

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      • Sparkz
        June 1, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        Only Problem is how popular murloc paladin/shaman is in wild. Aggro Rogue runs Finja Packages, and all of that disrupts the deck’s combo. It is definitely still a powerful deck against all of the other classes.

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        • Robert Easterday
          July 17, 2017 at 8:32 am

          Hey evident. You have two secret mages in your wild list and no reno mage. I’m assuming one of them should be Reno mage.

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          • Evident - Site Admin
            July 17, 2017 at 9:04 am

            I see a Secret and a Reno mage? Maybe I’m not understanding what you are referring to.

          • Squirrel
            July 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm

            Under “best decks” it says secret mage. Then under “great decks” it says secret mage.

          • Evident - Site Admin
            July 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm

            Thanks, fixed it now!

      • Pawelci
        July 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm

        I want to tell you that i love Otk control paladin And i m proud of you. This is very very strong deck for me, easy rank 5…

        Reply

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