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 Meta Decks.
Best Wild Hearthstone Decks for Ladder
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.
- 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.
- 6/1/17: Added Frodan’s Dragon Priest.
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 off of 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 ladder right now.
These are very good decks, but usually have some poor match ups 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 match up 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 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 offers a viable, yet budget-friendly option for newcomers and veterans to the format alike.
The introduction of Ultimate Infestation
propelled Jade Druid to the top of the Wild meta game. Most Wild Jade Druids looks very similar to its Standard counterpart, with a handful flexible spots. The deck performs well in the current, slower meta but Spreading Plague
can help diminish aggression.
A subtle change to Naga Sea Witch
enabled an interesting Wild-exclusive interaction with several Giants. Druid, especially, can take advantage of this new combo due to its ability to ramp mana. Several variants of the deck have been tearing up the ladder recently, and 8 seems to be the sweet spot for Giants.
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.
The second candidate for the Naga Sea Witch
, Hunter can utilize tracking cards to find both the Sea Witch and Giants. While the list is yet to be refined, it is certainly showing potential. Hunter can’t ramp mana or draw quite as many cards as Druid, but playing Call of the Wild
for five mana is certainly appealing.
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 continues to be one of the most successful home for the mustached explorer, especially when joined by Frost Lich Jaina
, Elementals, high-value Deathrattle minions and N'Zoth, The Corruptor
A perpetually tight list with very few flex spots, many Wild Freeze Mage players are moving away from managing early aggression in favor of the OTK Evolved Kobold
package that was common among previous builds. With aggro decks becoming less common, the deck still has several strong match ups.
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.
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
A deck with seemingly infinite healing potential and board clears, Wild Control Paladin can stave off the most aggressive decks. Utilizing numerous cards from the latest expansion, this list is yet to be refined but still shows some great potential with Uther of the Ebon Blade
as a means of sealing the game.
In general, Murloc Paladin performs a little worse than Recruit Paladin, but the deck has several favorable match ups. The ability to have Old Murk-Eye
come charging out of your deck with Finja, the Flying Star
creates massive swing turns that aren’t possible in Standard.
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 a slower meta game, 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 Kel'Thuzad
can make it a challenge for the opposition to keep your board clear.
shores up Reno Priest’s previous weakness: weak finishing potential. When paired with Raza the Chained
, the machine gun brings games to a close. The N’Zoth package enables a bit of sustain in the deck and justifies running additional defensive Deathrattle minions.
Best Wild Rogue Decks
Miracle remains a top option for the Rogue class. This traditional Questing Adventurer
list takes full advantage of Rogue’s access to Conceal
in the Wild format.
Giving up Eviscerate
may be a tough pill to swallow for Rogue veterans, but an active Prince Keleseth
is what pushes this deck into viability. Along with the 2-drop Prince, the list takes advantage of numerous high-value Battlecry minions to pair with Shadowcaster
The Wild favorites allows the inclusion of two critical cards in Rogue Mill decks: Deathlord
and Gang Up
. The former pairs well with N'Zoth, The Corruptor
and the latter allows for the option to drop the Old God numerous times in the late stages of the game.
Best Wild Shaman Decks
Control Shaman’s ability to hard-counter minion-based decks in Wild make it a mainstay in the format. 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, while 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
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 run a total of 6 Giants in addition to the Demon package for Bloodreaver Gul'dan
It seems that every set releases minions that Zoo Warlock wants to include. While it hasn’t yet been quite enough to vault it up the tier list in the current meta, Zoo Warlock does have a handful of positive match ups that it can capitalize on.
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 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. Dead Man's Hand
enables multiple N’Zoths in a single game and the potential for infinite resources.
About the Author
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. Follow him on Twitter or check out some of his articles on Roffle.net.