One of the big complaints early on in Journey to Un’Goro is the price to play. There were a ton of Legendaries released, and if you were unlucky you may have not received much in the way of playable cards. This is unfortunate, so I’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 of the good things about the rotation is that there’s only one Adventure in Standard currently, so you can potentially craft all the cards you need without having to worry about purchasing an Adventure. Azure Drake was also an unfortunate card not to have, especially for the C’Thun Mage deck. There is not much in the way of usable 5-drops without Azure being around.
Budget Deck Recommendations
If all you care about is climbing the ladder as fast as possible then the best deck is hands down Pirate Warrior. It is only missing a couple of cards, and the deck even in its budget state will do plenty of work on the ladder. Midrange Beast Hunter is actually close to the meta list, there’s no real absolutely must have Legendaries or Epics. Elemental Shaman is another deck that should be solid, however, it is missing key cards in Maelstrom Portal as well as Kalimos, Primal Lord.
Decks I’m not too hot on are both of the C’Thun decks, it’s obvious by now that C’Thun is passed his prime, but I still think they are solid. The Aggro Rogue deck is very all-in, so I would consider just trying to build Quest Rogue which is relatively cheap.
Cheap Un’Goro Budget Decks
These decks do not contain any Epics, Legendaries (other than C’Thun which you get out of your first Whispers of the Old Gods pack), or Adventure cards!
Update: I totally forgot about this, but you get Enchanted Raven and Firelands Portal for free if you play the Prologue of One Night in Karazhan! Thanks to SengirBartender on Reddit for the reminder!
Click on the deck link at the top of each deck to learn more about card substitutions!
Token Druid is a pretty hot deck right now, and this version isn’t too far from the straight Beast version. You are, however, missing Living Mana
which can be very powerful. The other problem is that it seems like the Murloc version might be better, but that requires 2x Murloc Warleader
and Finja, the Flying Star
Meta Deck: Aggro/Token Druid
Last week was HUGE for Hearthstone where we got the new expansion Journey to Un’Goro as well as the Standard rotation into the Year of the Mammoth! Let’s take a look at all the crazy stuff that happened.
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Deck List Roundups
I covered three straight days of deck lists from Pros & Streamers, be sure to check them out below.
Stonekeep has been hard at work writing guides for all the new decks.
Community Hearthstone Decks
If you haven’t already you can Register and create new decks with our Hearthstone Deck Builder.
These decks are chosen based on originality, popularity, and guide construction. Utilization of all aspects of the deck builder, e.g., Featured Image, Deck Description, and Mulligans makes you far more likely to be chosen.
Here’s where I will be listing the best decks for you to ladder with in the Hearthstone Standard format. This isn’t a list in order of the best decks, but displays the best decks for EACH class. So, some classes might be weaker than others which means while the deck listed might be the best for it to ladder with, it doesn’t mean it’s a top tier deck in the game.
If you make it to Rank 20 on the Hearthstone ladder, this is the card back you will receive this month:
Best Hearthstone Ladder Decks for Un’Goro in April 2017 (Season 37, Standard)
- Update (4/27/17): Added new Aggro and Control Paladin, Discover Burn Mage, and Silence Priest.
- Update (4/20/17): Removed Handlock and Quest Shaman and updated a few lists.
- Update (4/13/17): Removed Quest Mage and replaced it with Freeze Mage. Updated a couple of lists to more recent versions.
- Update (4/8/17): Fully updated for the Un’Goro meta. Keep in mind that a lot of these decks are still being refined, and are being viewed as strong in the early stages of the Un’Goro expansion.
Best Standard Druid Decks
A potentially strong aggressive Druid deck that utilizes board floods to overwhelm the opponent.
Jade Druid isn’t being played as much at the moment, but is still one of Druid’s best decks.
Best Standard Hunter Decks
Midrange Hunter is looking like a strong deck in the early stages of Un’Goro meta. The Quest version of Hunter seems to have immediately fallen out of favor.
We are three days into the Journey to Un’Goro expansion and the deck lists continue to mature. I’m still posting tons of decks from pros and streamers, and will continue to be adding them to this post for today! Be sure to check our two other deck roundups that are full of interesting decks!
Stonekeep rounded up the best decks of day one.
We’ve also started building our deck guides, be sure to check these out.
Journey to Un’Goro Decks Day Three