It’s time to take a look at the best decks from The Boomsday Project Expansion. While this post is a bit early, we will be updating it as soon as we notice any decks start to take shape and do well on the ladder! We will be covering decks for every class: Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock and Warrior! This post will be frequently updated as the meta takes shape, so make sure to check back often.
While The Boomsday Project won’t have the impact that The Witchwood had on the meta due to the rotation, we’re expecting to see a shakeup in some of the popular lists on the ladder. With what appears to be a fairly powerful 135 new cards heading into the game, don’t be surprised to see mechs infiltrating your gameboard. The Magnetic keyword is poised to be a standout mechanic for the near future. However, we’ve been wrong before, so we’ll have to wait and see how the meta shapes up!
If you want a look at all of the decks from the expansion from pros & streamers, check out our Boomsday Project Decks post!
- 8/21/18: This post will no longer be updated, check out our Hearthstone Meta Tier List for the best decks on the ladder
- 8/13/18: Added more lists, edited the post a bit.
- 8/11/18: Added Secret Hunter, Odd Mech Paladin, and more!
- Added multiple new decks (AGAIN)!
- Added Sjow’s Control Mech Warrior to the list.
- Added an updated version of Token Druid to the list.
- Added an updated version of Even Shaman to the list.
The Best Boomsday Project Deck Lists
Here’s where we are listing all of the best performing decks in the early meta. Keep in mind that just because a deck is doing well early on does not mean it will continue to do so. There’s always at least one deck that over-performs early on and immediately falls to the back of the pack as decks become more refined. This just means you need to be careful when crafting if you are on a limited budget, and keep an eye on this page as we will be rotating decks in-and-out as we figure out what works the best!
Best Boomsday Project Druid Decks
Druid has some powerful decks already, and early looks at the expansion seem to place it very ahead of other classes. This is due to the potential power of Flobbidinous Floop and Juicy Psychmelon, which look like they will fit very well into the already strong Malygos Druid.
Popular Druid Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Hunter Decks
Hunter has been plugging along pretty well, it doesn’t have top tier decks, but it does have nice options that work well on the ladder. The Boomsday Project brings some interesting options for the class. It got Bomb Toss and Fireworks Tech which could push it back into its very familiar aggro past, but could also go a hybrid mech/deathrattle route as well.
Popular Hunter Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Mage Decks
Mage is a class that’s struggling a bit, but has had a couple of options prior to the release of The Boomsday Project. The upcoming expansion gives it a potential new look with all of the Spell Damage synergy the class is getting. Hand Mage also has potential. Astromancer is a very interesting card, it just depends if Mage can survive long enough to get deep enough in the game to utilize it.
Popular Mage Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Paladin Decks
Paladin had multiple dominant decks prior to the nerfs that settled down the meta in The Witchwood meta. Now it’s reliant on Odd Paladin to carry the class currently, but thankfully for the class it is one of the best decks in the game prior to the new expansion. Boomsday seems to be steering the class towards a mech based deck, but that doesn’t mean you’ll want to ditch your Odd cards right away. A lot of these mechs can fit into the odd archetype, especially the strong 1-drop Glow-Tron.
Popular Paladin Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Priest Decks
Priest is in a precarious decision leading into The Boomsday Project expansion. It’s kind of hanging on by a thread with Mind Blast Priest giving it one of its few meta worthy decks. It looks like there’s two potential ways you can play Priest with the new cards: Cloning & Deathrattle. It’s hard to say if either is going to be viable, but with the long awaited Quest Priest hoping to make a splash, there’s potential that the archetype finally has enough cards to make it work.
Popular Priest Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Rogue Decks
Rogue had a good early meta in The Witchwood. It had Quest Rogue and Odd Rogue with a sprinkling of the everlasting Miracle Rogue. After the nerfs to Quest Rogue, it was carried mostly by Miracle for a while. However, once the meta shift again, Odd Rogue came back and was one of the top decks leading into the new expansion. Boomsday is bringing the class a lot of interesting tools. Myra's Unstable Element is just a crazy card, and I’m looking forward to seeing what players can do with it. There’s also the combo potential behind Pogo-Hopper that should be exciting to watch unfold in the early days of the meta.
Popular Rogue Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Shaman Decks
Shaman had an up and down meta with The Witchwood. It started out hot with Shudderwock Shaman exploding onto the scene in the early days of the expansion, but it did not last and other decks quickly took over. However, it had a pretty consistent deck with Even Shaman, and Shudderwock even came back into the fold after the nerfs! Shaman had some luck with aggro decks in the past, so seeing Electra Stormsurge has raised some eyebrows and turned some eyes towards the powerful burn spells like Lightning Bolt and Lava Burst. The class also got some seemingly strong Elementals, so don’t be surprised to see players experimenting with that tribe.
Popular Shaman Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Warlock Decks
Warlock was very powerful leading into The Witchwood expansion. It had Cubelock, one of the top decks in the meta at the time, and only got stronger when the expansion was released. Once the mid-expansion nerfs hit, Cubelock was dropped down in power and the class had to move onto the Handlock styled Even Warlock. Zoolock, on the other-hand, was floating around in the mid-tier like it usually does. That was until it got a big boost due to a heal version of the deck catching on in popularity and ending up near the top of the meta going into The Boomsday Project.
With the new expansion, it appears that Zoo might be getting even strong with cards like The Soularium, Nethersoul Buster, and Void Analyst. There’s also the interesting combination of Doubling Imp and Soul Infusion which could make for some powerful combinations.
Popular Warlock Archetypes
Best Boomsday Project Warrior Decks
Warrior has had a rocky road leading up to the new expansion. While it has some a semi-decent deck with Quest Taunt Warrior, it doesn’t have a whole lot of other options. The class could really use some help in the new expansion. It is lucky enough to be the class that gets the one hero cards from the expansion with Dr. Boom, Mad Genius. Whether or not this will be enough to pull it out of the bottom tiers remains to be seen.