Hearthstone Budget Decks (Descent of Dragons) – Cheap Decks for Laddering in Hearthstone!

One of the big complaints about Hearthstone is the price to play when you first start. There are a ton of legendaries released, and if you are unlucky you may have not received much in the way of playable cards. This is unfortunate, so we’ve gone ahead and created some budget decks that should serve you well if you are in the ranks around 50 – 20. They should also be viable between Rank 20 and 10, but as you get closer to 10 (and meet more competitive meta decks), the road road is going to be much more difficult and only a couple of them will manage to continue to climb steadily after that. Some of them, however, might work even up to R5 if you master them and make a few upgrades!

Luckily for new players, Blizzard has been giving out quite a lot of freebies recently – we’ve been getting free packs, Legendaries and other goodies during expansion releases and events. Still, it’s hard to deny that despite that, the game is quite expensive. F2P players should easily be able to build one or two full meta decks per expansion, but the issue is that they can’t play whatever they want. So once they commit to crafting some cards, if they want to switch to another class – tough luck! That’s why we think that those budget decks can come really handy. No matter if you want to do Daily Quests for another class, test a deck before crafting a full version or just play around with different options, they should be a good option for new and F2P players.

Budget Deck Rankings

When it comes to Descent of Dragons budget lists, some of them are clearly better than the others. If I had to rank the budget decks in terms of power, how close they are to full meta deck and how upgradeable they are, I’d say that they would look like that:

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Defining a Budget Deck

Our rule for budget decks is to exclude any Epic or Legendary cards. This is meant to mimic the experience of new players or those who play casually and, therefore, have limited in-game resources. We’re making some exceptions here and there for cards that were awarded for free. In Descent of Dragons, there are two exceptions – Galakrond cards for all 5 classes, as well as Sathrovarr, which players can still get for free. However, the latter did not fit into any of those budget builds, and the former only found its place in a single budget deck.

We sometimes offer an alternative version that breaks some of those rules, e.g. this time it was a Deathrattle Rogue with Necrium Apothecary. But we only add it as an EXTRA deck list, not as the main one.

Budget Decks in Descent of Dragons

To be honest, I don’t think that Descent of Dragons was a good expansion for budget players. We don’t have that many strong Common / Rare cards. A notable one is – obviously – Faceless Corruptor, but it was nerfed quickly. The card is still solid after the nerfs, but no longer the powerhouse it was for the first few days. Blazing Battlemage is a solid 1-drop in aggressive builds (and most of budget builds are aggressive), and there are some okay class options. However, the biggest issue is not even the lack of amazing cheap cards, but the fact that overall power level has went up so much. Budget decks are already behind the meta, and if the meta gets even stronger, budget decks stay further behind.

One great thing about the expansion is that every player got all five Galakronds for free. The issue is, however, that while those are free, most of Galakrond builds REALLY need other Epics / Legendaries to work. I managed to build a budget Galakrond Zoo Warlock, but you do really want 2x Veiled Worshipper and Kronx Dragonhoof to upgrade it. Still, as long as you have Kronx and are willing to craft (or have opened) the Epic synergies for each class, then you have some pretty good options to build for quite cheap.

Another good news for budget players is that Face Hunter is back. While not everyone enjoys this playstyle, the deck is basically 2x Toxic Reinforcements away from a full meta version that can easily get you to Legend.

Whizbang the Wonderful

I’ve seen a lot of mention about Whizbang, and yes you can craft it as a budget option. There’s some disadvantages to the card, you don’t get to choose the deck you get to play and it will take longer for you to learn how to play any particular deck due to the random nature of the card. However, it is a good option if you like the variety and the fun of playing multiple different decks you wouldn’t normally have access to. Check out our Whizbang Deck Recipes List Guide to learn all about him!

Budget Player Goals

I encourage you not to make your goal to go to all the way to Legend. It’s a tough climb even if you have a meta deck, let alone if you are running a budget deck. There’s no real reason to do it, and it will likely make Hearthstone a far more grueling experience than it needs to be (there are no win-streaks which help immensely when climbing). Rank 5 is a fine goal if you are getting close to a meta version of any of these decks, and you get nearly the same rewards at rank 5 as Legend does at the end of the season.

Cheap Hearthstone Decks

Our rule is that we don’t include any Epic or Legendary cards in our budget decks (Galakrond cards are an exception, since they were given out for free to everyone – I would probably make another exception for Sathrovarr, but there’s no budget build you want to put it into). You might have opened up some, however, so we always have a potential upgrades for every deck (which means that you might be able to use your Epics/Legends too). There is a deck for EVERY class!

Be sure to click on the deck name at the top of each deck for a full guide! It includes mulligan, strategy, as well as upgrade paths for each of the decks.

Deck Import

Token Druid was always one of the better and cheaper options for Druid. While slower Druid decks often use a lot of Epics / Legendaries (especially if they are build around some sort of combo, like Malygos builds) which you can’t cut, Token version – even if it runs some expensive cards – can usually switch them out quite easily.

Token strategy in Druid is nearly as old as Hearthstone itself. The class could always take advantage of wide boards thanks to Power of the Wild and Savage Roar, and most of expansions feature some ways to flood it too (or even more buffs). The goal is to produce a solid board, have some minions survive to your turn, and then buff them or just drop Savage Roar and kill your opponent.

When it comes to Descent of Dragons, we’re giving up on the regular Token Druid and going towards Treant version instead. It’s an interesting archetype, which got a lot of support over the last two Standard years, but it was never good enough to be a standalone build. Instead, Token version has adopted some Treant cards or synergies here in there. This time around, however, Treant version is the best version – amount of synergies has finally reached critical level. Sadly for budget players, one of them is Goru the Mightree, which is really good in slower matchups. It’s not necessary to play the deck, but if you happen to have it, I would consider adding it!

Deck Import

After Mech/Bomb Hunter being the most popular and strongest aggressive Hunter build for the first two expansions of this year, Face Hunter has made a big comeback in Descent of Dragons. I don’t think that I need to introduce this deck to any oldschool player, but if you haven’t played Hearthstone back in its good ol’ days, then you should know that for a long time it was one of the most notorious Aggro builds in the entire game. Between being very cheap to build, pretty easy to play and quite powerful, it was common on the ladder, and everyone had to tech in healing or Taunts to play around Turn 5-6 lethal.

Face Hunter is, like the name suggests, a hyper-Aggro deck that aims to hit the opponent’s face as much as possible. While it won’t completely ignore board in every single scenario (which is common misconception), like in the aggressive mirrors, you COULD in theory just do nothing but hit face and still win a bunch of games with it.

One thing I have to mention is that one of the big reasons why the deck is so good on the ladder right now (at the time I’m writing this it’s one of the highest win rate builds) is Toxic Reinforcements. Since it’s an Epic, I obviously had to exclude it from this budget list. However, if you can spare some Dust and want to play Face Hunter, I really recommend crafting it!

Deck Import

Mage is one of the three main Secret classes in Hearthstone (while Rogue also got a few, it seemed like a one-time thing), and probably the best one historically. Mage had a viable tempo deck built around Secrets in many metas, thanks to multiple synergies the class got. It is an aggressive deck that relies on establishing early board tempo by cheating out Secrets / playing oversized minions / taking advantage of having Secrets on the board to activate your minions’ effects.

Sadly, while Secret Mage is the best budget deck you can build for Mage, it’s not really a very powerful deck. Most of the meta decks have gotten way stronger in Descent of Dragons, while (already mediocre) Secret Mage didn’t really get anything strong. It’s not like Mage did not get anything at all – both Highlander and Cyclone build got some nice new options. However, the issue is that those can’t be built on a budget – they run a lot of must-have Epics & Legendaries.

It doesn’t mean that the deck is completely useless – you can still snatch some wins.

Deck Import

Even though Aggro Paladin has took a big hit last rotation (both because of regular Standard rotation, but also because it lost Divine Favor to Hall of fame), it’s slowly getting back into action this year thanks to all of the new cards. Of course, if we look at the full meta decks, it’s still not a great choice. The problem is that current full meta Paladin decks are way too expensive to be called budget, and lots of the Epics / Legendaries are simply necessary. That’s why budget player still need to run an Aggro version.

Unlike last expansion, this time I’ve decided to go for a Mech version instead of a regular one. The reason is that the class, but not only, has got a few strong options here. There’s also a much easier upgrade patch with a few very popular Legendaries which will make it significantly better. At the same time, it’s still only a temporary option. You will slowly want to switch into other Paladin builds if you want to play the class in this set, but also in general, since lots of Mechs & Mech synergies rotate out pretty soon.

Deck Import

Combo Priest is one of the “original” combo decks. I remember builds playing Divine Spirit + Inner Fire combo as far as Classic Hearthstone, and while they didn’t work for very long time, once people got better at deck building and we’ve got more tools from different expansions, the deck became popular. Some kind of Combo Priest was present in nearly every meta and viable for the last 2-3 years. Of course, every expansion and especially every rotation, viable builds look differently, but the general idea remains the same: you stick a minion, buff its health, double it with Divine Spirit (or quadruple with two copies), then play Inner Fire (or Topsy Turvy). Ideally you want to kill the opponent immediately, but even if you don’t, creating a big minion (10/10+) early is often enough to close out the game quickly.

When it comes to Descent of Dragons, Priest class is in a terrible state. Galakrond Priest is by far the worst one, no other archetypes turned out to be viable. Combo Priest, on the other hand, didn’t really get much, while the entire meta around it evolved. It used to be one of the strongest decks in Saviors of Uldum, and right now it’s… still okay. It’s probably the best Priest deck right now. And luckily, budget version is still holding up quite well.

The only new card that Combo Priest runs is Hot Air Balloon. So why it’s not in this build? Because it doesn’t play Bwonsamdi, the Dead. I don’t think that you can put in another 1-drop without running Bwonsamdi – six of them is enough, and I don’t think that Balloon is better than Beaming Sidekick.

Deck Import

First things first – it’s hard to draw the line between Aggro and Tempo Rogue. One could even say that they’re two different names for the same archetype. However, the way I differentiate them is that Aggro build is more about hitting face no matter what and Tempo deck is more about controlling the board until they can hit face easily. In that way, this build is more of an Aggro one – it’s faster and you want to kill your opponent as quickly as possible. With the help of Pirates, of course. Rogue and Pirates were always going hand in hand, and while the class rarely has a full, dedicated Pirate build, it used some of them in nearly every meta.

Rogue is a very interesting class in Descent of Dragons. While players have tried many strategies, the most successful ones all depend on the Necrium Apothecary. Sadly, since it’s an Epic, Apothecary builds can’t be built within our budget deck rules. I will, however, propose a budget Deathrattle Rogue build with 2x Apothecary at the bottom – while its power level will be comparable to this one, it will have a much greater upgradeability.

Deck Import

Murlocs have been one of Hearthstone’s most prominent tribal synergy strategies since its introduction. Murlocs are typically designed to benefit from each other and begin to quickly snowball as each one is added to the board. This, along with the generally low mana-cost of the cards, pushes most Murloc strategies to be aggressive.

This build didn’t really change much compared to the last expansion. The reason is that no new Murlocs were introduced – or rather, no new Murlocs that would fit into this deck. I did some cosmetic changes based on experience, but that’s all. However, if you want to test something different, I’ve also built an Aggro Overload Shaman budget deck. Keep in mind that it’s WEAKER build as it is, but it offers a much greater upgradeability. If you own some of the Epics / Legends or you’re willing to spend some Dust on them, then it becomes a solid meta build. Find it at the bottom!

Deck Import

Zoo Warlock is an archetype that dates back to the early days of Hearthstone. The deck always revolved around low-cost minions (the deck can have a low curve because of Hero Power that lest Warlock draw more cards whenever they need) and various means of leveraging a favorable board state to trade up into opposing minions before making a lethal push. Because of its low-curve, Zoo Warlock has long been a favorite of budget-minded players sacrificing very little for the sake of keeping costs low. Additionally, the deck has long served as a powerful teaching tool for new players eager to learn about core Hearthstone concepts such as Tempo, trading up, and timing a push for lethal.

In Descent of Dragons, we’ll be trying a little different approach to the Zoo build. We’ll go for a Galakrond version! Since Galakrond cards were given out for free to everyone, we can build a deck around it that will still fit out budget restrictions. Right now, Galakrond Zoo Warlock is the highest win rate build for the class and it looks pretty solid even if you compare it to the best meta decks. Of course, the budget build will still be missing a few key cards, like Galakrond support, but it’s still a solid option and it has an amazing upgradeability path.

Deck Import

Back in the day, Pirate Warrior used to be one of the most scary and dominating builds in the meta, but between a few Pirate nerfs followed by a Fiery War Axe nerf, it finally disappeared from the ladder, and got relegated to a Wild-only build. At the time when it was in Standard, however, it was very powerful – amazing synergies between weapons and Pirates lead to some very, very fast starts and Turn 5-6 lethals. The deck packed so much damage that it was hard to stop even if you teched against it.

And now the build has made a comeback in Descent of Dragons. And while I don’t think that it’s as oppressive as it used to be, it’s a solid meta deck thanks to all of the new additions, such as Ancharrr or Skybarge. The good news for budget players is that the deck can be built cheap. Bad news is that possibly its most important card – Ancharrr – is Legendary. However, don’t worry, because a cheaper version is still doing just fine, and you’ve got a very easy upgrade path to the full meta build.


A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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  1. Gibilan
    December 21, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Even in low ranks there are alot of meta decks

    • Gibilan
      December 21, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      The only difference is that those players don`t know how to pilote them

  2. Stonekeep - Site Admin
    December 21, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Budget decks were just updated for Descent of Dragons meta! While some of the decks didn’t change that much, I offer two alternative builds that would need some Epics to work better – Deathrattle Rogue & Aggro Overload Shaman.

    Let me know what you think!

    Comments below this one might be outdated.

    • Ninjask2314
      December 21, 2019 at 11:42 am

      Where did you post Deathrattle rogue and Aggro overload shaman? I can’t find it.

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        December 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm

        Click on the name of a given deck to get redirected to a full guide with mulligan, strategy etc.

        In the Rogue & Shaman guides, I’ve added those alternative builds at the bottom 🙂

    • Joopiter
      February 8, 2020 at 11:41 pm

      Do you think any of Galakrond’s Awekening cards can be added to these decks?

  3. Joopiter
    October 5, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Wild cards will return soon and everyone gets copies. So will you update decks inluding these?

  4. Emtee
    September 16, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Hey! When is this going to be updated? I’d like to make a budget deck, but I don’t want to use all my dust to create one that is much weaker now… I hope you see this comment 🙂 Keep up the great work!

  5. DlN0
    August 22, 2019 at 9:59 am

    The aggro paladin deck has been surprisingly successful I climbed from rank 20 to rank 10. Thanks for the decks Stonekeep. ????

    • DlN0
      August 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

      why did it turn my emoji into question marks >:(

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        August 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm

        What emoji did you try to put? Maybe it’s not recognized on our site or something (not sure).

        But I’m glad that you had a nice climb with the deck 🙂

  6. Torekcazador
    August 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome work 🙂 (looking forward for your disenchanting and crafting guide for the new expansion)

  7. Stonekeep - Site Admin
    August 16, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Budget decks were just updated for Saviors of Uldum meta! I really like this batch, I think that we have some really strong options.

    Comments below this one might be outdated.

  8. Mukiwix
    August 11, 2019 at 4:32 am

    When can we expect an update? 🙂

  9. Reylla
    August 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Update budget deck pls 🙁

  10. Crooked.Nose
    July 6, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Absolutely adore this site, and since finding it a few years back, I haven’t touched any other Hearthstone sites since! The degree of professionalism placed into every guide and the speed at which this site’s content is updated after huge game updates and expansions is unrivaled by any other sites out there.

    Necessary praise aside, will these budget decks need updating after the Rise Of Shadows nerfs and the new classic set cards, or have there been minimal changes to the meta and included cards?

  11. Sckylar
    April 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Considering Archmage Vargoth is given to everyone for free, is he not a good option for budget token druid?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm

      Yes, you’re right, and it’s discussed on the deck’s page! If you have Vargoth (and everyone who plays the game right now does), replace Cult Master with it.

      However, it’s a limited time promotion (you can only get it until July AFAIK), so it’s better to not assume that everyone has it in case someone checks out the budget guides after it runs out 🙂

  12. OldManSanns
    April 16, 2019 at 10:57 am

    I have to say: crafting Whizbang is probably the smartest decision I’ve made in this game, if for no other reason than he keeps my games entertaining.

    That said, I do truly appreciate these budget deck lists–especially this new format with the strategy and upgrade/sidegrade information. I’m already seeing so many things I want to try out… Thank you all so much for doing this and for writing it so quickly.

  13. Stonekeep - Site Admin
    April 16, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Budget decks were just updated for Rise of Shadows meta! Big thanks to Martian & Roffle for doing it so quickly.

    Comments below this one might be outdated.

  14. Stonekeep - Site Admin
    April 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

    We’re currently working on the new budget decks! They should be ready some time next week.

    • DJCook55
      April 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you guys and gals! No rush. The new expansion has only been out for 2 days. It takes time to see where the meta will be going, and to learn how to incorporate new cards. Keep up the hard work.

  15. Crooked.Nose
    April 9, 2019 at 3:26 pm


    Will these decks be updated for Rise Of Shadows/Year of the Dragon?


    • Crooked.Nose
      April 10, 2019 at 6:31 am

      EDIT: Please ignore my comment above.

      I completely forgot that I’d already asked this on you “Rise Of Shadows Deck Lists” article.

      Didn’t mean to spam, lol. 😛

  16. AryannaLao20
    March 27, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you for this! 😀 Murloc deck seems to be the cheapest for me.

  17. Dumbino
    January 24, 2019 at 7:04 am

    I dusted a golden legendary earlier and thought i should craft a midrange Hunter without Rexxar but there are so many viable budget decks out there, which makes me think if there is a better budget deck that suit a newbie like me…

    • Dumbino
      January 24, 2019 at 7:12 am

      P.s: i have Uther, Jaxxarus along with Bloodmage Thalnos and Harrison Jones as well.

      • Silentstorm
        January 26, 2019 at 12:52 pm

        You can go budget otk paladin but it takes some learning fun deck and you can turn it into a tier 1 deck

  18. DormantKing
    January 16, 2019 at 9:37 am

    I’m going to ask at risk of sounding like an idiot, But are the dust cost based on what you would get if you disenchanted the deck? Because none of theses decks cost anywhere near those prices to craft. And if so why mark the price like that? I don’t understand.

    • NinjaFarts
      January 27, 2019 at 10:24 am

      No the dust cost just means how much it would cost to craft every single card in the deck.

  19. Vélin
    January 9, 2019 at 2:52 am

    So, the best budget decks from this list are Midrange Hunter and Zoo Warlock. And if i mean the best, i mean the best by far.

  20. Evident
    December 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    We’ll be working on updating these soon after the expansion is released!

    • Joopiter
      December 6, 2018 at 2:59 am

      It would be nice 🙂 If you can, please include more cards replacements in each deck. Obviously if someone is forced to make budget deck, he doesn’t have all cards. Not only all legendaries and epics but also not all commons and rares.

      • Matteo
        December 6, 2018 at 6:24 am

        Budget decks can be already considered “replacements” for meta decks. If you don’t have some cards, just craft them. The very reason for budgets is that you can build one from scratch for around 1500 dust.

      • thanasis
        December 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

        if someone has some legendaries and epics put some of them to replace a common or a rare to the descriptoon of the deck

      • Aayush
        January 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

        Can we please have multiple budget decks for each class?

    • Piotr
      December 9, 2018 at 2:28 am

      Can you add each deck bbcode ?

  21. Lester
    October 20, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Any changes after the nerfs to Giggling Inventor???

    • Setatakahashi
      December 2, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Stonehill Defender for value generation
      Rotten Applebaum for cost/benefit taunt

  22. Kevin
    August 20, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    You put token Druid twice under deck recommendations.

  23. kalina88
    August 8, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Hello, please, when will be updated for new expansion ? Thanks a lot.

    • Evident
      August 12, 2018 at 11:01 am

      Being worked on currently!

      • kalina88
        August 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

        Ok. Thank you. Warlock seems to be a greatest choice for new players ?

  24. Seb
    July 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks for this guide, it helps a lot !

    Dude Paladin deck is very dependent of “LightFused Stegodon” and “Lost in the Jungle” cards, that will be soon unavailable due to extension turn over.
    Would you have some tips to replace these cards ?

    July 18, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Btw, you probably want to replace the current midranged hunter deck with the other more secret oriented deck that used Spellstone and only 7 minions. You could replace Deathstalker Rexxar with a highmane or something.

    • ZbigniewJeż
      August 8, 2018 at 7:11 am

      Really good idea. Your deck is much better than the version from budget list.

  26. Wheels
    June 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I am sorry but I don’t know where to post regular questions so I will post this here.
    I want to build a secret mage style deck I have looked into deck formulas listed here and have not found anything within that vein so if someone can post a budget secret mage that would be awesome ps I have a little over five hundred dust saved so feel free to add some non budget cards near that amount thanks!

    • HSHSHSHSreplay
      July 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Do you have any epic or legendary mage cards?
      If you look up the “non budget” tempo mage, how far off are you from this?
      What secrets do you have?
      Let me know and will make you a list.

      • Wheels
        July 10, 2018 at 7:42 pm

        Thank you (:

        In answer to your question I have written down every Mage related epic and legend I have as well as every Standard legend and epic
        I built Tempo mage once and did not like the flow of it yet I do want to play mage as I have heard she is an important class to learn.
        Anyway here is the list
        Mage Epic:
        Book of Specters x2
        Primordial glyph x2
        Arcane Keysmith x2
        Pyroblast x 2
        Counterspell x2
        Other secrets:
        Explosive Runes x2
        Frozen clone x2
        Mirror Entity x2
        Ice Barrier x2

        Mage Legends:
        Frost Lich Jaina x1
        Aluneth x1
        Archmage Arugul x1 (sorry I pulled one of these and was only able to craft one of the other two)

        Standard Epics:
        Nightmare Amalgramx2
        Blaze Callerx2
        Spiteful Summoner x2
        Primordial Drake x2
        Charged Devilsaur x2
        Mountain and Sea Giant x2

        Standard Legends:
        Prince Keleseth x2
        Genn Greymane x1 not to brag but he is a gold genn btw lol lucky pull
        Countess Ashmore x2
        Baku x1
        The Lich King x1
        hope this helps and thank you so much!

  27. Julien16p
    June 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Hello 🙂
    I crafted the Budget Elemental Mage Deck a few days ago. It is so much fun 🙂
    I am a new player and haven’t got aluneth yet and no dust left. I enchanted all of my free legendaries for this deck.

    My question is at this point, if it is still worth it to collect dust for Aluneth even, if this card will leave the rotation with the new expansion coming next year. I don’t know how long it will take to collect that much dust. How much dust do you get if a legendary leaves the rotation and become a wild card?

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    • TiARETiK
      June 8, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Basicly, average dust cost of a pack is one hundred, and due to quests you usually can collect 180 – 170 gold in three days. So, if you will win six to nine games, while completing the tasks, you will collect 1600 dust in 24 days. This will leave you with a really useful legendary for the next eight (Isn’t it?) month. I think, that’s worth it, at least, if you’r going to use it)
      (Btw, this sounds hard, but crafting a legendary in a month is really not so hard)

      • TiARETiK
        June 8, 2018 at 6:21 am

        (I’m not really an english speaking man, so often do either logical, or grammatical mistakes, sorry)

      • Julien16p
        June 8, 2018 at 6:47 am

        Okay, thank you very much 🙂

        • GuyThatTalks
          June 19, 2018 at 2:41 pm

          As a new player, you don’t want to sink dust into a legendary card. For starters, a deck can eaisilly get boring, and you might want to play something else. So while it might take only 24 days to save up for a legendary, you’ll be getting NO cards in that period of time, to further expand and enhance your collection, or to make new decks. Also, this deck is not very powerful, with no meta version. I’m doubting Aluneth’s place in this deck. In addition, that legendary card fits in little or no decks outside of this one, and could easily faze out of the meta. So overall, crafting a legendary can totally ruin your experience, and until you get a larger collection, I’d only recommend dusting cards that you never expect to use. (Sorry for typos, I typed this quickly on a phone)

    • Bourbaki
      June 13, 2018 at 1:00 am

      Elemage is not a strong deck right now. However you can still buy aluneth for secret tempo mage that is stronger.

    • MoroAlex95
      June 22, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Don’t bother crafting aluneth,it’s not worth it,the best legendaries to craft right nowpath are probably Baku/Genn.

  28. Wheels
    May 22, 2018 at 12:31 am

    First let me say thank you so much for this guide! The decks are not only cheap to build but also very easy to pilot.
    Would you mind putting up a budget murloc deck please?

    That would be awesome

    Thank you again!

    • ArcanaXknight
      May 22, 2018 at 5:03 am

      They could do so but the deck won’t be strong enough.

      Murloc package in a budget would lack in power to finish the game.

      You would miss so much “Warleader” and “Gentle Megasore”.

  29. Greymane
    May 8, 2018 at 12:08 am

    For the priest deck would lady in white work?

    • FacelessFairy
      May 8, 2018 at 5:11 am

      it could, the only minions who would suffer is the bone dragons
      that is unless she overides the Twilight drakes (i dont know how they interact with her)

      • Nanster420
        May 9, 2018 at 12:05 pm

        the twilights will become 1/1 and still get the hand buff though so you could have a 1/7 twilight with LIW

    • James John Sanders
      May 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      just crafted your preist dragon deck and it worked like a charm (: I mean sure it all depends on the draw ie you can’t win them all but when this goes off it is hard to stop thanks much!

  30. Lir18
    May 5, 2018 at 8:44 am

    guys, best budget decks right now are midrange hunter, dude paladin, tempo mage (not this elemental mage), combo priest and zoolock. Combo priest is inconsistent and a very tricky deck to play.

    here is the meta tempo mage http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/witchwood-tempo-mage-deck-list-guide-standard/

    • Tike
      May 7, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Is Budget rogue a good deck to craft for, Im currently using budget mage, but i also want to use rogue from time-to-time, or is mage just a wayy better option.

  31. Sinitar
    May 3, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Спамеры совсем ебанулись. Это англоязычный сайт по игре, алло, гораш!

  32. Undecided
    April 25, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Muitobom os Deck Budget , adorei .. Valeu <3 , Um abraço aqui do Brasil !

  33. Kottler
    April 23, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    The decks are great, good job, love the website 😀 Just a question: Could we get some tips on upgrades to these decks? Expensive cards that we might have to use in these decks. Or this doesn’t makes any sense? haha ty!

    • Macaroon
      April 24, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Look at the meta versions of these decks (most of them have a meta version), and make substitutions based on the cards with the highest winrates.

      Rogue – Prince Keleseth and vilespines
      Druid – Whispering woods and branching paths – malfurion too eventually
      Mage- Jaina and blazecallers (Jaina has insane synergy with elementals)
      Priest – Shadow visions (alternatively you could build the spiteful deck with spiteful summoners and free from amber)
      Warlock- Hooked reavers, Prince keleseth, Gul’dan
      Shaman – different class is a good upgrade
      Paladin – Call to arms (insane card for that deck) and later sunkeeper tarim
      Warrior- Town criers are a good craft for that deck

      • Elzein
        April 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm

        Nice list. I would also add that although Warlock is currently very strong, it’s decks are also very expensive. If you are short on mana and are looking to upgrade a single class, I would suggest Druid, Rogue, Mage or specially Paladin instead. Priest isalso good, but it doesn’t have a tier 1 deck right now. As for Shaman and Warrior, both classes remain at the bottom and are not worth the investment if you are a FTP or budget player with low mana avaliable.

        • Ash256
          May 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm

          Lady in White dragon deck is amazing…

          • jeff
            May 3, 2018 at 9:54 pm

            Lady in White turned out to be a bad deck for many reasons, best priest deck rn is control priest with mind blast

          • Olkov
            May 17, 2018 at 1:47 am

            I have lady in white from firsts packs and I really love to see her play. For.me it’s amazing card but most of the time she doesn’t work… Of course it’s nice to throw on the table 9/9 steambot but too often she is too slow… She works as a nice additional card for deck with double heal and inner fire ( steambot cost 4 and have 9 health so it’s possible to do otk with it). I have in this deck weapon for priest and lyra as well so it sometimes works ( but most of the time lady in white is far in the deck to have any usage from her).

            What you are playing with LiW.that is so good? Maybe I’m doing something wrong?

          • LuckSack
            June 17, 2018 at 6:02 pm

            Lady in White could be good with more support but mind blast control is best right now.

  34. MartinTiz
    April 23, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Hi All im noob here. Good post! Thx! Thx!

  35. cryingHunter
    April 23, 2018 at 5:20 am

    If any new player see my comment, plz do not make the midrange hunter deck, it is not the hunter’s world.

    • Evident
      April 23, 2018 at 9:20 am

      Midrange Hunter has been a budget staple for a long time, so I’m not sure what you are talking about.

      • cryingHunter
        April 25, 2018 at 3:17 am

        I did not judge your article, it is very helpful, I made my decks based on it, the problem is not hunter, no one can form a better budget deck for hunter, but in current environment, hunter is just too weak, New player would switch to other class after he beyond the newbie level.

        Anyway, these decks are not expensive, and play different class would be more interesting and helpful.

    • Pucciboi
      April 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

      i got rank 15 for the first time with a slightly upgraded midrange hunter. I used a 4k dust elemental mage and tried different variations of mage but i was hardstuck rank 16. 1.2 k dust midrange hunter got me rank 15

  36. Paladin_Fuj
    April 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Every dude paladin deck user should uninstall heartstone so the normal people can enjoy it.

    • CD001
      April 23, 2018 at 4:24 am

      Dude Paladin has been a thing since forever – they’ve just swapped Quartermaster for Tarim, Level Up and/or Lightfused Stegadon; it’s always been a “normal” HS archetype – it’s just a bit stronger now than it has been for a long time.

      It’s still beatable mind; I have few problems with it when running Control Warlock – especially with Despicable Dreadlord. Taunt-heavy decks generally do well too.

    • Olkov
      May 17, 2018 at 7:22 am

      And who are you to judge whet other people should play? If you don’t like playing this deck than don’t. I can say the same about cubelock, about face Hunter, face mage, quest rogue or any other deck if I don’t like them. If you are playing ranked than you use every opportunity to take down your opponent. If you don’t like that style you can always play normal and give up if you face ‘cancer’ deck. But don’t tell other people why should they play. They will play with the deck that’s give them fun and satisfaction. That why hearstone was made , to give fun (and of course money to blizzard).

    • Ben White
      May 19, 2018 at 2:28 am

      Yeah and cube locks they make the games not even fun and impossible to rank up

  37. Quaeritate
    April 21, 2018 at 2:03 am

    These are great. Would be nice to have some budget odd and even decks (if they exist). Budget odd decks seem to be quite good, and baku is a good legendary for budget players.

    • Elzein
      April 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      If you own Baku, I belive odd Paladin is the cheapest deck. Odd hunter can be good too, yet weaker than Paladin and you may need Leeroy Jenkins.

  38. PoopyPants
    April 20, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you so much for this list. It helps a lot.

  39. Ghnan
    April 19, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I LOVE THIS BUDGET DECK SECTION! Thank you so much for writing this up and caring for us, F2P players. Please keep this section up-to-date as the meta changes and perhaps provide a 2nd/3rd alternative for each class whenever possible. Keep up the good work!

  40. Chad
    April 16, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Just a heads up: Elemental Mage is still listed with the Secret Mage deck list.

  41. Dan
    April 14, 2018 at 6:21 am

    Can we get some updates please?

    • Evident
      April 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      We’ve updated four decks, we still need time to finish the rest.

      • Chad
        April 16, 2018 at 3:31 am

        You guys are doing great! Thanks for the work you do in updating, on top of playing yourselves!

  42. thedoctorproctor
    March 6, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Can we please get updates on these decks, pirates are almost non existent with patches nerf yet almost all these decks contain Golakka. It was nice to see them get rid of the creeper after nerf but golakka is somehow still in these decks and needs to be removed as well.

    • Meganium
      March 9, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      Yeah, i’d also love to see all of these decks get slightly adjusted and maybe even a new deck or two.

    • Joopiter
      March 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      I’ve asked for it also few weeks ago, but with no response. I assume that this will be updated after next patch.

  43. Joopiter
    February 25, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Can we get some update for post-nerf decks?

  44. Mellony
    February 21, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Which of these decks is the strongest? Please answer

    • Evident
      February 21, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Secret Mage and Zoo I would say.

      • TheCheeser
        February 25, 2018 at 1:05 pm

        I disagree, though secret mage is very strong in ladder indeed this version doesn’t run alluneth (the 6 mana mage weapon) which really hurts the deck.
        In my opinion inner fire priest is the best closely followed by zoo warlock and midrange hunter. After that mage and druid and the other decks are pretty trash.

        • Josse
          March 5, 2018 at 10:21 am

          Inner fire without Shadow Visions I really disagree… Zoo is strong, surely if you manage to put in Keleseth and maybe Gul’Dan.

          Elemental mage (not secret tempo, check ‘other budget options’) with Jaina and Baron Geddon (?) also works really well for me.

  45. BrokenTeapot_
    February 13, 2018 at 5:37 am

    I already have the full Budget Midrange Hunter deck and I am loving it, great guide! But, Is it worth crafting Secret Mage now or should I wait until April 2018 for the rotations and then spend my dust on updated budget decks? I suppose what I’m asking is, will these deck lists be updated very soon after the rotation or will they remain outdated until a few weeks after the rotation, if I’m making any sense? Thanks for any helpful repsonses.

    • BrokenTeapot_
      February 13, 2018 at 5:45 am

      Whoops, forgot to ask if these lists will be updated to address the nerfs to Patches and Creeper etc. Sorry for the unintentional spam, just really interested to hear from site admins and better players! 🙂

    • TheCheeser
      February 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm

      Mage won’t be viable after the rotations I don’t think, except if blizzard make a few new cards that support it. If you do have the dust or most of the cards you could craft it but I wouldn’t recommend this version as it doesn’t run the weapon which hard carries quite a few games.

  46. Toaster
    January 31, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Cuse I dont have raza it’s realy bad but is it any deck I can came to rank 10-5 with?? Now I dont use ut at all, I’m playing the Budget jade deck

  47. Toaster
    January 31, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I got shadowreaper anduin as free deth night.Is it any good Budget deck with him?

    • Titan2409
      February 20, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Uh u can play with a budget dragon-filled deck

  48. Kwabat
    January 26, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Hi there,
    built Midrange Hunter and im quite happy with the Deck. Recently crafted 2 Corridor Creepers as you recommended. Is cutting Hounds really the way to go? Quite liked the Synergy with huner’s Mark and helped to turn some lost games into wins. I felt like cutting the Hyena… good idea or is it definetly Hounds? And why is it Hounds? 😛

    • MasterTot
      January 26, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      Yeah I would also consider replacing hyena, I also tried it and it is very difficult to make it work. Hounds is much better right now.

  49. Maximus31
    January 19, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    If you do end wanting to rank with the mage i made it to rank 11 in about 3 days. I played this game for a few months a few years ago and with that knowledge and this deck its been enjoyable experience. Thanks i hope to push to rank 5 by the end of month. I hope it’s possible

  50. Davio
    January 15, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    It’s mentioned that Corridor Creepers are good for nearly all of them; but what do they replace if I craft two? I’m trying out each of the decks, and want to put them in but unsure exactly where.

    • NightRaven7
      January 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      So also replace minions that not have a ton of synergy and arent overly impressive from bottom to top
      Naga corsair
      Bloodfury or demonfire
      Devolve, bloodlust, squire, primalfin
      One mana cards or defias
      Shieldraiser elixir
      Chaingang champ jailor
      Bearshark flanking strike hounds
      Dont use in jade

      • Shinso
        January 24, 2018 at 5:24 am

        Highly disagree with the zoolock and evolve shaman replacement recommendations. In zoolock considering you dont run keleseth youd really want to use the 2 mana cards. Demonfire can create your turn 1 demon ( voidwalker/flame imp) into a big boy in the early game and provides additional removal. You could add a vicious fledgling to the deck and that combined with bloodfury can by itself win you the game sometimes. You should replace the blood imp and fire fly with creepers and fledglings( or techs).
        In the evolve shaman argent squire is a really important card since it provides a strong turn 1 Play that can trade into your opponents 1 health minions, and primalfin is just a great card at making tokens and the 3 health make it often hard to remove on your opponents turn ( after you play it) + it has good synergy with flametongue. You usually dont need 2 devolves, but one is a good tech, replace the other one and maybe a jade spirit or chain gang. The 2 blood lusts are a must since you don’t have powerful minions like aya and the pirate package, making a board swarm into blood lust one of your main win conditions. Hope this helps.

  51. Chauska
    January 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I’m building a secret made, and I wonder if I could benefit from putting archmage antonidas and what to replace for corridor creeper. The deck is complete and I have 1120 dust to spend (without purchasing corridor creeper)

    • MatLelouch
      January 14, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Antonidas is not that good right now tbh , corridor creeper is the most powerful card of the expansion and its used in almost every deck , its a good choice for crafting

      • Chauska
        January 16, 2018 at 7:54 am

        So what cards should I replace with corridor creeper?

        • Lir18
          January 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm

          Mirror entity is not nearly as good as counterspell or explosive runes, so I would replace this card or cobalt scalebane. Just don’t put anything slow into this deck.

          • Zak
            January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm

            You could take out Bonemare.

    • NightRaven7
      January 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      No antonidas its too up, the stansardard deck runs valet creeper aluneth instead of bonemare scalebane and entity so replace a bonemare and a scalebane

  52. skipman480
    January 11, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Budget Midrange Hunter looks fun. I have Deathstalker Rexxar and wanted to know if it could be squeezed into that deck.

    • Evident
      January 11, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Sure, it’s not optimal but you can cut a Flanking Strike for it.

  53. Beefungplayz
    January 9, 2018 at 6:27 am

    You said that Corridor Creeper can be put in Budget Hunter, but what should I replace with?

    • Koldspeiter
      January 9, 2018 at 8:56 am

      unleash the hounds

  54. Kyni
    January 5, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you for these decks. I completed my Secret Mage and its so fun to play! I dont care about my rank, I just want to play a little with each class and this page its my guide to it. Thank you so much <3

  55. Sakima
    January 5, 2018 at 11:22 am

    In budget mage deck, what cards would I replace with Primordial Glyphs? Also any other cheap additions? I got 2k dust left. And should I put in Corridor Creeper into this deck, and if yes, what to replace? Thanks for reply.

    • yoyyoyoyoyoy
      January 6, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      yoyyooyoyyo u should take out fireball for PG

    • Shinso
      January 24, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Cobalt Scalebanes is what if replace, but mirror entity is okay too

  56. Brando9004
    January 4, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Ok, these are budget decks, but i think Corridor Creeper is Must Have.

    • Evident
      January 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      We agree, it’s mentioned in most of the guides as a must craft.

  57. AndyTheClock
    December 29, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I love these decks ! I chose the mage one because i find it very fun. And btw the guides on each deck are very good, very well made. Congrats on you mr. 😉

  58. Spencer
    December 27, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    just for anyone wondering about the priest deck specifically its really hard to play but is probably one of the best besides mage im at rank 4 atm and just needed a priest deck for some quest so i made the one here and i didnt climb much but i had a 5-4 win rate with is so its something to keep in mind that it can work in the right hands

    • Jay
      January 4, 2018 at 11:40 pm

      I’m brand new to the game but played ALOT of mtg, I saw the cost on the deck and had to try it as a ftp player, even in the hands of a noob, still stomps at low tiers

  59. Wilson
    December 22, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Is it still worth spending my dust (I have 1500) to make a low-cost deck like the mid hunter, even with the ranked being in the final?
    Or is it worth keeping my dust and the gold until next year?
    Ps: And if I make it, how much time he is still being a good deck?

    • Sinitar
      December 22, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Craft secret mage. It’s more stable.

      • Wilson
        December 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

        Why the mage is more stable than the mid hunter?
        And what ranking can I get with him?
        Thank tou for awnser.

        • TAbril
          December 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm

          If the option is between these two decks it is better to think well. The ideal is to opt for a more enjoyable style because in reality neither of the two is particularly good.
          – Tempo mage is bad against aggro and dragon priest, but good against the remaining priest decks, warlock control, jade and druid ramp. Also with the next rotation Medivh’s Valet and Firelands Portal leave standard. There is also talk of the possibility of Iceblock also leaving for the hall of fame.
          – Hunter is weaker than tempo mage, being bad against warlock control, priest… (any long game oriented deck) but is good against aggressive decks like tempo mage, tempo rogue, zoolock etc, but thats true when you run the pirate packet… After the next rotation it loses no cards (but upgrading is much more expensive).
          – Also, in any of the lists is essential the addition of Spellbreaker.

          • Wilson
            December 22, 2017 at 8:49 pm

            So what you recommend?
            Maybe i should wait a little more and gather more dust to craft something more useful? Thanks for the help, I am really missed you here.

        • TAbril
          December 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

          First you need to keep in mind that during the first month after the release of a new expansion the most successful decks will almost always be the most aggro ones (e.g., usually hunter is good for the first month and then decays). However, in this meta it is likely that aggro is to stay +/- as it is due to Creeper Corridor and Patches. However, it is already known decks that can give a good counter to aggro, as the case of warlock control.

          Knowing this you need to answer the set of answers:
          1 – What style of play gives me more pleasure in playing?
          2 – Against what do you see more play in rank mode? And what is good and bad against it?
          3 – What is my goal? To have a single good deck, or to have variety (even with weaker decks) to avoid getting bored?
          4 – What cards do I already have? (sometimes it is possible to make decks better than the typical budget ones because you already have the core cards or some epic-legendary ones)
          5 – Which cards will leave the end of year (March-April) standard? Do I lose to investment I’m making now?

          After answering this you will set your expectations and you will have an idea of ​​what you really want to do and how far you can go with that in rank mode. It is important to be aware of the relevance of various cards such as Creeper Corridor and Patches, what you lose if you do not use them and what can be used instead when you run your list and when you run against a list with it (e.g. if you like aggro and it is very expensive to use the pirate pack, you can use Golakka Crawler to give counter to those who use it if you see many pirate decks). Budget slots may also include more tech cards than the rest and alternative strategies that no one is waiting for (and if your oponent does not expect it, he/she can not play around it).

  60. Mushroom409
    December 18, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Hey so im a returning player, I was really active but stopped playing around when mean streets hit; so i have all the cards before there but only some from the newer expansions. I was wondering if you would recommend the best budget deck right now just because im not totally familiar with the meta (and dont know alot of newer cards); also is there a crafting guide for the most versitile new legendaries? I have Lich King and 8000 dust but dont want to spend on anything without knowing the meta

    • Summ3r
      December 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      try midrange hunter

    • Tezulah
      December 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Well, patches and southsea deckhand are in almost every class as an aggro deck… but here’s a list:

      -Druid, Priest, Hunter, and Warlock hero cards are found in most decks of the respective classes
      -Lich Kind is Good
      -Patches for aggro (with southsea deckhand and corridor creeper)
      -Bonemare is a pretty good common

      This is a bit general because I don’t have the time to get in detail of every class, but I just wanted to send a reply while I’m here.

      Hope I helped 😉

  61. Michael Rahmes
    December 14, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Can you make a budget otk dragon priest list please!! I’ve seen some for 3k dust. For a non priest player it’s hard to know what sacrifices to make.

    • Alex
      December 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Just add THE dragon that puts an heroe to 15 HP and 15 dmg spells

  62. M.Bison
    December 14, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Thnks!! Nice deks

  63. Shinobi_Fox
    December 14, 2017 at 3:38 am

    As a player on a budget, I really appreciate when you guys do these lists. Just noticed token druid was listed as a recommended deck, but there’s no list given here for it.

    • Evident
      December 14, 2017 at 9:11 am

      It’s listed in the Jade Druid description, which I realize is a bit confusing. I’m going to work on a better system for displaying classes with multiple decks. Here’s the deck: Budget Token Druid!

  64. matt
    December 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    thanks for updating these decks, these are great budget decks!

  65. Dexter
    December 12, 2017 at 6:11 am

    lit worked so well

  66. dabest
    December 11, 2017 at 6:50 am

    this website is the reason i started to like hearthstone, keep it up. when you guys planning to update new stuff?

    • Evident
      December 11, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Glad to hear that! We’re working on these right now, should be done this week.

  67. Lester
    December 10, 2017 at 7:35 am

    When will the changes hit these budget deck lists, knc is out and i wish you guys can update the list so we can deal with the meta. Your guys response and work is appreciated.

    • Evident
      December 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

      We’re going to start updating these very soon, glad you like the site!

  68. Lester
    November 29, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Will there be a change to the decks when the expansion comes out and when will the change happen? 🙂

  69. Rileypunk
    November 28, 2017 at 6:42 am


  70. NixaHS
    November 5, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Why is “Budget Elemental Mage” removed from this list?
    I found it the best one here, it was really cheap and yet really effective especially for someone who got Frost Lich Jaina from The Prolougue.

  71. DJGlassZ
    October 21, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Are the reevaluation complete yet? Just asking as the last comment dated back to September.

  72. Randomness
    September 24, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Is the reevaluation ready? I still have mixed feelings about innervate in aggro druid. Do you think it’s worth it to run it with teacher?

    • kHost
      September 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      I second this comment! I’m eager to know what you guys want to do to the decks.

  73. Hallazero
    September 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Can i put The Black Knight in any of these decks i just got him in a Pack

    • Evident
      September 23, 2017 at 11:13 am

      He’s not so great right now, and he doesn’t really fit into most of these decks.

      • Josh
        September 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        I would say with all the Lich King running around these days, hes not so bad to run as a tech

  74. Dani
    September 7, 2017 at 7:32 am

    will you be making any changes to the budget and basic (0 dust decks) since crucial cards (like war axe) are being nurfed?

    • Evident
      September 7, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Yes, we’ll reevaluate these decks after the nerf!

      • Joshua
        October 1, 2017 at 7:16 pm

        is the reevaluation completed yet? :^)

  75. Abesmess
    September 5, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I recently bought Karazhan and I wante dto inturduce Maelstrom Portal to the midrange shaman deck, what card should I take out?

  76. Bunny the Lifeguard
    September 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Will this get an update after the druid nerfs? (:

  77. Thomas
    September 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 crssw

  78. Francesco
    August 23, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Hi, I would like to make space in secret mage and elemental mage decks for Medivh and Frost Lich Jaina. What would it be better to cut out?


    • MachoJabroni
      August 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Medivh can fit in pretty well to a Secret Mage deck, I would take out a Cryomancer as the freeze synergy in a Secret Mage deck, especially one without Frost Nova, is kinda bad (Cold Wraith’s stats justify its inclusion though they can also be substituted). Meanwhile, Frost Lich Jaina can replace a Faceless Summoner in the Elemental Mage deck, seeing as it is not necessary for such a deck and Frost Lich Jaina can easily generate minions with her Hero Power. I would even replace the second Faceless Summoner with a second Flamestrike in order to achieve more board clears and greater survivability.

  79. Kolldun
    August 14, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Is there a chance there will be codes for copying the decks?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Paberu
      August 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Hey! If you click on the decks name, it will take you to a separate page for that deck where you can find the code.

    • DrewT
      August 14, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Click on the deck title and it will take you to a page with the code.

  80. Kuan
    August 14, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Thank you Evident, I always love to read the budget section.

    It’s great that you keep this updated and many players like me benefit enormously from this effort.

    Another section I’d love to read, or something just to keep in consideration, is a selection of decks that uses only Classic + Un’Goro + KFT so that what we invest in term of dust will still be there in the next rotation.

    Keep up the good work!

  81. Carlos
    August 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Hello, tahnk you for the decks and the great work. We beginners really apreciate it.

    Just have a question. Of all of these budget decks, what is the best one?

    • Evident
      August 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      I think Pirate Warrior, Evolve Shaman, and Token Druid are likely the best.

      • Roffle
        August 13, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        Having tested several of the decks, I second this. I’ll also say that Zoo Warlock has been performing surprisingly well for me.

    • niall
      August 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      well there is not a real answer to that question because people play differently however that pirate deck is a god one and it was used by amaz (a pro) he just added patches the pirate

  82. Empti
    August 10, 2017 at 5:44 am

    These budgets are awesome, even reached rank 5 with the hunter list last season. Will be really really happy to see more budgets for Knights of the Frozen Throne. Good work for real, your efforts werent for nothing!

    • Evident
      August 11, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      It’s awesome to hear that, I’m working on updating them. I even have some of my writers working on a bunch!

      • Empti
        August 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

        Thats awesome! By the way would you please write somewhere in the beginning of the page that the decks are ready when they are. Just checked and saw some decks are still being updated. Cant wait to play with them :D!

  83. coco
    July 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    what is the best budget deck for farm gold ?

    • Leeroy
      July 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Whichever deck you need to complete quests, you make them accordingly

    • Squirrel
      August 16, 2017 at 5:48 am

      The arena is the best place for that. If you are a newer player, it is also the best place to learn about deck building, board control and tempo.

      Also the arena evens the playing field and takes budget out of the equation. After all both of your decks are worth 150 gold.

  84. harrytx
    June 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    For the elemental mage deck, if i have blazecallers, what do you think they would replace in the deck?

    • SneakyNash
      June 20, 2017 at 1:09 am

      Replace the faceless summoners

  85. fannymerlin
    June 7, 2017 at 10:10 am

    i have 1600 dust what deck should i make

    • Patches the pervert
      June 8, 2017 at 2:07 am


    • Zamudek
      August 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Tinkmaster overspark

  86. Michael
    May 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I want to make quest Rogue eventually but being free to play that could be sometime down the road. MY big challenge right now is dust to make these and I have cards that I’m not sure if I should DE them or not which would help out. I’m probably a good 300-400 dust short.

    • Braeden
      August 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      I am f2p as well, I have quite a few expensive decks. It really came down to rng for me, pulled a couple golden legionaries which DE for alot of f’n dust. I wouldnt DE any cards you dont have dups of for dust though. Never know when a new deck might come out. GL

  87. Hikaara
    May 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I have around 1700 dust and I’m not sure if I should go for the warrior pirate or for the elemental shaman. The only legendary card in my possession is Baron Geddon, is it good to replace something for him or not?

    • max
      May 31, 2017 at 4:17 am

      Barron geddon is crap craft it and create pirate warrior

  88. GazingEyes
    May 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    the Elemental Shaman deck is a solid one i have had a 12 game win streak going with it before starting to tweak it for the higher ranks

  89. Ryan
    May 11, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Thanks for posting!

    This really helps out people who lack legendaries needed for better decks, but still provides a solid fallback option.

    I’m having great success with the Elemental Mage deck, it’s a massive improvement over the disorganized rubbish I was playing with previously.

    Keep up the great work!

  90. Conner
    May 6, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I’d like to say that the elemental buff paladin listed in this article isn’t good. And doesn’t work, I built it and tried it and was hard stuck rank 10. The deck is too slow to beat aggro decks excluding pirate warrior, and isn’t good enough against other slow decks. I had extreme trouble against most meta decks.

    • Evident
      May 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      I mention in the article that most of these decks aren’t going to get passed rank 10 very well. The Paladin list being one of them.

  91. nightknight
    April 30, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I just want to say thank you for putting the work into this section, it really helps us poor folks enjoy the game more! Even if you dont follow the list directly it definitely gives an idea of what a successful deck build looks like.

  92. Acidic delta
    April 29, 2017 at 7:11 am

    i was wondering if you can create another priest deck because c’thun decks arent seeing play since a long time maybe a budget silence priest would be better.

  93. Blackmere
    April 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks for this compilation. It’s really appreciated.

  94. Rob
    April 17, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I got Swamp King Dred yesterday out of a pack. What can i replace in the hunter deck with him?

    • Drhotloving
      April 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

      personally i would get rid of both fireflys and add 1 more bat and dred

      • Evident
        April 18, 2017 at 10:19 am

        Yeah this is fine, you could also just cut the Ravasaur Runt.

    • Matejcasa
      April 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Gollaka krawler

    • Devin Buck
      June 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      It’s a tech choice vs control; if you are playing a lot of control swap 1x golakka crawler for 1x Dred

  95. Paul
    April 15, 2017 at 6:35 am

    What the fuck? How does adding Preparation help that Rogue deck?? The only spells you have are Eviscerate!! What the fuck???

    • Evident
      April 15, 2017 at 7:20 am

      I was referring to needing Preparation for the Quest Rogue deck, not the deck listed in this post.

    • ChessPro
      April 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      The preparation is for the quest rouge and you are hoping to draw it before you complete the quest to play the quest the same turn you play the last minion to complete the quest.

  96. Rotillion
    April 12, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Thanks for the awesome budget decks for every class! If you happen to have Leeroy, what card in the warrior deck would you replace?

    • babypuppykitty
      April 12, 2017 at 10:28 am

      i would drop a naga corsair. dont wanna jack up the curve too bad to get him in.

      • Evident
        April 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

        Naga Corsair would be one, you could also cut Acidic Swamp Ooze or Golakka Crawler.

    • Kurokiba
      April 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      For the pirate warrior deck – firefly.

  97. sefikka
    April 12, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Thank you for your nice effort to help . Great guide.

  98. Carestless
    April 12, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Great guide, thanks for the hard work of those less fortunate to not be able to use a lot of dust.
    I always make Decks for my son who loves to play Hearthstone too.
    These Budget Deck Guides are always a big help for me to make Decks for him with his current Card Collection.
    Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated.

    • Evident
      April 12, 2017 at 7:12 am

      Thanks, glad to help. I hope your son is enjoying Un’Goro!

      • Ridanculous
        April 12, 2017 at 8:12 pm

        Hi admins,
        Your site has fantastic articles delivered in a timely manner and it has become my favourite HS resource.
        I find it a shame that with such a wealth of information it is rather hard to sort through. For example if an article I saw 2 weeks ago came back to mind I’d have to rifle through the site to find it, not knowing if it will be on page 3 or 5 or whatever.
        Perhaps you can implement a “Table of Contents” of sorts, a little like the weekly roundup but just a permanent sidebar or the like where we can browse the headlines of articles for easy access?

        • Evident
          April 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

          Hey, I’m glad you like the site! I’ve been mulling over some design changes, I’ll see if I can fit something like this in.

  99. Icyice999
    April 12, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Thanks for this guide I’ll try these decks soon.