Hearthstone Meta Tier List – The Best Standard Meta Decks – Forged in the Barrens (April 2021)

Our Hearthstone meta tier list ranks the top decks for Forged in the Barrens meta. We always try to include one of the best decks lists for each archetype with a short description. However, if you’re looking for an alternative, we also link archetype pages so you can check out different versions.

Looking for the Best Wild Decks? Check out here: Hearthstone’s Best Wild Meta Decks.

If you win 5 games on the Hearthstone ladder, this is the card back you will receive this month (Season 85):

Meta 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, HSreplay, as well as our own ladder experience. The provided decks are sample lists and aren’t always the only option when building for that particular archetype (for a full list of decks, click the link below description).

Tier 1 Decks

Tier 2 Decks

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652 Comments

  1. Potato Cat
    April 24, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I love how Mankrik started off as a meme and now it has become one of if not the most played card in the current meta
    “Help me find my wife!”

  2. Junehearth
    April 20, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    I am having fun playing with five classes now after the much appreciated nerfs. I still keep losing to Paladins. So annoying. Wish there was some counter. I just do not see the point of secrets. For Example: Not knowing counterspell is not fun. Checking for all the secrets every turn is so annoying. Oh my yog, rat trap1 makes the game un fun. There is actually no strategy involved in playing secrets. Secrets are very unfun mechanic.

  3. Boot
    April 8, 2021 at 12:17 am

    I love the list but I’m surprised that midrange demon hunter doesn’t even make an appearance. DH is pretty much all that I play and midrange definitely feels very solid and that its up there with deathrattle. Did it not make the cut?

  4. Hawmoon
    April 7, 2021 at 12:34 am

    I’ve been playing the game for long, but I’ve never been and I’ll never be a Pro.
    So said, I love Mage, but I can’t even reach Gold 5 at the moment.
    Fun fact, I’ve lost most of the matches in which I got Lunacy, as I’ve been unlucky enough to get bad spells.
    I haven’t find Shaman, nor Hunter.
    Only once a Druid, and, after that,
    Warlock a lot
    Mage very close
    Demon Hunter and Paladin
    Priests a few

  5. Makuku
    April 6, 2021 at 5:21 am

    No warrior, feels sad man.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 6, 2021 at 7:26 am

      Warrior went from one of the best classes to worst class in the current meta. I’m sure that things will change, but right now the class is doing very poorly.

    • Vicking
      April 7, 2021 at 9:01 am

      I actually miss priest right now. I know people hate it but non rez priest is actually ok.

  6. FatherOfLies
    April 5, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    In the section of the Libram Paladin, it says that Taelan Fordring draws Libram of Hope, but Taelan doesn’t draw spells, does it?

    • FatherOfLies
      April 5, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      read that wrong, nevermind

      • PitLord
        April 6, 2021 at 3:56 am

        You read right, they have change and fixed very fast 😀

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        April 6, 2021 at 7:25 am

        You were right 🙂 It’s just that someone pointed it out to me on Discord and I fixed it soon after posting, but then it might take some time to update.

  7. Nerose
    April 5, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Hmmm…. I am considering crafting deck of lunacy. That sounds fun, but a weird meta…

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 6, 2021 at 7:24 am

      The deck is very, very fun to play, but I’m like 99% sure it will get nerfed and not sure if Lunacy will be the one targeted (there are other ways to nerf it – Incanter’s Flow, Refreshing Spring Water), so do it at your own risk.

      • Hawmoon
        April 7, 2021 at 7:22 am

        I’m not that expert, but a nerf should be fine because how strong is a deck, rather than how popular?

    • Hawmoon
      April 7, 2021 at 7:21 am

      It’s not that strong, and I may have been very unlucky, but it’s not the one I’ve played against the most

  8. Sconibulus
    April 5, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Standard tier list updated today. What a lucky time to check the site. 🙂

  9. Pandamonium
    February 2, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Pure paladin, no Yrel??

  10. Glubglub
    January 29, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Registered after several years to say thanks for the great articles and guides…
    And to say I installed an ad blocker because the autoplaying, screen-hogging ads on your site are intrusive on mobile.
    I’ll gladly whitelist or uninstall if you sort your ad shit out.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      January 29, 2021 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you for registering.

      And I understand, I also use adblock on many websites. The issue is that with so many people using adblock, ads needed to get more intrusive to keep the website’s revenue. I’m really sorry about that, but sadly that’s not up to me 🙁 But I’ll try to talk about it with the marketing department at the company again.

      • Tracyd
        January 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm

        Hey man, i love your site, love hearthstone as well, what is your business modell?

        • Stonekeep - Site Admin
          January 31, 2021 at 8:30 am

          Thank you. Just like most of the websites, we’re making money solely through the ads if that’s what you’re asking about.