Best Hearthstone Decks – Standard Meta Tier List – Whizbang’s Workshop (May 2024)

Our Hearthstone meta tier list ranks the top decks for the Whizbang’s Workshop expansion. We always try to include one of the best deck lists for each archetype. However, if you’re looking for an alternative, we also link archetype pages so you can check out different versions.

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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

Tier 3 Decks


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  1. DarkFloof
    March 3, 2024 at 4:54 pm

    (March 3rd, 2024)
    You need to put bounce azerite scorpion on here. It’s broken.

  2. Kellyor
    October 5, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Ok I understand that this is supposed to represent the win rate of these decks and not their actual power level… But honestly this one is criminally misleading. No matter its win rate in bronze to gold, you can’t put an arguably tier 0 deck in tier 2. Druid ramp is the most dominant deck we’ve seen in… almost 2 years? Even without Tony.

    • Kellyor
      October 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm

      Or at least add some explanations in that type of scenarios.

  3. Fitzcairn
    August 12, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks for the decklist. I’m playing actually the Demo control Thaddius and i got a lot of fun and a 7-1 run winrate with it 🙂

  4. Josser
    August 10, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve got brilliant 1previous season on pure paladin. Just didn’t have enough persistence to beat last 2 wins.

    And now I’m trying to play same pure paladin, same archetype but a bit different cards, however I can’t get out of gold, continue loosing in strike like 10 times, w/o any chances to various very different very fun decks

    I mean: how this rating is related to reality?

    • Raphapd
      August 11, 2023 at 3:51 am

      Yeah It looks very inconsistent for me. Perhaps these numbers are more true in high Legend. I see myself losing over and over to Warlock Control no matter how I play, even considering auto-loss most of the times…

  5. 1Half
    June 9, 2023 at 10:56 am

    I’m glad Spell DH is still playable (:

  6. Hawmoon
    June 8, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    No Mage nor Warlock in T1 nor T2? ????

  7. Narananas
    December 26, 2022 at 7:47 am

    And by cheaper decks, I mean just a few, depending on which random legendaries you’ve been fortunate enough to receive/open.

  8. Narananas
    December 24, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Some of these meta decks are so expensive to make. I’m glad there’s plenty of cheaper ones to balance it out.

  9. WhipWhap
    October 7, 2022 at 10:55 am

    why is the miracle rogue decklist a naga priest decklist

  10. Chattman69
    August 11, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Anybody else playing against friends and they say they can see your cards you have in your deck??

  11. DarkFloof
    May 6, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Imo, Mech Mage should be a tier 1 deck. It’s absolutely ridiculous when you have 2 Mecha Sharks and you bust out a Gaia. OTK Potential.

  12. WingedCastaway
    January 10, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    The questline decks have barely changed at all…

  13. Mrpadlio
    November 22, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Is it only me or hasn’t there been any comment on standard’s top decks for the last 6 months!?

  14. SLima
    August 9, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Why are you only posting the lists? There were descriptions and small analysis or thoughts on the decks before. It was interesting to read.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      August 9, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      I’ll post descriptions when the meta stabilizes a bit. It takes quite a while to do a write-up about every single deck and it’s kind of a wasted effort if they e.g. announce a balance update tomorrow and whole meta changes.

      I’m focusing on more important stuff like budget decks for now and then I’ll look into deck descriptions when I update it in 1-2 weeks 🙂

      • Apolloboy
        August 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm

        You did great job!)
        This site isn’t top site about hearthstone BUT I like fresh clean look and always check decks here)

  15. Chattman69
    May 29, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    To many advertisement that the copy deck code don’t work

  16. Electronick
    May 22, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    This has to be the most miserable meta in sometime. So many decks that feel horrible to play against. Bring on the mini-set.

  17. Deepfearr
    May 22, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Deck of lunacy still one of the deck card in spell mage and easy to play.. ppl just bored seeing maybe not include but i disagree

  18. 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!”

  19. 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.

    • Yeetmiester
      October 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

      U what m8/grl? Secrets are one of the more fun mechanics in the game (IMAO at least). This is because it introduces a higher level of thinking to the game, punishing the other side for sticking to a default (and often brainless) strategy. However, if the opposing player can adapt and play around the secrets, it becomes an advantage, because the mana spent could have mainly gone into higher board pre-scene.
      Also, if your having trouble against secret paladin, the answer on how to beat them is simple… play around the secrets and most importantly, git gud.

  20. 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?

  21. 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

    • Advocaat
      May 23, 2021 at 1:04 am

      At gold 5 it doesn’t really matter which deck you play, trust me. It’s all about your gameplay.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

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

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

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

    Pure paladin, no Yrel??

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