The Wild format provides a unique environment where all cards are playable and numerous decks are viable, so there will always be a few lists and variations that may be missed. We have the Wild Meta Deck Tier List below with the best decks in the format, but also provide a class-based version that includes many other decks that can be played if you enjoy a specific hero!
Looking for the Best Standard Decks? Check out this list: Hearthstone’s Best Standard Meta Decks
- 6/6/18: Updated for the post-nerf The Witchwood meta.
- 3/12/18: Stonekeep updated the post-10.2 nerf patch Kobolds and Catacombs meta.
- 1/23/18: Updated for the Kobolds and Catacombs meta.
- 9/12/17: Updated for the Knights of the Frozen Throne meta. Added Tier List.
- 7/13/17: Updated and included several decks Roffle added deck descriptions.
Wild Meta Deck Tier List Rankings – The Best Wild Decks
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, Metastats, and HSreplay. If you want to see the best decks per class, keep scrolling down the page!
These are the absolute best decks to take to the Wild ladder right now.
These are very good decks but, usually, have some poor matchups against the best decks in Tier 1.
These decks can fluctuate up and down depending on the meta they are facing.
These decks can find some wins but are heavily dependent on the matchup and potentially unreliable.
The remaining decks may not be well-positioned at the moment, but small shifts in the meta could result in improvements to their position.
Best Wild Decks by Class
Best Wild Druid Decks
Jade Druid is a deck that is now completely exclusive to Wild. The deck runs the typical Druid defensive tools, which can stall out fast decks thanks to multiple Taunts and Armor generation mechanics, such as Spreading Plague
, Oaken Summons
, and Malfurion the Pestilent
. Still, the deck is capable of out-valuing slow matchups thanks to the infinite Jade Golem ramp – Jade Idol
allows the deck to never hit fatigue or run out threats.
Aggro Token Druid has fallen out of favor recently. In large part, this is due to the prevalence of powerful control decks with numerous Taunt minions. Additionally, the deck has gained next to nothing in recent expansions, leaving it a bit over-matched across the field. Still, with access to Mark of the Lotus
in Wild, Aggro Token Druid has some incredible blowout potential. Aggro Druid is still a solid deck in the format, assuming it hits the right matchups.
and Kun the Forgotten King
have very powerful synergy together. When you play Aviana and then refill mana with Kun, you now have 10 mana to use, but, with Aviana on the board, every minion now costs 1 mana. This allows you multiple copies of Malygos
(with Ixlid, Fungal Lord
or Faceless Manipulator
, depending on the version you run) while preserving plenty of mana to cast damage spells and burn down opponents in a single turn.
Togwaggle Druid is very similar to Malygos Druid. It’s chock-full of removal and defensive tools with plenty of card draw to hit the combo. The main difference, however, is the win condition. Rather than bursting down opponents with insane amount of Spell Damage, Togwaggle Druid digs hard for Aviana
+ Kun the Forgotten King
into King Togwaggle
and Azalina Soulthief
to swap decks (permanently), leaving the opponent with no win condition and/or taking fatigue damage.
Best Wild Hunter Decks
Aggressive Hunter decks (dubbed “Face Hunter”) are nearly as old as Hearthstone. Thanks to Hunter’s Hero Power, it’s one of the most effective ways to build Hunter decks. Wild Face Hunter is a fast deck with a low minion curve and quite a lot of burn and weapon damage to finish games. It runs a few Secrets to take advantage of Mad Scientist
which can pull them out for free, resulting in a nice tempo swing. On top of that, they give extra charges to Eaglehorn Bow
bringing the deck closer to victory. Two more powerful, Wild-exclusive cards, Glaivezooka
and Quick Shot
, both help Hunter control the board in the early turns or close out the game with extra face damage.
If Big Beasts are more your style, Recruit Hunter has some massive Charge minions that can crash into the opponent’s face for large damage spikes. The deck takes advantage of the more reliable Secret Package available in Wild (including Cat Trick
and Mad Scientist
) to shore up early turns. Kathrena Winterwisp
, on the other hand, provides some late-game power spikes that can easily overwhelm opponents.
A common sight on the Standard ladder, Spell Hunter is a not as prevalent in the Wild format despite being able to steal games with Barnes
into Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
. Still, the deck is a solid choice for the climbing. The availability of Cat Trick
and Quick Shot
gives the deck a little extra burst.
Best Wild Mage Decks
Tempo Mage is one of those Hearthstone decks that always seems to be relevant. There’s no denying the power of the Legendary weapon Aluneth
when coupled with Mage’s efficient burn spells. In Wild, Secret synergies are far more potent than in Standard, making it the most consistent build of Tempo Mage. Cards like Mad Scientist
, Medivh's Valet
, and Kabal Crystal Runner
make it easier to get on board and apply minion pressure.
Prior to the Naga Sea Witch
nerf, Giants decks managed to push Reno Mage out of the metagame. Now, no longer running the risk of getting blown out on turn five, Reno Mage appears to be back. Numerous AoE spells and the possibility of multiple Reno Jackson
s allow the deck to grind out aggro matchups. Even with so many anti-aggro tools, the deck can rely on Frost Lich Jaina
and Ice Block
to outlast nearly any other deck in the format.
As exciting as it is to hurl infinite Fireball
s at an opponent, Exodia Mage suffers from polarizing matchups and the inherent risk of bad draw order. Still, against certain opponents, Exodia Mage is more than capable of accumulating wins on the Wild ladder. In the Wild format, Exodia Mage relies on Emperor Thaurissan
reducing the cost of at least four out of five combo pieces before going in on the combo.
Best Wild Paladin Decks
Long before gaining popularity in Standard, Dude Paladin was a mainstay in the Wild format. Several now format-exclusive synergy cards make it possible to relentlessly refill and buff a board full of Silver Hand Recruits. In Wild, Quartermaster
provides a similar stat increase to Level Up!
, but adds a reliable body on board. Similarly, Muster for Battle
and Stand Against Darkness
give Wild Dude Paladin extra recovery tools.
Like Dude Paladin, Odd Paladin takes advantage of the numerous Silver Hand Recruit synergies available in the Wild format. Specifically, Warhorse Trainer
, and Level Up!
all complement the upgraded Hero Power quite well. With so much Dude generation, it’s rare that Odd Paladin is lacking Recruits to buff. This deck is capable of overwhelming opponents with fast starts, but with so many board refills, it has enough sustain to apply pressure over the course of longer games as well.
Secret Paladin is a familiar archetype for long-time Hearthstone players. The deck was once a dominant force in the metagame with powerful minions coming out turn after turn. More recent iterations of the deck rely on an earlier curve and faster game plan, but the deck is still capable of power plays each turn, topping out at Sunkeeper Tarim
and Mysterious Challenger
Aggro Paladin took a bit hit with the nerf to Call to Arms
, but the deck is still a strong option for the Wild ladder. With a slew of sticky minions, including Nerubian Egg
and Haunted Creeper
, Aggro Paladin remains resilient to board clears allowing it to continue mounting pressure over the course of a game. The full assortment of buff minions and spells ensure that any minion that remains on the board is capable of becoming a legitimate threat.
Yet another aggressive Paladin archetype, Murloc Paladin relies on tribal synergies of Murloc minions. An on-curve Rockpool Hunter
can lock down the board as early as turn 2. Likewise, Murloc Warleader
and Gentle Megasaur
can generate massive burst damage while Coldlight Seer
can help ensure a Murlocs remain on board long enough to get damage rolling.
Best Wild Priest Decks
Capable of stealing games on turn four with Barnes
, this controversial deck remains a top option in the Wild format. With additional Resurrect
effects in Wild, the deck is capable of layering threats far more efficiently than Standard variants were able to. At the top end, Ragnaros the Firelord
can burn down opponents quickly, even in unfavorable matchups.
Inner Fire Combo Priest is an old archetype in the Wild format. The deck is centered around high-health minions that can be leveraged for the Divine Spirit
+ Inner Fire
combo for insane amounts of damage. Like many combo decks, the deck is susceptible to aggressive, board-centric strategies and poor draws. Still, with the right pilot, Inner Fire Combo Priest is a force to be reckoned with in Wild.
While not the oppressive archetype it once was, Reno Priest still has the tools to keep aggressive decks in check long enough to burst down opponents. Granted, this takes a bit longer now that Raza the Chained
no longer reduces Hero Powers to zero, but the potential for surprise kills is still there for Combo Reno Priests.
Best Wild Rogue Decks
Few decks can punish slow, control archetypes like Kingsbane Mill Rogue. This list punishes opponents for holding too many cards in hand with Coldlight Oracle
s, but can sustain a great deal of pressure with Leeching Poison
on a thoroughly buffed Kingsbane
. Finally, cards like Cavern Shinyfinder
help ensure plenty of massive weapon attacks are available.
Rogue’s Hero Power is capable of generating great Tempo. An upgraded Hero Power (thanks to Baku the Mooneater
) can swing even more Tempo for the Rogue. In Wild, the Pirate Package returns to its former glory in this aggressive Odd Rogue list capable of taking full advantage of a turn two Hero Power.
Best Wild Shaman Decks
Even Shaman is a new archetype that popped up soon after The Witchwood expansion when multiple players reach high Legend ranks with various builds. By many accounts, it’s overtaken the metagame as the top archetype in the Wild format. The deck uses Genn Greymane
to reduce the cost of Totem generation and relentlessly develop onto the board. Cards like [card_name=”Thing From Below”] and Sea Giant
have their costs reduced quickly, easily cheating the mana curve and continuing the board pressure.
Shamans curving Tunnel Trogg
into Totem Golem
gave Hearthstone players nightmares during the One Night in Karazhan metagame. In Wild, this opener is still possible, but less dominant. Still, few decks have as much early-turn burst potential as Aggro Shaman. The deck doesn’t have as many favorable matchups as it once did, but is still more than capable of blowing out opponents by turn five.
Best Wild Warlock Decks
Renolock is another once-popular deck that was bullied by Giants decks. Now, Renolock is one of the premier Warlock archetypes in the format. The deck seems capable of turning on a dime–shifting from a removal-based strategy to heavy aggression from one turn to the next. Better still, the highlander nature of the deck allows it to be teched and refined for the shifting metagame. This flexibility makes Renolock feel as though it has a chance against nearly any deck in the format.
Even after the nerf to Kabal Lackey
, Cubelock is a strong option in the Wild format. More and more, however, players are leaning towards packages including Sense Demons
, and Skull of the Man'ari
instead of the now six-cost gnome. Still, just like in Standard, lists unchanged after the nerfs are more than capable of making their way up the Wild ladder.
Zoo Warlock remains a lower tier option for Warlock due to the prevalence of slow decks with large Taunt minions in the format. Still, Zoo Warlock is another archetype that always seems to be relevant to some degree. While not the force it once was, it’s still a reasonable choice of deck for the Wild ladder.
Best Wild Warrior Decks
Pirate Warrior has long been the favorite archetype for Wild Warriors. Despite not gaining new cards in recent sets, the deck is still one of the most formidable aggro decks in the Wild format. Ship's Cannon
dramatically increases the deck’s burst potential, pushing it way beyond what was possible when it was a Standard mainstay. This card, coupled with high-value Warrior Weapons such as Death's Bite
and Cursed Blade
(yes, really) give the deck enough power to get explosive starts and maintain pressure until the opponent’s portrait explodes.
Control Warrior, however, tends to be the polar opposite of Pirate Warrior–both in terms of game speed and win rate. The deck is capable of scoring easy wins against certain matchups (notably Jade Druid and board-centric decks with limited card draw), but the polarizing matchups work to the archetype’s disadvantage as well. Too many common Wild decks can simply roll over Control Warrior, layering threats more efficiently than the Warrior can remove them. Still, Control Warrior devotees seem capable of taking the deck to high ranks when the meta cooperates.
Patron Warrior is a shell of its former self. Several rounds of nerfs to Warsong Commander
have significantly reduced the power level of the deck. Likewise, numerous decks are more than capable of managing a board full of Grim Patron
. Still, nostalgic players stubbornly queue up this deck. The Rush package allows the deck to get a footing on board before Patron turns, critical to setting up an oppressive board state. Against token-based decks, Patron Warrior can function as a pseudo-Control deck with some potent burst.