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 Meta Tier List
- 9/14/18: Updated for The Boomsday Project meta.
- 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.
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
Togwaggle Druid is very similar to other Combo Druid decks in the format. 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 amounts damage for an OTK, Togwaggle Druid digs hard for Aviana
and 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. The deck received a huge boost from Boomsday with Juicy Psychmelon which draws the entirety of the combo for four mana.
Druid is yet another Druid deck that combines the potent defensive tools with the Aviana
and Kun the Forgotten King
dynamic duo. By inserting a single 8-mana minion with seven health, the full combo can be drawn with Juicy Psychmelon
and, when paired with Brann Bronzebeard
or bounce effects, the top end of the deck’s damage potential is well beyond 30.
The Jade mechanic is is now completely exclusive to Wild. As one might expect, Druid makes the best use of the Jade gameplan. Jade Druid runs the typical assortment of Druid defensive tools, which can stall against fast decks thanks to a slew of Taunts and Armor generation mechanics, such as Spreading Plague
, Branching Paths
, and Malfurion the Pestilent
. Still, the deck is capable of out-valuing slow decks with the potential to go infinite with Jade Goles – Jade Idol
allows Jade Druid to completely avoid fatigue without ever running out of threats.
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
, Gloop Sprayer
and/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.
Best Wild Hunter Decks
Initially, many Wild players feared the combination of new Mechs from Boomsday and those released in Goblins vs. Gnomes would make the tribe oppressive in the format. In the end, this didn’t quite pan out, but a new form of aggressive Hunter did assert itself in the Wild meta. Combining Mechwarper
helps cheat the mana curve into powerful burst turns with Metaltooth Leaper
. Similarly, sticky Mechs make it likely to land a Magnetic minion on board, essentially giving it Charge.
As in Standard, Secret Hunter became far more common after the release of Subject 9
. Unlike Standard, however, Wild players still have access to Cloaked Huntress
to dump these Secrets into play for an extremely powerful swing resembling Mysterious Challenger
. Likewise, Mad Scientist
, quietly one of the strongest cards in Hearthstone history, is again playable in Hearthstone’s eternal format.
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 climbing. The availability of Cat Trick
and Quick Shot
gives the deck a little extra burst, while Deathstalker Rexxar
can still carry in some matchups.
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.
Of the three Kabal classes, Mage may be clinging to the bottom rung of Reno decks. Still, 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
It’s like the Dude Paladin predecessor, 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.
With the addition of Glow-Tron
(and others) in The Boomsday Project, Paladin gained access to another powerful Tribal deck in the Wild format. These newcomers complement the Mechs that have been around Goblins vs. Gnomes, such as Shielded Minibot
, for explosive openers in what has become a fairly typical Aggro Paladin shell.
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.
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. More recently, however, Reno Priest pilots are choosing to simply grind away at the opponent’s resources, featuring either Dragon or Deathrattle minions in slower builds of the deck.
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. The Dragon package can help alleviate some of this pain, but the deck is struggling to find a footing in the current meta. Still, with the right pilot, Inner Fire Combo Priest is a force to be reckoned with in Wild.
Best Wild Rogue Decks
Rogue’s natural 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. Additionally, Wild-exclusive Dark Iron Skulker
helps shore up Odd Rogue’s susceptibility to wide board states.
Few decks can punish slow-developing, controlling archetypes quite 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.
The trademark deck of popular Wild content creator Dane, Big Rogue frequently pops up as one of the most-played decks in Wild, despite not being highly competitive. The deck is, however, capable of massive swing turns and can churn out threats like few other decks. Big Rogue relies heavily on early Kobold Illusionist
s and Deathrattle synergies to pull 1/1 copies of minions from your hand into play.
Best Wild Shaman Decks
Even Shaman is a new archetype that popped up soon after The Witchwood expansion when multiple players reached 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 Thing from Below
and Sea Giant
have their costs reduced quickly, easily cheating the mana curve and continuing the board pressure.
The prevalence of counterplay in Wild, most notably Dirty Rat
, dramatically reduce the power of Shudderwock Shaman in Wild. Still, if able to play out Shudderwock
, the deck is capable of locking opponents out of many answers with Loatheb
in the Battlecry pool. The redundancy available with a deeper card pool in Wild also opens up the viability of a highlander version of the deck featuring Reno Jackson
to heal to full.
Best Wild Warlock Decks
Renolock is the premier Warlock archetype in the Wild 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, so long as it is built accordingly.
Even after the nerf to Kabal Lackey
, Cubelock is a strong option in the Wild format. More and more players, however, are leaning on Voidcaller
and Skull of the Man'ari
to cheat Demons into play rather than 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.
Even Warlock, while not as popular as in Standard, still has a place in the Wild format. In Wild, on top of the usual assortment of threats, Gul’dan regains access to Molten Giant
which further incentivizes reducing your life total. Likewise, Faceless Shambler
gives the deck a chance to duplicate beefy minions on board. These additional Giants give Wild Even Warlock relentless threat generation that can blow out unsuspecting opponents.
Zoo Warlock remains a lower tier option for Warlock due to the prevalence of slow, controlling 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 any 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 off to explosive starts and maintain pressure until the opponent’s hero portrait explodes.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Control Warrior looks to grind away at opponents before winning the game in Fatigue. The deck is capable of scoring easy wins against certain matchups (notably 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.