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
- 2/19/19: Updated after the 2nd Rastakhan’s Rumble nerf patch.
- 1/17/19: Updated for the post-nerf Rastakhan’s Rumble meta.
- 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
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. The recent nerf to Wild Growth and Nourish has certainly slowed the deck’s early turn ramp, but the deck is not yet dead.
Once a dominant force in the Wild metagame, Aggro Druid is now a shell of its former self. The deck has gained very little of late and, since the introduction of the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion, has struggled to get past large Taunts. Worse yet, the rise of Even and Odd decks have pushed Aggro Druid off the board and out of the meta. Still, the deck is capable of explosive openers (featuring old favorites like Living Roots
and Mark of the Lotus
that can punish unsuspecting, slow-developing decks.
It’s no secret that several rounds of nerfs to the Druid class, first Aviana
and then Wild Growth
, have left Malfurion struggling in Wild. Fortunately, this new build of Mill Druid requires none of these cards to pull off an effective combo. With the help of Gadgetzan Auctioneer
and a slew of low-cost spells, this deck can churn through the deck quickly before landing a well-timed King Togwaggle
s and Coldlight Oracle
s for massive bursts of Fatigue damage.
Best Wild Hunter Decks
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. Most importantly, the Hunter Secret package creates massive headaches for board-centric decks common in the format putting this deck in a good spot in the current meta.
Once a common sight on the Standard ladder, Spell Hunter is a not quite as prevalent in the Wild format despite being able to steal games with Barnes
into Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
. The new addition of Master’s Call makes this strategy even more reliable, presenting a difficult board state on turn four. Even without this early high roll, 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 hard carry in some matchups. Like Secret Hunter, Spell Hunter can put an immediate halt to early board aggression giving the deck an opening for its powerful midgame.
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. For budget-minded players especially, Mech Hunter is a solid option for the Wild ladder.
Another deck ported over from the Standard format, Midrange Beast Hunter does gain some powerful tools in Wild. The deck relies heavily on strong early turns, bolstered by Alleycat and Kindly Grandmother. Should the deck run out of stream Master's Call, Deathstalker Rexxar, and Dire Frenzy provide the deck with plenty of late-game value. The recent wave of nerfs seems to have left an opening for Midrange Beast Hunter in Wild, making it the strongest option for the class at the moment.
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. Losing Mana Wyrm
hurts the deck’s openers, but it still has even burn to finish games.
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 leans on Emperor Thaurissan
(rather than the Quest) to reduce the cost of at least four out of five combo pieces before going in on the combo.
Best Wild Paladin Decks
Like its Dude Paladin predecessor, Odd Paladin takes advantage of the numerous Silver Hand Recruit synergies available in the Wild format. While the Level Up!
nerf hit hard, the deck still has plenty of powerful tools to make it viable in the current meta. Specifically, Warhorse Trainer
, and Fungalmancer
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.
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. In particular, the deck benefits from a potent Pirate package featuring Ship’s Cannon to blast opponents for extra damage, especially when pulled from Call to Arms. With the inclusion of Prince Thekal and Molten Giants, the deck comes complete with some massive high roll potential. Even without the explosive turn three, Aggro Paladin is well-positioned in the current meta.
An old favorite archetype, Anyfin Paladin has seen a resurgence lately. Anyfin Paladin relies on killing off five critical Murlocs to burst opponents for huge amounts of damage. The deck benefits from the deck-thinning that Call to Arms offers on top of incredible card cycle from Divine Favor
. Most current build are leaning towards a more aggressive early game featuring numerous Divine Shield minions and Rallying Blade
along with the Molten Giant
In Wild, Exodia Paladin returns to its roots with Auctionmaster Beardo to assemble the four horsemen on a single turn. In Rastakhan’s Rumble, the deck gained two powerful new tools in Banana Buffon and Time Out! The former gives the deck low-cost spells to use in the combo while Time Out! stalls for turns to set up a crucial Emperor Thaurissan.
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. Despite nearly universal disdain among the community, Big Priest is a formidable option for the Wild ladder.
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. In fact, the featured build of Reno Priest can score an OTK without either Raza or Anduin.
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 continues to struggle in finding a footing in the current meta. With the right pilot, however, Inner Fire Combo Priest is a force to be reckoned with in Wild.
After making waves in Standard, APM Priest quietly became a niche deck in the Wild format, utilizing a different combination of cards to amass infinite damage (should your mouse-hand be quick enough). In Wild, the deck revolves around generating massive amounts of Spell Damage through Velen’s Chosen to strike the opponent for huge Holy Smites. This use of burn instead of Stonetusk Boar makes the deck a bit easier to pilot thanks to its ability to bypass Taunt minions completely. Still, the deck offers a uniquely rewarding challenge and can punish many slow-developing decks.
Best Wild Rogue Decks
Many feared the nerf to Leeching Poison would be the death of Kingsbane Rogue. The archetype, however, refused to go completely Vanish and instead takes a new, more aggressive shape with the addition of Raiding Party and a slew of weapon-buffing Pirates. While the deck loses its longevity without access to healing, it’s more capable of building a massive weapon to chew through an opponent’s life total. If the deck finds itself in a tough spot, Myra’s Unstable Element can fish for cards to close the game.
Rogue’s natural Hero Power is capable of generating great Tempo for Valeera. An upgraded Hero Power (thanks to Baku the Mooneater
) can swing even more Tempo for the Rogue. In Wild, the Pirate Package, fully-equipped with Patches the Pirate
, 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 while Vilespine Slayer
can easily handle the largest of threats. Even after the nerf to Cold Blood
, the deck can form a potent board and overrun opponents.
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 an 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. Even Shaman utilizes 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 Flametongue Totem
nerf helps slow down the deck’s gameplan, but it remains Shaman’s strongest archetype in Wild.
Once a dominant force in the Wild metagame, Aggro Shaman has seen a resurgence of late thanks to Spirit of the Frog
. This 3-mana draw engine allows the archetype to shift towards a heavy emphasis on burn spells giving it the ability to burst opponents for huge spikes of damage over two turns. While some of the cards may be unfamiliar, the dreaded Tunnel Trogg
into Totem Golem
opener capable of stealing games quickly remains intact.
While, thanks to the availability of Doppelgangster
for infinite combos, the change to Saronite Chain Gang
hit Standard harder than Wild, the most effective Shudderwock
build since the nerf has been centered around the Jade mechanic. With enough Jade generators and Loatheb
in the Battlecry pool, Shamans can build a massive board and lock opponents out of casting mass removal spells.
Best Wild Warlock Decks
Renolock is one of the more nostalgic Warlock archetypes 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 instead 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. The deck’s explosive potential is amplified in Wild by the presence of Mal'Ganis
, who offers huge buffs to Demon boards in addition to the hero immunity.
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. In Wild, new Discard synergies from Rastakhan’s Rumble have once again refocused the deck around the mechanic. As a result, Zoo Warlock has some explosive Tempo plays and a more cohesive strategy than its had in pas Wild iteration. While not the force it once was, it’s still a reasonable choice of deck for the Wild ladder.
Few decks can cycle through their cards quite as fast as Mecha’thun Warlock. Even with this incredible draw capacity, the deck maintains consistent defense that frustrate aggressive opponents. Sense Demons
can make for a quick Taunt wall, only to be brought back in the late game by Bloodreaver Gul'dan
. Not only that, the combination of Bloodbloom
can clear the board while drawing deeper into your deck. This new combo Warlock deck is one of the most powerful options for the class right now.
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.
Similar to the Standard format, Odd Warrior has become a dominant force in the Wild meta. The deck’s ridiculous armor gain paired with relentless removal make it an aggro player’s nightmare matchup. Odd Warrior is susceptible to infinite damage combos not uncommon in the format, as well as decks that can prevent fatigue damage but with the right string of matchups, Odd Warrior can take you far on the Wild ladder
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dead Man’s Hand Warrior looks to grind away at opponents before winning the game in Fatigue with burst from Brann Bronzebeard
and Coldlight Oracle
s. 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 Dead Man’s Hand Warrior, layering threats more efficiently than the Warrior can remove them. Still, Dead Man’s Hand Warrior devotees seem capable of taking the deck to high ranks when the meta cooperates.