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
- May, 12, 2020: Updated for the post 2nd nerf Ashes of Outland
- January 20, 2020: Updated for the post 2nd nerf Descent of Dragons meta.
- September 5, 2019: Updated for the post-nerf Saviors of Uldum meta.
- May 3, 2019: Updated for the Rise of Shadows 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, HSReplay and personal experience. If you want to see the best decks per class, with short descriptions, keep scrolling down the page!
- Odd Paladin
- Pirate Warrior
- Cube Warlock
- Odd Demon Hunter
- Quest Mage
- Murloc Paladin
- Odd Rogue
- Reno Priest
- Reno Quest Mage
- Reno Galaxy Mage
- Mech Paladin
- Mecha’Thun Warlock
- Malygos Druid
- Jade Druid
- Reno Hunter
- Reno Warlock
- Linecracker Druid
- Togwaggle Druid
The remaining decks may not be well-positioned at the moment or are simply lacking popularity. Check out these and other lists below!
Best Wild Decks by Class
Best Wild Demon Hunter Decks
Much like the rest of the game, Wild has been rocked by the introduction of Hearthstone’s tenth class. Odd Demon Hunter is a powerhouse and seems to only be growing in popularity. The 1-mana gain +2 attack hero power from Baku the Mooneater gives Odd Demon Hunter the ability to dominate early board control and push face damage easily. Powerful early game minions, burst damage, and Consume Magic even make the deck quite difficult to contain from various control decks. The archetype does have some weaknesses though, facing difficulties against many of the other Baku decks in the format.
Best Wild Druid Decks
There are plenty of combo decks built around the Aviana and Kun the Forgotten King combo. No matter the flavour the decks tend to play out very similarly until the finisher. And while these lists aren’t all that consistent, they’re often a favourite for many players. The featured list comes from Dane using Malygos and Ysiel Windsinger to cheat out huge Ultimate Infestations, drawing throught the deck and burning out the opponent.
Jade Druid is a staple of the Wild format, packaging efficient armor, removal, and card draw alongside the fatigue-immune Jade Idol. However, Jade Druid isn’t in the strongest position right now despite making some meaningful updates. Kael'thas Sunstrider can create incredibly powerful swing turns, cheating out huge amounts of mana and drawing through the deck using Ultimate Infestation and Overflow. Although Jade Druid was one of the top performers in the early days of Ashes of Outland, recent trends haven’t been so kind to the deck.
Linecracker Druid is a combo deck bauilt around gaining 2500 (!) armour. BEEEES!!! is able to activate the Overkill mechanic of Linecracker, which results in a 1,280 attack Linecracker, which is then targetted by a pair of Earthen Scales. The deck was rising in recent times, however the nerf to Fungal Fortunes has resulted in it falling back down the tier list.
Best Wild Hunter Decks
A long-time favorite for many players, Reno Hunter has continued to make small upgrades since the transofmrative release of Dinotamer Brann and Zephrys the Great. The archetype performs best when it stays true to its aggressive roots, rather than moving towards a control approach. Dragons to enable Stormhammer and Rotnest Drake are an ideal approach.
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- 2Cat Trick1
- 2Corrosive Breath1
- 2Phase Stalker1
- 2Scavenger’s Ingenuity1
- 2Venomstrike Trap1
- 2Wandering Monster1
- 3Desert Spear1
- 3Diving Gryphon1
- 3Primordial Explorer1
- 3Stitched Tracker1
- 3Zixor, Apex Predator1
- 5Rotnest Drake1
- 7Dinotamer Brann1
Best Wild Mage Decks
Secret Mage has numerous high-value and high-tempo early game minions that allow it to efficiently seize control of the board. The secrets themselves are highly disruptive and allow the Mage to snowball quickly, before transitioning to burning the opponent out. The additions of Flame Ward and Arcane Flakmage in Saviors of Uldum shored up a previous weakness Secret Mage had to wide-boards. Although the only new addition for some time has been Netherwind Portal the deck continues to perform well and has all the tools to be a dominant deck for a long time.
Quest Mage is an incredibly fast combo deck that uses Mana Cyclone and Sorcerer's Apprentice for quick completion of Open the Waygate. The deck faced a recent nerf, in which the requirement for its quest completion was moved from 6 random spells to 8. While many players seem to feel the nerf wasn’t enough, the impact hasn’t been non-consequential. Quest Mage has the ability to do incredibly powerful things and can steal wins at any time, but it’s now more fragile than ever against aggressive decks. The deck is highly polarised and is facing down a hostile meta, while still being quite strong and rewarding to learn.
Reno Quest Mage is a flexible deck that has a solid shot against almost everything, being quite difficult to counter directly. Although it is typically unfavoured against the fastest deck in the meta, the highlander cards Reno Jackson, Zephrys the Great, and Reno the Relicologist give the deck a decent chance into these matchups. Additionally, the OTK win condition of Open the Waygate and Archmage Vargoth are a nightmare for opposing control or combo lists. The nerf to the quest has certainly slowed it down a step, but it remains a solid choice for ladder.
Reno… Galaxy Mage? Yes, it isn’t the list that may immediately jump to mind when players read ‘Reno Mage’, but Reno Galaxy Mage is another highly underplayed deck that can perform very well on ladder. The deck has a clear weakness to Quest Mage. However, it has a fairly balanced matchup spread overall, able to handle both aggressive and slower lists. The deck is built around Luna's Pocket Galaxy, cheated out from hand using Dragoncaster or from deck with Tortollan Pilgrim.
Best Wild Paladin Decks
Odd Paladin uses its upgraded Hero Power to take advantage of numerous Silver Hand Recruit synergies. Quartermaster and Warhorse Trainer act as powerful buffs for the Recruits, and allow each token to act as a threat. Muster for Battle and Lost in the Jungle are powerful standalone cards that also offer even more Recruit synergy. Odd Paladin is able to apply lots of pressure without running out of resources, and has been one of the stronger decks in the format for a very long time.
Murloc Paladin is one of the new kids on the block. The recent expansion has breathed some new life into an archetype that went away for a long time. There are two possible approaches. The first is to use Prismatic Lens and Tip the Scales as your only spells, letting you potentially cheat out a full board. The other is to keep the gameplan more curve-based, which is the type of list featured. Hand of A'dal is one of the spells you get access to, a new early-game buff that is perfect for a deck lacking two-drops and looking to snowball the board. Underlight Angling Rod is another excellent pick-up. Murloc decks typically lack the ability to recover board if they lose it for even a moment, and a weapon really gives you the chance to swing things back in your favour across a couple turns.
Using the buffed Crystology, Mech Paladin aims to follow up with Grimestreet Outfitter and Smuggler's Run to buff a hand full of Mechs. It then cheats these out with Mechwarper and Galvanizer to create huge tempo swings. Mech Paladin has insane refill with Divine Favor, and its not an uncommon sight to see the Paladin reach fatigue while never slowing down at all. “What’s the flight plan?” might be the scariest question in Wild Hearthstone if you don’t have an easy answer.
Best Wild Priest Decks
Reno Priest looked like a deck that had a chance to make a comeback at some point, with a few good matchups… and then Raza was unnerfed. The deck is now a monster, only held back by the fastest of combo decks, such as Quest Mage and Mecha’Thun Warlock. Outside this specific type of deck, Reno Priest dominates. It has exceptional matchups into most aggressive decks, and is roughly even into the absolute fastest decks such as Pirate Warrior. Reno Priest has some of the best removal tools in the format, and the end-game win-con of Raza the Chained and Shadowreaper Anduin combined with Spawn of Shadows are deadly. Players have generally gravitated towards a dragon-based, although non-dragon decks have still shown success.
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- 1Holy Smite1
- 1Northshire Cleric1
- 1Potion of Madness1
- 1Twilight Whelp1
- 2Shadow Visions1
- 2Shadow Word: Death1
- 2Shadow Word: Pain1
- 2Spirit Lash1
- 3Breath of the Infinite1
- 4Spawn of Shadows1
- 5Drakonid Operative1
- 5Mass Hysteria1
- 5Raza the Chained1
- 6Dragonfire Potion1
- 7Psychic Scream1
- 8Shadowreaper Anduin1
Best Wild Rogue Decks
Odd Rogue is a total rarity on ladder right now, although it might not stay that way for long. Because even if it might not be the sexiest option on ladder for many, Odd Rogue is still a really solid deck. It has the same strengths it’s always had – incredible consistency, good early game minions, solid removal, and value-generation.
Best Wild Shaman Decks
Players are have completely foregone the Thunderhead-led overload packages in favor of the highly synergistic totem lists, built around Splitting Axe. This approach has been a vast improvement, and Even Shaman has been a strong perfomer since the transformation earlier this year. Even Shaman has always been highly consistent and is a natural predator of of many aggressive decks. The rise of Reno Priest is a very unwelcome sight for Shaman, as is the unleashing for Odd Demon Hunter.
Remove minions. Heal up. Summon big minions. Big Shaman is able to do this with solid early game spells and a variety of ways to cheat out huge minions in the early-mid-game. Big Shaman is a deck that got a huge boost in Ashes of Outland with the release of Scrapyard Colossus and has cemented its position as one of the best decks in the format.
Best Wild Warlock Decks
It only took what felt like decades but Blizzard has finally done it! Discard Warlock is good! Discard Warlock is one of the most aggressive decks in the meta… and one with the most highroll. The deck has the potential to completely blow-out opponents in the early turns, cheating out Silverware Golem or an army of demons with Kanrethad Ebonlocke. The addition of Hand of Gul'dan and Nightshade Matron make for a consistent outpouring of resources. The deck is excellent against passive decks that allow it to snowball, but can struggle against fellow aggro decks that are better suited for board control, such as Secret Mage and Odd Demon Hunter.
Cubelock has gone back-and-forth in build over the past few expansions. Players have now moved away from the egg-lists and back to a more control-oriented approach. Enhanced Dreadlord is a huge pickup for the deck, working very well with N'Zoth, The Corruptor. Expired Merchant, NZoth, and Dreadlord allow Cubelock to outvalue just about every other deck in the format, with wave-after-wave of threatening, sticky boards. Reno Priest is now an unfavourable but manageable matchup, as is Mecha’Thun Warlock (which can be pressured from an early Skull of the Man'ari). For Cubelock, Odd Demon Hunter is the true enemy.
Modern problems require modern solutions. The nerf to Bloodbloom to 4 mana had many players wondering whether Mecha’Thun Warlock would ever be playable again. Instead the deck… got faster? Mech’Thun Warlock now executes its combo by playing Dollmaster Dorian, playing any cheap spell, and then casting Plot Twist. Kael'thas Sunstrider is then summoned alongside Mecha'thun, which allows you to cast a 0 mana Cataclysm. This may sound convulated when written out, but it’s actually really simple once you’ve given it a shot yourself. The result is a deck that aims to combo off on about turn 8, and is fairly consistent at doing so. The cost is the deck is highly reliant on Hemet, Jungle Hunter and is weaker to aggro than it has been in the past.
Reno Warlock continues to tread water. It got a huge boost, as did all highlander decks, in Saviors of Uldum with the release of Zephrys the Great. However, the traditional, control-oriented Reno Warlock list continue to have the game move past it, as the meta surrounding the archetype only continues to speed up over time. The deck is still decent. It still has the ability to beat out plenty of aggressive lists when it hits its key cards. However, until it possesses some real lethality of its own it’s difficult to see it regaining its once-held position atop the Wild format. Many players have explored using Malygos as a finisher, while others have opted to take the deck in a Cubelock-esque direction.
Best Wild Warrior Decks
Pirate Warrior has undergone a small but significant change in recent times. Players have been experimenting with running the newly released Corsair Cache and cutting everyone weapon except one – Ancharrr. Obviously the purpose of this change is make sure you always tutor out a buffed up Anchaar, which can lead to a seemingly-endless supply of Pirates throughout the game. Early results seem to be incredibly positive, with plenty of success stories using the new list.
Odd Warrior’s ridiculous armor, paired with relentless removal, makes it an aggro player’s nightmare matchup. But… Odd Warrior is incredibly weak to infinite damage combos or heavy amounts of greed, both not uncommon in Wild. Still, with a fortunate string of matchups, Odd Warrior can take you far on the Wild ladder. Maybe someday Odd Warrior will have access to a reliable end-game win condition itself, rather than purely relying on removal and armor. Until then, it’s difficult to see the deck moving higher than its current position.
This Warrio deck aims to exhaust the opponent of resources while constantly replenishing its own deck using Dead Man's Hand. The most common cards that you’ll be aiming to shuffle in over and over are Coldlight Oracle and . These cards are able to allow you to keep cycling your combo while milling your opponent, and have answers to your opponents board time and time again.