The new Witchwood expansion is here and we’re featuring the best decks for the Witchwood meta! We are covering decks for every class: Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock and Warrior!
While we’ve gained 135 cards from the new expansion, we lost three sets of cards which brings the largest change to the meta you will experience all year. The sets we’ve lost are some of the most iconic: Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karzhan, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. We’ve lost many signature cards, such as N’Zoth the Corruptor, Jade Idol, and Kazakus! Full archetypes have been wiped out, and with that comes the entry of even and odd decks and the new keywords: echo and rush. If you have gotten tired of the same ol’ thing in Hearthstone, then this is the time to start playing again as this is as fresh of a meta as you are going to get!
- 4/21/2018: Major update, removed some lists, added a couple more!
The Best Witchwood Deck Lists
Here’s where we are listing all of the best performing deck lists in the early meta. Keep in mind that just because a deck is doing well early on does not mean it will continue to do so. There’s always at least one deck that over-performs early on and immediately falls to the back of the pack as decks become more refined. This just means you need to be careful when crafting if you are on a limited budget, and keep an eye on this page as we will be rotating decks in-and-out as we figure out what works the best!
Best Witchwood Druid Decks
Druid has an interesting hill to climb now that they’ve lost their ability to produce unlimited Jades in standard. Blizzard is pushing them towards a large hand variety which could be an interesting direction for the class, but it remains to be seen if this ends up being another forced archetype.
Best Witchwood Hunter Decks
The loss of Barnes & Y’Shaarj, Rage Unbound to the rotation might mean the end for Spell Hunter. However, versions of that deck existed without the two powerful minions so we’ll see how it does. Baku the Mooneater could be a way for Hunter to go back to heavy aggression, being able to do 3 damage with your hero power just brings your opponent closer to defeat much earlier.
Best Witchwood Mage Decks
Secret Mage lost a lot of cards to the rotation and was Mage’s most successful deck. The class will have to find new ways to survive with the loss of Ice Block. The Witchwood brings along potential of minion heavy cards with the addition of Archmage Arugal and Book of Specters.
Best Witchwood Paladin Decks
Paladin has been one of the strongest classes around for a while now with multiple decks available to it. The class loses some strong cards in the coming rotation, cards like Vilefin Inquisitor and Rallying Blade were pretty important to the class. However, it still has Call to Arms which was likely the best card to come out of Kobolds and Catacombs.
Best Witchwood Priest Decks
Priest was on top of the heap with its powerful lists like Highlander, Dragon, and Big Priest. But due to nerfs and now the rotation, these decks are either obsolete or have taken a big hit. The class does seem to get some help with the new legendaries Chameleos and Lady in White, but we’ll see how the class does without some powerful cards.
Best Witchwood Rogue Decks
Rogue got hit really hard with the nerfs and lost the once powerful Tempo Rogue. It fell back on Miracle, as it usually does, but also has a semi-fringe option with Kingsbane Rogue. The Witchwood is bringing a lot of Burgle styled cards to the class again, but with the rotation removing some of the key cards of that potential deck, we remain skeptical on its chances.
Best Witchwood Shaman Decks
The Shaman class has been on the bottom of the heap with Warrior in the Kobolds meta. The class appears to have gotten some strong Legendaries coming to it in The Witchwood: Hagatha the Witch & Shudderwock. Will these be enough to resurrect the class? Hard to tell, but Old Guardian looked at the possibilities in this post.
Best Witchwood Warlock Decks
Warlock has the best current deck list rolling into The Witchwood meta, and it doesn’t lose a whole lot of cards. In fact, it might have even gained a quality addition in Lord Godfrey for some heavy late game AOE. Zoo will likely find a way to exist, but Blizzard also seems to be pushing a self-infliction style of deck that could use the new Blood Witch and Deathweb Spider.
Best Witchwood Warrior Decks
Warrior has been a struggling class since the nerf to Fiery War Axe, but it was further knocked down by the big nerfs after Kobolds and Catacombs. The Witchwood brings a heavy focus on the new Rush keyword, and if that ends up being strong it could be a good sign for Warrior.