Hearthstone Crafting and Collecting Guide

Updated 19th April 2017

Hearthstone Crafting and Collecting Guide

Discover which cards are currently popular in Hearthstone. This guide will be continuously updated to keep up with the ever changing meta and expansion releases. Cards are sorted by sets (rows), so you can plan which adventure or expansion to purchase and acquire next. For the core cards of the current Tier 1 and 2 meta decks, be sure to scroll down further!

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Important!

This crafting guide is based on the Standard format, which consist of the following expansions/adventures:

Standard Format Expansions/Adventures

  • Classic Set
  • Journey to Un'Goro Expansion (2017)
  • Meanstreets of Gadgetzan (2016)
  • One Night in Karazhan (2016)
  • Whispers of the Old Gods (2016)

Keep in mind that Gadgetzan, Karazhan and Old Gods will be rotating out in 2018. So if you are a newer player, it may be better to invest in the cards you need from the Classic Set and the Journey to Un'Goro expansion first!

Reminder

Six card (originally part of the Classic set) - Azure Drake, Sylvanas Windrunner, Ragnaros the Firelord, Power Overwhelming, Conceal and Ice Lance - are now Wild format only.

Basic Tips

Here are some pointers when deciding on what to craft:

  • if you are a newer player, prioritize cards from the Classic Set and the Journey to Un'Goro expansion first
  • decide on a deck that you would like to play (make sure that deck is Legend viable and a top tier deck - this will help you with your daily quests and monthly rewards)
  • look at your collection and see what cards you own and what you need to build it
  • you may wish to pick a deck that contain the least amount of cards that is rotating out in 2018, so your dust and money goes further

Picking a Competitive Deck

As of April 2017, there are a lot of top tier decks that are Legend viable and competitive! All the example decklists have been updated to their latest versions on the ranked ladder.

The only class that is behind all other classes is Warlock. So we suggest hold off crafting any Warlock related cards for now.

Surviving the Next Rotation

Here is a quick look at the cards used in each of decks listed above, sorted by the expansions each card comes from. We will ignore cards with the Basic and Common rarity - they're much cheaper in costs and more easily obtainable compared to the other rarities.

This will help you easily see which deck contain cards that is rotating out of Standard in 2018, so you can make a more informed decision.

Water Token Druid

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Bloodsail Corsair Murloc Warleader
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Golakka Crawler
Shellshifter
Living Mana
Gadgetzan (2016) Patches the Pirate
Finja, the Flying Star
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016)

Token Druid

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Bloodsail Corsair
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Golakka Crawler Living Mana
Bittertide Hydra
Gadgetzan (2016) Patches the Pirate
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016)

Midrange Hunter

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Eaglehorn Bow
Savannah Highmane
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Golakka Crawler
Gadgetzan (2016) Rat Pack
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016)

Classic Freeze Mage

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Blizzard Pyroblast
Ice Block
Doomsayer
Bloodmage Thalnos
Alexstrasza
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Primordial Glyph
Gadgetzan (2016)
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016)

Burn Tempo Mage

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Pyroblast
Ice Block
Bloodmage Thalnos
Alexstrasza
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Primordial Glyph
Meteor
Gadgetzan (2016)
Karazhan (2016) Babbling Book Medivh, the Guardian
Old Gods (2016)

Midrange Murloc Paladin

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Divine Favor
Murloc Tidecaller
Coldlight Seer
Stampeding Kodo
Murloc Warleader Tirion Fordring
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Spikeridged Steed Gentle Megasaur Sunkeeper Tarim
Gadgetzan (2016) Finja, the Flying Star
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016) Vilefin Inquisitor

Murloc Control Paladin

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Aldor Peacekeeper Lay on Hands
Murloc Warleader
Tirion Fordring
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Spikeridged Steed
Vinecleaver
Golakka Crawler
Stonehill Defender
Gentle Megasaur Sunkeeper Tarim
Gadgetzan (2016)
Karazhan (2016) Ivory Knight The Curator
Old Gods (2016) Vilefin Inquisitor Ragnaros, Lightlord

Dragon Priest

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Twilight Drake Cabal Shadow Priest
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Shadow Visions
Primordial Drake
Lyra the Sunshard
Gadgetzan (2016) Drakonid Operative Dragonfire Potion
Karazhan (2016) Book Wyrm
Old Gods (2016)

Midrange Priest

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Free From Amber Shadow Visions Lyra the Sunshard
Elise the Trailblazer
Gadgetzan (2016) Mana Geode
Dragonfire Potion
Karazhan (2016) Medivh, the Guardian
Old Gods (2016)

Purify Priest

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Ancient Watcher
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Humongous Razorleaf Shadow Visions
Bittertide Hydra
Gadgetzan (2016)
Karazhan (2016) Barnes
Old Gods (2016) Faceless Shambler

Quest Rogue

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Preparation
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Mimic Pod The Caverns Below
Gadgetzan (2016) Gadgetzan Ferryman Patches the Pirate
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016)

Miracle Rogue

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic SI:7 Agent
Gadgetzan Auctioneer
Preparation Edwin VanCleef
Bloodmage Thalnos
Leeroy Jenkins
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Vilespine Slayer Sherazin, Corpse Flower
Gadgetzan (2016) Counterfeit Coin Patches the Pirate
Shaku, the Collector
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016) Xaril, Poisoned Mind

Jade Shaman

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Mana Tide Totem
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Primalfin Totem
Gadgetzan (2016) Jade Claws Patches the Pirate
Aya Blackpaw
Karazhan (2016) Maelstrom Portal
Old Gods (2016) Thing from Below

Pirate Warrior

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Upgrade!
Frothing Berserker
Mortal Strike
Southsea Captain Leeroy Jenkins
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Golakka Crawler
Gadgetzan (2016) Patches the Pirate
Karazhan (2016)
Old Gods (2016) Bloodsail Cultist

Taunt Warrior

Set Rare Epic Legendary
Classic Brawl
Journey to Un'Goro (2017) Stonehill Defender
Direhorn Hatchling
Primordial Drake Fire Plume's Heart
Gadgetzan (2016) Alley Armorsmith Sleep with the Fishes
Dirty Rat
Karazhan (2016) The Curator
Old Gods (2016)

Notes

  • Freeze Mage has been around since the start of Hearthstone. Its core cards are all from the Classic set. It's the safest deck to build.
  • With some extra cards, you can transform Freeze Mage into the Burn Tempo Mage deck.
  • If you want to build Token Druid, use the classic list since it is less expensive (minus one Legendary - Finja, the Flying Star. However, Finja is used in plenty of other decks that uses the Murloc package ie: Murloc Paladin)
  • Jade Shaman is the only meta deck that uses cards from all 5 sets.
  • The cheapest deck is Midrange Hunter (1,880 dust) and the most expensive deck is Miracle Rogue (13,640 dust).

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