Best Hearthstone decks to play right now

Here are the decks crushing the ladder.

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The Hearthstone meta is constantly changing. But no matter what the meta looks like, there will always be some decks that are simply better than others.

Hearthstone‘s Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion introduced a variety of new archetypes to the game, many of which take advantage of the new Corrupt keyword. If you enjoy fresh decks and mechanics, right now is a great time to play Hearthstone.

Here are our recommendations for the best decks in Hearthstone at this time. The tiers are based on win rate data gathered through the Hearthstone deck tracker offered by HSReplay, as well as additional information provided by sources like Vicious Syndicate and the competitive Hearthstone subreddit. The lower the tier number, the better the deck. That means tier one features the best decks.

Below each deck, you’ll find a code that you can copy to paste the list directly into your Hearthstone collection.

This tier list has been updated to reflect the most recent balance changes. Evolve Shaman is no longer on the list despite being one of the best decks for most of this expansion. Evolve Shaman may still be viable post-nerf, but that’s unclear at this time.

Here are the best Hearthstone decks to play right now.

Tier one

Pure Paladin

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAZ8FBJuuA4TBA8PRA+DRAw3cA5yuA422A8q4A/24A+q5A+u5A+y5A8rBA57NA7/RA8DRA8rRAwA=

Highlander Hunter

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAR8eqAK1A4cEyQTbCf4M/KMDpqUD+a4D+68D/K8Dh7ADorkDpLkD/7oD174D3r4D3MwDm80Dos4DgtADxtEDudID9tYD6OED8uED8+EDhOIDj+MDyuMDAAA=

Face Hunter

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAR8GhwTJBJ+lA4WwA4ewA/bWAwyoAv4M+68D/K8DorkD/7oD3MwDm80Dos4DgtADxtEDudIDAA==

Tier two

Zoo Warlock

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAf0GAv2kA9a5Aw4wzgfCCLW5A7a5A8u5A5XNA5vNA9fOA8HRA8zSA5feA9DhA8rjAwA=

Bomb Warrior

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAQcI/ASblAPfrQPosAPjtAPFwAOT0AOq0gMLS/8DogT/B5qUA9mtA7i5A8C5A/bCA4rQA/fUAwA=

Broom Paladin

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAZ8FBvsBhMEDn80Dk9ADm9gDjeEDDJWmA4iuA8q4A/24A+q5A+u5A+y5A8rBA5XNA57NA4XeA/neAwA=

Stealth Rogue

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAaIHBLICzQPZ0QOr0gMNtAHtAogH4gePlwP/pQO5uAPPuQOqywOk0QOK1APf3QPn3QMA

Aggro Demon Hunter

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAea5AwLMugP21gMO/acD+a4D4LwD174D3r4D2cYD98gD3MwDgtADxtEDi9UDzd0Dz90DyuMDAA==

Totem Shaman

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAaoIApMJ3+EDDoEEvgadowPapQP5pQO1rQO2rQPbuAOWuQObzQOm0QPw1AOo3gOq3gMA

Tier three

Secret Mage

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAf0EBMMBv6QD2dEDleEDDXGeAbsC7AW+pAPdqQP0qwPCuAP63QPx3gOQ4QOR4QPo4QMA

Clown Druid

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAZICAp3YA/zeAw5f/gHkCO+iA9ulA+i6A5vOA7rQA/DUA/7bA4ngA5XgA9HhA+bhAwA=

Control Warlock

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAf0GBtqWA8S5A87SA8/SA/zeA87hAwzbBuusA/S7A6zLA7jOA+zRA8zSA83SA5LeA5PeA5XeA8beAwA=

Big Priest

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAa0GCNMKgpQD1pkDk5sDn6kDyL4DyMAD/d8DC8kGmZsDoaEDmakD8qwDk7oDy80D4t4D+t8D+98D/N8DAA==

Highlander Mage

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Copy this code to use this deck in Hearthstone: AAECAf0EHnHJA6sE7QSWBbwIn5sDip4DoaED/KMDkqQDv6QD9KsD+qwDiLEDkbEDjLYDw7gDjbsD4MwD+MwDlNEDpNED2dEDndgD694Dv+ADkeEDleED6OEDAAA=


Regardless of which deck you choose, try to pick one that fits your playstyle. If you want something fresh, we recommend Zoo Warlock or Aggro Demon Hunter. You’ll notice a lack of Control decks on this tier list, which is strange when you consider how the new Old Gods seem to lend themselves to a Control playstyle.

But Aggro is just too good right now. For Control fans, decks that use the new Old Gods could become more refined as the meta develops. As always, anytime a new expansion launches, the meta is bound to fluctuate. Craft with caution and be patient.