Basic / Budget Hearthstone Deck Guides
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Greetings, I’m Sheng, a Legend rank constructed and 7.5 win-average arena player. I run HearthstoneCoaching.com where our coaches have helped many students achieve the same.
If you are new to Hearthstone or just started your Hearthstone cards collection, this section is the perfect place for you to get started!
Note: Don't forget to check out our New Player section - featuring Crafting/Disenchanting and Free to Play guides!
Technically these decks are all 0 dust to build, though you'll need to purchase Naxxramas and Blackrock Mountain if you don't have both already. In my opinion, it's the best $50 a new player can put towards the game to start a collection.
While it's unlikely that you'll get much further than Rank 10 on the ladder with these upgraded decks, the goal of this series is to provide for newer players a way to kickstart their Hearthstone journey. You'll find at the end of each guide that there's a short section on how to upgrade your deck. You can make card substitutions to each of these decks as you open more Expert packs to make them stronger.
Note: Once you have a good amount of cards in your collection and ready to try more competitive decks, head on over to the Meta Deck Rankings on Disguised Toast and take a look!
Starter Basic Decks
New to the game? On a budget? Don't have a big collection yet? View the starter deck guides here. They all cost 0 dust to make and does not include cards from Adventures!
View Starter Basic Decks for 9 Classes (0 dust required)
Basic + One Night in Karazhan Budget Deck Guides
Basic + Whispers of the Old Gods Budget Deck Guides
View the budget decks built to include cards from the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion (All Standard Format)
- Budget C'Thun Druid
- Budget Midrange Hunter
- Budget C'Thun Mage
- Budget Aggro Paladin
- Budget C'Thun Priest
- Budget C'Thun Rogue
- Budget Midrange Shaman
- Budget Zoo Warlock
- Budget Combo Warrior
If you are looking for deck guides and lists built with zero dust - check out Sheng's Basic Deck Guides!
Basic + Naxxramas Adventure
View the decks built to include cards from the Naxxramas Adventure (0 dust required)
Basic + Naxxramas + Blackrock Mountain
Basic + Naxxramas + Blackrock Mountain + League of Explorers
Budget GvG Decks with 1000 Dust!
Looking to upgrade your decks for GvG? Here are budget decks that cost no more than 1000 arcane dust for all 9 classes.
Budget TGT Decks with 1300 Dust!
Looking to upgrade your decks for TGT? Here are budget decks that cost no more than 1300 arcane dust for all 9 classes.
Budget LoE Decks
Looking to upgrade your decks for LoE? Here are budget decks with only Commons and Rares for all 9 classes.
Narrowing That Gap
Deck construction was one of the hardest things for me to learn when I first picked up this game, so I hope this will help you newer players bridge that gap faster than I did. As always, I'd love to answer your questions on this thread or on the guides themselves. Enjoy!
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