If you're a new or new-ish Hearthstone player, here are some guides and links for you to check out.
Learning the Game
Blizzard (creators of Hearthstone) has an excellent game guide on their website.
Once you have the basics down, you can visit these guide categories to learn more:
Basic (0 Dust Cost) Decks
Note: If you are looking for Basic Deck Guides (where we use cards just from the basic set), check it here here - hosted on Disguised Toast. Disguised Toast website also has a Meta Deck Ranking, Latest Decklists from Top Pros and Players and a Crafting Guide, all updated on a weekly basis!
Sheng, popular deck guide writer, has written a series of deck guides for each class that cost 0 dust! These starter basic decks can be built by anyone without having to spend a single dollar on the game. It's the perfect way for new and starting players to kickstart their Hearthstone journey.
Ramp Druid is a deck that utilizes the mana acceleration from Wild Growth and Innervate to bring out late game minions early in the game.
A deck whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Beasts Hunter relies on the synergy bonuses between Beast minions and spells to mow down opponents (by Spark)
The prototypical 12 win Mage arena deck. Utilizes extremely efficient minions and class spell cards to burn opponents down to 0 health.
Token Paladin attempts to maximize the value out of Paladin’s ability to generate cheap 1/1 tokens to swarm opponents. Stormwind Champion is a key card used in this deck to buff small 1/1s into more intimidating 2/2s.
A time-tested Basic Priest deck that utilizes Northshire Clerics, Darkscale Healers, and Holy Novas to run an extremely efficient draw engine.
An extremely fun to play deck that focuses on Rogue’s cheap spells to generate tempo over our opponents.
Like Token Paladin, this deck tries to take advantage of Shaman’s ability to generate Totems with his hero power. Bloodlust is the key card in this deck, which can be used in conjunction with our seemingly “useless” totems to burst an opponent down from ~15 health.
Basic Warlock is built around four primary removal spells available in Warlock’s Basic card set. These are Soulfire, Mortal Coil, Shadow Bolt, and Hellfire. Because Hellfire and Life Tap both deal damage to you, it’s very easy to push yourself carelessly into lethal range for your opponent. However, when these removal spells are used efficiently in conjunction with the spell power bonus from Ogre Magi, they can be amazing.
Weapons Warrior takes advantage of Warrior’s cheap and effective weapons to control the board, while chargers like Kor’kron Elite help whittle our opponents down.
When you have accumulated some arcane dust or want to move on to the next level, check out the following budget decks:
- These decks are constructed with only Basic cards gained from reaching Level 10 with each class and cards from the One Night in Karazhan adventure set.
- These decks consist of cards from the following sets - Basic, Classic and Whispers of the Old Gods, making them eligible for Standard Format.
The Next Level
When you're ready to make your first competitive deck, check out:
- Visit the Meta Deck Rankings to see all the deck types in Hearthstone!
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