[Top 5] Hearthstone Best Beginner Decks For The Current Meta

These humble decks definitely pack a punch

Who says that beginner decks can’t contend with the top-tier meta decks?

Starter deck lists often have a bad reputation for containing weak cards since the most impactful cards are usually the legendary cards.

However, this trend has not been the case for a while now, with a lot of common and rare cards seeing more play thanks to their stronger effects versus their epic or legendary counterparts.

With the benefit of being easier to learn and having less complicated setups, many of the so-called starter decks are now utilized even in high legend. Without further ado, here are the top 5 best beginner decks for Hearthstone’s mini set: Maw and Disorder.


5. Secret Mage

"Sire, this is a Sindy's."

Just when everyone thought that Mage’s bag of tricks is finally empty, the Maw and Disorder miniset introduces one of the best disruption cards ever: Objection. Combine this with an extreme AOE damage card in the name of Chatty Bartender and you’ve got the recipe for a top-tier Secret Mage deck.

Discount generators such as Shivering Sorceress help cheat out spells early on to keep the tempo decks at bay. Fireball and Frozen touch are also there to grant much-needed firepower when you need just that little extra push to close out the game.

Finally, Orion, Mansion Manager provides you with almost infinite value and infinite scaling to wreck those enemies that want to compete for a value war.

What is great about this deck:

  • Consistent damage: A lot of spells that ignore Taunt to deal direct face damage are included in the deck so you can chip at the enemy HP slowly
  • Mana cheat: Secret Mage has always been at the forefront for bypassing mana costs through card draw effects or card discounts, always able to play multiple cards per turn to overwhelm the opponent
  • Secret engine: Orion, Mansion Manager has insane value generation since many of the Mage secrets are top tier for this meta


  • 2x First Flame (1)
  • 2x Shivering Sorceress (1)
  • 2x Vicious Slitherspear (1)
  • 2x Anonymous Informant (2)
  • 2x Arconologist (2)
  • 2x Frozen Touch (2)
  • 2x Sketchy Stranger (2)
  • 2x Counterspell (3)
  • 1x Explosive Runes (3)
  • 2x Oasis Ally (3)
  • 2x Objection (3)
  • 2x Chatty Bartender (4)
  • 2x Fireball (4)
  • 2x Multicaster (4)
  • 1x Orion, Mansion Manager (4)
  • 2x Contract Conjurer (6)

Here is the deck code:



4. Enrage Warrior


Turn your unending anger against all the netdeckers into endless power with this Enrage Olgra deck. Easy to use yet difficult to master, the strategy for this deck seems simple at a glance but goes deeper than you might think.

Some advanced applications of the Enrage package would even allow you to burst your enemy by cleverly utilizing Whirling Combatant and Anima Extractor to buff your Olgra on hand. This 10-mana combo ends with the hyper-buffed Olgra dealing an incredible amount of face damage to destroy an unsuspecting enemy.

What is great about this deck:

  • Quick Handbufff: Anima Extractor is one of the best handbuff cards right now and can close games through sheer stat generation alone
  • Board buff: This deck list has multiple ways to increase your minions’ HP that are already on the board which allows them to stick for longer and deal more damage
  • Card draw: Crooked Cook and Acolyte of Pain alleviates one of the weaknesses of tempo decks, their general lack of card draw effects


  • 2x Warsong Envoy (1)
  • 2x Sanguine Depths (1)
  • 2x Irondeep Trogg (1)
  • 2x Dredger Staff (1)
  • 2x Beaming Sidekick (1)
  • 2x Injured Tol'vir (2)
  • 2x Cruel Taskmaster (2)
  • 2x Crooked Cook (2)
  • 2x Crazed Wretch (2)
  • 2x Anima Extractor (2)
  • 2x Weapons Expert (3)
  • 1x Rokara (3)
  • 2x Imbued Axe (3)
  • 2x Acolyte of Pain (3)
  • 2x Whirling Combatant (4)
  • 1x Decimator Olgra (6)

Here is the deck code:



3. Aggro Demon Hunter

Only a S'theno deals in absolutes.

Another aggro deck from a rage-filled hero, why are there so many heroes with anger management issues nowadays?

Imprisonment for ten thousand years aside, Demon Hunter has always been a class that took aggressiveness and dialed it up to an 11. Lady S’theno gives this deck uncontested board control against similar token decks as she can consistently attack due to your low-cost spells.

Finally, Kurtrus, Demon Render is a potential 6 damage burst upon play and can cut away at your opponent’s remaining health fairly quickly when paired with Battleworn Vanguard.

What is great about this deck:

  • Cheap spells: Fury and Dispose of Evidence not only refresh Lady S’theno but are also tools to deal face damage
  • Beneficial card draw: The symmetric effect of Sightless Magistrate is often beneficial for you since this deck plays a lot of cards per turn
  • Minions with efficient stats: Metamorfin and Bibliomite both have overwhelming stats compared to their mana costs so you can clear away any early threats


  • 2x Dispose of Evidence (0)
  • 2x Vicious Slitherspear (1)
  • 2x Peasant (1)
  • 2x Metamorfin (1)
  • 2x Irondeep Trogg (1)
  • 2x Fury (Rank 1) (1)
  • 2x Multi-Strike (2)
  • 2x Fel Barrage (2)
  • 2x Chaos Strike (2)
  • 2x Bibliomite (2)
  • 2x Battleworn Vanguard (2)
  • 2x Predation (3)
  • 2x Magnifying Glaive (3)
  • 1x Lady S'theno (3)
  • 2x Sightless Magistrate (4)
  • 1x Kurtrus, Demon-Render (6)

Here is the deck code:



2. Imp Warlock

Go Imps! Do my bidding! …and they’re throwing books

Warlock is definitely the flavor of the month class right now, and it looks like it’s not changing anytime soon. However, the Curse package that’s all the rage nowadays takes a lot of dust to craft and is virtually unobtainable for beginners. Fortunately for us, the Imp package which is the other half for the Curse Imp Warlock takes a lot less dust and effort to pull off.

Trading curse generators for even more imps seem to be not that big of a deal for this class. If you somehow manage to run out of tokens, Imp King Rafaam is ready to bring them back and make those imps do his bidding.

What’s great about this deck:

  • Fast token generation: Mischievous Imp quickly charges Infuse stacks from previous token generators such as Imp Swarm
  • Hand refill: Impending Catastrophe easily draws up to 7 cards even when cast early on so you can keep up the overwhelming pressure
  • Big threats: Vile Library creates a massive imp on the board which can be unkillable for decks that focus on low-damage AOE clears


  • 2x Wicked Shipment (1)
  • 2x Voidwalker (1)
  • 2x Grimoire of Sacrifice (1)
  • 2x Flustered Librarian (1)
  • 2x Flame Imp (1)
  • 2x Vile Library (2)
  • 2x Impending Catastrophe (2)
  • 2x Imp Swarm (Rank 1) (2)
  • 2x Imp Gang Boss (3)
  • 2x Fiendish Circle (3)
  • 1x Smothering Starfish (4)
  • 2x Murlocula (4)
  • 2x Mischievous Imp (4)
  • 2x Shady Bartender (5)
  • 1x Imp King Rafaam (6)
  • 2x Sea Giant (10)

Here is the deck code:



1. Token Druid

A mother of plants in mother of pearl.

The best deck on this beginner list is also the exact same card list that high-rank players use, making this by far the most newbie-friendly deck in terms of overall strength. The low mana curve means that there are almost no catch-up mechanics for you to rely on. Either you go all-in and win early or lose just as quickly.

The tradeoff for this weakness is that this deck has one of the most consistent and overwhelming starts ever. What seems like a modest turn 1 can quickly get out of hand for your enemy by turn 3 if you can summon a few minions and play Herald of Nature or Pride’s Fury.

Even those Renathal decks with their 40 health pool have no choice but to cower when faced with the full might of nature.

What’s great about this deck:

  • Early game: This Token Druid deck has the best and most consistent turn 1 to turn 4 starts across all current decks
  • Removal counters: Beaming Sidekick and Irondeep Trogg prevents your enemy from efficiently clearing your early board
  • Card cycling: Aquatic Form and Planted Evidence can fetch you more cards to refuel your offensive a bit more


  • 2x Aquatic Form (0)
  • 1x Vicious Slitherspear (1)
  • 1x Sow the Soil (1)
  • 2x Planted Evidence (1)
  • 1x Peasant (1)
  • 2x Living Roots (1)
  • 2x Irondeep Trogg (1)
  • 2x Druid of the Reef (1)
  • 2x Beaming Sidekick (1)
  • 2x Thorngrowth Sentries (2)
  • 2x Power of the Wild (2)
  • 2x Natural Causes (2)
  • 2x Mark of the Wild (2)
  • 2x Crooked Cook (2)
  • 1x Clawfury Adept (2)
  • 2x Herald of Nature (3)
  • 2x Pride's Fury (4)

Here is the deck code:



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