[Top 10] Hearthstone Best Builds for Beginners

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Hearthstone can be quite overwhelming to new players. Here are the best decks for new players.

10. Galakrond Evolve Shaman

Both Galakrond and Evolve Shaman were really strong decks in the Year of Dragon. This midrange deck is a combination of both, making use of the Galakrond package and strong evolve effects.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It can generate a lot of tempo through Desert Hare and mass evolve effects
  • You can easily invoke Galakrond by playing Corrupt Elementalist, which invokes Galakrond twice
  • It has some really strong early-game cards such as Sludge Slurper and EVIL Totem

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for EVIL Totem and Sludge Slurper
  • If you are going second and your opponent hasn’t played a minion on their first turn, you should coin out EVIL Totem, which can generate a lot of tempo and value through Lackeys
  • Try to use your evolve combos as early as possible. Playing Desert Hare on turn 3 and Boggspine Knuckles on turn 4, if you have the Coin, can win you the game on the spot
  • Dread Corsair and Mogu Fleshshaper are also great Evolve targets

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Sludge Slurper
  • # 2x (2) Novice Engineer
  • # 2x (2) Invocation of Frost
  • # 2x (2) EVIL Totem
  • # 2x (3) Serpentshrine Portal
  • # 2x (3) Far Sight
  • # 2x (3) Desert Hare
  • # 2x (3) Bogstrok Clacker
  • # 2x (4) Dread Corsair
  • # 2x (4) Devoted Maniac
  • # 2x (5) Shield of Galakrond
  • # 2x (5) Boggspine Knuckles
  • # 1x (6) Kronx Dragonhoof
  • # 2x (6) Corrupt Elementalist
  • # 1x (7) Galakrond, the Tempest
  • # 2x (9) Mogu Fleshshaper

Deck code: AAECAaoIAuO0A9PAAw6cArIG7gbGmQPUpQP5pQPYqQO5rQP+rgOqrwPQrwPbuAPduAPhuAMA

9. Pirate Warrior

Pirate Warrior is a strong aggressive deck, which relies on pirate synergies. The deck also has very good card-draw.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is easy to play
  • It has very good card draw and doesn’t run out of resources easily
  • It can close out games very fast, without giving its opponents time to do anything to stop it

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Playing on curve and using your mana efficiently is vital
  • When playing against aggressive decks, you should prioritize making good trades and controlling the board
  • When playing against slow-control decks, you should prioritize face damage, however, be careful with your opponent’s board clears and don’t overextend too much
  • Your entire deck is centered around Ancharrr! You should mulligan for it, try to upgrade it and bring it back with  Hoard Pillager

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Upgrade!
  • # 2x (1) Southsea Deckhand
  • # 2x (1) Sky Raider
  • # 2x (1) Blazing Battlemage
  • # 2x (2) Parachute Brigand
  • # 2x (2) Bloodsail Raider
  • # 2x (3) Southsea Captain
  • # 2x (3) Skybarge
  • # 2x (3) Livewire Lance
  • # 1x (3) Ancharrr!
  • # 2x (4) Mortal Strike
  • # 2x (4) Kor'kron Elite
  • # 2x (4) Hoard Pillager
  • # 2x (4) Dread Corsair
  • # 1x (5) Captain Greenskin
  • # 2x (5) Arcanite Reaper

Deck code: AAECAQcCyAPerQMOHLAC/wOoBdQFpAbuBucH9agD3K0D3a0D+a4D6LAD6bADAA==

8. Face Hunter

Face Hunter is a very fast aggressive deck, which tries to kill its opponents with strong early game minions, burn spells and Hunter’s Hero Power Steady Shot. For this deck, it is very important to utilize its damage because it can run out of resources very quickly.

What’s good about this deck:

  • Games with it are very fast and only take a few minutes
  • It is easy to play
  • It can easily crush some decks

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Try to use your early-game minions to deal face damage in the first few turns
  • Against aggressive decks, don’t use your hero power a lot. Instead, try to play minions and have some control over the board
  • Against slow-control decks, use your hero power as much as possible and use your resources efficiently
  • You should mulligan for your 1-drops and Toxic Reinforcements
  • One of the very strong combos of the deck is playing Teron Gorefiend right after completing your sidequest and this way activating Leper Gnome’s deathrattle twice

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Tracking
  • # 2x (1) Toxic Reinforcements
  • # 2x (1) Leper Gnome
  • # 2x (1) Dwarven Sharpshooter
  • # 2x (1) Arcane Shot
  • # 2x (2) Scavenger's Ingenuity
  • # 2x (2) Phase Stalker
  • # 1x (2) Pack Tactics
  • # 2x (2) Kobold Sandtrooper
  • # 2x (2) Explosive Trap
  • # 2x (3) Unleash the Hounds
  • # 1x (3) Teron Gorefiend
  • # 2x (3) Kill Command
  • # 2x (3) Eaglehorn Bow
  • # 2x (3) Augmented Porcupine
  • # 2x (4) Mok'Nathal Lion

Deck code: AAECAR8CpLkD1LoDDqgCyQSSBe0GlwjbCf4M86cD+68D/K8DhbADzrgD9roD/7oDAA==

7. Spell Mage

Spell Mage is a new mage deck, which uses no minions in the deck. It has powerful minion-generating cards, as well as spells with strong effects that activate if you have no minions in your deck.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is very fun to play
  • Every game will be different from the previous due to the randomly generated spells and minions
  • The cost of all cards in the deck can be reduced with Incanter’s Flow

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Learn Draconic, Incanter’s Flow, Ancient Mysteries and Font of Power
  • Be careful when playing against Bad Luck Albatross, as it shuffles minions in your deck
  • If you have the solo adventure Galakrond’s Awakening, you can include The Amazing Reno in the deck
  • You can also include Evocation in the deck if you have it
  • Try to control the game. This deck is supposed to use its board clears to control the game and close out the game with its randomly generated minions and burn spells

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Ray of Frost
  • # 2x (1) Magic Trick
  • # 2x (1) Learn Draconic
  • # 2x (1) Font of Power
  • # 2x (2) Incanter's Flow
  • # 2x (2) Ancient Mysteries
  • # 2x (3) Netherwind Portal
  • # 2x (3) Mirror Entity
  • # 2x (3) Flame Ward
  • # 2x (3) Arcane Intellect
  • # 2x (4) Polymorph
  • # 2x (4) Fireball
  • # 2x (5) Apexis Blast
  • # 2x (6) Blizzard
  • # 2x (8) Deep Freeze

Deck code: AAECAf0EAA9NwwG7AskDqwSfmwP/nQO/pAP0qwPxrwPBuAPCuAOMuQOBvwPexAMA

6. Murloc Paladin               

Murloc Paladin is an aggressive deck that revolves around Murloc synergies. The recent Murloc support that was released in the Ashes of Outland expansion made this deck one of the strongest.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It can close out games fast
  • It can refill the board many times, which helps against board-clears
  • It has very strong aggressive tools

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Imprisoned Sungill, Murloc Tidecaller, Murgur Murgurgle and Murmy
  • Use your resources and mana efficiently. Don’t play off-curve
  • Against aggressive decks, try to go for value trades until you are certain that you will be able to close out the game in the following turns
  • Against control decks, every damage you deal to their hero will be important
  • Try to protect your Murlocs with Scalelord if you are expecting your opponent to play a board clear
  • If you are facing a lot of aggressive decks, you can substitute Hoard Pillager for a Consecration

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Toxfin
  • # 2x (1) Murmy
  • # 2x (1) Murloc Tidecaller
  • # 2x (1) Imprisoned Sungill
  • # 2x (2) Murloc Tidehunter
  • # 1x (2) Murgur Murgurgle
  • # 2x (2) Hench-Clan Hogsteed
  • # 2x (2) Hand of A'dal
  • # 2x (2) Fishflinger
  • # 2x (3) Underlight Angling Rod
  • # 2x (3) Murloc Warleader
  • # 2x (3) Coldlight Seer
  • # 2x (4) Truesilver Champion
  • # 1x (4) Hoard Pillager
  • # 2x (4) Felfin Navigator
  • # 2x (5) Scalelord

Deck code: AAECAZ8FAuiwA/y4Aw7FA9sDzwbQB6cItZgDx50Dr6cDyqsDyLgDybgD9rgD+7gDysEDAA==

5. Stealth Rogue

Stealth Rogue is a new aggressive deck. It emerged from the Ashes of Outland expansion. The deck revolves around stealth synergies and lots of burst damage

What’s good about this deck:

  • It has very strong aggressive tools
  • It has good card draw with cards like Greyheart Sage
  • It can deal lots of burst damage and finish off its opponents, without them expecting it

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan aggressively. Try to get Backstab, EVIL Miscreant and your 1-drops
  • Use your mana efficiently. You shouldn’t play off-curve
  • In the early turns, go for value trades and try to establish a good board presence. After that, you should focus on dealing face damage
  • You can include Cold Blood if you are facing too much control decks
  • If you have Edwin VanCleef, Maiev Shadowsong or Akama, you can include them in the deck, as they are all very powerful cards

Cards used in the deck:

  • 2 x Backstab
  • 2 x Spymistress
  • 2 x Bloodsail Flybooter
  • 2 x Ashtongue Slayer
  • 2 x Dirty Tricks
  • 2 x Eviscerate
  • 2 x Sap
  • 2 x Skyvateer
  • 2 x EVIL Miscreant
  • 2 x Hooked Scimitar
  • 2 x Cursed Vagrant
  • 2 x Southsea Deckhand
  • 2 x Worgen Infiltrator
  • 2 x Dread Corsair
  • 2 x Frenzied Felwing

Deck code: AAECAaIHAA+0Ab+uA9QFubgD4ge6uAPOuQOIB80Dm7YDj5cD/6UD7ga6tgO7uAMA

4. Spell Druid

Spell Druid, also called Token Druid is a token deck, that looks to flood the board with small minions and buff all of them with cards such as Savage Roar and Power of the Wild. This deck uses only 3 minions – Kael’Thas and 2 copies of Exotic Mountseller

What’s good about this deck:

  • It can draw lots of cards
  • It can use Kael’Thas very effectively
  • It is very easy to play

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Always mulligan for Kael’thas Sunstrider, Overgrowth and Glowfly Swarm
  • Try to play expensive spells such as Gift of the Wild and Overflow for free with the effect of Kael’Thas
  • Try to flood the board with either Glowfly Swarm or Exotic Mountseller and a bunch of cheap spells
  • Play Soul of the Forest if you have a big board and are expecting your opponent to use a board clear, as most classes can’t use 2 board clears in the same turn
  • Your main way of closing out the game should be through using a mass-buff effect such as Savage Roar on your tokens. If you have a full board, Savage Roar can deal 16 damage for just 3 mana

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (0) Moonfire
  • # 2x (0) Innervate
  • # 2x (1) Crystal Power
  • # 2x (2) Wrath
  • # 2x (2) Power of the Wild
  • # 2x (2) Ironbark
  • # 2x (2) Fungal Fortunes
  • # 1x (3) Savage Roar
  • # 2x (3) Bogbeam
  • # 2x (4) Swipe
  • # 1x (4) Soul of the Forest
  • # 2x (4) Overgrowth
  • # 2x (5) Glowfly Swarm
  • # 1x (6) Kael'thas Sunstrider
  • # 2x (7) Overflow
  • # 2x (7) Exotic Mountseller
  • # 1x (8) Gift of the Wild

Deck code: AAECAZICBP0C5gWxrAOuugMNQP4B0wP3A8QGuZQD4p8D26UD5boD6LoD7LoD7roD77oDAA==

3. Zoo Warwock

Zoo Warwock always finds a way into the top spots of the meta. The Warwock’s Hero Power allows this deck to run lots of aggressive and cheap cards without running out of resources.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is very good for new players, as it teaches them some of the most important aspects of the game
  • There are many variations of the deck, which makes it very flexible in every situation
  • It isn’t hard to play and can be mastered quite easily

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for your early-game cards. Magic Carpet can also be very useful if you are facing an aggressive deck
  • Play on curve. Using your mana efficiently is very important
  • Try to establish board presence on the early turns of the game. Do that by making good minion trades
  • After turn 4 or 5, you should transition to a more face-oriented deck and deal as much damage to the enemy hero as possible
  • Be careful with overextending against control decks, as they can wipe your whole board out with a single board-clear and leave you without any resources

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (0) Sacrificial Pact
  • # 2x (1) Voidwalker
  • # 2x (1) Stonetusk Boar
  • # 2x (1) Soulfire
  • # 2x (1) Flame Imp
  • # 2x (1) Fiendish Servant
  • # 2x (1) Blazing Battlemage
  • # 2x (1) Beaming Sidekick
  • # 2x (1) Argent Squire
  • # 1x (2) Kanrethad Ebonlocke
  • # 2x (2) Imprisoned Scrap Imp
  • # 2x (2) Expired Merchant
  • # 1x (2) Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • # 2x (3) Magic Carpet
  • # 2x (4) Nightshade Matron
  • # 2x (6) Hand of Gul'dan

Deck code: AAECAf0GAooH1rkDDjCjAYgF9QXOB8IItZ8D/aQD/acD+a4DsLYDtbkDtrkDx7kDAA==

2. Resurrect Priest

Resurrect Priest is a control deck. It uses board clears to control the game and finishes its opponents off with strong resurrect effects such as Mass Resurrection.

What’s good about this deck:

  • Despite being a control deck, it isn’t hard to play, which makes it perfect for new players who want to try playing slow-control decks
  • It has many powerful board-clears
  • Resurrecting cards like Khartut Defender usually means game over for aggressive decks you are playing against
  • It can generate lots of value through Skeletal Dragon and Galakrond

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Usually, if you manage to get to the late game with a reasonable amount of HP, you will win the game. Therefore you should try to control the board with your board-clears during the early stages on the game
  • Playing a few good taunt minions in the mid-game can help you further stabilize the game against aggressive decks, while also giving you good resurrect targets
  • Including Archmage Vargoth in your resurrection pool means that if you manage to resurrect him with Mass Resurrection, he will cast a second copy of it and revive 3 more minions
  • Use your board-clears effectively. Although you have a lot of them, they aren’t infinite
  • Be careful with the minions you play. Cards like Hex, Polymorph and Bad Luck Albatross can mess up your resurrection effects

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Renew
  • # 2x (2) Shadow Word: Death
  • # 2x (2) Penance
  • # 2x (3) Breath of the Infinite
  • # 2x (3) Bad Luck Albatross
  • # 1x (4) Shadow Word: Ruin
  • # 2x (4) Psychopomp
  • # 2x (4) Holy Nova
  • # 2x (4) Grave Rune
  • # 2x (4) Bone Wraith
  • # 1x (4) Archmage Vargoth
  • # 1x (5) Sandhoof Waterbearer
  • # 2x (5) Convincing Infiltrator
  • # 2x (6) Khartut Defender
  • # 1x (7) Skeletal Dragon
  • # 1x (7) Galakrond, the Unspeakable
  • # 1x (8) Catrina Muerte
  • # 2x (9) Mass Resurrection

Deck code: AAECAa0GBtaZA5ObA9GlA8jAA9jCA6bVAwzJBtMKgpQDmZsDoaEDr6UD8qUDmakD2awD8qwD/bADk7oDAA==

1. Tempo Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter was recently introduced to Hearthstone as the 10th class of the game. The power-level of its cards shook the meta completely. 4 of its cards have already been nerfed, however, this deck still remains on top and continues to terrorize the other 9 classes in the game.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It has very good card draw
  • It has only 1 bad match-up among the top meta decks
  • It requires no cards from previous sets, which makes it perfect for new and returning players

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for your early-game minions. Try to start the game with Battlefiend, Sightless Watcher and Umberwing
  • Be careful when playing big demons against Warwock, because they can destroy it for 0 mana and heal 5 HP as well
  • Try to build a strong board in the early turns by making good value trades, using cheap removal like Eye Beam and your weapons. This will allow you to deal lots of face damage with your minions in the mid-game
  • You can include Kayn Sunfury in the deck if you have him, as he can help you find lethal by ignoring taunt minions
  • Use your Outcast cards effectively. Their Outcast effects can be very strong

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (0) Twin Slice
  • # 2x (1) Crimson Sigil Runner
  • # 2x (1) Battlefiend
  • # 2x (2) Umberwing
  • # 2x (2) Furious Felfin
  • # 2x (2) Chaos Strike
  • # 2x (2) Blade Dance
  • # 2x (3) Eye Beam
  • # 1x (3) Altruis the Outcast
  • # 2x (3) Aldrachi Warblades
  • # 2x (4) Raging Felscreamer
  • # 1x (5) Metamorphosis
  • # 2x (5) Glaivebound Adept
  • # 2x (6) Skull of Gul'dan
  • # 2x (6) Imprisoned Antaen
  • # 2x (7) Priestess of Fury

Deck code: AAECAea5AwLMugPDvAMOh7oDi7oDyboDvbsD17sD4LwDusYDx8YD2cYD18gD98gD/MgD/sgD/8gDAA==

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