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10. Highlander Mage

Highlander mage first emerged from the Saviours of Uldum expansion. This deck has no duplicate cards, which allows it to activate the effects of powerful cards such as Zephrys the Great, and Reno the Relicologist

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is one of the most interesting decks in the meta, because of the fact that it has a high learning curve
  • It has many strong legendary cards with very unique effects
  • It has lots of tech options to help it adapt to the current meta

How to play this deck effectively:

  • When playing against aggressive decks, mulligan for your early-game removal and cheap taunts. In these match-ups, Doomsayer, Overconfident Orc and Zephrys the Great can help you survive the early game, which is what you struggle the most with
  • Try to stabilize the board in the mid-game using your board clears and Reno the Relicologist
  • Be careful when deciding whether to play Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron. Although it can be incredibly fun to watch and generate you a lot of value, if you are unlucky you might lose the game because of it. I suggest you only use it when you have no other option
  • When playing against control decks, mulligan for Escaped Manasaber, Twilight Drake and your highlander cards. Value is very important in those match-ups, so use your cards efficiently
  • Beware of effects that can shuffle cards in your deck, such as Bad Luck Albatross. It will disrupt your highlander effects and you won’t be able to use them until you draw the duplicate cards from your deck

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 1x (1) Arcane Breath
  • # 1x (1) Ray of Frost
  • # 1x (2) Astromancer Solarian
  • # 1x (2) Doomsayer
  • # 1x (2) Khadgar
  • # 1x (2) Zephrys the Great
  • # 1x (3) Arcane Intellect
  • # 1x (3) Frost Nova
  • # 1x (3) Ice Barrier
  • # 1x (3) Overconfident Orc
  • # 1x (4) Bone Wraith
  • # 1x (4) Conjurer's Calling
  • # 1x (4) Escaped Manasaber
  • # 1x (4) Twilight Drake
  • # 1x (4) Water Elemental
  • # 1x (5) Malygos, Aspect of Magic
  • # 1x (5) Naga Sand Witch
  • # 1x (5) Rolling Fireball
  • # 1x (5) Ruststeed Raider
  • # 1x (6) Blizzard
  • # 1x (6) Dragoncaster
  • # 1x (6) Reno the Relicologist
  • # 1x (8) Deep Freeze
  • # 1x (8) Power of Creation
  • # 1x (8) Tortollan Pilgrim
  • # 1x (9) Alexstrasza
  • # 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
  • # 1x (10) Kalecgos
  • # 1x (10) Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron
  • # 1x (10) The Amazing Reno

Here is the deck code:

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9. Highlander Rogue

Highlander Rogue is another singleton deck that uses no duplicate cards. Along with the highlander cards, it runs a Galakrond Package with 4 invoke cards in total.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It can be played both offensively and defensively depending on its opponent
  • It can generate a lot of value through Shadowjeweler Hanar and Galakrond, the Nightmare
  • Because of the fact that it uses 30 different cards, games can be very diverse and you won’t get tired of playing this deck

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Aggro Demon Hunter is your worst match-up. When playing against it, mulligan for Backstab, Edwin VanCleef, EVIL Miscreant and be careful with how much damage you take when attacking with your hero
  • Just like any other highlander deck, cards like Bad Luck Albatross can screw you over. Be careful when using your highlander cards and you have cards shuffled in your deck
  • A big Edwin VanCleef can be very hard to remove for some decks such as Token Druid and Aggro Demon Hunter. Try to use this to your advantage
  • Playing Heistbaron Togwaggle as early as possible can be very rewarding. If you can play him on turn 6, try to stick a Lackey on the board on turn 5
  • Blackjack Stunner and Flik Skyshiv can help you deal with untargetable minions such as Winged Guardian

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 1x (0) Backstab
  • # 1x (0) Shadowstep
  • # 1x (1) Blackjack Stunner
  • # 1x (1) Dragon's Hoard
  • # 1x (1) Pharaoh Cat
  • # 1x (1) Praise Galakrond!
  • # 1x (1) Spymistress
  • # 1x (2) Ambush
  • # 1x (2) Bamboozle
  • # 1x (2) Dirty Tricks
  • # 1x (2) Eviscerate
  • # 1x (2) Shadowjeweler Hanar
  • # 1x (2) Skyvateer
  • # 1x (2) Zephrys the Great
  • # 1x (3) Akama
  • # 1x (3) EVIL Miscreant
  • # 1x (3) Edwin VanCleef
  • # 1x (3) Overconfident Orc
  • # 1x (3) SI:7 Agent
  • # 1x (3) Seal Fate
  • # 1x (4) Devoted Maniac
  • # 1x (4) Escaped Manasaber
  • # 1x (5) Faceless Corruptor
  • # 1x (5) Shield of Galakrond
  • # 1x (6) Flik Skyshiv
  • # 1x (6) Heistbaron Togwaggle
  • # 1x (6) Kronx Dragonhoof
  • # 1x (7) Galakrond, the Nightmare
  • # 1x (7) Siamat
  • # 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

Here is the deck code:

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8. Highlander Hunter

The third highlander deck on this list is Highlander Hunter. It plays more aggressively than the other 2 highlander decks and has lots of burst damage

What’s good about this deck:

  • It can beat any deck and has no bad match-ups
  • It can deal lots of direct damage with cards like Kill Command and Dinotamer Brann
  • It is very entertaining to play

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan aggressively. Look for Dwarven Sharpshooter, Blazing Battlemage and Faerie Dragon
  • Just like any other highlander deck, be careful when playing against cards like Bad Luck Albatross, as they can disrupt your highlander effects
  • Try to stay slightly ahead on board and don’t over commit resources
  • When playing against aggressive decks, control the board with your weapons and spells. Try to make good value trades as well
  • When playing against slow control decks, every damage you deal to their hero is important so focus on killing them before they can stabilize the game with their board-clears
  • You can try playing the deck with the Secret package instead of the Dragon one. Try them both and decide which works for you

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 1x (1) Blazing Battlemage
  • # 1x (1) Dwarven Sharpshooter
  • # 1x (1) Guardian Augmerchant
  • # 1x (1) Tracking
  • # 1x (2) Bonechewer Brawler
  • # 1x (2) Corrosive Breath
  • # 1x (2) Faerie Dragon
  • # 1x (2) Scavenger's Ingenuity
  • # 1x (2) Zephrys the Great
  • # 1x (3) Animal Companion
  • # 1x (3) Desert Spear
  • # 1x (3) Diving Gryphon
  • # 1x (3) Kill Command
  • # 1x (3) Overconfident Orc
  • # 1x (3) Primordial Explorer
  • # 1x (3) Stormhammer
  • # 1x (3) Unleash the Hounds
  • # 1x (3) Zixor, Apex Predator
  • # 1x (4) Bone Wraith
  • # 1x (4) Dragonbane
  • # 1x (4) Evasive Feywing
  • # 1x (4) Frenzied Felwing
  • # 1x (4) Maiev Shadowsong
  • # 1x (5) Big Ol' Whelp
  • # 1x (5) Rotnest Drake
  • # 1x (6) Veranus
  • # 1x (7) Dinotamer Brann
  • # 1x (7) Siamat
  • # 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
  • # 1x (10) Nagrand Slam

Here is the deck code:

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7. Dragon Hunter

Dragon Hunter is an aggressive deck that relies on Dragon synergies. It can effectively use Rotnest Drake to swing the game in its favor while dealing tons of damage with Stormhammer and Steady Shot.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is easy to play and great for new and returning players
  • It is cheap to craft – there are only 1 epic and 2 legendary cards in the deck
  • It is good for climbing the ladder because games with it take only a few minutes, which allows you to play lots of games in a short time period

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Dwarven Sharpshooter, Phase Stalker, Faerie Dragon and Stormhammer. These are your strongest early-game cards
  • Don’t keep secrets in your hand. Try to play them with Phase Stalker
  • When playing against aggressive decks, make value trades and try to get ahead on board
  • When playing against control decks, try to utilize your damage and use Stormhammer and your hero power when possible
  • Use your mana and resources effectively and don’t overextend, as you can run out of cards

Here is the deck code:

  • # 2x (1) Dwarven Sharpshooter
  • # 2x (1) Tracking
  • # 2x (2) Corrosive Breath
  • # 2x (2) Explosive Trap
  • # 2x (2) Faerie Dragon
  • # 2x (2) Pack Tactics
  • # 2x (2) Phase Stalker
  • # 2x (2) Scavenger's Ingenuity
  • # 2x (3) Primordial Explorer
  • # 2x (3) Scalerider
  • # 2x (3) Stormhammer
  • # 1x (3) Zixor, Apex Predator
  • # 1x (4) Dragonbane
  • # 2x (4) Evasive Feywing
  • # 2x (4) Frenzied Felwing
  • # 2x (5) Rotnest Drake

Cards used in this deck:

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6. Highlander Demon Hunter

Highlander Demon Hunter is the last highlander deck on this list. It uses some of the expensive cards of the Demon Hunter such as Coilfang Warlord and Inner Demon, as well as some highlander cards.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It uses many of the new cards for Demon Hunter, which makes it very unique
  • It can be as aggressive as any other Demon Hunter deck, but it also has many powerful late-game cards
  • It only uses cards from the last expansion, as well as some staple cards like Zephrys the Great and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, which most players own

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for your early-game cards. Try to start the game with Crimson Sigil Runner, Furious Felfin, Umberwing and Netherwalker
  • Try to control the board in the early stages of the game. Use your weapons and hero power to protect your minions and make value trades
  • Once you reach the mid-game try to close out the game
  • Use your Outcast effects effectively. When playing Demon Hunter, it is important in what position each card is in your hand
  • Try to hold onto Zephrys the Great and use him only to get out of sticky situations or to discover the card you need to kill your opponent

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 1x (1) Crimson Sigil Runner
  • # 1x (1) Shadowhoof Slayer
  • # 1x (2) Chaos Strike
  • # 1x (2) Furious Felfin
  • # 1x (2) Immolation Aura
  • # 1x (2) Netherwalker
  • # 1x (2) Spectral Sight
  • # 1x (2) Umberwing
  • # 1x (2) Zephrys the Great
  • # 1x (3) Aldrachi Warblades
  • # 1x (3) Altruis the Outcast
  • # 1x (3) Eye Beam
  • # 1x (3) Frozen Shadoweaver
  • # 1x (3) Overconfident Orc
  • # 1x (3) Soul Cleave
  • # 1x (4) Ashtongue Battlelord
  • # 1x (4) Illidari Felblade
  • # 1x (4) Kayn Sunfury
  • # 1x (4) Maiev Shadowsong
  • # 1x (5) Chaos Nova
  • # 1x (5) Glaivebound Adept
  • # 1x (5) Metamorphosis
  • # 1x (5) Wrathspike Brute
  • # 1x (6) Imprisoned Antaen
  • # 1x (6) Skull of Gul'dan
  • # 1x (7) Flamereaper
  • # 1x (7) Priestess of Fury
  • # 1x (8) Coilfang Warlord
  • # 1x (8) Inner Demon
  • # 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

Here is the deck code:

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5. Zoo Warwock

Zoo Warwock is one of the oldest decks in Hearthstone’s history. It uses strong cheap early-game minions to overwhelm its opponents, while the Warwock’s Hero Power helps this deck to not run out of gas

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is easy to play and can be great for new players, as they will be able to understand important aspects of the game easier
  • It doesn’t cost a lot of dust to craft
  • It doesn’t run out of resources like other aggressive decks do
  • It has lots of different variations and players can experiment with different build a lot

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Blazing Battlemage, Argent Squire, Imprisoned Scrap Imp and Kanrethad Ebonlocke
  • Use your mana efficiently. Playing on curve is very important
  • You should try to control the board during the early-game and transition to dealing lots of face damage in the mid-game
  • You can draw lots of cards for free with the Nightshade Matron + Hand of Gul'dan combo while gaining a lot of tempo as well
  • Be careful when playing against control decks. They have many powerful board-clears and if you overextend at the wrong time, it can cost you the game

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 2x (1) Argent Squire
  • # 2x (1) Beaming Sidekick
  • # 2x (1) Blazing Battlemage
  • # 2x (1) Fiendish Servant
  • # 2x (1) Shieldbearer
  • # 2x (1) Soulfire
  • # 2x (1) Voidwalker
  • # 2x (2) EVIL Genius
  • # 2x (2) Expired Merchant
  • # 2x (2) Imprisoned Scrap Imp
  • # 1x (2) Kanrethad Ebonlocke
  • # 2x (2) Serpent Egg
  • # 2x (3) Magic Carpet
  • # 1x (3) Teron Gorefiend
  • # 2x (4) Nightshade Matron
  • # 2x (6) Hand of Gul'dan

Here is the deck code:

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4. Tempo Rogue

Tempo Rogue always finds its way into the top spots of the meta. It can be very flexible and adaptive. Currently, it uses the Galakrond package, which allows it to generate both a lot of tempo and value.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It got new Stealth support, which made it stronger and gave it more aggressive tools
  • It uses Lackeys, which can spice games up and make every game feel different from the previous one
  • It has very good card draw with cards such as Greyheart Sage and Galakrond, the Nightmare

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Aggro Demon Hunter is your worst match-up. When playing against it, mulligan for Backstab, Edwin VanCleef, EVIL Miscreant and be careful with how much damage you take when attacking with your hero
  • Use your cards and mana efficiently
  • If you are facing a lot of aggressive decks, you can substitute Togwaggle’s Scheme for a Pharaoh
  • A big Edwin VanCleef can be very hard to remove for some decks such as Token Druid and Aggro Demon Hunter. Try to use this to your advantage
  • A fully invoked Galakrond can swing the game in your favor. Cards like Kronx Dragonhoof and Heistbaron Togwaggle’s fantastic treasures can turn the game around as well
  • Playing Heistbaron Togwaggle as early as possible can be very rewarding. If you can play him on turn 6, try to stick a Lackey on the board on turn 5

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 2x (0) Backstab
  • # 2x (0) Shadowstep
  • # 2x (1) Praise Galakrond!
  • # 2x (1) Spymistress
  • # 1x (1) Togwaggle's Scheme
  • # 2x (2) Ashtongue Slayer
  • # 2x (2) Skyvateer
  • # 1x (3) Akama
  • # 2x (3) EVIL Miscreant
  • # 1x (3) Edwin VanCleef
  • # 2x (3) Greyheart Sage
  • # 2x (3) Seal Fate
  • # 2x (4) Devoted Maniac
  • # 1x (4) Maiev Shadowsong
  • # 2x (5) Shield of Galakrond
  • # 1x (6) Flik Skyshiv
  • # 1x (6) Heistbaron Togwaggle
  • # 1x (6) Kronx Dragonhoof
  • # 1x (7) Galakrond, the Nightmare

Here is the deck code:

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3. Token Druid

This deck is also called Spell Druid due to the fact that it runs mostly spells in the deck. It only uses 3 minions – Kael’Thas Sunstrider and 2 copies of Exotic Mountseller.  

What’s good about this deck:

  • It can flood the board endlessly
  • It can cast expensive spells for 0 mana and use Kael’Thas Sunstrider very effectively
  • It has very good card draw

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Glowfly Swarm, Kael’thas Sunstrider, Overgrowth and Fungal Fortunes
  • Try to flood the board with small minions with the help of Glowfly Swarm and Exotic Mountseller and a bunch of cheap spells
  • Protect your tokens with Soul of the Forest and Gift of the Wild. Most classes can’t cast 2 board clears in a single turn
  • Try to cast your expensive spells like Overflow and Gift of the Wild with the effect of Kael’Thas Sunstrider for 0 mana
  • 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 this deck:

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

Here is the deck code:

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2. Galakrond Control Warwock

Galakrond Control Warwock is a slow deck, which tries to control the board with its board-clears while invoking Galakrond. The deck is very strong in the current meta due to the fact that it heavily counters Demon Hunter with the card Sacrificial Pact. However, this deck might not be as powerful after Sacrificial Pact gets nerfed.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is one of the few control decks that can survive the current aggressive meta
  • It has very good card draw, which allows it to use highlander cards as well as duplicates
  • It has very good healing tools and can easily stabilize the game if aggressive decks get out of control

How to play this deck effectively:

  • When playing against aggressive decks, mulligan for your early removal options, as well as Mo’arg Artificer. They will help you control the board
  • When playing against slow control decks, mulligan for your invoke cards and try to invoke Galakrond as fast as possible
  • You can clear large minions with the tokens your invoked hero power summons and Plague of Flames for very few mana
  • Crazed Netherwing can be very strong against token and aggressive decks
  • If you are facing lots of highlander decks, you can include 2 copies of Bad Luck Albatross
  • Use your board-clears effectively

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 2x (0) Sacrificial Pact
  • # 2x (1) Mortal Coil
  • # 2x (1) Plague of Flames
  • # 2x (1) Rain of Fire
  • # 1x (1) Soulfire
  • # 2x (2) Mo'arg Artificer
  • # 2x (2) Nether Breath
  • # 1x (2) Zephrys the Great
  • # 2x (3) Dark Skies
  • # 2x (3) Dragonblight Cultist
  • # 2x (4) Devoted Maniac
  • # 2x (4) Veiled Worshipper
  • # 2x (5) Crazed Netherwing
  • # 2x (5) Shield of Galakrond
  • # 1x (6) Kronx Dragonhoof
  • # 1x (7) Galakrond, the Wretched
  • # 1x (9) Alexstrasza
  • # 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

Here is the deck code:

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1. Aggro Demon Hunter

Currently, Aggro Demon Hunter is the strongest deck in the meta. The Demon Hunter’s cards are so powerful that this deck only uses 3 neutral cards, which is very unusual for an aggressive deck.

What’s good about this deck:

  • It is great for new and returning players because it uses no cards from old expansions
  • It has very good card draw and hardly runs out of resources
  • The power-level of all Demon Hunter cards is very high
  • It has only 1 bad match-up – Galakrond Control Warwock

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Battlefiend, Sightless Watcher and Umberwing
  • Your game-plan is to build a strong board in the early stages of the game and deal a lot of damage to your opponent in the mid-game
  • Try to protect your minions with cheap removal and weapons
  • Altruis the Outcast, Kayn Sunfury and Metamorphosis can provide you with lots of burst damage. Use them to close out the game
  • Use your Outcast cards effectively. Some Outcast effects are insanely strong like Skull of Gul’dan
  • You can use Warglaives of Azzinoth to kill a strong minion and then go face. This card can be very effective against decks such as Big Druid

Cards used in this deck:

  • # 2x (0) Twin Slice
  • # 2x (1) Battlefiend
  • # 2x (1) Crimson Sigil Runner
  • # 2x (2) Chaos Strike
  • # 2x (2) Sightless Watcher
  • # 2x (2) Spectral Sight
  • # 2x (2) Umberwing
  • # 1x (3) Altruis the Outcast
  • # 2x (3) Eye Beam
  • # 1x (3) Frozen Shadoweaver
  • # 2x (3) Satyr Overseer
  • # 2x (4) Frenzied Felwing
  • # 1x (4) Kayn Sunfury
  • # 2x (5) Glaivebound Adept
  • # 1x (5) Metamorphosis
  • # 2x (5) Warglaives of Azzinoth
  • # 2x (6) Skull of Gul'dan

Here is the deck code:

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