Arena Hunter Tier Lists for Rise of Shadows

Last updated on Apr 09, 2019 at 22:55 by Kat 23 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Hunter Arena decks. As you can see, the spreadsheet divides all cards of the same rarity into 8 different tiers, based on their (potential) value for your class. Cards listed in Tier 1 are generally better than cards listed in Tier 2, and so on. Within each tier, however, the cards are not listed in order of their value. Cards specific to Hunters are underlined.

1. How to Use a Spreadsheet?

Essentially, you should always pick the card that is part of the highest tier. When picking between cards that are in the same tier, make your choice based on preference, or what card would best suit your existing card choices.

To read more about how to use the spreadsheet to make the correct decisions, as well as to read about the exceptions (situations where you should pick something other than what the spreadsheet indicates), please check out our spreadsheet explanations.

2. About the Author

This deck is presented to you by Kat, a professional Hearthstone player playing since closed beta. She is a consistent legend player in both Wild and Standard with multiple high-rank finishes.

3. Hunter Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Freezing Trap Marked Shot Dalaran Crusader Eccentric Scribe
Tier 2: Great
Animal Companion Scavenging Hyena Chillwind Yeti Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Deadly Shot Vilebrood Skitterer Dark Iron Dwarf Mad Scientist
Hunter's Mark Acidic Swamp Ooze Harvest Golem Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Hunting Mastiff Boulderfist Ogre Haunted Creeper Spectral Knight
Tier 3: Good
Alleycat Big-Time Racketeer Frost Elemental Silver Hand Knight
Explosive Trap Bog Creeper Furious Ettin Spellbreaker
Kill Command Burly Shovelfist Hired Gun Stormwind Champion
Rapid Fire Cult Master Mad Bomber Swift Messenger
Tracking Daring Reporter Proud Defender Toxic Sewer Ooze
Unleash the Hounds Dire Wolf Alpha Psych-o-Tron Unstable Ghoul
Ursatron Earthen Ring Farseer Raging Worgen Worgen Infiltrator
Amani Berserker Faerie Dragon Scarlet Crusader Zombie Chow
Argent Squire Flight Master Shattered Sun Cleric
Tier 4: Above Average
Houndmaster Faceless Rager Nerubian Prophet Stranglethorn Tiger
Multi-Shot Fen Creeper Polluted Hoarder Tanglefur Mystic
Aberrant Berserker Friendly Bartender Ravencaller Twisted Worgen
Blackwald Pixie Hench-Clan Sneak Rotten Applebaum Walnut Sprite
Blowgill Sniper Kooky Chemist Soldier of Fortune
Deranged Doctor Loot Hoarder Stormwind Knight
Tier 5: Average
Carrion Grub Bloodfen Raptor Murloc Tidehunter Streetwise Investigator
Dire Frenzy Bluegill Warrior Naga Corsair Sunreaver Spy
Shaky Zipgunner Darkscale Healer Nerub'ar Weblord Travelling Healer
Grimestreet Smuggler Eldritch Horror Oasis Snapjaw Violet Warden
Snipe Flesheating Ghoul Ogre Magi Wolfrider
Tundra Rhino Gnomish Inventor Silvermoon Guardian Youthful Brewmaster
Arcane Servant Grook Fu Master Spellbook Binder
Archmage Jungle Panther Spiteful Smith
Bilefin Tidehunter Mistress of Mixtures Stormpike Commando
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Shot Dalaran Librarian Ironfur Grizzly Spawn of N'Zoth
Fiery Bat Dancing Swords Kobold Geomancer Squirming Tentacle
On the Hunt Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Stoneskin Gargoyle
Webspinner EVIL Cable Rat Marsh Drake Tentacle of N'Zoth
Abusive Sergeant Frostwolf Warlord Potion Vendor Venture Co. Mercenary
Acolyte of Pain Gurubashi Berserker Pumpkin Peasant Voodoo Doctor
Ancient Brewmaster Hench-Clan Thug Razorfen Hunter War Golem
Ancient of Blossoms Hozen Healer Reckless Rocketeer Wyrmguard
Bloodsail Raider Infested Tauren River Crocolisk
Booty Bay Bodyguard Ironbeak Owl Safeguard
Tier 7: Bad
Smuggler's Crate Faceless Behemoth Priestess of Elune Toxfin
Starving Buzzard Felsoul Inquisitor Raid Leader Undertaker
Cauldron Elemental Frostwolf Grunt Red Mana Wyrm Vicious Scalehide
Clockwork Automaton Gadgetzan Socialite Silverback Patriarch Violet Spellsword
Core Hound Grotesque Dragonhawk Spellshifter Windfury Harpy
Cult Apothecary Ironforge Rifleman Swamp Leech Worgen Greaser
Dalaran Mage Mogu'shan Warden Tanaris Hogchopper Zealous Initiate
Darkmire Moonkin Nightblade Tauren Warrior
Elven Archer Novice Engineer Thrallmar Farseer
Tier 8: Terrible
Timber Wolf Goldshire Footman Mana Reservoir Swamp Dragon Egg
Am'gam Rager Grimscale Oracle Murloc Raider Unpowered Steambot
Backstreet Leper Heroic Innkeeper Shieldbearer Wisp
Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Southsea Deckhand Young Dragonhawk
Duskboar Lost Spirit Stonetusk Boar
Evolved Kobold Magma Rager Street Trickster
Tier 1: Excellent
Eaglehorn Bow Savannah Highmane Unleash the Beast Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Explosive Shot Shimmerfly Argent Commander Gilnean Royal Guard
Infested Wolf Wing Blast Corrupted Seer Witchwood Grizzly
Tier 3: Good
Carrion Drake Bomb Squad Phantom Militia Tunnel Blaster
Dispatch Kodo Chief Inspector Second-Rate Bruiser Violet Teacher
Duskhaven Hunter Corrupted Healbot Sludge Belcher Witchwood Piper
Infest Defender of Argus Spellward Jeweler
Trogg Beastrager Exotic Mountseller Stampeding Kodo
Tier 4: Above Average
Grimestreet Informant Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Deathlord Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Emperor Cobra Scaleworm Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Abomination Doppelgangster Ravenholdt Assassin Young Priestess
Crazed Alchemist Knife Juggler Spiked Hogrider
Demolisher Questing Adventurer Wailing Soul
Tier 6: Below Average
Forlorn Stalker Gadgetzan Auctioneer Midnight Drake Portal Keeper
Backroom Bouncer Mad Hatter Pint-Sized Summoner Recurring Villain
Tier 7: Bad
Flare Blackwater Pirate Lifedrinker Master Swordsmith
Hidden Cache Bloodsail Corsair Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Ancient Mage Coldlight Seer Mana Addict
Arcane Golem Eater of Secrets Mana Wraith
Tier 8: Terrible
Hunting Party Hecklebot Night Prowler Underbelly Ooze
Misdirection Lightwarden Secretkeeper
Alarm-o-Bot Murloc Tidecaller Silithid Swarmer
Angry Chicken Nerubian Egg Small-Time Buccaneer
Tier 1: Excellent
Tier 2: Great
Call of the Wild Rat Pack Shade of Naxxramas
Gladiator's Longbow Sea Giant Witch's Cauldron
Tier 3: Good
Snake Trap Burgly Bully Muck Hunter Voodoo Doll
Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag Nightmare Amalgam
Blood Knight Mossy Horror Twilight Summoner
Tier 4: Above Average
Giant Sand Worm Worgen Abomination
Tier 5: Average
Piranha Launcher Echoing Ooze Leatherclad Hogleader Scaled Nightmare
Cyclopian Horror Faceless Shambler Magic Carpet Southsea Captain
Defias Cleaner Fel Orc Soulfiend Portal Overfiend Splitting Festeroot
Tier 6: Below Average
Nine Lives Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Azerite Elemental Faceless Manipulator Validated Doomsayer
Big Bad Archmage Fight Promoter Wind-up Burglebot
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Fletcher Ancient Harbinger Darkspeaker Unseen Saboteur
Bestial Wrath Baleful Banker Hungry Crab
Rat Trap Big Game Hunter Mountain Giant
Toxmonger Blood of The Ancient One Sandbinder
Tier 8: Terrible
Blubber Baron Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler Whirlwind Tempest
Tier 1: Excellent
Houndmaster Shaw
Tier 2: Great
King Krush Baron Geddon Deathwing Maexxna
Don Han'Cho Cairne Bloodhoof Kel'Thuzad Onyxia
Tier 3: Good
Knuckles Feugen Loatheb
Vereesa Windrunner Hogger Soggoth the Slitherer
Countess Ashmore Illidan Stormrage Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Princess Huhuran Alexstrasza Archivist Elysiana Malygos
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Deathwing, Dragonlord King Mukla The Black Knight
Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Barista Lynchen Gruul N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones The Beast
Tier 6: Below Average
Dollmaster Dorian Jepetto Joybuzz Millhouse Manastorm Tinkmaster Overspark
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Leeroy Jenkins Nat Pagle Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Emeriss Nozdormu Stalagg
Captain Greenskin Sergeant Sally The Boogeymonster
Chef Nomi Shifter Zerus Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Tier 8: Terrible
Oblivitron Finja, the Flying Star Mayor Noggenfogger
Azalina Soulthief Lorewalker Cho Nat, the Darkfisher
Baron Rivendare Madam Goya Patches the Pirate

4. Changelog

  • 09 Apr. 2019: Updated spreadsheets for Rise of Shadows.
  • 20 Dec. 2018: Updates following nerfs from December 20.
  • 05 Dec. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for Rastakhan's Rumble.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for The Boomsday Project.
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