Arena Hunter Tier Lists for Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:32 by Kat 25 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.


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.


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.


Hunter Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Freezing Trap Quick Shot Eccentric Scribe Venomous Scorpid
Headhunter's Hatchet Claw Machine Onyx Magescribe
Marked Shot Dalaran Crusader Stoneskin Basilisk
Tier 2: Great
Bearshark Piercing Shot Fleethoof Pearltusk Ruststeed Raider
Carrion Studies Burrowing Scorpid Gold Road Grunt Sneaky Delinquent
Deadly Shot Crimson Hothead Hench-Clan Hogsteed Steward of Scrolls
Pack Kodo Fishy Flyer Hog Rancher Stormwind Champion
Tier 3: Good
Alleycat Big-Time Racketeer Flight Master Redgill Razorjaw
Dancing Cobra Bonechewer Brawler Frozen Shadoweaver Rocket Augmerchant
Explosive Trap Burly Shovelfist Grim Necromancer Smug Senior
Imprisoned Felmaw Circus Medic Hired Gun Sunwell Initiate
Mystery Winner Daring Reporter Mad Bomber Toxic Sewer Ooze
Rapid Fire Dark Iron Dwarf Overconfident Orc Wandmaker
Scavenging Hyena Darkspear Berserker Plagued Protodrake Wretched Tutor
Ursatron Disguised Wanderer Proud Defender
Argent Squire Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Razormane Raider
Tier 4: Above Average
Bola Shot Crabrider Far Watch Post Manafeeder Panthara
Helboar Darkmoon Dirigible Friendly Bartender Peon
Webspinner Darkmoon Statue Guardian Augmerchant Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Wolpertinger Dire Wolf Alpha Hench-Clan Sneak Soldier of Fortune
Felfire Deadeye Divine Rager Imprisoned Vilefiend Spider Tank
Annoy-o-Tron Earthen Ring Farseer Kooky Chemist Stranglethorn Tiger
Blowgill Sniper Faceless Rager Lake Thresher Wriggling Horror
Bonechewer Vanguard Fantastic Firebird Loot Hoarder
Tier 5: Average
Dire Frenzy Circus Amalgam Murloc Tidehunter Strongman
Shaky Zipgunner Crossroads Gossiper Naga Corsair Sunreaver Spy
Wound Prey Death's Head Cultist Oasis Thrasher Talented Arcanist
Grimestreet Smuggler Explosive Sheep Ogremancer Terrorguard Escapee
Scavenger's Ingenuity Flesheating Ghoul Optimistic Ogre Traveling Healer
Adorable Infestation Grook Fu Master Ratchet Privateer Violet Warden
Resizing Pouch Injured Marauder Rustsworn Initiate Worgen Infiltrator
Animated Broomstick Jungle Panther Sorcerous Substitute Youthful Brewmaster
Arcane Servant Lushwater Murcenary Spellbook Binder
Chillwind Yeti Mistress of Mixtures Streetwise Investigator
Tier 6: Below Average
Abusive Sergeant Ethereal Augmerchant Potion Vendor Sleepy Dragon
Ancient of Blossoms Felfin Navigator Prize Vendor Soulbound Ashtongue
Barrens Trapper Gurubashi Berserker Raid Leader Stormwatcher
Bloodsail Raider Hozen Healer River Crocolisk Supreme Abyssal
Dalaran Librarian Ironbeak Owl Rustsworn Cultist Tour Guide
EVIL Cable Rat Parade Leader Safeguard Voodoo Doctor
Emerald Skytalon Pen Flinger Scavenging Shivarra
Tier 7: Bad
Smuggler's Crate Gadgetzan Socialite Kindling Elemental Toxfin
Arcane Anomaly Gruntled Patron Lushwater Scout Toxicologist
Banana Vendor Gyreworm Red Mana Wyrm Violet Spellsword
Cogmaster Ice Rager Rock Rager Worgen Greaser
Costumed Entertainer Inconspicuous Rider Tanaris Hogchopper
Elven Archer Intrepid Initiate Toad of the Wilds
Tier 8: Terrible
Blood Herald Desk Imp Mana Reservoir Street Trickster
Open the Cages Heroic Innkeeper Murloc Tinyfin
Backstreet Leper Knife Vendor Showstopper
Tier 1: Excellent
Savannah Highmane Unleash the Beast Runaway Blackwing Taurajo Brave
Tier 2: Great
Darkmoon Tonk Shimmerfly Tame Beast (Rank 1) Mor'shan Watch Post
Tier 3: Good
Bloated Python Teacher's Pet Burning Blade Acolyte Tunnel Blaster
Dispatch Kodo Tracking Defender of Argus Violet Teacher
Pack Tactics Trampling Rhino Exotic Mountseller Voracious Reader
Petting Zoo Trogg Beastrager Lone Champion
Saddlemaster Acidic Swamp Ooze Second-Rate Bruiser
Scrap Shot Bomb Squad Spellward Jeweler
Tier 4: Above Average
Selective Breeder Overwhelm Hecklefang Hyena
Demon Companion Grimestreet Informant Horde Operative
Tier 5: Average
Prospector's Caravan Cult Neophyte Injured Blademaster
Crazed Alchemist Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Shot Portal Keeper SI:7 Infiltrator
Backroom Bouncer Recurring Villain Safety Inspector
Gadgetzan Auctioneer Robes of Protection Young Priestess
Tier 7: Bad
Hidden Cache Armor Vendor Fogsail Freebooter Sunreaver Warmage
Mok'Nathal Lion Coldlight Seer Mad Summoner
Sunscale Raptor Derailed Coaster Scrapyard Colossus
Tier 8: Terrible
Hunting Party Hecklebot K'thir Ritualist Small-Time Buccaneer
Arcane Devourer Humongous Razorleaf Murloc Tidecaller Underbelly Ooze
Blistering Rot Infectious Sporeling Nerubian Egg
Tier 1: Excellent
Trueaim Crescent Krolusk Barkstripper Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Rat Pack
Tier 3: Good
Augmented Porcupine Snake Trap Burgly Bully Primordial Protector
Nagrand Slam Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag
Tier 4: Above Average
Kolkar Pack Runner Carnival Clown Transfer Student
Warsong Wrangler Darkmoon Rabbit Waste Warden
Tier 5: Average
Piranha Launcher Fel Orc Soulfiend Leatherclad Hogleader Portal Overfiend
Defias Cleaner Horrendous Growth Magic Carpet Spirit Healer
Tier 6: Below Average
Nine Lives Big Bad Archmage Deathwarden Fight Promoter
Azerite Elemental Big Game Hunter Educated Elekk Southsea Captain
Barrens Blacksmith Crossroads Watch Post Faceless Manipulator Wind-up Burglebot
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Fletcher Jewel of N'Zoth Enchanted Cauldron Unseen Saboteur
Lock and Load Barrens Stablehand Mini-Mage
Guardian Animals Clockwork Giant Mo'arg Artificer
Tier 8: Terrible
Don't Feed the Animals Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler
Blubber Baron Replicat-o-tron Whirlwind Tempest
Tier 1: Excellent
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder Deathwing the Destroyer N'Zoth, God of the Deep Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Tier 2: Great
Don Han'Cho Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Overlord Runthak
Ace Hunter Kreen Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
King Krush Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Tier 3: Good
Knuckles Vereesa Windrunner C'Thun, the Shattered Maiev Shadowsong
Professor Slate Zixor, Apex Predator High Inquisitor Whitemane Silas Darkmoon
Rinling's Rifle Brightwing Lorekeeper Polkelt Teron Gorefiend
Tier 4: Above Average
Archivist Elysiana Blademaster Samuro Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Tier 5: Average
Barak Kodobane Barista Lynchen King Mukla
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Taelan Fordring
Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Vectus
Tier 6: Below Average
Tavish Stormpike Jepetto Joybuzz Mankrik Sphere of Sapience
Shan'do Wildclaw Kazakus, Golem Shaper Nozdormu the Eternal Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Al'ar Chef Nomi Kael'thas Sunstrider Sergeant Sally
Tier 8: Terrible
Beastmaster Leoroxx Baron Rivendare Madam Goya Patches the Pirate
Maxima Blastenheimer Finja, the Flying Star Magtheridon Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate
Oblivitron Kargal Battlescar Mayor Noggenfogger


  • 31 Mar. 2021: Updated Arena Ratings for Forged in the Barrens.
  • 23 Jan. 2021: Updated Arena Ratings for Darkmoon Races.
  • 06 Aug. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for Scholomance Academy.
  • 08 Apr. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for Ashes of Outland.
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