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Arena Hunter Tier Lists for Descent of Dragons

Last updated on Jan 25, 2020 at 20:11 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 Bonemare Evasive Wyrm
Headhunter's Hatchet Amani War Bear Cobalt Scalebane Twin Tyrant
Primordial Explorer Big Ol' Whelp Dragonmaw Scorcher
Tier 2: Great
Animal Companion Fresh Scent Chillwind Yeti Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Baited Arrow Hunter's Mark Dark Iron Dwarf Sightless Ranger
Bearshark Kindly Grandmother Deathspeaker Sunborne Val'kyr
Corrosive Breath Scavenging Hyena Hailbringer
Deadly Shot Springpaw Harvest Golem
Dwarven Sharpshooter Acidic Swamp Ooze Hyldnir Frostrider
Tier 3: Good
Explosive Trap Blackwing Technician Grim Necromancer Silver Hand Knight
Kill Command Cult Master Gyrocopter Spellbreaker
King's Elekk Dire Wolf Alpha Mad Bomber Stormwind Champion
Tracking Earthen Ring Farseer North Sea Kraken Ticket Scalper
Unleash the Hounds Evasive Drakonid Raging Worgen Troll Batrider
Amani Berserker Faerie Dragon Scalerider Worgen Infiltrator
Argent Squire Flame Juggler Scarlet Crusader
Blackwing Corruptor Frost Elemental Shattered Sun Cleric
Tier 4: Above Average
Cloaked Huntress Boulderfist Ogre Half-Time Scavenger Spellzerker
Houndmaster Dragonkin Sorcerer Living Dragonbreath Stormwind Knight
Multi-Shot Drakonid Crusher Loot Hoarder Stranglethorn Tiger
Stitched Tracker Evasive Chimaera Mukla's Champion Venomancer
Arena Fanatic Fen Creeper Ornery Tortoise
Argent Horserider Fire Hawk Rabble Bouncer
Banana Buffoon Former Champ Rumbletusk Shaker
Tier 5: Average
Snipe Clockwork Knight Necrotic Geist Spiteful Smith
Tundra Rhino Darkscale Healer Oasis Snapjaw Stormpike Commando
Acherus Veteran Evil Heckler Ogre Magi Tuskarr Fisherman
Archmage Fallen Sun Cleric Pit Fighter Violet Illusionist
Bloodfen Raptor Flesheating Ghoul Pompous Thespian Volcanic Drake
Bluegill Warrior Gnomish Inventor Regeneratin' Thug Vryghoul
Boneguard Lieutenant Goboglide Tech Saronite Taskmaster Wolfrider
Captured Jormungar Jungle Panther Silver Hand Regent Youthful Brewmaster
Cheaty Anklebiter Murloc Tidehunter Silvermoon Guardian
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Shot Frostwolf Warlord Kobold Geomancer River Crocolisk
Abusive Sergeant Gadgetzan Jouster Lord of the Arena Silent Knight
Acolyte of Pain Grave Shambler Mosh'Ogg Enforcer Skydiving Instructor
Ancient Brewmaster Gurubashi Berserker Netherspite Historian Tasty Flyfish
Blazing Battlemage Hippogryph Pantry Spider Venture Co. Mercenary
Bloodsail Raider Hot Air Balloon Platebreaker Voodoo Doctor
Booty Bay Bodyguard Hungry Dragon Razorfen Hunter War Golem
Dragonling Mechanic Ironbeak Owl Reckless Rocketeer Wing Commander
Evasive Feywing Ironfur Grizzly Refreshment Vendor Zoobot
Tier 7: Bad
Bear Trap Dragonhawk Rider Maiden of the Lake Silverback Patriarch
Brave Archer Elven Archer Menagerie Magician Skelemancer
Starving Buzzard Frigid Snobold Mogu'shan Warden Spellweaver
Arcane Anomaly Frostwolf Grunt Night Howler Tainted Zealot
Arcanosmith Ice Rager Nightblade Tauren Warrior
Bloodworm Ironforge Rifleman Novice Engineer Thrallmar Farseer
Camouflaged Dirigible Kvaldir Raider Priestess of Elune Tournament Attendee
Core Hound Lance Carrier Raid Leader Windfury Harpy
Dalaran Mage Lowly Squire Sharkfin Fan
Tier 8: Terrible
Play Dead Grimscale Oracle Runic Egg Wicked Skeleton
Timber Wolf Gurubashi Chicken Scarab Egg Wisp
Arena Treasure Chest Helpless Hatchling Shieldbearer Wretched Tiller
Deadscale Knight Leper Gnome Snowflipper Penguin Young Dragonhawk
Dozing Marksman Magma Rager Southsea Deckhand
Dread Corsair Murloc Raider Stonetusk Boar
Goldshire Footman Parachute Brigand Tournament Medic
Tier 1: Excellent
Diving Gryphon Rotnest Drake Dragonmaw Poacher Sunwalker
Eaglehorn Bow Savannah Highmane Faceless Corruptor
Tier 2: Great
Explosive Shot Venomstrike Trap Bad Luck Albatross Saronite Chain Gang
Phase Stalker Argent Commander Bone Drake
Tier 3: Good
Cobalt Spellkin Defender of Argus Stampeding Kodo
Corpse Raiser Dragon Breeder Violet Teacher
Tier 4: Above Average
Ball of Spiders Powershot Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Cat Trick Belligerent Gnome Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Corpse Widow Emperor Cobra Master Jouster Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Chopshop Copter Firetree Witchdoctor Light's Champion Saboteur
Abomination Keening Banshee Mindbreaker Shallow Gravedigger
Crazed Alchemist Knife Juggler Questing Adventurer Young Priestess
Demolisher Licensed Adventurer Ravenholdt Assassin
Tier 6: Below Average
Bloodscalp Strategist Avian Watcher Gadgetzan Auctioneer SI:7 Infiltrator
Core Rager Book Wyrm Happy Ghoul
Exploding Bloatbat Booty Bay Bookie Moat Lurker
Ram Wrangler Frenzied Felwing Pint-Sized Summoner
Tier 7: Bad
Flare Bloodsail Corsair Mana Addict Soup Vendor
Ancient Mage Coldlight Seer Mana Wraith Ticking Abomination
Arcane Golem Fencing Coach Master Swordsmith Waterboy
Argent Watchman Hoard Pillager Mogor's Champion
Armored Warhorse Injured Kvaldir Shieldbreaker
Tier 8: Terrible
Clear the Way Angry Chicken Dragon Egg Phantom Freebooter
Misdirection Arcane Devourer Grim Patron Secretkeeper
Revenge of the Wild Arena Patron Lightwarden Serpent Ward
Spirit of the Lynx Coliseum Manager Murloc Tastyfin Utgarde Grapplesniper
Alarm-o-Bot Depth Charge Murloc Tidecaller Zul'Drak Ritualist
Tier 1: Excellent
Tier 2: Great
Gladiator's Longbow Stormhammer Sea Giant
Tier 3: Good
Snake Trap Crowd Roaster Mosh'Ogg Announcer
Blood Knight Dread Raven Snapjaw Shellfighter
Blowtorch Saboteur Grand Crusader Untamed Beastmaster
Tier 4: Above Average
Boompistol Bully Garrison Commander Wyrmrest Purifier
Escaped Manasaber Kodorider
Tier 5: Average
Abominable Bowman Ice Cream Peddler Southsea Captain
Drakkari Trickster Kobold Stickyfinger Tomb Lurker
Grizzled Wizard Recruiter Transmogrifier
Tier 6: Below Average
Stablemaster Doomsayer Linecracker Twilight Guardian
Toxic Arrow Faceless Manipulator Masked Contender
Corpsetaker Frost Giant Murloc Warleader
Crowd Favorite Furnacefire Colossus Nerubian Unraveler
Tier 7: Bad
Bestial Wrath Chromatic Egg Mountain Giant Skulking Geist
Arcane Giant Hungry Crab Rattling Rascal Skyfin
Big Game Hunter Master of Ceremonies Sideshow Spelleater Tentacled Menace
Tier 8: Terrible
Lock and Load Toxic Reinforcements Drakkari Enchanter
Master's Call Barrens Stablehand Gurubashi Offering
The Beast Within Deathaxe Punisher Meat Wagon
Tier 1: Excellent
Dragonbane Veranus The Lich King
Tier 2: Great
King Krush Cairne Bloodhoof Deathwing Nefarian
Baron Geddon Chromaggus Dragonqueen Alexstrasza Onyxia
Tier 3: Good
Dreadscale High Inquisitor Whitemane Nexus-Champion Saraad
Brightwing Hogger Oondasta
Eydis Darkbane Illidan Stormrage Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Halazzi, the Lynx Fjola Lightbane Malygos Shu'ma
Alexstrasza Icehowl Medivh, the Guardian
Tier 5: Average
Professor Putricide Frizz Kindleroost Harrison Jones The Beast
Arfus Gormok the Impaler King Mukla The Black Knight
Bloodmage Thalnos Griftah Moroes
Emperor Thaurissan Gruul Prince Malchezaar
Tier 6: Below Average
Barnes Nat Pagle Sathrovarr
Leeroy Jenkins Prince Taldaram The Curator
Millhouse Manastorm Prince Valanar Tinkmaster Overspark
Tier 7: Bad
Acidmaw Da Undatakah Nozdormu The Skeleton Knight
Captain Greenskin Justicar Trueheart Prince Keleseth
Chillmaw Mojomaster Zihi Skycap'n Kragg
Tier 8: Terrible
Bolf Ramshield Hakkar, the Soulflayer Majordomo Executus Sky Gen'ral Kragg
Grand Lackey Erkh Lorewalker Cho Rend Blackhand


  • 25 Jan. 2020: Updated Arena Ratings for the new cards from Galakrond's Awakening.
  • 10 Dec. 2019: Updated Arena Ratings for the Descent of Dragons expansion
  • 08 Oct. 2019: Updated Arena Ratings for the Doom in the Tomb event
  • 26 Aug. 2019: Updated arena spreadsheets for today's patch.
  • 06 Aug. 2019: Updated arena spreadsheets for Saviors of Uldum.
  • 01 Jul. 2019: Updated arena spreadsheets for the pre-Saviors of Uldum changes.
  • 04 Jun. 2019: Updated arena spreadsheets for the 3rd of Junes nerfs and buffs.
  • 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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