Arena Hunter Tier Lists for Rise of Shadows

Last updated on Jun 04, 2019 at 02:18 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 Dalaran Crusader Force-Tank MAX
Marked Shot Eccentric Scribe Piloted Shredder
Tier 2: Great
Animal Companion Kindly Grandmother Bull Dozer Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Deadly Shot Scavenging Hyena Chillwind Yeti Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Glaivezooka Acidic Swamp Ooze Dark Iron Dwarf
Hunter's Mark Boulderfist Ogre Harvest Golem
Tier 3: Good
Explosive Trap Amani Berserker Flight Master Shattered Sun Cleric
Kill Command Argent Squire Frost Elemental Silver Hand Knight
King's Elekk Burly Shovelfist Mad Bomber Spellbreaker
Rapid Fire Cult Master Mechanical Yeti Stormwind Champion
Tracking Dire Wolf Alpha North Sea Kraken Worgen Infiltrator
Unleash the Hounds Earthen Ring Farseer Proud Defender
Ursatron Faerie Dragon Raging Worgen
Venomizer Flame Juggler Scarlet Crusader
Tier 4: Above Average
Cloaked Huntress Burly Rockjaw Trogg Mechwarper Steel Rager
Houndmaster Faceless Rager Mukla's Champion Stormwind Knight
Multi-Shot Fen Creeper Ogre Brute Stranglethorn Tiger
Secret Plan Gilblin Stalker Soldier of Fortune Wargear
Annoy-o-Tron Hench-Clan Sneak Spider Tank
Argent Horserider Loot Hoarder Spring Rocket
Tier 5: Average
Bomb Toss Coppertail Imposter Murloc Tidehunter Stonesplinter Trogg
Snipe Darkscale Healer Oasis Snapjaw Stormpike Commando
Tundra Rhino Evil Heckler Ogre Magi Sunreaver Spy
Arcane Servant Explosive Sheep Pit Fighter Tinkertown Technician
Archmage Flesheating Ghoul Pompous Thespian Travelling Healer
Bloodfen Raptor Gnomish Inventor Puddlestomper Violet Illusionist
Bluegill Warrior Jungle Panther Ship's Cannon Violet Warden
Boneguard Lieutenant Kaboom Bot Silver Hand Regent Wolfrider
Captured Jormungar Mecharoo Silvermoon Guardian Youthful Brewmaster
Clockwork Gnome Micro Machine Spellbook Binder
Clockwork Knight Microtech Controller Spiteful Smith
Tier 6: Below Average
Arcane Shot EVIL Cable Rat Lost Tallstrider Safeguard
Abusive Sergeant Electrowright Netherspite Historian Silent Knight
Acolyte of Pain Frostwolf Warlord Pantry Spider Upgradeable Framebot
Ancient Brewmaster Gadgetzan Jouster Piloted Reaper Venture Co. Mercenary
Bloodsail Raider Gurubashi Berserker Potion Vendor Voodoo Doctor
Booty Bay Bodyguard Ironbeak Owl Razorfen Hunter War Golem
Dalaran Librarian Ironfur Grizzly Reckless Rocketeer Zoobot
Damaged Stegotron Kobold Geomancer Refreshment Vendor
Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena River Crocolisk
Tier 7: Bad
Bear Trap Dalaran Mage Lance Carrier Silverback Patriarch
Brave Archer Dragonhawk Rider Lowly Squire Skaterbot
Cobra Shot Elven Archer Maiden of the Lake Tauren Warrior
Starving Buzzard Explodinator Menagerie Magician Thrallmar Farseer
Antique Healbot Flying Machine Mogu'shan Warden Tournament Attendee
Arcane Anomaly Frigid Snobold Nightblade Toxfin
Arcanosmith Frostwolf Grunt Novice Engineer Toxicologist
Bronze Gatekeeper Gnomeregan Infantry Priestess of Elune Violet Spellsword
Cloakscale Chemist Ice Rager Raid Leader Whirliglider
Cogmaster Ironforge Rifleman Rusty Recycler Windfury Harpy
Core Hound Kvaldir Raider Salty Dog
Tier 8: Terrible
Timber Wolf Goldshire Footman Mana Reservoir Stonetusk Boar
Brainstormer Grimscale Oracle Murloc Raider Tournament Medic
Dread Corsair Heroic Innkeeper Runic Egg Wisp
Faithful Lumi Leper Gnome Shieldbearer Young Dragonhawk
Goblin Bomb Magma Rager Southsea Deckhand
Tier 1: Excellent
Eaglehorn Bow Savannah Highmane Unleash the Beast Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Explosive Shot Spider Bomb Bomb Lobber
Shimmerfly Argent Commander Mechanical Whelp
Tier 3: Good
Defender of Argus Replicating Menace Stampeding Kodo Violet Teacher
Exotic Mountseller Spellward Jeweler Tunnel Blaster
Tier 4: Above Average
Ball of Spiders Emperor Cobra Master Jouster Wild Pyromancer
Cat Trick Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Powershot Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Tier 5: Average
Fireworks Tech Crazed Alchemist Light's Champion Ravenholdt Assassin
Abomination Demolisher Missile Launcher Saboteur
Arcane Dynamo Knife Juggler Questing Adventurer Young Priestess
Tier 6: Below Average
Metaltooth Leaper Book Wyrm Goblin Sapper Portal Keeper
Ram Wrangler Gadgetzan Auctioneer Lil' Exorcist Recurring Villain
Arcane Nullifier X-21 Giggling Inventor Moat Lurker SI:7 Infiltrator
Avian Watcher Gnomish Experimenter Pint-Sized Summoner Spark Drill
Tier 7: Bad
Flare Bloodsail Corsair Jeeves Master Swordsmith
King of Beasts Coldlight Seer Kezan Mystic Mogor's Champion
Ancient Mage Fencing Coach Mad Summoner Spark Engine
Arcane Golem Galvanizer Madder Bomber Sunreaver Warmage
Argent Watchman Illuminator Mana Addict
Armored Warhorse Injured Kvaldir Mana Wraith
Tier 8: Terrible
Call Pet Alarm-o-Bot Hecklebot Target Dummy
Cybertech Chip Angry Chicken Lightwarden Underbelly Ooze
Hunting Party Arcane Devourer Murloc Tidecaller Unpowered Mauler
Misdirection Coliseum Manager Secretkeeper
Tier 1: Excellent
Fel Reaver Piloted Sky Golem
Tier 2: Great
Gladiator's Longbow Recombobulator Sea Giant
Tier 3: Good
Necromechanic Batterhead Grand Crusader
Snake Trap Blood Knight Hench-Clan Hag
Steamwheedle Sniper Enhance-o Mechano Weaponized Pinata
Tier 4: Above Average
Garrison Commander Kodorider
Tier 5: Average
Augmented Elekk Magic Carpet Recruiter
Crystallizer Omega Defender Seaforium Bomber
Loose Specimen Portal Overfiend Southsea Captain
Tier 6: Below Average
Nine Lives Big Bad Archmage Faceless Manipulator Star Aligner
Stablemaster Crowd Favorite Frost Giant Twilight Guardian
Azerite Elemental Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Tier 7: Bad
Arcane Fletcher Clockwork Giant Master of Ceremonies Unseen Saboteur
Bestial Wrath E.M.P. Operative Mini-Mage
Arcane Giant Hobgoblin Mountain Giant
Big Game Hunter Hungry Crab Sideshow Spelleater
Tier 8: Terrible
Feign Death Lock and Load Holomancer Whirlwind Tempest
Goblin Prank Barrens Stablehand Junkbot
Tier 1: Excellent
Dr. Boom SN1P-SN4P
Tier 2: Great
King Krush Cairne Bloodhoof Onyxia
Baron Geddon Deathwing Zilliax
Tier 3: Good
Dreadscale Brightwing High Inquisitor Whitemane Nexus-Champion Saraad
Gahz'rilla Eydis Darkbane Hogger Toshley
Vereesa Windrunner Foe Reaper 4000 Illidan Stormrage Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Alexstrasza Fjola Lightbane Malygos Mogor the Ogre
Archivist Elysiana Icehowl Medivh, the Guardian Sneed's Old Shredder
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Gormok the Impaler King Mukla The Beast
Barista Lynchen Gruul Moroes The Black Knight
Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones Prince Malchezaar Troggzor the Earthinator
Tier 6: Below Average
Barnes Mecha'thun Mimiron's Head Tinkmaster Overspark
Jepetto Joybuzz Mekgineer Thermaplugg Nat Pagle
Leeroy Jenkins Millhouse Manastorm The Curator
Tier 7: Bad
Acidmaw Chef Nomi Justicar Trueheart The Skeleton Knight
Boommaster Flark Chillmaw Nozdormu
Captain Greenskin Gazlowe Skycap'n Kragg
Tier 8: Terrible
Flark's Boom-Zooka Blingtron 3000 Harbinger Celestia Lorewalker Cho
Oblivitron Bolf Ramshield Hemet Nesingwary Subject 9

4. Changelog

  • 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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