Arena Paladin Tier Lists for Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:32 by Kat 59 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Paladin 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 Paladins 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.


Paladin Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Argent Protector Consecration Claw Machine Stoneskin Basilisk
Blessing of Kings Libram of Judgment Dalaran Crusader Venomous Scorpid
Bronze Herald Libram of Justice Eccentric Scribe
Carousel Gryphon Truesilver Champion Onyx Magescribe
Tier 2: Great
Hand of A'dal Fishy Flyer Hog Rancher Stormwind Champion
Righteous Protector Fleethoof Pearltusk Ruststeed Raider
Burrowing Scorpid Gold Road Grunt Sneaky Delinquent
Crimson Hothead Hench-Clan Hogsteed Steward of Scrolls
Tier 3: Good
Day at the Faire Daring Reporter Grim Necromancer Redgill Razorjaw
Redscale Dragontamer Dark Iron Dwarf Hired Gun Rocket Augmerchant
Argent Squire Darkspear Berserker Mad Bomber Smug Senior
Big-Time Racketeer Disguised Wanderer Overconfident Orc Sunwell Initiate
Bonechewer Brawler Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Plagued Protodrake Toxic Sewer Ooze
Burly Shovelfist Flight Master Proud Defender Wandmaker
Circus Medic Frozen Shadoweaver Razormane Raider Wretched Tutor
Tier 4: Above Average
Avenge Darkmoon Dirigible Friendly Bartender Peon
Grimestreet Smuggler Darkmoon Statue Guardian Augmerchant Sen'jin Shieldmasta
First Day of School Dire Wolf Alpha Hench-Clan Sneak Soldier of Fortune
Stand Against Darkness 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
Crabrider Far Watch Post Manafeeder Panthara
Tier 5: Average
Aldor Attendant Crossroads Gossiper Murloc Tidehunter Streetwise Investigator
Grimestreet Outfitter Death's Head Cultist Naga Corsair Strongman
Knight of Anointment Explosive Sheep Oasis Thrasher Sunreaver Spy
Noble Sacrifice Flesheating Ghoul Ogremancer Talented Arcanist
Warhorse Trainer Grook Fu Master Optimistic Ogre Terrorguard Escapee
Animated Broomstick Injured Marauder Ratchet Privateer Traveling Healer
Arcane Servant Jungle Panther Rustsworn Initiate Violet Warden
Chillwind Yeti Lushwater Murcenary Sorcerous Substitute Worgen Infiltrator
Circus Amalgam Mistress of Mixtures Spellbook Binder Youthful Brewmaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Barricade Emerald Skytalon Potion Vendor Soulbound Ashtongue
Judicious Junior Ethereal Augmerchant Prize Vendor Stormwatcher
Abusive Sergeant Felfin Navigator Raid Leader Supreme Abyssal
Ancient of Blossoms Gurubashi Berserker River Crocolisk Tour Guide
Barrens Trapper Hozen Healer Rustsworn Cultist Voodoo Doctor
Bloodsail Raider Ironbeak Owl Safeguard
Dalaran Librarian Parade Leader Scavenging Shivarra
EVIL Cable Rat Pen Flinger Sleepy Dragon
Tier 7: Bad
Shield of Honor Cogmaster Intrepid Initiate Toxfin
Grimscale Chum Costumed Entertainer Kindling Elemental Toxicologist
Never Surrender! Elven Archer Lushwater Scout Violet Spellsword
Smuggler's Run Gadgetzan Socialite Red Mana Wyrm Worgen Greaser
Wave of Apathy Gruntled Patron Rock Rager
Arcane Anomaly Gyreworm Tanaris Hogchopper
Banana Vendor Ice Rager Toad of the Wilds
Tier 8: Terrible
Galloping Savior Backstreet Leper Inconspicuous Rider Murloc Tinyfin
Invigorating Sermon Desk Imp Knife Vendor Showstopper
Lightforged Blessing Heroic Innkeeper Mana Reservoir Street Trickster
Tier 1: Excellent
Aldor Peacekeeper Goody Two-Shields Runaway Blackwing
Blessing of Authority Grimestreet Protector Taurajo Brave
Tier 2: Great
Balloon Merchant Grimestreet Enforcer Mor'shan Watch Post
Equality Imprisoned Celestial
Tier 3: Good
Grimestreet Informant Burning Blade Acolyte Lone Champion Tunnel Blaster
Acidic Swamp Ooze Defender of Argus Second-Rate Bruiser Violet Teacher
Bomb Squad Exotic Mountseller Spellward Jeweler Voracious Reader
Tier 4: Above Average
Mysterious Blade Soldier's Caravan Hecklefang Hyena Horde Operative
Tier 5: Average
Aldor Truthseeker Getaway Kodo Crazed Alchemist Injured Blademaster
Carnival Barker Guardian of Kings Cult Neophyte Spiked Hogrider
Desperate Measures Northwatch Commander Doppelgangster
Tier 6: Below Average
Call to Adventure Backroom Bouncer Recurring Villain Safety Inspector
Imprisoned Sungill Gadgetzan Auctioneer Robes of Protection Young Priestess
Sword of the Fallen Portal Keeper SI:7 Infiltrator
Tier 7: Bad
Snack Run Armor Vendor Fogsail Freebooter Sunreaver Warmage
Gift of Luminance Coldlight Seer Mad Summoner
Rally! Derailed Coaster Scrapyard Colossus
Tier 8: Terrible
Holy Light Blistering Rot K'thir Ritualist Underbelly Ooze
Libram of Wisdom Hecklebot Murloc Tidecaller
Commencement Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Arcane Devourer Infectious Sporeling Small-Time Buccaneer
Tier 1: Excellent
Argent Braggart Hammer of the Naaru Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Reckoning Underlight Angling Rod
Tier 3: Good
Devout Pupil Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag
Ceremonial Maul Burgly Bully Primordial Protector
Tier 4: Above Average
Libram of Hope Darkmoon Rabbit Waste Warden
Carnival Clown Transfer Student
Tier 5: Average
Veteran Warmedic Fel Orc Soulfiend Leatherclad Hogleader Portal Overfiend
Defias Cleaner Horrendous Growth Magic Carpet Spirit Healer
Tier 6: Below Average
Oh My Yogg! Big Bad Archmage Educated Elekk Wind-up Burglebot
Pursuit of Justice Big Game Hunter Faceless Manipulator
Azerite Elemental Crossroads Watch Post Fight Promoter
Barrens Blacksmith Deathwarden Southsea Captain
Tier 7: Bad
Conviction (Rank 1) Barrens Stablehand Enchanted Cauldron Mo'arg Artificer
Dragon Speaker Clockwork Giant Mini-Mage Unseen Saboteur
Tier 8: Terrible
Duel! Small-Time Recruits Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler
Meanstreet Marshal Blubber Baron Replicat-o-tron Whirlwind Tempest
Tier 1: Excellent
Tirion Fordring Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep
Turalyon, the Tenured Deathwing the Destroyer Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Tier 2: Great
Don Han'Cho Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
Cariel Roame Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Overlord Runthak
Tier 3: Good
Commander Rhyssa High Abbess Alura High Inquisitor Whitemane Silas Darkmoon
Lothraxion the Redeemed Brightwing Lorekeeper Polkelt Teron Gorefiend
Murgur Murgurgle C'Thun, the Shattered Maiev Shadowsong
Tier 4: Above Average
Lord Barov Archivist Elysiana Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
Wickerflame Burnbristle Blademaster Samuro Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Barista Lynchen Genzo, the Shark Taelan Fordring
Auctionmaster Beardo Bloodmage Thalnos King Mukla Vectus
Tier 6: Below Average
Jepetto Joybuzz Mankrik Sphere of Sapience
Kazakus, Golem Shaper Nozdormu the Eternal Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Lady Liadrin Chef Nomi Sergeant Sally
Al'ar Kael'thas Sunstrider
Tier 8: Terrible
Cannonmaster Smythe Baron Rivendare Madam Goya Patches the Pirate
High Exarch Yrel Finja, the Flying Star Magtheridon Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate
Nozari 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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