Arena Paladin Tier Lists for Rise of Shadows

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

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. Paladin Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Argent Protector Bronze Herald Truesilver Champion Eccentric Scribe
Blessing of Kings Consecration Dalaran Crusader
Tier 2: Great
Ghostly Charger Boulderfist Ogre Harvest Golem Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Sound the Bells! Chillwind Yeti Haunted Creeper Spectral Knight
Acidic Swamp Ooze Dark Iron Dwarf Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Tier 3: Good
Light's Justice Dire Wolf Alpha Proud Defender Swift Messenger
Amani Berserker Earthen Ring Farseer Psych-o-Tron Toxic Sewer Ooze
Argent Squire Faerie Dragon Raging Worgen Unstable Ghoul
Big-Time Racketeer Flight Master Scarlet Crusader Worgen Infiltrator
Bog Creeper Frost Elemental Shattered Sun Cleric Zombie Chow
Burly Shovelfist Furious Ettin Silver Hand Knight
Cult Master Hired Gun Spellbreaker
Daring Reporter Mad Bomber Stormwind Champion
Tier 4: Above Average
Grimestreet Smuggler Deranged Doctor Loot Hoarder Stormwind Knight
Avenge Faceless Rager Nerubian Prophet Tanglefur Mystic
Stand Against Darkness Fen Creeper Polluted Hoarder Twisted Worgen
Aberrant Berserker Friendly Bartender Ravencaller Walnut Sprite
Blackwald Pixie Hench-Clan Sneak Rotten Applebaum
Blowgill Sniper Kooky Chemist Soldier of Fortune
Tier 5: Average
Blessing of Wisdom Bloodfen Raptor Mistress of Mixtures Stormpike Commando
Grimestreet Outfitter Bluegill Warrior Murloc Tidehunter Streetwise Investigator
Hammer of Wrath Darkscale Healer Naga Corsair Sunreaver Spy
Hand of Protection Eldritch Horror Nerub'ar Weblord Travelling Healer
Humility Flesheating Ghoul Oasis Snapjaw Violet Warden
Noble Sacrifice Gnomish Inventor Ogre Magi Wolfrider
Arcane Servant Grook Fu Master Silvermoon Guardian Youthful Brewmaster
Archmage Jungle Panther Spellbook Binder
Bilefin Tidehunter Mad Scientist Spiteful Smith
Tier 6: Below Average
A Light in the Darkness Dalaran Librarian Ironfur Grizzly Spawn of N'Zoth
Blessing of Might Dancing Swords Kobold Geomancer Squirming Tentacle
Guardian of Kings Dragonling Mechanic Lord of the Arena Stoneskin Gargoyle
Repentance 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
Divine Strength Darkmire Moonkin Nightblade Tauren Warrior
Grimscale Chum Elven Archer Novice Engineer Thrallmar Farseer
Never Surrender! Faceless Behemoth Priestess of Elune Toxfin
Smuggler's Run 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
Tier 8: Terrible
Eye for an Eye Duskboar Magma Rager Swamp Dragon Egg
Holy Light Evolved Kobold Mana Reservoir Unpowered Steambot
Lightforged Blessing Goldshire Footman Murloc Raider Wisp
Rebuke Grimscale Oracle Shieldbearer Young Dragonhawk
Am'gam Rager Heroic Innkeeper Southsea Deckhand
Backstreet Leper Leper Gnome Stonetusk Boar
Dread Corsair Lost Spirit Street Trickster
Tier 1: Excellent
Aldor Peacekeeper Grimestreet Protector Silver Sword Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Equality Rallying Blade Gilnean Royal Guard
Grimestreet Enforcer Corrupted Seer Witchwood Grizzly
Tier 3: Good
Grimestreet Informant Defender of Argus Spellward Jeweler Witchwood Piper
Bomb Squad Exotic Mountseller Stampeding Kodo
Chief Inspector Phantom Militia Tunnel Blaster
Corrupted Healbot Sludge Belcher Violet Teacher
Tier 4: Above Average
Mysterious Blade Emperor Cobra Scaleworm Wild Pyromancer
Steward of Darkshire Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Deathlord Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Tier 5: Average
Bellringer Sentry Selfless Hero Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Desperate Measures Abomination Knife Juggler Wailing Soul
Getaway Kodo Crazed Alchemist Questing Adventurer Young Priestess
Paragon of Light Demolisher Ravenholdt Assassin
Tier 6: Below Average
Call to Adventure Gadgetzan Auctioneer Midnight Drake Recurring Villain
Backroom Bouncer Mad Hatter Portal Keeper
Tier 7: Bad
Holy Wrath Bloodsail Corsair Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Ancient Mage Coldlight Seer Mana Addict
Arcane Golem Eater of Secrets Mana Wraith
Blackwater Pirate Lifedrinker Master Swordsmith
Tier 8: Terrible
Blessed Champion Angry Chicken Murloc Tidecaller Silithid Swarmer
Misdirection Arcane Watcher Nerubian Egg Small-Time Buccaneer
Alarm-o-Bot Hecklebot Night Prowler Underbelly Ooze
Ancient Watcher Lightwarden Secretkeeper
Tier 1: Excellent
Tier 2: Great
Lay on Hands Sea Giant Witch's Cauldron
Sword of Justice Shade of Naxxramas
Tier 3: Good
Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag Nightmare Amalgam
Blood Knight Mossy Horror Twilight Summoner
Burgly Bully Muck Hunter Voodoo Doll
Tier 4: Above Average
Avenging Wrath Worgen Abomination
Tier 5: Average
Defias Cleaner Fel Orc Soulfiend Portal Overfiend Splitting Festeroot
Echoing Ooze Leatherclad Hogleader Scaled Nightmare
Faceless Shambler Magic Carpet Southsea Captain
Tier 6: Below Average
Vilefin Inquisitor Cyclopian Horror Fight Promoter Wind-up Burglebot
Azerite Elemental Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Big Bad Archmage Faceless Manipulator Validated Doomsayer
Tier 7: Bad
Cathedral Gargoyle Hidden Wisdom Big Game Hunter Sandbinder
Dragon Speaker Ancient Harbinger Blood of The Ancient One Unseen Saboteur
Forbidden Healing Baleful Banker Mountain Giant
Tier 8: Terrible
Duel! Small-Time Recruits Dirty Rat Whirlwind Tempest
Meanstreet Marshal Blubber Baron Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
Tirion Fordring
Tier 2: Great
Don Han'Cho Cairne Bloodhoof Kel'Thuzad Onyxia
Baron Geddon Deathwing Maexxna
Tier 3: Good
Commander Rhyssa Countess Ashmore Illidan Stormrage Soggoth the Slitherer
The Glass Knight Feugen Loatheb Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Ragnaros, Lightlord Alexstrasza Malygos
Wickerflame Burnbristle Archivist Elysiana
Tier 5: Average
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Auctionmaster Beardo Deathwing, Dragonlord King Mukla The Beast
Barista Lynchen Gruul Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Tier 6: Below Average
Prince Liam Jepetto Joybuzz Nat Pagle
Dollmaster Dorian Leeroy Jenkins Tinkmaster Overspark
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Millhouse Manastorm Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Captain Greenskin Nozdormu Shifter Zerus The Boogeymonster
Chef Nomi Sergeant Sally Stalagg Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Tier 8: Terrible
Nozari 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.
    • Removed Mind Control Tech.
  • 05 Dec. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for Rastakhan's Rumble.
  • 07 Aug. 2018: Updated spreadsheets for The Boomsday Project.
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