Arena Priest Tier Lists for Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:32 by Kat 21 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Priest 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 Priests 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.


Priest Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
EVIL Conscripter Claw Machine Onyx Magescribe
Kabal Talonpriest Dalaran Crusader Stoneskin Basilisk
Shadow Word: Death Eccentric Scribe Venomous Scorpid
Tier 2: Great
Draconic Studies Temple Enforcer Fleethoof Pearltusk Ruststeed Raider
Hench-Clan Shadequill Burrowing Scorpid Gold Road Grunt Sneaky Delinquent
Holy Nova Crimson Hothead Hench-Clan Hogsteed Steward of Scrolls
Kabal Songstealer Fishy Flyer Hog Rancher Stormwind Champion
Tier 3: Good
Apotheosis Bonechewer Brawler Frozen Shadoweaver Rocket Augmerchant
Lightspawn Burly Shovelfist Grim Necromancer Smug Senior
Raise Dead Circus Medic Hired Gun Sunwell Initiate
Devouring Plague Daring Reporter Mad Bomber Toxic Sewer Ooze
Fairground Fool Dark Iron Dwarf Overconfident Orc Wandmaker
Holy Smite Darkspear Berserker Plagued Protodrake Wretched Tutor
Power Infusion Disguised Wanderer Proud Defender
Argent Squire Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Razormane Raider
Big-Time Racketeer Flight Master Redgill Razorjaw
Tier 4: Above Average
Kabal Chemist Darkmoon Statue Friendly Bartender Manafeeder Panthara
Potion of Madness Dire Wolf Alpha Guardian Augmerchant Peon
Annoy-o-Tron Divine Rager Hench-Clan Sneak Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Blowgill Sniper Earthen Ring Farseer Imprisoned Vilefiend Soldier of Fortune
Bonechewer Vanguard Faceless Rager Kooky Chemist Spider Tank
Crabrider Fantastic Firebird Lake Thresher Stranglethorn Tiger
Darkmoon Dirigible Far Watch Post Loot Hoarder Wriggling Horror
Tier 5: Average
Psychic Conjurer Death's Head Cultist Naga Corsair Strongman
Renew Explosive Sheep Oasis Thrasher Sunreaver Spy
Wave of Apathy Flesheating Ghoul Ogremancer Talented Arcanist
Shadowed Spirit 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
Crossroads Gossiper Murloc Tidehunter Streetwise Investigator
Tier 6: Below Average
Frazzled Freshman Emerald Skytalon Pen Flinger Scavenging Shivarra
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
Tier 7: Bad
Imprisoned Homunculus Costumed Entertainer Intrepid Initiate Toad of the Wilds
Insight Elven Archer Kindling Elemental Toxfin
Unsleeping Soul Gadgetzan Socialite Lushwater Scout Toxicologist
Arcane Anomaly Gruntled Patron Red Mana Wyrm Violet Spellsword
Banana Vendor Gyreworm Rock Rager Worgen Greaser
Cogmaster Ice Rager Tanaris Hogchopper
Tier 8: Terrible
Desperate Prayer Backstreet Leper Knife Vendor Street Trickster
Flash Heal Desk Imp Mana Reservoir
Fortune Teller Heroic Innkeeper Murloc Tinyfin
Power Word: Fortitude Inconspicuous Rider Showstopper
Tier 1: Excellent
Brittlebone Destroyer Convincing Infiltrator Runaway Blackwing Taurajo Brave
Tier 2: Great
Drakonid Operative Initiation Lightsteed Mor'shan Watch Post
Forbidden Words Kul Tiran Chaplain Kabal Courier
Tier 3: Good
Palm Reading Bomb Squad Lone Champion Violet Teacher
Power Word: Feast Burning Blade Acolyte Second-Rate Bruiser Voracious Reader
Hysteria Defender of Argus Spellward Jeweler
Acidic Swamp Ooze Exotic Mountseller Tunnel Blaster
Tier 4: Above Average
Auspicious Spirits Lightshower Elemental Hecklefang Hyena
Dragonmaw Sentinel Soothsayer's Caravan Horde Operative
Tier 5: Average
Dragonmaw Overseer Psyche Split Thrive in the Shadows Doppelgangster
Mass Resurrection Gift of Luminance Crazed Alchemist Injured Blademaster
Nazmani Bloodweaver Crimson Clergy Cult Neophyte Spiked Hogrider
Tier 6: Below Average
Backroom Bouncer Portal Keeper Robes of Protection Safety Inspector
Gadgetzan Auctioneer Recurring Villain SI:7 Infiltrator Young Priestess
Tier 7: Bad
Pint-Size Potion Coldlight Seer Fogsail Freebooter Scrapyard Colossus
Armor Vendor Derailed Coaster Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Tier 8: Terrible
Focused Will Arcane Devourer Infectious Sporeling Small-Time Buccaneer
Greater Healing Potion Blistering Rot K'thir Ritualist Underbelly Ooze
Rally! Hecklebot Murloc Tidecaller
Void Flayer Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Tier 1: Excellent
Condemn (Rank 1) Dragonfire Potion Shadow Word: Ruin Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Priest of An'she Flesh Giant
Tier 3: Good
Devout Pupil Skeletal Dragon Burgly Bully Primordial Protector
Cabal Acolyte Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag
Tier 4: Above Average
Blood of G'huun Shadowy Figure Darkmoon Rabbit Waste Warden
Mana Geode Carnival Clown Transfer Student
Tier 5: Average
Sethekk Veilweaver Fel Orc Soulfiend Magic Carpet
Shadowform Horrendous Growth Portal Overfiend
Defias Cleaner Leatherclad Hogleader Spirit Healer
Tier 6: Below Average
Lazul's Scheme 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
Idol of Y'Shaarj Clockwork Giant Mini-Mage Unseen Saboteur
Barrens Stablehand Enchanted Cauldron Mo'arg Artificer
Tier 8: Terrible
Blubber Baron Replicat-o-tron Whirlwind Tempest
Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
G'huun the Blood God Natalie Seline Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep
Madame Lazul Xyrella Deathwing the Destroyer Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Tier 2: Great
Serena Bloodfeather Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
Soul Mirror Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Overlord Runthak
Tier 3: Good
Catrina Muerte C'Thun, the Shattered Lorekeeper Polkelt Silas Darkmoon
Brightwing High Inquisitor Whitemane Maiev Shadowsong Teron Gorefiend
Tier 4: Above Average
Reliquary of Souls Archivist Elysiana Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
Kazakus Blademaster Samuro Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Tier 5: Average
Raza the Chained Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Vectus
The Nameless One Barista Lynchen King Mukla
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Taelan Fordring
Tier 6: Below Average
Jepetto Joybuzz Mankrik Sphere of Sapience
Kazakus, Golem Shaper Nozdormu the Eternal Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Dark Inquisitor Xanesh Al'ar Kael'thas Sunstrider
Disciplinarian Gandling Chef Nomi Sergeant Sally
Tier 8: Terrible
Mindrender Illucia Finja, the Flying Star Magtheridon Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate
High Abbess Alura Kargal Battlescar Mayor Noggenfogger
Baron Rivendare Madam Goya Patches the Pirate


  • 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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