Arena Rogue Tier Lists for Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:32 by Kat 34 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Rogue 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 Rogues 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.


Rogue Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Assassinate Hench-Clan Burglar Dalaran Crusader Venomous Scorpid
Cursed Vagrant Plague Scientist Eccentric Scribe
Wand Thief Swindle Onyx Magescribe
Nitroboost Poison Claw Machine Stoneskin Basilisk
Tier 2: Great
Backstab Vulpera Toxinblade Fleethoof Pearltusk Sneaky Delinquent
EVIL Miscreant Wicked Stab (Rank 1) Gold Road Grunt Steward of Scrolls
Foxy Fraud Burrowing Scorpid Hench-Clan Hogsteed Stormwind Champion
Swashburglar Crimson Hothead Hog Rancher
Tomb Pillager Fishy Flyer Ruststeed Raider
Tier 3: Good
Deadly Poison Circus Medic Grim Necromancer Rocket Augmerchant
Dirty Tricks Daring Reporter Hired Gun Smug Senior
Shadow Rager Dark Iron Dwarf Mad Bomber Sunwell Initiate
Spymistress Darkspear Berserker Overconfident Orc Toxic Sewer Ooze
Argent Squire Disguised Wanderer Plagued Protodrake Wandmaker
Big-Time Racketeer Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Proud Defender Wretched Tutor
Bonechewer Brawler Flight Master Razormane Raider
Burly Shovelfist Frozen Shadoweaver Redgill Razorjaw
Tier 4: Above Average
Jade Shuriken Darkmoon Statue Guardian Augmerchant Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Jade Swarmer Dire Wolf Alpha Hench-Clan Sneak Soldier of Fortune
Silverleaf Poison 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
Darkmoon Dirigible Friendly Bartender Peon
Tier 5: Average
Bladed Cultist Death's Head Cultist Naga Corsair Strongman
Efficient Octo-bot Explosive Sheep Oasis Thrasher Sunreaver Spy
Plagiarize Flesheating Ghoul Ogremancer Talented Arcanist
Sweet Tooth 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
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
Emerald Skytalon Pen Flinger Scavenging Shivarra
Tier 7: Bad
Cold Blood Cogmaster Ice Rager Tanaris Hogchopper
Jade Spirit Costumed Entertainer Intrepid Initiate Toad of the Wilds
Daring Escape Elven Archer Kindling Elemental Toxfin
Cutting Class Gadgetzan Socialite Lushwater Scout Toxicologist
Arcane Anomaly Gruntled Patron Red Mana Wyrm Violet Spellsword
Banana Vendor Gyreworm Rock Rager Worgen Greaser
Tier 8: Terrible
Shadowstep Heroic Innkeeper Mana Reservoir Street Trickster
Backstreet Leper Inconspicuous Rider Murloc Tinyfin
Desk Imp Knife Vendor Showstopper
Tier 1: Excellent
Blackjack Stunner Oil Rig Ambusher Runaway Blackwing Taurajo Brave
Tier 2: Great
Ashtongue Slayer Sparkjoy Cheat Coerce Mor'shan Watch Post
Prize Plunderer Sprint Shifty Sophomore
SI:7 Agent Brain Freeze Lotus Agents
Tier 3: Good
Underbelly Fence Burning Blade Acolyte Second-Rate Bruiser Voracious Reader
Vendetta Defender of Argus Spellward Jeweler
Acidic Swamp Ooze Exotic Mountseller Tunnel Blaster
Bomb Squad Lone Champion Violet Teacher
Tier 4: Above Average
Assassin's Blade Ticket Master Horde Operative
Shadow Sensei Hecklefang Hyena
Tier 5: Average
Ambush Crazed Alchemist Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Paralytic Poison Cult Neophyte Injured Blademaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Field Contact Gadgetzan Auctioneer Robes of Protection Young Priestess
Gadgetzan Ferryman Portal Keeper SI:7 Infiltrator
Backroom Bouncer Recurring Villain Safety Inspector
Tier 7: Bad
Self-Sharpening Sword Coldlight Seer Fogsail Freebooter Scrapyard Colossus
Armor Vendor Derailed Coaster Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Tier 8: Terrible
Counterfeit Coin Togwaggle's Scheme Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Shadow Clone Arcane Devourer Infectious Sporeling Small-Time Buccaneer
Shenanigans Blistering Rot K'thir Ritualist Underbelly Ooze
Sinister Strike Hecklebot Murloc Tidecaller
Tier 1: Excellent
Secret Passage Unidentified Contract Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Patient Assassin
Tier 3: Good
Lotus Assassin Waggle Pick Burgly Bully Primordial Protector
Malevolent Strike Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag
Tier 4: Above Average
Steeldancer Greyheart Sage Darkmoon Rabbit Waste Warden
Bamboozle Carnival Clown Transfer Student
Tier 5: Average
Defias Cleaner Horrendous Growth Magic Carpet Spirit Healer
Fel Orc Soulfiend Leatherclad Hogleader Portal Overfiend
Tier 6: Below Average
Yoink! 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
Luckydo Buccaneer Barrens Stablehand Mini-Mage
Preparation Clockwork Giant Mo'arg Artificer
Swinetusk Shank Enchanted Cauldron Unseen Saboteur
Tier 8: Terrible
Cloak of Shadows Blubber Baron Replicat-o-tron Whirlwind Tempest
Potion of Illusion Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
Keywarden Ivory Deathwing the Destroyer Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep
Tier 2: Great
Aya Blackpaw Scabbs Cutterbutter Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Jandice Barov Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Overlord Runthak
Apothecary Helbrim Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
Tier 3: Good
Vanessa VanCleef C'Thun, the Shattered Maiev Shadowsong
Doctor Krastinov High Inquisitor Whitemane Silas Darkmoon
Brightwing Lorekeeper Polkelt Teron Gorefiend
Tier 4: Above Average
Akama Shaku, the Collector Archivist Elysiana Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
Heistbaron Togwaggle Tenwu of the Red Smoke Blademaster Samuro Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Tier 5: Average
Infiltrator Lilian Barista Lynchen King Mukla
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Taelan Fordring
Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Vectus
Tier 6: Below Average
Grand Empress Shek'zara Jepetto Joybuzz Mankrik Sphere of Sapience
Shadowjeweler Hanar Kazakus, Golem Shaper Nozdormu the Eternal Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Tak Nozwhisker Chef Nomi Sergeant Sally
Al'ar Kael'thas Sunstrider
Tier 8: Terrible
Baron Rivendare Kargal Battlescar Magtheridon Patches the Pirate
Finja, the Flying Star Madam Goya Mayor Noggenfogger Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate


  • 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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