Arena Shaman Tier Lists for Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:32 by Kat 19 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Shaman 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 Shamans 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.


Shaman Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Cagematch Custodian Serpentshrine Portal Dalaran Crusader Venomous Scorpid
Fire Elemental Stormstrike Eccentric Scribe
Hex Walking Fountain Onyx Magescribe
Menacing Nimbus Claw Machine Stoneskin Basilisk
Tier 2: Great
Jade Lightning Burrowing Scorpid Gold Road Grunt Sneaky Delinquent
Marshspawn Crimson Hothead Hench-Clan Hogsteed Steward of Scrolls
Mistrunner Fishy Flyer Hog Rancher Stormwind Champion
Tidal Wave Fleethoof Pearltusk Ruststeed Raider
Tier 3: Good
Tidal Surge 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
Daring Reporter Grim Necromancer Redgill Razorjaw
Tier 4: Above Average
Lightning Bolt Bonechewer Vanguard Far Watch Post Peon
Mutate Crabrider Friendly Bartender Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Totemic Reflection Darkmoon Dirigible Guardian Augmerchant Soldier of Fortune
Primordial Studies Darkmoon Statue Hench-Clan Sneak Spider Tank
Arid Stormer Dire Wolf Alpha Imprisoned Vilefiend Stranglethorn Tiger
Novice Zapper Divine Rager Kooky Chemist Wriggling Horror
South Coast Chieftain Earthen Ring Farseer Lake Thresher
Annoy-o-Tron Faceless Rager Loot Hoarder
Blowgill Sniper Fantastic Firebird Manafeeder Panthara
Tier 5: Average
Call in the Finishers Crossroads Gossiper Murloc Tidehunter Streetwise Investigator
Jade Chieftain Death's Head Cultist Naga Corsair Strongman
Rockbiter Weapon Explosive Sheep Oasis Thrasher Sunreaver Spy
Imprisoned Phoenix Flesheating Ghoul Ogremancer Talented Arcanist
Spawnpool Forager 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
Unbound Elemental Dalaran Librarian Parade Leader Scavenging Shivarra
Jade Spirit EVIL Cable Rat Pen Flinger Sleepy Dragon
Rune Dagger Emerald Skytalon Potion Vendor Soulbound Ashtongue
Soul of the Murloc 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
Tier 7: Bad
Windfury Elven Archer Kindling Elemental Toxfin
Lightning Bloom 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
Costumed Entertainer Intrepid Initiate Toad of the Wilds
Tier 8: Terrible
Revolve Heroic Innkeeper Mana Reservoir Street Trickster
Backstreet Leper Inconspicuous Rider Murloc Tinyfin
Desk Imp Knife Vendor Showstopper
Tier 1: Excellent
Hagatha's Scheme Lightning Storm Whack-A-Gnoll Hammer Taurajo Brave
Jade Claws Torrent Runaway Blackwing
Tier 2: Great
Landslide Bogstrok Clacker Sludge Slurper Mor'shan Watch Post
Guidance Diligent Notetaker Lotus Agents
Tier 3: Good
Dunk Tank Underbelly Angler Defender of Argus Spellward Jeweler
Earth Revenant Acidic Swamp Ooze Exotic Mountseller Tunnel Blaster
Feral Spirit Bomb Squad Lone Champion Violet Teacher
Jinyu Waterspeaker Burning Blade Acolyte Second-Rate Bruiser Voracious Reader
Tier 4: Above Average
Draenei Totemcarver Molten Blast Hecklefang Hyena
Mana Tide Totem Pit Master Horde Operative
Tier 5: Average
Groundskeeper Crazed Alchemist Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Trick Totem Cult Neophyte Injured Blademaster
Tier 6: Below Average
Vivid Spores Portal Keeper SI:7 Infiltrator
Backroom Bouncer Recurring Villain Safety Inspector
Gadgetzan Auctioneer Robes of Protection Young Priestess
Tier 7: Bad
Armor Vendor Derailed Coaster Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Coldlight Seer Fogsail Freebooter Scrapyard Colossus
Tier 8: Terrible
Devolve Blistering Rot K'thir Ritualist Underbelly Ooze
Nofin Can Stop Us Hecklebot Murloc Tidecaller
Tinyfin's Caravan Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Arcane Devourer Infectious Sporeling Small-Time Buccaneer
Tier 1: Excellent
Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Chain Lightning (Rank 1) Earth Elemental Runic Carvings Shattered Rumbler
Tier 3: Good
Batterhead Burgly Bully Hench-Clan Hag Primordial Protector
Tier 4: Above Average
Boggspine Knuckles Darkmoon Rabbit Waste Warden
Carnival Clown Transfer Student
Tier 5: Average
Doomhammer Fel Orc Soulfiend Magic Carpet
Totem Goliath Horrendous Growth Portal Overfiend
Defias Cleaner Leatherclad Hogleader Spirit Healer
Tier 6: Below Average
Deathmatch Pavilion Azerite Elemental Crossroads Watch Post Fight Promoter
Finders Keepers Barrens Blacksmith Deathwarden Southsea Captain
Lilypad Lurker Big Bad Archmage Educated Elekk Wind-up Burglebot
Magicfin Big Game Hunter Faceless Manipulator
Tier 7: Bad
Muckmorpher Barrens Stablehand Enchanted Cauldron Mo'arg Artificer
Witch's Brew Clockwork Giant Mini-Mage Unseen Saboteur
Tier 8: Terrible
Devolving Missiles Blubber Baron Replicat-o-tron Whirlwind Tempest
Lotus Illusionist Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
Instructor Fireheart Swampqueen Hagatha Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep
Speaker Gidra The Lurker Below Deathwing the Destroyer Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Tier 2: Great
Aya Blackpaw Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
Inara Stormcrash Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Overlord Runthak
Tier 3: Good
Al'Akir the Windlord C'Thun, the Shattered Maiev Shadowsong
Lady Vashj High Inquisitor Whitemane Silas Darkmoon
Brightwing Lorekeeper Polkelt Teron Gorefiend
Tier 4: Above Average
Archivist Elysiana Blademaster Samuro Headmaster Kel'Thuzad Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Tier 5: Average
White Eyes Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Vectus
Ras Frostwhisper Barista Lynchen King Mukla
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Taelan Fordring
Tier 6: Below Average
Bru'kan Jepetto Joybuzz Nozdormu the Eternal
Firemancer Flurgl Kazakus, Golem Shaper Sphere of Sapience
Scargil Mankrik Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Al'ar Chef Nomi Kael'thas Sunstrider Sergeant Sally
Tier 8: Terrible
Grand Totem Eys'or Kargal Battlescar Mayor Noggenfogger
Baron Rivendare Madam Goya Patches the Pirate
Finja, the Flying Star Magtheridon 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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