Arena Warlock Tier Lists for Rise of Shadows

Last updated on Apr 09, 2019 at 22:55 by Kat 37 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Warlock 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 Warlocks 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. Warlock Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Abyssal Enforcer Hellfire Dalaran Crusader Eccentric Scribe
Tier 2: Great
Blastcrystal Potion Acidic Swamp Ooze Harvest Golem Spectral Knight
Dread Infernal Boulderfist Ogre Haunted Creeper
Flame Imp Chillwind Yeti Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Mortal Coil Dark Iron Dwarf Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Tier 3: Good
Corruption Burly Shovelfist Hired Gun Stormwind Champion
Darkshire Councilman Cult Master Mad Bomber Swift Messenger
Kabal Chemist Daring Reporter Proud Defender Toxic Sewer Ooze
Shadow Bolt Dire Wolf Alpha Psych-o-Tron Unstable Ghoul
Soulfire Earthen Ring Farseer Raging Worgen Worgen Infiltrator
Amani Berserker Faerie Dragon Scarlet Crusader Zombie Chow
Argent Squire Flight Master Shattered Sun Cleric
Big-Time Racketeer Frost Elemental Silver Hand Knight
Bog Creeper Furious Ettin Spellbreaker
Tier 4: Above Average
Crystalweaver Faceless Rager Nerubian Prophet Tanglefur Mystic
Voidwalker 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
Deranged Doctor Loot Hoarder Stormwind Knight
Tier 5: Average
Possessed Villager Eldritch Horror Nerub'ar Weblord Sunreaver Spy
Voidcaller Flesheating Ghoul Oasis Snapjaw Travelling Healer
Arcane Servant Gnomish Inventor Ogre Magi Violet Warden
Archmage Grook Fu Master Silvermoon Guardian Wolfrider
Bilefin Tidehunter Jungle Panther Spellbook Binder Youthful Brewmaster
Bloodfen Raptor Mistress of Mixtures Spiteful Smith
Bluegill Warrior Murloc Tidehunter Stormpike Commando
Darkscale Healer Naga Corsair Streetwise Investigator
Tier 6: Below Average
Demonfire Booty Bay Bodyguard Ironfur Grizzly Spawn of N'Zoth
Duskbat Dalaran Librarian Kobold Geomancer Squirming Tentacle
EVIL Genius Dancing Swords Lord of the Arena Stoneskin Gargoyle
Fiendish Circle Dragonling Mechanic Mad Scientist Tentacle of N'Zoth
Rafaam's Scheme EVIL Cable Rat Marsh Drake Venture Co. Mercenary
Succubus Frostwolf Warlord Potion Vendor Voodoo Doctor
Abusive Sergeant Gurubashi Berserker Pumpkin Peasant War Golem
Acolyte of Pain Hench-Clan Thug Razorfen Hunter Wyrmguard
Ancient Brewmaster Hozen Healer Reckless Rocketeer
Ancient of Blossoms Infested Tauren River Crocolisk
Bloodsail Raider Ironbeak Owl Safeguard
Tier 7: Bad
Aranasi Broodmother Cult Apothecary Mogu'shan Warden Tauren Warrior
Blood Imp Dalaran Mage Nightblade Thrallmar Farseer
Call of the Void Darkmire Moonkin Novice Engineer Toxfin
Drain Life Elven Archer Priestess of Elune Undertaker
Sense Demons Faceless Behemoth Raid Leader Vicious Scalehide
Summoning Portal Felsoul Inquisitor Red Mana Wyrm Violet Spellsword
Witchwood Imp Frostwolf Grunt Silverback Patriarch Windfury Harpy
Cauldron Elemental Gadgetzan Socialite Spellshifter Worgen Greaser
Clockwork Automaton Grotesque Dragonhawk Swamp Leech Zealous Initiate
Core Hound Ironforge Rifleman Tanaris Hogchopper
Tier 8: Terrible
Sacrificial Pact Goldshire Footman Mana Reservoir Swamp Dragon Egg
Am'gam Rager Grimscale Oracle Murloc Raider Unpowered Steambot
Backstreet Leper Heroic Innkeeper Shieldbearer Wisp
Dread Corsair Leper Gnome Southsea Deckhand Young Dragonhawk
Duskboar Lost Spirit Stonetusk Boar
Evolved Kobold Magma Rager Street Trickster
Tier 1: Excellent
Tier 2: Great
Felfire Potion Siphon Soul Corrupted Seer Witchwood Grizzly
Shadowflame Kabal Courier Gilnean Royal Guard
Tier 3: Good
Forbidden Ritual 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
Deathlord Imp Master Scaleworm Twilight Drake
Emperor Cobra Injured Blademaster Sunfury Protector Wild Pyromancer
Tier 5: Average
Curse of Weakness Crazed Alchemist Knife Juggler Spiked Hogrider
Darkshire Librarian Demolisher Questing Adventurer Wailing Soul
Abomination Doppelgangster Ravenholdt Assassin Young Priestess
Tier 6: Below Average
Blood Witch Void Terror Mad Hatter Recurring Villain
Felguard Backroom Bouncer Midnight Drake
Spreading Madness Gadgetzan Auctioneer Portal Keeper
Tier 7: Bad
Bloodfury Potion Arcane Golem Eater of Secrets Mana Wraith
Eager Underling Blackwater Pirate Lifedrinker Master Swordsmith
Impferno Bloodsail Corsair Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Ancient Mage Coldlight Seer Mana Addict
Tier 8: Terrible
Misdirection Ancient Watcher Murloc Tidecaller Small-Time Buccaneer
Dark Possession Angry Chicken Nerubian Egg Underbelly Ooze
Plot Twist Arcane Watcher Night Prowler
Seadevil Stinger Hecklebot Secretkeeper
Alarm-o-Bot Lightwarden Silithid Swarmer
Tier 1: Excellent
DOOM! Twisting Nether
Tier 2: Great
Kabal Trafficker Sea Giant Shade of Naxxramas Witch's Cauldron
Tier 3: Good
Unlicensed Apothecary Burgly Bully Muck Hunter Voodoo Doll
Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag Nightmare Amalgam
Blood Knight Mossy Horror Twilight Summoner
Tier 4: Above Average
Bane of Doom Worgen Abomination
Tier 5: Average
Deathweb Spider Echoing Ooze Leatherclad Hogleader Scaled Nightmare
Pit Lord Faceless Shambler Magic Carpet Southsea Captain
Defias Cleaner Fel Orc Soulfiend Portal Overfiend Splitting Festeroot
Tier 6: Below Average
Ratcatcher Cyclopian Horror Fight Promoter Wind-up Burglebot
Azerite Elemental Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Big Bad Archmage Faceless Manipulator Validated Doomsayer
Tier 7: Bad
Jumbo Imp Baleful Banker Blood of The Ancient One Sandbinder
Ancient Harbinger Big Game Hunter Mountain Giant Unseen Saboteur
Tier 8: Terrible
Darkest Hour Blubber Baron Weasel Tunneler
Renounce Darkness Dirty Rat Whirlwind Tempest
Tier 1: Excellent
Arch-Villain Rafaam Lord Godfrey
Tier 2: Great
Lord Jaraxxus Cairne Bloodhoof Kel'Thuzad Onyxia
Baron Geddon Deathwing Maexxna
Tier 3: Good
Fel Lord Betrug Countess Ashmore Illidan Stormrage Soggoth the Slitherer
Glinda Crowskin Feugen Loatheb Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Kazakus Alexstrasza Malygos
Cho'gall 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
Krul the Unshackled 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
Azalina Soulthief Finja, the Flying Star Madam Goya Nat, the Darkfisher
Baron Rivendare Lorewalker Cho Mayor Noggenfogger 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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