Arena Warlock Tier Lists for Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:32 by Kat 40 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.


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.


Warlock Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Abyssal Enforcer Man'ari Mosher Eccentric Scribe Venomous Scorpid
Drain Soul Claw Machine Onyx Magescribe
Hellfire Dalaran Crusader Stoneskin Basilisk
Tier 2: Great
Backfire Kabal Outfitter Fishy Flyer Sneaky Delinquent
Blastcrystal Potion Mortal Coil Fleethoof Pearltusk Steward of Scrolls
Demonic Studies School Spirits Gold Road Grunt Stormwind Champion
Dread Infernal Unstable Felbolt Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Flame Imp Burrowing Scorpid Hog Rancher
Imp Swarm (Rank 1) Crimson Hothead Ruststeed Raider
Tier 3: Good
Raise Dead Daring Reporter Grim Necromancer Redgill Razorjaw
Kabal Chemist 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
Tier 4: Above Average
Crystalweaver Darkmoon Dirigible Friendly Bartender Peon
Nightshade Matron Darkmoon Statue Guardian Augmerchant Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Ring Matron Dire Wolf Alpha Hench-Clan Sneak Soldier of Fortune
Spirit Jailer 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
Tier 5: Average
Enslaved Fel Lord Death's Head Cultist Naga Corsair Strongman
Hand of Gul'dan Explosive Sheep Oasis Thrasher Sunreaver Spy
Lakkari Felhound Flesheating Ghoul Ogremancer Talented Arcanist
Possessed Villager 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
EVIL Genius Dalaran Librarian Parade Leader Scavenging Shivarra
Fiendish Circle EVIL Cable Rat Pen Flinger Sleepy Dragon
Midway Maniac Emerald Skytalon Potion Vendor Soulbound Ashtongue
Rafaam's Scheme 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
Aranasi Broodmother Elven Archer Kindling Elemental Toxfin
Grimoire of Sacrifice 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
Backstreet Leper Inconspicuous Rider Murloc Tinyfin
Desk Imp Knife Vendor Showstopper
Heroic Innkeeper Mana Reservoir Street Trickster
Tier 1: Excellent
Fire Breather Soul Shear Taurajo Brave
Brittlebone Destroyer Runaway Blackwing
Tier 2: Great
Siphon Soul Luckysoul Hoarder Shadowlight Scholar Mor'shan Watch Post
Soul Rend Felfire Potion Kabal Courier
Tier 3: Good
Hysteria Burning Blade Acolyte Lone Champion Tunnel Blaster
Acidic Swamp Ooze Defender of Argus Second-Rate Bruiser Violet Teacher
Bomb Squad Exotic Mountseller Spellward Jeweler Voracious Reader
Tier 4: Above Average
Boneweb Egg Imprisoned Scrap Imp Hecklefang Hyena Horde Operative
Tier 5: Average
Enhanced Dreadlord Void Terror Cult Neophyte Injured Blademaster
Tiny Knight of Evil Crazed Alchemist Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Tier 6: Below Average
Blood Shard Bristleback Gadgetzan Auctioneer Robes of Protection Young Priestess
Free Admission Portal Keeper SI:7 Infiltrator
Backroom Bouncer Recurring Villain Safety Inspector
Tier 7: Bad
Apothecary's Caravan Impferno Derailed Coaster Scrapyard Colossus
Bloodfury Potion Armor Vendor Fogsail Freebooter Sunreaver Warmage
Eager Underling Coldlight Seer Mad Summoner
Tier 8: Terrible
Plot Twist Wicked Whispers Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Ritual of Doom Arcane Devourer Infectious Sporeling Small-Time Buccaneer
Seadevil Stinger Blistering Rot K'thir Ritualist Underbelly Ooze
The Dark Portal Hecklebot Murloc Tidecaller
Tier 1: Excellent
Twisting Nether Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Darkglare Kabal Trafficker
Tier 3: Good
Cascading Disaster Unlicensed Apothecary Burgly Bully Primordial Protector
Flesh Giant Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag
Tier 4: Above Average
Carnival Clown Darkmoon Rabbit Transfer Student Waste Warden
Tier 5: Average
Felsoul Jailer Fel Orc Soulfiend Magic Carpet
Void Drinker Horrendous Growth Portal Overfiend
Defias Cleaner Leatherclad Hogleader Spirit Healer
Tier 6: Below Average
Barrens Scavenger Big Bad Archmage Educated Elekk Wind-up Burglebot
Revenant Rascal Big Game Hunter Faceless Manipulator
Azerite Elemental Crossroads Watch Post Fight Promoter
Barrens Blacksmith Deathwarden Southsea Captain
Tier 7: Bad
Jumbo Imp Barrens Stablehand Enchanted Cauldron Mo'arg Artificer
Shadow Council Clockwork Giant Mini-Mage Unseen Saboteur
Tier 8: Terrible
Altar of Fire Felosophy Dirty Rat Weasel Tunneler
Darkest Hour Blubber Baron Replicat-o-tron Whirlwind Tempest
Tier 1: Excellent
Arch-Villain Rafaam Keli'dan the Breaker Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep
Envoy Rustwix Lord Jaraxxus Deathwing the Destroyer Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Tier 2: Great
Kanrethad Ebonlocke Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Overlord Runthak
Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
Tier 3: Good
Fel Lord Betrug C'Thun, the Shattered Lorekeeper Polkelt Silas Darkmoon
Brightwing High Inquisitor Whitemane Maiev Shadowsong Teron Gorefiend
Tier 4: Above Average
Kazakus Blademaster Samuro Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Archivist Elysiana Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
Tier 5: Average
Tickatus Barista Lynchen King Mukla
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Taelan Fordring
Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Vectus
Tier 6: Below Average
Archwitch Willow Tamsin Roame Mankrik Wrathion
Krul the Unshackled Jepetto Joybuzz Nozdormu the Eternal
Soulciologist Malicia Kazakus, Golem Shaper Sphere of Sapience
Tier 7: Bad
Neeru Fireblade Al'ar Kael'thas Sunstrider
Disciplinarian Gandling Chef Nomi Sergeant Sally
Tier 8: Terrible
Deck of Chaos 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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