Arena Warrior Tier Lists for Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 15:32 by Kat 7 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Warrior 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 Warriors 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.


Warrior Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Athletic Studies Stonemaul Anchorman Dalaran Crusader Stoneskin Basilisk
Execute Sword Eater Eccentric Scribe Venomous Scorpid
Spiked Wheel Claw Machine Onyx Magescribe
Tier 2: Great
Imprisoned Gan'arg Crimson Hothead Hench-Clan Hogsteed Steward of Scrolls
Warsong Outrider Fishy Flyer Hog Rancher Stormwind Champion
Whirling Combatant Fleethoof Pearltusk Ruststeed Raider
Burrowing Scorpid Gold Road Grunt Sneaky Delinquent
Tier 3: Good
Fiery War Axe Big-Time Racketeer Flight Master Redgill Razorjaw
Grimy Gadgeteer Bonechewer Brawler Frozen Shadoweaver Rocket Augmerchant
I Know a Guy Burly Shovelfist Grim Necromancer Smug Senior
Cutting Class Circus Medic Hired Gun Sunwell Initiate
In Formation! Daring Reporter Mad Bomber Toxic Sewer Ooze
Minefield Dark Iron Dwarf Overconfident Orc Wandmaker
Slam Darkspear Berserker Plagued Protodrake Wretched Tutor
Stage Hand Disguised Wanderer Proud Defender
Argent Squire Dragonmaw Sky Stalker Razormane Raider
Tier 4: Above Average
Cruel Taskmaster Darkmoon Dirigible Friendly Bartender Peon
Grimestreet Outfitter Darkmoon Statue Guardian Augmerchant Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Bonechewer Raider Dire Wolf Alpha Hench-Clan Sneak Soldier of Fortune
Improve Morale 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
Grimestreet Smuggler Death's Head Cultist Naga Corsair Strongman
Ironclad Explosive Sheep Oasis Thrasher Sunreaver Spy
Warsong Commander Flesheating Ghoul Ogremancer Talented Arcanist
Barricade 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
Bloodsail Deckhand Dalaran Librarian Parade Leader Scavenging Shivarra
Sword and Board EVIL Cable Rat Pen Flinger Sleepy Dragon
Vicious Scraphound Emerald Skytalon Potion Vendor Soulbound Ashtongue
Shield of Honor 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
Whirlwind Elven Archer Kindling Elemental Toxfin
Nitroboost Poison 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
Bulk Up Backstreet Leper Inconspicuous Rider Murloc Tinyfin
Dr. Boom's Scheme Desk Imp Knife Vendor Showstopper
Public Defender Heroic Innkeeper Mana Reservoir Street Trickster
Tier 1: Excellent
Frothing Berserker Reaper's Scythe Runaway Blackwing
Outrider's Axe War Cache Taurajo Brave
Tier 2: Great
Coerce Corsair Cache Troublemaker
Bloodboil Brute Sweeping Strikes Mor'shan Watch Post
Tier 3: Good
Grimestreet Informant 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
Armorsmith Stage Dive Hecklefang Hyena
Bumper Car Warsong Envoy Horde Operative
Tier 5: Average
Alley Armorsmith Grimestreet Pawnbroker Cult Neophyte Injured Blademaster
Clockwork Goblin Crazed Alchemist Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Tier 6: Below Average
Scrap Golem Portal Keeper SI:7 Infiltrator
Backroom Bouncer Recurring Villain Safety Inspector
Gadgetzan Auctioneer Robes of Protection Young Priestess
Tier 7: Bad
Shieldmaiden Coldlight Seer Fogsail Freebooter Scrapyard Colossus
Armor Vendor Derailed Coaster Mad Summoner Sunreaver Warmage
Tier 8: Terrible
Conditioning (Rank 1) Feat of Strength Humongous Razorleaf Nerubian Egg
Dimensional Ripper Arcane Devourer Infectious Sporeling Small-Time Buccaneer
Stolen Goods Blistering Rot K'thir Ritualist Underbelly Ooze
Commencement Hecklebot Murloc Tidecaller
Tier 1: Excellent
Gorehowl Omega Devastator Playmaker Southsea Scoundrel
Tier 2: Great
Tent Trasher Steeldancer
Tier 3: Good
Bladestorm Rancor Burgly Bully
Brawl Wrenchcalibur Hench-Clan Hag
Ceremonial Maul Batterhead Primordial Protector
Tier 4: Above Average
Carnival Clown Darkmoon Rabbit Transfer Student Waste Warden
Tier 5: Average
Ringmaster's Baton Defias Cleaner Leatherclad Hogleader Spirit Healer
Shield Slam Fel Orc Soulfiend Magic Carpet
Sleep with the Fishes Horrendous Growth Portal Overfiend
Tier 6: Below Average
Brass Knuckles Big Bad Archmage Educated Elekk Wind-up Burglebot
Warmaul Challenger Big Game Hunter Faceless Manipulator
Azerite Elemental Crossroads Watch Post Fight Promoter
Barrens Blacksmith Deathwarden Southsea Captain
Tier 7: Bad
Mor'shan Elite 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
Rattlegore Deathwing the Destroyer Y'Shaarj, the Defiler
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder N'Zoth, God of the Deep
Tier 2: Great
Don Han'Cho Keymaster Alabaster Onyxia the Broodmother
Baron Geddon Malygos the Spellweaver Overlord Runthak
Cairne Bloodhoof Moonfang Ysera the Dreamer
Tier 3: Good
Grommash Hellscream Ringmaster Whatley High Inquisitor Whitemane Teron Gorefiend
Kargath Bladefist Rokara Lorekeeper Polkelt
Lord Barov Brightwing Maiev Shadowsong
Doctor Krastinov C'Thun, the Shattered Silas Darkmoon
Tier 4: Above Average
Overlord Saurfang Blademaster Samuro Shadow Hunter Vol'jin
Archivist Elysiana Headmaster Kel'Thuzad
Tier 5: Average
Blastmaster Boom Barista Lynchen King Mukla
Archmage Vargoth Bloodmage Thalnos Taelan Fordring
Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Vectus
Tier 6: Below Average
The Boom Reaver Kazakus, Golem Shaper Nozdormu the Eternal Wrathion
Jepetto Joybuzz Mankrik Sphere of Sapience
Tier 7: Bad
Bulwark of Azzinoth Al'ar Kael'thas Sunstrider
Hobart Grapplehammer Chef Nomi Sergeant Sally
Tier 8: Terrible
E.T.C., God of Metal 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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