Arena Warrior Tier Lists for Rise of Shadows

Last updated on Apr 09, 2019 at 22:55 by Kat 6 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.

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. Warrior Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Arcanite Reaper Execute Warpath Eccentric Scribe
Death's Bite Ravaging Ghoul Dalaran Crusader
Tier 2: Great
Arathi Weaponsmith Acidic Swamp Ooze Dark Iron Dwarf Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Battle Rage Boulderfist Ogre Harvest Golem Sen'jin Shieldmasta
N'Zoth's First Mate Chillwind Yeti Haunted Creeper Spectral Knight
Tier 3: Good
Fiery War Axe Bog Creeper Furious Ettin Spellbreaker
Grimy Gadgeteer Burly Shovelfist Hired Gun Stormwind Champion
I Know a Guy Cult Master Mad Bomber Swift Messenger
Kor'kron Elite Daring Reporter Proud Defender Toxic Sewer Ooze
Slam Dire Wolf Alpha Psych-o-Tron Unstable Ghoul
Woodcutter's Axe 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
Tier 4: Above Average
Bloodhoof Brave Blackwald Pixie Kooky Chemist Stormwind Knight
Cleave Blowgill Sniper Loot Hoarder Stranglethorn Tiger
Cruel Taskmaster Deranged Doctor Nerubian Prophet Tanglefur Mystic
Improve Morale Faceless Rager Polluted Hoarder Twisted Worgen
Rabid Worgen Fen Creeper Ravencaller Walnut Sprite
Grimestreet Outfitter Friendly Bartender Rotten Applebaum
Aberrant Berserker Hench-Clan Sneak Soldier of Fortune
Tier 5: Average
Grimestreet Smuggler Eldritch Horror Nerub'ar Weblord Sunreaver Spy
Heroic Strike 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
Vicious Scraphound Dragonling Mechanic Kobold Geomancer Safeguard
Abusive Sergeant EVIL Cable Rat Lord of the Arena Spawn of N'Zoth
Acolyte of Pain Frostwolf Warlord Mad Scientist Squirming Tentacle
Ancient Brewmaster Gurubashi Berserker Marsh Drake Stoneskin Gargoyle
Ancient of Blossoms Hench-Clan Thug Potion Vendor Tentacle of N'Zoth
Bloodsail Raider Hozen Healer Pumpkin Peasant Venture Co. Mercenary
Booty Bay Bodyguard Infested Tauren Razorfen Hunter Voodoo Doctor
Dalaran Librarian Ironbeak Owl Reckless Rocketeer War Golem
Dancing Swords Ironfur Grizzly River Crocolisk Wyrmguard
Tier 7: Bad
Rampage Elven Archer Novice Engineer Thrallmar Farseer
Shield Block Faceless Behemoth Priestess of Elune Toxfin
Whirlwind Felsoul Inquisitor Raid Leader Undertaker
Cauldron Elemental Frostwolf Grunt Red Mana Wyrm Vicious Scalehide
Clockwork Automaton Gadgetzan Socialite Silverback Patriarch Violet Spellsword
Core Hound Grotesque Dragonhawk Spellshifter Windfury Harpy
Cult Apothecary Ironforge Rifleman Swamp Leech Worgen Greaser
Dalaran Mage Mogu'shan Warden Tanaris Hogchopper Zealous Initiate
Darkmire Moonkin Nightblade Tauren Warrior
Tier 8: Terrible
Charge Dread Corsair Lost Spirit Street Trickster
Dr. Boom's Scheme Duskboar Magma Rager Swamp Dragon Egg
Inner Rage Evolved Kobold Mana Reservoir Unpowered Steambot
Public Defender Goldshire Footman Murloc Raider Wisp
Warsong Commander Grimscale Oracle Shieldbearer Young Dragonhawk
Am'gam Rager Heroic Innkeeper Southsea Deckhand
Backstreet Leper Leper Gnome Stonetusk Boar
Tier 1: Excellent
Commanding Shout Frothing Berserker Militia Commander Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Sweeping Strikes Corrupted Seer Witchwood Grizzly
Argent Commander Gilnean Royal Guard
Tier 3: Good
Bloodsail Cultist Chief Inspector Phantom Militia Stampeding Kodo
Grimestreet Informant Corrupted Healbot Second-Rate Bruiser Tunnel Blaster
Upgrade! Defender of Argus Sludge Belcher Violet Teacher
Bomb Squad Exotic Mountseller Spellward Jeweler Witchwood Piper
Tier 4: Above Average
Armorsmith Deathlord Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Blood To Ichor Emperor Cobra Scaleworm Wild Pyromancer
Mortal Strike Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Tier 5: Average
Alley Armorsmith Abomination Knife Juggler Wailing Soul
Clockwork Goblin Crazed Alchemist Questing Adventurer Young Priestess
Festeroot Hulk Demolisher Ravenholdt Assassin
Grimestreet Pawnbroker Doppelgangster Spiked Hogrider
Tier 6: Below Average
Redband Wasp Gadgetzan Auctioneer Midnight Drake Portal Keeper
Backroom Bouncer Mad Hatter Pint-Sized Summoner Recurring Villain
Tier 7: Bad
Ancient Mage Bloodsail Corsair Lifedrinker Mana Wraith
Arcane Golem Coldlight Seer Mad Summoner Master Swordsmith
Blackwater Pirate Eater of Secrets Mana Addict Sunreaver Warmage
Tier 8: Terrible
Dimensional Ripper Hecklebot Night Prowler Underbelly Ooze
Stolen Goods Lightwarden Secretkeeper
Alarm-o-Bot Murloc Tidecaller Silithid Swarmer
Angry Chicken Nerubian Egg Small-Time Buccaneer
Tier 1: Excellent
Gorehowl Omega Devastator
Tier 2: Great
Sea Giant Shade of Naxxramas Witch's Cauldron
Tier 3: Good
Brawl Batterhead Hench-Clan Hag Nightmare Amalgam
Town Crier Blood Knight Mossy Horror Twilight Summoner
Wrenchcalibur Burgly Bully Muck Hunter Voodoo Doll
Tier 4: Above Average
Worgen Abomination
Tier 5: Average
Shield Slam Defias Cleaner Leatherclad Hogleader Southsea Captain
Sleep with the Fishes Echoing Ooze Magic Carpet Splitting Festeroot
Tentacles for Arms Faceless Shambler Portal Overfiend
Cyclopian Horror Fel Orc Soulfiend Scaled Nightmare
Tier 6: Below Average
Brass Knuckles Doomsayer Murloc Warleader
Azerite Elemental Faceless Manipulator Validated Doomsayer
Big Bad Archmage Fight Promoter Wind-up Burglebot
Tier 7: Bad
Blood Warriors Big Game Hunter Hungry Crab Unseen Saboteur
Ancient Harbinger Blood of The Ancient One Mountain Giant
Baleful Banker Darkspeaker Sandbinder
Tier 8: Terrible
Deadly Arsenal Dirty Rat Whirlwind Tempest
Blubber Baron Weasel Tunneler
Tier 1: Excellent
None
Tier 2: Great
Don Han'Cho Baron Geddon Kel'Thuzad
Darius Crowley Cairne Bloodhoof Maexxna
Malkorok Deathwing Onyxia
Tier 3: Good
Grommash Hellscream Feugen Illidan Stormrage Soggoth the Slitherer
Countess Ashmore Hogger Loatheb Ysera
Tier 4: Above Average
Alexstrasza Archivist Elysiana Malygos
Tier 5: Average
Blastmaster Boom Bloodmage Thalnos Harrison Jones The Beast
Archmage Vargoth Deathwing, Dragonlord King Mukla The Black Knight
Auctionmaster Beardo Genzo, the Shark Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Barista Lynchen Gruul N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Tier 6: Below Average
The Boom Reaver Jepetto Joybuzz Nat Pagle
Dollmaster Dorian Leeroy Jenkins Tinkmaster Overspark
Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Millhouse Manastorm Wrathion
Tier 7: Bad
Hobart Grapplehammer Nozdormu Stalagg
Captain Greenskin Sergeant Sally The Boogeymonster
Chef Nomi Shifter Zerus Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Tier 8: Terrible
Blackhowl Gunspire Finja, the Flying Star Mayor Noggenfogger
Azalina Soulthief Lorewalker Cho Nat, the Darkfisher
Baron Rivendare Madam Goya 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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