Hearthstone Battlegrounds Card Tier List

Last updated on Dec 06, 2019 at 09:00 by Kat 1 comment

This guide details all of the cards available at each Tavern Tier in Hearthstone Battlegrounds and provides some advice on what cards to look out for at each tier.

This guide is part of our larger Battlegrounds Guide.


Battlegrounds Card Tier List

In Hearthstone Battlegrounds all of the minions available are separated into tiers. Minions will only spawn of a level equal to or lower than your current Tavern Tier. Knowing which minions can and cannot spawn on each tier is invaluable and will greatly influence your decision making when deciding to upgrade your tavern.


Tier 1 Minions

The main purpose of Tier 1 minions is to get you safely through the early game. Notably the only minion offered here that has any late game value is Wrath Weaver. Alleycat and Murloc Tidehunter are the most common cards picked from this tier due to their ability to summon tokens that can later be sold for an additional gold. A full list of Tier 1 minions can be found below.


Tier 2 Minions

Tier 2 minions create the foundations for strategies. It contains many solid tribal minions that can be built upon, such as Rat Pack and Scavenging Hyena for Beasts and Annoy-o-Tron and Metaltooth Leaper for Mechs. This tier also contains the highly valuable Nightmare Amalgam, which is one of the most powerful minions in Hearthstone Battlegrounds due to its flexibility. A full list of Tier 2 minions can be found below.


Tier 3 Minions

Tier 3 minions contain a large amount of buffs and synergies for the various tribes available. While many of the cards are not strong by themselves, they are great for building upon the foundation of Tier 2 minions with powerful buffers like Pack Leader and Replicating Menace to look out for. A full list of Tier 3 minions can be found below.


Tier 4 Minions

Tier 4 is where minions begin to really ramp up in quality. Nearly all of the options are solid and offer some utility in the late game. This Tier contains Toxfin and Annoy-o-Module, the strongest buffs for Nightmare Amalgams in addition to powerful standalone cards like Cave Hydra,, Piloted Sky Golem, and Security Rover. A full list of Tier 4 minions can be found below.


Tier 5 Minions

Tier 5 contains truly build-defining minions. Some of the options available are strong enough to warrant a complete shift in strategy if picked up early enough. Look out for Brann Bronzebeard, Annihilan Battlemaster, Junkbot, Goldrinn, the Great Wolf, and Lightfang Enforcer in particular. A full list of Tier 5 minions can be found below.


Tier 6 Minions

Tier 6 minions are the most powerful minions available in Hearthstone Battlegrounds. Due to these minions being available so late in the game, most are strong enough to be a solid choice for any strategy. Some of the strongest options for any deck include Ghastcoiler, Sneed's Old Shredder, and Maexxna. A full list of Tier 6 minions can be found below.



  • 06 Dec. 2019: Added Floating Watcher and King Bagurgle to tier list.
  • 19 Nov. 2019: Adjusted the tiers of Coldlight Seer, Primalfin Lookout, Voidlord, and Junkbot.
  • 13 Nov. 2019: Guide added.
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