Hearthstone Battlegrounds Guide

Last updated on Dec 30, 2020 at 00:44 by Kat 1 comment

This guide will take you, step by step, through the entire process of playing Hearthstone Battlegrounds. Each part of the game mode's game play will be covered and strategic tips and tricks will be provided along the way to aid you in improving your gameplay and climbing up the rankings.



Hearthstone Battlegrounds is a unique game mode that adds a Hearthstone twist to the Autobattler game genre. Autobattler games, sometime referred to as 'auto-chess', soared in popularity in early 2019, originally as mod of Valve's Dota 2 game. Shortly after, official spin-off Autobattler games were released based off of Valve's Dota 2 and Riot's League of Legends.

Autobattler games see players spend time purchasing, upgrading, and positioning units before they are sent off to battle. Battles take place automatically as each player is paired to face off against a random one of their many opponents in a round robin type system. After the battles reach their conclusion, the losers will receive a calculated amount of damage and all players will return to the previous phase. These two phases of the game continue until only one player has any health remaining.


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Actions and Mechanics

For detailed information about the actions and mechanics present in a Hearthstone Battlegrounds game, please refer to our dedicated page.


Special Minions in Hearthstone Battlegrounds

Hearthstone Battlegrounds contains many special minions that are not present in Constructed or Arena play. For a detailed break down of all of these cards, and strategies on how to use them, please refer to our Special Minions page.


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Minion Tier List

Hearthstone Battlegrounds contains a broad selection of minions that are separated into different tiers that are valued very differently to Mana Costs used in normal Hearthstone games. For a full list of minion available at each Tavern Tier, an tips on the strongest choices, check out to our dedicated Minion Tier List Page.


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Strategy Tips

There are many moving parts within each game of Hearthstone Battlegrounds that makes every game different from the last. This makes it impossible to consistently use the same strategy each game. However, there are a lot of recurring themes to consider each game. Our dedicated Strategy Tips breaks down the details to help you improve.


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hero Tier List

As a separate game mode, Hearthstone Battlegrounds has its own meta game within it. This leads to some Heroes being stronger, and more popular than others as a result. To account for this we have devised a complete tier list to account for each Hero in the game in the current balance patch to aid your decision making when it comes to choosing which Hero to play.


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Spell Tier List

There are a range of spells available to use within Hearthstone Battlegrounds. It is important to understand what spells can potentially be available at each point in the game to gain a better understanding of both your own and your opponent's board potential. For an in-depth break down of the spells availabe, check out our dedicated Spell Tier list.



  • 30 Dec. 2020: Added links to the Spell Tier List page.
  • 13 Nov. 2019: Guide added.
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