Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List

Want to win more games in Hearthstone: Battlegrounds easily? Just play as the best heroes! Here is the ultimate Hearthstone: Battlegrounds tier list.

“Battlegrounds” is the most popular game mode of the phenomenal deck-building game, Hearthstone. As Blizzard’s first foray into the auto-battler genre, Battlegrounds is wildly different from the typical Hearthstone arena game.

Despite a completely different set of rules and gameplay, Battlegrounds still has that signature competitive flair that Hearthstone is known for.

As such, a definitive ranking of the best heroes to use in the game could be a big help to new and veteran players alike. This tier list dives into the competitive meta of the game to guide you towards the best hero cards the game has to offer.

Now with all that out of the way, let’s dive right into the list.

Note that this list doesn’t apply to the Arena mode. We’ve made a separate list for that found here.

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Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List Tier S

These heroes are currently the best in the game. They have excellent hero powers that perform consistently well on or against any deck.

Hero Hero Powers
Millhouse ManastormManastorm (Passive) – Minions cost 2 Gold. Refresh costs 2 Gold. Tavern Tier cost (1) more
Master NguyenPower of the Storm (Passive) – At the start of every turn, choose from 2 new Hero Powers
Mutanus the DevourerDevour – Remove a friendly minion. Spit its stats onto another. Get 1 Gold
Fungalmancer FlurglGone Fishing (Passive) – After you sell a Murloc, add a random Murloc to Bob’s Tavern
Dancin’ DerylHat Trick – After you sell a minion, randomly give a minion in Bob’s Tavern +1/+1 twice
GalewingDungar’s Gryphon – Choose a flightpath. Complete it to get a bonus!
Westfall – In 1 turn, give your left-most minion +2 Attack
Ironforge –In 3 turns, Discover a minion of your Tavern Tier
Eastern Plaguelands – In 5 turns, your next Tavern Tier upgrade costs (5) less
Captain HooktuskTrash for Treasure – Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a lower Tavern Tier
Forest Warden OmuEverbloom (Passive) – After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, gain 2 Gold this turn only
Arch-Villain RafaamI’ll Take That! – Next combat, add a plain copy of the first minion you kill to your hand


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List Tier A

Excellent heroes that have no glaring flaws but are not as overpowering as those in S-tier.

Hero Hero Powers
Kurtrus AshfallenFinal Showdown (Passive) – Buy 3 minions in 1 turn to give them +2/ +2 and progress this
Gain Momentum (Passive) –  Buy 4 minions in 1 turn to give your hand and board +2/ +2 and progress this
Close the Portal (Passive) – Buy 5 minions in 1 turn to give ALL your minions this game +2/ +2 and complete this
GreyboughSprout It Out (Passive) – Give +1/ +2 and Taunt to minions you summon during combat
N’ZothAvatar of N’Zoth (Passive) – Start the game with a 2/2 Fish that gains all your Deathrattles in combat
Vol’jinSpirit Swap – Choose two minions. Swap their stats. / Choose a minion. Swap its stats with {0}
The Great AkazamzarakPrestidigitation – Discover a Secret. Put it onto the battlefield
The Lich KingReborn Rites – Give a friendly minion Reborn for the next combat only
Death Speaker BlackthornBloodbound – After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, gain 2 Blood Gems.
Silas DarkmoonCome One, Come All! (Passive) – Darkmoon Tickets are in the Tavern! Get 3 to Discover a minion from your Tavern Tier
Sir Finley MrrggltonAdventure! (Passive) – At the start of the game, Discover a Hero Power
Ragnaros the FirelordDie, Insects! – After you kill 20 enemy minions, get Sulfuras
Sulfuras (Passive) – At the end of your turn, give your left and right-most minions +4/+4
Reno JacksonGonna Be Rich! – Make a friendly minion Golden. (Once per game)
Maiev ShadowsongImprison – Make a minion in Bob’s Tavern Dormant. After 3 turns, get it with +2/ +2.
Yogg-Saron, Hope’s EndPuzzle Box – Hire a random minion in Bob’s Tavern and give it +1/+1
Jandice BarovSwap, Lock & Shop It – Swap a friendly non-golden minion with a random one in Bob’s Tavern
XyrellaSee the Light – Choose a minion in Bob’s Tavern to add to your hand. Set its stats to 2
YseraDream Portal (Passive) – At the start of your turn, add a Dragon to Bob’s Tavern
C’ThunSaturday C’Thuns! – At end of turn, give a friendly minion +1/ +1. Repeat 0 times. (Upgrades after each use!)
George the FallenBoon of Light – Give a friendly minion Divine Shield
Al’Akir the WindlordSwatting Insects – At the start of combat, give your left-most minion Windfury, Divine Shield, and Taunt
GalakrondGalakrond’s Greed – Replace a minion in Bob’s Tavern with a minion from a higher Tavern Tier and Freeze it
MalygosArcane Alteration – Replace a minion with a random one of the same Tavern Tier
Lord BarovFriendly Wager – Guess which player will win their next combat. If they win, get three Coins
King MuklaBananarama – Get 2 Bananas. At the end of your turn, give everyone else one
Edwin VanCleefSharpen Blades – Give a minion +1/+1 for each minion you’ve bought this turn


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List Tier B

Great heroes with helpful hero powers for certain situations in-game. Use these as backup picks for S and A-tiers if they get picked first.

Hero Hero Powers
TickatusPrize Wall (Passive) – Every 4 turns, Discover a Darkmoon Prize
Tess GreymaneBob’s Burgles – Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s Warband
Patches the PiratePirate Parrrrty! – Get a Pirate. After you buy a Pirate, your next Hero Power costs (1) less
AlexstraszaQueen of Dragons – After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern to Tavern Tier 5, Discover two Dragons
Trade Prince GallywixSmart Savings (Passive) – After you sell a minion, get 1 extra Gold next turn. (Can exceed 10.)
NozdormuClairvoyance (Passive) – Your first Refresh each turn cost (0)
Kael’thas SunstriderVerdant Spheres – Every third minion you buy gains +2/+2
PatchwerkAll Patched Up (Passive) – Start with 50 Health instead of 40
Dinotamer BrannBattle Brand – Refresh Bob’s Tavern with Battlecry minions
Millificent ManastormTinker (Passive) – Mechs in Bob’s Tavern have +1/+1
Zephrys, the GreatThree Wishes – If you have two copies of a minion, find the third. (3 Wishes left!)
Illidan StormrageWingmen (Passive) – At the start of combat, your left and right-most minions attack immediately
Captain EudoraBuried Treasure – Dig for a Golden minion!
Lord JaraxxusBloodfury – Give your Demons +1/+1
Y’ShaarjEmbrace Your Rage (Start of Combat) – Summon a minion from your Tavern Tier. Add a copy to your hand


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List Tier C

These are average heroes that will need fine-tuning from the player’s end if they want to be successful. Their hero powers don’t offer any inherent advantages so it’s harder to build a cohesive deck around.

Hero Hero Powers
ShudderwockBurbling – Your next Battlecry this turn triggers twice
DeathwingAll Will Burn! (Passive) – All minions have +2 Attack
SindragosaStay Frosty (Passive) – At the end of your turn, Frozen minions get +1/+1
Skycap’n KraggPiggy Bank – Gain 1 Gold this turn. Increases each turn. (Once per game)


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List Tier D

Heroes that have almost completely fallen off the meta. Use these heroes if you have a very specific niche usage in mind.

Hero Hero Powers
ChenvaalaAvalanche (Passive) – After you play 3 elementals, reduce the cost of upgrading Bob’s Tavern by (2)
Guff RunetotemNatural Balance – Give a friendly minion of each Tavern Tier +1/ +1
PyramadBrick by Brick – Give a random friendly minion +4 Health
Aranna StarseekerDemon Hunter Training – After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions
A. F. KayProcrastinate (Passive) – Skip your first two turns. Start with two minions from Tavern Tier 3
The CuratorMenagerist (Passive) – Start with a 1/1 Amalgam that has all minion types
Lich Baz’hialGraveyard Shift – Take 2 damage and add a Gold Coin to your hand
Infinite TokiTemporal Tavern – Refresh Bob’s Tavern. Include a minion from a higher Tavern Tier


Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List Tier F

The worst heroes in the game right now. Their hero powers aren’t that impressive so there’s no advantage in using them unless you want to challenge yourself.

Hero Hero Powers
Queen WagtoggleWax Warband – Give a friendly minion of each minion type +2 Attack
Overlord SaurfangFor the Horde! – Give +2 Attack to the next minion you buy this turn. (Upgrades each turn!)
Mr. BigglesworthKel’Thuzad’s Kitty (Passive) – When a player dies, Discover a minion from their Warband. It keeps any enchantments
Elise StarseekerLead Explorer (Passive) – When you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, get a “Recruitment Map”
Cariel RoameConviction (Rank 1) – Give a random friendly minion +1/ +1. (Upgrades at Tavern Tier 3.)
Conviction (Rank 2) – Give three random friendly minions +1/ +1. (Upgrades at Tavern Tier 5.)
Conviction (Rank 3) – Give five random friendly minions +1/ +1
RakanishuTavern Lighting – Give a random friendly minion stats equal to your Tavern Tier
The Rat KingA Tale of Kings (Passive) – Whenever you buy a minion of a specific type, give it +1/+2. Swaps type each turn

There you have it. A definitive list of the best and worst heroes to use in Hearthstone: Battlegrounds mode.

With this as your reference, you can better plan your deck builds to increase your chances of winning matches.

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