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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S-Tier

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.

HeroHero Powers
Ragnaros the Fire LordDie, 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
Jandice BarovSwap, Lock & Shop It – Swap a friendly non-golden minion with a random one in Bob’s Tavern
Kael’thas SunstriderVerdant Spheres – Every third minion you buy gains +2/+2
Maeiv ShadowsongImprison: Make a minion in Bob’s Tavern dormant. After 2 turns, get it with +1/+1
Arch-Villain RafaamI’ll Take That! – Next combat, add a plain copy of the first minion you kill to your hand

A-Tier

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Tier List Tier A

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

HeroHero Powers
Yogg-Saron, Hope’s EndPuzzle Box – Hire a random minion in Bob’s Tavern and give it +1/+1
Millhouse ManastormManastorm (Passive) – Minions cost 2 Gold. Refresh costs 2 Gold. Tavern Tier cost (1) more
NozdormuClairvoyance (Passive) – Your first Refresh each turn cost (0)
The Lich KingReborn Rites – Give a friendly minion Reborn for the next combat only
Edwin VancleefSharpen Blades – Give a minion +1/+1 for each minion you’ve bought this turn
ChenvaalaAvalanche (Passive) – After you play 3 elementals, reduce the cost of upgrading Bob’s Tavern by (2)
Dinotamer BrannBattle Brand – Refresh Bob’s Tavern with Battlecry minions
Dancin’ DerylHat Trick – After you sell a minion, randomly give a minion in Bob’s Tavern +1/+1 twice
Lord JaraxxusBloodfury – Give your Demons +1/+1
Al’Akir the WindlordSwatting Insects – At the start of combat, give your left-most minion Windfury, Divine Shield, and Taunt
Captain EudoraBuried Treasure – Dig for a Golden minion!

B-Tier

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.

HeroHero Powers
Tess GreymaneBob’s Burgles – Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s Warband
The Rat KingA Tale of Kings (Passive) – Whenever you buy a minion of a specific type, give it +1/+2. Swaps type each turn
Captain HooktuskTrash for Treasure – Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a lower Tavern Tier
Elise StarseekerLead Explorer (Passive) – When you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, get a “Recruitment Map”
AlexstraszaQueen of Dragons – After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern to Tavern Tier 5, Discover two Dragons
Sir Finley MrrggltonAdventure! (Passive) – At the start of the game, Discover a Hero Power
Forest Warden OmuEverbloom (Passive) – After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, gain 2 Gold this turn only
YseraDream Portal (Passive) – At the start of your turn, add a Dragon to Bob’s Tavern

C-Tier

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 them.

HeroHero Powers
PyramadBrick by Brick – Give a random friendly minion +4 Health
Infinite TokiTemporal Tavern – Refresh Bob’s Tavern. Include a minion from a higher Tavern Tier
A. F. KayProcrastinate (Passive) – Skip your first two turns. Start with two minions from Tavern Tier 3
Patches the PiratePirate Parrrrty! – Get a Pirate. After you buy a Pirate, your next Hero Power costs (1) less
Reno JacksonGonna Be Rich! – Make a friendly minion Golden. (Once per game)
Mr. BigglesworthKel’Thuzad’s Kitty (Passive) – When a player dies, Discover a minion from their Warband. It keeps any enchantments
SindragosaStay Frosty (Passive) – At the end of your turn, Frozen minions get +1/+1
MalygosArcane Alteration – Replace a minion with a random one of the same Tavern Tier
DeathwingAll Will Burn! (Passive) – All minions have +2 Attack
Skycap’n KraggPiggy Bank – Gain 1 Gold this turn. Increases each turn. (Once per game)
ShudderwockBurbling – Your next Battlecry this turn triggers twice

D-Tier

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.

HeroHero Powers
The CuratorMenagerist (Passive) – Start with a 1/1 Amalgam that has all minion types
King MuklaBananarama – Get 2 Bananas. At the end of your turn, give everyone else one
The Great AkazamzarakPrestidigitation – Discover a Secret. Put it onto the battlefield
Lich Baz’hialGraveyard Shift – Take 2 damage and add a Gold Coin to your hand
George the FallenBoon of Light – Give a friendly minion Divine Shield
Millificent ManastormTinker (Passive) – Mechs in Bob’s Tavern have +1/+1
BartendotronSkilled Bartender (Passive) – Reduce the cost of Tavern Tiers by (1)
Illidan StormrageWingmen (Passive) – At the start of combat, your left and right-most minions attack immediately
GalakrondGalakrond’s Greed – Replace a minion in Bob’s Tavern with a minion from a higher Tavern Tier and Freeze it
Aranna StarseekerDemon Hunter Training – After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions

F-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.

HeroHero Powers
Lord BarovFriendly Wager – Guess which player will win their next combat. If they win, get three Coins
PatchwerkAll Patched Up (Passive) – Start with 50 Health instead of 40
RakanishuTavern Lighting – Give a random friendly minion stats equal to your Tavern Tier
NefarianNefarious Fire – At the start of combat, deal 1 damage to all enemy minions
Fungalmancer FlurglGone Fishing (Passive) – After you sell a Murloc, add a random Murloc to Bob’s Tavern
Queen WagtoggleWax Warband – Give a friendly minion of each minion type +2 Attack

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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