Best Ashes of Outland Decks (Post Nerfs) – Top Meta Lists So Far!

Our Best Hearthstone Ashes of Outland Decks post features the absolute top lists in the meta! We'll be updating this post with more and more decks as powerful options reveal themselves in the coming weeks.

Ashes of Outland is here and there's not a better time to jump back into the game of Hearthstone! Why is that? Well, with the Standard rotation happening, the game's meta will be shifting quite a bit. There's going to be a lot of new decks being played, and the power of certain classes will be fluctuating quite a bit. Not only that, Blizzard decided it was finally time to add a tenth class to the game! You can get quite a few of this new class' cards for free, by just playing through a bit of PVE content. So, if you were considering jumping back into Hearthstone, now is one of the best times to do so!


  • 4/23/20 - 11:30am PT: All decks have been refreshed for the recent balance update!
  • 4/13/20 - 9:30am PT: Refreshed all of the deck lists on the list and updated some of the descriptions!
  • 4/10/20 - 8am PT: Added both Face Hunter and Pirate Warrior to the list. Warlock and Demon Hunter are the most popular classes right now.
  • 4/9/20 - 9:30am PT: Updated all the classes with some new decks! The meta is starting to get a bit healthier after the nerfs, but expect to see a lot of Demon Hunters out there still!
  • 4/8/20 - 8pm PT: Nerf patch for Demon Hunter has gone live! Details can be found in the Demon Hunter Decks section.
  • 4/8/20 - 3pm PT: Hold tight everyone! Blizzard is looking to nerf some of the cards for the Demon Hunter class very soon, so hopefully the power level on their decks comes down to a more tolerable level.
  • 4/8/20 - 8:45am PT: Updated all of the classes with their best performing decks and added little blurbs about how the classes are doing. Demon Hunter is polarizing the meta right now, and will likely be nerfed very quickly. I wouldn't go dusting any cards from other classes because we don't know for sure what will be strongest until DH is taken down a peg!
  • 4/7/20 - 7:30pm PT: Added Galakrond Highlander Rogue, Highlander Mage, & Galakrond Warlock. Swapped out some of the theorycraft decks for played options. A lot of classes have yet to be explored much, as it appears Demon Hunter is seeing most of the play.
  • 4/7/20 - 3pm PT: Added Zalae's OTK Demon Hunter list.
  • 4/7/20 - 2pm PT: Added Muzzy's #1 Legend Aggro Demon Hunter, Brian Kibler's Spells Mage, and Dog's Warlock Zoo!

Decks will be filtering in and out of this list as we learn what is working and what isn't. Early on in the expansion, these decks will be very raw and it will take at least a couple of weeks before things are refined and the meta settles in. Always craft cards with extreme caution in the early parts of an expansion.

Best Ashes of Outland Decks

We're featuring some of the best pro decks, and along with those we have some deck guides for you to better learn how to pilot some of these new lists.

Demon Hunter Decks

The new class on the block is coming in hot with quite a few different options that appear to be available for it. While it appears to be more of an aggressive class, it also has quite a few control tools that could make it a pretty versatile class. Blizzard is going to want Demon Hunter to shine coming out of the gate, so don't be surprised to see their decks be pretty powerful and fighting for the top of the meta.

Balance Patch #2: Demon Hunter got a hit again with the old nerf bat and has had three of its prominent cards changed.

  • Altruis the Outcast - Old: Cost 3 mana, 3 Attack / 2 Health → New: Cost 4 mana. 4 Attack / 2 Health.
  • Battlefiend - Old: 2 Attack / 2 Health → New: 1 Attack / 2 Health.
  • Glaivebound Adept - Old: 7 Attack / 4 Health → New: 6 Attack / 4 Health.

If you're looking for more details on this class, check out our Best Demon Hunter Decks post!

Deck Guides

Tempo Demon Hunter

After the nerfs it's looking like the midrange-tempo based style of Demon Hunter is standing out the most at the moment.

Demon Hunter Neutral
2x - Battlefiend 2x - Blazing Battlemage
2x - Crimson Sigil Runner 1x - Frozen Shadoweaver
2x - Twin Slice
2x - Chaos Strike
2x - Sightless Watcher
2x - Spectral Sight
2x - Umberwing
2x - Eye Beam
2x - Satyr Overseer
1x - Altruis the Outcast
1x - Kayn Sunfury
2x - Glaivebound Adept
1x - Metamorphosis
2x - Skull of Gul'dan
2x - Warglaives of Azzinoth

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Highlander Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter Neutral
1x - Crimson Sigil Runner 1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Shadowhoof Slayer 1x - Frozen Shadoweaver
1x - Chaos Strike 1x - Overconfident Orc
1x - Furious Felfin 1x - Maiev Shadowsong
1x - Immolation Aura 1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Netherwalker
1x - Spectral Sight
1x - Umberwing
1x - Aldrachi Warblades
1x - Eye Beam
1x - Soul Cleave
1x - Altruis the Outcast
1x - Ashtongue Battlelord
1x - Illidari Felblade
1x - Kayn Sunfury
1x - Chaos Nova
1x - Glaivebound Adept
1x - Metamorphosis
1x - Wrathspike Brute
1x - Imprisoned Antaen
1x - Skull of Gul'dan
1x - Flamereaper
1x - Priestess of Fury
1x - Coilfang Warlord
1x - Inner Demon

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Druid Decks

Druid has been quite strong leading into the Ashes of Outland expansion. It has a variety of options at its disposal, including Embiggen, Token, and Quest Druid options. The class got some new synergy and is being encouraged to build a deck that features very little spells! This would be a mix of both spell and token synergy, which could end up being an option for the class in the future.

Update: Spell Druid has come alive after the second batch of nerfs. Embiggen and Big Druid are still viable options. You can check out even more decks for the class via our Best Druid Decks post!

Deck Guides

Spell Druid

Druid Neutral
2x - Innervate 2x - Exotic Mountseller
2x - Moonfire 1x - Kael'thas Sunstrider
2x - Crystal Power
2x - Ironbark
2x - Power of the Wild
2x - Rising Winds
2x - Wrath
2x - Bogbeam
2x - Fungal Fortunes
1x - Savage Roar
2x - Overgrowth
1x - Soul of the Forest
2x - Glowfly Swarm
2x - Overflow
1x - Gift of the Wild

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Embiggen Druid

Druid Neutral
2x - Embiggen 2x - Overconfident Orc
2x - Strength in Numbers 2x - Big Ol' Whelp
2x - Breath of Dreams 2x - Evasive Wyrm
2x - Wrath 1x - Alexstrasza
1x - Archspore Msshi'fn 2x - Scrapyard Colossus
2x - Bogbeam
2x - Overgrowth
2x - Oasis Surger
2x - Emerald Explorer
1x - Overflow
2x - Winged Guardian
1x - Ysera, Unleashed

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Big Dragon Druid

Druid Neutral
2x - Innervate 2x - Evasive Drakonid
1x - Crystal Power 2x - Exotic Mountseller
2x - Strength in Numbers 2x - Twin Tyrant
2x - Breath of Dreams 1x - Alexstrasza
2x - Ironbark 2x - Scrapyard Colossus
2x - Wrath
2x - Bogbeam
2x - Imprisoned Satyr
2x - Overgrowth
2x - Emerald Explorer
2x - Winged Guardian

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Hunter Decks

Hunter is another class that has been very strong leading into the new expansion. It has been running Dragon, Highlander, and Face variants to pretty great success. The powerful Dragon Hunter list doesn't lose much at all in the upcoming rotation, so don't be surprised to see that deck continue to have success in the near future. Ashes of Outland brought some more Beast synergy to the class, and also pushes them a bit into the Handbuff arena. That hasn't always been great in the past, but some of the cards appear to be quite strong based on initial impressions!

Update: Hunter has a few different options that are seeing some play right now. Check out more details on these lists in our Best Hunter Decks post!

Deck Guides

Dragon Hunter

Hunter Neutral
2x - Dwarven Sharpshooter 2x - Blazing Battlemage
2x - Tracking 2x - Faerie Dragon
2x - Corrosive Breath 2x - Scalerider
2x - Freezing Trap 2x - Evasive Feywing
2x - Phase Stalker 2x - Frenzied Felwing
1x - Snake Trap 2x - Big Ol' Whelp
2x - Primordial Explorer
2x - Stormhammer
1x - Dragonbane
2x - Rotnest Drake

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Highlander Hunter

Hunter Neutral
1x - Dwarven Sharpshooter 1x - Blazing Battlemage
1x - Tracking 1x - Guardian Augmerchant
1x - Corrosive Breath 1x - Bonechewer Brawler
1x - Scavenger's Ingenuity 1x - Faerie Dragon
1x - Animal Companion 1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Desert Spear 1x - Overconfident Orc
1x - Diving Gryphon 1x - Bone Wraith
1x - Kill Command 1x - Evasive Feywing
1x - Primordial Explorer 1x - Frenzied Felwing
1x - Stormhammer 1x - Maiev Shadowsong
1x - Unleash the Hounds 1x - Big Ol' Whelp
1x - Zixor, Apex Predator 1x - Siamat
1x - Dragonbane 1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Rotnest Drake
1x - Veranus
1x - Dinotamer Brann
1x - Nagrand Slam

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Face Hunter

Go back to Hunter's roots with the archetype that exclusively targets the face!

Hunter Neutral
2x - Arcane Shot 2x - Blazing Battlemage
2x - Dwarven Sharpshooter 2x - Leper Gnome
2x - Toxic Reinforcements 2x - Kobold Sandtrooper
2x - Tracking
2x - Explosive Trap
2x - Pack Tactics
2x - Phase Stalker
2x - Scavenger's Ingenuity
2x - Animal Companion
2x - Eaglehorn Bow
2x - Kill Command
2x - Unleash the Hounds

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Mage Decks

Mage has only had a Highlander deck to rely on to get it through the recent meta. The class is hoping to return to form with some spell based decks in the new expansion. Mage has been given, what I think, is some cards that truly suit the class. These cards benefit from not having any minions in the deck, so they will constantly be slinging spells. For me, that's exactly what I want to be doing if I'm playing Mage, so hopefully the deck will do well in the rotation meta!

Update: A lot of variants of Spell Mage are starting to find some success on the ladder. Highlander is still an option if you've got the cards for it. Be sure to check out our Best Mage Decks post where we go over even more variants for the class.

Deck Guides

Highlander Mage

Mage Neutral
1x - Arcane Breath 1x - Doomsayer
1x - Ray of Frost 1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Ancient Mysteries 1x - Overconfident Orc
1x - Astromancer Solarian 1x - Bone Wraith
1x - Arcane Intellect 1x - Escaped Manasaber
1x - Flame Ward 1x - Twilight Drake
1x - Frost Nova 1x - Ruststeed Raider
1x - Ice Barrier 1x - Khartut Defender
1x - Malygos, Aspect of Magic 1x - Siamat
1x - Rolling Fireball 1x - Alexstrasza
1x - Blizzard 1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Reno the Relicologist
1x - Dragoncaster
1x - Deep Freeze
1x - Power of Creation
1x - Tortollan Pilgrim
1x - Kalecgos
1x - Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron
1x - The Amazing Reno

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Spell Mage

Mage Neutral
1x - Evocation
2x - Font of Power
2x - Learn Draconic
2x - Ray of Frost
2x - Ancient Mysteries
2x - Frostbolt
2x - Incanter's Flow
2x - Arcane Intellect
2x - Counterspell
2x - Flame Ward
2x - Netherwind Portal
2x - Fireball
2x - Apexis Blast
1x - Deep Freeze
2x - Power of Creation
1x - Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron
1x - The Amazing Reno

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Paladin Decks

Paladin has shown some lackluster results in recent times, so the class is hoping to get some strong cards in the Ashes of Outland expansion. While it's still up in the air at the moment, they did receive some pretty powerful new spells called Librams. These are pretty powerful cards, and they can be reduced in cost by minions that synergize with them. It's unclear if this deck will be good enough for prime time, but we're hoping that the class is able to get back into the mix.

Update: Murloc Paladin has come alive and is looking like the popular option for the class right now.

Deck Guides

Murloc Paladin

Paladin Neutral
2x - Imprisoned Sungill 2x - Murloc Tidecaller
2x - Hand of A'dal 2x - Murmy
1x - Murgur Murgurgle 2x - Toxfin
2x - Underlight Angling Rod 2x - Fishflinger
2x - Truesilver Champion 2x - Hench-Clan Hogsteed
2x - Scalelord 2x - Murloc Tidehunter
2x - Coldlight Seer
2x - Murloc Warleader
2x - Felfin Navigator
1x - Hoard Pillager

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Pure Paladin

Paladin Neutral
2x - Brazen Zealot
2x - Air Raid
2x - Argent Protector
2x - Micro Mummy
2x - Sanctuary
2x - Sandwasp Queen
2x - Shotbot
2x - Aldor Peacekeeper
2x - Sky Claw
2x - Blessing of Kings
2x - Consecration
2x - Lightforged Zealot
2x - Amber Watcher
1x - Pharaoh's Blessing
2x - Lightforged Crusader
1x - Tirion Fordring

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Priest Decks

Priest got an almost total rework prior to the expansion in an effort to shape their identity moving forward. They have found some success recently in the form of Resurrect Priest, but the list will be losing some powerful cards in the rotation. The cards they've received in the Ashes of Outland expansion at first glance appear to be kind of a mish-mash of stuff that doesn't really offer an obvious direction for decks. We'll have to wait and see how things go for the class, but the outlook right now is fairly grim.

Update: Various versions of Resurrect Priest are seeing a decent amount of play. Galakrond Priest has popped up as an additional option after the second wave of nerfs.

Resurrect Priest

Priest Neutral
2x - Renew 1x - Archmage Vargoth
2x - Penance 2x - Bad Luck Albatross
2x - Breath of the Infinite 2x - Bone Wraith
2x - Grave Rune 2x - Khartut Defender
2x - Holy Nova
2x - Psychopomp
2x - Convincing Infiltrator
1x - Galakrond, the Unspeakable
2x - Skeletal Dragon
1x - Soul Mirror
1x - Catrina Muerte
2x - Mass Resurrection
2x - Plague of Death

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Galakrond Priest

Priest Neutral
2x - Disciple of Galakrond 2x - Mo'arg Artificer
2x - Renew 2x - Vulpera Scoundrel
2x - Penance 2x - Shield of Galakrond
2x - Shadow Word: Death 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
2x - Thoughtsteal
2x - Breath of the Infinite
1x - Shadow Madness
2x - Fate Weaver
2x - Holy Nova
2x - Time Rip
1x - Galakrond, the Unspeakable
1x - Soul Mirror
2x - Plague of Death

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Highlander Dragon Priest

Priest Neutral
1x - Forbidden Words 1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Cleric of Scales 1x - Twilight Drake
1x - Imprisoned Homunculus 1x - Big Ol' Whelp
1x - Reliquary of Souls 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
1x - Dragonmaw Sentinel 1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Sethekk Veilweaver
1x - Shadow Word: Death
1x - Shadow Word: Pain
1x - Thoughtsteal
1x - Apotheosis
1x - Breath of the Infinite
1x - Madame Lazul
1x - Mindflayer Kaahrj
1x - Holy Nova
1x - Shadow Word: Ruin
1x - Chronobreaker
1x - Convincing Infiltrator
1x - Sandhoof Waterbearer
1x - Aeon Reaver
1x - Galakrond, the Unspeakable
1x - Skeletal Dragon
1x - Soul Mirror
1x - Murozond the Infinite
1x - Natalie Seline
1x - Plague of Death

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Rogue Decks

Variants of Galakrond Rogue has largely carried the class as we enter into the Ashes of Outland expansion. Rogue is now looking to get back to its sneaky roots by hopefully focusing on Secrets and Stealth! The new cards are mostly targeted in either of these directions, with the Stealth options looking particularly appealing. The class identity of Rogue has always been a bit weird, and now it appears that Blizzard is utilizing a flavor that seems to work better for a class that is supposed to be more of an assassin!

Update: Highlander or non-Highlander versions of Galakrond Rogue are both popular at the moment.

Deck Guides

Galakrond Highlander Rogue

Rogue Neutral
1x - Backstab 1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Shadowstep 1x - Bone Wraith
1x - Dragon's Hoard 1x - Devoted Maniac
1x - Pharaoh Cat 1x - Escaped Manasaber
1x - Praise Galakrond! 1x - Faceless Corruptor
1x - Spymistress 1x - Kobold Stickyfinger
1x - Eviscerate 1x - Shield of Galakrond
1x - Sap 1x - Khartut Defender
1x - Skyvateer 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
1x - Underbelly Fence 1x - Siamat
1x - Waxmancy 1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - EVIL Miscreant
1x - Edwin VanCleef
1x - Greyheart Sage
1x - Seal Fate
1x - Vendetta
1x - Flik Skyshiv
1x - Heistbaron Togwaggle
1x - Galakrond, the Nightmare

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Galakrond Secret Rogue

Rogue Neutral
2x - Backstab 2x - Devoted Maniac
2x - Blackjack Stunner 2x - Faceless Corruptor
2x - Pharaoh Cat 2x - Shield of Galakrond
2x - Praise Galakrond! 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
2x - Ambush
2x - Bamboozle
1x - Dirty Tricks
1x - Eviscerate
1x - Shadowjeweler Hanar
2x - EVIL Miscreant
1x - Edwin VanCleef
2x - Seal Fate
1x - Flik Skyshiv
1x - Heistbaron Togwaggle
1x - Galakrond, the Nightmare

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Shaman Decks

Shaman came into the last expansion as one of the more powerful classes in the game, and then immediately took over the meta with the powerful Galakrond Shaman. That deck got nerfed extremely fast, which eventually left the class struggling to find a worthwhile option. It's hard to say if the new expansion has given it enough tools to find a new archetype, so we'll have to wait and see if things get better for the class.

Update: Galakrond and Totem Shaman decks are both decent at the moment, but the class remains underplayed so it's hard to say if they are actually good or not.

Totem Shaman

Shaman Neutral
2x - Totemic Might
2x - Totemic Surge
2x - Lightning Bolt
2x - Sludge Slurper
2x - Storm's Wrath
2x - Surging Tempest
2x - EVIL Totem
2x - Sandstorm Elemental
1x - Flametongue Totem
2x - Lava Burst
2x - Mana Tide Totem
2x - Marshspawn
2x - Serpentshrine Portal
2x - Totemic Reflection
2x - Splitting Axe
1x - Bloodlust

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Galakrond Shaman

Shaman Neutral
2x - Sludge Slurper 2x - Novice Engineer
2x - EVIL Totem 2x - Desert Hare
2x - Invocation of Frost 2x - Devoted Maniac
2x - Bogstrok Clacker 2x - Dread Corsair
2x - Far Sight 2x - Shield of Galakrond
2x - Serpentshrine Portal 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
2x - Boggspine Knuckles
2x - Corrupt Elementalist
1x - Galakrond, the Tempest
2x - Mogu Fleshshaper

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Warlock Decks

Warlock is another class hoping to find something new to play with in the Ashes of Outland expansion. It largely has relied on Galakrond Warlock to carry the class, with a variant that plays out like Zoo being solid as well. It has something intriguing new cards, and even include the signature meme card of the set in Shadow Council .

Update: Galakrond Warlock remains the best option for the class even after the nerf to Sacrificial Pact.

Galakrond Warlock

Warlock Neutral
2x - Sacrificial Pact 2x - Mo'arg Artificer
2x - Mortal Coil 1x - Zephrys the Great
2x - Plague of Flames 2x - Devoted Maniac
2x - Nether Breath 2x - Shield of Galakrond
2x - Dark Skies 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
2x - Dragonblight Cultist 1x - Alexstrasza
1x - Fiendish Rites 1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
2x - Veiled Worshipper
2x - Crazed Netherwing
1x - Keli'dan the Breaker
1x - Galakrond, the Wretched
1x - Twisting Nether

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Warrior Decks

Both Highlander and Galakrond Warrior have been strong options for the class as it heads into the rotation. The class is losing some strong cards, however, so both of these decks are in question as we look to Ashes of Outland. The new expansion flirts with the idea of a "Pain" Warrior deck, but it doesn't appear to have enough support to make it happen. It looks like the class will likely look to older archetypes to try and stay afloat in the new meta.

Update: Not many people playing Warrior right now, but there's an aggressive Pirate Warrior floating around with a bit of success.

Pirate Warrior

Warrior Neutral
2x - Sky Raider 2x - Blazing Battlemage
2x - Upgrade! 2x - Southsea Deckhand
1x - Ancharrr 2x - Bloodsail Raider
2x - Livewire Lance 2x - Parachute Brigand
2x - Skybarge 2x - Southsea Captain
2x - Kor'kron Elite 2x - Dread Corsair
2x - Mortal Strike 2x - Hoard Pillager
2x - Arcanite Reaper 1x - Captain Greenskin

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  1. So sad that the people are already crying for nerfs, R.I.P Demon Hunter, we hardly new ye……..

    1. How is it sad? The cards are clearly overpowered.
      And before you argue that their winrate has decreased, that is because every single deck on the ladder is catering specifically towards beating demon hunter. Yes that means they can be beaten, but it also means people aren’t experimenting with new cards as much as they normally would. It reduces the fun/excitement of a new expansion. + Several cards still need to be nerfed/straight up removed (priestess of fury). I’m sure lots of people would be happy with them temporarily removing demon hunter from the game and reworking it, it would definitely be warranted.

  2. Dude – half these deck codes are wrong, they start a custom warrior deck no matter what the deck is…

    1. Should be fixed now, sorry about that!