Best Budget Hearthstone Decks for Rastakhan's Rumble Meta

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If you just started playing Hearthstone, and don't have much dust for all the top-tier decks, then you can opt for cheap but good cards that synergize well enough to create some spectacular deck lists.

These budget decks are so good that you can even use them to climb up the ladder and grind for some decent amount of gold. Eventually, you will have enough to craft something more expensive and powerful, but for now you can be sure that these nine decks will be your best friends for no cost.

Most of the decks in our selection for Rastakhan's Rumble meta are of either Aggro or Midrange archetypes. This means that you will be able to win fast and even withstand some of the more expensive control lists on the ladder.

Egg Druid

Egg Druid has quickly become an equivalent of the Zoolock deck. It's fast, it's aggressive, and in this particular case, it's also extremely hard to get rid off due to the multiple eggs with deathrattles that leave even more minions on board than before.

The new Scarab Egg from Rastakhan's Rumble is a dangerous little egg that summons three 1/1 Scarabs, which can be buffed with Power of the Wild, Evolving Spores, and Fungalmancer.

A few other new cards, such as Pounce and Spirit of the Raptor will allow you to draw more cards, which is a necessity for any aggro deck. In this way you can keep pushing one threat after another until you win.

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Beast Hunter

One of the best cards to appear in Rastakhan's Rumble is Revenge of the Wild, a 2-mana spell that resurrects all the beasts that died this turn. This card can create some serious problems for your opponents, especially in the latter parts of the match-up, when you have your entire board filled with beasts.

Hunter also got a fantastic new weapon -- Headhunter's Hatchet. It costs two mana and potentially has 2/3 stats, if you control a beast. This can be easily compared to the pre-nerf Fiery War Axe, which was universally acclaimed to be the best weapon in Hearthstone.

The rest of the deck includes a hefty number of tried'n'tested beasts and a few removal spells in case you get blocked by a taunt.

Deck string:

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Elemental Mage

Blizzard likes to give Mage free stuff like they did with secrets and Kirin Tor Mage. Now you can also cast elementals for free using the new Rastakhan spell -- Elemental Evocation. Cast it, play an elemental, and then cast Scorch that costs only one mana. This is currently the cheapest and the most powerful combo you can do in Elemental Mage.

Another great new card is Arcanosaur, a 6-mana elemental that deals three AoE damage. It has a condition to play elemental last turn, but in this type of deck that is practically guaranteed.

Lastly, Cauldron Elemental can make your other smaller elementals bigger and more dangerous for that final lethal attack.

Deck string:

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Heal Paladin

It turns out that Paladin can become a Priest, if he wants to with all the healing spells it gets these days. But it's not going to be a Control Paladin, as is the case with Priest most of the time. This Heal Paladin is one aggressive monster.

First, it has a new Bloodclaw weapon that costs only one mana, which can destroy two early minions on the opponent's side. Second, it has Spirit of the Tiger that basically summons minions for free, because there are no extra mana costs involved.

Lastly, it can deploy a 4-mana 8/8 taunt in the form of Zandalari Templar, which is just too OP. That's without mentioning all the healing it gets in the course, which will keep you alive for many turns to come.

Deck string:

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Dragon Priest

This Dragon Priest deck is not your typical midrange deck, but a combo list with such cards like Topsy Turvy, inner Fire and Divine Spirit. All the dragon synergies are here, but you really want to put Nightscale Matriarch and Wyrmguard online as soon as possible.

Then, you can double their health, preferably twice, and use either Topsy Turvy or Inner Fire for a lethal damage. This combo is really easy to execute, as it requires minimal set up. Also, Radiant Elemental should help you get to combo even earlier by making your spells cheaper.

The rest of the deck is also quite capable in supporting the combo with a fair number of removal spells and other strong dragons.

Deck string:

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Pirate Rogue

Is Pirate Rogue as efficient as Pirate Warrior? Probably not! But it's still one heck of a list that should get you pretty far on the ranked ladder. It has all sorts of tools for various situations, and all this is spiced up by a healthy number of pirates.

Try to equip Assassin's Blade as early as possible and buff it up using Cutthroat Buccaneer and Deadly Posion. Then, play Bloodsail Raider, Dread Corsair, and Phantom Freebooter. All of them will synergize perfectly with your 6/4 weapon, which alone can deal 24 points of damage.

Ticket Scalper and Cursed Castaway will provide you with card draw, so you will never be out of threats.

Deck string:

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Elemental Shaman

Here is another Elemental deck, and this time in Shaman class. Rastakhan's Rumble introduced a new elemental card for Shaman -- Bog Slosher, a 3-mana minion that returns to your hand and buffs other friendly minions.

It's not only a great way to both heal and buff a damaged minion, but also re-use its battlecry. That is also the reason why this list includes Murmuring Elemental that triggers battlecries twice.

So you could say that this is a value deck with some very good synergies. For example, you could play Elementary Reaction and Earthern Might and get a ton of new cards in just one turn. This combo alone will supply you with a big hand very early in the match-up.

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Zoo Warlock

There have been a decent number of various types of Zoolock decks in the past. Most of them were focused on buffing demons. But this new iteration lets you buff any types of minions.

Consider such new cards like Scarab Egg and Grim Rally. You can play the egg and immediately destroy it on turn three. As a result, you will have three 2/2 Scarabs on board for just three mana. But this is not the only combo you can achieve in this Zoolock variant.

Try to play the Spirit of the Bat early in the game, and don't be afraid to trade and tap at the same time. This will activate the buffing engine of the spirit, which turns out to be really effective.

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Dragon Warrior

One rarely sees the legit Dragon archetype in Warrior, but Rastakhan's Rumble changes everything. Now Warrior has Emberscale Drake, a 5-mana dragon that grants your hero 5 armor. This is the card on par with Shieldmaiden, and it's cheaper.

Warrior has also got Dragon Roar, a 2-mana spell that puts two random dragons in your hand, which could also be legendary. That is an amazing value for such a cheap card.

But that's not it, as there is one more card that is simply great -- Dragonmaw Scorcher, a 5-mana dragon that deals one damage to all other minions. It not only deals with small enemy minions, but also activates your Acolyte of Pain.

This is a truly great Dragon Warrior list, and it costs only 1,580 dust to make.

Deck string:

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That is all for the best budget decks for Rastakhan's Rumble meta, and for other Hearthstone guides at GameSkinny, follow the links below:

Published Dec. 11th 2018

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin. Sergey doesn't own consoles because a PC is all he needs.


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