The latest expansion for Hearthstone, Journey to Un’Goro, has introduced Quest cards that reward players with powerful legendaries. Each class received one specific Quest, and every player can now try the decks based on these Quests on ladder.
Some Quests are more powerful than others, but it doesn’t mean that the rest of them are not fun to play. On the contrary, they open up a lot of new possibilities for you to explore. The nine decks presented here -- one for each class of heroes -- were created by some of the best pro players in the world, so you can be sure of their effectiveness.
Most of the Quest decks follow the aggro archetype, but there are a few control variants, as well. So choose the ones that fit your playstyle the best.
Tobias "TwoBiers" Graap is the Hearthstone player from Germany who is known for accomplishing the famous “100 in 10” Arena challenge. This is his take on the Quest Druid deck.
Jungle Giants requires you to play 5 minions with 5 attack or more, and as a reward you will get Barnabus -- the legendary minion that reduces the cost of all minions in your deck to 0 mana. With the help of ramp cards like Wild Growth and Innervate, you can finish the quest really quickly.
Other cards like Fight Promoter and Nourish will help you draw more cards -- and since they can be played for free, you will instantly gain a massive advantage on the board. If your opponent gets really lucky and establishes board before you, then you can clear it with the help of Deathwing.
Mykola “NickChipper” Velychko is currently playing for the Ukrainian team at the Hearthstone Global Games, and he is known for his powerful Hunter decklists that win him the most unfavorable matches.
His take on The Marsh Queen quest is very simple, yet effective. You can see lots of 1-cost beasts in the deck that will assure the completion of the Quest as early as possible. After Queen Carnassa steps on the board, you can start playing Tundra Rhino that will grant Charge to all of the Queen’s Raptors.
A couple of tech choices, such as Cult Master and Tol’Vir Warden, are absolutely necessary for this type of deck that requires a lot of draw. And one Deadly Shot should be held off for some big taunt that may prevent your raptors from finishing the game.
Everybody knows Cong "StrifeCro" Shu -- the winner of many Hearthstone championships and a great streamer. Here you can see his version of the Quest Mage that relies on Alexstraza and Arcane Giants instead of the more typical Exodia Mage with Antonidas.
The strategy is the same in both cases: you need to play six spells that didn’t start in your deck. When the right time comes you play two Giants, then the next turn you set your opponent’s health to 15 and hit it for another 16 for a lethal sweep.
The great advantage of this deck is that you may not even need to finish the Quest to win the matchup. You also don’t need as many cards to set up the lethal as with Exodia Mage. But there is also a drawback -- if your opponent suddenly plays a lot of taunts just before you decide to play Open the Waygate, it can actually prevent you from winning.
Well-known streamer and YouTube personality Disguised Toast always experiments with decks and finds unusual interactions between the cards. His take on Quest Paladin is extremely aggressive and relies on a lot of cheap buffs and minions.
Obviously, the most important minion is Primalfin Champion, which returns all the buffs to your hand after it dies. This mechanic allows you to invest as many spells as you want and not lose a single one of them…unless it gets silenced.
The Voraxx is another crucial choice for this deck -- the legendary that summons a 1/1 plant that copies the buff onto itself. And since most top tier decks don’t run any silence cards except Silence Priest, you can be sure that this Paladin deck will hit hard and fast.
Dawid "Zetalot" Skalski, a professional Hearthstone player and streamer from Poland, is the master of the Priest class. He plays Priest 99% of the time and he knows all the possible archetypes like no one else.
His Quest Priest deck went through multiple changes, and this list is one of his most interesting ones. It has lots of cheap Deathrattle minions that will allow you to finish the Quest early in the game, so you can heal with the help of Amara whenever you need it.
N’Zoth is an obvious choice for this deck as well. If you lose your board, you can immediately reinstate your oppression with the help of this powerful legendary.
There are tons of Quest Rogue lists that rotate within the HS community, but this list from Chris "Fenomeno" Tsakopoulos, a pro player from Greece, allowed him to stay in the top 100 legend for weeks after the release of Un’Goro.
The deck has many different outs, the best of which is Glacial Shard. It can be effectively used against aggro decks -- the Achilles’ heel of all Quest Rogues. It can also freeze any early minions on board several times before the Quest is accomplished and give you enough time to turn your 1-health minions into 5/5s.
Bilefin Tidehunter is another interesting inclusion, as it may provide the much-needed Taunt during harder times.
Murlocs can be exceptionally powerful when you hit the right synergies at the right times. This list from one of Holland’s best players, Thijs Molendijk, brings all those synergies together in one powerful deck.
It includes a few other tech cards -- such as Spirit Echo that returns all dead minions to your hand (which is great if you have no card draw in your deck). The finishing touch is Bloodlust, which can be used to quickly end the matchup in case you have enough Murlocs on board already.
If you’ve been watching Thijs’ streams, you've seen him finish the Murloc Quest in just a few turns, and then summon a gigantic Megafin on turn five. It’s too bad if the opponent has early AOEs to deal with your board -- but if you can dodge that bullet, then the victory is practically guaranteed.
Lakkari Sacrifice has turned out to be one of the hardest Quests to accomplish, even with the amount of old and new discard cards in the game. You will mostly find control versions of the Quest Warlock including cards like Jaraxxus and Twisting Nether. However, the decklist provided by Greensheep, one of UK's favorite players, follows a mostly aggressive path.
Two of the best cards in this deck are Clutchmother Zavas and Lakkari Felhound. Clutchmother already gains value after just one discard by becoming a 4/4 for two mana -- but if your board position allows you to wait and buff her a bit more, then the new legendary could grow out of proportions rather quickly.
Lakkari Felhound, although an odd choice for an aggro deck, actually works really well by protecting all those smaller minions on the board and allowing them to keep pushing the much-needed damage to your opponent’s face.
Jeffrey "SjoW" Brusi, an accomplished Starcraft and Hearthstone player, reached Rank 1 legend with his own brew of Taunt Warrior.
It has Dirty Rat to scoop out those pesky minions from your opponent’s hand, and then destroy them using Brawl. The Stonehill Defender provides more value with the discovered taunts that sometimes manifest in the form of powerful cards like Bog Creeper, Soggoth, and a few others.
Other than that, playing Taunt Warrior isn’t that hard -- you just curve out with your taunts until you finish the Quest, and blast an opponent’s face for 8 damage using your newly acquired hero power from Ragnaros.
Did you have success using any of these nine Hearthstone Quest decks? Which one do you think is the strongest in the current meta? Let us know in the comments section below.