Matthias Shapiro

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Hearthstone Buyer’s Guide – Classic Cards

This is a guide for anyone who is wondering how best to spend their dust in the Hearthstone with the classic cards. Buying cards with dust can be a daunting task, especially for those just starting out in the game. Spending dust on classic cards is particularly useful since those cards won’t ever cycle out of the Hearthstone “Standard” format.

My goal here is to give a sense of which cards are most commonly used in the largest variety of decks so you can get a sense of where you can get the most bang for your buck.

The analysis for gauging card popularity come from scraping through Sottle’s deck guides over at Icy Veins. I scraped it on Jan 16, 2017, but Sottle updates frequently so you should definitely bookmark Icy Veins for continuously updated decks and strategies.

You can see the full dataset from the scrape here.

Top Classic Cards

Top Legendary (1600 dust cost)

Bloodmage Thalnos

bloodmage thalnos

Used in 22 decks (Druid, Mage, Rogue, Shaman)

Ragnaros the Firelord

ragnaros the firelord

Used in 12 decks (Druid, Hunter, Mage, Priest, Shaman, Warlock)

Sylvanas Windrunner

sylvanas windrunner

Used in 11 decks (Priest, Shaman, Warlock, Warrior)

Leeroy Jenkins

leeroy jenkins

Used in 9 decks (Hunter, Rogue, Warlock, Warrior)

Malygos

malygos

Used in 7 decks (Druid, Rogue)

Top Epic (400 dust cost)

Doomsayer

doomsayer

Used in 16 decks (Druid, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Shaman, Warlock)

Preparation

preparation

Used in 7 decks (Rogue)

Murloc Warleader

murloc warleader

Used in 5 decks (Paladin)

Shield Slam

shield slam

Used in 5 decks (Warrior)

Brawl

brawl

Used in 5 decks (Warrior)

Top Rare (100 dust cost)

Azure Drake

azure drake

Used in 44 decks (All Classes)

Nourish

nourish

Used in 13 decks (Druid)

Gadgetzan Auctioneer

gadgetzan auctioneer

Used in 12 decks (Druid, Rogue)

Defender of Argus

defender of argus

Used in 11 Decks (Paladin, Rogue, Warlock)

Feral Spirit

feral spirit

Used in 10 decks (Shaman)

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