Hearthstone Buyer’s Guide–Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

This is a guide for anyone who is wondering how best to spend their dust in the Hearthstone expansion “Mean Streets of Gadgetzan”. Buying cards with dust can be a daunting task, especially for those just starting out in the game.

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 Cards from The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

Top Legendary (1600 dust cost)

Patches the Pirate

patches the pirate

Used in 14 decks (Paladin, Rogue, Shaman, and Warrior)



Used in 9 decks (Mage, Priest, Warlock)

Aya Blackpaw

aya blackpaw

Used in 5 decks (Druid, Shaman)

Kun the Forgotten King

kun the forgotten king

Used in 4 decks (Druid only)

White Eyes

white eyes

Used in 3 decks (Shaman)

Top Epic (400 dust cost)

Dragonfire Potion

dragonfire potion

Used in 6 decks (Priest)

Dirty Rat

dirty rat

Used in 5 decks (Mage, Priest, Warlock)

Meanstreet Marshal

meanstreet marshal

Used in 4 decks (Paladin)

Small-Time Recruits

small-time recruits

Used in 4 decks (Paladin)

Top Rare (100 dust cost)

Small-Time Buccaneer

small-time buccaneer

Used in 18 decks (Paladin, Rogue, Shaman, Warrior)

Jade Claws

jade claws

Used in 7 decks (Shaman)

Drakonid Operative

drakonid operative

Used in 6 decks (Priest)

Dispatch Kodo

dispatch kodo

Used in 5 Decks (Hunter)

Jinyu Waterspeaker

jinyu waterspeaker

Used in 5 decks (Shaman)