Breaking news: Twitch Rivals: Hearthstone Arena Draft Challenge announced

esports news and guides
Sections

Mecha'thun Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)

How to play the latest Mecha'thun Druid deck in the Rastakhan meta.

Picture of John Bedford

About John Bedford

John is Metabomb's Editor in Chief, and is responsible for all of the Hearthstone news, features and guides content on the site.

Our Mecha'thun Druid deck list guide features the best Rastakhan deck list for Season 57 of Hearthstone (December 2018). Our Mecha'thun Druid guide also contains Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.

Mecha'thun Druid is one of the new Hearthstone decks that came to prominence during the Boomsday meta and is built around this same mighty Mech. The win-condition of this deck is to kill Mecha'thun while it's the only minion on your side of the board, and you have no other cards in your hand, and your deck is completely empty.

To achieve this requires a very deliberate strategy built around a core combo of cards. In our complete guide to the archetype, we've got the best version of the deck in play right now, a guide to Mulliganing your starting hand, insight into the strategy involved and a breakdown of all the combos in the deck.

If the deck continues to perform well we'll continue to build out this article with more tips, and we'll also keep tracking the deck list as long as it remains part of the competitive meta.

Mecha'thun Druid deck list and strategy

This is the deck list that's proving strongest at this early stage of the Rastakhan meta. If changes are necessary then we'll tweak the list over time!

DruidNeutral
2 x Innervate2 x Arcane Tyrant
2 x Lesser Jasper Spellstone1 x Mecha'thun
2 x Naturalize
2 x Wild Growth
2 x Wrath
2 x Ferocious Howl
2 x Branching Paths
2 x Ironwood Golem
2 x Oaken Summons
2 x Swipe
2 x Nourish
1 x Starfall
2 x Spreading Plague
1 x Malfurion the Pestilent
1 x Ultimate Infestation

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAZICBFaHzgKZ0wLx+wINQF/pAf4BxAbkCKDNApTSApjSAp7SAtvTAoTmAr/yAgA=

More great Druid guides:

General strategy

As with many a ramp deck in Hearthstone, your priority is to get up to ten Mana as quickly as possible using cards like Wild Growth and Nourish. You also need to draw into the pieces of your game-winning puzzle, and Ferocious Howl and Branching Paths play a key part of this.

As you thin through your deck you want to end up with just Mecha'thun, Innervate and Naturalize in your hand. With the board clear, you can put the Mech into play, then Innervate out your Naturalize to destroy it and win the game.

Mecha'thun Druid Mulligan guide

Here are the key cards to watch out for during the Mulligan phase:

  • 1. Wild Growth - Ramping up is vital with his deck, and Wild Growth is a vital early-game part of that strategy.
  • 2. Oaken Summons - A great source of defence which pulls Ironwood Golem into play.
  • 3. Nourish - More Mana-ramp, although it's not impossible that you'll use it for card draw. This should be the exception, rather than the rule though.

Save up to 40% on your Hearthstone card packs with Amazon Coins.

You get cheaper cards while also supporting the continued development of Metabomb. Our Amazon Coins guide has more detail.

Mecha'thun Druid tips, combos and synergies

Here's how all of the cards in this take on Mecha'thun Druid synergise with one another. As our recommended deck list changes over time, we'll make sure this section accurately reflects those changes.

- Innervate allows you to gain one extra Mana for free on the turn in question. Make sure you play this after Mecha'thun so you don't convert it into a card-draw spell!

- Despite its flexibility, you almost always want to use Branching Paths for its card draw potential.

- Oaken Summons always brings Ironwood Golem into play if it's tucked in your deck, as it's the only minion that qualifies for the process.

- Nourish is another card that has flexibility for either card draw or increased Mana. Make your choice depending on what you need more of at the time it shows up in your hand.

- Play a five or more Mana cost spell on the same turn and you can bring Arcane Tyrant onto the board for free. Qualifying spells are Nourish, Starfall, Spreading Plague and Ultimate Infestation.

- When you cast Spreading Plague, a friendly 1 / 5 Taunt minion will be summoned. If the opponent has more minions on the board than you do at that point, the spell is cast again. This repeats until you both have the same number of minions in play.

- Lesser Jasper Spellstone deals two damage to a minion in its basic form. Gain three Armor though and the damage increases to four points. Gain another three Armor and the damage maxes out at six.

- Play Wild Growth as early on each match as you can. The sooner you play it, the more you'll benefit from the extra Mana across the entire game.

- Ferocious Howl draws you a card and then gifts you Armor equivalent to the number of cards you have in your hand at that time.

Comment on this article

  • There are no comments on this article yet! Could you be the first to post one?

Call of Duty

C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to get the Ray Gun

Everything you need to know about locating and spawning this powerful weapon.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Dark Ops Challenges guide

Every Dark Ops challenge we know of so far, with insight into completing them all.

1 C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to unlock characters

Every unlockable character in COD Blackout and what you need to do to unlock them.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Best Perks guide

Everything you need to know about the Perks available in COD Blackout.

C

CS:GO

C

CS:GO

CS:GO - How to rank up in Competitive matchmaking

Everything you need to know about competitive matchmaking.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - Grenades guide

Everything you need to know about grenades in CS:GO.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - How to improve at CS:GO

Essential advice for improving as a player in CS:GO.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - Economy guide

Everything you need to know about money in CS:GO.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - Best settings guide

A guide to the best mouse, screen and video settings for CS:GO.

C

Fortnite: Battle Royale

F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale Skins - All free and premium outfits

Our complete guide to every outfit you can unlock in the game.

5 F
F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale - How to get V-Bucks for free

How to get your hands on more currency for cosmetics in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

F
F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale - All weapons tier list with stats

Absolutely everything you need to know about the best weapons in Fortnite: Battle Royale.

5 F
F

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Scoped Revolver guide - Stats, tips and locations

How to find the new weapon and what to expect when you've bagged one.

F

Off-Meta

O

Off-Meta

Brawl Stars Token guide: How to get more Star Tokens and regular Tokens

Open up more Brawl and Big Boxes with our essential guide.

O
O

Off-Meta

Brawl Stars: How to get Gems and Coins

Everything you need to know about getting more of these vital currencies.

O
O

Off-Meta

The Division 2 guide

Everything we know so far about the upcoming sequel.

O
O

Off-Meta

Animal Crossing Switch guide: Release date, trailer and everything we know

Everything we know so far about the upcoming Animal Crossing Switch game.

O

Overwatch

O

Overwatch

Overwatch League Season 2: Schedule, teams and results

Everything you need to follow the League's second year of play.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch League team skins added for 2019's expanded roster

232 new skins are now available to purchase in-game.

O
O

Overwatch

Overwatch: Bastet event guide - How to unlock Ana's Bastet skin and Twitch Drops

How to get your hands on all the new goodies from the Bastet event.

O
O

Overwatch

Best Tank Hero - January 2019 (Season 14) - Overwatch

Our updated evaluation of the best Tanks in Overwatch this month.

1 O
O

Overwatch

Best Support Hero - January 2019 (Season 14) - Overwatch

Our regularly updated ranking of all the Support heroes in Overwatch.

2 O

PUBG

P

PUBG

Tempo Storm crowned PUBG NPL Preseason champions

Tempo takes home a cool $50,000 in prize money.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG Corp bans even more cheaters in latest account strike

A total of 12 players have been banned in the latest announcement.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Survivor Pass guide

Everything you need to know about the latest event pass.

P