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A Scientific Recipe: The best hero for the new Tavern Brawl - Hearthstone

Our guide to coming out on top in the new Brawl to hit Hearthstone.

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The best hero to pick in A Scientific Recipe, with all Deck Recipes included and a breakdown of the card combos contained in each one.

A new Tavern Brawl has gone live in Hearthstone, and in this week's challenge you'll need to select your hero before doing battle with one of the two Deck Recipes that were added for each class with the release of The Boomsday Project.

If you've any experience of using either the Deck Recipe system - or new card Whizbang the Wonderful - then you'll know that the decks on offer can be a bit of a mixed bag. For the most part, every deck is a sub-optimal version of the competitive archetype in question, but there are - frankly - some out and out stinkers in the mix as well.

In this article we've put together a tier list of the best to worst heroes you can choose for this week's Brawl, based on the competitive stats made available by HSReplay.net. That should give you a good steer on what to pick.

Beyond the list itself we've also broken down all of the deck lists that exist throughout the Deck Recipe system. That should give you an overview of what to expect when you jump in and get one of the two Recipes. Each list also has a link to an article which breaks down all the combos.

If you enjoy this week's Brawl and own - or can craft - Whizbang, then take a look at our comprehensive Whizbang the Wonderful guide, which contains deck lists, combo breakdowns and plenty more besides.

A Scientific Recipe: Hero Rankings

Here's our ranking of hero choices for A Scientific Recipe - strongest hero at the top, weakest at the bottom:

  • Hunter
  • Mage
  • Shaman
  • Paladin
  • Warlock
  • Warrior
  • Rogue
  • Druid
  • Priest

Druid Deck Recipe Decks

Out of the Woods

DruidNeutral
2 x Lesser Jasper Spellstone1 x Spiritsinger Umbra
2 x Wild Growth2 x Carnivorous Cube
2 x Wrath2 x Guild Recruiter
2 x Landscaping1 x The Lich King
2 x Astral Tiger
2 x Ironwood Golem
2 x Oaken Summons
2 x Swipe
2 x Nourish
1 x Malfurion the Pestilent
2 x Gloop Sprayer
2 x Grizzled Guardian
1 x Ultimate Infestation

Need a quick guide to playing this deck? Check out our essential Out of the Woods deck list guide.

Trees are Friends

DruidNeutral
1 x Floop's Glorious Gloop2 x Fire Fly
2 x Dendrologist2 x Knife Juggler
2 x Power of the Wild
2 x Tortollan Forager
2 x Witchwood Apple
2 x Landscaping
2 x Savage Roar
2 x Soul of the Forest
2 x Wispering Woods
2 x Force of Nature
2 x Living Mana
2 x Tending Tauren
1 x Cenarius
2 x Mulchmuncher

Head straight to our Trees are Friends deck list guide for a snapshot of tips and combos.

Hunter Deck Recipe Decks

I Hunt Alone

HunterNeutral
2 x Candleshot
2 x Hunter's Mark
2 x Secret Plan
2 x Tracking
2 x Explosive Trap
1 x Freezing Trap
2 x Wandering Monster
2 x Animal Companion
2 x Eaglehorn Bow
2 x Kill Command
2 x Unleash the Hounds
2 x Flanking Strike
2 x Lesser Emerald Spellstone
1 x Deathstalker Rexxar
2 x To My Side!
1 x Crushing Walls
1 x Rhok'delar

Get a head start on the match with our I Hunt Alone deck list guide. It contains quick tips and all the combos for playing this deck.

Flark's Fireworks

HunterNeutral
2 x Candleshot2 x Faithful Lumi
2 x Hunter's Mark2 x Mecharoo
2 x Bomb Toss2 x Skaterbot
2 x Cybertech Chip2 x Upgradeable Framebot
2 x Fireworks Tech2 x Harvest Golem
2 x Venomizer2 x Replicating Menace
2 x Spider Bomb2 x Wargear
1 x Boommaster Flark1 x Zilliax

New to this deck? Head straight to our Flark's Fireworks guide for a quick rundown of the combos.

Mage Deck Recipe Decks

Spells are fun, SO FUN!

MageNeutral
2 x Arcane Artificer2 x Doomsayer
2 x Raven Familiar2 x Acolyte of Pain
2 x Shimmering Tempest2 x Tar Creeper
2 x Polymorph2 x Arcane Tyrant
2 x Dragon's Fury1 x Baron Geddon
2 x Blizzard2 x Spiteful Summoner
2 x Meteor
2 x Flamestrike
1 x Dragoncaller Alanna
1 x Frost Lich Jaina
1 x Pyroblast

Need help playing this one? Go to our essential Spells are fun, SO FUN! deck list guide for all the combos and play tips.

Shooting Stars

MageNeutral
2 x Arcane Missiles2 x Flame Geyser
2 x Mana Wyrm2 x Spellshifter
2 x Shooting Star2 x Unpowered Mauler
2 x Arcane Explosion
2 x Celestial Emissary
2 x Frostbolt
2 x Arcane Intellect
2 x Cinderstorm
1 x Stargazer Luna
2 x Cosmic Anomaly
2 x Fireball
2 x Unexpected Results
1 x Aluneth

Get all the deck combos you need to play this deck at our dedicated Shooting Stars deck list guide.

Paladin Deck Recipe Decks

Greymane's Alliance

PaladinNeutral
1 x Crystalsmith Kangor2 x Drygulch Jailor
2 x Crystology2 x Knife Juggler
2 x Equality2 x Vicious Scalehide
2 x Hydrologist2 x Saronite Chain Gang
2 x Blessing of Kings1 x Genn Greymane
2 x Consecration
2 x Lightfused Stegodon
1 x The Glass Knight
2 x Truesilver Champion
2 x Spikeridged Steed
1 x Sunkeeper Tarim
1 x Silver Sword
1 x Tirion Fordring

Get help with this deck now via our Greymane's Alliance deck list guide. It's got loads of tips and all the card combos.

Kangor's Endless Army

PaladinNeutral
2 x Righteous Protector2 x Glow-Tron
2 x Crystology2 x Skaterbot
1 x Equality2 x Bronze Gatekeeper
2 x Hydrologist2 x Coppertail Imposter
2 x Aldor Peacekeeper2 x Wargear
2 x Annoy-o-Module1 x Zilliax
2 x Consecration
1 x Truesilver Champion
2 x Mechano-Egg
1 x Sunkeeper Tarim
1 x Kangor's Endless Army
1 x Tirion Fordring

Head straight to our Kangor's Endless Army deck list guide for every combo in the deck and play tips too.

Priest Deck Recipe Decks

Quest for Immortality

PriestNeutral
1 x Awaken the Makers2 x Loot Hoarder
2 x Northshire Cleric2 x Devilsaur Egg
2 x Power Word: Shield1 x Spiritsinger Umbra
2 x Dead Ringer2 x Carnivorous Cube
2 x Spirit Lash
2 x Shadow Word: Death
2 x Vivid Nightmare
2 x Power Word: Replicate
2 x Reckless Experimenter
1 x Zerek, Master Cloner
2 x Psychic Scream
2 x Obsidian Statue
1 x Zerek's Cloning Gallery

Essential card combos and gameplay tips can be found in our Quest for Immortality deck list guide. It's got everything you need for your first match!

Awesome Augmentation

PriestNeutral
2 x Inner Fire2 x Nightmare Amalgam
2 x Northshire Cleric2 x Twilight Drake
2 x Power Word: Shield1 x Ysera
2 x Test Subject
2 x Divine Spirit
2 x Radiant Elemental
2 x Shadow Visions
1 x Dragon Soul
2 x Extra Arms
2 x Vivid Nightmare
2 x Duskbreaker
1 x Lyra the Sunshard
2 x Power Word: Replicate
1 x Zerek, Master Cloner

New to the deck? Head over to our Awesome Augmentation deck list guide that covers every combo.

Rogue Deck Recipe Decks

Stolen Resarch

RogueNeutral
2 x Backstab2 x Fire Fly
2 x Preparation
2 x Deadly Poison
2 x Hallucination
2 x Cavern Shinyfinder
2 x Pick Pocket
2 x Toxicologist
2 x Blink Fox
1 x Edwin VanCleef
2 x Fan of Knives
1 x Academic Espionage
2 x Elven Minstrel
2 x Spectral Cutlass
2 x Vilespine Slayer
1 x Tess Greymane
1 x Valeera the Hollow

Go to our Stolen Research deck list guide now for the tips and combos you need to know for this one.

The Necrium Trials

RogueNeutral
2 x Backstab2 x Fire Fly
1 x Cold Blood2 x Mecharoo
1 x Cavern Shinyfinder1 x Bloodmage Thalnos
2 x Necrium Blade2 x Plated Beetle
1 x Sonya Shadowdancer2 x Devilsaur Egg
2 x Blightnozzle Crawler1 x Defender of Argus
2 x Elven Minstrel2 x Mechanical Whelp
1 x Kobold Illusionist
1 x Lesser Onyx Spellstone
1 x Myra Rotspring
2 x Necrium Vial
2 x Vilespine Slayer

Every combo you need to know is available at our essential The Necrium Trials deck list guide. Don't make a play 'til you've seen it!

Shaman Deck Recipe Decks

Witchwood Awoken

ShamanNeutral
1 x Beakered Lightning1 x Bloodmage Thalnos
2 x Zap!1 x Doomsayer
2 x Earth Shock1 x Phantom Militia
2 x Witch's Apprentice1 x Saronite Chain Gang
2 x Menacing Nimbus1 x Elise the Trailblazer
2 x Omega Mind1 x The Lich King
1 x Stormforged Axe
2 x Healing Rain
2 x Lightning Storm
2 x Mana Tide Totem
2 x Hex
2 x Volcano
1 x Bogshaper
1 x Hagatha the Witch

Vital tips and card combos can be found at our dedicated Witchwood Awoken deck list guide. Make sure you brush up on the basics.

The Storm Bringer

ShamanNeutral
2 x Zap!2 x Fire Fly
2 x Lightning Bolt
2 x Voltaic Burst
2 x Earthen Might
2 x Elementary Reaction
2 x Flametongue Totem
2 x Menacing Nimbus
1 x Stormforged Axe
1 x Electra Stormsurge
2 x Unbound Elemental
2 x Storm Chaser
2 x Thunderhead
2 x Bloodlust
2 x Fire Elemental
1 x The Storm Bringer
1 x Kalimos, Primal Lord

Head straight to our The Storm Bringer deck list guide for a snapshot of tips and combos.

Warlock Deck Recipe Decks

The Omega Project

WarlockNeutral
2 x Dark Pact2 x Doomsayer
2 x Kobold Librarian2 x Plated Beetle
2 x Mortal Coil2 x Voodoo Doll
2 x Defile2 x Omega Defender
2 x Hellfire2 x Rotten Applebaum
2 x Lesser Amethyst Spellstone
2 x Omega Agent
2 x Possessed Lackey
1 x Lord Godfrey
2 x Voidlord
1 x Bloodreaver Gul'dan

Need a quick guide to playing this deck? Check out our essential Omega Project deck list guide.

Demonology Lab

WarlockNeutral
2 x Crystallizer2 x Saronite Chain Gang
2 x Flame Imp
2 x Kobold Librarian
2 x Soul Infusion
1 x The Soularium
2 x Voidwalker
2 x Demonfire
2 x Void Analyst
2 x Vulgar Homunculus
2 x Doubling Imp
2 x Nethersoul Buster
2 x Despicable Dreadlord
2 x Doomguard
2 x Ectomancy
1 x Bloodreaver Gul'dan

Every combo you need to know is available at our essential Demonology Lab deck list guide. Don't make a play 'til you've seen it!

Warrior Deck Recipe Decks

The Gilneas Armory

WarriorNeutral
1 x Fire Plume's Heart2 x Phantom Militia
2 x Shield Slam2 x Stonehill Defender
2 x Fiery War Axe2 x Tar Creeper
2 x Rabid Worgen2 x Witchwood Grizzly
2 x Reckless Flurry1 x Zilliax
2 x Shield Block1 x Countess Ashmore
2 x Brawl1 x Baku the Mooneater
1 x Darius Crowley
2 x Direhorn Hatchling
1 x Supercollider
1 x Gorehowl
1 x Tar Lord

Vital tips and card combos can be found at our dedicated Gilneas Armory deck list guide. Make sure you brush up on the basics.

The Boomsday Project

WarriorNeutral
2 x Eternium Rover2 x Skaterbot
2 x Omega Assembly2 x Bronze Gatekeeper
2 x Town Crier2 x Wargear
2 x Execute1 x Zilliax
2 x Woodcutter's Axe2 x Missile Launcher
2 x Rabid Worgen1 x Countess Ashmore
2 x Blood Razor
1 x Darius Crowley
2 x Security Rover
2 x Beryllium Nullifier
1 x Dr. Boom, Mad Genius

New to the deck? Head over to our Boomsday Project deck list guide that covers every combo.

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