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Hearthstone: Whizbang Deck List Guide - Deck Recipes & Combos

Every Whizbang deck list and mechanic you need to know about.

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Our Hearthstone Whizbang deck list guide contains all Rastakhan Deck Recipe deck lists for the Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock and Warrior.

Whizbang the Wonderful is, we think, one of the most exciting cards ever to be added to Hearthstone. Once placed into a deck, Whizbang takes charge of proceedings and gives you full control of a randomly selected Deck Recipe deck at the start of every match. Note, however, that Whizbang is not available in Arena - probably for the best.

In terms of sheer variety of play, it's hard to imagine how Whizbang could provide much more value than he does. If you're the kind of player who knows Hearthstone well, but doesn't have a lot of cash to throw at every expansion, it's a great way to play unrefined versions of each expansion's biggest archetypes.

In this article, we've pulled together all of the Deck Recipes that form the pool of decks that you can potentially draw into when playing with Whizbang. We've sorted them by hero, and you can jump straight into each one's dedicated page. To help you get to grips with the decks, we're gradually adding combo insight to each one.

UPDATE - RISE OF SHADOWS LAUNCH

The most recent patch for Hearthstone added in all the new Deck Recipes that will form the Whizbang deck pool. We've added them in here, with links to our core guide for the archetype in question.

Whizbang Decks

The following Deck Recipes make up the Whizbang pool. Where we have a guide for each archetype we've included a link to help you get your head around the playstyle involved.

Druid Whizbang Decks

Nature's Restoration

DruidNeutral
2 x Crystal Power1 x Bloodmage Thalnos
2 x Crystallizer2 x Earthen Ring Farseer
1 x Dreamway Guardians2 x Injured Blademaster
2 x Wrath2 x Faceless Manipulator
2 x Lifeweaver1 x Zilliax
1 x Flobbidinous Floop1 x Countess Ashmore
2 x Swipe
2 x Crystal Stag
2 x Starfall
2 x Nourish
2 x Ancient of Lore
1 x Lucentbark

Our Heal Druid guide contains information on how to play this kind of Hearthstone deck.

Trees are Friends

DruidNeutral
2 x Acornbearer2 x Knife Juggler
1 x Floop's Glorious Gloop
2 x Dendrologist
2 x Dreamway Guardians
2 x Power of the Wild
1 x Blessing of the Ancients
2 x Landscaping
2 x Savage Roar
1 x Soul of the Forest
2 x Wispering Woods
2 x Force of Nature
2 x Treespeaker
2 x Tending Tauren
2 x The Forest's Aid
1 x Cenarius
2 x Mulchmuncher

Take a look at our Treant Druid guide for tips and tricks on playing a different version of this core archetype.

Hunter Whizbang Decks

Animal Instincts

HunterNeutral
2 x Shimmerfly2 x Timber Wolf
2 x Springpaw2 x Dire Wolf Alpha
2 x Headhunter's Hatchet2 x Hench-Clan Hogsteed
2 x Scavenging Hyena
2 x Animal Companion
2 x Kill Command
2 x Spirit of the Lynx
2 x Unleash the Hounds
2 x Houndmaster
1 x Houndmaster Shaw
2 x Baited Arrow
1 x Halazzi, the Lynx
2 x Savannah Highmane

Our Beast Hunter guide contains in-depth information on how to play this kind of Hearthstone deck.

The Scrap Heap

HunterNeutral
2 x Secret Plan2 x Mecharoo
2 x Springpaw2 x Replicating Menace
2 x Tracking1 x Zilliax
2 x Bomb Toss2 x Mechanical Whelp
2 x Fireworks Tech
2 x Venomizer
2 x Animal Companion
2 x Nine Lives
2 x Spider Bomb
2 x Ursatron
1 x Oblivitron
1 x Unleash the Beast
1 x Zul'jin

Get a head start on this archetype with our Deathrattle Hunter guide.

Mage Whizbang Decks

Khadgar's Creations

MageNeutral
2 x Ray of Frost2 x Doomsayer
2 x Frostbolt1 x Acolyte of Pain
1 x Khadgar1 x Zilliax
2 x Arcane Intellect1 x Alexstrasza
1 x Conjurer's Calling
2 x Frost Nova
1 x Messenger Raven
2 x Fireball
2 x Polymorph
2 x Blizzard
2 x Astromancer
2 x Flamestrike
1 x Hex Lord Malacrass
2 x Power of Creation
1 x Kalecgos

Archmages of Dalaran

MageNeutral
2 x Elemental Evocation1 x Bloodmage Thalnos
2 x Arcane Missiles
2 x Magic Trick
2 x Ray of Frost
2 x Shooting Star
2 x Frostbolt
2 x Magic Dart Frog
2 x Mana Cyclone
2 x Sorcerer's Apprentice
2 x Spellzerker
2 x Arcane Intellect
1 x Cinderstorm
1 x Stargazer Luna
2 x Cosmic Anomaly
2 x Fireball
1 x Archmage Antonidas

Paladin Whizbang Decks

Shirvallah's Chosen

PaladinNeutral
1 x Crystalsmith Kangor2 x Wild Pyromancer
2 x Flash of Light1 x Acolyte of Pain
2 x Immortal Prelate1 x Zilliax
2 x Lightforged Blessing1 x Countess Ashmore
2 x Sound the Bells
2 x Call to Adventure
1 x High Priest Thekal
2 x Blessing of Kings
2 x Consecration
2 x Equality
2 x Spirit of the Tiger
1 x Farraki Battleaxe
1 x Shrink Ray
1 x A New Challenger...
1 x Lay on Hands
1 x Shirvallah, the Tiger

The Sunreavers' Secrets

PaladinNeutral
2 x Argent Squire2 x Secretkeeper
2 x Autodefense Matrix2 x Knife Juggler
2 x Blessing of Might2 x Sunreaver Spy
2 x Never Surrender2 x Masked Contender
2 x Noble Sacrifice1 x Leeroy Jenkins
2 x Redemption
2 x Mysterious Blade
1 x Commander Rhyssa
2 x Bellringer Sentry
2 x Blessing of Kings
2 x Truesilver Champion

Head straight to our Secret Paladin guide for help playing this kind of deck

Priest Whizbang Decks

Whispers from the Grave

PriestNeutral
2 x Circle of Healing1 x Zilliax
1 x Silence2 x Mechanical Whelp
2 x Northshire Cleric1 x Da Undatakah
2 x Power Word: Shield
2 x Auchenai Phantasm
2 x Dead Ringer
2 x EVIL Conscripter
2 x Shadowy Figure
1 x Extra Arms
1 x Madame Lazul
2 x Shadow Word: Death
2 x Auchenai Soulpriest
2 x Hench-Clan Shadequill
1 x Convincing Infiltrator
2 x Coffin Crasher

Take a look at our Deathrattle Priest guide if you'd like some tips on playing this kind of deck.

Day of the Dead

PriestNeutral
2 x Circle of Healing2 x Injured Blademaster
2 x Forbidden Words2 x Witchwood Grizzly
1 x Topsy Turvy1 x Zilliax
2 x Northshire Cleric2 x Damaged Stegotron
2 x Power Word: Shield1 x Batterhead
2 x Divine Spirit
2 x Shadow Word: Pain
2 x Auchenai Soulpriest
2 x Hench-Clan Shadequill
2 x Mass Hysteria
1 x Catrina Muerte
2 x Mass Resurrection

Our Resurrect Priest guide explains how this kind of deck works in Hearthstone.

Rogue Whizbang Decks

Cursed Crew

RogueNeutral
2 x Backstab2 x Southsea Deckhand
2 x Preparation2 x Bloodsail Raider
2 x Eviscerate2 x Sharkfin Fan
1 x Edwin VanCleef2 x Hench-Clan Thug
2 x Fan of Knives2 x Southsea Captain
1 x SI:7 Agent2 x Ticket Scalper
2 x Hench-Clan Burglar1 x Captain Greenskin
1 x Walk the Plank
1 x Cannon Barrage
2 x Cursed Castaway
1 x Captain Hooktusk

Our Pirate Rogue guide contains more insight into how to play this core archetype in Hearthstone.

The Heist

RogueNeutral
2 x Backstab2 x Argent Squire
2 x Preparation
2 x Pilfer
1 x Togwaggle's Scheme
2 x Eviscerate
2 x Underbelly Fence
2 x Blink Fox
1 x Edwin VanCleef
1 x Face Collector
2 x Fan of Knives
2 x SI:7 Agent
1 x Academic Espionage
2 x Hench-Clan Burglar
2 x Vendetta
1 x Walk the Plank
1 x Myra's Unstable Element
1 x Tak Nozwhisker
1 x Tess Greymane

If you need help getting started with this kind of deck, our Thief Rogue guide explains the ins and outs behind the concept.

Shaman Whizbang Decks

Swamp of Horror

ShamanNeutral
2 x Totemic Smash1 x Zilliax
2 x Ancestral Spirit1 x Ysera
2 x Big Bad Voodoo2 x Big Bad Archmage
2 x Far Sight
2 x Haunting Visions
2 x Lightning Storm
2 x Hex
2 x Hagatha's Scheme
2 x Muckmorpher
2 x Eureka
2 x Rain of Toads
1 x Al'Akir the Windlord
1 x Hagatha the Witch
2 x Walking Fountain

Underbelly Underlings

ShamanNeutral
2 x Sludge Slurper2 x Grimscale Oracle
2 x Ghost Light Angler2 x Murloc Raider
2 x Soul of the Murloc2 x Murloc Tidecaller
2 x Underbelly Angler1 x Toxfin
1 x Scargill2 x Bluegill Warrior
2 x Bloodlust2 x Murloc Tidehunter
2 x Coldlight Seer
2 x Murloc Warleader
2 x Nightmare Amalgam
2 x Murloc Tastyfin

Head to our Murloc Shaman guide for a few tips on how to play this kind of deck on the ladder.

Warlock Whizbang Decks

Hand of Gul'dan

WarlockNeutral
2 x Mortal Coil1 x Acidic Swamp Ooze
1 x Shadow Bolt2 x Doomsayer
2 x Hellfire2 x Sunfury Protector
2 x Omega Agent2 x Earthen Ring Farseer
2 x Siphon Soul2 x Proud Defender
1 x Arch-Villain Rafaam1 x Spellbreaker
1 x Lord Godfrey2 x Twilight Drake
1 x Twisting Nether1 x Faceless Manipulator
2 x Rotten Applebaum
1 x Zilliax
2 x Mountain Giant

Ultimate Impfestation

WarlockNeutral
2 x Blood Imp2 x Dire Wolf Alpha
2 x Flame Imp2 x Knife Juggler
2 x Soulfire2 x Hench-Clan Hag
2 x Voidwalker2 x Sea Giant
2 x Witchwood Imp
2 x Void Analyst
2 x Doubling Imp
2 x Impferno
2 x Rafaam's Scheme
2 x Fiendish Circle
2 x Jumbo Imp

Warrior Whizbang Decks

Warrior Whizbang Decks

Wings of War

WarlockNeutral
1 x Devastate2 x Firetree Witchdoctor
2 x Shield Slam1 x Acolyte of Pain
2 x Dragon Roar1 x Nightmare Amalgam
2 x Warpath2 x Proud Defender
2 x Weapons Project2 x Scaleworm
1 x Shield Block1 x Barista Lynchen
2 x Smolderthorn Lancer2 x Dragonmaw Scorcher
1 x War Master Voone1 x Harrison Jones
2 x Emberscale Drake2 x Crowd Roaster
1 x Ysera

Our Dragon Warrior guide has more insight into how to play this kind of Hearthstone deck.

Dropping' the Boom

WarriorNeutral
2 x Shield Slam2 x Witchwood Grizzly
1 x Whirlwind1 x Zilliax
2 x Execute1 x Oondasta
2 x Slam
2 x Sweeping Strikes
2 x Warpath
2 x Shield Block
2 x Brawl
2 x Supercollider
1 x Dr. Boom, Mad Genius
1 x Akali, the Rhino
2 x Grommash Hellscream
1 x The Boomship
2 x Dimensional Ripper
1 x The Boom Reaver

Read our Big Warrior guide if you'd like some tips on how to play this Hearthstone archetype.

How does Whizbang the Wonderful work?

Whizbang the Wonderful is a new kind of card for Hearthstone, one which provides access to the game's entire roster of Deck Recipes.

Whizbang is the only card you need to add to the deck you pop him in. When the game starts, you'll be randonly assigned one of the 18 Deck Recipes, complete with the related Hero Power as well.

These pre-made deck lists are - generally - sub-optimal versions of any given expansion's meta-decks, but it should prove to be a fantastic way of sampling a large part of each meta.

Casual players should find it great value, and a few streamers have already expressed an intention to take Whizbang on a journey to Legend all the way from Rank 25. We can't wait!

What Deck Recipes will Whizbang offer?

Log into the game right now and you'll notice that each of the nine heroes in Hearthstone has a total of three Deck Recipes apiece.

If you've not used the Deck Recipe system before, you can find the options by navigating to My Collection, then hitting the New Deck button just below your list of existing decks. Select a hero and on the left-hand section of the UI you'll see a list of options.

Here are the Hunter's options in The Witchwood:

The Classic deck which each hero has doesn't really do an awful lot to show off the latest in Hearthtone. Instead, it's made up of Basic and Classic cards.

For this reason the 18 Deck Recipes provided by Whizbang will consist of two from each class, with the Classic recipe being ignored altogether.

How do I create a Whizbang the Wonderful deck?

This is the easy part. All you need to do is create a new deck, then slot Whizbang the Wonderful into it. He'll take care of the rest.

If you've any other cards in your deck list when you drop Whizbang in, they'll be removed automatically. Here's a video of Hearthstone's Peter Whalen explaining the mechanic. Skip to around 3:50 in for the Whizbang-specific stuff:

Can I craft Whizbang the Wonderful?

Absolutely. Although there's been some clamour from the community to make Whizbang the free Legendary card for everyone to enjoy (see Marin the Fox), Blizzard has given no indication that this will be the case for Boomsday.

It's arguably not a great card for new players either, as it'll be too much information to process for someone new to the game. Think of all those archetypes and synergies - even the pros will need to commit a lot of information to memory to make the most out of the weaker recipes.

Assuming it functions in the same way as every other Legendary in the game, you'll be able to craft Whizbang the Wonderful for 1600 Crafting Dust. If you want to craft the Golden version of Whizbang though, that'll cost you 3200 Crafting Dust.

This brings us rather neatly on to the next question...

Will a Golden Whizbang provide Golden decks?

It's been confirmed that if your Golden Whizbang is Golden, then all the decks you pilot will be completely Golden as well.

Unfortunately there's no kind of alternative hero portrait for Whizbang, or intro animation. Although the reasons why are understandable, we still think it's a bit of a missed opportunity to show off your deck piloting skills.

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  • Nerrkanta #1 7 months ago
    Is it just me, or have Whizbang's recipes just become a lot more powerful with Rastakhan? Haven't played all of them, but so far enjoying a much higher win rate than before. A much more liberal sprinkling of legendaries helps i guess...
  • Bedders #2 11 months ago
    @Nerrkanta Thanks for that that's really useful and I'll tweak the page. It was a bit of a mad rush getting this ready for launch but it's annoying seeing mistakes like that creep in.
  • Nerrkanta #3 11 months ago
    Re "- The candidates for Tortollan Forager's Battlecry effect are Cenarius and Mulchmuncher.": it adds a random card with 5 or more attack to your hand - the choice is not limited to the one(s) you have in your deck.