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Free Hearthstone Decks for New and Returning players updated for March of the Lich King Expansion

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Hearthstone updated the Free Decks for new and returning players. In this article, we analyze them and help you find the perfect fit for you.

If you want to try out Hearthstone for the first time, or if you have been away and want to come back, check out these Free Decks. Hearthstone updated the Free Decks given to new and returning players for the March of the Lich King expansion. Check if you are eligible, what these decks contain, how to get them and the possible upgrades you might need here!
The Hearthstone team has confirmed that free decks are no longer limited to one deck per account. This means that if you have received a free deck in the past, but you spent over 120 days without logging in, you will be eligible once again to get one!

How to get a Free Deck?

You got it right Hearthstone is giving out Free Decks for new players to try the game or for returning players to catch up. This is a great time to start or return to the game. March of the Lich King, the third expansion of the Year of the Hydra launches on December 6. This means that getting a free deck will boost your collection enough for you to be competitive and start farming new packs.
To be eligible for a Free Deck, you need to create a brand new Hearthstone account, complete the tutorial, the Starter Questline, and graduate from the New Player Ranks (40-1). But wait, if you haven’t been active in the last 120 days, you will also be eligible for Hearthstone Free Deck.
What's more, now, Hearthstone players are able to test the free decks before claiming them with the new Loaner decks feature. Loaner decks allow players to play 6 different free decks for a week before deciding which one to keep!
Hearthstone Loaner / Free Decks - Image via Esportsgg
Hearthstone Loaner / Free Decks - Image via Esportsgg

How to choose a Hearthstone Free Deck?

Eligible players will get to choose from 6 different Hearthstone Free Decks, so which is the best one? This is a tricky question to answer, the first thing you need to think about is what you enjoy playing. Most of the time is better to choose the deck you enjoy the most rather than the most powerful.
If you are new to Hearthstone, I’d recommend you to go for a Tempo/Aggresive archetype, these Free Decks are the best introduction to the game basics. On the other hand, if you are a returning player that wants to nourish your collection, you might want to go for the ones with the “most Arcane Dust value”.
It could be the case that you are new to Hearthstone but not to card games, so you have the experience and want to go competitive from scratch. In that case, I'll also be sharing how can you upgrade your decks to turn them into their best version.

Every Hearthstone Free Deck

Druid - Vanndar’s Reinforcements

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Druid - Guff's Guidance
Druid - Guff's Guidance
Topior Druid Legendary
Topior Druid Legendary
  • Play Style: Ramp towards your big payoff cards like Topior. Stabilize mid-game with Scales and Onyxia, and abuse Guff's 20 Mana maximum until your Sire Denathrius delivers lethal.
  • Value: Good - 3 Legendaries (Wildheart Guff, Topior and Raid Boss Onyxia), and 6 Epics (Widowbloom Seedsman x2, Insatiable Devourer x2 and Spammy Arcanist x2)
  • Powerlevel: TBD in the next expansion

Hunter - Beasts of the Deep

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Beasts from the Deep
Beasts from the Deep
  • Play Style: Midrange. Develop your early game minions while you set up your tempo swings with big beasts coming out cheap or even free.
  • Value: Average - 3 Legendaries (Beaststalker Tavish, Hydralodon and Wing Commander Ichman) and 4 Epic (Wild Spirits x2, Insatiable Devourer x2, School Teacher)
  • Powerlevel: TBD in the next expansion

Mage - Magical Mastery

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Magical Mastery Mage
Magical Mastery Mage
  • Play Style: Midrange. Play stats every turn trying to buy time to put your big threats online on turn 5 or 6. Balinda and Barbaric Sorceress allow you to play your big spells ahead of time. Parrots give you incredible value and Magister Dawngrasp overwhelms your opponent with the incremental pings.
  • Value: High - 4 Legendaries (Varden Dawngrasp, Valinda Stonehearth, Magister Dawngrasp and Mordresh Fire Eye) 4 Epics (School Teacher x2 and Rune of the Archmage x2)
  • Powerlevel: TBD in the next expansion

Rogue - Jackpot!

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Free Jackpot Rogue Hearthstone Deck
Free Jackpot Rogue Hearthstone Deck
  • Play Style: Invent a game plan while you discover cards from other classes. Hard deck to master but incredibly fun given that every game is different.
  • Value: Good - 4 Legendaries (Maestra of the Masquerade, Queen Azshara, Crabatoa and Shadowcrafter Scabbs) 2 Epics (Ghastly Gravedigger x2)
  • Powerlevel: TBD in the next expansion

Warlock - Impfused with Power- Free Hearthstone Deck

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Impfused with Power - Free Warlock Hearthstone Deck
Impfused with Power - Free Warlock Hearthstone Deck
Imp King Rafaam Warlock Legendary
Imp King Rafaam Warlock Legendary
  • Play Style: Tempo. Dump Imp after Imp and infuse your cards in hand. Abuse Vile Library buffs and overwhelm your opponents with wave after wave of Demons. While Infuse synergies aren't super straightforward, this deck is ideal for newcomers and players who want to master Hearthstone fundamentals.
  • Value: Low - 3 Legendaries (Dreadlich Tamsin, Imp King Raffam and Sylvanas, the Accused) and 2 Epics (Impending Catastrophe x2)
  • Powerlevel: TBD in the next expansion

Warrior - Embrace the Pain

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Embrace the Pain Warrior Deck
Embrace the Pain Warrior Deck
Decimator Olgra Warrior Legendary
Decimator Olgra Warrior Legendary
  • Play Style: Tempo. You need to be aware of self inflicting damage synergies. Order maters a lot in this deck, this will help mastering this skill.
  • Value: Very Low - 3 Legendaries (Rokara, Decimator Olgra and Rokara, the Valorous)
  • Powerlevel: TBD in the next expansion

To sum up

Finally, time for conclusions. So after all this, which Free Hearthstone Deck should you choose? The answer is the one that fits your needs. Do you have a preferred playstyle? Are you new to the game and need to learn the basics? Are you returning and want to nourish your collection? Those are the questions that will lead you to your correct answer.
Also, remember that new cards impact the power balance of every deck, so make sure to recheck stats and power level of the decks at the time you are claiming them. Right now we can't speak much of how good these decks will be in the March of the Lich King expansion launching December 6. We are getting a new class and the metagame will change dramatically.
However, the six mentioned decks have proven to perform well in previous metagames. While this isn't an indicator of future power level, at least we have seen them shine. What's left to do is to analyse how the new cards can support these archetypes.
One last thing to mention, if you already have any of the cards included in the Hearthstone Free Deck of your choice, don’t worry, you are not losing value. You will get the Arcane Dust for the copies you already own.
If you found this Esports.gg article useful, make sure you check our Hearthstone’s Guide section for more tips. See you next time in the tavern.
Manuel "Rane" Delgado
Manuel "Rane" Delgado
Editor | Twitter @RaneTDF
Manuel “Rane” Delgado is an experienced Hearthstone caster, content creator, and tournament organizer from Argentina. He started his career on Esports casting his own tournaments, now he currently casts the Hearthstone Esports circuit for the LATAM region, among other content creation and tournament organization.