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Hearthstone mercenaries is a relatively new game mode in Hearthstone, and was released in late 2021. It combines RPG elements and turn-based combat with the hearthstone characters that we know and love. It’s quickly become one of the most popular game modes in Hearthstone thanks to its unique playstyle and complexity. One of the most important parts of the game mode is choosing the correct mercenaries to accompany you. In this article, we’ll look at every mercenary in hearthstone, ranking them from D tier to S tier, so that you can consistently choose the strongest team during your games. So, shall we get started?
Here are the worst mercenaries in the game, that you might want to avoid using in your next game:
Lord Jaraxxus might be one of the coolest and most iconic cards in traditional hearthstone, but in mercenaries, his abilities just don’t cut it. His three abilities, ‘Legion Burst Speed 8, Fist of Jaraxxus, and Fel Infernal Speed 5 aren’t strong in the meta right now. Unless you’re able to make some amazing synergies, it’s best to leave Lord Jaraxxus out of your deck.
Another legendary minion who can’t keep up with the meta is Grommash Hellscream. Compared to many other legendaries, his abilities are a little too slow and underpowered.
Not only does Alexstraza have seriously weak stats, but her abilities are also surprisingly lackluster. Playing this card will normally allow your opponent to gain tempo and swing the match in their favor.
Mannoroth has weak stats and terrible abilities, making him one of the worst mercenaries to use.
Bananas might be cool, but they don’t win games, so avoid using Mukla at all costs!
Gruul relies on your opponents having dragons to be powerful. Considering many people don’t run dragons, he’s a pretty terrible mercenary to play.
As a fighter, Illidan does a surprisingly small amount of damage, making him a very poor choice.
Another terrible fighter is Rathorian. His abilities make very little difference in most games, making him an unviable mercenary to run.
One of the weakest casters in the game is Baron Geddon. Unless you want to lose your matches, never run this card.
Murlocs don’t see very much play in mercenaries, because they are some of the weakest cards in the game. Mutanus is a perfect example of this.
Morgl the Oracle
Morgl the Oracle’s final ability heals your other mercenaries, which is far too slow in the current meta.
Old Murk Eye
Old Murk Eye relies on murloc synergy to be powerful. Unfortunately, murlocs are too weak to justify such abilities.
Antonidas’ abilities are based on fire spells. Unfortunately, such spells aren’t very powerful in mercenaries, making him one of the weakest characters in the game.
These mercenaries are slightly stronger but are still some of the weakest characters in the game.
Varian Wrynn has respectable stats, but his abilities are very weak when compared to other mercenaries.
Ragnaros might be a legendary, but his abilities are lackluster, to say the least.
Kurtus is one of the strongest mercenaries in the C tier. However, he doesn’t belong in many decks, and his abilities are pretty terrible.
War Master Voone
A weak troll and one of the worst ‘fighters’ in the game, don’t use War Master Voone unless you absolutely have to.
Millhouse focuses on arcane magic, which has proven to be very weak in mercenaries.
Just like Millhouse, Tyrande’s abilities largely focus on arcane spells, which are weak in mercenaries.
Scabs can be pretty good in some situations. But, most of the time, he’s too slow and weak compared to other mercenaries.
Tavish’s abilities focus on raw damage, which can be dealt with fairly easily by an opponent, making him a weak pick.
Rexxar’s abilities center around damage and beasts. He’s fun to play but pretty weak in comparison to other mercenaries.
Another caster who uses arcane magic is Blink Fox. It’s no surprise that he’s also in the C tier.
King Crush might look scary, but in reality, his abilities are weak and lack power.
Bru’Kan is one of the coolest characters in Hearthstone. However, his abilities are very weak, and his usefulness is limited.
Guff arguably belongs in the D tier. But, his abilities can be powerful, albeit in limited situations.
One of the weakest night elves in the game, Lady Anacondra doesn’t belong in any deck in the current meta.
The B tier is home to some of the best-balanced cards in Hearthstone.
Brightwing is one of the strongest dragons in the game. He’s not the most powerful mercenary in the game, but if you’re just starting out, he’s not a bad choice by any means.
Anduin is a well-balanced human caster who’s relatively easy to play, and can pack a punch when needed.
One of the best blood elves in the game, Varden Dawnsgasp has some strong abilities, such as ‘cold snap’.
Uther is a human caster who relies on buffs and holy spells. He’s well-balanced and fun to play.
One of the only Draenei casters in the game, Prophet Velen has some great unique abilities, like ‘Velen’s blessing’.
Another strong human caster is Natalie Seline, who uses both shadow and light spells, making her a great support card.
Jaina is a strong hero in traditional Hearthstone. And in mercenaries, she’s well balanced with a strong array of spells to deal with a variety of enemy types.
Malfurion is a decent character in traditional Hearthstone, and his power level has been well translated into mercenaries. He’s an all-around solid choice.
Cornelius Roame is another strong support card who can buff other mercenaries and even sacrifice himself.
This tier contains some of the strongest cards in the game. If you’re a serious mercenaries player, you should start paying close attention here.
Thrall is a great hero in regular hearthstone, and he’s just as good in mercenaries. He’s great for a variety of playstyles too.
Diablo is a strong demon fighter with good stats and great abilities. He’s a great pick for any demon deck.
Blademaster Samuro can deliver incredibly high amounts of damage very quickly, making him one of the biggest threats in mercenaries.
The Lich King
The Lich King uses frost abilities to slow enemies down, helping you to gain tempo. A perfect pick if you’re a control player.
Tirion buffs your other mercenaries and debuffs your opponent’s. He’s a great mercenary for controlling the board and gaining tempo.
As an undead caster, Tamsin Roame uses shadow spells to destroy her enemies. She can even stop your opponent from healing.
Saurfang only gets stronger when damaged, which gives him potentially limitless power. With the right synergies, this mercenary can be a nightmare to deal with.
Sylvanas Windrunner is one of the strongest human fighters in the game. Her ‘for the queen’ ability is particularly powerful.
Rokara is a great mercenary in her own right, but truly shines when with a band of orc mercenaries. She’s an essential component of any great orc deck.
Cariel Roame is one of the strongest protectors in mercenaries. She uses holy spells to buff and heal friendly characters, making her a great support card. If you’re looking for more longevity during your games, Cariel Roame is an excellent choice.
Here are the strongest cards in the game, that belongs in virtually any mercenaries deck:
Carine’s ‘Earth Stomp’ ability is one of the most powerful in the game and can turn a game around instantly. This makes Carine one of the best mercenaries in Hearthstone.
As one of the strongest heroes in both World of Warcraft and traditional Hearthstone, you might expect Gul’dan to be particularly strong in mercenaries. And you’d be correct- his abilities, such as Siphon Life, can absolutely ruin your opponents.
With the ability to heal your mercenaries and deal devastating damage to your enemies, there’s no doubt that Xyrella is one of the strongest mercenaries in the game.
Arguably the strongest protector in the game, Garrosh has some seriously powerful abilities. His ‘Battle Shout’ is particularly effective.
Vol’jin is a caster who focuses on shadow spells. His curse of weakness can wipe out an opponent’s board in an instant.
So, that’s everything you need to know about every mercenary power level in Hearthstone. If you’re new to this game mode, this information might seem overwhelming. But, as you gain more experience, you’ll quickly pick up on your preferred playstyle, and which mercenaries are the best for you. And keep in mind that with patches and updates, the power level of certain mercenaries may change.