Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft includes both neutral and class-specific cards. The neutral cards are those that you can include in all deck classes. Thus, neutral cards actually provide better crafting value as they’re not limited to specific decks. The best neutral cards in Hearthstone are among the most widely played in the game. These are some of best neutral cards for your Heroes of Warcraft decks.
1. Zephyrs the Great
Zephyrs the Great is indeed a very great card. This legendary minion’s three and two attack and health stats are good for two mana, but Zephyrs’ Battlecry is what makes it special. When you drop this minion on the battlefield, you can choose the perfect card from a choice of three.
That might sound a bit like Discover, but Zephyrs offers you a choice of cards that are actually based on the current state of play. For example, it will usually offer you spell damage cards, such as Fireball, that can finish off opponents when they’re low on health. Thus, you can always choose a card that really comes in handy when Zephyrs enters the fray.
2. Leeroy Jenkins
Mr. Jenkins has been everybody’s favorite Charge minion in Hearthstone for numerous years. This is a legendary card with 6/2 stats that you can play for five mana. The minion’s six attack and Charge effect make it one of the most potent finishing cards. As it’s a five-mana drop, you can combine Leeroy with numerous other cards to boost its attack value. This card adds a couple of 1/1 minions to your opponent’s side of the board, but they count for nothing when you can finish a game on the turn you play Jenkins.
Leeroy Jenkins has now entered Hearthstone’s Hall of Fame as Blizzard felt it was finishing off a few too many games. Therefore, you can’t play this cherished card in Standard any more. However, Mr. Jenkins remains the number one finishing card in Wild.
3. Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza is one of the best cards for control-orientated Highlander decks. This is a nine-mana legendary drop with a Battlecry that adds two random Dragons to your hand, which you can play for zero mana if the deck includes no duplicates. Any Dragon reduced to zero mana will be good, and sometimes you might get big-hitting minions like Alexstrasza. Dragonqueen’s 8/8 stats aren’t that hot for a nine-mana drop, but that matters little when you’re getting two more minions to play alongside it for zero mana. This card can have huge board impact when it gives you higher stat minions.
Alexstrasza is the older cousin of Dragonqueen that’s widely included in control decks. Like Dragonqueen, it’s a nine-mana 8/8 Dragon with a great Battlecry effect. When you play Alex, you can either reduce your opponent’s health to 15 or increase your own to that amount. So, Alexstrasza is an invaluable late game card for control decks as it can half an opponent’s health in the best case scenario. It can’t always do that, but you’re still getting good value from this card by inflicting five or more damage on an opponent with it. Alternatively, you can utilize this Dragon to give yourself a health boost when needed.
Zilliax seems to be everybody’s favorite Mech as it’s one of the most widely played minions in Hearthstone. What this five-mana 3/2 minion lacks in stat value is more than made up for with its five keyword effects. Divine Shield, Rush, Lifesteal healing, and Taunt shield are four of Zilliax’s effects.
The card’s Magnetic keyword is undoubtedly a big attraction for Mech decks. With that, you can merge Zilliax into another Mech already on the board. Thus, the Magnetic effect can significantly boost Zilliax’s stats. With a higher attack value, Zilliax can eliminate bigger minions with Rush and replenish more than the three health it would usually.
6. Sea Giant
The Sea Giant minion is nominally an epic 10-mana card with 8/8 attack and health values. However, this card’s mana cost drops for every minion that’s on the board. For example, Sea Giant will become a two-mana minion if you have five and your opponent has three minions on the battlefield. So, Sea Giant is a great card to have in zoo decks that include lots of low-mana minions to fill the board with. In zoo decks, you can often play this card at five mana or less, which is great value for an 8/8 minion.
Siamat is one of the most flexible minion cards in Hearthstone. This seven-mana legendary card has a terrific Battlecry that offers you a double choice of Rush, Taunt, Windfury, or Divine Shield. You get to choose two of those keywords for the minion to adapt it state of play on the board. If playing Siamat on an empty board, Windfury and Divine Shield might be a good combination to give you a chance of inflicting 12 damage on the hero. Or you could go for Rush and Divine Shield to knock another minion off the board with Siamat. Its 6/6 attack and health values aren’t great for a seven-mana card, but few other minions can match Siamat’s flexibility.
Those are just some of the best neutral cards in Hearthstone that you can add to any hero deck class. With the exception of Jenkins and Zilliax, all the other cards are available to play in Standard for the duration of Hearthstone’s 2020-2021 Year of the Phoenix.