Best Budget Scholomance Academy decks – Cheap deck lists for the casual Hearthstone player

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Our budget Scholomance Academy decks page includes cheap deck lists for the Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock and Warrior heroes of Hearthstone.

Scholomance Academy has arrived, so we’re bringing you the very best low-cost decks to play if you aren’t particularly flush with Arcane Dust. Of course, a lot of archetypes might not work in the very highest ranks of play, but if you pilot them well they’re sure to bring you some solid results.

While these aren’t going to be the top-tier in Scholomance Academy, they’ll do a solid job if you’re not able to craft all the best decks from our Hearthstone Tier List. We’re trying to avoid Legendaries and Epic cards, aside from the ones you can get for free, such as with the five versions of Galakrond given to each player in Descent of Dragons and Transfer Student, available free just by logging in.

We’ll have another big update for you after launch, but for the moment, here’s our pick of the best budget decks to get you up and running in Scholomance Academy. It’s perfect for the new and improved returning player experience Hearthstone has brought in!

Budget Scholomance Academy Demon Hunter Deck List

Demon Hunter has a lot of nice decks to get your teeth stuck into. We’ve all sorts of Demon Hunter guides if you’re interested, and will be updating with more in the future.

Token Demon Hunter is here to take advantage of the minion-summoning cards available in the new class. Sacrificing them gives you various bonuses and lets you deal extra damage. Combined with your Hero’s attack power, your many small minions can overrun the enemy before they can respond.

Our Token Demon Hunter guide will help you pilot this deck if you need some tips for getting started. This deck is great for people getting into the game during Scholomance Academy, as a whole lot of these cards are brand new to this expansion. Of course, you can upgrade and iterate on it, but this is a solid starting point!

Token Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter Neutral
2 x Double Jump 2 x Manafeeder Panthara
2 x Battlefiend
2 x Demon Companion
2 x Spirit Jailer
2 x Felosophy
1 x Spectral Sight
2 x Sightless Watcher
2 x Umberwing
2 x Soul Shear
1 x Magehunter
2 x Shardshatter Mystic
2 x Marrowslicer
2 x Glide
2 x Soulshard Lapidary
2 x Fel Guardians

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Deck Import ID: AAECAea5AwLVyAPezgMOi7oDjb0D98gD0c0D+84DgtAD1tEDzNIDzdIDztID1NID99UD+dUDhNYDAA==

Budget Scholomance Academy Druid Deck List

Here’s a version of Gibberling Druid for use in Scholomance Academy. It’s cheap, easy, and uses some nice new Scholomance cards.

This is a pretty classic Token Druid build but with a Gibberling package included. Get a wide board, buff them up, hit face, win game.

Our Token Druid guide will help you pilot this deck if you need some tips for getting started.

Token Druid

Druid Neutral
2 x Lightning Bloom 2 x Shieldbearer
2 x Innervate 2 x Intrepid Initiate
2 x Acornbearer 2 x Beaming Sidekick
2 x Treenforcements 2 x Voracious Reader
2 x Gibberling
2 x Nature Studies
2 x Adorable Infestation
2 x Dreamway Guardians
2 x Power of the Wild
2 x Savage Roar
2 x Blessing of the Ancients

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Deck Import ID: AAECAZICAA/+AfcD5gXiBsOUA86UA8qcA/2nA/+tA9zMA/nMA5vOA8bRA7nSA/DUAwA=

Budget Scholomance Academy Hunter Deck List

This budget Face Hunter deck list takes advantage of cheap minions and spells that aim to deal direct damage to the enemy real quick. You have all kinds of tools to finish your enemy off, including Demon Companion and Animal Companion‘s potential for attack buffs or Charge, as well as Eaglehorn Bow and Kill Command‘s ability to deal big chunks to face. Of course, your Hero Power is great too, and if you can’t afford Toxic Reinforcements just whack in a couple Scavenging Hyenas.

We’ve got a Face Hunter guide which goes into more detail on playing this archetype – chuck in Dragonbane and Zixor, Apex Predator if you want some more fancy stuff.

Face Hunter

Hunter Neutral
2 x Dwarven Sharpshooter 2 x Stonetusk Boar
2 x Toxic Reinforcements 2 x Tour Guide
2 x Tracking 2 x Voracious Reader
2 x Arcane Shot 2 x Kobold Sandtrooper
2 x Wolpertinger
2 x Demon Companion
2 x Scavenger’s Ingenuity
2 x Explosive Trap
2 x Eaglehorn Bow
2 x Kill Command
2 x Animal Companion

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAR8AD6gCtQPJBIgF7QaXCP4M86cD/K8DhbAD/7oDm80Dos4DgtADxtEDAA==

Budget Scholomance Academy Mage Deck List

Tempo Mage is a nice easy deck to get to grips with. You have Secrets, buffs, and burn damage to get your enemy out of the way nice and swiftly. Stay on curve and use your Secret synergies to buff up your Secretkeeper and Sunreaver Spy, as well as deal chunks of damage with Cloud Prince.

Check out our Secret Tempo Mage deck list guide for more info on how to pilot this archetype.

Tempo Mage

Mage Neutral
2 x Arcane Missiles 2 x Secretkeeper
2 x Frostbolt 2 x Sunreaver Spy
2 x Sorcerer’s Apprentice
2 x Arcane Flakmage
2 x Ancient Mysteries
2 x Netherwind Portal
2 x Arcane Intellect
2 x Counterspell
2 x Mirror Entity
2 x Kirin Tor Mage
2 x Fireball
2 x Ethereal Arcanist
2 x Cloud Prince

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAf0EAA9xngHDAbsCqwS0BOYElgXsBckNvpgDvqQD3akD9KsDwrgDAA==

Budget Scholomance Academy Paladin Deck List

Murloc Paladin has a few fun tools in the current Standard format. It became one of the more powerful decks in the Ashes of Outland expansion for this reason, and there are ways to play it cheaply and easily. Of course, there are upgrades you could make to this deck – Murgur Murgurgle and Murloc Warleader the most clear, but you can easily score wins without these cards. This archetype didn’t get a whole lot of extra stuff in Scholomance, but it’s still more than viable without.

Have a look through our core Murloc Paladin guide for more help playing this archetype.

Murloc Paladin

Paladin Neutral
2 x Imprisoned Sungill 1 x Toxfin
2 x Righteous Cause 2 x Grimscale Oracle
2 x Hand of A’dal 2 x Murloc Tidecaller
2 x Underlight Angling Rod 2 x Murmy
2 x Salhet’s Pride 1 x Fishflinger
2 x Truesilver Champion 2 x Murloc Tidehunter
2 x Scalelord 2 x Coldlight Seer
2 x Felfin Navigator
2 x Hoard Pillager

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Deck Import ID: AAECAZ8FArWYA6+nAw7+A8i4A9sDyqsDjK0DysED0AfFA5WmA/u4A8m4A+iwA88G9rgDAA==

Budget Scholomance Academy Priest Deck List

Galakrond Priest is built around Galakrond, the Unspeakable, the free Legendary minion you would’ve earned if you logged in during the Descent of Dragons expansion.

It’s hard to build a cheap Priest deck a lot of the time, but this one is as close as we’re getting at the moment. Again, Priest as a class didn’t gain a whole lot from Scholomance Academy, but Galakrond Priest is still a worthwhile deck if you can get it together.

For more help playing this kind of deck, have a look at our comprehensive Galakrond Priest guide which contains loads of tips and tricks.

Galakrond Priest

Priest Neutral
2 x Imprisoned Homunculus 1 x Scalerider
2 x Disciple of Galakrond 2 x Twilight Drake
2 x Penance 2 x Devoted Maniac
2 x Sethekk Veilweaver 2 x Shield of Galakrond
2 x Dragonmaw Sentinel
1 x Shadow Word: Pain
2 x Thoughtsteal
1 x Apotheosis
2 x Dragonmaw Overseer
2 x Holy Nova
2 x Time Rip
2 x Aeon Reaver
1 x Galakrond, the Unspeakable

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Deck Import ID: AAECAa0GBNcKh7EDr7oDyMADDR7JBo0ImakD2qwD/q4Dqq8Dza8DmbYDm7oDsLoDuLoD6boDAA==

Budget Scholomance Academy Rogue Deck List

Stealth Rogue is a delight to play, and continues getting more and more powerful as expansions release. It also happens to have a decent bit of cheap power, so you can pick up and play Stealth Rogue without breaking the bank.

Head over to our Stealth Rogue guide for more tips on how to play this kind of deck.

Stealth Rogue

Rogue Neutral
2 x Backstab 2 x Southsea Deckhand
2 x Spymistress 2 x Worgen Infiltrator
2 x Bloodsail Flybooter 2 x Sneaky Delinquent
2 x Ashtongue Slayer 2 x Dread Corsair
2 x Eviscerate 2 x Frenzied Felwing
2 x Sap
2 x Skyvateer
2 x EVIL Miscreant
2 x Hooked Scimitar
2 x Cursed Vagrant

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Deck Import ID: AAECAaIHAA+0Ab+uA9QFubgD4ge6uAOIB80Dm7YDitQDj5cD/6UD7ga6tgO7uAMA

Budget Scholomance Academy Shaman Deck List

Totem Shaman, in a surprising turn of events, might be actually decent in Scholomance Academy. With Totem Goliath and Diligent Notetaker joining Standard format, there’s a decent chance that along with Totemic Reflection, Totemic Might, and Totemic Surge, Totem Shaman becomes a really good way to begin your budget Shaman journey.

Our Totem Shaman guide goes in-depth on how to get more out of this kind of Hearthstone deck.

Totem Shaman

Shaman Neutral
2 x Lightning Bloom 2 x Tour Guide
2 x Totemic Might 2 x Voracious Reader
2 x Totemic Surge
2 x Sludge Slurper
2 x Storm’s Wrath
2 x Soul of the Murloc
2 x Diligent Notetaker
2 x EVIL Totem
2 x Totemic Reflection
2 x Mana Tide Totem
2 x Splitting Axe
2 x Bloodlust
2 x Totem Goliath

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Deck Import ID: AAECAaoIAA+BBL4GkwnGmQP0mQOdowPapQP5pQO1rQOWuQPhzAObzQOm0QPG0QPw1AMA

Budget Scholomance Academy Warlock Deck List

Zoo Warlock has been ubiquitous throughout Hearthstone’s history. The Warlock class’ Hero Power as a constant source of card draw sees to that. However, whether or not it’s actually good varies. We reckon this version could be worth playing in Scholomance Academy though, so give it a shot – Transfer Student is free so it isn’t as expensive as it might appear.

Head over to our Zoo Warlock guide for tips on how to play this kind of deck.

Zoo Warlock

Warlock Neutral
2 x Raise Dead 2 x Abusive Sergeant
2 x Voidwalker 2 x Knife Juggler
2 x Flame Imp 2 x Voracious Reader
2 x Spirit Jailer 2 x Transfer Student
2 x Fiendish Servant 2 x Manafeeder Panthara
2 x Boneweb Egg 2 x Robes of Protection
2 x Soul Shear
2 x Shadowlight Scholar
2 x Brittlebone Destroyer

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Deck Import ID: AAECAf0GAA8w8gGxCMIIsLYDw8wD1s4D184D+84D/84DxtED0dED1dEDzNIDzdIDAA==

Budget Scholomance Academy Warrior Deck List

Warrior is usually a pretty pricy class to play. Scholomance has been pretty kind though, and brought in some decent Common and Rare cards that slot nicely into a Tempo Warrior archetype. Of course, this deck could be upgraded with the likes of Grommash Hellscream and Doctor Krastinov with some weapons, but it does a really good job even without.

Head over to our Tempo Warrior guide for tips on how to play this kind of deck.

Tempo Warrior

Warrior Neutral
2 x Sky Raider 2 x Guardian Augmerchant
2 x Athletic Studies 2 x Blazing Battlemage
2 x Shield of Honor 2 x Intrepid Initiate
2 x Frothing Berserker 2 x Bonechewer Brawler
2 x Troublemaker 2 x Amani Berserker
2 x Voracious Reader
2 x Manafeeder Panthara
2 x Frozen Shadoweaver
2 x Robes of Protection
2 x Coerce

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Deck Import ID: AAECAQcADxaEnwOktgP2wgP8BNQEkAPXvgOdApEGq7YDjgUc3L4DnLsDAA==

That’s it for our budget Scholomance Academy decks! We’ll keep things updated for when the meta develops, of course. In the meantime, why not check out our Deck Tier List for some more fancy decks to use your brand new cards in.

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