Season 3 of Hearthstone Battlegrounds is kicking strong, with over 100 different heroes fighting to take the lead. But which character is the best to climb the ranks? Here are the 5 best heroes to win games in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3.
Battlegrounds is a unique game mode in Hearthstone. Instead of featuring the classic heroes and relying on smart deck-building strategies, this game mode pits eight players in 1v1 rounds with the ultimate goal of being the last player standing. The strategies are widely different than in the traditional Hearthstone mode, with players recruiting various minions from Bob’s Tavern and combining their powers to take the lead.
Blizzard launched Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3 in January 2023 with a variety of new features, from the new Undead and dual-type minions to Professor Putricide’s new Hero Power. To help you climb the ranks in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3 and figure out which hero to pick at the beginning of your match, here is a selection of the 5 best heroes to climb in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3.
5. Vanndar Stormpike
Hero Power: Passive Avenge (2): Give your minions +1 Health permanently
Vanndar Stormpike’s passive ability grants your minions +1 health permanently as soon as two of them die in battle. This Hero Power can give you an incredible advantage in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3, as the longer the match gets, the more health your minions will have.
The best minions to play with Vanndar Stormpike are those with a Reborn effect, as they will proc his passive ability faster than any other kind of minions. Undead are excellent for this hero, as well as Beasts with Deathrattle effects that summon additional minions.
4. The Lich King
Hero Power: Give a friendly minion Reborn for the next combat only.
The Lich King is especially powerful with Undead minions, the new category introduced with the release of Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3. His Hero Power gives a friendly minion Reborn for the next combat only, which could further boost the power of Sister Deathwhisper as she grants your Undead +1/+2 permanently whenever a friendly minion is Reborn and the Jelly Belly, which gains +3/+3 after a friendly minion comes back from the dead.
Not only does The Lich King’s Hero Power proves extremely powerful in the end game, but it can also give you an edge during the first rounds of your Hearthstone Battleground match. As this Hero Power doesn’t cost any Gold, you can use it each round to give Reborn to one of your minions, which can potentially help you win the round. Until your board is filled with Undead or whatever type of minions you chose, try to give the Reborn bonus to a minion with Deathrattle for an even deadlier effect.
3. Millhouse Manastorm
Hero Power: Passive. Minions cost 2 Gold. Refresh costs 2 Gold. Tavern Tiers cost (1) more.
Millhouse Manastorm changes the entire economy of Hearthstone Battlegrounds. Minions cost two golds instead of three, refreshes cost two golds instead of one, and Tavern Tier upgrades cost one gold more than usual. While having to pay more to refresh the Tavern and upgrade it may seem like a bad idea, being able to purchase Minions for less gold is a great strategy to fill your board and take the edge over your opponents.
The best way to benefit from Millhouse Manastorm’s Hero Power is to purchase minions as soon as possible to fill your board before your opponents. You can then upgrade your Tavern Tier to purchase even better minions and replace the ones you have. Millhouse Manastorm is especially powerful in the first few rounds when boards are not yet complete, as well as in the late game when your Tavern is at Tier 6 and you want to purchase the best minions available. The best minion types to play with Millhouse Manastorm are the ones requiring to buy and sell minions to empower your warband, such as Elementals, Murlocs, or Demons.
2. Cookie the Cook
Hero Power: Throw a minion in your pot. When you’ve gathered 3, Discover from their minion types.
Cookie the Cook is a powerful hero to climb the ranks in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3. His Hero Power allows you to throw a minion into a pot, and once three minions are in the pot, Cookie offers to discover a new minion from their type. Of course, you should never select minions from your own Warband, but select one from Bob’s Tavern.
This ability is especially powerful as it grants you a free minion every three turns. Throwing a minion into Cookie the Cook’s pot doesn’t cost any gold pieces, so you can select one every turn at no cost. Once three minions are in Cookie’s pot, you can select a new one to add to your hand, whether to add to your Warband or sell against one coin. Either way, a win-win that can help you get the upper hand on your opponents.
1 . Infinite Toki
Hero Power: Refresh Bob’s Tavern. Include two minions from a Tavern Tier higher.
The very best hero to win games in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3 is Infinite Toki. Her Hero Power refreshes Bob’s Tavern and guarantees to include two minions from a Tavern Tier higher, which means a chance to get better minions than your opponents.
While this may not make a big difference at the beginning of a Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3 match, this Hero Power proves extremely efficient late in the game. Once you reach Tavern Tier 5, Infinite Toki will give you two Tavern Tier 6 minions, which are the most powerful you could get in a Battlegrounds match. Moreover, reaching Tavern Tier 6 doesn’t guarantee you will get the best tier minions on each refresh, meaning that Infinite Toki is the only way to make sure you will get Tavern Tier 6 minions when you need them the most.
Infinite Toki can help you be the first to secure powerful Tavern Tier 6 minions, such as Anub’arak or Eternal Summoner, to make the most out of the new Undead minion type that was introduced with the release of Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3. Infinite Toki works well with all minions types, so if you see her on the selection screen at the beginning of your Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 3 match, don't hesitate to pick her.