The Comprehensive Scholomance Academy Preview

Ready to master the unexpected? It’s time to review the new cards, evaluate the strength of each class set, and rank the sets against each other. We will also be ranking the classes based on their overall power level to predict the upcoming meta, and we’re going to be super wrong about it too because this set is CRAZY. There are so many powerful and unpredictable cards that ‘anything can happen’.

In addition, we will be producing a theory-crafting article in which we will present you with ideas on what kind of decks could be successful from each class in Scholomance Academy. It will be released on Wednesday, August 5th, a day before the expansion’s launch.

With dual class cards coming to Hearthstone, we’ve decided to evaluate these cards separately for each class. This means every dual class card is evaluated twice and shows up in each class section. ‘Card A’ could have a score of 4 in Demon Hunter, but a score of 1 in Hunter.

We’ve assessed cards based on their potential strength and scored them accordingly from 1 to 4 based on the guidelines below.

4- Meta-defining, or an extremely powerful card we have great confidence will see play. Translation: Busted!

3- Very strong card that we’re confident will see play. Translation: Nice!

2- Decent, or niche card with potential to see play. Translation: Okay!

1- A card we don’t believe will see competitive play, for whatever reason. Translation: Meh!

For neutral cards that we believe will see play, we’ve also listed the classes or decks that are most likely to use them.

Each class piece ends in final thoughts regarding the class’ prospects and its rankings.

Scholomance Academy Set rank: How strong is the class’ new set, not ignoring impactful neutrals that could supplement it?

Overall Power Ranking: How strong is the class based on the entire standard card pool?

You can navigate to the different pages using the portrait images below.

We’ll see you again soon!

The Vicious Syndicate Data Reaper Team



Spoilers: Scholomance Academy Summary of Ranks


  1. Just agreeing with a lot of the comments already posted. Lots of time and effort into analyzing each and every card. Great work.

  2. Awesome review guys! I can’t believe how much effort went into this. Keep up the great work!

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