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10. Control Warrior

Control Warrior is always present in the meta. Its game-plan revolves around gaining tons of armor and wiping the board with its powerful board-clear effects. It also includes a bomb engine, which can be very effective against some decks.

What's good about this deck:

  • It doesn’t run out of resources
  • It can disrupt highlander decks, shuffling bombs in their deck
  • It is good against aggressive decks  

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Sky Raider, Corsair Cache, Sword, Board and Ancharrr and Bladestorm
  • When playing against highlander decks try to shuffle a bunch of bombs in their deck as this will make their singleton effects useless
  • Use your resources effectively and don’t waste your board-clears
  • Using Battle Rage alongside Risky Skipper can generate a lot of value
  • Try to use Armoursmith effectively against face decks. It can win you the game gaining enough armor
  • Wrenchcalibur and Blastmaster Boom can be an alternative win condition. Try to shuffle as many bombs as possible in the opponent’s deck when playing against other control decks

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Risky Skipper
  • # 2x (1) Shield Slam
  • # 2x (1) Sky Raider
  • # 1x (1) Sword and Board
  • # 2x (2) Armorsmith
  • # 2x (2) Battle Rage
  • # 2x (2) Corsair Cache
  • # 1x (3) Ancharrr
  • # 2x (3) Bladestorm
  • # 2x (3) Bomb Wrangler
  • # 2x (3) Shield Block
  • # 1x (4) Hoard Pillager
  • # 1x (4) Kargath Bladefist
  • # 2x (4) Wrenchcalibur
  • # 2x (5) Brawl
  • # 1x (7) Blastmaster Boom
  • # 2x (7) Bloodboil Brute
  • # 1x (8) Deathwing, Mad Aspect

Deck code:

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9. Zoo Warlock

Zoo Warlock has been a part of the meta since the beginning of the game. It uses cheap early-game minions and relies on Warlock’s strong hero power to gain resources.

What's good about this deck:                 

  • It is great for new players because it isn’t hard to play
  • It doesn’t run out of cards like other aggressive decks
  • It doesn’t run any legendary minions and is very affordable to craft  

How to play this deck effectively:                  

  • Mulligan for Expired Merchant, Imprisoned Scrap Imp and Hand of Gul’dan
  • Playing on curve and using your mana efficiently should be your first priority
  • Go for value trades when playing against other aggressive decks and try to control the board
  • When playing against slow control decks try to deal as much face damage as possible and finish the game with your buffed charge minions
  • Playing Nightshade Matron while holding Hand of Gul’dan can draw you many cards while giving you lots of tempo as well

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Abusive Sergeant
  • # 2x (1) Beaming Sidekick
  • # 2x (1) Blazing Battlemage
  • # 2x (1) Fiendish Servant
  • # 2x (1) Flame Imp
  • # 2x (1) Soulfire
  • # 2x (1) Stonetusk Boar
  • # 2x (1) Voidwalker
  • # 2x (2) Bluegill Warrior
  • # 2x (2) Expired Merchant
  • # 2x (2) Imprisoned Scrap Imp
  • # 2x (3) Magic Carpet
  • # 2x (3) Wolfrider
  • # 2x (4) Nightshade Matron
  • # 2x (6) Hand of Gul'dan

Deck code:

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8. Highlander Mage

Highlander Mage is a control deck. It only includes a single copy of each card in order to activate powerful effects such as Zephrys the Great’s or Reno the Relicologist’s.

What's good about this deck:

  • It has lots of tech options and can be very adaptive
  • It has a very high skill cap and can be very interesting to master
  • It includes many cards with unique effects that make the game fascinating

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Astromancer Solarian, Zephrys the Great, Doomsayer and Reno the Relicologist
  • Try to control the board against aggressive decks. Try to minimize the damage you take because many decks have lots of burst damage and can easily win the game once you drop below 15 HP
  • Use your board-clears effectively and don’t waste resources
  • Don’t use your cards that cast random spells while you are ahead of your opponent. They might turn the game around
  • Be careful when playing against decks that have cards that can shuffle multiple cards in your decks. An example of this is Control Warrior, which can shuffle bombs in your deck and stop your highlander effects  

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 1x (1) Arcane Breath
  • # 1x (1) Ray of Frost
  • # 1x (2) Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • # 1x (2) Ancient Mysteries
  • # 1x (2) Astromancer Solarian
  • # 1x (2) Doomsayer
  • # 1x (2) Frostbolt
  • # 1x (2) Zephrys the Great
  • # 1x (3) Arcane Intellect
  • # 1x (3) Flame Ward
  • # 1x (3) Frost Nova
  • # 1x (3) Ice Barrier
  • # 1x (3) Imprisoned Observer
  • # 1x (4) Bone Wraith
  • # 1x (4) Escaped Manasaber
  • # 1x (5) Malygos, Aspect of Magic
  • # 1x (5) Rolling Fireball
  • # 1x (6) Blizzard
  • # 1x (6) Dragoncaster
  • # 1x (6) Khartut Defender
  • # 1x (6) Reno the Relicologist
  • # 1x (7) Archmage Antonidas
  • # 1x (8) Deep Freeze
  • # 1x (8) Power of Creation
  • # 1x (8) Tortollan Pilgrim
  • # 1x (9) Alexstrasza
  • # 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
  • # 1x (10) Kalecgos
  • # 1x (10) Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron
  • # 1x (10) The Amazing Reno

Deck code:

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7. Tempo Rogue

Tempo Rogue is one of the staple decks in the game and is always present in the meta. It can be very aggressive while controlling the board very well.

What's good about this deck:

  • The stealth cards, the deck received in Ashes of Outland, made it much stronger
  • Lackeys and Shadowjeweler Hanar can generate endless value for the deck, which makes it viable against control decks
  • The powerful combo effects and weapons can stop any aggressive deck

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Pharaoh Cat, Spymistress, Edwin VanCleef and EVIL Miscreant
  • Try to control the board when playing against aggressive decks. Also, be careful how much damage you take with your weapons as such decks have strong finishers
  • When playing against slow control decks, try to go for as much value as possible. Ethereal Lackey and Draconic Lackey can be very effective when facing such decks
  • Playing Heistbaron Togwaggle on turn as early as 6 can be a very strong play. Try to stick a Lackey on the board on turn 5 so you can play Togwaggle on turn 6
  • Cards like Edwin VanCleef, Galakrond, the Nightmare, Flik Skyshiv and Kronx Dragonhoof can be very swingy and turn the game around. Use them to gain as much tempo as possible

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (0) Backstab
  • # 2x (0) Shadowstep
  • # 2x (1) Blackjack Stunner
  • # 2x (1) Pharaoh Cat
  • # 2x (1) Praise Galakrond!
  • # 2x (1) Spymistress
  • # 2x (2) Ambush
  • # 2x (2) Dirty Tricks
  • # 1x (2) Shadowjeweler Hanar
  • # 2x (3) EVIL Miscreant
  • # 1x (3) Edwin VanCleef
  • # 2x (3) Questing Adventurer
  • # 2x (3) Seal Fate
  • # 2x (5) Shield of Galakrond
  • # 1x (6) Flik Skyshiv
  • # 1x (6) Heistbaron Togwaggle
  • # 1x (6) Kronx Dragonhoof
  • # 1x (7) Galakrond, the Nightmare

Deck code:

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6. Highlander Hunter

Highlander Hunter is another singleton deck, which uses the powerful battlecries of Zephrys the Great, Dinotamer Brann and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza. It is a midrange deck, which tries to stay slightly ahead on board.

What's good about this deck:

  • It is very effective against slow control decks
  • It can be very fun to play
  • It can deal lots of burst face damage and close out games when opponents don’t expect it

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for your 1 and 2-drops. Try to start the game with Blazing Battlemage,
  • Dwarven Sharpshooter, Imprisoned Felmaw and Zephrys the Great
  • When playing against aggressive decks, try to make value trades and use your weapons efficiently to control the board
  • When playing against control decks, try to get their HP as low as possible and close out the game with finishers like Dinotamer Brann and Zephrys the Great
  • Be careful when spending your resources as this deck can often run out of cards in hand

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 1x (1) Blazing Battlemage
  • # 1x (1) Dwarven Sharpshooter
  • # 1x (1) Guardian Augmerchant
  • # 1x (1) Tracking
  • # 1x (2) Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • # 1x (2) Corrosive Breath
  • # 1x (2) Faerie Dragon
  • # 1x (2) Imprisoned Felmaw
  • # 1x (2) Scavenger's Ingenuity
  • # 1x (2) Zephrys the Great
  • # 1x (3) Animal Companion
  • # 1x (3) Desert Spear
  • # 1x (3) Diving Gryphon
  • # 1x (3) Frozen Shadoweaver
  • # 1x (3) Primordial Explorer
  • # 1x (3) Scalerider
  • # 1x (3) Stormhammer
  • # 1x (3) Unleash the Hounds
  • # 1x (3) Zixor, Apex Predator
  • # 1x (4) Dragonbane
  • # 1x (4) Evasive Feywing
  • # 1x (5) Big Ol' Whelp
  • # 1x (5) Boompistol Bully
  • # 1x (5) Faceless Corruptor
  • # 1x (5) Rotnest Drake
  • # 1x (6) Veranus
  • # 1x (7) Dinotamer Brann
  • # 1x (7) Siamat
  • # 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
  • # 1x (10) Nagrand Slam

Deck code:

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5. Galakrond Priest

Galakrond Priest is a slow control deck, which can generate endless value. Galakrond’s invoked Hero Power generates a random Priest minion, which gives the deck a lot of resources.

What's good about this deck:

  • It has many powerful board-clears
  • It doesn’t run out of cards
  • It is effective against fast aggressive decks

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Disciple of Galakrond, Penance, Breath of the Infinite and Sethekk Veilweaver
  • Sethekk Veilweaver can generate you lots of value while buffing your minions or destroying your opponent’s minions. It is one of the strongest 2-drops in the game
  • You can use Shadow Madness to steal powerful reborn or deathrattle minions from your opponent and activate their effects while killing them and another enemy minion
  • Try to stabilize the board in the mid-game and then overwhelm your opponent with your endless threats

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (1) Disciple of Galakrond
  • # 2x (1) Renew
  • # 2x (2) Penance
  • # 1x (2) Sethekk Veilweaver
  • # 2x (2) Shadow Word: Death
  • # 2x (2) Thoughtsteal
  • # 1x (2) Wild Pyromancer
  • # 2x (3) Apotheosis
  • # 2x (3) Breath of the Infinite
  • # 1x (3) Madame Lazul
  • # 1x (3) Mindflayer Kaahrj
  • # 2x (3) Shadow Madness
  • # 2x (4) Fate Weaver
  • # 2x (5) Shield of Galakrond
  • # 2x (5) Time Rip
  • # 1x (6) Kronx Dragonhoof
  • # 1x (7) Galakrond, the Unspeakable
  • # 1x (7) Soul Mirror
  • # 1x (8) Murozond the Infinite

Deck code:

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4. Spell Druid

Also known as Token Druid, Spell Druid is one of the most interesting decks in the meta. There are only 5 minions included in it. The deck tries to flood the board with small minions and use mass-biff effects to win the game.

What's good about this deck:

  • It can draw lots of cards
  • It can flood the board for just 5 mana with Glowfly Swarm and enough spells in hand
  • It only has 1 bad match-up against Tempo Demon Hunter

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Breath of Dreams, Fungal Fortunes, Overgrowth and Glowfly Swarm
  • Try to summon a lot of minions with Glowfly Swarm and Exotic Mountseller
  • After establishing a board, buff it with Soul of the Forest or Power of the wild
  • Bogbeam and Ironbark can be used very effectively after turn 7 with an Exotic Mountseller on board. Try to use ramp cards like Overgrowth to get as fast as possible to 7 mana crystals

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (0) Innervate
  • # 2x (0) Moonfire
  • # 2x (1) Crystal Power
  • # 2x (2) Breath of Dreams
  • # 2x (2) Fungal Fortunes
  • # 2x (2) Ironbark
  • # 1x (2) Power of the Wild
  • # 2x (2) Wrath
  • # 2x (3) Bogbeam
  • # 1x (3) Savage Roar
  • # 2x (4) Overgrowth
  • # 1x (4) Soul of the Forest
  • # 2x (5) Glowfly Swarm
  • # 2x (6) Emerald Explorer
  • # 2x (7) Exotic Mountseller
  • # 2x (7) Overflow
  • # 1x (9) Ysera, Unleashed

Deck code:

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3. Quest Warlock

Quest Warlock is a control deck, which tries to complete its quest as fast as possible. After doing it, the deck’s game-plan is to play its late-game threats for 0 mana with the help of the quest’s reward.

What's good about this deck:                 

  • It is very interesting to lay and hard to master
  • It has very strong board-clears like Dark Skies
  • It can play big minions like Malygos and Alexstrasza for 0 mana

How to play this deck effectively:

  • When playing against aggressive decks mulligan for Nether Breath, Questing Explorer, Dark Skies and Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • When playing against control decks mulligan for Plot Twist, Questing Explorer and Sense Demons. You should try to complete your quest as fast as possible when facing slow decks
  • Try to control the board against aggressive decks and don’t let them snowball out of control
  • After completing your quest, try to use your hero power to draw cards like Malygos and Alexstrasza and close out the game with burst damage spells like Soulfire and Nether Breath
  • Mo'arg Artificer can be extremely effective when used in combination with Dark Skies or Nether Breath for example. Don’t just play him for tempo. Instead, use him when you need to deal with a big board or a huge minion

Cards used in the deck:

# 2x (1) Mortal Coil

# 2x (1) Rain of Fire

# 2x (1) Soulfire

# 1x (1) Supreme Archaeology

# 1x (2) Acidic Swamp Ooze

# 2x (2) Mo'arg Artificer

# 2x (2) Nether Breath

# 2x (2) Plot Twist

# 2x (2) Questing Explorer

# 1x (2) Zephrys the Great

# 2x (3) Dark Skies

# 1x (3) Sense Demons

# 2x (5) Crazed Netherwing

# 1x (6) Abyssal Summoner

# 2x (6) Aranasi Broodmother

# 1x (6) Keli'dan the Breaker

# 1x (8) Twisting Nether

# 1x (9) Alexstrasza

# 1x (9) Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

# 1x (9) Malygos

Deck code:

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2. Tempo Demon Hunter

Tempo Demon Hunter is an aggressive deck, which has been one of the best deck in the last months. Even after receiving 3 nerfs, the deck is still at the top of the meta

What's good about this deck:

  • It is very good for new and returning players because it only uses cards from the last expansion
  • It can draw a lot of cards and it doesn’t run out of resources
  • All Demon Hunter cards are insanely powerful, which makes the deck a power-house

How to play this deck effectively:

  • Mulligan for Battlefiend, Beaming Sidekick, Blazing Battlemage, Umberwing and Satyr Overseer
  • Use your mana efficiently and play on curve
  • Try to use your weapons, spells and hero power to deal with the enemy minions and protect your own
  • Altruis the Outcast is one of the strongest cards in the deck. Use him in combination with Twin Slice, discounted cards from Skull of Gul’dan or other cheap cards
  • Metamorphosis, Kayn Sunfury and Warglaives of Azzinoth can help you close out games very effectively. With their help, you will be often able to win games as early as turn 6 or 7

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (0) Twin Slice
  • # 2x (1) Battlefiend
  • # 2x (1) Beaming Sidekick
  • # 2x (1) Blazing Battlemage
  • # 2x (1) Crimson Sigil Runner
  • # 2x (2) Chaos Strike
  • # 2x (2) Spectral Sight
  • # 2x (2) Umberwing
  • # 1x (3) Eye Beam
  • # 2x (3) Frozen Shadoweaver
  • # 2x (3) Satyr Overseer
  • # 1x (4) Altruis the Outcast
  • # 1x (4) Kayn Sunfury
  • # 2x (5) Glaivebound Adept
  • # 1x (5) Metamorphosis
  • # 2x (5) Warglaives of Azzinoth
  • # 2x (6) Skull of Gul'dan

Deck code:

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1. Tempo Warrior

Tempo Warrior is an aggressive mid-range deck. It has many strong weapons and uses its damaged minions to activate powerful effects like Bloodsworn Mercenary’s.

What's good about this deck:

  • It is very effective against one of the strongest and most popular decks in the game – Tempo Demon Hunter
  • Its weapons can deal lots of damage while generating lots of resources as well
  • It can generate lots of tempo through cards like Bloodsworn Mercenary and Bloodboil Brute

How to play this deck effectively:           

  • Mulligan for Sky Raider, Corsair Cache, Bomb Wrangler and Warmaul Challenger
  • When playing against aggressive decks, try to control the board with your weapons and make value trades. A buffed Warmaul Challenger can be very effective against those decks, as it has enough attack to deal with lots of small minions
  • When playing against slow control decks try to deal as much face damage as possible with your weapons and minions and close out the game with Grommash Hellscream and Inner Rage
  • Bloodboil Brute, Bomb Wrangler and Armorsmith can be used very effectively alongside Risky Skipper. In certain match-ups, the armor you can gain from Armorsmith can be game-winning
  • Don’t overextend and commit too much of your resources against decks with powerful board-clears

Cards used in the deck:

  • # 2x (0) Inner Rage
  • # 2x (1) Risky Skipper
  • # 2x (1) Sky Raider
  • # 2x (2) Armorsmith
  • # 2x (2) Battle Rage
  • # 2x (2) Corsair Cache
  • # 2x (2) Execute
  • # 2x (2) Rampage
  • # 1x (3) Ancharrr
  • # 2x (3) Bloodsworn Mercenary
  • # 2x (3) Bomb Wrangler
  • # 2x (3) Livewire Lance
  • # 2x (3) Warmaul Challenger
  • # 2x (4) Kor'kron Elite
  • # 2x (7) Bloodboil Brute
  • # 1x (8) Grommash Hellscream

Deck code:

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