After the nerf hit, Druid has been trying to find a way to break into the current meta. Team Ancestral’s TrickyHunter might just have done that while achieving amazing results with this Druid deck. Tricky has been recognized in Eastern European region as an amazing player with great results and even achieving Rank 1 legend multiple times.
This incredible deck uses Elemental synergy and Spiteful Summoner/Grand Archivist big spell mechanics to create swing turns, and in most cases, win shortly after that. Deck flourishes in current meta. It is heavily favored against Control Warlock and Cubelock - two most played decks this month. It also does well against other classes with positive winrate against all of them and combined getting incredible 70% winrate.
General goal of the deck is to ramp your mana to power turn which are Spiteful Summoner and Grand Archivist and through overwhelming board presence defeat your opponents. After the nerf of Bonemare, Corridor Creeper and Patches the Pirate, Spiteful Summoner decks lost their swing turns. TrickyHunter discovered you can find swing turns in elemental synergy. Blaze Caller acts as a swing turn in place of Bonemare and Fire Plume Phoenix impacts the board in a similar fashion as Southsea Captain. Even though it cost one mana more, it doesn’t depend on Patches still being in the deck and it perfectly synergizes with the Elemental strategy.
In your opening hand you want to see ramp cards, so you want to keep Mire Keeper and Greedy Sprite. You also keep Prince Keleseth and Spiteful Summoner because they give you unfair advantage when played. It is also advised you keep a solid one mana minion for board pressure such as Enchanted Raven or Fire Fly. Against aggro match-ups you are advised to keep Glacial Shard and Tar Creeper if you are on the coin and try to maintain board presence as best as you can. Secret Tempo Mage is one of deck’s few weaknesses, but it’s not impossible to beat it. You are the aggressor in that match-up and need to tempo out your minions. It is also worth noting that Malfurion the Pestilent and its armor-up hero power can enable you to get out of Mage’s limited burn potential.