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[RoS] Rise of Buffs (Handbuff Paladin)

  • Last updated Jun 10, 2019 (Rise of the Mech)
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Standard

  • 28 Minions
  • 2 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Handbuff Paladin
  • Crafting Cost: 14160
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 4/4/2019 (Level Up Nerf)
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  • Battle Tag:

    JoeyJojo48#1451

  • Region:

    US

  • Total Deck Rating

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~The real MVPs ~

Hello Hearthpwn!

Handbuff is back! I've been playing versions of Handbuff Paladin ever since Mean Streets, even taking it to legend twice. Now with the rotation it's time for a new iteration! This version feels a bit different than what you expect, as it feels like a hybrid of midrange and combo. Expect this list to change a ton as the meta settles. I'll do my best to keep this page updated with the most current decklist I am running. Cheers!

*June 10th Update: THE MECHONING HAS COME! Made some tweaks to the deck that take advantage of the recent buffs while preserving the spirit of the deck. You still aim to win through OTK, but now you've got mechs and extra draw to get you there. Will continue to tinker.

P.S. RIP Hearthpwn. :(

 

~ General Strategy ~

The core plan of the deck is as follows:

The rest of the deck is minions that capitalize on the buffs (such as Zilliax, Ghostly Charger, and Annoy-o-Module), and cards to disrupt/neutralize your opponent's threats (such as Aldor Peacekeeper. Big Game Hunter, and Spellbreaker). The deck also includes the super fun Oondasta + Shirvallah, the Tiger combo for a big turn 9 swing.

 

 

~ Mulligan Guide ~

Crystology
(hard mulligan for this)
Glow-Tron
(always keep 1)
Spellbreaker
(keep vs. Hunter and Paladin)
SN1P-SN4P
(always keep)
Aldor Peacekeeper
(always keep 1)
Acolyte of Pain
(throw it back)
Bronze Gatekeeper
(throw it back)
Annoy-o-Module
(throw it back)
Big Game Hunter
(keep 1 vs Mage)

 

 

~ Key Cards ~

The Buffs

Barista Lynchen
Glowstone Technician
Baleful Banker

 

The core of the deck is using Glowstone Technician to turn your normal minions into game-ending threats. Barista Lynchen and Baleful Banker are here mostly to double up on the buffs.

 

The Cavalry

Shirvallah, the Tiger
Leeroy Jenkins
Oondasta
Zilliax
Ghostly Charger
Stormwind Knight

 

This deck is stuffed full of Rush and Charge minions so that you can reclaim the board after you lose in in the early turns. They also act as your burst to close the game out.

 

The Neutralizers

Barista Lynchen
Big Game Hunter
Baleful Banker
Aldor Peacekeeper
Spellbreaker

 

These cards are all meant to mess with your opponent's gameplan so that your cards can shine. Barista Lynchen and Baleful Banker also let you get extra copies as needed.

 

The Survival

Shirvallah, the Tiger
Tirion Fordring
Zilliax
Annoy-o-Module
Bronze Gatekeeper

 

You need taunts and heals to keep yourself alive. These cards should be enough to help you stabilize through most aggression.

 

The Card Draw

Countess Ashmore
Barista Lynchen
Baleful Banker
Crystology
Acolyte of Pain

 

These cards help you keep your hand full. The main powerful draw engine for the deck is Countess Ashmore, who consistently draws you 2-3 cards. Baleful Banker can be combined with Barista Lynchen for when you need to go long.

 

 


~ Honour to our ancestors. ~

Let's play some Hearthstone together! JoeyJojo48#1451, Americas :)