Hey guys, Luis here and today I bring to you guys a new deck that I made regarding the Dragon Paladin archetype.
Before I start, a little background: with the release of Rise of Shadows (as you all know), Dragon Paladin returned, but not in the best way as it was mainly a handbuff archetype, which doesn't help at all. Despite this being the case, I feel in love with Dragon Paladin and somehow made a deck out of it.
So I tried to make this deck as control and it has been working, but it isn't consistent enough to reach at high ranks in Wild against decks like Mill Rogue, the new Zoolock, and other decks that hard counter this deck. On top of that, Dragon Paladin isn't in a good state right now so its extremely hard to make a Dragon Pally deck nowadays. Let's talk about card choice.
I first want to talk about the heal portion of this deck. Now, I was skeptical for running this portion of the deck in this decklist, but it somehow has been working fine. I added Glass Knight to this deck because the card works well with the heal cards and his interaction with Lifesteal gives him divine shield, which is handy. High Priest Thekal is used for early game. In order to stop aggro decks, we have Time Out, Consecration and Shrink Ray in this deck as well. Nozari and Shirvallah, the Tiger are used for when you are nearing the end of the match, unless you are at low amounts of health by turn 10, then you will have to play Nozari. Another way of survival is to have Lightforged Blessing on certain minions so that you can get health back.
The dragon portion of this deck is the mediocre part. My issue right now with the archetype is the handbuff and how if a Rogue uses Vanish, you lose the handbuffs, which is bothersome if you don't have an extra Dragon Speaker. That's why I have Dragon Consort to decrease the cost of the dragons you get from Bronze Herald, Nozari, or other dragons in the deck. Both Crowd Roaster and Blackwing Corrupter are used for board control purposes.
I finally want to talk about the spells in the deck. The reason why we have Spirit of the Tiger is because it works well with the spells in the deck as well as spells you get from Firetree Witchdoctor. Most of the spells are heal because they work really well once you play High Priest Thekal and Glass Knight.
I hope you enjoyed this guide. If you have any question, feel free to ask me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to tell me.
Thank you for reading this guide and have fun with the deck.