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Optimal Control Paladin - R5 to Legend

  • Last updated Apr 24, 2022 (Sunken City)
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Standard

  • 19 Minions
  • 10 Spells
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Control Paladin
  • Crafting Cost: 15120
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 4/23/2022 (Sunken City)
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Hi All,

This my control paladin deck I tested to climb from R5 to R2 and it did very well with a 8/8 win streak.

Thank you for the likes and here is the guide as promised but before starting to it, there is an update with the consideration of upcoming Kazakus nerf: Mutanus the Devourer has been replaced with Blademaster Samuro to strengthen the anti-aggro abilities.

Mulligan
Against Aggro/Tempo/Midrange Decks keep/look for Wild Pyromancer, City Tax, Battle Vicar, Blademaster Samuro.

Against Control Decks keep/look for Alliance Bannerman, Brann Bronzebeard, Ambassador Faelin, Lightforged Cariel

Gameplay
Against Aggro/Tempo/Midrange Decks:
The deck has decent amount of board clearing and healing mechanics to make you survive and gain the coard control around turn 6-7. Do not hesitate to use Righteous Defense in turn 3 or 4 on a minion with 3+ attack, if you are sure that you are playing against an aggro deck and play the buffed card in next turn unless you have survival priorities.
Win Condition: Surviving until turn 8-10 with the board control.

Against Control Decks: This is the most fun part of playing with this deck and where it really shines. Use Brann Bronzebeard wisely. Some examples:

For 9 mana: Brann Bronzebeard + Ambassador Faelin + Seafloor Savior = You will have 6 additional strong late game cards draw +2/2 buffed versions of 2 of them you prefer in next 2 turns.

For 9 mana: Brann Bronzebeard + School Teacher + 2x Nagaling

For 8 mana: Brann Bronzebeard + Queen Azshara to generate 2x Xal'atath. 1x Xal'atath + 1x Holy Maki Roll with 7 mana = 10 dmg.

If you are playing against Mill Priest, use Brann Bronzebeard with Ambassador Faelin or Queen Azshara to add much more cards to your deck.

Win condition: Hitting with heavily buffed Mr. Smite (keep in mind that Righteous Defense on a friendly minion to buff up Mr. Smite after hitting with this friendly minion), mid range style gameplay with buffed minions, extra damage with Xal'atath + Holy Maki Roll combo, that may sound weird but Nellie, the Great Thresher generated by Queen Azshara or Ambassador Faelin won me many games too.

Mechanics:
Light board clearers:
Wild Pyromancer + Holy Maki Roll
Lightly buffed Blademaster Samuro
Lightforged Cariel
The Leviathan

Heavy board clearers:
Equality + Wild Pyromancer OR City Tax OR Lightforged Cariel
Heavily buffed Blademaster Samuro

Card drawers:
Flash of Light
Alliance Bannerman
The Leviathan

Healings:
City Tax
Holy Maki Roll
Flash of Light
ard]Lightforged Cariel[/card] (5 armor)

Value generators:
Queen Azshara
Ambassador Faelin
School Teacher
Battle Vicar

I hope you enjoy it.

Cheers,
Deltares