Welcome to the deck write up for Balladin aka the Traphouse Paladin
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Removed a Loot Hoarder for a Bloodmage Thalnos due to the boom in popularity of Grim Patron Warrior decks.
(3 Damage Consecration removes Warsong Commander, Grim Patron, and/or Acolyte of Pain)
FAQ is now live! (Updated 7/1)
These players have reached LEGEND with this deck. Congratulations! (Updated 6/30)
Where it all started...
Drunk on a weekend night. Played against a Paladin in arena who ran a boatload of secrets.
I rage quit to retire my run after a landslide loss to a seemingly troll ass deck.
Some say he is still spamming Well Met!
Seriously though... F*** that guy
EZPZ Lemon Squeezy (Easiest Match-ups)
Hunters will try to rush you down from 30 to 0 ASAP.
Mech Mage/Tempo Mage
Goal of Mech Mage is to try and stack as many minions as possible with Mechwarper and pretend that they are Face Hunters while doing that.
Meanwhile the Tempo Mage is in a corner recreating the scenes from How to Train Your Dragon with his silly Mana Wyrm.
"You win this one."
But I'm not a rapper.
While tapping into higher mana, the Handlock's hand is like a casino vault on fight night
And Divine Favor is Ocean's Eleven.
Cleat taunts with weapons, divine shield , Argent Commander if needed.
Continue hitting face like Tyson then drop a Repentance at the right moment.
That 1 hp Molten Giant go down from a jab like Kimbo Slice, Fam.
Spam Well Met! Until they concede.
I just beat you with one hand ;)
Aimbot Maphack Gameshark (Hardest Match-ups)
The Combo Warrior, also known as Patron Warrior, is a Warrior hellbent on drawing.
If you want to win this match-up, the number one goal is to prevent card draw.
You have to play the villain.
Stop Pikachu from collecting all them Rare Candies and Gym Badges, before its too late.
Prevent Yugi from gathering all 5 pieces of Exodia.
Everyone get in here :3
Big heavy hitting minions... Check
Ways to gain 18686176asdf08191337541 armor... Check
The modern day Control Warrior from season 15 is Drake.
Because of our friendly neighborhood slut aka Face Hunter and her bitch ass friends Mech Mage and Zoo, this guy has major trust issues.
Wow that is a lot of Legendaries and Defenses... Rich dude afraid of getting hurt?
That's Drizzy Drake.
Taunt Control Tank Druid
One card literally shits on everything we've accomplished in the last 20 mins while this Druid roped every turn. Tree of Life.
This sick bastard runs two of those.
A Tank Druid is the type of person who throws a basket of puppies into traffic.
There's a 98% chance that he will add you afterwards and send you a Rick Roll link you don't want to click on.
Good Cards to Keep
Divine Favor, might as well in case its Handlock
User: Valouras experiments with Secretkeeper in an Aggro version of this deck
"I don't have Tirion Fordring what card is a good replacement?"
Tirion Fordring is that late game carry card that closes games.
Arguably this may be the best class legendary in all of Heartstone.
Maybe (a late game closer minion that has an attack lower than 7) Kel'Thuzad or Sneed's Old Shredder, it has to be a minion that doesn't give value to the opponent's Big Game Hunter (which is super common in this meta).
"How do I play against zoo?"
Sea Giant Zoo Warlock may be one of the easier match-ups.
The abundance of divine shields and secrets make mid game trading effective while maintaining board control.
Just have to make sure to play around Hellfire.
And not to flood the board to make way for Sea Giants.
Demon Zoo Warlock, however is an interesting match-up.
That turn 8 Tirion Fordring is also a fantastic game closer.
This deck is favored versus Zoo, although RNGsus can turn the tides.
"How many times did you test this deck before posting it here?"
I think there were 5-6 versions of this deck before settling on this one (The most consistent 80% winrate on ladder).
The first deck started with all 5 Paladin secrets being used, a total of 10 secrets.
That version lacked the minions for end game finishing power:
A role later filled by Argent Commander.
I started to see that running Equality helped my opponents by reducing the health of my own minions to 1 when I was already winning the board (no real need for absolute board clear)
With the meta filled with Mages and Hunters, Kezan Mystic was an obvious choice.
I play tested for about a month to ensure consistency before posting here.
"What is your favorite class?"
but too many aggro decks are out there right now.
One of my all time favorite decks is:
It's an OG tempo Mage deck by H2K Pesty.
Love playing Shaman but they are not in a good spot in season 15.
"Can you go more in depth about Face Hunter?"
Versus Face Hunters, don't be afraid to race them for face. Your kit offers you plenty of damage.
Hit face with Truesilver Champion whenever you can for the extra sustain.
Huffer is op though :3
"What are your thoughts on Blood Knight?"
Blood Knight could be a potent damage threat.
I would still place higher value on the taunts with divine shields in the mid to late game.
(Due to Aggro Decks being more common in this Meta)
"Can I run Dr. Boom?"
Dr. Boom is a powerful card that I recommend against on this deck.
Also some decks run double Big Game Hunter.
Not running minions with 7+ Attack ensures that those Big Game Hunters are dead cards (4/2 with no Passive, Battlecry, Deathrattle)
This takes away value from your opponent's deck.
"What about Secretkeeper?"
Secretkeeper is an amazing early game focus card.
The snowball potential is absolutely insane.
However, it is important to recognize that Secretkeeper is a dead card if you don't draw it in your first few hands.
It is especially dead if drawn in late game (card valued at 1 mana with 1/2)
I prefer the Argent Protector as it is a more consistent card in all stages of the game.
"Isn't Priest a hard match up?"
Priest is an even match up (not a hard match up) due to the fact that RNG can play a significant role.
Depending on which secrets you can play on your first few turns, the game can go very differently.
However, Deathlord, which is a card that many Priests run in season 15, is often times a double edge sword.
Cabal Shadow Priest can be annoying but by the time it comes down, there are plenty of options to deal with that because you will have 6+ mana.
Most "anti-aggro" Priests run just one Shadow Word: Death.
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