#1 Legend - Secret Murloc Paladin
- Last updated Mar 20, 2018 (Patches Nerf)
- 16 Minions
- 14 Spells
- Deck Type: Ranked Deck
- Deck Archetype: Secret Paladin
- Crafting Cost: 6780
- Dust Needed: Loading Collection
- Created: 3/14/2017 (Aggro Downfall)
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So a lot of guys asked for an update. I didn't put a lot of effort into this, but this is probably the best list atm. This deck shines vs slow decks, but it has decent highroll chances vs fast decks because of Call to Arms. Have fun!
Below is the guide that is almost 1 year old
Hey! I'm Sipiwi94.
I reached legend in wild as the first player this season. I have kept the #1 spot all season (except for 2 days, but I got it back pretty fast).
I used this deck to reach legend so I thought I would make a guide about it. Hijak is another legend player from EU, who gave me the idea of using Mysterious Challenger to thin your deck rather than having to use cycle cards to draw your murlocs.
How to play this deck
This deck is Secret Paladin 2.0. You pressure like a Secret Paladin and curve into an OTK if you the opponent manages to stabilize. The deck doesn't contain a lot of burst before turn 10, so board control is very important. Always make efficient trades to keep and snowball your board.
Since there are a lot of wild decks I prefer to talk about archtype matchups.
Against control decks (Reno, Jade Druid, Control Warrior etc.) the deck has two ways to win.
1) You pressure them early and win because they don't have a way to clear you board.
2) You manage to stall the game and win with Anyfin Can Happen before they kill you or get a huge taunt wall.
You lose if the control deck gets board control before Anyfin becomes relevant. Also sometimes this deck runs out of steam if you draw a lot of secrets.
Key cards: You always want to curve out strong in the first 3 turns, but Divine Favor Finja, the Flying Star and Mysterious Challenger are often good to keep against control.
This is the weak link of this deck. It is not impossible to win, but you need to draw more early game than your opponent or get a lot of value out of Wickerflame Burnbristle (sometimes combined with Redemption.
If you are able to play Finja, the Flying Star or Mysterious Challenger without dying you are likely to win, but don't keep these cards in your starting hand against aggro.
Keycards: Nothing special here. Secretkeeper Haunted Creeper Shielded Minibot Muster for Battle Wickerflame Burnbristle and sometimes Avenge
Midrange and Combo decks
Against these decks the game is pretty straight forward. You mulligan for a good curve and try to pressure them hard enough to win. Against combo decks it's sometimes useful to force them to use combo pieces to survive.
Cards that didn't make it or that I tech in and out
Dr. Boom Obviously a very strong card that is good when you can afford to run more 7+ cards.
Sludge Belcher Lately, it seems good to cut 1 Divine Favor for this card to improve your matchup against aggro.
Loatheb Just like Dr. Boom this card is great in control matchups, but not against aggro.
2nd Haunted Creeper I have thought about this card a lot, but I simply don't know what to take out.
If you have any questions about the deck or wild in general I am happy to answer them.
I might start streaming soon at https://www.twitch.tv/sipiwi94 and my twitter is https://twitter.com/sipiwi94
This is one of my all time fav decks, wondering if the you’ve given this archetype some thought as to how it would look in scholomance meta.
please update im thinking los1 e secret keeper and barnes for 2 call to arms or somthing but i need authors help :D
Hey is there gonna be a K&C update to this deck anytime soon. Loved this deck and want to see what your new version would look like.
he abandon us :````(
Dammit... Here you go
wow no need to answer so rude to a former fan of your decks i lose respect for you now.
Do you have an Update for this Deck for The Frozen Throne?
17-10 so far. not a bad deck, going to need something to deal with eggs and maybe other stuff. too tired to think about it rn though
I updated the decklist and think this is MUCH better
You made a less consistent control paladin with a limited secret package. Double Mysterious Challenger is about consistency.
Can I replace Old Murk-Eye? I don't have him and I ain't planning on crafting him soon.. I was thinking about a auto include card such as Dr. Boom, or a tech card like Loatheb. Thoughts?
Sipiwi can you please update this deck for year of the mammoth?
Waiting for update sipiwi :)
Thanks for deck dude, its awesome, i beat everything on a win streak.
btw- no tirion no finja, but loatheb and belcher.
hi this is the best deck i ever played i got rank 5 not legend just rank 5 but for me that was great result :D i am just wondering with the new expansion out now does this deck need a new update or is it fine as it is plz?
I will revisit this deck and see if it needs anything to be competitive. Maybe it will just suck, maybe it is still perfect. I guess a few card changes will be neccessary.
thanks for the sweet deck. I was crushing before Un'Goro, but now im having extreme trouble maintaining a winrate above 60%. I saw on your twitter that you are #1 EU again as of the 5th, but have you played it much since Un'Goro came out? any ideas for new techs?
I feel like tar creeper is just bonkers vs aggro, and might shore up the aggro matchup more than belcher, which comes down 2 turns later, but is admittedly stickier.
For reference, i follow your mull guidelines pretty stringently, and im having trouble against a ladder jam packed full of aggro. egg druids, pirate warrior, zoolock, and freeze mage (<-- not aggro, obv, but i have trouble with the matchup, even when drawing divine favor). My matchups vs. anything else are nearly 100%.
I felt like this deck was honestly in need of a nerf a week ago, but things have changed so suddenly.
Thoughts? Have you made any decklist changes?
I haven't tested this list in Ungoro. Tar Creeper is possibly strong, yeah. But the deck has always been bad against freeze mage and aggro and I don't think this will change.
This deck should still be strong though. I will do some testing in the future.
Have you tried Curator and Azure instead of Divine Favor ?. Did not test, waiting for dust :)