Battletag: norkaiser#2328 Region: EU Trade only? : yes, you go first
Usual Play Times: +2 Time Zone, no usual time of playing
Level of Experience: Advanced
Preferred Heroes: Warlock, Shaman, Warrior
I’m Looking For: To randomly spectate people, especially homebrewers (i enjoy it more than streams) or exchange theorycrafting ideas
Tell us something about you: Wild player. Never a meta slave
Just hit rank 5 with this deck from rank 18 and my thoughts are;
-Ancestral Knowledge sucks. Overload should be utilised towards more immediate things like burning face or removing a threat. It also is terrible tempo and slows you down hard with doing nothing to board or face and locks your 2 mana crystals. Spirit of the Frog is more than enough and it doesn't trip your tempo (hence the reason this deck works).
-Teched version of this deck is actually pretty good against the dreaded plague that's called Big Priest. 2 Hex instead of Ancestral Knowledge . Park the bus and just Hex their resurret targets. When you run out of Hex then use Devolve (use Hexes first). I usually do nothing for like 8-9 turns besides Hexing and then go ham with burn combined with Wednesday Frog. Hex is also good against Control Warlock variants. Devolve Voidcaller and Hex big demons.
-Always look to race, it's important because you dont have much minions to win via board most of the time so calculate your turns ahead and casually throw stuff at opponents face. You generally lose anyway if they have heals in the deck and you couldn't manage to snowball the board early. Try to roll for Spell Power Totem if you can afford to.
-Used this budget version https://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/1236157-wednesday-shaman because i do not have the two legendaries. I also believe you can easily hit legend with this if you were to waste enough time.
Please do not craft this deck as it is merely my theorycraft.
Optimized Warlock Zoo is having a hard time in this meta and is absolutely not recommended let alone this Hobgoblin variation.
Also Odd Paladin doesn't need Hobgoblin at all and it doesn't help that good Hobgoblin minions are 2 mana.
As a person who loves the card, i (sadly) migrated to paladin when playing him and its pretty good. Rank 5 viable, maybe even legend if you waste enough time. https://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/1225497-who-am-i-hobgoblin