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Season 8 Basic Warrior Deck

Last updated on Jul 06, 2014 at 16:44 by Poyo 25 comments

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This Warrior deck:

  • is meant for players who are new to Hearthstone, and/or who have not invested much (or any) real money into the game;
  • is comprised only of cards that are granted to you for free as a reward for completing the tutorial and leveling a Warrior to level 10;
  • does not include any Common, Rare, Epic, or Legendary cards.

While there are obvious weaknesses due to the Basic-only limitation, this deck is balanced, and quite strong. It should allow you to defeat the AI (in both Normal and Expert modes), and it can hold its own against players using Rare, Epic, and even Legendary cards in Play mode.

In addition to listing the deck, we will also explain why some cards have been included or excluded, how some of the minions in the deck are best played, and what changes you can make to the deck.

Note that to succeed with this deck (as with all decks), you need to make the correct decisions while playing. For this reason, we advise you to also read these two articles: Card Advantage and Why Am I Losing?.

1. S8 Basic Warrior Deck

Our deck costs 0 Arcane Dust and it is made up of the following cards.

Warrior Cards Neutral Cards

1.1. Mana Curve


2. Overview of the Strategy

This deck is quite offensive. You have a lot of options for aggressive removal of enemy minions by attacking them directly with your weapon. Do not hesitate to take damage at the expense of removing valuable enemy minions. Your Kor'kron Elites and Warsong Commanders allow you to take your opponent by surprise and deal very high damage to them.

You can hold on to your Elven Archers or Whirlwind in order to damage minions, thus allowing you to use Execute on them.

3. Brief Card Analysis

The deck we listed is quite flexible, meaning that you can make changes to it to better tailor it to your preferences or playstyle, especially where the neutral cards are concerned.

In the sections that follow, we will give you a bit of insight into some of our choices.

3.1. Neutral Cards

The Acidic Swamp Ooze is the only Basic card that allows you to remove an opponent's weapon. When playing against Hunters, Paladins, Rogues, Shamans, and Warriors, you should save this minion and use its Battlecry to destroy your opponent's weapon. If playing against one of the other classes (or if you do not believe your opponent has a weapon), you should simply play this as a 3/2 minion.

The Novice Engineer provides you with extra drawing power. While it is not usually strong enough to trade with most 2-cost cards, it can still kill most 1-cost cards, and having even a 1/1 body on the board can be helpful.

The Shattered Sun Cleric is already a very efficient minion at 3/2 for a cost of 3, but you can use it to buff another one of your minions with +1/+1. This is great since it allows you to have your minions trade up (that is to say, to trade with a higher-costing minion).

The Chillwind Yeti is a very solid 4-cost minion, and it is a regular choice in many high level decks. The Yeti can kill most other 4-cost minions and still survive. As an added bonus, this minion is very good against Priests due to its 4 attack. This is because several Priest spells cannot target 4-attack minions (Shadow Word: Pain and Shadow Madness can only target minions with an attack of 3 or less, and Shadow Word: Death can only target minions with an attack of 5 or more).

The Stormwind Champion, in addition to his high stats, also buffs all your other minions with +1/+1. If you can keep this minion up, he will allow most of your other minions to engage in favourable trading with your opponent's minions, and he will create an advantage in your favour.

3.2. Warrior-Specific Cards

We have excluded Charge from this deck, because we do not feel that it does enough to warrant a spot.

4. ChangeLog

  • 06 Jul. 2014: The deck has been reviewed and deemed valid for Season 4.
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