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Deck Spotlight #2

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Greetings travellers! Welcome to a new series of articles where I highlight some of the new Deck Guide additions to the site, and give you some info on their strengths, weaknesses and history.

 

First up this week, with the release of the 2nd wing of Blackrock Mountain, you will find a full set of guides for dealing with those tricky bosses. A basic deck is avialable for beating all the Normal mode bosses, and multiple affordable options have been added with strategy overviews for conquering those criminally unfair Heroic versions. Want to know how to one shot the Majordomo Executus fight? We've got you covered!

Blackrock Mountain Guide

From here, we take a look at how the unlocks from Blackrock Mountain so far have affected the meta. The first completely new archetype to be added to the site is the Grim Patron Warrior. This deck was pioneered on stream by Nomodogan and is a deck I personally piloted to Legend this season, achieving 70%+ winrate over 3 days. 

The deck is a strange mix of Raging Worgen OTK Warrior, Classic Control Marrior and Miracle Rouge. It is particularly powerful at dealing with board flood decks like Zoo, Paladin, Mech Mage, and Shaman, since once you are able to activate the Warsong/Grim Patron combo, you can usually clear your opponent's board, replacing each of their minions with a Grim Patron of your own.

A budget version of the Grim Patron deck is also available Here

Aside from this, we have numerous updated version of existing archetypes that are built to take advantage of the new Blackrock cards. You can find a list of these below: 

BrM Zoo - Updated to include the new Imp Gang Boss, an extremely difficult to remove minion that synergises wonderfully with all of Zoo's buff cards. Also now carrying a Dr. Boom for added power.

 

BrM Midrange Paladin - Now featuring the power of Emperor Thaurissan for increased tempo and more combo possibilities.

 

BrM Face Hunter - Quick Shot has added significant power to Face Hunter, giving them more damage output, and the ability to string together multiple draws in a topdeck situation.

 

BrM Fast Druid - Perhaps the best deck to take advantage of the ridiculous power of Emperor Thaurissan. Did you think the 14 damage burst combo was strong? Wait until you try 22..

 

That's all for now, look out for more updates filtering through throughout the next few days, and more new decks after the release of the third wing next week!

 

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I've seen some kind of mill Rogue which totally wrecked my Grim Patron test deck... Using gang-up and that card drawing murloc... Maybe it's not that popular but it also worked against a grind priest, maybe because of a better starting hand.

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Yeah, I know the deck you're talking about. I'm not sure it's exactly competitive yet, but i'll likely do a guide on it at some point just as a fun thing to have on the site.

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Did someone say Fatigue rouge?  Generally when facing a fatigue rouge the only thing to do is NOT DRAW.  The entire deck runs around playing minions with decent battle cries and exploiting them almost.  Other then oracle you can run gang-up on antique heal bot and have an extra 24 heal in deck, gang-up on oracle so you draw your oracles while your opponent starts fatiguing hard.  Gang-up is also used to steal Opp late game then hammer them with their own card repeatedly. The deck itself can go competitive especially if it runs a minion such as Clockwork giant since it can be played for 2 mana after playing a card such as Vanish.  Because the deck focuses on drawing it is naturally crap against hunter aggro, mage aggro, and sometimes zoo.

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