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Legendary Paladin Aggro Standard

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This deck looks to be good fun.  How would you feel about replacing Leroy Jenkins with Brann Bronzebeard? 

 

I've had some success with Stand Against Darkness with Knife Juggler and with Steward of Darkshire.  Can't figure out how to work it into the tempo of this deck though.

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This deck looks to be good fun.  How would you feel about replacing Leroy Jenkins with Brann Bronzebeard? 

 

I've had some success with Stand Against Darkness with Knife Juggler and with Steward of Darkshire.  Can't figure out how to work it into the tempo of this deck though.

The only minions who would benefit from Brann are Abusive Sergeants and Bilefin tidehunters (unless Brann+Blood Knight combo is bugged). I don't think that's enough for Brann to be included.

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This deck is terribad.  I've lost 5 games in a row with it.

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Could someone please suggest a replacement for Leeroy? I can't figure out what to use lol. Thanks in advance

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This deck is terribad.  I've lost 5 games in a row with it.

I recommend you to read the attached guide, watch some videos/streams with the deck, or spectate your friends who play the deck. I personally have, at the time of writing, 55% winrate with the deck, and I am a bad player of aggro decks. I believe that players that can actually play aggro will have much higher winrate.

 

Could someone please suggest a replacement for Leeroy? I can't figure out what to use lol. Thanks in advance

Wolfrider could be used as another aggro card. The other option is probably King Mukla, though now with meta infested by tempo mages, I cannot recommend it.

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Could someone please suggest a replacement for Leeroy? I can't figure out what to use lol. Thanks in advance

 

 

Leeroy isn't necessary, you can put in just about any other solid Aggro card. Wolfrider, Southsea Deckhand etc.

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Really enjoying this deck. Has anyone tried it with a 2nd Bloodknight? Lots of divine shields flying around so it's quite easy to get him a good buff.

I was thinking of replacing one of the Bilefin Tidehunters as these guys haven't presented me much value yet - one of the minions pretty much always gets hero powered, wrath, mortal coil etc.

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A good add to this deck is the Noble Sacrifice, sinergy very well w/ steward and rallying blade, or just steward

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I am killing it with this deck, especially against slow C'Thun buffers. He usually never makes it out. I made a couple of changes as options for slow starts, like an Equality/Consecration combo, + a Ragnaros and Tirion Fordring for late game options, but the ever present Divine Shields are very good at trading or keeping opponents minions down while building yours. You can refill your board pretty quickly if you get AoE'd as well most of the time. Having your Noble Sacrifices get buffed with a shield is really irritating to your opponent I imagine, and is really helpful. I don't have Uldamon in the deck yet (need to get it), but Aldor is good defensive card for now. I even run without Blood Knight and usually don't miss it. The shields are better for keeping minions on the board, generally. I haven't played Paladin this much in a while.

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Could someone please suggest a replacement for Leeroy? I can't figure out what to use lol. Thanks in advance

 

 

Leeroy isn't necessary, you can put in just about any other solid Aggro card. Wolfrider, Southsea Deckhand etc.

 

 

This deck is awsome !! thanks for this Sottle

 

I have replaced Leroy by Argent Commander and it works very well !

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replacements for keeper?

No real replacement for this one. If you think reducing attack is fine, make them follow the rules, but it's not really an aggro card; maybe you could fit a Defender of Argus in, it shouldn't be very difficult to get 2 minions to buff with it.

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Brilliant - Just won 7 in a row.

I do love aggro decks and I put Rag and BloodHound into it.

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I assembled this deck according to the decklist and have read through the guide a few times. I seem to be having a little trouble packing the punch that is typically required to win games with an aggro deck. I don't know if it's just me or if maybe it's the meta. I do love the theme and divine shield synergy is obviously awesome. I hope to be able to increase my win rate with this deck because when it works it is super fun to play. If anyone has any advice to offer it is more than welcome.

 

Thanks.

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I assembled this deck according to the decklist and have read through the guide a few times. I seem to be having a little trouble packing the punch that is typically required to win games with an aggro deck. I don't know if it's just me or if maybe it's the meta. I do love the theme and divine shield synergy is obviously awesome. I hope to be able to increase my win rate with this deck because when it works it is super fun to play. If anyone has any advice to offer it is more than welcome.

 

Thanks.

Please take this with the heftiest of grains of salt...

 

But I had terrible luck running this as an aggro deck. I've had much more success playing it like I do zoo. It's a board control deck with a lot of mid range synergies. There are draws you'll get where you can race your opponent down and have lethal turns 6-8, but even then keeping the board clear is what works for me. It's getting a little harder to play thanks to the success of zoo, but it's a ton of fun.

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Honestly, as someone who adores aggressive paladin variants I just don't find the deck that good right now(not just sottle's list, but aggro pally in general). It just gets outclassed by zoo at being a board flooding deck, and by aggro shaman at being a more facey aggro deck. The being said, I do think it can still hit legend, and when it draws well(ie getting steward to trigger on multiple minions, followed by drawing rallying blade) it can just blow up every other deck in the game, but it suffers from inconsistency. I think the main reason for this is that paladin lost all their solid early game options, and they now have to run minions which are much easier to remove/contest.

 

In fact, i'm kind of inclined to make a comparison between this deck and egg druid.

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Hi... I highly respect Sottle's deck choices... and I have been enjoying his Aggro Paladin.  But I found another similar deck online that seems to be quite popular.  What is your evaluation of this deck?   It seems to tech in some choices to address the meta like Consecration, Equality, etc.  Is it "Sottle-Worthy"?

 

It looks like this:

2 Abusive Sergeant

2 Argent Squire

2 Selfless Hero

2 BileFin Tidehunter

2 Argent Protector

1 Equality

1 Aldor Peacekeeper

2 Argent Horserider

1 Blood Knight

2 DivineFavor

2 Rallying Blade

1 Seal of Champions

2 Steward Of DarkShire

2 Blessing of Kings

1 Consecration

2 Keeper of Uldaman

2 Truesilver Champion

1 Stand Against Darkness

 

The url to it is here:  http://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/511946-divine-aggro-84-wr-to-legend

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I personally wouldn't run aldor or stand against darkness in this deck, but that might be just a taste thing.

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this deck is terrible with the current meta...board clears/taunts are everywhere. i really think a new paladin deck is needed that doesnt cost 12000~ dust or lose against the meta

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1 hour ago, Guest guest said:

this deck is terrible with the current meta...board clears/taunts are everywhere. i really think a new paladin deck is needed that doesnt cost 12000~ dust or lose against the meta

Yes, it's very unfortunate that the current meta forces players to use rather expensive decks for some classes, such as warrior or paladin. However, since C'thun is free, you can make your own C'thun deck with a very low amount of dust, or even no dust at all. Another important thing you have to do because of the meta is dust management, so you don't "waste" dust. Good dust management will allow you to get the expensive decks much faster.

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On 04/06/2016 at 3:02 PM, positiv2 said:

Yes, it's very unfortunate that the current meta forces players to use rather expensive decks for some classes, such as warrior or paladin. However, since C'thun is free, you can make your own C'thun deck with a very low amount of dust, or even no dust at all. Another important thing you have to do because of the meta is dust management, so you don't "waste" dust. Good dust management will allow you to get the expensive decks much faster.

yes, but my point was actually that the guide should be changed to reflect it (take this deck out) because i honestly think its plain horrible right now. the deck itself is fun theoretically, but its not really feasible right now and not strong

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39 minutes ago, Guest guest said:

yes, but my point was actually that the guide should be changed to reflect it (take this deck out) because i honestly think its plain horrible right now. the deck itself is fun theoretically, but its not really feasible right now and not strong

Firstly, if a deck's guide should be changed every time the deck becomes meta or off-meta, it would simply take up too much time.

Secondly, meta changes multiple times during a month. Aggro pally was rather powerful two weeks ago, now it's bad, and probably in like 2 weeks it will be powerful again. So, unless a deck is weak in the long-term, I don't think it is required to be changed to a "fun deck".

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On 6/5/2016 at 8:52 AM, Guest guest said:

yes, but my point was actually that the guide should be changed to reflect it (take this deck out) because i honestly think its plain horrible right now. the deck itself is fun theoretically, but its not really feasible right now and not strong

Aggro pally is not in a good spot right now, but it's still more than good enough to reach legend if you really want to. In fact, a guy got to rank 1 legend with the deck not long ago.

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