Celestial Druid Deck - Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 14:00 by Kat 1 comment

This guide contains detailed Strategy, Mulligan, and deck-building information to help you play Celestial Druid in The Forged in the Barrens expansion meta.

Celestial Druid is a twist on Guardian Animals decks that aim to rush to 7 Mana in order to flatten both players' Mana Crystals and card costs. The deck can abuse this position through the use of formerly high-Cost cards and Mana Acceleration tools.

Card List

Druid Cards
0 Lightning Bloom SA 2
1 Nature Studies SA 2
2 Lunar Eclipse MDF 1
2 Solar Eclipse MDF 2
3 Wild Growth Core 2
4 Overgrowth AO 2
4 Thickhide Kodo FitB 1
5 Teacher's Pet SA 2
5 Twilight Runner SA 2
6 Forest Warden Omu SA 1
6 Nourish Core 2
7 Celestial Alignment FitB 2
7 Druid of the Plains FitB 2
8 Cenarion Ward MDF 2
8 Guardian Animals SA 2
10 Survival of the Fittest SA 2
Neutral Cards
9 Malygos the Spellweaver Core 1

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Celestial Druid Deck Mulligan Guide

Celstial Druid relies on Druid ramp mechanics in order to execute its strategy with ease. To aid this, it is important to look for key ramp cards like Overgrowth in your opening hand.

  • General Mulligan (keep regardless of what your opponent is playing)Overgrowth, Nature Studies, Wild Growth, Celestial Alignment.
  • Mulligan against Aggro (also keep if you think you are playing against an aggressive deck) — No further cards required against Aggro.
  • Mulligan against Control (also keep if you think you are playing against a slow deck) — No further cards required against Control.

Celestial Druid Deck Strategy

Throughout the early game, your aim is to gain Mana as quickly as possible, no matter what. This is commonly done with Wild Growth and Overgrowth, which can both be discounted by Nature Studies. If you fail to draw into any of these cards, Lightning Bloom can be used to bridge the gap to your higher cost cards.

The aim of gaining Mana is get yourself into a position to play and abuse Celestial Alignment. Before playing Celestial Alignment, you should try to ensure you have cards in hand to abuse it. Ways to gain more Mana in a turn, like Forest Warden Omu, Lightning Bloom, and Nourish for Mana, allowing you to play gain additioonal cards per turn. Alternatively, having Guardian Animals or Cenarion Ward alone is also adequate.

Once you have safely played Celestial Alignment, you can begin to put heavy pressure onto opponents through the use of Survival of the Fittest, Guardian Animals, and Cenarion Ward, doubling them with Solar Eclipse for additional value. Once your hand begins to empty, you can then look to use Malygos the Spellweaver to refill your hand with 1-Mana spells to continue your aggression for the remainder of the game.

Against Aggro, you should not pay too much attention to their early game, and instead focus on using Taunt minions or Guardian Animals to swing back onto the board. Later in the game, it is often best to use your Solar Eclipse to double your Cenarion Ward to allow you to return to a comfortable amount of effective Health as you close out the game with your big minions.

Against Control, you should try to space out your threats more evenly to ensure you do not get punished by a large board clear. To aid this, using Solar Eclipse on Survival of the Fittest will help all of your minion exceed 10/10 stats, making each minion threatening enough to win the game alone.

Celestial Druid Deck Card Swaps

  • Against Control — Add 1x Marsh Hydra for 1x Lunar Eclipse for even more minion pressure.
  • Against Aggro — Add 1x Lunar Eclipse for 1x Nature Studies to slow down aggression.

The copies of Lake Thresher, Thickhide Kodo. and Teacher's Pet are completely interchangeable in the deck at your discretion. Using two Lake Threshers will allow you to deal with wider boards a bit easier whereas Teacher's Pets provide a bit more resilience for your board.

Changelog

  • 31 Mar. 2020: Guide added.
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