Clown Druid Deck - Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Mar 31, 2021 at 13:00 by Kat 3 comments

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

Clown Druid is a ramp deck that aims to gain mana as quickly as possible to access its high-cost cards. With sufficient Mana the deck aims to exploit the synergy between Survival of the Fittest and Carnival Clown to create walls of huge Taunt minions to lock opponents out of the game.

Card List

Druid Cards
0 Lightning Bloom SA 2
1 Nature Studies SA 2
2 Guess the Weight MDF 2
3 Wild Growth Core 2
4 Overgrowth AO 2
5 Teacher's Pet SA 2
5 Twilight Runner SA 2
6 Nourish Core 2
8 Guardian Animals SA 2
10 Survival of the Fittest SA 2
Neutral Cards
1 Animated Broomstick SA 1
5 Lake Thresher SA 1
5 Taelan Fordring Core 1
7 Strongman MDF 2
8 Primordial Protector FitB 2
9 Carnival Clown MDF 2
10 Y'Shaarj, the Defiler MDF 1

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Clown Druid Deck Mulligan Guide

Clown Druid is an archetype that relies on accelerating its Mana curve as quickly as possible. As a result, it is important to look for key cards like Overgrowth in your opening hand.

  • General Mulligan (keep regardless of what your opponent is playing)Overgrowth, Nature Studies, Wild Growth.
  • 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.

Clown Druid Deck Strategy

When playing Clown Druid, your aim is to gain Mana as quickly as possible no matter the situation. This is largely done with Wild Growth and Overgrowth, both of which can be discounted with Nature Studies. However, if you fail to draw or Discover either of these ramp spells, you can alternatively use Lightning Bloom and Innervate from Turn 4 onward to access your powerful high-Cost cards.

Ideally, you should look to play Guardian Animals as soon as possible. This multifaceted card not only summons 2 minions from your deck, but will also allow you to draw cards via Twilight Runner as well activating Strongman in your hand for truly explosive turns.

Once you have a positon on board, you can begin to bolster your position using a mix of Carnival Clown, Survival of the Fittest, and Y'Shaarj, the Defiler to build up a huge wall of minions and lock your opponent out of the game.

Against Aggro, you should be more liberal with the use of your cards. In pacticular, you should be very willing to use Strongman and Carnival Clown in their non-Corrupted states as you will not need, nor have the time to get, their full potential.

Against Control, you should try to get the maximum value out of your cards. In particular, you should try to ensure that your Carnival Clowns are Corrupt and have been buffed by Survival of the Fittest at least once before you play them. If they are not able to close out the game, you can play out Y'Shaarj, the Defiler to pressure your opponent with Carnival Clowns 2 more times.

Clown Druid Deck Card Swaps

  • Against Control — Add 1x Malygos the Spellweaver for 1x Teacher's Pet.
  • Against Aggro — Add 2x Lunar Eclipse for 1x Survival of the Fittest, 1x Wild Growth.

The copies of Lake Thresher 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 merged with Guardian Animals Druid for the year of the Gryphon
  • 18 Nov. 2020: Guide added.
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