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Control Warrior Deck List Guide

Last updated on Dec 08, 2017 at 20:48 by Pesty 41 comments

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Control Warrior is an archetype that has existed since the very beginning of Hearthstone. It uses Weapons and powerful removal tools like Execute and Brawl in combination with large amounts of Armor-gain to forgo the early-game and allowing much more attention to be focused on dominating the late-game.

Control Warrior decks are notorious for their high crafting cost due to them typically relying on powerful Legendary minions such as Ysera and Grommash Hellscream to close out games.

Below, you will find link to our deck lists for Control Warrior, starting with our featured deck, which we consider the most common variant.

This Control Warrior Deck is a well-rounded build of Control Warrior. It focuses heavily on removal to control the board against aggressive decks. However, it still contains some late-game threats like Ysera to be able to close out games. It is a great choice for those who wish to get a feel for the archetype.

This Seven's Big Control Warrior Deck uses only big minions and uses many Recruit cards to take full advantage of them. It was created by Seven who used it to reach rank 1 Legend on the Asia server.

This C'Thun Control Warrior Deck is a themed Control Warrior deck that aims to unleash the power of C'Thun. The deck uses various cultist minions to boost the power of C'Thun, allowing the deck to be much more proactive at at contesting the board than other Control Warrior variants.

This N'Zoth Control Warrior Deck is a fast version of N'Zoth Control Warrior. It is designed to be able to compete with more aggressive decks and contains a range of minions to fight for board control. The deck has a relatively low Mana curve and generally aims to play N'Zoth, the Corruptor earlier than usual to maximise tempo and overwhelm opponents.

This Fatigue Control Warrior Deck is a very efficient variant of Control Warrior. It runs additional removal spells and ways to add additional cards to the deck in place of more traditional late-game threats. This hyper-efficiency will often result in being able to outlast every card in your opponents deck, leading them to inevitable die from fatigue.

This Fibonacci Spring Prelim Control Warrior Deck was created by top Control Warrior player Fibonacci and was used in the 2017 Sprint preliminaries. It is heavily teched to beat aggressive decks and contains many tools to clear boards of cheap minions and multiple forms of weapon removal.

This Wild Fatigue Control Warrior Deck is much stronger than its Standard counterpart, utilising Elise Starseeker to create powerful threats where necessary in late-game situations. Additionally, many more powerful defensive tools are available such as Shieldmaiden, Justicar Trueheart, and Bash.

This Wild N'Zoth Control Warrior Deck is much more potent than Standard variants. The addition of key Control Warrior tools make controlling the board much easier, while powerful extra Deathrattle minions make devastating turns using N'Zoth, the Corruptor much more possible.

1. Aim of the Deck

By using efficient removal Spells and gaining copious amounts of Armor, Control Warrior decks aim to wear down opponents by attrition. Once opponents are low on resources, either powerful minions or simply waiting for fatigue damage can be used to finish close out games.

2. Strengths and Weaknesses

The core removal and Armor-gain used across Control Warrior decks puts it in a great position at shutting down aggressive opponents. Control Warrior is also very solid against other Control decks, utilising Execute and the combination of Shield Block and Shield Slam to easily deal with many large threats that opponents may play. Consequently, Control Warrior decks are typically more vulnerable to Midrange decks that can churn out a significant numbers of medium-sized threats that are not able to be efficiently dealt with by Warrior removal options.

3. Key Cards and Crafting

Shield Slam and Brawl are by far the two most important cards to craft to play Control Warrior. In addition to Execute and Fiery War Axe, they open up a range of powerful removal options that can deal with almost any onslaught.

Grommash Hellscream and Elise the Trailblazer are very powerful Legendary minions and used in almost every Control Warrior deck. Grommash provides a burst finisher to keep opponents on their toes and punish those who are too liberal with their Health total. Elise provides an extra 5 random cards for the deck, which fits excellently into Control Warriors long-term gameplan.

Ravaging Ghoul and Acolyte of Pain are cheap utility cards used across Control Warrior decks. Ravaging Ghoul can provides additional removal against aggressive decks, while also serving as a cheap activator for Execute. Acolyte of Pain provides additional card draw to keep up with faster decks and synergises well with the aforementioned Ravaging Ghoul.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 01 Jun. 2017: Added new guide format for Control Warrior.
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