Dragon Paladin Deck List Guide (Rise of Shadows April 2019)
This guide contains detailed Strategy, Mulligan, and deck-building information to help you play Dragon Paladin in The Rise of Shadows expansion.
Dragon Paladin is a Midrange archetype that has been on the fringe of playability several times throughout Hearthstone's history. The Rise of Shadows expansion adds many powerful tools to the archetype, such as Bronze Herald and Dragon Speaker, to give it the opportunity to fight for the title of the strongest Dragon deck in the meta.
1. Dragon Paladin Card List
This Dragon Paladin deck costs 11,520 and it is made up of the following cards.
|Paladin Cards||Neutral Cards|
2. Dragon Paladin Mana Curve
3. Dragon Paladin Mulligan Guide
Dragon Paladin is a Midrange deck that focuses on Dragon synergies. In your mulligan, you should look for a solid curve of minions to secure control of the board and powerful Dragon-synergy cards that empower the deck.
- General Mulligan (keep regardless of what your opponent is playing) — Argent Squire, Firetree Witchdoctor, Dragon Speaker.
- Mulligan against Aggro (also keep if you think you are playing against an aggressive deck) — Cathedral Gargoyle, Consecration.
- Mulligan against Control (also keep if you think you are playing against a slow deck) — Countess Ashmore.
4. Dragon Paladin Strategy
Dragon Paladin is a fairly standard Midrange deck that should aim to play 1 card each turn on curve and the biggest decision you will have each turn will be which card to play. The choice you make will come down to the state of the game and your hand. For example, with Dragon Speaker in hand, you should prioritise playing non-Dragon cards until it is played. Similarly, you should reserve cards like Dragonmaw Scorcher and Crowd Roaster for turns they will remove a minion. As a general rule, you should take value trades when available, but focus on attacking your opponent directly when they are not so as to use the natural Midrange tempo to beat down your opponent.
Against Aggro, you should put more emphasis on controlling the board and make full use of Consecration when you can. You should try to save Blessing of Kings for defensive minions like Zilliax, Crystalsmith Kangor, and Cathedral Gargoyle to set up the most defensive position possible to ensure you do not get overrun by wide boards. Over time you will eventually be able to out-value your opponent and win through attrition.
Against Control, you should not have to adjust too much. The natural Midrange style of playing one medium-sized minion per turn is particularly difficult for Control decks to deal with. However, you should be careful not to overextend into board clears as 3 minions is usually enough to pressure your opponent. If the game does go longer, both Tirion Fordring and Countess Ashmore are excellent value tools that will help you keep up the pressure in the late game.
5. Dragon Paladin Card Swaps
- Against Aggro — Add 2x Glow-Tron, for 1x Tirion Fordring, 1x Countess Ashmore.
- Against Control — Add 1x Cairne Bloodhoof, 1x Ysera for 2x Argent Squire.
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