Instructor Razuvious Guide for the Curse of Naxxramas

Last updated on Feb 17, 2017 at 04:28 by Kat 17 comments

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Instructor Razuvious is the first boss of the Military Quarter, the third wing of the Curse of Naxxramas. Most of the information in this guide is aimed at Heroic mode, because the Normal mode of the boss can be defeated using basic decks (such as the ones we have here on Icy Veins).

Instructor Razuvious Normal Instructor Razuvious Heroic

Health, Hero Power, Cards, Etc.

Normal Heroic
Health 40 55
Hero Power Unbalancing Strike costs 2 mana and deals 3 damage. Unbalancing Strike costs 1 mana and deals 4 damage.
Extra When the fight begins, there are 2 extra Understudy already on the board and you can mind control them with the Mind Control Crystal that you are provided with.


We put up a video on Youtube to show you how to defeat Razuvious.


Strategy and Deck Building

The difficulty of the Heroic mode comes from the immense pressure caused by Razuvious' Hero Power and his Massive Runeblade (which is much improved in Heroic mode). They make the encounter all about establishing and maintaining board control. Since Razuvious can kill you in a single blow, having a Taunter on the board at all times is essential. In Normal mode, Massive Runeblade is much easier to deal with and should pose very few problems.

When building a deck to beat Instructor Razuvious, your main focus will be dealing with his Massive Runeblade and Unbalancing Strike without creating too much card disadvantage. Once you establish board control and have at least one taunter on board, you can use Alexstrasza for a fast kill or beat him up the old fashioned way. Minions such as Acidic Swamp Ooze, Bloodsail Corsair and Harrison Jones help against Massive Runeblade.

To help you beat Razuvious, we created the three decks presented below. You can also get some inspiration from them to create decks for other classes.


Easy Paladin Deck

Paladin Cards Neutral Cards
  • 2x Humility
  • 2x Noble Sacrifice
  • 2x Argent Protector
  • 2x Aldor Peacekeeper
  • 2x Blessing of Kings
  • 2x Truesilver Champion
  • 1x Tirion Fordring

Easy Priest Deck

Priest Cards Neutral Cards

Easy Warrior Deck

Warrior Cards Neutral Cards
  • 2x Shield Slam
  • 2x Whirlwind
  • 2x Armorsmith
  • 2x Cruel Taskmaster
  • 2x Execute
  • 2x Fiery War Axe
  • 2x Shield Block
  • 2x Arcanite Reaper
  • 1x Gorehowl