Professor Putricide Battlegrounds Guide
This guide provides in-depth information to help you play the plague-creator Professor Putricide better: your general gameplan, tribe and composition synergy, and additional tips to win with the hero.
Professor Putricide and his creations are re-introduced to Battlegrounds with an all new 4-gold Hero Power in Build-An-Undead. This hero power allows you to craft Undead minions with unique keywords that do not normally exist in Battlegrounds! The power of these uniquely crafted minions and other Undead available in Bob's Tavern has lead to one of the strongest heroes ever released.
Putricide looks to play either an Undead build or a menagerie build with impactful Undead options. There is no benefit in trying to build into any other tribe as Putricide will gain no beneficial synergy from other builds.
Undead minions to look for are build-defining, high-tier, and make good use of Reborn synergies. These cards include Soulsplitter at Tier 4, Anub'arak, Nerubian King and Hungering Abomination at Tier 5, and Sister Deathwhisper, Colossus of the Sun, and Eternal Summoner at Tier 6. These specific undead will increase your chance of placing top 4 or winning outright.
Along with a straight Undead build, Putricide can also create a menagerie build by using the dual-typing of cards such as Sinrunner Blanchy. In addition to Blanchy, some other minions to look for include an early Micro Mummy, a Ghoul of the Feast in the mid-game, and the menagerie buff piece in Tea Master Theotar in the late game.
Important Tips & Interactions
Putricide's unique Hero Power to create 3 unique Undead is extremely powerful as both a tempo option throughout the game as well as a late-game option. It works very similarly to the Hero Power of the constructed card Deathstalker Rexxar: you choose two Undead to craft into one minion with all the same keywords, Battlecries and Deathrattles, synergizing very well with the Undead tribe as discussed earlier.
Putricide's Hero Power will also allow you to at the very least have one option in both discovers set for your current Tavern Tier. What this means is that if you press the Hero Power while you are on Tier 4, you will discover at least one undead minion as an option from Tier 4. It is important to note that in this example, you will get no options of Tier 5 or 6 minions to craft your Undead.
Because of how the Hero Power works, Putricide will want to play at high Tavern tiers due to the power spike in available buildable Undead. This creates a dichotomy of risk and reward with how you use the Hero Power and assess your power level against Tavern upgrades. Very often you will need to take a very fast curve to reach level 6. Many players will try to take Putricide to Tier 6 by Turn 7 or 8 (9 and 10 gold turns, respectively).
Another important caveat is that Putricide will only be allowed to hit the hero power 3 times in total. Currently, the best strategy is to Hero Power when you have reached Tier 4 once, and Tier 6 twice. The midgame Hero Power use is to keep up tempo while you level, and the late Hero Power use allows for you to craft incredibly powerful minions using a gauranteed minion from the tier you are currently on.
Take a look at some videos produced by popular Battlegrounds streamers to get a good idea of what playing Professor Putricide at a high level may look like!
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