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Spiteful Druid Deck

Last updated on May 22, 2018 at 17:10 by Kat 1 comment

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This minion-based deck aims to play a constant stream of minions in order to develop strong board to pressure opponents. It is built around taking full advantage of Spiteful Summoner, which can consistently create powerful minions due to the exclusive use of high-Cost spells in the deck.

As part of the May balance patch that increased the cost of Spiteful Summoner, this deck has decreased in strength. However, the core functionality of the deck has stayed the same and it still remains viable.

1. Spiteful Druid Card List

This deck costs 8,040 Arcane Dust and it is made up of the following cards.

Druid Cards Neutral Cards

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2. Spiteful Druid Mana Curve

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3. Spiteful Druid Strategy

This deck is tailored to take full advantage of the Battlecry of Spiteful Summoner to consistently summon big minions that are difficult for opponents to respond to. The deck cuts out all cheap spells and is built almost entirely of minions as result and employs a Midrange strategy in order to maintain control of the board throughout the game.

4. Spiteful Druid Mulligans & Matchup Specific Strategies

You should look for the smoothest possible start in your opening hand to ensure you are making full use of your Mana each turn. Prince Keleseth is especially powerful as the only 2-drop in your deck if you are able to find it.

As the deck revolves around the use of Spiteful Summoner, you can also keep it in your opening hand in all but the most aggressive matchups, such as Face Hunter.

4.1. Curving Out

As a deck heavily reliant on minions, it is important to make full use of your Mana every turn. In general, this simply means playing your highest Cost minion each turn, but there are some things to consider. Firstly, The Coin has a huge influence on how you play out your hand. As Prince Keleseth is the only 2-drop in the deck, The Coin should generally be used on turn 2 to allow you to play a 3-drop. If you do however have Prince Keleseth in hand, you should almost never Coin it out, no matter how tempting it may be. The lack of other 2-drops in the deck will often leave you with no turn 2 play if you play Prince Keleseth on turn 1. In these situations it is far better to save The Coin for situations where you are unable to use your Mana efficiently without it. However, ideally you want to use it to play a Spiteful Summoner on turn 5 if you have one available in your hand.

4.2. Spiteful Summoner

Spiteful Summoner is such a crucial card that the deck is even named after it and understanding how it works is key to success. Unlike other decks that use the card, there is only one spell in the deck, Ultimate Infestation, which means that Spiteful Summoner can only summon a 10-Cost minion. At the time of the Witchwood expansion, the only 10-Cost minions available to be summoned are: Deathwing, Sea Giant, Ultrasaur, Emeriss, and Tyrantus.

In most cases, the correct play is to simply play Spiteful Summoner as soon as possible so that you may benefit from the effect quicker and also remove the risk of drawing all of your spells before you can play it. However, it is important to consider the state of the game too. For example, none of the 10-Cost minions that can be summoned have Taunt or any special effect which means the card cannot be used as an out in dire situations when your opponent is threatening with lethal.

4.3. Ending the Game

As a deck comprised almost entirely of minions, there is no direct win condition in the deck. Instead, ending the game comes entirely through efficient use of minions to control the board and chip away at opponent's Health with any remaining damage.

5. Spiteful Druid Card Swaps

The minions in the deck are incredibly flexible and can be teched for any meta as you see fit. You can consider adding cards such as Hungry Crab, Golakka Crawler, Dragonslayer, Skulking Geist, or Chief Inspector if any one type of deck becomes too prevalent.

6. About the Author

This guide is presented to you by Kat, a professional Hearthstone player competing at the highest level since closed beta. She is a consistent legend player in both Wild and Standard with multiple high-rank finishes.

7. ChangeLog

  • 22 May 2018: Deck has been reviewed and deemed appropriate for the May balance patch.
  • 24 Apr. 2018: Removed 2x Nightmare Amalgam, 1x Witchwood Grizzly, 1x Harrison Jones for 2x Fungalmancer, 2x Crypt Lord.
  • 14 Apr. 2018: Deck added.
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