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Taunt Quest Warrior Archetype Guide

Last updated on Apr 14, 2018 at 02:00 by Kat 14 comments

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Taunt Warrior, also referred to as Quest Warrior, became a powerful archetype with the release of Fire Plume's Heart. It aims to stall out the game by playing a large number of Taunt minions. This strategy naturally contributes to the completion of the Fire Plume's Heart Quest which will eventually yield Sulfuras, providing a powerful Hero Power to grind down opponents while sitting behind the relative safety of all the Taunt minions available.

Taunt Warrior is a well-rounded archetype with the means to survive aggressive onslaughts thanks to Taunt minions, while also being able to win long games against Control decks thanks to Fire Plume's Heart. With the loss of The Curator, Phantom Militia became a core part of the Archetype. The Echo effect attached to a cheap Taunt minion allows it to serve a way to rapidly finish off the completion of the Quest if it is still active in the late game.

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

This Taunt Warrior Quest Deck is a fairly standard build of Taunt Warrior. It comes with all the tools for timely Quest completion, while still being able to hold its own against aggressive decks. It is a great starting point for players who wish to pick up the archetype and become familiar with its strengths and weaknesses.

✶ Featured Deck

Wild Taunt Warrior Deck

  • Guide written by Kat and last updated on Sep 21, 2017 (KFT meta)
  • Costs 5.2k (5 basic, 8 common, 9 rare, 6 epic, and 2 legendaries)
  • Mana curve:
  • Card breakdown: 4 Weapons • 9 Spells • 17 Minions
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This Wild Taunt Warrior Deck follow a very similarly to style Standard variants, with a few more powerful additions. Death's Bite provides the deck with efficient removal, while also functioning as an activator for cards like Acolyte of Pain and Sleep with the Fishes. Sludge Belcher adds even more resilience to the deck as one of the most efficient Taunt minions in the game.

1. Aim of Taunt Quest Warrior

The primary aim of Taunt Warrior is so slow down the game by playing a multitude of Taunt minions, while trying to complete Fire Plume's Heart. Once the Quest is complete, it aims to grind down opponents with the new Hero Power generated by Sulfuras, killing opponent's minions, and chipping away their Health over time.

2. Taunt Quest Warrior Strengths and Weaknesses

Taunt Warrior is incredibly strong and capable of defeating any deck due to how well-rounded the archetype is. The multitude of Taunt minions in the deck are able to stop aggressive decks in their tracks, while the repetitive damage from the completion of Fire Plume's Heart is too much for any Control deck to handle.

Although the new Hero Power created by Sulfuras is incredibly powerful, it can also be problematic at times due to its random nature, making Taunt Warrior decks weaker against decks capable of flooding the board, as well as Shamans and Paladins that can generate additional minions with their respective Hero Powers. Taunt Warrior is also slightly vulnerable to Midrange decks that have strong curves. This is mostly due to Taunt minions having to sacrifice some of their potential stats for their Taunt effect.

3. Key Cards and Crafting for Taunt Quest Warrior

As this is a Quest archetype, Fire Plume's Heart is an essential Legendary needed to be able to play every deck. Additional Legendaries used include Darius Crowley and Baku the Mooneater but their usages varies from deck to deck.

Stonehill Defender and Phantom Militia are two other core cards for the archetype. Their ability to supply multiple Taunt minions towards the completion of the Quest is unrivaled. While other Taunt minions are also used within Quest Warrior, the options are very flexible and not essential to the archetype.

4. ChangeLog

  • 14 Apr. 2018: Archetype updated for the Witchwood expansion.
  • 31 May 2017: Added new guide format for Quest Warrior.
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