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Tempo Warrior Archetype Guide

Last updated on Feb 07, 2018 at 17:06 by Kat 4 comments

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Tempo Warrior is an archetype that takes the best parts of Aggro Warrior and Control Warrior archetypes and combine them into a Midrange style.

Tempo Warrior aims to pressure opponents with powerful Midrange cards like Frothing Berserker and Kor'kron Elite while Acolyte of Pain, Armorsmith, Battle Rage and Whirlwind effects to create a solid flow of Armor and card draw to keep up sustained pressure on opponents for long periods of time.

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

This Tempo Warrior Deck is a well-rounded build of Tempo Warrior. It uses a good balance of strong minions and spells to put it in a good position for all matchups. This version aims to play a solid curve of minions from 1 Mana all the up to its big threats, The Lich King and Grommash Hellscream.

1. Aim of Tempo Warrior

Tempo Warrior aims use the many Whirlwind effects available in the Warrior class to create large amounts of tempo to overpower opponents. The Whirlwind effects can be used to clear opponents boards while also activating many powerful Warrior cards such as Acolyte of Pain, Frothing Berserker, and Battle Rage. The combination of card draw and board clears allows a constant stream of minions to be played to keep pressure on opponents while not having worry about card advantage.

2. Tempo Warrior Strengths and Weaknesses

Tempo Warrior is very well positioned to take on Aggro decks, the combination of Whirlwind effects and weapons keeps the board under control while having the minions available to put on strong counter-pressure.

Tempo Warrior is particularly weak against decks that have good removal tools for controlling the board. If no minions are able to stick to the board, then Battle Rage cannot be utilised which results in rapidly running out of cards, which is almost impossible to recover from as Tempo Warrior.

3. Key Cards and Crafting for Tempo Warrior

Although they are only common cards, the most important 3 cards for Tempo Warrior are Armorsmith, Acolyte of Pain, and Battle Rage. The combination of cards provides the necessary card draw and sustain needed to needed for most games.

In order to the aforementioned cards to be utilised, many Whirlwind effects are also required. While there are many choices available, the strongest and most common cards used to fill this role are Ravaging Ghoul and Blood Razor.

The remaining cards in Tempo Warrior are very flexible and are usually overall strong cards. Frothing Berserker and Kor'kron Elite are commonly used mid-game cards and highly recommended in addition to Grommash Hellscream as a powerful finisher to synergise with the many Whirlwind effects.

4. ChangeLog

  • 15 Aug. 2017: Tempo Warrior Archetype added.
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