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Last Christmas – A Secret Paladin Deck Guide Before Standard Comes out (by F2K_GameKing)

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Written by @F2K_GameKing

 

Last games before standard format

With the new standard format coming up soon, we will no longer be able to enjoy the Secret-Paladin-Deck. It has been a very powerful deck over a long time and will move to the graveyard with the new format. Let’s take a last view over it, and build some Christmas trees out there.

 

The Decklist

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Mulligan

  • Always keep: Secretkeeper, Knife Juggler, Shielded Minibot, Muster for Battle
  • vs Druid keep: Haunted Creeper,
  • vs Hunter keep: Haunted Creeper,
  • vs Paladin keep: Haunted Creeper,
  • vs Mage keep: Haunted Creeper,
  • vs Priest keep: Keeper of Uldaman
  • vs Rogue keep: Haunted Creeper,
  • vs Shaman keep: Haunted Creeper,
  • vs Warlock keep: Haunted Creeper,
  • vs Warrior keep: Haunted Creeper, Piloted Shredder

Keep Avenge and Noble Sacrifice together with Secretkeeper. Also keep Piloted Shredder with a good cureve already in hand. Keep Mysterious Challenger only with already some early game in hand and vs slow classes.

Some thoughts on some cards

 Secretkeeper: Reminds me of the old Undertaker. Great synergy with your secrets. Keep Avenge and Noble Sacrifice with it in your starting hand.
Argent Protector: Not that often played in Secret-Paladin. You can get insane value when buffing for example Loatheb and trading into your opponents 5/5. You can also look at it, as your 3rd Shielded Minibot in some cases.
Coghammer: Same as Argent Protector, but you may have to gamble if you have more than 1 minion on the board. The 2/3 weapon removes most dangerous minions like Kinifejuggler.
Divine Favor: Can help you when you run out of cards, which can happen when draw a lot of your secrets. Especially good versus decks like Renolock.
Blessing of Kings: Get great value when buffing your Divine Shield minions.
Keeper of Uldaman: Works fine together with Muster for Battle or other 1/1s. Helps you to get rid of Dr. Boom or other big minions.
Mysterious Challenger: Your key-card. Play it as early as possible, so you don’t draw into your secrets. Enjoy the full Christmas tree! 😀

 

 

Replacements

Replace Loatheb with Sludge Belcher.

A good replacement for Dr. Boom or Tirion Fordring is Ragnaros the Firelord.

 

Matchups

You can win versus every deck, but in general your good matchups are: Druid, Zoo, Renolock, Control Warrior and other Paladins.

Your bad matchups are: Frezzemage, Priest and Grumm Patron Warrior.

 

Finishing words

I hope you liked my guide and you can get some wins with this deck on the ladder. For more, follow me at twitter or twitch.


Martin "OtakuMZ" Z.

Real life physician and afterhour card battler. Martin “OtakuMZ” contributes to the Hearthstone team of BlizzPro since late 2015. Additionally, he contributes analytic articles for Hearthstone and Gwent as a member of Fade2Karma and in his collumn on the Gwentlemen site. He is best known for his infographics which can be accessed at a glance at https://www.facebook.com/hsinfographics and https://www.facebook.com/gwentinfographics