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How To: Control Paladin

by Kevin Hovdestad on

Well met! It’s a new month, and that means it’s time for a new How To article on a competitive Hearthstone deck list. This month, I thought it would be interesting to utilize the interesting data that reddit user graviiga compiled from the recent Deck Wars and Prismata Cup finalists – 14 separate professional takes on Control Paladin – and build the ‘common denominator’ deck to take to the ladder. As with all control decks, but especially with Paladin decks, this deck list has a bit of an early game weak spot, exaggerated by anything less than optimal mulligans, so you may find yourself losing to really fast aggro decks if those start to make a separate comeback. You can also use the data from the above post to check out some of the potential replacements or alternatives. As an example, an Ironbeak Owl or Faceless Manipulator were used in lieu

Team DKMR: Twitter | Website | Forums Sponsored by: Hearthstats – Gunnar – 2P – Waypoint – SoulFire Masters Kisstafer here, bringing all you fine folks the DKMR Deck of the Week. This week we’ll be taking a closer look at control Paladin. Control Paladin is known for its slow, steady, juggernaut-like playstyle. The strength of Paladin is in their all-mighty board clears; Equality is the hammer that comes down on the board, crushing the opponent’s minions upon the anvil. When combined with Wild Pyromancer or Consecration, Equality clears the opponents entire board of all minions. Using this as the basis of the deck, Paladin slowly gains card advantage through their efficient removal and powerful board wipes, and then puts a stranglehold on the game by playing legendary minions like Tirion Fordring in the late-game. The deck includes a plethora of heals to prevent itself from being rushed down before it can capitalize on it’s powerful late-game. Deck List 2x Equality: This is

Episode 18: Kolento Pally Kolento Paladin Class: Paladin Paladin (14) Humility Equality x2 Holy Light Aldor Peacekeeper x2 Truesilver Champion x2 Consecration x2 Hammer of Wrath Guardian of Kings Lay on Hands Tirion Fordring Neutral (16) Elven Archer Knife Juggler x2 Wild Pyromancer x2 Harvest Golem x2 Defender of Argus Sen’jin Shieldmasta x2 Azure Drake x2 Harrison Jones Stampeding Kodo Sunwalker x2

Every Friday a legendary member from team DKMR breaks down Don’t Kick My Robot’s “Deck of the Week” . These decks are seeing a lot of play either in constructed ladder or tournaments. Team DKMR explains the deck lists and how to play them. Make sure you check out Don’t Kick My Robot if you want to become a better player or check out their premium services if you would like them to do a 1 on 1 coaching session with you to help you better your game. View past Deck Lists of the Week. Team DKMR: Twitter | Website | Forums Sponsored by: Hearthstats – Gunnar – 2P Brad here bringing you the deck of the week! The one we’re going to be showing you this week is extremely interesting and not a class that you see too much on the ladder. People generally look at this class and not consider it a competitive deck, but ErA came up with a list that does

Some claim Hearthstone is Pay to Win. We believe that’s simply not true. With a little bit of practice and understanding of game mechanics you can easily find success with cheaply made decks. Each Monday we’ll give you a budget deck that you can easily craft with little to no time/effort/gold. Some of these will help you get up in the ranks early on, some may even get you to legendary. Make sure you check all our past budget decks if this one is not to your liking. In this week’s budget deck, I wanted to focus on the new player. You’ve just started Hearthstone and the first thing you should do is go about unlocking all of the basic cards. To do this you need to level up all of the heroes to level 10. Once you do that you have a pretty decent foundation of cards to work with on

 

This is not a new deck list, per se. It actually dates back to November of last year, when I first threw together a Paladin control deck. The point of this deck is relatively simple: survive. If you survive long enough and make intelligent trades, you’ll leave a frustrated, card starved opponent ripe for the picking through cards like Ragnaros, Tirion Fordring, Avenging Wrath, et cetera. The deck 100% relies on you drawing equality. If you don’t, you’ll likely lose. However, with clutch Equality plays and extreme patience, my Paladin control deck can beat out a lot of really tough opponents. Why run this deck? Paladin is not a favored class right now on the ladder. It hasn’t been for a while. Top players believe it’s too slow to deal with aggro, and while it can be, that appraisal’s also a bit dated, as I’ll discuss below. It’s also super reliant

For a hero that just doesn’t fit the meta of Ranked Play these days, Uther has not really been high on anyone’s friends list. (We still love you in the Arena though, buddy!) Community Manager Zeriyah must have been feeling a little sorry for the guy, as she decided to shine the spotlight directly on him for her latest hero highlight blog. Continuing from a series that saw a short hiatus amidst all of the exciting game-related news, Zeriyah returns with an entry full of lore and back story to help those of you who may be unfamiliar with this holy knight feel a little more attached to him as you battle out your next matches. Below is a short excerpt from the blog, which you can find in full right here: The legendary Uther Lightbringer was the first Paladin of the Knights of the Silver Hand and a champion of the Light,

The second class card for Hearthstone’s upcoming Adventure Pack Curse of Naxxramas was revealed late last night on the official Hearthstone Twitter account. Uther will, predictably, draw upon the light to bring down vengeance on those who dare stand against his allies. While the Druid Poison Seeds card raised a lot of eyebrows and immediately had individuals clamoring ‘OP! OP!’ across various social media outlets, Avenge is certainly a bit more low key. Given that secrets can no longer be activated on your turn, this card’s worth automatically seems somewhat diminished. It feels safe to assume that this buff will be random, unless you’ll be allowed to choose on your opponent’s turn. That sort of functionality does not exist presently, so I’d be surprised if that ends up being the case. There’s some interesting synergy between this and area of effect spells. Assuming an opponent believes you’re running this, it might

 

Blessing of Removal

by Twizz on

Here’s what I’d like you to do:  Take a look at the card list below and tell me (other than the drop you get in your stomach when some of them are played) what they all have in common. Cairne Bloodhoof Hogger Malygos The Black Knight Ysera Cabal Shadow Priest Abomination Ancient Watcher Arcane Golem Argent Commander Azure Drake Gadgetzan Auctioneer Injured Blademaster Kirin Tor Mage Master of Disguise Sunwalker Twilight Drake Dark Iron Dwarf Druid of the Claw Silver Hand Knight Spellbreaker Spiteful Smith Windfury Harpy Archmage Chillwind Yeti Darkscale Healer Kor’kron Elite Misha Ogre Magi Nightblade Houndmaster Stormpike Commando Huffer That’s a pretty impressive list honestly.  There are actually a few more but these seem to be the ones that come around at the MOST inopportune time.  It’s late in the game, other minions have been dealt with and you’re close to top decking every turn.  We’ve all

It all started with a message. … Brian (Twizz from KCDKMR) shot me a message telling me that he had a cool deck he’d been working on; he mentioned that he built it to crush aggro decks like Warlock Zoo and Hunter Combo/Faceroll and had skewed the deck in that direction. He also said that he’d been having issues with slower decks, the midrange and control decks. He asked if I could give the deck a good once over, play it some, and we’d talk about it and see if we could find a way ahead. The initial list he sent to me was very anti-aggro; I mean, I had a hard time seeing how a hunter deck could hope to succeed. Holy Light, Earthen-Ring Farseer, Guardian of Kings, Defender of Argus, Abomination, Sunwalker… It was an aggro player’s worst nightmare! The original list (for reference; this is not the