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Hearthstone Update: Patron Warrior is retired

It is official – Patron Warrior is being retired! On Saturday, needing just two wins, I hit my goal of 500 wins. Thank goodness. I was burned out on this deck.

With hitting the golden warrior level, I decided I needed to try and push another hero to 500 wins. I think this time I am going to do Paladin. Mostly, I will do this with Secret Paladin unless something better comes along.

So, for tracking sake, I am at 42 wins. That’s a long way to go to 500 but I am optimistic.

I want to try and avoid burnout so I think I will build another deck to break up the monotony.  And, going against everything I have said, I think I am going to build a Warlock deck. No, not a RenoLock deck, that would be heresy. #banReno

I think the Warlock deck I want to build is the one being used by Pro Player, Tars, of France.

Tars’ deck is a ZooLock deck. It reminds me of the Zoo-type decks in Magic: The Gathering, which I enjoy.

Here is the decklist

 ZooLock by Tars

Power Overwhelming x2

Flame Imp x 2

Voidwalker x 2

Curse of Rafaam x 1

Dark Peddler x 2

Imp Gang Boss x 2

Void Terror x 1

Imp-losion x 2

Doomguard x 2

Abusive sergeant x 2

Dire Wolf Alpha x 1

Haunted Creeper x 2

Ironbeak Owl x 1

Knife Juggler x 2

Nerubian Egg x 2

Brann Bronzebeard x 1

Defender of Argus x 2422

Loatheb x 1

513I want to point out this is one of the few decks not cramming in a Dr. Boom. I am ok with that.

For the most part, this deck is just packed full of quality creatures with quality spells mixed in. Having faced this deck archetype a few times, I know the potential. It should be fun!

I noticed that Knife Juggler and Leper Gnome are being reviewed for possible nerfing. I am not at all surprised by Knife Juggler. That’s a card that can absolutely take over a game. I am surprised, however, by Leper Gnome. I think the card is good, but don’t think it is too powerful. What do you think?



Patrick Cossel is the publisher of The Forge Herald. He can be reached via email at pcossel@gmail.com or on Twitter @pcossel




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