Jade Druid Deck List Guide (August 2017, Frozen Throne) – Season 41

Our Jade Druid guide for the Knights of the Frozen Throne meta will take you through Mulligans, Gameplay, Substitutions, and Combos!

Jade Druid is an especially strong deck against slower decks because the longer the game goes the more powerful their Jade Golems become. The problem for Jade Druid currently is getting beaten in the early game, and due to the current aggressive meta makes this deck harder to play at times. While the deck isn’t top tier, it can still do amazing things given the right draw.

The deck has gotten some help with the addition of Knights of the Frozen Throne with the addition of Spreading Plague, Malfurion the Pestilent, and Ultimate Infestation.

Spreading Plague gives the deck a much needed way to stave off aggressive board spreading decks. This allows for extra turns which means more ability to develop Jade minions. It also means your opponent is going to actively gamble on whether or not you have the card in your hand. They might not be able to be as aggressive as they want to be, which again allows you to get into the later turns.

Malfurion the Pestilent is one of the standout Death Knight Hero cards early on in the release of the Frozen Throne expansion. It combines instant board presence with a great flexible Hero Power. It’s also very solid against combo decks due to the ability to get over 30 Health with the armor. Fandral Staghelm works with the Battlecry and the Hero Power.

The biggest addition to the deck is likely Ultimate Infestation. It is a huge swing turn for the deck that allows you to remove a minion, refill your hand, gain life, and develop a board. It’s the ultimate late game card that can instantly get you back into the thick of things.

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Update – Knights of the Frozen Throne (KFT) Jade Druid August 2017, Season 41

It looks like Druid is currently the big winner of the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion. Jade Druid got three new cards to work with, and they have increased the power of this already high tier deck. I’ve added a tech card section below, as well as updated the list a bit.

What is the Jade Golem Mechanic?

If you haven’t been following Hearthstone very closely then you might be a bit confused by the Jade Golem mechanic. This an exclusive mechanic to the Jade Lotus gang from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan which is made up of the Druid, Rogue, and Shaman classes. Each time a Jade Golem is summoned by a card, the following Jade Golem will be +1/+1 stronger. It also increases in mana cost by one all the way up to ten. While the increase in mana stops at ten, the increase in attack and health does not. You can probably now tell that if you start spawning a lot of Jade Golems they can get out of hand pretty quickly.

Frozen Throne (KFT) Jade Druid Mulligan Guide and Strategy

You are looking for your ramp cards to start building your mana towards the late game. InnervateWild Growth, and Jade Blossom are your targets. I probably wouldn’t keep Jade Idol because it isn’t doing you a ton of favors in the early game. People are going to tend to want to pressure your deck, but if you know you’re in for a slower battle you should consider keeping Nourish or even Gadgetzan Auctioneer if you already have ramp cards in your hand.

Frozen Throne (KFT) Jade Druid Win Rates

Winrates provided by Metastats

Frozen Throne (KFT) Jade Druid Play Strategy

Most games you are just looking to ramp up in the early turns. If you are against aggro, then you are looking to remove minions with Wrath while hopefully ramping up. Every turn you can force your opponent to play sub-optimally is better for you. There will be times when you’ll have to throw down Fandral Staghelm on the board against aggro to stop some of the bleeding, but generally you’ll at least want to get one effect from him. This is especially the case in control matchups where you can afford to save him for the later turns.

Spreading Plague is a great help against aggressive decks. They’ll have to either decide to play around it and not extend their board or risk playing into it and giving you a potentially full board. Most aggro decks will have no choice but to chip away down your taunts which helps weak their board for a potential Swipe.

Jade Behemoth and Primordial Drake can also be your saviors against aggro decks which is why it’s so important ramp early. If you have the option to save an Innervate for one of these cards against aggro then it’s best to take it.

The Black Knight has been seeing more playing due to a heavy increase in Taunt minions like the The Lich King which is being played in many decks. TBK is particularly good in Druid because the class has little in the way of minion removal.

Once you start hitting the later turns this is when the deck starts really getting powerful. You can start cycling with Jade Idol and Gadgetzan Auctioneer, you’ll be able to have turns where you drop multiple Jade Golems on the board, and Nourish will help replenish your hand if you end up having to top deck (this is especially great when combined with Fandral Staghelm).

Late in the game if you are behind or looking to close is when Malfurion the Pestilent and Ultimate Infestation come in handy. Malfurion is extremely flexible in potentially giving you the ability to take out problematic minions or helps protect you wand gives you health via the armor. Ultimate Infestation is an extremely powerful card which can completely swing the game back in your favor or helps replenish your hand and allow you to eventually close out your opponent.

Frozen Throne (KFT) Jade Druid Tech Cards

Jade Druid is currently one of the top decks in the meta right now, and there’s a lot of cards going in and out of the deck. Here’s a list of cards you can consider adding to your list depending on your meta.

  • Kun the Forgotten King – A great way to reload after a potential board clear, or in some fringe cases can gain you health when you are in dire need.
  • Primordial Drake – Could be in the main list, it’s a way to sweep boards against decks like Aggro Druid which is a bad matchup for Jade Druid. The card can help sure up some of your weaker matchups which other than Aggro Druid are Murloc Paladin and Pirate Warrior.
  • Big Game Hunter – One of Druid’s big weaknesses is removal. Big Game Hunter helps against cards like The Lich King, Y’Shaarj (Big Druid/Priest), and can take down opposing big jades.
  • Earthen Scales – This card is a lot better when you are running Gadgetzan Auctioneer, and it’s a great way to gain some health if you are behind in a game against an aggressive or combo deck.
  • Mind Control Tech – Another card that helps your Aggro Druid matchup, and even works against other Jade Druid decks.
  • Gadgetzan Auctioneer – Not nearly as necessary because you can refill your hand with Ultimate Infestation, but when you pair with Innervate, Jade Idol, and potentially Earthen Scales it can be a great draw engine.
  • Spellbreaker – Great for shutting down problematic minions and bypassing taunt minions for lethal.
  • Mire Keeper – Comes in and out of the deck. A nice way to ramp in the early game, but is pretty dead in the late game.

Frozen Throne (KFT) Jade Druid Card Substitutions

  • Aya Blackpaw – A very strong card that provides tremendous value in the late game. An Ancient of War or Dark Arakkoa are workable replacements. If you have The Lich King he can work in this deck as well.
  • Fandral Staghelm – I would absolutely craft Fandral. Same replacements as above.
  • The Black Knight – This is more of a tech card so you don’t necessarily need him. A card like Spellbreaker could work, or Earthen Scales is often an option for this deck and strengthens Gadgetzan. Feral Rage has also seen play in this deck.
  • Ultimate Infestation – An absolutely powerhouse of a card and should be crafted if you are attempt to play Druid seriously. There’s no real direct replacement, but you could just throw in Tar Creeper to fill in the spot.
  • Primordial Drake – A powerful later game taunt. You can use Ancient of War as a replacement or another large taunt/minion.
  • Malfurion the Pestilent – Early on in the expansion he’s appearing to be one of the best new Death Knight Hero cards. The Lich King can fill the spot, or you can go with a second Primordial Drake.

Frozen Throne (KFT) Jade Druid Combos and Synergies

Fandral Staghelm and all of the Choose One cards in your deck are amazing. Nourish is fantastic with this card as well as Jade Idol and Wrath. This also now works with Malfurion the Pestilent’s initial Battlecry and his Hero Power. Blizzard has also changed how Wrath works with Fandral, it now does the damage separately instead of all at once. This can be semi-problematic against minions that have a damage trigger, or can help you kill a minion you wouldn’t have been able to before with Spell Power.

Gadgetzan Auctioneer is obviously great with all of your spells for chaining draws together. He can be especially good when you’ve got a few Jade Idol cards in your deck and you can start pumping out the Golems.

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Discuss This Deck
  1. Nenodox
    August 23, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Do you guys think its a smart idea to disenchant uther DK to craft some of the cards for this deck? I got a golden one from packs and i im almost sure it wont see any play except in like a exodia paladin deck.Thanks in advance 😛

  2. PandaWolf525
    August 21, 2017 at 2:04 am

    This deck is great and I’ve loved playing Jade Druid since it came out. But sadly like everything it all comes down your luck with draw and the RNG that is Blizzard. When i first made this updated JDD I won my first 7 games with it. Then proceeded to lose my next 10 because of bad draws and muligans. The only reason anyone can make it anywhere in ranked in this game is because you got lucky. we all know that is the reason why because no deck is perfect and since half of this game is luck that is the only reason. I still like this more then other games and this is one of the few decks that does not rely on RNG to help you but when your card draw/muligans are horrible you feel like jsut giving up and not playing anymore. Just last night and won my first game of the night then lost the next 6. Went from rank 14 from the start of this week down to rank 20 with no stars because of the RNG factor. But still great and and I love it. Just not the RNG of this game. At least fix it so the second player does not have extra mana and a card. I usually lose because of going first and being down that extra mana and card hurts in a deck like this.

    • vibsun
      August 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Except for the fact that if you were rank 14 you can’t go down past 15…so why do I doubt that you went to 20…

      • Mars
        August 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm

        sadly, this site has become inundated with trolls of all kinds.. thank you for pointing that out.. just another example of the trolls that come. some even ask questions just to mess with others heads.. it’s all trolling.

        there’s nothing wrong asking for advice but when you really look at some people’s questions or posts such as that guy’s it’s obvious they don’t actually play.. only come to spread troll butter on anyone willing to be their bread.

  3. Chicrala
    August 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Do you guys think Skulking Geist Jeopardizes this deck changes to win a game?
    It can be really frustrating to encounter one but yet it is not impossible to win.

    • PandaWolf525
      August 21, 2017 at 2:11 am

      It’s an annoying card to go up against and can really bone you over. The main thing is that you have to be careful when your opponent plays Skulking Geist to not draw your self out. I had 4 games in a row were my opponent played it and I ended up losing in the long run because of it.

  4. Cridn
    August 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

    after 11 games i havent used a spreading plague for more than 1 yet! Really ? is it possible that just that card i terrible in jade druid ? i am around rank 2

    • Cridn
      August 20, 2017 at 3:16 am

      Now i the spreading plagues is replaced with a swamp ooze and a spellbreaker.. SO much better i am soon to be legend.. Do that folks 🙂

  5. Jason
    August 19, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Just seems like too much card draw with 2 Ultimate Infestations and an Auctioneer. I run a very similar deck minus the Auctioneer and +Bonemare.

    • Jade
      August 20, 2017 at 9:35 am

      You see, you don’t run Auctioneer for draw like Ultimate Infestation and Nourish. Auctioneer’s role is to keep him until your deck only consists of Jade Idols in the late game. That way you have a turn to draw four Jade Idols and probably play 3-4 incredibly large Jade Golems.

  6. Riceman
    August 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Should i disenchant my Deathstalker Rexxar DK just to craft spreading plague and other druid cards?

    • DogNipple
      August 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Never d/e DK cards

    • Tony12345
      August 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Don’t do it, Hunter might get a crazy powerful card/cards in an upcoming expansion, and then you wouldn’t have that powerful DK card; losing 1600 dust for 400 dust isn’t worth the deal, just complete some quests and buy decks with the gold, then get dust from those

    • Tony12345
      August 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Plus the hunter DK is a blast to play; I would recommend only disenchant a legendary if it is truly truly worthless. Like indisputably so. If it is even medium-possibility good, I’d say keep it

  7. Tethus Smadi
    August 17, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Just played my first 2 games. First, I dropped a Mire keeper on turn 1 and snowballed to victory. Second, I got dropped to 1 hp vs my opponents 30 and top decked the hero card and came back won.

  8. Gixex
    August 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    any replacement for death knight? cba to craft him

    • xRakshasa
      August 16, 2017 at 11:37 am


    • FracksSake
      August 16, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      I used Lich King and it worked great.

  9. Taylor
    August 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I always run out of cards on this deck even though it has a lot of card draw in it. Do you have any recommendations for how to play this deck so that I don’t run out of cards or ideas for spells/ minions I could add that have card draw? Thx

    • TranceGodz
      August 9, 2017 at 3:48 am

      Whenever you use the last Jade Idol in your deck, choose to put 3 more in the deck. This is so you basically never take fatigue damage

    • Jason
      August 19, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Replace the Auctioneer. 2 Ultimate Infestations is all the card draw you’ll need. Add a Bonemare or Lich King.

  10. Ridlin
    August 3, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I was wondering if it would be worth adding a Harrison Jones to the deck for weapon removal. Replace it with an Auctioneer maybe?

    • Taylor
      August 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      If you notice that are going against a lot of weapon users it might be valuable, but I would replace the tar creeper instead of the auctioneer because this deck tends to run out of cards.

  11. Taylor
    July 25, 2017 at 2:42 am

    I just opened a pack with a golden tyrantus and would love to use him. Would tyrantus be a viable addition? If so which card would I replace?
    ty sincerely

    • AgentMango
      July 28, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      No it would not be a good option to play in this deck. Try ramp Druid if you want to try him in it. Even then, Tyrantus just isn’t that great of a card

      • Taylor
        August 7, 2017 at 8:01 pm

        Ok, thanks

  12. ethanos
    July 11, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Thx a bunch for this great deck ! Works pretty well with the current meta.
    One concern, and a temptation though :
    – when it comes to cranking it up a little and innervate a jade spirit or a tar creeper early on, I’m always having doubts. This very strategy won me a couple games, but also made me lose others, coz’ the next cards I drew were not the ones I expected. I haven’t made up my mind yet, my only only rule when I have the possibility to use innervate in the early game is : do I have -at least- one card to play next turn…But, that doesn’t sound very satisfying.
    – As for the temptation, well, I lost a couple games against silence priests, and one vs rogue with an early huge Van Cleef…..and, in those cases, you start thinking about playing a ‘naturalize’ to save the day when needed. Is it a wrong reasoning (losing to your counters is sth you just need to accept), or something that could be interesting ?
    ps: I haven’t tried it yet, I’ve decided to stick to the list for the time being.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • Tim
      July 20, 2017 at 8:00 am

      cut a Drake for yogg and cut a tar cheaper for a stone hill defender…ive tried with 2 defender, and the deck was amazing against mid-range pally and any other mid-range match-up. But the tar creepers are clutch against pirates and murlocs…so I’m at 1 and 1 and I’m happy, lol

  13. korban
    July 9, 2017 at 4:31 am

    this deck is garbage 1W-10 L

    • Th0massn
      July 15, 2017 at 8:24 am

      It’s probably just you my dude this is top tier.

    • Taylor
      July 25, 2017 at 2:44 am

      You must suck to do that bad with such a good deck

      • Taylor
        July 25, 2017 at 2:45 am

        Sorry, that was mean. I just get upset when people blame things when they should be looking for ways to improve

        • Malfurion
          August 16, 2017 at 7:48 am

          Hey, bravo for admitting you went overboard. Even the smallest mistakes are mistakes, so it takes a strong will to admit to them. That’s self-improvement!

  14. abelisable24
    June 14, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Replace both Tar Creepers with Arcane Giants. Increase win rate dramatically!

    • Th0massn
      July 15, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Makes your Aggro match up worse by up to 10%

    • Freakout
      July 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      i changed 2x tar creeper for harrison jones and yogg…im rank 4 actually and im stuck…do you think i should go back with tar or Arcane Giant?

  15. LuKe_AA
    June 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    R.I.P. Control [Class].
    December 2016 – April 2018.

    • Joshua
      June 13, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      isn’t letting me play standard with this exact desk list?

      • Joshua
        June 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        All good, fixed! 🙂

  16. Threatlvlmdnite
    May 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Hey guys,

    I am currently streaming this deck until I get to legend! Today I went from 11-7 in 3 hours.

    I’ve gotten legend with older forms of Jade Druid and find this new variation very fun and competitive against many of the “Tier 1” decks (e.g. Midrange Pally, Murloc Pally, Quest Warrior, Pirate Warrior, Quest Rogue).

    Check out my stream at: https://www.twitch.tv/threatlvlmdnite and feel free to follow if you like it!

    – ThreatLvl

    • urmom
      August 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      11-7 in 3 hours is terrible lol

  17. Bangbang44
    May 11, 2017 at 3:55 am

    to begin the game with this deck …
    where are minions at the begining ???
    against Pirate Warrior …

    i try this one 😉

    and for the moment i win against yours

    • Bueler
      May 29, 2017 at 7:13 am

      This deck is about establishing early tempo with Wild Growth and Jade Blossom. Thus, you’re number one concern is to mulligan for these cards, try to get a mana advantage, and play for value until you’re able to drop an Auctioneer with “at least” 2-3 small spells to get your draws before he dies.

      Like I mentioned before, to be successful with this deck in the current meta, you have to get value out of your early turns and especially around turns 8-9 with your first Auctioneer. I see people make the same few mistakes all the time and lose, because they simply aren’t getting the full value out of their cards.

      Most common examples of what I consider “mistake” plays that cause people to lose:

      – Shuffling a Jade Idol on turn 1 rather than playing it is just not the best value out of that card at that time. The point of this deck is to snowball your Jade Golems as quickly as possible. Since you have two of them, play the first one to get the snowball rolling and shuffle the second one.

      – Another turn 1 play that isn’t always right is playing The Coin in order to use a Wild Growth, but then having to use their hero power on turn 2. If you don’t have a follow up play, it’s just better to pass turn 1, use Wild Growth turn 2 and save The Coin to reach for something worthwhile.

      – On turn 3 I often see people use an Innervate in order to play a Nourish, which essentially defeats the purpose of Nourish. Innervate is such a valuable card that it’s essentially wasted just to draw cards early when at that point in the game you should have 3-4 in hand.

      – Finally, the biggest mistake you can make is playing your first Auctioneer when you can’t get at least 3 draws out of him. Your Auctioneers are the stars of this deck – more so than Fandral, because cycling shuffled Jade Idols is what wins games. Don’t get me wrong, Fandral is awesome, but he isn’t at his fullest potential unless there is already an Auctioneer on the board.

      – Speaking of Fandral, if you can play him early when you have 6-7 mana and 2 Jade idols or a Jade Idol and Jade Blossom, do it. Getting double value out of your Jade cards is what makes this deck win.

  18. Balmain
    May 5, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    This deck is pure cancer atm. Can’t wait to see it disappear.

      May 8, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      I don’t know what rank your at because I haven’t seen one for the last 2 weeks

      • Scott
        July 20, 2017 at 7:42 am

        Totally agree. It’s all I’ve seen climbing r5 to rank 2. Two out of every three games is a damn jade druid. Currently playing a variation of burn mage and simply cannot burn them down due to the insane armour game. The games I’ve won is when I’ve had perfect answers and when they haven’t drawn many jades and/or earthen scales so that I’ve managed to burn them before they can break my block. Absolutely ridiculous deck haha.

        • Bozeema
          August 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

          TBH, Jade Golem’s size should be changed to go up when a Jade Golem dies, rather than when summoned.

          I think even with that change the deck would still be playable, but it would stop the late game 10/10 + 11/11 + 12/12 shenanigans, and also encourage the Druid to trade rather than mindlessly going face every turn.

  19. EdmondDantes
    May 2, 2017 at 2:43 am

    how about 2 arcane giants and tar creepers?

  20. Zarathustra
    April 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I can’t imagine any way to beat silence priest with this deck other than the priest draws really really bad. Something like Mulch is needed..

    • Horserax
      May 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm

      sadly mulch is wild, and naturalise is too bad against too many decks to be included

  21. MrMeme
    April 24, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I was thinking of putting the new Elise over Aya because I dont have Aya

    • XRakshasa
      April 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      If you don´t have Aya i wouldnt recommend you playing this deck, shes really insanely important

  22. Xavier
    April 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Try stonehill for 2 more jade behemoth. Plus stonehill will tempo better than a 4/6 taunt even with 5 mana on turn 4 so you can behemoth turn 5 to spread out on board.

  23. Cokuka
    April 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Substitution for Bloodmage Thalnos please?

    • CD001
      April 18, 2017 at 4:56 am

      I’d recommend crafting Thalnos tbh … he’s not glamorous in any way but he’s just soooo damned useful in so many decks.

  24. Evildevil
    April 13, 2017 at 5:31 am

    What rank can I get with this deck?

    • ParagonRaithen
      April 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      came from 25 to 17 with 1 lose,really big and joyful win strike.
      atm im stuck with quest rogue deck kiddos

  25. Telesto
    April 10, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Anyone can recommand a good replacement card for Thalnos? Not sure if I should go for another draw mechanic or a spell damage.

    • Kurokiba
      April 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      In this meta I just add a Golakka due to pirates. 2 mana as well

  26. MVP
    April 9, 2017 at 11:14 am

    2 AUctioneees 2 greedy in this meta

  27. Clint Aker
    April 8, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    This deck sucks ass in the current standard

    • BlackLightning
      April 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm

      That is very true, since I don’t have Aya (but I do have Fandral), this deck was what I thought was supposedly good. In truth, I’ve never gone even pass Rank 18 with this deck, before Ungoro. AFTER UNGORO THIS DECK IS REALLY REALLY LAME. When everyone else agro elementals and or have absolute ridiculous quests, Jade Druid is just not good enough. After Living Roots rotated out, this deck is in a even more bad shape than before. Hate to say, but Jade Druid is pretty much dead. Hearthstone, Pay to win.

      • Bayson
        April 15, 2017 at 4:25 am

        Ive been playing this at rank 3 and it seems to do well, played against mostly taunt warriors though

      • Josh Reel
        April 28, 2017 at 8:48 am

        I’m top 1000 legend with this deck… not sure why you think it’s bad

  28. MVP
    April 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    whats with the SHell Shifters in the deck?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      April 8, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      It’s a flexible four drop with Fandral synergy that can help against aggro decks.

  29. MeLTY
    March 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    “The 2x Living Roots seems far more common than the 2x Doomsayer version right now. Some versions have also started to include Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End but that’s pretty much personal preference.”

    What card(s) would Yogg replace? Thank’s!

    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      I’d probably cut an Ancient of War.

  30. Linas
    March 14, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    So what ranks are you guys getting with this hand? Im always getting smashed by dragon priest..

  31. Paul
    March 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

    What do you all think about Kun the forgotten king? Got it recently and hate not using it.

  32. Kaos
    March 10, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Replacement for Mulch?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 10, 2017 at 1:34 pm

      Druid of the Claw or if you are desperate for removal you could try Naturalize (it’s not a great card).

      • Kaos
        March 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

        Thank you so much!

    • mikej73
      March 13, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      I replaced mulch with a second Gadgetzan Auctioneer.

  33. AndresRdrgz
    March 9, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Where did Brann go?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      March 10, 2017 at 9:37 am

      He’s been cut from a lot of Jade Druid lists.

  34. DeepThinker
    March 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    -Ancient Of War +Brann Bronzebeard is better ı think.

  35. Naveed
    February 4, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Just wanted to say…. i posted my deck earlier…. but i have swapped out 2 x living roots for 1 x Mark of the wild and 1 x power of the wild…. because this setup enables you to acquire mana v quickly this seems to be offering far more versatility as living roots i am finding is defunct after 3 mana… comment would be appreciate as to why i am wrong as i am v new.

    • Tyler
      March 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Living room is just a good early card for all the aggro going around. Pirate warrior is a good example of this because it’s one of the most popular aggro decks right now. But if your not faceing much aggro then I would probably take 2x power of the wild instead of 1x and 1x mark of the wild. But it all comes down to personal preference.

  36. Naveed
    February 2, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Hi, your guides are absolutely fatastic – as a newcomer to the game and a possible senior citizen at 40 I am trying to build 3 sets to mess around with – this one absolutely fascinates me and I am incredibly confused with what I should pick for my last 4 cards…. here is what I have – if you suggest any changes ill be glad to oblige

    Innervate x 2
    Jade Idol x2
    Living Roots x2
    Doomsayer x1
    Wild Growth x2
    Wrath x2
    Feral Rage x2
    Jade Blossom x2
    Defender Of Argus x1
    Fandral Staghelm x1
    Jade Spirit x2
    Azure Drake x1
    Nourish x2
    G.Auctioneer x2
    Jade Behemoth x2
    Ancient Of War x1
    …… ?
    ……. ?
    …….. ?

    BTW I do not have Aya

    Thanks in Advance

    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 2, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Hey, I’m in my mid-thirties so I know how you feel. I think I would go with 2x Druid of the Claw, 1x Azure Drake… I notice you don’t have Swipe, that’s a pretty important card in the deck. I would cut an Auctioneer and put in 2x Swipe to finish the deck.

      • Naveed
        February 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm

        Thanks alot 🙂

        Enjoy your 30’s they do not last long

        • Evident - Site Admin
          February 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

          No problem, I’ll keep that in mind!

          • Omarian
            March 6, 2017 at 7:07 pm

            I’m 69 and i’m enjoying my favourite game Hearthstone!!!

          • Evident - Site Admin
            March 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm

            Glad to hear it!

  37. Zachariah Zebediah
    January 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    I keep pulling legendaries from this expansion. No Aya yet tho… It sucks, cuz all i play is druid.

    Got any ideas for a Brann replacement?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Raven Idol or Living Roots.

      • Zachariah Zebediah
        January 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

        Appreciate it man. Have a good one.

    • Tarron Bevan
      March 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      i pulled 5 commons in one pack holy sh*t!!!!

  38. A Professional
    January 16, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    I’m a big fan of “Defender of Argus” and “Sunfury Protector”, I would like to fit those into this deck, but what should i remove to fit that. Maybe the “Druid of the Claws”, or should I not even bother with putting those cards in?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 17, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      I’ve seen some lists with Defender of Argus, so I’d consider putting that in.

  39. Cokuka
    January 16, 2017 at 2:52 am

    I think it’s better to run just 1 Doomsayer and keep 1 Living root.
    Is that ok?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 16, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Sounds fine!

  40. Thiagollo
    January 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I will try this deck. But, i dont have Fandral and Aya. Any sugestion to replace them?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      January 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      You could try a second Ancient of War and Living Roots or a second Gadgetzan Auctioneer.

  41. Paska
    December 29, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Worst meta deck atm dont bother even trying. Every aggro deck wins u befofe turn 5

    • Bendy
      January 4, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Decks awesome…you’re doing something wrong!

    • Dark
      January 5, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Just won 9 games in a row with jade druid, including 2 aggro shaman and 1 pirate warrior.

  42. Kerem
    December 19, 2016 at 8:53 am

    replacement for ancient of war?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Dark Arakkoa could work.

    • queifert
      March 9, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Druid of the.. 4/4 chose charge or 2 health and taunt.

  43. HoldtheMayo
    December 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve been running Arcane Giant in mine and it is amazing. In a deck that runs so many spells it just makes sense. 9/10 times I play it for 3 or less.

  44. Anon
    December 12, 2016 at 9:20 am

    What about a second feral rage instead of double idol?..i mean i know that idol can give a lot of value but feral rage really helps against T1 decks of this meta

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 12, 2016 at 9:25 am

      You are probably right, I’m seeing less Raven Idol in these decks lately.

      • Syzygy
        December 13, 2016 at 5:08 pm

        I’ve definitely noticed better results since replacing the Idols with a second Feral Rage and an Acidic Swamp Ooze.

  45. woop woop
    December 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Replacement for raven idols (I know it’s hard)?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Second Feral Rage and Ancient of War.

  46. Anonymous
    December 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    still waiting to see if aya is worth crafting
    meanwhile im playing thaurissan instead of her and yogg instead of aow

    any thoughts about that ?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      I don’t mind the Thaurissan, but I’m not a big fan of Yogg. I’d rather play a second Feral Rage.

      • Voidboy
        January 7, 2017 at 2:54 am

        Is it worth crafting aya black paw.With her I can finish the deck and I have 2500 dust.I mostly play renolock and I only miss jaraxxus can u tell me
        Which is better to invest my dust on ?

        • Evident - Site Admin
          January 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

          If you mostly play Renolock then I would craft Jaraxxus, it’s the better long term craft. Aya Blackpaw is strong in this deck and the Jade Shaman lists, but I think you can play those decks without her.

  47. Opposition
    December 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve been toying around with this deck on ladder. There are a couple of substitutions I made:
    * -1 Brann, + 1 Gadgetzan Auctioneer. Summoning two jade golems is not a game winner, in my opinion, and it’s all that Brann does in this deck. His role in C’Thun decks was understandable — you can’t leave him on the board late game, C’Thun activators had to hit the 10 threshold, there was double ping for 4 with Disciple of C’Thun…none of those interactions exist here. A second Gadgetzan guarantees draws in the mid-game and also a win condition with the infinite Jade Idol combo against control.
    * -1 Jade Behemoth, +1 Thaurissan. I feel like I’m playing Mrgl Pally all over again sometimes…everything in the hand costs 6+ and on turn 10 a 6-drop and hero power doesn’t cut it. Given the amount of ramp in the deck, Thaurissan has slightly less value (because you already have all the mana you need) but creates much more. We’ve all played against the turn 2 Innervate x2 + Thaurissan play and rightly it should be feared. Jade Behemoth, while producing a golem, just isn’t the same level of impact that Thaurissan provides. Also worth noting that Thaurissan essentially has taunt, so unless you need it to protect against lethal, he’ll soak damage midgame from zoo.
    What’s maybe most important about this inclusion is that Thaurissan + the above inclusion of Gadgetzan gives you some unbelievable turns. Fandral + Gadgetzan + free Jade/Raven Idols…the potential there is must more than a single 3-6 taunt offers.
    * -1 Feral Rage, +1 Thalnos. Not so confident on this one, but cycling is good! I usually think if Feral Rage is good enough to include in a deck it should be a two-of. In Malygos druid it makes sense — surviving aggro with +16 hp is helpful, while getting a +8 damage reach against control or midrange. This deck needs to survive, so I’d consider cutting another card to put two copies, or just replace the first copy. I’d be interested to know what others think of Feral Rage in this deck.

  48. chris
    December 4, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Are there any non-smorc decks that are good against this? or am i just going to get rolled with everything else?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 4, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Faster Midrange decks should beat this deck (Midrange Shaman, Tempo Warrior). It has a hard time dealing with early on curve threats.

      • Raphaelfhb
        December 7, 2016 at 8:27 am

        I’m having a hard time against dragon priest

        • Evident - Site Admin
          December 7, 2016 at 8:34 am

          Yeah, Dragon Priest can be tough as well when they are just dropping strong minions every turn.

  49. Peasant
    December 3, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Replacement for Brann?

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 3, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Second Feral Rage.

    • jade mom
      December 4, 2016 at 9:52 am


    • Buddy
      December 5, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      I’ve actually been using starfall over it. We have a problem with AOE and fills that slot as well as spot removal

  50. Money
    December 3, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I was thinking maybe a Yogg would be nice but not sure what to cut…

    • Evident - Site Admin
      December 3, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      I’d probably cut a Jade Spirit.

  51. Kabat
    December 3, 2016 at 11:22 am

    What do you think about playing Arcane Giants in this deck, for having cheap-high stats minions before you have chance to play big Jade Golems?


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