This Aggro Druid deck is relatively new to the meta. It still relies heavily on Druid’s combination of late game burst in Force of Nature and Savage Roar, but punishes your opponent faster in the early game to make even a single Savage Roar a lethal proposition. The deck deviates from Midrange Druid in the early game, there’s no Wild Growth and Wrath, and in the late game there’s no Ancient of Lore. Leper Gnome, Druid of the Saber, and Knife Juggler all make appearances in an attempt to push damage early in the game. Your mid-game is also very strong, Piloted Shredder into Fel Reaver is a punishing combo, and we’ll see if Big Game Hunter starts to creep more heavily into the meta because of Reaver.
Aggro Druid Deck List Update – April 2016 (Season 25)
Aggro Druid Mulligan Guide and Strategy
You’re looking for your zeroes, ones, and twos: Innervate, Living Roots, Leper Gnome, Knife Juggler, Darnassus Aspirant, and Druid of the Saber. Keep Shade of Naxxramas if you have a one and a two already. You can keep a four drop (Piloted Shredder, and Keeper of the Grove) if you have a one and two and you’re on coin.
Aggro Druid Tech Cards
You will see some Aggro Druid decks running Mounted Raptor instead of Shade of Naxxramas. Shade can be a huge threat, and is usually pretty hard to deal with on turn 3, but beware of playing into AOE like Consecration and Holy Nova. You could potentially slip in a Loatheb which would help finish games off and allow your board to stay intact for a turn.
Aggro Druid Card Substitutions (Replacements)
Keep in mind that replacements for cards are rarely ever going to be perfect. It’s usually easiest to try and come close to what the card accomplishes, or double up an already existing card in the deck.
- Fel Reaver: A lot of people seem to hate Fel Reaver, but it’s a very strong card in this deck and is hard to replace. Yes, there are times when it can lose you a game, but those times are far outweighed by how often it WINS you games. Ancient Shade is an okay-ish, replacement. The 4-health is really where it fails to measure up to Fel Reaver. Savage Combatant is another potential option, but you’ll really lack in real threats.
- Sir Finley Mrrgglton: This is a pretty solid card in the deck, but you could get away with a Flame Juggler or something low cost and aggressive.
Aggro Druid Combos and Synergies
The Druid combo is very important here, but Savage Roar is such a standout in this deck. Just having a few minions on board is very threatening to your opponent because of it.