Kolento’s N’Zoth Paladin – Season 27, June 2016

Class: Paladin - Format: kraken - Type: control - Season: season-25 - Style: ladder - Meta Deck: N'Zoth Paladin

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It’s looking like this type of list is going to be a mainstay of the ladder for the time being. It holds off the opponent during the early game, aggressively heals you back up with Forbidden Healing and Ragnaros, Lightlord and finishes the opponent with large minions and board from N'Zoth, The Corruptor.

Update 3: -1 Humility, +1 Acidic Swamp Ooze, +2 Loot Hoarder, +1 Rallying Blade, -1 Acolyte of Pain, -1 Keeper of Uldaman, -1 Twilight Summoner, -1 Eadric the Pure

Update 2: +2 Humility, +2 Stampeding Kodo, +1 Eadric the Pure, +1 Ragnaros the Firelord, -1 Acidic Swamp Ooze, -1 Harvest Golem, -1 Keeper of Uldaman, -1 Twilight Summoner, -1 Solemn Vigil, -1 Lay on Hands

Update: +1 Acidic Swamp Ooze, +1 Harvest Golem, +1 Cairne Bloodhoof, -2 Loot Hoarder, -1 Corrupted Healbot

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  1. Anonymous
    September 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Not understanding rallying blade. Guessing it’s just for the stats.

  2. Ymirhen
    August 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

    With the new adventure, do you think paladin has a chance to get more competitive? Like, from tier 2-3 to tier 1 straight? Or does the new patch not helpful to us in constructed?

  3. Lucasboleli
    August 1, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    -1 ooze +1 harrison

    do i loose that much early presence ?

  4. Kai
    July 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I have a hard time winning n zoth prist with this deck is tat any way to overcome it?

  5. C9
    June 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I thing this deck needs more large death rattles (not counting loot hoarders because doesn’t really provide much board) because the really high value legendary death rattles can be removed without killing them in a lot of classes. Also, never really got lightlord or sylvanas so which would be better to craft.

    • Jonathan Zeferino
      July 4, 2016 at 11:23 am

      I think you should craft sylvanas only because it is used a lot in other decks. I’m missing lightlord as well but thats my next legendary to craft.

  6. Luxoway
    June 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Either hunter is a bad matchup for this deck or my opponents don’t know how to play, but I keep seeing this deck and squashing it.

  7. Sayn0thing
    June 14, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Question. Why Rallying Blade? Nothing has divine shield. Just cos it’s a cheap weapon?

    • GreggSauce
      June 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      I’m actually running the deck with an argent protector and rallying blade and i like it. now the “combo” of both of them together doesn’t happen very often, but both cards are fine on their own.

      you run rallying blade to have an early answer to 3 hp minions, which are a bit more prevalent now imo. it will also pressure hunter a bit more since you can eliminate the small minions they may houndmaster on turn 4.

      I really don’t like not having 2 aco or 2 solemn, so i don’t even run the loot hoarders but I think a few of these cards can all be shuffled around as long as you keep the core relatively intact. the taunt tauren is so worth though, already he’s helped me stabilize multiple times i’m hovering between rank 3-7 depending on what decks i’m playing.

    • Hunter Clarkin
      June 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Rallying blade in this deck is kind of like how there are some hunter decks running little to no secrets, and yet they still have an Eaglehorn bow. It’s just a decent weapon that can be played in the early game by itself, or it can be played with Tirion if he manages to keep divine shield for a turn.

  8. RawBeef
    June 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm


    • Curtanese
      June 14, 2016 at 3:09 am

      Eadric has been taken out of this deck πŸ™‚

  9. Tremere
    May 13, 2016 at 1:44 am

    What I don’t understand about this archetype is – what the hell do you do against control warrior. They can easily deal with your minions one at the time with all of their removal and gorehowl. And they just need to save one brawl for your nzoth. You can’t really rush him down, non of your minions are high attack creatures except Rag. Can someone explain what is the win condition in this match up?

    • lokiklt
      May 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      I”m running into the same problems with this type of deck not sure there is an answer but i have added a Chillmaw to my deck it gives it a little more punch and another taunt when i throw down N’zoth.

    • bolten
      May 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      this is why i feel like the list needs justicar trueheart with this you can slowly grind the warriors out with endless derps they can only easly clear a few times then they just kinda die to it

    • shiang
      June 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

      um n’zoth? wrecks control warriors. Brawl? all minions have deathrattle.

      • Stewbacca
        June 17, 2016 at 7:18 am

        I think he means double brawl. Save your brawl until nzoth hits, then use your second brawl to clean up the replacements.

  10. FRE3DOM
    May 12, 2016 at 11:36 am

    So I’m finding that people are anticipating N’Zoth with this style deck now – and I am getting punished by Shaman / Priest / Mage when they save their Hex / Entomb / Polymorph for key dethrattle cards. Does any one have any strategies to avoid this? There is not much bait for them to blow those spells early.

  11. Lucao
    May 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I don’t know if I’m starting learn how to play with this deck, or the Ragnaros the Firelord made a huge diference, cause now my winrate with this deck are similar to my old secret paladin!

  12. Kaiman
    May 12, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Edric? Replace for him?

  13. Popolski
    May 12, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Hi !

    Is Enter the Coliseum a good replacement for Eadric the Pure ? I’ve disenchant him not long ago and I’m not sure it’s worth recrafting him…

    • Evident - Author
      May 12, 2016 at 7:42 am

      I’ve seen some lists playing Enter the Coliseum, might be worth exploring.

  14. Leonardo Figueira Correia
    May 9, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Why not using Emperor Thaurissan?
    I didnt want to use the twilight summoners, so I replaced them for thaurisan and harrison jones. ItΒ΄s working well so on.

  15. otori88
    May 6, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Often find myself with dead draw cards in late game vs control or mirror. Switched out one Acolyte for Elise, workes great. Nice body for turn 4 with a nice monkey play late after N’zoth. What do you think?

  16. FRE3DOM
    May 6, 2016 at 9:29 am

    What’s the word on, Twilight Summoner? Does it seem promising enough to craft?

    • Evident - Author
      May 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

      It might become more clear after the Dreamhack tournament, I’m not positive on what the correct deck choice is right now.

      • Huck
        May 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

        After dream hack, what’s your opinion?

        • Evident - Author
          May 12, 2016 at 9:42 am

          I wouldn’t craft it if you were short on dust. Chakki’s version didn’t run it at all, and Kolento has cut it down to one.

  17. Kreyos
    May 6, 2016 at 7:53 am

    What about replace 1 acolyte and 1 solemn vigil for 1 humilty and 1 stamp kodo?

  18. Zanon
    May 6, 2016 at 7:19 am

    neither got cairne or the summoners, ant good replacement evident?

    • Evident - Author
      May 6, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Corrupted Healbot and a second Harvest Golem can replace those cards.

  19. Zanon
    May 6, 2016 at 7:10 am

    No more healbots? how does that work?

  20. Lance
    May 6, 2016 at 4:21 am

    Evident how do you think this one compares to the control pally deck running humility and no twilight summoners

    • Evident - Author
      May 6, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Tough to say, I’d try it without if you don’t have them yet (I wouldn’t craft them if you’re on a tight dust budget).

      • Lance
        May 6, 2016 at 7:37 am

        I have both summoners. I am running humility control pally right now and I have to say Humility alone has saved me games.

        Given that I have pretty much every card in the new set would you run the humility version or this one? I also crafted Cairne for the build as well.

        • Evident - Author
          May 6, 2016 at 9:39 am

          I’m not sure which version is better, it’ll hopefully be more clear after the upcoming tournaments.

  21. jddragon
    May 5, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Evident, do you think this is a meta-defining deck ? With 11.000+ dust to make it, it seems to me like a new “golden” control deck (like control warrior). Is is so strong ?

    • Evident - Author
      May 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      It’s strong and probably going to be around, but I’m not ready to call it a meta-defining deck.

  22. hook
    May 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    this deck is weak against priest

  23. George
    May 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Corrupted healbot and solemn vigil replacements???

    • Evident - Author
      May 5, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Replacing Solemn Vigil is pretty tough, I don’t have any great recommendations, but Loot Hoarder is an option. Corrupted Healbot isn’t in the deck anymore (I think you commented before I updated it).

  24. Taylor
    May 4, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Any thoughts here on substituting Harrison Jones in for Ooze? Paladin can always do for some extra draw, but not sure if he’s too slow.

  25. Sieglein
    May 4, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Reached rank 9 with aggro shaman, so I decided to craft this deck. Well, now I’m at rank 17. Control Warriors are unbeatable, but it’s really hard to beat Priests, Renolocks and Rogues too. I can only win against zoolocks, druids, mages and other Paladins. Where I am wrong?

    • cargo
      May 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      aggro shaman no need skill

    • coffee
      May 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      That’s tells a lot… πŸ˜‰

      And like… I have no idea how you loose vs control warriors with nzoth paladin. I have 100% winrate, and i’m watching streams in that 20min, cause I know the outcome after 5 min.

      • Kraftwerks
        May 5, 2016 at 6:03 am

        im a control warrior player and i have 100% win rate against n’znoth pally, if u play 2 brawls and/or deathwing u just soak up the damage, clear the board, double brawl after n’zoth, and watch the pally die to fatigue.

    • DylingLight
      May 5, 2016 at 6:36 am

      won against control priests. just the way you play your cards

      • DylingLight
        May 5, 2016 at 6:37 am

        control warrior sorry.

    • Supermanzo
      May 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Mastering this deck is difficult. I myself, being 3 times legend, dropped 2 ranks at first trying to use it. After some practice i could understand better the mechanics and get good results. I am writing after beating a control warrior. Just swarm the board of 1/1 tokens and 1/1 deathrattle before possible brawl. He will never play 2 brawls or he will lose for sure after nzoth play. Play harvest, cairne and also 1 pyro to push damage whenever possible. He will be forced to use removal and leave a free slot to tyrion, ragnaros lightlord, sylv, to get value. If u force him to brawl 2 times, use all removals, and so on, u will win 100%. With priest is very hard due to entomb, u should try to force him to entomb something else than sylv and tyrion. if u accomplish to do so u can win. Rogue is very hard, try to keep the board cleen to avoid value from raptors, and get a good value turn with wild pyro+equality (if u manage to do wild pyro + equality and sylvanas at 10 it could win u the game) Renolock looses if he uses twisting nether before n’zoth, of if after using it he has nothing else to handle 5/5s and 2nd cairne (i won this morning with it like this). Hope this is helpful.

      • Sieglein
        May 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

        Thank you for your answer and your tips. Against Renolock and Rogue I can actually win some games, but against CW is always a pain, I try to do what you wrote but they know how to play against N’Zoth, so it’s really hard. I watched some Kolento stream to learn something, but he lost against CW too πŸ˜€

        • Supermanzo
          May 6, 2016 at 12:33 am

          Yes, it is an unfavourable matchup, keep truesilvers for the new 2/6 taunts, that card has to get the lowest value as possible, getting good value out of creatures to save removals is what makes the warrior win 100%, if u manage to make him use removals on low value targets u can steal some games. Trump has justicar in list to give him an edge against CW, being hero power crtiical in that matchup.

    • thascout1
      May 12, 2016 at 5:48 am

      This deck got me rank 4 this season and has been working wonders for me on ladder. It has very few poor match ups and I’m surprised you are losing to control warrior because that should always be a match up in your favor. I would watch other people play this deck if you want to get better at it and maybe think about your plays more instead of playing your turns in like 10 seconds.

  26. Halo
    May 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I know it’s going to be hard to replace, but what should i use instead of doomsayer? (saving up for it) currently i’m using truesilver champion

    • Halo
      May 3, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      whoops i mean sacrificex2 (was adding truesilver into the deck as i typed this comment)

      • Halo
        May 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm

        actually i decided to add one sacrifice and one blood knight to replace it (let me know if theres better options) because majority of the deck currently has at least one divine shield (4/2 cthun’s chosen or 1/1 argent squire)

  27. MikhailMKZ
    May 3, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Corrupted Healbot, Solemn Vigil and Twillight Summoner replacements?

  28. Stenarn
    May 3, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Is Ragnaros, Lightloard replaceable in this type of deck?

  29. Pint0
    May 3, 2016 at 1:52 am

    What di you think about an Abomination ?

    • Evident - Author
      May 3, 2016 at 8:02 am

      It’s worth exploring, but Abomination is generally looked at as a pretty bad card.

  30. Lucao
    May 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Hex, Polymorph and Entomb, destroys this deck completely

    • Deece
      May 2, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      This is exceptionally untrue.

    • Zanon
      May 2, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      All the shammy is aggro so hex isn t that common. Poly is in freeze mage and they usually run 1 copy of it. And priest is uncommon on ladder

    • Zanon
      May 3, 2016 at 12:07 am

      Just crafted the deck and played one game with it. I ran into a cthun priest. With 2 entombs. Who ended up with a loss? Him. Period. Can t wait for a shaman with hex and a freeze mage with poly

      • Bearded Atheist
        May 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm

        You can not possibly play one game with this deck and assume you know it’s “glaring” weakness. There are more then enough big threats in this deck to out pace two entombs, two hexs, or two polymorphs. You need to learn how to play thsi style of deck. Baiting out significant removal, or dropping them in a row against certain decks that can’t handle that (priest) allows you to get the advantage. This is a very slow methodical deck that gets punished by bad plays. So far it’s working extremely well for me, but i added Rag, fire Lord and Cairne for the acolytes, as i have too many games that go to fatigue, and end up with dead card draw cards.
        This is an exceptionally good deck.

        • Zanon
          May 4, 2016 at 12:13 am

          Indeed i was quite over my head saying that. One game wouldn t prove anything. I found that LoH was the over kill, mostly when i was going up against control decks, any thoughts on that? Still the deck plays out amazingly well but it.s really hard to play

  31. Tjay
    May 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    In Love with the deck 6-0 so far good stuff

  32. Ramon
    May 2, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    replacement for ragnaros?

  33. FRE3DOM
    May 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    replacement for SOLEMN VIGIL ?

  34. Mizmata
    May 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Is the deck playable without Twilight Summoners? If so what are the replacements?

  35. Emanuele
    May 1, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I removed 2 hoarder and added 1 bgh and elise…nzot won’t kill me anymore for fatigue

  36. BradTheBad
    May 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    i know this question may seem stupid but i spent all my dust on gold c’thin (sugoi)what do i replace lay on hands and Tirion Fordring with?

    • Evident - Author
      May 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      You could maybe go second Corrupted Healbot or Infested Tauren for Lay on Hands. There’s no real replacement for Tirion, that card is very important for this deck.

  37. Zanon
    May 1, 2016 at 2:58 am

    is this worth crarfting? i stored up to 7000 dust to get a nice control deck going in wotg but is this worth it in the longrun? help

    • Zanon
      May 1, 2016 at 3:30 am

      Evident your advice would much appreciated

      • Evident - Author
        May 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

        I think the bulk of this list is very solid, but I would consider holding back on crafting the Twilight Summoner as I’m not positive it will make the final list. I would try doubling up Corrupted Healbot and add an Infested Tauren and wait to see if Twilight Summoner makes the final cut.

        • Zanon
          May 2, 2016 at 3:33 am

          Exactly my thoughts with Twilight Summoner! But except that, this control paladin deck actually works? Like control warror used to work in the old meta, holding off aggro and challenging control decks? I m not yet sure if it s meta…

          • Evident - Author
            May 2, 2016 at 6:33 am

            It seems to be pretty strong. It did well at the MSI tournament over the weekend.

    • Livermorium
      May 2, 2016 at 2:15 am

      It’s worth, but i think the twilight summoner is too slow. So i would craft the cards because most of them see plays anyways πŸ™‚ (bad english feelsbadman)

    • Deece
      May 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      A lot of the cards in this deck are either pally control staples, or reusable in nzoth builds in other classes.
      I like this deck a lot.
      And I think the cards will see play in other decks. So it’s safe to craft these.

  38. RingozwenY
    May 1, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Mulligans for this deck?

  39. Althronondor
    April 30, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    This list is phenomenal – keep it the way it is. I tilted down to rank 4 today from rank 1 with zoo, and hit legend (for the first time ever! eff yes!) with this deck with 2.5 hours to spare. Don’t listen to the people talking about how twilight summoner is bad, or that you need cairne. Cairne is bad. Twilight summoners are amazingly good. The miser’s corrupted healbot is amazingly good. Trust kolento.

  40. Edthewolf
    April 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Twilight sucks , use thalnos and chillmaw instead amazing.

    • lagaristis
      May 2, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Man twilight is the best card it is a clear field card that can be used both on mid game and on late game with he is too strong and difficult to deal without silence
      …On the other hand thalnos can only possibly boost the conversation and let you draw just a card …so the first effect is not good .in this deck …but for the second effect that is: the card draw you have 2 hoarders and 2 of the 1/3 guy that lets you draw so many cards ..in adittion thalnos if he came.with n zoth he would be a total waste because drawing cards in that late game would be terrible but the board clearer is just too strong for late and mid game ,as for chillmaw ..,well chillmaw is just too slow …it cant be used on this deck ….it has more things to deal with rather than playing chillmaw

  41. Follower
    April 30, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    the game has become so boring these dayz

  42. lagaristis
    April 30, 2016 at 5:28 am

    I preferred cairne bloodhoof I have built something like this I don’t agree with 3 to 4 cards though and I use a corrupted tauros

  43. Emzero
    April 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    He updated it. Removed the hoarders.

    See this video for the updated decklist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxUvb9NB8Sk

  44. Hadokener
    April 29, 2016 at 10:29 am


    Which one out of this deck or the linked one would you say is the better one?

    • Evident - Author
      April 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

      I’d probably go with Kolento’s version, it’s more recent.

      • Matthew Deards
        April 29, 2016 at 10:34 am

        All-right, I will give this one a go, thank you for the opinion! πŸ™‚

      • Emzero
        April 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

        I don’t like this one. TOO much card draw. And really, in a looong game you don’t want both loot hoarders to summon when playing nzoth…

        • Incarnation
          April 29, 2016 at 5:46 pm

          I think Lay on Hands is a bit too much as well, you really dont need that much healing and card draw

    • chris
      April 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      i like strifco’s version the best. Twilight Summoner kind sucks imo. i just use Polluted Loot Horder for the card draw and the 4 attack when he comes back

      • Incarnation
        April 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm

        The whole point of the deck is to have huge value with your deathrattle card and get that value again with Nzoth.
        You already have Robot + Sylavanas + Cairne + Tirion + Nzoth with high attack and impossible to remove deathrattles so you dont need that bonus 4 attack minion or card draw at that point
        Twilight Summoner is really good, he can survive board clears or protect you from them, and being a slow card isn’t such a problem since you literally have over 9000 heals, card draw, value cards, and the best board clears in the game

        • hero
          April 29, 2016 at 10:52 pm

          meh. sure he protects you from board clears.. but that’s it. maybe your opponent wakes up with Twisting Nether after you’ve dropped Nzoth… but that’s going to be rare since the only warlock deck going right now is vomit zoo.

          in the meantime Twilight is a crappy 1/1 for 4 that trades with nothing, sucks on curve..and will be ignored by your opponent. and if you have a slow day drawing minions your N’Zoth spawns two 1/1s

          yeah no thanks

        • N3XUS
          April 30, 2016 at 3:03 am

          Preach it brother.