Midrange Paladin Deck List Guide – April 2016 (Season 25, Wild)

Class: Paladin - Format: wild - Type: midrange - Style: meta-deck

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Deck Import

Midrange Paladin is a deck that uses quality minions and weaponry to maintain board control and slowly erode the opponent’s health. The problem for Midrange Paladin is that it has no real burst potential and can only really win games in which it controls. Paladin, however, has one of the most dominating board clears in the game with its Equality into Consecration combination.

While the deck isn’t on the top of the tier list, it is still a very solid deck. Muster for Battle was a much needed addition to Paladin and pairs well with Knife Juggler and Quartermaster. Tirion Fordring is still the most powerful card in the game, and Lay on Hands is a great card to get you out of harms way and refill your hand.

Midrange Paladin Deck List Update – April 2016 (Season 25)

Secret Paladin has pretty much obliterated the popularity of this deck, but it’s still pretty strong, it’s just not top tier.

Midrange Paladin Mulligan Guide and Strategy

Zombie Chow, Shielded Minibot, Knife Juggler, and Muster for Battle are your general keeps. Aldor Peacekeeper can be kept to gain early tempo and is great against Control or a deck you know is playing Piloted Shredder. If you’re on the coin you can consider keeping Piloted Shredder, Coghammer, or Truesilver Champion.

Midrange Paladin Tech Cards

The deck kind of utilizes most tech cards in its core build. You will see many decks only run 1 Quartermaster because the card will not always find value. A second Equality is sometimes in the deck if you’re feeling defensive, and Kel'Thuzad has even been spotted from time to time.

Midrange Paladin 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.

Midrange Paladin Combos and Synergies

Equality and Consecration are a great combination for clearing boards. You can also pair Equality with Muster for Battle for an easy way to deal with an annoying minion.

Coghammer and any minion getting a free trade or two can instantly change the game. Imagine trading with Zombie Chow, and next turn dropping Coghammer to pick off another minion and getting another free trade with Zombie Chow. This combination can be devastating to aggressive decks.

Muster for Battle and Quartermaster is very strong, and you can sometimes pull this off early in the game if your opponent can’t immediately deal with your recruits.

Keeper of Uldaman is such a versatile card. It turns your innocent 1/1 recruit into an amazing trading machine, or it reduces a pesky large minion to Truesilver Champion size.

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  1. Thijs
    April 3, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Hey guys! I run this deck with good succes, I cut Sylvanas for Justicar. But lately I really want to try to tech in Kel’Thuzad. What should I cut? The Justicar? Any advice? Thx in advance!

    • Evident - Author
      April 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Yeah, you could cut the Justicar or maybe a Sludge Belcher.

  2. fotis
    March 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    way more usefull the loatheb from harison!!

  3. davidus707
    March 19, 2016 at 6:28 am

    I have crafted Justicar and I am trying a version more oriented to maximize the Truesilver recruits power. I have cutted one belcher for an other quartermaster and Sylvanas for making place to Justicar. And performing very good! Other thing. What do you think the new paladin cart from wishpers have plece in the deck? (In wild) I think I will run one instead of sanabot.

    • Evident - Author
      March 19, 2016 at 8:24 am

      I’m not sure, it gets really punished by AOE and you don’t get the Weapon which was actually pretty important for Muster.

      • Davidus707
        March 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

        I was talking about forbbiding health, not about the 5 recruits one, I should have specied, it.

        • Evident - Author
          March 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm

          Oh sorry, I think the healing spell might not be as good as Lay on Hands.

          • davidus707
            March 19, 2016 at 2:09 pm

            Yes I agree. I would never cut Lay of Hands. I was thinking in -healthbot +forbbiding health. My doubt is if it would be better than sanabot in the restoring health rol. You loose the 3/3 minion but are able to restore more. What do you think? And about changing the owl for the braker in the slience rol? I think in a control deck you want a better body instead of a cheapper card, the only problem is that is harder to silent nerubian eggs vs zoo.

            • Evident - Author
              March 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm

              It’s so tough to speculate, I’m not sure if the healing card is actually good or not. Ironbeak Owl is usually used because it’s so cheap and allows you to play other things (or play it early), so I’m not sure Spellbreaker is the better choice. I think you have some valid reasoning, but I’d just have to wait and see how the expansion plays out.

          • Penoyer79
            March 26, 2016 at 1:35 am

            Forbidden Healing is pretty bad IMO. if it doesn’t draw cards or effect the board it’s usually trash.

  4. Fistouille
    March 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

    -1 Quarter + 1 Loatheb

    • Ahdapt
      March 15, 2016 at 7:53 am

      -1 Knife Juggler +1 Justicar

  5. Dividus0707
    February 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    What about replacing owl by breaker? I tried and I am performing good. You get essentialy an extra minion that at lest trades with something. In a control deck like this i think in general is a better silence. What do you think? And Other thing, Harrison is amazing in the current meta, is a very good countrer vs Shamman, also crushes Jaraxxus, that appers a lot in Renolock and crushes the Tryrion weapon. At least usefull vs warrior and rougue.

  6. David
    February 26, 2016 at 7:30 am

    I like alex in my decks, wich card do you think should I change ?

    • Evident - Author
      February 26, 2016 at 11:04 am

      I’d probably take Harrison Jones out for it.

    • Penoyer79
      March 26, 2016 at 1:40 am

      Yeah i have Alex teched in a few of my decks.
      Nothing is more satisfying when your opponent goes “Im Sorry” and drops Reno Jackson and you have Alexstrasza sitting in your hand.

  7. Aa
    February 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Any substitute for z- chow? I really don’t like using that card.

  8. Neler
    February 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    What can i put instead of lay on hands?

  9. Seeing Sounds
    February 8, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Can you tell me why are you not running haunted creepers? I run two. I am looking to change my deck to climb more effectively so thanks for your answer.

  10. Stefyk7
    February 6, 2016 at 4:27 am

    Why not in this deck Justicar Trueheart ?? thank you for answer .. 🙂

    • PoorLeno
      March 14, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      I agree. why not Justicar Trueheart?? i love that card for paladin

  11. Phil
    February 3, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I’m considering cutting the keepers for murloc Knights to try something new, but they are quite versatile but not quite enough to make them an auto include, maybe cutting one for a murloc knight or even second truesilver

  12. Baboshi21
    January 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Replacement for bgh I usually end up just sitting on. Him all game and want something a little more proactive

  13. Tomas
    January 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Awesome deck! I had to replace Harrison Jones with Loatheb. 28-15 65% so far

  14. fotis
    January 12, 2016 at 9:48 am

    a suggestion to replace sylvanas except trueheart

    • Evident - Author
      January 12, 2016 at 10:09 am


      • fotis
        January 13, 2016 at 6:46 am

        i already have instead of jones..thanks for the reply by the way!

        • Flinnbo
          February 28, 2016 at 2:41 am

          From reading the description I would say go with Kel’Thuzad

  15. BZAwu1986
    January 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    What do you fink about adding a Enhance-o Mechano card to this deck ?

    • Evident - Author
      January 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      This is almost a control deck, I wouldn’t be looking to put burst combos in it.

      • Tugalol
        April 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

        I dunno…the deck seems to curve out well enough for it to have plenty of room for one burst combo… I’d say -1 Shredder for +1 enhance

        Especially late game with quartermaster/muster combo…next turn drop enhance-o and enjoy the win.

  16. JackBuffalo
    December 31, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Substitute for Keeper of Uldana?

    • Evident - Author
      December 31, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Second Truesilver, and you can use Loatheb or Justicar if you have them. A cheaper option would be Murloc Knight.

  17. Tim
    December 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Hey im rank 12 and i just got a black knight today.
    I dont have Dr. Boom, Sylvanas and harrison.
    I play Alexstrasza instead. Is it worth to play the Black Knight?

    Thanks for your reply

    • Evident - Author
      December 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      I mean if you don’t have those other three cards then I think Black Knight is fine.

  18. Hideck
    December 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Ysera isn’t better than Sunwalker for replace Tirion?

    • Evident - Author
      December 30, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      That would work as well, but doesn’t protect you very well from burst.

    • Porgem
      April 8, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Ysera fits the late game large threat aspect of tirion, but sunwalker has the burst protection. Your choice.

  19. Nounis
    December 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Replacement for harisson jones ? would loatheb fit in this deck ?

  20. Xpowderx
    December 27, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    For faster board wipes drop the consecrations and add 2 Wild Pyromancers. Cost 4 mana instead of 6, Can be used anytime past turn 4. Especially against those fast aggro decks.

  21. Bugiardono
    December 26, 2015 at 8:07 am

    I replaced -1 Antique Healbot -1 Knife Juggler | +1 Quartermaster +1 Justicar

    I might readd Antique healbot and cut a sludgebutcher. Not sure yet.

    Overall, this deck works like a charm.

  22. Mario
    December 26, 2015 at 6:04 am

    I have everything except harrison jones, should I replace it with justicar or maybe loatheb? One seems to have more sinergy but the other stays on curve, uhm…

    • Evident - Author
      December 26, 2015 at 8:59 am

      I personally like Loatheb, but either choice is good.

  23. James
    December 24, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Wow Paladins are so ridiculously easy to play. I just went 13-1 with this deck and overall 23-4 with my other secret pally deck. And it is still my first week playing a paladin. This is so easy and fun. No wonder everyone plays paladins. How do you lose with a paladin? I am unskilled at this game, but so easy right now! lol

  24. Cad
    December 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I lose to freeze mage quite often.. I wish there was a definite way to counter it
    Right now I have Loatheb instead of Jones.

    • Evident - Author
      December 24, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Well, Kezan Mystic is an option if you really want to counter it.

  25. Artoxz
    December 24, 2015 at 7:56 am

    what can i replace harrison jones with

    • Artoxz
      December 24, 2015 at 7:57 am

      dont worry just read the same question

  26. Sakaya
    December 20, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Missing Sylvanas, BGH, Quartermaster, Coghammer, Harrison and Keeper, is it even worth trying to make this sort of deck work without them?

    • Evident - Author
      December 20, 2015 at 11:34 am

      It would be tough, but I think you could somewhat fill in those gaps. Loatheb, second Equality, Piloted Sky Golem, Murloc Knight, second Truesilver Champion are some of the cards that could make up for those.

      • Sakaya
        December 20, 2015 at 11:44 am

        I have all those except a Piloted Sky Golem, would something like Sunwalker or Ragnaros fill a similar role?

        • Evident - Author
          December 20, 2015 at 11:56 am

          I would probably go Ragnaros, but if you’re facing a lot of aggro Sunwalker would be better.

  27. Alias
    December 16, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Ugh, my friend sold my Sylvanas… feels TERRIBLE crafting a legendary you sold. I only have 1 Quartermaster atm, so I might just go for the 1 quartermaster version.

    • Zacharoon
      December 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

      You need both :^)

  28. GarThePuma
    November 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Evident Sir!
    Hey. First of all, wonderful website you got here…its so simple and good looking. Great job!
    I think most players would agree that double keepers of uldaman should be put in this deck now?

    • Evident - Author
      December 2, 2015 at 8:37 am

      That’s probably true, but I’m waiting for the meta to shake out a bit longer to update the meta decks. Thanks!

      • GarThePuma
        December 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm

        What’s decks are top tier?

        • Evident - Author
          December 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm

          Midrange and Secret Paladin, Freeze Mage, Reno Handlock, Warlock Zoo, Malygos Warlock, and Midrange Druid. There’s more and the order of the decks are arguable.

          • GarThePuma
            December 7, 2015 at 1:36 pm

            Ah thanks sir, I appreciate your quick replies

  29. Hoobs
    November 29, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Whats your opinion on Emperor in the deck, i mostly like it for turn 7 Tirion and the possibility of 10 mana Dr. 7 Consecration

    • Evident - Author
      November 29, 2015 at 11:31 am

      The deck is probably slow enough for it, but I don’t see it played very often.

      • Hoobs
        November 30, 2015 at 2:36 pm

        Thanks for the reply. I rarely see it played in midrange pally too, which is a shame because i feel it could be an excellent addition.

  30. dmanov2
    November 26, 2015 at 5:57 am

    So my question is , is it still worth to play this deck and what are the most importants cards(1st to craft)

    • Evident - Author
      November 26, 2015 at 11:06 am

      Yes, Midrange Paladin is very strong right now. I’m not sure what you need, but a general order would be Dr. Boom then Tirion. I would hold off on Harrison as that’s more of a meta call.

  31. WUBWUB
    November 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    sorry to writhe this here Evident but is there a way to somehow register to this website? i’d really like to!

  32. WUBWUB
    November 17, 2015 at 9:30 am

    instead of running coghammer im running the one weapon when you playa minion it gives +1+1, is it good replacement or shoul i really craft coghammer?

    • Evident - Author
      November 17, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Coghammer can be really good, but I wouldn’t necessarily craft it right away. I’d try the deck without it and see how you like it.

  33. trecex
    November 12, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    hello, is 2 quartermaster necessary? I’m running -1 + sylvanas.
    Also any replacement for coghammer or is it necessary? I’m thinking of craft a coghammer + lay on hands, or lay on hands + another quartermaster. Thanks!

    • Evident - Author
      November 13, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Quartermaster is dependent on the meta. The card can be rather slow at times and clog up your hand. Coghammer is very strong, so I would try to keep that in the deck.

  34. someone
    November 11, 2015 at 10:03 am

    have all the cards except the legendery cards 🙁

  35. Alias
    November 11, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Sorry to put you through all the troubles of answering my Druid questions, but I’ve found my favorite deck by far. Midrange Paladin is a strong, and amazingly consistent deck. Happy I gave it a go.

  36. stephen
    November 8, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    what can I take out for justicar true heart?

  37. DerDoug
    November 8, 2015 at 7:01 am

    What could be replaced for coghammer?

  38. Kcin
    November 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I do not have lay on hands just yet, what would be a suitable replace? i was thinking a guardian of kings, but i was skeptical

  39. Scaldera
    November 3, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Can I replace Boom with Ragnaros?
    And what can use instead of one Quartermaster?

    • Evident - Author
      November 3, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      You can replace Boom with Ragnaros, and I would go second Murloc Knight for Quartermaster.

  40. stephen
    November 3, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    i am buying 90 packs will that get me this deck?

    • Evident - Author
      November 3, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      I think you’d be close, but you would also need Naxxramas for Zombie Chow.

  41. porcojones
    November 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I have 1600 dust. What I do?
    1 tirion ou 2 quartermaster and 1 lay of hands?

    • KSlide
      November 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      I would go for quatermasters and lay of hands. You can swap out Tirion with sunwalker for now

    • OnlyArion
      November 11, 2015 at 11:04 am

      I really think the tirion is just soooo good. It’s possible to get the other cards easier.

  42. Roflstomper
    October 28, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Is it viable to swap 1 zombie chow for an extra ironbeak?

    • Evident - Author
      October 28, 2015 at 10:49 am

      If you aren’t playing a lot of aggro you could get away with that.

  43. cargoo
    October 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    i love this deck is very very strong value total and nice control

    • Vigilant
      October 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Agree. Very balanced. Very few bad draws. Lots of synergies.

  44. Benjamin95
    October 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    replace for Harrison? 😀

    • Evident - Author
      October 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm


      • MD412
        October 26, 2015 at 12:46 am

        What about for Quartermaster? 😀

        • Evident - Author
          October 26, 2015 at 8:46 am

          Second Murloc Knight and a Sylvanas or Loatheb. Quartermaster is a pretty big deal in this deck, you might find the deck not performing well without it.

          • Likey
            January 12, 2016 at 2:23 am

            I really disagree to that as i went 10-2 without any QM or LOH.

  45. MilkShakeson
    October 22, 2015 at 11:17 am

    In which in place of Harrison Jones and Tirion Fordring?

    • Evident - Author
      October 22, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Harrison you can add Loatheb. Tirion you can put in Sunwalker.

  46. Vigilant
    October 22, 2015 at 6:29 am

    No Justicar Trueheart in the update?

    • Evident - Author
      October 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

      It’s on the edge of being in the deck. If you wanted to add it you could cut a Sludge Belcher.

      • OnlyArion
        November 11, 2015 at 11:03 am

        Or a Quartermaster seems better in the meta right now. (I think.) In the end I love this deck because you can change it till it fits your playstyle!

  47. Randsborg
    August 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I feel like this is actually one of he strongest classes in the meta, outclassed only by patron, and not 100% of the time. It’s a value deck that’s only shortcoming is its lack of card draw, but with efface t minions you’ll find you don’t run out of cards easily.

    I’ve actually taken to running Bolvar in my Pali for a little flavor instead of blessing, just one more treat to be dealt with, to ‘distract’ or draw out removal for your real end game: Tirion.

    Thanks for reading, happy playing!

    • Ranuck
      August 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      That’s actually the same change I did for the exactly same reason, and sometimes I onehitted with Bolvar (Muster OP stacking), while I was playing more value creatures like Shredders, Belchers or even Sylv. I got to rank 4 not playing a lot, so maybe someone can reach legend with it ;3