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.
- Harrison Jones: Loatheb is a good option, or you can just add Acidic Swamp Ooze.
- Keeper of Uldaman: Blessing of Kings and Murloc Knight are decent replacements. A second Truesilver Champion also works here.
- Lay on Hands: Second Antique Healbot, or you can consider Solemn Vigil which works well with Muster for Battle.
- Sylvanas Windrunner: Loatheb again is a good option, you could also go with a second Equality, Quartermaster, or Truesilver Champion.
- Tirion Fordring: Sunwalker is kind of a direct replacement, but obviously much weaker. Tirion Fordring is arguably the best card in the game, so if you plan on playing Paladin I would strongly consider investing in it. Ragnaros the Firelord or Kel'Thuzad are other potential options.
Midrange Paladin Combos and Synergies
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.