This is the Wild version of Grim Patron Warrior, go here for the Standard version: Midrange Patron Warrior (Standard) Decklist Guide!
It was originally thought that Grim Patron Warrior was dead in the water once Warsong Commander was nerfed. This turned out not to be the case because a non-combo version of the deck rose from the ashes. The deck is much more fair now, and can’t just blow out the opponent from an empty board.
You can no longer OTK your opponent, but with Inner Rage, Unstable Ghoul, Death's Bite, Cruel Taskmaster, and Whirlwind you can still produce large boards that are very difficult for your opponent to deal with. This package combined with Grommash Hellscream makes the deck one of the best in the game. We witnessed this first hand when Ostkaka won the 2015 BlizzCon World Championship with it as one of his lists.
Midrange Patron Warrior Deck List Update – April 2016 (Season 25)
It seems like Patron has drifted back to the Crane333 version of the deck which includes Sir Finley Mrrgglton.
Midrange Patron Warrior Mulligan Guide and Strategy
Acolyte of Pain, Sir Finley Mrrgglton, Fiery War Axe, and Death's Bite are your generally kept cards. Armorsmith is a good keep against aggro decks. If you don’t have Armorsmith, but you do have Sir Finley Mrrgglton then you might consider pitching it back. Having armor against aggro is usually pretty beneficial. Speaking of Finley, you’ll want to select either the Warlock Hero Power for the draw, or the Mage Hero Power to damage your own Grim Patron.
Midrange Patron Warrior Tech Cards
Big Game Hunter is an option if you are running into a lot of decks like Handlock. Loatheb has also been seen in Patron Warrior decks, especially if you’re playing a lot of spell based decks. Piloted Shredder was the card before Kor'kron Elite was introduced, some might feel like that is a stronger choice.
Midrange Patron Warrior 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 in the deck, or double up an already existing card in the deck.
- Dr. Boom: While Dr. Boom should be number one on your crafting list, you might not have him just yet. You can try another impactful board minion like Sylvanas Windrunner or Ragnaros the Firelord. Cheaper options could be as simple as a Sludge Belcher.
- Grommash Hellscream: If you play to play a lot of Warrior then you should really try to get this card. That being said, you could try the cards listed for Dr. Boom or try Kel'Thuzad (this is a bit of a stretch) as mentioned in the comments below.
Midrange Patron Warrior Combos and Synergies
This deck used to be a full on combo deck, but now that Warsong Commander has been nerfed it requires a bit more work to win games. Death's Bite is great all-around in this deck, it takes out priority targets on your opponent’s board and helps create Patrons. A common finishing setup is to attack with Death’s Bite, then the following turn drop Grommash Hellscream and use the last durability on your Death’s Bite. This is a 14 damage combination on an empty board.
The most obvious combinations are with Whirlwind and your various minions that are effected by damage. You can also very easily generate a ton of card draw by pairing your Grim Patron with Inner Rage, Whirlwind, and then using Battle Rage. You can also generate a huge minion by using Whirlwind to damage both sides of the board with a Frothing Berserker.