Midrange Patron Warrior Deck List Guide (July 2016, Standard) – Season 28

Class: Warrior - Format: kraken - Type: midrange - Style: meta-deck

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Deck Import

The Grim Patron Warrior deck has had a similar history to Miracle Rogue. It was once seen as very overpowered, but it was eventually nerfed and thought to be left for dead. Patron Warrior, however, lived a successful life after the nerfing and remained relatively strong. The deck was once again counted out due to the loss of Death's Bite in the Standard format. This again was not the case, the deck gained many tools in the new expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. Blood To Ichor, Ravaging Ghoul, and Bloodhoof Brave were added to the deck to fill spots that were lost. The deck in its current state is very powerful, and can bring a skillful player to the legendary ranks!

Update – Patron Warrior in July 2016

Patron is one of the many versions of Warrior that can find success on the ladder. This list is pretty standard, but you can cut Wild Pyromancer for a finisher like Ragnaros the Firelord.

Midrange Patron Warrior Mulligan Guide and Strategy

Fiery War Axe is one of the best cards to have in your mulligan. After that look to keep Armorsmith, Blood To Ichor, Frothing Berserker, Sir Finley Mrrgglton, or Acolyte of Pain. Slam can be good for removing priority minions, but Fiery War Axe is obviously best for this. Against control decks or decks with early game big minions like Flamewreathed Faceless or Edwin VanCleef, you can keep Execute which will hopefully deal with them.

Midrange Patron Warrior Play Strategy

You are looking to mitigate the early game by controlling the board with Fiery War Axe or high health minions like Armorsmith and Frothing Berserker. Your Frothing Berserker was once generally saved for bursting out your opponent, but now can be used as an early threat that forces your opponent to remove it.

The mid-game is where you’ll start to drop stronger minions. Kor'kron Elite can be used for removal and/or pressuring your opponent. Bloodhoof Brave is a strong aggro minion stopper, and can be combined with Blood To Ichor to gain a minion and take out a priority target.

You are hoping to land a Grim Patron on the board around turn 5 or 6. You want to make sure to get value out of it, so only use it if you have the ability to at least create a few Patrons. This usually requires the use of Inner RageBlood To Ichor, and some kind of Whirlwind effect. This is also where a Wild Pyromancer can come in handy. You will need to restrain yourself against classes that have AOE removal like Hellfire. It often looks great to use all of your activators to fill the board with Patrons, but one big AOE can ruin your day completely.

Grommash Hellscream represents a way for you to finish your opponent. If you can get away with it, it’s generally best to save at least one activator for the card. Grommash can also be used to remove minions, but be wary that your opponent will make it a priority to remove the card. There will also be times where you can sneak your Frothing Berserker on the board and create a large one with your various enablers. Just be mindful with cards like Wild Pyromancer that you don’t accidentally destroy it by playing too many spells.

Midrange Patron Warrior Card Substitutions

Midrange Patron Warrior Combos and Synergies

You are looking for the Warlock hero power with Sir Finley Mrrgglton. If that isn’t available, you can go with Mage’s hero power which can sometimes help you spawn more Patrons or act as removal.

Your various Whirlwind abilities have multiple uses in this deck. They can spawn more Patrons, draw cards from Acolyte of Pain, gain a bunch of armor from Armorsmith, and damage some of your cards to enable a strong Battle Rage.

Grommash Hellscream is one of the best targets for Inner Rage. This represents 12 damage on turn 8!

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  1. Scapularstien
    October 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    With execute nerf, how good is this warrior deck/ warrior decks in genral?

    • Evident - Author
      October 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

      This deck is pretty low, but Dragon and Control Warrior are still going to be good.

  2. Brewer15
    August 5, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Anymore substitutes for gromash hellscream evident sir

  3. Darkseid
    July 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Any room for Hogger in this deck?

  4. 1292
    May 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    -2 Grim Patron
    +2 Tournament Attendee
    Seems to work so far I hit legend in five games fromy rank 25

    • Loreance
      May 29, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      I actually think murloc raider is much better than tournament attendee

  5. Matixo
    May 28, 2016 at 3:54 am

    I think Ragnaros will be good in this deck but i dont know what I dont need in this deck. Which card i should discard?

  6. jeniok
    May 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    I think it’s great to add leeroy. It’s a finisher and an activator.. there’s always the problam, that when classes see you play patron they start to through taunts and 3 attack minions. Leeroy is a tount killer+ 2 activators

    • Josh
      July 22, 2016 at 7:59 am

      I will probably add Leeroy in place of Grommash, I used to have but disenchanted for other cards and other decks, stupid, I know, but hey hindsight! 🙂

  7. Daydreamer
    May 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Well actually I do my own deck with
    -1 blood to ichor
    +1 Emperor Thaurissan

    and actually the emperor may do some effects as now the combo cards needs a higher cost than the old patron decks.

  8. lucasboleli
    May 17, 2016 at 4:23 am

    i changed
    -1 Korkron Elite
    +1 Hogger, The Scourge of Elwynn

    it acts like a third(and worst) patron , also adds another big threath

    what u guys think ?

    • Flohunt
      May 17, 2016 at 11:15 am

      At least one kor’kron should be in the deck. It trades very well with some key minion such as Imp gang boss or Flamewaker. Sometimes he’s juat pushing dmg and puts pressure to your opponent to clear it. Havent tried Hogger, but i imagine that if he manages to stay alive 2 or more turns then gg wp. Too slow vs aggro decks and almost everytime dead the turn you play him vs control decks.

  9. Jusanto4
    May 16, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Evident, you will put tempo warrior on the meta decks section?

  10. Orodrake
    May 16, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I’m playing a similar deck, and I was wondering if Thaurissan is still a good card to tech in this deck… If it is, what card could I remove for it ?

    • Evident - Author
      May 16, 2016 at 8:26 am

      I’m not sure Thaurissan is that great for this deck, but you could cut a Slam.

    • Flohunt
      May 16, 2016 at 10:05 am

      Have run a variety of tech cards in , and the best are the following : Harrison Jones or Arch-Thief Rafaam. Wild Pyromancer doesnt really offer that much imo , whereas HJ can give you a lot of tempo, cards and a body ( considering the amount of shamans, rogues, palas ) . As for Rafaam, think of him like an extra winning condition vs control match-ups.