As always, it has been difficult for me, to find the right list for laddering in the new meta, since I don’t like playing decks that everybody plays (S-Tier decks or in other words: Warlock/Paladin), and most of the time I also want to make my own twists to existing lists.
I’m so damn happy that I found my list today in the morning, that i want to share it with you. It has been a very successful (and a bit lucky ;)) run today from Rank 5 to Rank 2 with a Score of 16 -5 = 76 %
The Leeroy Jenkins / Vivid Nightmare Combo gives a lot of punch and can steal games on its own, because opponents don’t expect it. You can finish your weapon trading aggro opponent earlier for example. Or as a final push against Frostlich Jaina before your Mind Blast Turn. It came in really clutch against a Spiteful Druid, when he was winning the board back after Psychic Scream into Primordial Drake, but i knew i would have lethal the turn after, if i go face with Primordial Drake + double Leeroy Jenkins.
I have to say: I didn’t need the combo every game, but it felt it won me about 33 % of my games and i’ve been always happy to have that one missing combo piece in the deck for another 12 damage, if needed.
The Twilight Acolyte / Cabal Shadow Priest Package felt really strong to me in the list. They are both very good cards on their own. Twilight Acolyte as a pseudo-removal, Cabal Shadow Priest to grab some useful minions, or symply as a board swing. I think i don’t need to explain what they do together 😉
It is very worth to mention that the deck runs only 5 dragons, what is the most difficult part about the deck i feel. You definitely always have to keep an eye on that and maximise your draw! The reasoning behind it is, that i really don’t like running Twilight Drake. I don’t like the card at all for a very long time now. It gets blown out by Spellbreaker so often, and even if not, the 4 attack / high health minion doesn’t do much against full Paladin Boards or Cobalt Scalebane or double buffed up Hench-Clan Thug.
On the other hand i really, really liked Primordial Drake in the list. It never felt bad to play it. Love that card.
Divine Hymn heals you, helps you draw, and sometimes you can make yourself 2 Primordial Drake or Cabal Shadow Priest with Vivid Nightmare, at the right moment, against Aggro for example. Remember that the minion you are going to copy with Vivid Nightmare will keep its Power Word: Shield buffs. I had some huge value plays with it. (Put Northshire Cleric on the board for maximum fun :D)
I consider Face Hunter, Quest Rogue/Taunt Druid and Murloc Paladin/Secret Mage as the worst matchups for the deck in that order.
If you have questions or see improvements, feel free to comment and…
Good luck on the ladder! 🙂