N’Zoth Paladin Deck List Guide (June 2016, Standard) – Season 27

Class: Paladin - Format: Kraken - Type: Control - Style: Meta Deck - Meta Deck: N'Zoth Paladin

Rate this Deck

Like or Dislike? Take a second to tell us how you feel!

+108

Deck Import

One of the first original decks to come out of the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion is N’Zoth Deathrattle Control Paladin. It uses defensive Deathrattle minions like Corrupted Healbot, Sylvanas Windrunner, and Tirion Fordring to stall out the board, and then completely swings the game around with a N'Zoth, The Corruptor to mass a board full of powerful minions. The deck also includes powerful healing spells like Forbidden Healing that can bring you back to full health late in the game. Forbidden Healing acts as a pseudo Reno Jackson, but allows you to maintain duplicate cards in the deck keeping the consistency.

Update

The deck has been refined a bit more at this point, so some cards have entered and exited the deck.

+1 Humility, +1 Acidic Swamp Ooze, +1 Stampeding Kodo, +1 Cairne Bloodhoof, +1 Eadric the Pure, +1 Ragnaros the Firelord, -1 Keeper of Uldaman, -1 Solemn Vigil, -2 Twilight Summoner, -1 Corrupted Healbot

N’Zoth Paladin (Standard) Mulligan Guide and Strategy

Doomsayer and Acolyte of Pain are your general keeps. If you know you’re against an aggressive deck you can keep Wild Pyromancer and Equality for a strong clear when the board gets too hectic. Aldor Peacekeeper is a worthwhile keep especially against Shaman which are generally running Flamewreathed Faceless.

N’Zoth Paladin (Standard) Play Strategy

This deck is looking to reach the late game, so you’ll want to try and hold off your opponent’s aggression as best as possible. Doomsayer is great for forcing your opponent to waste damage into it or lose their board. You have one of the ultimate board clears in Wild Pyromancer and Equality so use it wisely. As you head towards the later game, you can rely on Truesilver Champion, Aldor Peacekeeper, and Keeper of Uldaman to keep the board in check. This is also when your Deathrattle minions like Sylvanas Windrunner starts coming into play. While you kind of want them to die for  your N’Zoth, it doesn’t mean you should just be slamming them on the board. This is especially the case with Sylvanas Windrunner, which can put your opponent in a terrible position, and should generally be saved for when your opponent has a board.

The late game is where this deck really shines. You can heal yourself back up to near full health with Forbidden Healing, or put down a big threat with strong healing attached to it with Ragnaros, Lightlord. This should also lead to you being able to drop Tirion Fordring which is a tough minion to stop, especially when they might have to stop a second one after N’Zoth hits the board.

N’Zoth Paladin (Standard) Card Substitutions

This deck is still taking shape, so many cards are coming and going as the deck is refined.

N’Zoth Paladin (Standard) Combos and Synergies

Use the checkboxes to compare up to eight decks!

70 Comments

Discuss This Deck
  1. znonmous
    September 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    what are good replacements for keeper of uldaman and sdolemn vigil? is 2 infested tauren and 1 ivory knight good?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      September 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

      That might work.

      Reply
  2. Dwarfshere
    August 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Is this deck good in the current meta or should i wait for the new expansion before crafting a deck, I almost have all cards for this.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      August 8, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      I’d wait, this deck is just so so right now.

      Reply
  3. Seras
    July 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Any good replacements for Ragnaros, Lightlord? Don’t have it

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      July 8, 2016 at 8:34 am

      Second Keeper of Uldaman, but that card is pretty important to this deck. Although, this deck isn’t super strong at the moment.

      Reply
  4. Hafengesang
    June 25, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Replacement for solemn vigil? only have first brm wing 😉

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      June 25, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Second Keeper of Uldaman.

      Reply
  5. Pilodin
    June 22, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Its possible to put here Baron Geddon against aggro decks?
    thanks

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      June 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      You could try that, I’d cut Eadric for it.

      Reply
  6. Hunter Clarkin
    June 21, 2016 at 8:56 am

    This is hands down, one of the best decks for the current meta. After not playing ranked for a few months, I found myself back at rank 25, so I decided to climb back up using this deck. I have found, with the amount of aggro decks at the higher ranks and a few at the lower ones, this deck can stop almost every aggressive decks in their tracks. I substituted Justicar for Eadric, simply because the upgraded paladin button in one of the best in the game and makes control vs control matches lean in your favor. Using this deck, I was able to climb a fair amount before even losing a game. The only problem with this deck, is that if you misjudge an opponent, it can be disastrous. Aggro decks will still win if you draw horribly, but with the forbidden healing in this deck, even if your draw is poor, you can survive until turn six or seven, heal for about half your health total, and drop a large creature that your opponent now has to deal with. This deck has so much removal, that any decks that rely on a single creature (namely C’thun decks) are easy pickings. This deck is a hands down craft for any Control player. Prior to crafting this deck, I only had a Dragon paladin that I would use for dailies, but now I find myself playing this class that I never really thought was anything special more than any other class. Terrific deck, if you’re missing some cards, I’ve found that this deck works without quite a few of them. Don’t be afraid to try this deck even if you’re missing the main creature N’zoth, it still works great as a heavy control Paladin that can fight until fatigue and win the game with the hero power.

    Reply
  7. Sayn0thing
    June 9, 2016 at 8:10 am

    This deck is AWESOME!
    Feels like it always has an answer when you need it.

    Reply
  8. druid44
    June 3, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Hi, can I use Alexstrasza instead of Ragnaros LightLord

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      June 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      I’m not sure that fits in this deck, but it’s worth trying if you have everything else.

      Reply
  9. Zanon
    May 23, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Got no eadric, no rag and no cairne, any replacements? Or what would be the highest priority legie i should creft?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 23, 2016 at 8:29 am

      I think either Ragnaros is the most important, but Cairne is good in other decks where Ragnaros, Lightlord is only in this deck. So, I’d go Ragnaros the Firelord, Cairne, Lightlord, Eadric. Although, I’d probably try to get by without Eadric if you’re tight on dust.

      Reply
      • Zanon
        May 23, 2016 at 9:18 am

        oooh i ve got holyrag, i was reffering to old rag. so old rag is still a higher priority rather than cairne? i m strictly reffering to n zoth pally?

        Reply
        • Evident - Site Admin
          May 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

          I guess I would say Cairne is more important in this deck, I’d just rather have old Ragnaros for all the other decks he fits in!

          Reply
  10. Cptro
    May 18, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Is it worth it to disenchant most of my naxx/gvg collection to craftthis deck? I’m looking for a deck to fill my tournament control lineup.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      I don’t know if this is worth dusting all your old stuff for, but it seems like a solid deck. I would maybe wait until after the Americas Spring Prelims and see how it does there.

      Reply
  11. Mota16361
    May 18, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Sorry for my inglish. It’s possible introducce justicar? which card you would change ? sorry for my English

    Reply
    • Mota16361
      May 18, 2016 at 7:06 am

      And change acidic swamp for harrison? Thank you

      Reply
      • Evident - Site Admin
        May 18, 2016 at 8:33 am

        That’s fine, Ooze is in as a cheaper option that allows you to play a threat along with it (or heal).

        Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 18, 2016 at 8:28 am

      You could remove the Keeper of Uldaman.

      Reply
  12. MooPenguin32
    May 14, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Is Cairne with crafting? It’s the only card I’m missing from the many versions of this deck.

    Reply
    • MooPenguin32
      May 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm

      I bit the bullet and crafted Cairne. With the deck now only running three deathrattle minions, having a strong card such as Cairne is important. Right or wrong, that’s how I convinced myself.

      Reply
      • chris
        June 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

        cairne’s a pretty solid craft right now… classic legend that wont get rotated…and a lot of decks seem to be using him

        Reply
  13. Ramon
    May 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I am missing rag light, cairne, and 1 stampeding kodo. I have enough dust for 1 legend. Which one should I craft?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 15, 2016 at 7:36 am

      I think Ragnaros, Lightlord is probably more important in this deck, but Cairne fits in a few different decks.

      Reply
      • Ramon
        May 15, 2016 at 11:34 am

        Substitute for 1 stampeding kodo?

        Reply
        • Evident - Site Admin
          May 15, 2016 at 11:42 am

          Second Keeper of Uldaman.

          Reply
  14. Zanon
    May 14, 2016 at 2:56 am

    So the win condition is just sylv cairne tirion? No other deathrattles? Plz explain

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 14, 2016 at 10:17 am

      That’s pretty much it, you just control the board and can win with multiple Tirion/Sylvanas/Cairne. You also have Ragnaros, Lightlord which is a big threat.

      Reply
  15. Thierry
    May 12, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    So, I have Rag. Firelord and i have enough dust to make 3 legendaries. Wich three do you suggest?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

      N’Zoth, Tirion, and Sylvanas.

      Reply
  16. Lowchamp
    May 10, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I think the version with eadric and justicar is much more updated and better. What about yall?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 10, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Yep, I’ll be updating this soon.

      Reply
    • Sayn0thing
      June 9, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Not sure about Justicar? Eadric YES!

      Reply
  17. Inst4ntKarma
    May 9, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Could there be a good case for adding Elise into the deck for control match ups?

    Reply
    • Zanon
      May 10, 2016 at 1:20 pm

      I thought of that too. Often i found that n zoth is too tight of a win condition. I tried dragon/nzoth (with the new deathwing<3) , Cthun/nzoth but it didn t work out as expected. Elise seems like something that could work, so i d try it if i had the card

      Reply
  18. dani
    May 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    sustituto para vigilia solemne?

    Reply
  19. Dannyboy
    May 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I dont understand why Sludge isnt used or suggested in N’Zoth decks. To me its a no brainer you have to put a sludge or 2 in the deck.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

      If you’re referring to Sludge Belcher, that card isn’t in Standard Format.

      Reply
    • SnipeJuggler
      May 8, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Format: Standard-Kraken

      Reply
  20. frostyfeet
    May 7, 2016 at 4:11 am

    What is the use of doomsayer in the deck? I have managed to craft this entire deck but i cant see what doomsayer is useful for. Usually i never even play it and i was considering switching it for other stuff till people told me it was important, just not the reason. Help anyone?

    Reply
    • frostyfeet
      May 7, 2016 at 4:15 am

      like, i never know when it is a good play to drop it. usually i end up having my board full instead of my opponents (i trade minions alot) and never use doomsayer.

      Reply
      • Penumbra
        May 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

        I typically drop a Doomsayer in early game when they have a small board presence and I likely do not. Since it’s a control deck that is usually bottom heavy on the curve, Doomsayers provide a great stalling tactic to keep the board under control until the later turns.

        Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 7, 2016 at 10:50 am

      You can play it early against aggro so they lose their board or waste a bunch of damage. You can also play it no an empty board to prevent your opponent from playing anything.

      Reply
      • frostyfeet
        May 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

        thanks for the reply. 🙂

        Reply
  21. MooPenguin32
    May 6, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Is Ragnaros, Lightlord worth crafting? I like to play Paladin and want to get 500 ranked wins. I’m at around 340 or so.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 6, 2016 at 7:04 am

      If you really like longer control games then I’d consider crafting it. I’m not quite sure this deck is tier 1, but it’s pretty strong at the moment.

      Reply
      • MooPenguin32
        May 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm

        I like games where I win 😉

        I’ll probably hold off and see how things go with the meta. It’s probably too early to be crafting Epic or Legendary cards.

        Reply
        • hero
          May 6, 2016 at 1:28 pm

          hard to go wrong with a Rag that you can control where he attacks for 8 and then heals randomly for 8.

          16 point swing. he’s a beast.

          Reply
          • MooPenguin32
            May 6, 2016 at 2:48 pm

            That’s a good point. He seems to be in many Paladin decks. I’ll see if I can talk myself into it.

            I’m also debating crafting Justicar Trueheart for Warrior decks.

  22. lagaristis
    May 5, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I am notnkind of looking up to this deck list for kodo come on if the minion is already 1 attack what’s the need to destroy it?.I main cairne bloodhoof and I don’t like forbidden healing too but I still main it ,in fact only once the forbidden healing was worth…I am keeping to try more of the custom spell cards(sorry yugioh player here) of paladin that are free like forbidden circle I beleive for 2 cost for 6 health is just better

    Reply
    • TimTS
      May 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      1 attack antonidas, ragnaros, tirion, ysera… There are alot cards you want to destroy even if it has only 1 attack.

      Reply
  23. JasonD
    May 4, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Why Kodo in this deck ? I believe that Kolento’s build is the best for this deck. Probably you can go with 1 Uldaman and 1 Bloodhoof instead of 2x uldaman. But generally this is the new control deck that wins almost everything. I think is Tier 0. Paladin will always be top tier as it seems.

    Reply
    • Iceblaze93
      May 5, 2016 at 2:44 am

      So far I have a 100% winrate against this with N’Zoth Reno Rouge. All I have to do is to bait out both Equality – Pyro before turn 10 and then drop N’Zoth on the board. They can’t come back from that.

      Reply
      • keepo
        May 7, 2016 at 4:01 am

        That’s similar to the argument for baiting out brawls against warrior, or baiting out entombs against priest. Good players know how to manage their resources and this strategy won’t work against them…

        Reply
    • Dragos Ionele
      May 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      What exactly is Kolento’s build if you dont mind telling me.

      Reply
  24. Zack
    May 4, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Replacement for ragnaros?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 4, 2016 at 10:46 am

      Infested Tauren, Corrupted Healbot, or Cairne Bloodhoof.

      Reply
    • Scott Curran
      May 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Vanilla Rag has worked fine for me.

      Reply
  25. Tempest
    May 4, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Any replacement for doomsayer?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 4, 2016 at 9:41 am

      Nope, that card is way too important.

      Reply
  26. Cargo
    May 4, 2016 at 6:43 am

    cairne?? i think this card is very strong in this deck

    Reply
  27. Iceblaze93
    May 4, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I ran into like a dozen of these yesterday and they are boring as hell to play against them.

    Reply
  28. Necronlord111
    May 4, 2016 at 12:50 am

    I have only one forbidden healing. How can I replace the other one?

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      May 4, 2016 at 7:29 am

      I’d just go with another Deathrattle like Corrupted Healbot, Infested Tauren, or Cairne Bloodhoof.

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Register to keep track of your comments. You can also build and favorite decks!

Comment Policy: Any comments that are overly derogatory will be removed and could result in an account or site ban.