Everyone enjoying the new Naxxramas adventure mode? Managed to breeze through the normal and class challenges fairly quickly. I’ll admit I was fairly stumped by the heroic bosses for a bit until I reconstructed my ranked decks from the ground up and made the connection that I wasn’t playing against live players.
To out gimmick a deck, you must create gimmicks of your own. I’ll provide a list later of decks I used against the heroic bosses later.
For now, I wanted to illustrate an evolution of the popular Warlock zoo deck with new Naxxramas cards. Lists similar to this have started cropping up throughout ranked play.
Post-Naxx Zoo by matticus
- Abusive Sergeant x2
- Argent Squire x2
- Young Priestess x2
- Dire Wolf Alpha x2
- Haunted Creeper x2
- Knife Juggler x2
- Nerubian Egg x2
- Harvest Golem x2
- Shattered Sun Cleric x2
- Dark Iron Dwarf x2
- Defender of Argus x2
The main changes from the traditional Warlock zoo deck is the removal of Scarlet Defenders and Shieldbearers along with the addition of Nerubian Egg and Haunted Creeper. There isn’t as much of a worry about overextending because if the Eggs or Creeper go down, they’ll turn into additional minions on the board.
The overall strategy here is to make smart trades and establish board supremacy.
Your Nerubian Egg can be activated over a number of different ways. Abusive Sergeant, Dire Wolf Alpha, Shattered Sun Cleric, Dark Iron Dwarf, and Defender of Argus can allow you to trade your egg into an opponent’s early minion to get an early 4/4.
Should be fairly self-explanatory what to do with aforementioned 4/4.
Mulligan any expensive cards like Doomguards, Dark Iron Dwarf, and Defender of Argus out of your hand. You want cheap minions as quick as possible. Always keep your opponent’s health total in the back of your mind and weigh it against trading against their board.
So far so good! Managed to shoot myself up from rank 7 up to rank 5.