Two Outdated Hearthstone Decklists
For historical purposes, I'm uploading two very old decklists that I used to some success in Hearthstone. These lists are from the Curse of Naxxramus expansion.
I realized that I updated this deck before taking this screen shot as I wrote this post. Tunnel Trog took the place of Harvest Golem.
The idea of this deck was to abuse powerful deathrattle effects from Nerubian Egg, Sledge Belcher, and Cairne Bloodhoof. It plays as a fairly standard control deck where your early game is about keeping the board clear until you can get an Unbound Elemental or Cairne Bloodhoof to stick. There's almost always a strong board pressence with this deck for Kel'Thuzad.
Nerubian Egg works well with Reincarnate, Flametongue Totem, Defender of Argus, Rockbiter Weapon.
Reincarnate deserves some extra attention. The obvious interactions are with Nerbian Egg, Sledge Belcher, and Cairne Bloodhoof, but there is potential for a lot of hidden damage with Leeroy Jenkins (18 with two Reincarnate, but 12 is normally good enough).
Doomhammer is too good to pass up with Rockbiter Weapon (again, more hidden damage; either 10 or 16 damage).
Honestly, I'm not quite sure why Sylvannas wasn't in this list, but I'm guessing she was cut at some point for Kel'Thuzad.
This list plays a lot like a modern tempo mage list and is built around cheap spells that trigger combo effects.
SI:7 Agent and Perdition's Blade stopped aggro decks.
Shadowstep allowed multiple uses of cards like SI:7 Agent and Earthen Ring Farseer and effectively healed damaged minions by bouncing them back to your hand.
Most wins revolved around early damage with Perdition's Blade, SI:7 Agent, and Harvest Golem (the goal was to get the opponent down to about 10). From there, Leeroy Jenkins and Eviscerate would finish the job.
Both of these decks illustrate how much Hearthstone has changed in the past year. Essentially four expansions have happened since and some of the best cards of this era, like Harvest Golem and Defender of Argus, are rarely played. Some new cards are just strictly better than what was available then (like Antique Healbot over Earthen Ring Farseer).
Published on Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 5:28 PM.
Last updated on Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 6:09 PM.