Derrick enters the Happy Hearthstone Deck Battle Arena ™ high off the rush of winning a 12-game Arena run. But can his Power Paladin deck finally bring an end to the legendary win streak of Dan’s Beastmaster Hunter deck? Let’s find out!
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- Derrick is on the show this week
- Topic: The Power Paladin deck
- Reasons to be happy this week
- Happy Hearthstone’s one-year anniversary!
What is a Deck Battle?
Once a month, a guest host brings their favorite deck onto the show to battle the current reigning champion deck for control of the Happy Hearthstone Deck Battle Throne!
If the challenger wins the best-of-3 series, their deck becomes the new Reigning Champion Deck and will fight off future challengers until it loses, or until it’s earned its place in the Happy Hearthstone Hall of Fame!
- The Power Paladin: Use the potential of strong buffs and dangerous minions to force the opponent to play reactively.
- How it wins: Puts too many dangerous minions on the board, consistently, for the opponent to rely on removal. If they let even one stick on the board, you can buff it up and end the game quickly.
Five Key Cards
- Blessing of Kings: Strong buffs that can add surprise value to high-threat minions.
- Faceless Manipulator: We’re going to be adding a lot of buffs to our minions, which gives us plenty of good targets for this guy.
- Sword of Justice: An amazing card in every Paladin deck.
- Windfury Harpy: A minion like this has innate threat that can snowball into a bomb, with or without buffs added onto it.
- Guardian of Kings: This guy sits with your monstrous curve-toppers at the top of the deck list to help secure the win at the end.
Full Deck List
You can get more insight into the deck by reading Derrick’s guide, which goes through every single card with full explanation and advice, but here’s the simple deck list with no commentary (ordered by mana cost), if you’d rather just try it out yourself.
- 1x Acidic Swamp Ooze (2 mana)
- 1x Argent Protector (2 mana)
- 1x Dire Wolf Alpha (2 mana)
- 1x Ironbeak Owl (2 mana)
- 1x Acolyte of Pain (3 mana)
- 1x Demolisher (3 mana)
- 1x Flesheating Ghoul (3 mana)
- 1x Harvest Golem (3 mana)
- 2x Ironfur Grizzly (3 mana)
- 1x Razorfen Hunter (3 mana)
- 1x Shattered Sun Cleric (3 mana)
- 1x Silverback Patriarch (3 mana)
- 1x Chillwind Yeti (4 mana)
- 1x Spellbreaker (4 mana)
- 1x Faceless Manipulator (5 mana)
- 1x Venture Co. Mercenary (5 mana)
- 1x Windfury Harpy (6 mana)
- 1x Guardian of Kings (7 mana)
- 1x Ysera (9 mana)
- 1x Deathwing (10 mana)
- 1x Blessing of Might (1 mana)
- 1x Blessing of Wisdom (1 mana)
- 1x Sword of Justice (3 mana)
- 2x Blessing of Kings (4 mana)
- 1x Consecration (4 mana)
- 2x Hammer of Wrath (4 mana)
- 1x Avenging Wrath (6 mana)
In case you don’t have some of the ideal cards, here are some quality back ups and alterations you can make that keep with the same theme and strengths of the deck.
- 1x War Golem (7 mana)
- 1x Stormwind Champion (7 mana)
- 1x Ravenholdt Assassin (7 mana)
- 1x Truesilver Champion (4 mana)
The Defending Champion Deck
Dan’s Hunter Beastmaster Deck, which relies on lots of Beast minions and solid removal spells to rush the opponent down.
The Beastmaster Deck has reigned supreme for 5 months, and has beaten 3 other decks before this episode.
- Who won
- Obligatory bragging session
- Challenger Deck: How well did it perform?
- Defending Deck: How well did it perform?
- Best moments in the matches
- The Happy Hearthstone Champion Ceremony(tm)
- Richard: “What is your favorite card to use that is not considered ‘cool’ in the current or previous meta?”
- iTunes Review: Gaxx78, BlackEntropy
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