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Hearthstone Help: Basic Decks Guide

Basic Warrior

2x Whirlwind

2x Execute

2x Elven Archer

2x Acidic Swamp Ooze

2x Cleave

2x Novice Engineer

2x Heroic Strike

2x Fiery War Axe

2x Warsong Commander

2x Shield Block

1x Ironforge Rifleman

2x Shattered Sun Cleric

2x Kor'kron Elite

2x Chillwind Yeti

2x Arcanite Reaper

1x Stormwind Champion

How does it work, then?

It will come as no surprise that the deck for the Warrior is an offensive one. As well as the weapon/hero power shield combo, minions with charge will come in handy for dealing sharp bursts of damage. For example, Kor'kron Elite offers a 4 damage punch–decent value, plus it's that all important number which helps keep Priests at bay.

Tip s

Don't forget that saving your Elven Archers might be useful with this deck. That point of damage they deal with their Battlecry will allow you to swoop in with an Execute and take down a high value late-game minion. Keep an eye on how many Acidic Swamp Oozes your opponent has popped down too. It's not much fun to lose an Arcanite Reaper thanks to a green goo monster gobbing all over it.

Poyo says :

“Warrior can be great as mid-range or control, and most Warriors actually play variations of a control deck in the current metagame. However, if we're talking about upgrading the basic version of a warrior deck, a player would be better off leaning towards an aggressive playstyle.

“There aren't many cards that would form synergies with weapons. Cards such as Upgrade!, Bloodsail Raider, Dread Corsair, Captain Greenskin and Spiteful Smith can work, however not all of them are useful. Bloodsail Raider and Captain Greenskin would probably be the best choice. Charge minions are a bit situational. Yes, you certainly can use a few minions with Charge, or perhaps the Charge card itself. An aggressive deck that would try to rely on some massive combo with cards such as Warsong Commander will often struggle getting the right cards into your hand at the right time.

“Also, when it comes to aggressive Warriors, card advantage can sometimes be slightly problematic. Mostly you will resort to your weapons and attempt to make them a 2-for-1 card, however there are also some neat synergies available with Acolyte of Pain and various Warrior cards such as Inner Rage, Whirlwind and Cruel Taskmaster. They can be aggressive at no particular card loss.”

Dust's no object, you say?

Take a peek at the Legendary Warrior Control Deck