Our Heartstone Dragon Paladin Deck List Guide is an early look at this archetype for the Descent of Dragons! We're running this back with even more Dragon synergy for the class in this expansion, so we'll see if Blizzard has given Paladin enough resources to make it happen this time.
If you aren't an old school Hearthstone player, then you might not remember the first attempt at Dragon Paladin. The class gotin the Blackrock Mountain adventure, which was seen as a strong piece of the puzzle. We also got the very strong neutral to work with. While these weren't enough, One Night in Karazhan came around and added some more support in , , and . Unfortunately, even with all of that Dragon support in those early expansions it was never enough to bring the deck high into the meta.
Dragon Paladin Deck List
Here's a first look at a possible Dragon Paladin deck in Descent of Dragons:
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We're likely to see some changes to the archetype in the future, we'll be updating this list and guide with more popular versions once they are revealed!
Dragon Paladin Mulligan Guide
- - This card is the key to the early game. Getting both Taunt and Divine Shield on turn two will be your savior against aggressive decks.
- - Solid early game minion that has the Dragon tag and can be somewhat problematic to remove for our opponent if they don't have a board.
- - Stats are on the low side, but with Lifesteal and a Battlecry that gets us a Dragon this is a really high quality card.
- - Strong card that can get us a powerful follow-up play if we have a Dragon in hand we can play soon after this dies. Not only does the card get a stat buff, it also gets the same Deathrattle as Talritha. That means we'll get another buff on another Dragon. If our opponent doesn't decide to trade into this, we can potentially have some control over what it buffs.
- - It's a slow keep but this card is so powerful that we'll want to keep it to give us powerful future turns.
- - We need value out of this so it generally only works with a 2-drop Dragon that we can coin out and follow it up with this. It can also work as a late game value generator for some of our higher quality Dragon cards.
- - We'll need to have a Dragon to make sure we get value out of it.
- - Another card that needs to get value to be useful, so only keep it if we have a Dragon that can receive the buff.
- - Can be kept if we have a 2-drop already or we need a Dragon.
Hearthstone Descent of Dragons Deck Guides Coverage
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Play Strategy & Card Combinations
This is more of a midrange deck, and with a lack of 1-drops we're not going to be super fast out of the gate. However, if we can get something like Catehdral Gargoyle on the board early we can fight off aggro fairly effectively. From there, we'll be hoping to hit an early game card with a hand buff or two which should make things difficult for our opponent.
We're mostly looking to fight on board for control against aggro, and stick a minion each turn against slower decks to beat them down. This deck has high potential to get out of control with big cheap minions if you can combine hand buffs fromand . We can reduce the cost of a large amount of the cards in our deck if we can land onto the board early in the game.
The Dragon options in this decks are pretty versatile and strong.is a pretty powerful card, and should save us against aggressive decks. We get a targeted 8-health to give, and while we'll normally be restoring our life, it can also be used on minions. is the new Arcane Drake and provides us with a strong body and a card. We've also got that can remove a minion for free and be hard to remove due to it not being targetable by spells.
If you don't have the cards listed, don't worry about it! There's a lot of different stuff you can toss into the deck to make it workable. In the early meta, most people are trying different things out so you are encouraged to experiment.
- - Not a bad buff card, but it might not be a big enough of a buff to make the deck.
- - This could be a great card for getting a 2-for-1, but you have to watch your Dragon synergy and actual Dragon ratios. This could replace Tasty Flyfish pretty easily because that's a card that isn't for sure going to make the final list.
- - If the deck starts to lean slower, we could use the board clearing power of this spell.
- - This deck is a bit too fast to support Twilight Drake, but it could go in a more late game focused version.
- - With the in the deck, it's not too hard to find a way to get us to that 10 Health mark. could be another option for a slower version of this deck that would fit the bill.
- - Decent AOE but this would largely be reliant on running Equality which is not so great after the nerf.