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We will be looking at a Control Warrior deck by Kungen, a high-ranking European player; the Tanklord!
The aim of this deck is to survive early game with removals, armoring up, before bullying the opponent out in the late game with all your fatties. It is not like the Warrior OTK Giants deck (which has since been nerfed), and is similar to the Frost Mage, in that you last to the late game.
We will go through the decklist before explaining about it in further detail:
While lasting through early game, Execute will be a good card to remove key opponent minions. Whirlwind, Slam and Shield Slam are also alternatives for removal. If you are facing off against a control opponent, stacking up your armor before using Shield Slam is devastating on their large minions.
Cards that provide good combinations with Whirlwind are the Armorsmith, Frothing Berserker and Acolyte of Pain; it can also be used to remove large numbers of small minions (or rush decks.)
Weapons, like Fiery War Axe or the Arathi Weaponsmith’s weapon, provide alternatives for removal and board control as well. Defender of Argus helps to smoothen out the mid game (even though it is slightly nerfed in the latest patch), before you start to bring out the big guns.
This is an expensive deck, due to the numerous hard-hitting legendaries in it; Ysera, Ragnaros the Firelord, Sylvanas Windrunner, Cairne Bloodhoof and Grommash Hellscream provide supreme late game power to finish off the game!
One strong combination is the Cruel Taskmaster + Grommash Hellscream, providing an instant 12 damage onto the opponent (if there are no taunts!)
Although cards like Sylvanas Windrunner and Defender of Argus have been nerfed in the latest patch, the slight changes to them do not affect the deck’s synergy as they are options in the deck, and not an essential. The deck allows for various options to end the game depending on the situation, which makes it a very versatile and strong one!
What do you think of this Warrior deck by Kungen? Will it be the next big thing in the current control meta?
Image Credits: Blizzard Entertainment, Jeremy