Weekly Legends: C’Thun Druid
It is time! Whispers of the Old Gods is finally out, and that means new decks and archetypes here on Weekly Legends. While it has only been a few days (at least at the time I’m writing this) the meta is starting to take a little shape. There are a lot of different popular decks out there right now, but the first that has caught my eye is C’thun Druid. Due to Blizzard’s campaign strategy there was no doubt that C’thun decks were going to be popular, and my God are they popular. When one card can be played across multiple classes it is always interesting from a deck builder’s standpoint to see why certain decks rise to the top while others simply don’t work. In this case, I think it is pretty clear that Druid is the best fit for the old god, and there are several reasons for that which I will cover below.
While not as “out there” as some of the other lists I usually cover, C’thun Druid is one of the decks at the forefront of the new meta and that has to count for something. Many of the C’thun decks out there try and use a wide range of situational or gimmicky cards to win games, but I like C’thun Druid because it has a very solid core. An old rule of deck building is that, no matter how crazy your decks gets it can always be good if it has a stable foundation. For instance, while Astral Communion Druid is a pretty crazy archetype, it has a very reliable core in the usual ramp cards to help it in games where it doesn’t draw its combo pieces. This deck runs a lot of vanilla minions and odd C’thun buff cards, but it really is just a new take on an old staple. While there are many bells and whistles here, the deck is just the classic combo shell dressed up in a much more fun and engaging way. You still want to hit your smooth curve, and you still need to set up your finisher, but this is a lot more interesting than the Druid decks of the past.