Weekly Legends: Dreadsteed to Legend!
Every once in a while on Weekly Legends even I get surprised. Sometimes that’s because of certain decks, sometimes it’s because of strange card choices, and sometimes it’s because a deck that I never thought would ever be able to get to legend does. This week’s deck is very much the latter. Dreadsteed is not a card I ever thought would climb all the way to the orange diamond (at least not until more sets were released). In fact, I thought it was a very gimmicky card that had no reason to be on ladder. Very restrictive thinking for one such as myself, but sometimes even I have a hard time being a believer. However, this week I am very excited to say that VelGod proved me completely wrong, using the demon horse to show me that innovation is still alive and well in Hearthstone. That is something I love to prove, but sometimes people innovate in ways I didn’t think were possible. And that’s pretty cool.
This list, while full of different Dreadsteed interactions, is very much a slow Control-style deck. Your game plan here is going to use the steeds are a source of constant removal rather than a win condition. Much like Hobgoblin, this card is going to help you win, but you don’t need it to win. Rather, you are just going to play as if you are playing standard Warlock tempo or standard Warlock Control (based on the game state). This mindset is very important when playing this deck. Too often people get caught up in what a deck is “supposed to do” rather than just playing the game. This leads to misplays or causes them to keep cards in their opening hand that they shouldn’t. Avoid this trap by understanding what this deck is: a control deck with a lot of tools and interesting interactions at its disposal.