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February 2, 2017

Weekly Legends: Nomodogan’s Grim Patron Warrior



This week we are going to get philosophical. After taking a short hiatus for the first release of Blackrock Mountain, I return with a question. How much impact can one card really have? This is something I want to explore on this weeks breakdown by looking at the Grim Patron Warrior list that Nomodogan took to legend. This deck is a mix of midrange and enrage cards that really shows the power that one card can have on the meta, as well as on an entire class. This deck did not exist before the patron came around, and as soon as he got released it instantly became viable. This shows the power of new releases, and reveals that the meta is constantly shifting from day to day, and if you don’t keep up with it, you’re going to fall behind.

As Blackrock Mountain continues to get released, you always want to be aware of what’s coming and how it can be used. Yes, sometimes things will surprise you (Dr. Boom comes to mind), but if you have an idea of what might be good, you can really tune a deck to your advantage. This deck is a perfect example of that, taking a bunch of seemingly innocuous cards (many of which rarely see constructed play) and bringing them together to make a very solid list.

The best way to think of this deck is a midrange build that slowly plays stronger minions while fighting for board control. However, it also has the added bonus of being able to finish games with some crazy combos as well. This blend of enrage potential mixed with a solid midrange frame really give this deck some extra punch and take it from a gimmick to legend material. It also reveals a very important part of Hearthstone. One card, no matter how big or impactful on its own, can make a huge difference on any class. It can bring dead things to life, revitalize old strategies, and reveals how much potential the coming weeks truly have.

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  1. junki0n says:

    Another great guide and the video really solidifies the strategy! Do you think any upcoming BRM cards will have a home in Grim decks?

    • Joseph Scalise says:

      Thanks so much! I try to make these as informative as possible. Honestly, I think the deck is kinda where it’s at and where it’s gonna be. Ax flinger was the last real inclusion, as you have almost all of the combo pieces you need or want. In fact, even if there were more pieces, I’m not sure it would be worth it since the deck is crowded as is. There may be some merit to testing dragon egg, but I haven’t so I can’t comment on it. The deck is really good, and a blast to play. However, if you have any cards you want to try, always give it a go.

  2. Smashthings says:

    Just curious: When building the deck, did you experiment with Bouncing blade at all?

    • Joseph Scalise says:

      I didn’t build the deck, but yes I did experiment with Bouncing Blade (in place of the inner rage). I find the card to be too inconsistent to really warrant a deck slot, yes you can pull off some crazy combos, but the truth of the matter is that most of the time it is going to kill off some small minion before it can get crazy. All of the Whirlwind effects largely do the same thing (giving you triggers) and you can control how they are going to effect the board. Bouncing Blade just was too unpredictable for my liking, and would sometimes put me in spots I didn’t plan for, which I do not like.