Weekly Legends: Watcher Paladin
I have no idea if this week’s deck is a blast from the past or a look into the future. On one hand, it uses some old cards that have not seen ladder play in some time. However, on the other hand, it also brings Paladin into a completely new light. This is the deck that Thijsje656 took all the way to legend. One which omits many of the traditional Paladin cards (Truesilver Champion, Equality) for some new one such as Ironbeak Owl, Ancient Watcher and Nerubian Egg. Though Coghammer has been used to effect in the past, it really shines in this build. Not only can it turn Ancient Watcher into a powerhouse that completely shuts down aggro, but it also doubles as cheap removal and makes it so your opponent must go through your Nerubian Egg.
The key to this deck is, like many Paladin decks, is slow board control until you can push through for lethal. However, unlike most Paladin decks, you also have a surprising amount of burst from your large range of combos. While the main opening is usually going to be Ironbeak Owl/Ancient Watcher or Scarlet Purifier/Nerubian Egg, there are many more plays available to you that involve things such as Defender of Argus or Coghammer. While you are not going to find every combo each game, you usually will have enough small ones to carry you through to the end. Even if you never get a chance to put two cards together, there are still enough interesting threats and big bodies to carry you through. Tirion Fordring is, as always, you finisher of choice, but Sylvanas Windrunner and Dr. Boom also help give you the late game you need.