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Aggro Paladin deck list guide - October 2017 - Hearthstone

How to climb the Frozen Throne ladder using the latest incarnation of Aggro Paladin.

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Our Aggro Paladin deck guide features the best deck list for Season 43, with Mulligan advice, strategy tips, card combos and synergies.

Aggro Paladin is a Hearthstone deck type that specialises in getting minor minions out onto the board nice and quickly, before buffing them up into game-winning powerhouses. In the Frozen Throne expansion, the emphasis is very much on the Divine Shield mechanic, which allows your minions to attack without taking damage, and so live to fight at least one other day!

In our Aggro Paladin guide we've highlighted a pretty well established version of this deck,and also outlined some of the strategy involved behind playing it. We also run you through the new cards that power this deck list, provide a few tips for making it through the Mulligan stage, then highlight all of the many combos and synergies that you can use to destroy your opponent.

Struggling with any aspect of this deck? Let us know what's trippign you up in the comments and we'll do our best to help you out!

UPDATE 19/10/2017

Nothing much has changed for Aggro Paladin in the latest update, but do make sure you update your in-game deck list to make sure it's fully up to date. We'll update this one again in time for the next competitive season.

Aggro Paladin deck list and strategy

Although Aggro Paladin is not near the most competitive decks in Hearthstone right now, this is the best deck list that's been refined by the community over the last few months.

PaladinNeutral
2 x Blessing of Might2 x Abusive Sergeant
2 x Righteous Protector2 x Acherus Veteran
2 x Divine Favor2 x Argent Squire
2 x Rallying Blade2 x Fire Fly
2 x Small-Time Recruits1 x Patches the Pirate
1 x Wickerflame Burnbristle2 x Southsea Deckhand
2 x Blessing of Kings1 x Prince Keleseth
2 x Truesilver Champion2 x Dread Corsair
1 x Sunkeeper Tarim

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAZ8FBJG8Ary9ArnBApziAg1G8gGnBdQF9QXPBu4GrwfZrgK6vQLrwgLjywKVzgIA

You'll find the bulk of our advice for playing Aggro Paladin in the tips and combos section towards the bottom of this page. Once you've a solid understanding of the many synergies that exist in this deck, you'll have much of the information you need for taking it to the ladder.

We will outline a few important points right here though.

  • As an aggro deck it is absolutely vital that you get an early presence on the board so you can start applying pressure immediately.
  • With that said, it's still important that you make any value trades against the opponent's minions which will ultimately leave you in charge of the board.
  • Keep doing the maths about the damage potential in your hand, as you must choose the right moment to switch all of your damage to the opponent's health pool. If you have lots of slow answers in your hand, keep controlling a little. If you've nothing but damage output though, push to the finishing line and let the opponent worry about the board.

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Aggro Paladin Mulligan guide

Prince Keleseth is without doubt the most important minion to get in the Mulligan phase. The earlier you play this minion, the more benefit you'll gain from its stat-boosting effect throughout the entire match.

As an aggro deck you of course want to get on the board as quickly as possible and start building targets for your many baths. For that reason, low-Mana minions like Righteous Protector, Fire Fly and Argent Squire are also important.

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Aggro Paladin tips, combos and synergies

Let's run through all of the combos you have to play with in the Frozen Throne version of Divine Shield Paladin. These should be all the tips you need to get started with the deck.

- If you've a minion on the board, you can use Acherus Veteran to apply an extra, permanent point of Attack power to it.

- Abusive Sergeant increases the strength of another minion for two points, but this boost only lasts for the duration of the current turn.

- Try to empty your hand as much as possible before playing Divine Favor, especially against slower opponents. This will ensure you get a much fatter refuelling of your hand!

- Small-Time Recruits will grab three of the one-Mana cards remaining in your deck pile and add them to your hand.

- For every point of damage dished out by Wickerflame Burnbristle, one point of Health will be restored to your hero. Consider how you can fatten up this minion with your many buffing options before attacking.

- Southsea Deckhand can only attack on the same turn he's played if you have still have a weapon in your hand. Don't spend that last point of Durability recklessly if you plan to make use of this Pirate on the same turn.

- As we've already mentioned elsewhere in this guide, Prince Keleseth is an incredibly powerful addition to the deck. Once played, every minion you subsequently draw from your deck will gain +1 / +1 of stats. The earlier you can play Keleseth out on the board, the more value you'll gain from home over the course of a match.

- Rallying Blade grants an extra +1 / +1 of stats to every friendly minion with Divine Shield when you put it into play.

- Sunkeeper Tarim sets the Health and Attack stats of every minion - your own and your opponent's - to 3. If your minions are bubbled, this obviously provides a huge opportunity to clear the enemy's board down, but do watch out for AOE effects on the opponent's next turn.

- Dread Corsair costs one less Mana for each point of Attack on your weapon. Think carefully before spending the last charge of your blade!

- If Patches the Pirate is still tucked away in your deck pile somewhere - rather than your hand - then Dread Corsair will pull him into play for free on the same turn.

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