Our Buff Paladin deck list guide features the best deck list for Season 56 of Boomsday (November 2018). Our Buff Paladin guide will be updated with Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.
Buff Paladin is a Hearthstone deck that makes use of a number of cards from the entire collection to provide lots of healing options, as well as a number of ways to strengthen minions in your hand. In this way, you hope to be able to field a much tougher board of minions that your opponent will struggle to deal with, while you yourself maintain a solid health total.
In our guide to playing this archetype, we've got an outline of the best deck list for this stage of the Rastakhan meta. With many of the new cards added in Rastakhan's Rumble, it seemed like there was some potential for the deck to take off in the new expansion. That doesn’t appear to have been the case so far, though. Nevertheless, we'll expand on our strategy section of this guide if that ever changes. Until then, you'll find much of the advice about playing it in the tips and combos section at the bottom of this article.
Buff Paladin deck list and strategy
Buff Paladin isn't really part of the meta right now, but you might enjoy getting warmed up if there’s any kind of resurgence throughout Rastakhan’s Rumble. If so, here’s the top deck list currently seeing play.
|2 x Righteous Protector||2 x Wild Pyromancer|
|1 x Crystalsmith Kangor||2 x Tar Creeper|
|1 x Crystology||1 x Countess Ashmore|
|2 x Equality|
|2 x Flash of Light|
|2 x Immortal Prelate|
|2 x Sound the Bells!|
|2 x Blessing of Kings|
|2 x Consecration|
|2 x Spirit of the Tiger|
|2 x Farraki Battleaxe|
|2 x Spikeridged Steed|
|1 x A New Challenger...|
|1 x Lynessa Sunsorrow|
|1 x Shirvallah, the Tiger|
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Buff Paladin takes all of those seemingly inconsequential minions in your hand and turns them into terrifying forces to be reckoned with, thanks to all the improvement cards available to the class. Whether you apply those buffs after you’ve played a creature on the board, or while it’s still sitting in your hand, the goal is to make a board that gets progressively stronger with just a few empowered minions.
Good targets for your buff spells include the new Rastakhan’s Rumble card Immortal Prelate, as it will return to your deck when killed while retaining all of the previous buffs played on it. Additionally, when Lynessa Sunsorrow is played, she will apply all of the spells you’ve cast on other minions onto herself, creating another large creature for the end game.
Buff Paladin tips, combos and synergies
Here are the combos you need to think about while playing this particular version of Buff Paladin.
- Healing from all sources is doubled for as long as Crystalsmith Kangor remains out and active on the board.
- When played, Crystology will add two one-Attack minions to your hand. In this deck list, qualifying candidates are: Righteous Protector, Crystalsmith Kangor, Immortal Prelate, Tar Creeper and Lynessa Sunsorrow.
- Immortal Prelate is always a good target for your buff cards. Even if it’s killed, it’ll be reshuffled back into your deck with all enchantments retained, so you can play it again in its already buffed state.
- Cards with the Echo keyword, such as Sound the Bells, can be played multiple times in a single turn as long as you have the Mana spare. This means you can buff a minion considerably with just one card!
- New Paladin card Spirit of the Tiger works well in a deck with lots of spells. If you cast one with the minion on the board it will summon a token Tiger creature with a same Attack and Health as the cost of the spell. It’s a great way to get some extra value out of your spells!
- When you deal more damage to a minion than their remaining Health, you will trigger the Overkill effect on Farraki Battleaxe, which will buff a minion in your hand by + 2 / + 2.
- Lynessa Sunsorrow allows you to take full advantage of all the buff spells you’ve played throughout a game for a second time. Anything you’ve cast on any other minion will also be applied to her when she enters play, giving you the opportunity to create one massive super-minion!
- Although it starts off at a whopping 25 Mana, the cost of Shirvallah, the Tiger is reduced by one for each point of Mana you spend on spells. You could discount it significantly over the course of a game.