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Mech Paladin deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (August 2018)

Our guide to playing an early Mech Paladin in the Boomsday meta.

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Our Mech Paladin deck list guide features the best deck list for Season 53 of Boomsday (August 2018). Our Mech Paladin guide also contains Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.

Mech Paladin is one of the new mechanical archetypes coming to Hearthstone with the launch of the Boomsday Project. The basic idea here is that you exploit the many Mech and Magnetic synergies sprinkled throughout the deck list in order to put up a very sticky board presence that the opponent will struggle to punch against before they succumb to lethal damage.

As with all pre-release decks it's important to note that this will be subject to rapid change once the meta is fully established. We'll also be keeping a close eye out for some of the prominent decksmiths out there and will update our recommended deck list whenever we think it's necessary.

For now though, we've got a deck list that you can get playing right away when the new card set goes live, as well as a breakdown of all the combos contained within it. That should be enough to get you started, and we'll be adding in strategy insight and Mulligan advice once we have the shape of the new meta. Stay tuned for a new update!

UPDATE - BOOMSDAY #2

Mech Paladin continues to undergo rapid refinement in the first week or so of Boomsday play. We'll be keeping an eye on this one throughout the month, and will have a second update for you after the weekend.

Mech Paladin - Boomsday Deck List

PaladinNeutral
1 x Righteous Protector2 x Loot Hoarder
1 x Crystalsmith Kangor1 x Wild Pyromancer
2 x Equality2 x Bronze Gatekeeper
2 x Annoy-o-Module2 x Stonehill Defender
2 x Consecration2 x Meat Wagon
2 x Truesilver Champion2 x Wargear
2 x Mechano-Egg1 x Zilliax
2 x Spikeridged Steed1 x The Lich King
1 x Sunkeeper Tarim
1 x Val'anyr
1 x Kangor's Endless Army

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

Deck Import ID: AAECAZ8FCPYHucEC48sCws4Ct+kC/fsC8f4CoIADC/sB3AP0Bc8Gm8ICiMcCq9ACpfUC4f4CkYADzIEDAA==

When things have calmed down a little bit we’ll be overhauling all of our deck guides so bear in mind that the content below this point refers to an earlier version of Mech Paladin that we'd worked on.

Mech Paladin deck list and strategy

This is a pre-launch theorycraft deck list that was put together by WillPwn, We'll keep monitoring this one and if a stronger build becomes apparent we'll highlight it here and also update the rest of our guide to match the changes.

PaladinNeutral
2 x Glow-Tron2 x Skaterbot
1 x Crystalsmith Kangor2 x Upgradeable Framebot
1 x Crystology1 x Acolyte of Pain
2 x Annoy-o-Module2 x Saronite Chain Gang
2 x Blessing of Kings2 x Wargear
2 x Chillblade Champion1 x Zilliax
2 x Consecration1 x Countess Ashmore
2 x Truesilver Champion1 x The Lich King
2 x Spikeridged Steed
1 x Val'anyr
1 x Kangor's Endless Army

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

Deck Import ID: AAECAZ8FCPsMws4Ct+kCm/AC/fsC2f4C8f4CoIADC9wDzwavB4jHApvLAvfQAp/1ApH7Atb+AuH+AsyBAwA=

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General strategy

Like with so many Paladin decks in the past, the general aim here is to field an increasingly sticky field of minions, and now of course you can utilise the Magnetic synergies that exist within the deck list.

Further stickiness is provided in the form of the Paladin's Legendary Weapon Val'anyr. This keeps your weapon damage rolling, and the weapon buff finds new targets as the match wears on. Finally, Kangor's Endless Army provides excellent comeback power, and those re-summoned minions retain any Magnetic upgrades that had been applied to them as well.

That's the broad overview of the deck, but we'll have more detailed strategy advice about handling specific opponents once the list has become a little more refined post-launch.

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Mech Paladin Mulligan guide

We'll have Mulligan advice for the Mech Paladin as soon as the new expansion is actually live and we have an idea of what you can expect to go up against.

Mech Paladin tips, combos and synergies

Here's an overview of the card combos that are available in this deck. Although the deck list will certainly change over the launch window, this should be enough to get you started - we'll edit this section to match any changes straight away too.

- The following cards in this deck possess the Magnetic keyword, which means they can be fused with an existing Mech if you drop them to the left of the target: Glow-Tron, Annoy-o-Module, Skaterbot, Wargear and Zilliax. All stats and abilities are combined as part of this process.

- All healing is doubled while Crystalsmith Kangor is out in play. Think about cards like Chillblade Champion, Truesilver Champion and Zilliax in this context.

- Crystology can potentially draw into the following one-Attack minions that exist in this deck: Glow-Tron, Crystalsmith Kangor, Skaterbot and Upgradeable Framebot.

- Any time Acolyte of Pain takes damage, a card will be drawn from your deck and popped into your hand.

- Chillblade Champion can attack as soon as it's played. For each point of damage it does, you'll receive the same amount as healing. Keep in mind the synergy with Crystalsmith Kangor.

- Apply Spikeridged Steed to a minion and it'll gain +2 / +6 stats and taunt. When it dies, another 2 / 6 taunt minion will spawn in its place.

- The Val'anyr Legendary weapon works in the following way. When you use up the last charge, a minion will be chosen from your hand at random and granted an extra +4 / +2 stats. When that minion dies, Val'anyr will be equipped in your hand once more and the cycle continues.

- Kangor's Endless Army is the Paladin's new Legendary Spell. Not only does it resurrect three friendly Mechs, if any of those Mechs had been upgraded via Magnetic then they'll retain those special upgrades. You might want to keep track of your Magnetic plays over time to ensure you get the most value out of this spell.

- At the end of each of your turns, The Lich King picks a random Death Knight card and adds it to your hand. Here are all of the options you can potentially draw into:

CostNameDescription
2Death CoilDeal 5 damage to an enemy, or restore 5 Health to a friendly character.
2Death GripSteal a minion from your opponent's deck and add it to your hand.
2ObliterateDestroy a minion. Your hero takes damage equal to its Health.
3Death and DecayDeal 3 damage to all enemies.
4Anti-Magic ShellGive your minions +2 / +2 and “Can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers.”
5Doom PactDestroy all minions. Remove the top card from your deck for each minion destroyed.
6Army of the DeadRemove the top 5 cards of your deck. Summony any minions removed.
7FrostmourneDeathrattle: Summon every minion killed by this [5 / 3] weapon.

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