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Rating  16

Contributed by

Abhimannu

Guide Type

Dust Cost

Last Updated

August 19, 2017

Table of Contents

Exodia Paladin
Class Cards (19)
Forbidden Healing 0
2
Equality 2
2
Hydrologist 2
2
Aldor Peacekeeper 3
Wickerflame Burnbristle 3
Rallying Blade 3
2
Consecration 4
Truesilver Champion 4
2
Spikeridged Steed 6
Sunkeeper Tarim 6
Ivory Knight 6
Tirion Fordring 8
Ragnaros, Lightlord 8
Uther of the Ebon Blade 9
Neutral Cards (11)
2
Doomsayer 2
2
Wild Pyromancer 2
2
Stonehill Defender 3
Auctionmaster Beardo 3
2
Burgly Bully 5
The Black Knight 6
The Lich King 8

Mana Curve

1 0
0 1
8 2
7 3
3 4
2 5
5 6
4 7

Attack Curve

10 0
2 1
3 2
7 3
5 4
0 5
1 6
2 7

Health Curve

7 0
0 1
7 2
2 3
4 4
2 5
3 6
5 7

Top 100 Legend Exodia Paladin Guide

While every Paladin player is running the classic Control Paladin shell with some new KFT cards thrown in, others are playing Murloc Paladin – which is one of the strongest counters to the popular Druid decks right now. I was playing around with some of the new cards and wanted to try out an Exodia version of the deck and managed to hit Rank 3 with the list. Earlier today I bumped into a Japanese player’s Twitter through a retweet that showcased him achieve Top 100 Legend (Rank 82) with a variant of the deck I was trying to refine. It has more healing, less card draw and The Black Knight thrown in for good reason. After playtesting for more than 25 games, the deck is definitely better than what I initially came up with – let’s check out the decklist by Takuchan/Takuotti!

Note: This deck is potentially a lot stronger in Wild due to mana cost discounts made possible by Emperor Thaurissan. If you play Wild and have Emperor Thaurissan in your collection, do give it a shot as it’ll be much easier to pull this off!

Card Choices


Combo Pieces:

One thing we’d like to be clear on is that the whole point of the Exodia combo is to have an alternate win condition and it is not the only way to win with this deck. You have enough high value lategame legendaries and removals to go toe to toe against most decks and you should use your combo cards based on your matchups. You ideally want to pull off one Coin from one of your Burgly Bullies and save one Secret from one of your Hydrologists. Saving the coin (if possible) can help you go a long way.

Here’s how the combo works:

Setup:

  • Generate Coins/Secrets using Burgly Bully, Hydrologist (you need 1 coin and 1 secret ideally)
  • Play Uther of the Ebon Blade
  • Get just one of your Horsemen (hero power token) to survive a turn
  • Getting more than 1 Horsemen to stick just makes it a lot easier since your opponent is not going to expect you to hero power multiple times as most decks do not run the combo package
  • If you end up getting a lot of coins, you can pull off the entire combo in one turn possibly. Unlikely, but possible!

Combo: (Mana Costs in brackets)

  • Hero Power (2) > Auction Master Beardo (3) > Coin/Secret (0-1) > Hero Power (2) > Coin/Secret (0-1) > Hero Power (2)

Getting a Coin is very important if you want to hero power 3 times in one turn. In ‘half’ of your games over a large duration of games you will start second and get a Coin without requiring its generation through Burgly Bully which makes things easier.

Removals:

We have all of our classic removal pieces that we are accustomed to. Aldor Peacekeeper was given a cut by most people and it makes a comeback in Takuchan’s list with plenty of big minions floating around the meta. You have access to the Equality combos with Wild Pyromancer/Equality that almost always wipe out boards.

The Black Knight is a very interesting inclusion with The Lich King being a very popular pick and Taunts in general being popular in the meta. Cards like Thing From Below, Jade Behemoth and Bonemare are quite popular – making the legendary completely viable in the deck and you almost always squeeze out a decent amount of value from the card.

Taunts

You have the usual suite of Paladin class legendaries that make it into almost every deck. Tirion, Tarim and Wickerflame are part of every good Paladin deck and the fact that you can draw more of them out of your Stonehill Defenders due to the high Discover odds for class cards, you can end up playing multiple copies of these legendaries in a game.

Heal

You have a decent amount of healing through these cards while Ivory Knight can also give you spells that you can use with Auctionmaster Beardo for pulling off the Exodia combo.

Mulligan


Against Aggro

  • Hydrologist
  • Wild Pyromancer + Equality
  • Consecration
  • Wickerflame Burnbristle
  • Doomsayer
  • Stonehill Defender
  • Truesilver Champion / Rallying Blade (Only One)
  • Aldor Peacekeeper

Against Control

  • Stonehill Defender
  • Wickerflame Burnbristle
  • Burgly Bully
  • Hydrologist
  • Aldor Peacekeeper

Conclusion


We hope you guys give the deck a shot and do let us know how it works out for you. It has been a blast playing the deck and the fact that the Exodia combo is just an alternate win condition in the deck unlike something along the lines of Quest Mage, you can win with your high value legendaries and removals anyway. Do let us know your results with the deck in the comments below!

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I am Abhimannu from India, I've been playing Hearthstone since December 2014 and have hit Legend on numerous occasions in the past. I enjoy playing Rogue, Warrior and Warlock a lot and am always trying to reinvent out of meta decks to make them viable.

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  1. Danton says:

    Will definitely try this out. Do you think running 2 burgly bullies is necessary though? What about cutting one for another tech card (Harrison, Geist, or ooze)?

    • Abhimannu says:

      Nope it’s not. You only need one Coin (only if you want to hero power thrice) and the Exodia combo is relevant only in slower matchups.

      Benefit of having a second Bully is draw consistency. I like the deck particularly in the Quest Mage matchup because if you draw your pieces fast enough, you win past the Ice Blocks and their combo.

      • Danton says:

        What would you run instead of the second one though? I only have one copy in my collection, so would rather sub in something else than craft it.

        • Abhimannu says:

          Harrison/Ooze, Barnes(has more than 50% outcomes with effects attached), any form of card draw.

          • Danton says:

            Barnes coud backfire due to Doomsayer though!

            Will maybe try an Acolyte of Pain.

            Thanks!