Standard Legend Tempo Warrior

Posted by Rondels 24 May 2016 in Hearthstone

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Standard – Legend Tempo Warrior

Tempo Warrior has been falling a bit out of flavor lately, but it is still a reliable and strong deck. It has to ability to contest aggro from the get-go and apply enough pressure vs control to finish them off in the mid-game. Definetly still a strong contender in the Standard meta, and provides solid winrates to make the climb to Legend.

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Blood To Ichor2 
  • 2Execute2 
  • 2Battle Rage2 
  • 2Armorsmith2 
  • 3Fiery War Axe2 
  • 2Cruel Taskmaster1 
  • 2Slam2 
  • 3Frothing Berserker2 
  • 3Ravaging Ghoul2 
  • 4Kor'kron Elite2 
  • 3Fierce Monkey2 
  • 4Arathi Weaponsmith1 
  • 4Bloodhoof Brave2 
  • 7Malkorok1 
  • 8Grommash Hellscream1 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Sir Finley Mrrgglton1 
  • 3Acolyte of Pain1 
  • 6Cairne Bloodhoof1 
  • 8Ragnaros the Firelord1 


Tempo warrior makes use of a build that is somewhere in between patron and Control. It uses the same cycle kit that Patron has (Battle Rage, Slam) and makes use of late game threats such as Ragnaros the Firelord, Cairne Bloodhoof, just like Control.

Use your weapons & other removal tools to keep the board clear. Your goal is to make your minions stick to the board. The Battle Rage / Slam / Acolyte of Pain help you keep up the tempo. Your win conditions vary, you can win by getting a Frothing Berserker to stick, or flooding the board with midrange threats or just finish your opponent with Grommash Hellscream.


When facing Aggro:
Fiery War Axe, Blood To Ichor, Armorsmith, Fierce Monkey, Slam

When facing Midrange:
Fiery War Axe , Frothing Berserker, Ravaging Ghoul, Armorsmith, Fierce Monkey, Slam

When facing Control:
Fiery War Axe , Acolyte of Pain, Battle Rage, Execute only keep a 4-drop if you have a decent curve

Combos & Tips

  • Varian Wrynn: Instantly cycles 3 card and can just swarm the board with multiple threats
  • Malkorok: Malkorok doesn’t have the best stats for a 7 – mana card and its value is quite dependent on the weapon you roll
  • Having your health below 30 will allow you to draw one more card from Battle Rage even if you have 30 armor at 29 Health

Legend Tempo Warrior