Top Legend Decks: June Part 2

Hello everyone!

Arneej (https://twitter.com/S1_Arneej) here, Hearthstone player for Sector One, bringing you the decks that were played at top Legend ranks in June. I’m excited to present these interesting decks:

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Class Specific Cards
  • 1Babbling Book2 
  • 1Mana Wyrm2 
  • 2Arcanologist2 
  • 2Frostbolt2 
  • 2Medivh's Valet2 
  • 2Primordial Glyph2 
  • 2Pyros1 
  • 2Sorcerer's Apprentice2 
  • 3Arcane Intellect2 
  • 3Counterspell2 
  • 3Kirin Tor Mage2 
  • 3Mirror Entity1 
  • 3Spellbender1 
  • 4Fireball2 
  • 6Kabal Crystal Runner2 
  • 7Firelands Portal2 
Neutral Cards
  • 8Medivh, the Guardian1 

DECK CODE: AAECAf0EBMMB7gKhtwLKwQINcbsClQOrBOYElgXsBYGyAqO2Ate2Aoe9AsHBApjEAgA=

Theo, international competitor and streamer, finished rank 32 on the Europe server playing Secret Mage.

GENERAL STRATEGY

Secret Mage opts to get an early lead on the board with very cost-effective minions like Mana Wyrm, Arcanologist and cheap burn like Frostbolt, Medivh's Valet and Fireball to use as removal to protect your board or keep as reach to finish your opponent off.

The main strength of this deck lies in Mana Wyrm, Arcanologist, Kirin Tor Mage and Firelands Portal. Mana Wyrm and Arcanologist because  they’re early minions with the best stats for their cost. Kirin Tor Mage because it gives you insane tempo when you play the Secret you drew with Arcanologist for free. Firelands Portal is just a great tempo card because you can remove and develop at the same time.

MULLIGAN

Always keep Mana Wyrm, Arcanologist.
If you don’t have Mana Wyrm, keep Babbling Book.
If you already have a 1-drop, keep Sorcerer's Apprentice.
In tempo matchups, consider keeping Frostbolt.
Against Rogue, it’s very necessary to have consistent minion damage early on, consider keeping [Medivh’s Valet] to play on turn 2 if you don’t already have a turn 2 play.
On coin, keep Kirin Tor Mage. Also keep Kirin Tor Mage if you already have Arcanologist.

NOTABLE CARDS

Spellbender: Functions as a counterspell against single-target removals, but can also redirect buff cards from your opponent. Spellbender finds good uses against Spikeridged Steed, Shadowstep, Earthen Scales and so on in the current meta.

Medivh, the Guardian: Medivh can generate insane value if the weapon manages to survive the turn after you played him.

NOTABLE CARDS

Spellbender: Functions as a counterspell against single-target removals, but can also redirect buff cards from your opponent. Spellbender finds good uses against Spikeridged Steed, Shadowstep, Earthen Scales and so on in the current meta.
Medivh, the Guardian: Medivh can generate insane value if the weapon manages to survive the turn after you played him.

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Class Specific Cards
  • 1Vilefin Inquisitor2 
  • 2Hydrologist2 
  • 3Rallying Blade2 
  • 4Blessing of Kings2 
  • 4Truesilver Champion2 
  • 6Spikeridged Steed2 
  • 6Sunkeeper Tarim1 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Argent Squire2 
  • 1Murloc Tidecaller2 
  • 1Patches the Pirate1 
  • 2Rockpool Hunter2 
  • 3Murloc Warleader2 
  • 3Stonehill Defender2 
  • 4Dread Corsair2 
  • 4Gentle Megasaur2 
  • 5Finja, the Flying Star1 
  • 7The Curator1 

DECK CODE: AAECAZ8FBLmyApG8AuO+ArnBAg3bA/UFzwbuBq8HpwjTqgLZrgKzwQKbwgKdwgKxwgKIxwIA

Jambre, member of the UK HGG squad, reached #1 Legend on EU with his own aggressive Paladin.

GENERAL STRATEGY

Like every aggressive deck, UK Paladin is based on having board control and being proactive. This deck is very similar to Murloc Paladin, having cut the Grimscale Oracles, Consecration, Bluegill Warriors, Tirion Fordring for better early game cards like Argent Squires, an extra Rallying Blade and Truesilver Champion, Dread Corsairs and Patches the Pirate, which makes sense if you’re adding two extra weapons.

MULLIGAN

Always keep your 1-drops, except for Patches the Pirate.
If you have a one mana Murloc going first, keep Rockpool Hunter.
Going second, keep Rockpool Hunter.
Against other aggressive decks, keep Rallying Blade.
If you have a perfect Murloc curve, consider keeping Murloc Warleader.

NOTABLE CARDS

Dread Corsair: You can almost always play this very cheap, since you are playing  four weapons.
Argent Squire: Extra 1-drop, also synergizes with Rallying Blade

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Class Specific Cards
  • 1Crystalline Oracle2 
  • 1Northshire Cleric2 
  • 1Potion of Madness2 
  • 1Power Word: Shield2 
  • 2Radiant Elemental2 
  • 2Shadow Visions2 
  • 2Shadow Word: Pain2 
  • 3Curious Glimmerroot2 
  • 3Shadow Word: Death2 
  • 4Priest of the Feast2 
  • 4Tortollan Shellraiser2 
  • 5Lyra the Sunshard1 
  • 6Dragonfire Potion2 
Neutral Cards
  • 2Dirty Rat2 
  • 3Gluttonous Ooze1 
  • 5Elise the Trailblazer1 
  • 10N'Zoth, the Corruptor1 

DECK CODE: AAECAZ/HAgTgrALTxQLPxwK+yAIN5QTTCtcK8gyStAK1uwLqvwLRwQLVwQLYwQLZwQLcwQLfxAIA

Tictac, Belgian Hearthstone player known for his ladder finishes, finished top 50 with his N’zoth Priest list.

GENERAL STRATEGY

Outvalue your opponent. Once Priest has board control, it  can turn into a real powerhouse. Cards like Northshire Cleric can generate a lot of card draw if they stick on the board. Priest of the Feast makes sure your opponent can’t kill you after taking board control. There’s the Lyra the Sunshard combo with or without Radiant Elemental, where you can just keep  spamming Priest spells while generating insane value. Finally, the most value can be generated discovering Card Packs from Elise the Trailblazer with Shadow Visions.

In a more control heavy meta, you can swap out Potion of Madness and Gluttonous Ooze for Cairne Bloodhoof and Harrison Jones.

MULLIGAN

Always keep your 1-mana minions.
Against aggressive classes like Hunter, keep Potion of Madness and Shadow Word: Pain.
Against combo classes like Rogue, keep Dirty Rat.
Always keep Radiant Elemental, and if you have it. you can keep Power Word: Shield aswell.

NOTABLE CARDS

Tortollan Shellraiser: Good card against aggro, also synergizes with [N’zoth the corruptor].

Gluttonous Ooze: Can be replaced by Harrison Jones, Gluttonous Ooze was played here because the meta was very aggressive.

Dirty Rat: Disrupt your opponent’s combos. Pulling an Alexstrasza, Medivh, the Guardian or Archmage Antonidas can win you the game against Mages. Be careful though, make sure you have an answer for your opponent’s key cards before you play Dirty Rat!

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Class Specific Cards
  • 1Shield Slam2 
  • 1Whirlwind2 
  • 2Armorsmith2 
  • 2Execute2 
  • 2Fiery War Axe2 
  • 2Slam1 
  • 2Sleep with the Fishes2 
  • 3Ravaging Ghoul2 
  • 3Shield Block2 
  • 5Alley Armorsmith2 
  • 5Brawl2 
  • 8Grommash Hellscream1 
Neutral Cards
  • 2Dirty Rat2 
  • 3Acolyte of Pain2 
  • 5Elise the Trailblazer1 
  • 8Primordial Drake2 
  • 9Alexstrasza1 

DECK CODE: AAECAYwWBNICxQSyCM/HAg1LkQOiBNQE/ASRBv8H+wyCrQL+vALGwwLfxALJxwIA

Fibonacci, known for his Control Warrior expertise, proved his worth again by reaching #10 playing Control Warrior.

GENERAL STRATEGY

Control Warrior is known to be a good deck against aggressive decks, while also being good against mage because of the armor gain with Shield Blocks, Armorsmiths and Alley Armorsmiths.
Control Warrior wants to outvalue the opponent, but can also win through a 10 damage burst with Grommash Hellscream, which can be very relevant after an offensive Alexstrasza.

MULLIGAN

Always keep Fiery War Axe.
Against aggressive classes, keep Armorsmith and Ravaging Ghoul, also consider keeping Sleep with the Fishes if you already have Whirlwind.
Against Rogue, keep Dirty Rat and Acolyte of Pain.

NOTABLE CARDS

Elise the Trailblazer: Minion with decent stats, which gives extra value in late game. Can’t be bad for Control Warrior.

Dirty Rat: As said above, Dirty Rat is used to disrupt your opponent’s combos. Against Rogue it can be a game winner if you manage to pull the minion they were bouncing for their [Caverns from Below].

Alexstrasza: Can be used offensively to pressure slow decks or defensively to get out of reach from aggressive decks.

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Class Specific Cards
  • 0Backstab2 
  • 0Counterfeit Coin2 
  • 0Preparation2 
  • 0Shadowstep2 
  • 1Hallucination2 
  • 1Swashburglar2 
  • 2Eviscerate2 
  • 3Edwin VanCleef1 
  • 3Fan of Knives2 
  • 3SI:7 Agent1 
  • 4Sherazin, Corpse Flower1 
  • 5Vilespine Slayer2 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Patches the Pirate1 
  • 2Bloodmage Thalnos1 
  • 2Golakka Crawler1 
  • 2Novice Engineer2 
  • 3Questing Adventurer2 
  • 6Gadgetzan Auctioneer2 

Created by one of our players, Babbelbox, this deck is very original and offers insane synergies. Babbelbox managed to get a great winrate with his creation and the creativity of this deck made me pick it for this selection. If you love playing rogue and are looking for something original and creative, you must try this!

I asked him to write the general strategy, mulligan and notable cards section, in order to have the opinion of the creator of the deck.

GENERAL STRATEGY

This deck is completely built around your Questing Adventurer, Edwin VanCleef and Sherazin, Corpse Flower. Shadowstep and Novice Engineer make your deck much more consistent than the more regular versions of Miracle Rogue. They also allow you to combo more efficiently. It might seem that the deck contains very limited value. But the idea is that you run your opponent out of removals. As you cycle much faster throughout your deck than your opponent you are usually capable of building a lot of card advantage. When your opponent has all the answers early on you will generally win by one final push when you are getting into fatigue.

MULLIGAN

Always hard-mulligan for Swashburglar as it is by far the most important card in the early-game. When you already have Swashburglar in hand you might consider keeping more cards in order to lower the chance of drawing Patches the Pirate. On The Coin you always keep Edwin VanCleef as it gives you good chances to win the game immediately. In aggressive matchups you always keep Backstab. In control matchups you are looking for Sherazin, Corpse Flower as it is capable of generating more value when you draw it early. The mulligan for Miracle Rogue is far from straightforward as you can sometimes keep very specific combos when they are offered to you. But don’t worry, your mulligan decisions will improve once you get more experience with the deck!

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