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Even Paladin

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Wild format
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With the start of the Year of the Dragon, Genn Greymane and even-cost related cards rotated to wild, making Even Paladin a wild-exclusive archetype. For more information, see Game format.

Genn Greymane, the archetype-enabling card.

Even Paladin is a variant of the Midrange Paladin deck. It's an archetype enabled by the Witchwood card Genn Greymane and is built entirely from even-costed card to enable him. Compared to its cousin Odd Paladin, while Even Paladin is not as effective as flooding the board and lacks access to Divine Favor for huge card redraw, their 1-cost Hero Power makes maintaining a board consistent and they have more access to board-wide buff effects like Sunkeeper Tarim and Level Up!. Due to the removal of Genn Greymane from the standard format at the start of the Year of the Dragon, Even Paladin is now exclusive to play in Wild.

While both Odd and Even Paladin were about equally popular during their time in Standard, after entering Wild, Even Paladin became a fringe deck while Odd Paladin remained a popular aggro deck. The following section lists cards played during the Year of the Raven meta.

Prior to Patch 11.1.1, Even Paladin utilized the power of Call to Arms to overwhelm the board very early, though with the patch Call to Arms was changed to be odd-costed, removing it from the archetype.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards were played during the Year of the Raven meta:

Core cards[edit | edit source]

Amani Berserker(641).png
Hydrologist(55479).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
Crystalsmith Kangor(89860).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Blessing of Kings(29).png
Consecration(260).png
Truesilver Champion(293).png
Saronite Chain Gang(62901).png
Corpsetaker(61832).png
The Glass Knight(89411).png
Equality(383).png
Windfury Harpy(675).png
Spikeridged Steed(55516).png
Avenging Wrath(142).png
Sunkeeper Tarim(55462).png
Val'anyr(76949).png
Genn Greymane(89336).png
Tirion Fordring(391).png
The Lich King(62922).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Acidic Swamp Ooze(74).png
Argent Protector(191).png
Vicious Scalehide(89444).png
Knife Juggler(422).png
Keeper of Uldaman(27260).png
Argent Commander(463).png
Mossy Horror(89417).png

Wild format[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Shielded Minibot(12257).png
Grimestreet Outfitter(49662).png
Murloc Knight(22362).png
Justicar Trueheart(22276).png