Pure Paladin

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Pure Paladin (also known as No Neutral Paladin, Only Paladin, Lightforged Paladin, or Paladin Paladin) is a tempo/aggro Paladin deck introduced in Descent of Dragons with the deck's build-around cards Lightforged Crusader, Lightforged Zealot and High Exarch Yrel. As the name suggests, the deck uses only Paladin class cards with no neutral cards whatsoever.

This deck mostly focuses on using cost-efficient minions and buffs to maintain tempo on the board and push in damage, using Lightforged Crusader to reload the hand and round out the game. Actual deck-building choices can be relatively open-ended, with the actual degree of aggression depending on the build, although being able to contest the board throughout the game is essential to this deck's success.

Since the only 3 real staples are Lightforged Zealot, Lightforged Crusader and High Exarch Yrel, you can play many variants. However, since no Neutral cards are allowed, Dragons are not seen very often. However, Control Paladin, Holy Wrath Paladin, Midrange Paladin, Libram Paladin and to some extent Mech Paladin can be combined with No Neutral Paladin. In Wild, Silver Hand Paladin can also run No Neutral builds due to almost all Silver Hand Recruit synergy being Paladin-exclusive to begin with.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core Standard cards[edit | edit source]

The following Standard cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Murgur Murgurgle(210779).png
Hand of A'dal(210760).png
Aldor Peacekeeper(23).png
Goody Two-Shields(329867).png
Blessing of Kings(29).png
Lightforged Zealot(151418).png
High Abbess Alura(329941).png
Lightforged Crusader(151415).png
High Exarch Yrel(388942).png
Tirion Fordring(391).png

Optional Standard cards[edit | edit source]

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

First Day of School(329863).png
Brazen Zealot(90714).png
Micro Mummy(90774).png
Sandwasp Queen(90713).png
Lightforged Blessing(90582).png
Air Raid(184657).png
Argent Braggart(329936).png
Bronze Explorer(151370).png
Call to Adventure(90617).png
Gift of Luminance(329914).png
Lord Barov(329943).png
Nozdormu the Timeless(127301).png
Amber Watcher(151321).png
Blessing of Authority(329990).png
Pharaoh's Blessing(90780).png
Lay on Hands(506).png

Core Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.

The following Wild cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Righteous Protector(62864).png
Lost in the Jungle(55495).png
Shielded Minibot(12257).png
Muster for Battle(12223).png
Keeper of Uldaman(27260).png
Spikeridged Steed(55516).png
Sunkeeper Tarim(55462).png

Optional Wild cards[edit | edit source]

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

Sound the Bells!(89372).png
Crystalsmith Kangor(89860).png
Flash of Light(90262).png
Time Out!(90164).png
Seal of Champions(22373).png
Wickerflame Burnbristle(49633).png
Glowstone Technician(89938).png
Shrink Ray(89864).png
Uther of the Ebon Blade(62906).png
Shirvallah, the Tiger(90145).png

Libram variant[edit | edit source]

Aldor Attendant(210757).png
The Last Kaleidosaur(55512).png
Libram of Wisdom(210756).png
Aldor Truthseeker(210759).png
Libram of Justice(210755).png
Devout Pupil(329922).png
Lady Liadrin(210732).png
Lynessa Sunsorrow(76920).png
Libram of Hope(210758).png

Secret Variant[edit | edit source]

Main article: Secret Paladin
Autodefense Matrix(89817).png
Competitive Spirit(22460).png
Never Surrender!(90590).png
Noble Sacrifice(158).png
Mysterious Challenger(22394).png