Ramp Druid

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Ramp Druid (also known as "Big Druid") is a Druid deck type that takes advantage of Druid's unique ability to gain extra mana as a win condition. It usually builds a huge amount of high value minions and relies on late-game Taunts to stabilize and recover from its slow start. The deck can be very punishing against control decks due to the massive minions it can play, but suffers against fast aggro decks if not given time to stabilize.

The deck often aims to try to cheat out large threats very early through use of Giant Anaconda, Innervate and Barnes, as well as naturally being able to play them earlier due to its naturally faster mana growth thanks to Wild Growth, Nourish, Jade Blossom and Mire Keeper.

Ramp Druid is also the best host for the Journey to Un'Goro Druid Quest, Jungle Giants, which can be used to give an extra burst of tempo in the late game.

The current version of Ramp Druid opts to run big Dragons. Its focal point of power comes from Master Oakheart, who can recruit a Dragonhatcher and Drakkari Enchanter to put out multiple huge bodies in one turn.

In Wild format, the deck gains some very valuable minions. Emperor Thaurissan combined with Aviana can really speed up the deck's game plan and allow for even crazier late game plays. The card Astral Communion also presents a different play style for Ramp Druid in Wild, commonly referred to as Astral Druid.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[edit | edit source]

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

Lesser Jasper Spellstone(73327).png
Biology Project(89808).png
Wild Growth(282).png
Wrath(633).png
Drakkari Enchanter(62929).png
Ferocious Howl(89432).png
Bright-Eyed Scout(55590).png
Swipe(620).png
Branching Paths(76870).png
Nourish(120).png
Spreading Plague(62841).png
Malfurion the Pestilent(62904).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Sleepy Dragon(76980).png
Dragonhatcher(76964).png
Master Oakheart(76983).png
Ysera(495).png
Ultimate Infestation(62879).png
Deathwing(474).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Innervate(548).png
Earthen Scales(55548).png
Naturalize(154).png
Jungle Giants(55538).png
Doomsayer(467).png
Greedy Sprite(76972).png
Oaken Summons(76966).png
Ironwood Golem(76965).png
Twig of the World Tree(76878).png
Faceless Manipulator(450).png
Arcane Tyrant(76910).png
Malygos(241).png
Alexstrasza(303).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Living Roots(22329).png
Raven Idol(27230).png
Darnassus Aspirant(22303).png
Jade Blossom(49703).png
Mulch(22383).png
Mire Keeper(33162).png
Fandral Staghelm(35208).png
Barnes(42021).png
Astral Communion(22334).png
Loatheb(7746).png
Emperor Thaurissan(14454).png
The Curator(42022).png
Medivh, the Guardian(42036).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
Kel'Thuzad(7742).png
North Sea Kraken(22289).png
Nefarian(14448).png
Aviana(22325).png
Deathwing, Dragonlord(33177).png
Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound(33156).png
Kun the Forgotten King(49628).png