Tempo Warrior

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Even after all these years, his blade still thirsts.

Tempo Warrior (also known as Aggro Warrior) is a Warrior deck type. It is a midrange Warrior build that gained popularity shortly before the release of the Standard format and was popular until the nerfs to Fiery War Axe and Execute. Very similar in playstyle to later Rush Warrior, it utilized a powerful curve of minions to constantly pressure the opponent while using the excellent board control options available to warrior to keep ahead. Tempo Warrior was largely absent from the meta afterwards until Saviors of Uldum, largely in thanks to Bloodsworn Mercenary.

Tempo Warrior heavily utilizes Enrage and related mechanics, such as draw from Battle Rage to cycle to its ultimate win condition, usually Grommash Hellscream. A collection of strong midrange minions like Frothing Berserker and Bloodhoof Brave allows Tempo Warrior to get extra value out of its small area of effect removals through their Enrage mechanics, and coupled with weapons and Rush minions lets them control the board effectively against non-swarming decks. Some variations to Tempo Warrior include the aggro Pirate package for early game tempo, Deathrattle package with N'Zoth, the Corruptor as a midrange finisher, and the highlander variant featuring Zephrys the Great to create lethal situations.

The deck shares a lot of similarities with the Wild exclusive deck Patron Warrior and Rush Warrior.

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:

Inner Rage(366).png
Town Crier(89413).png
Amani Berserker(641).png
Cruel Taskmaster(328).png
Temple Berserker(90812).png
Rampage(454).png
Battle Rage(664).png
Frothing Berserker(69).png
Bloodsworn Mercenary(90738).png
Livewire Lance(90766).png
Kor'kron Elite(130).png
Restless Mummy(90696).png
Leeroy Jenkins(674).png
Grommash Hellscream(643).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Crystallizer(89905).png
Eternium Rover(89851).png
Whirlwind(161).png
Upgrade!(638).png
Improve Morale(90558).png
Armorsmith(644).png
Frightened Flunky(90758).png
Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Heroic Strike(1).png
Execute(227).png
Slam(215).png
Warpath(89344).png
Woodcutter's Axe(89383).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Rabid Worgen(89454).png
SN1P-SN4P(90680).png
Militia Commander(89338).png
Dyn-o-matic(89895).png
Wasteland Assassin(90759).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Darius Crowley(89369).png
Arcanite Reaper(182).png
Sul'thraze(90146).png
Dr. Boom, Mad Genius(89827).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
Blood To Ichor(35209).png
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
Sir Finley Mrrgglton(27215).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Forge of Souls(62917).png
Ravaging Ghoul(33161).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Bloodhoof Brave(35205).png
Blood Razor(61815).png
Death's Bite(7734).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Fel Reaver(12264).png
Bittertide Hydra(55570).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Alley Armorsmith(49663).png
Loatheb(7746).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Malkorok(35207).png
The Curator(42022).png
Dr. Boom(12182).png
Rotface(62898).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Scourgelord Garrosh(62927).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png