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.

Bomb Warrior uses Wrenchcalibur and Clockwork Goblin to shuffle in Bombs, threatening a large amount of delayed damage over time. Galakrond Warrior runs Galakrond, the Unbreakable and Invoke cards to enable Scion of Ruin, using them to overrun the board while also copying them to repeat playing them multiple times.

The deck shares a lot of similarities with the Wild exclusive deck Patron 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
Risky Skipper(184970).png
Armorsmith(644).png
Battle Rage(664).png
Corsair Cache(210795).png
Frothing Berserker(69).png
Bloodsworn Mercenary(90738).png
Bomb Wrangler(184972).png
Livewire Lance(90766).png
Kor'kron Elite(130).png
Restless Mummy(90696).png
Kargath Bladefist(210686).png
Bloodboil Brute(210798).png

Bomb Warrior variant[edit | edit source]

Clockwork Goblin(90573).png
Wrenchcalibur(90572).png
Blastmaster Boom(90567).png

Galakrond Warrior variant[edit | edit source]

Ritual Chopper(151389).png
Awaken!(151391).png
Devoted Maniac(127300).png
Scion of Ruin(151347).png
Shield of Galakrond(127268).png
Kronx Dragonhoof(151334).png
Galakrond, the Unbreakable(151324).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Blazing Battlemage(151386).png
Sky Raider(151385).png
Improve Morale(90558).png
Whirlwind(161).png
Upgrade!(638).png
Amani Berserker(641).png
Cruel Taskmaster(328).png
Dragon Breeder(151346).png
Frightened Flunky(90758).png
Rampage(454).png
Temple Berserker(90812).png
Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Heroic Strike(1).png
Execute(227).png
Slam(215).png
EVIL Quartermaster(151372).png
Shield Block(493).png
Ancharrr(151352).png
Hoard Pillager(151428).png
Brawl(297).png
Arcanite Reaper(182).png
Grommash Hellscream(643).png
Deathwing, Mad Aspect(127293).png
Alexstrasza(303).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
Town Crier(89413).png
Crystallizer(89905).png
Eternium Rover(89851).png
Sir Finley Mrrgglton(27215).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Blood To Ichor(35209).png
Forge of Souls(62917).png
Warpath(89344).png
Woodcutter's Axe(89383).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Ravaging Ghoul(33161).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Rabid Worgen(89454).png
Augmented Elekk(89871).png
SN1P-SN4P(90680).png
Overlord's Whip(90211).png
Bloodhoof Brave(35205).png
Blood Razor(61815).png
Death's Bite(7734).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Fel Reaver(12264).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Alley Armorsmith(49663).png
Dyn-o-matic(89895).png
Loatheb(7746).png
Leeroy Jenkins(674).png
Darius Crowley(89369).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Malkorok(35207).png
Dr. Boom(12182).png
Blackhowl Gunspire(89374).png
Dr. Boom, Mad Genius(89827).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Rotface(62898).png
Scourgelord Garrosh(62927).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png