Tempo Warrior

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Tempo 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 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 Bloodhoof Brave and Frothing Berserker allows Tempo Warrior to get extra value out of its small area of effect removals through their Enrage mechanics. A common later variant of Tempo Warrior utilized the aggro Pirate package for a stronger early game start. The deck can also run a package with N'Zoth, the Corruptor, Direhorn Hatchling and Cairne Bloodhoof.

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:

Blood To Ichor(35209).png
Sir Finley Mrrgglton(27215).png
Execute(227).png
Fiery War Axe(632).png
Battle Rage(664).png
Slam(215).png
Forge of Souls(62917).png
Frothing Berserker(69).png
Ravaging Ghoul(33161).png
Bloodhoof Brave(35205).png
Blood Razor(61815).png
Death's Bite(7734).png
Kor'kron Elite(130).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Loatheb(7746).png
Malkorok(35207).png
Dr. Boom(12182).png
Grommash Hellscream(643).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Inner Rage(366).png
Whirlwind(161).png
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
Southsea Deckhand(103).png
Animated Berserker(62834).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Execute(227).png
Cruel Taskmaster(328).png
Armorsmith(644).png
Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Val'kyr Soulclaimer(62853).png
Bloodsail Cultist(35204).png
Death Revenant(62926).png
Alley Armorsmith(49663).png
Direhorn Hatchling(55524).png
Bittertide Hydra(55570).png
Elise the Trailblazer(55451).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Cairne Bloodhoof(498).png
The Curator(42022).png
Rotface(62898).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Scourgelord Garrosh(62927).png
Deathwing(474).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png
Varian Wrynn(22342).png
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End(33168).png