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.
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:
Optional cards[edit | edit source]
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
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