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 has remained a deck ever since. It utilizes a powerful curve of minions to constantly pressure the opponent while using the excellent board control options available to warrior to keep ahead.

It heavily utilizes Enrage 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 variant of Tempo Warrior utilizes 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.

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
Fiery War Axe(632).png
Battle Rage(664).png
Forge of Souls(62917).png
Ravaging Ghoul(33161).png
Frothing Berserker(69).png
Kor'kron Elite(130).png
Blood Razor(61815).png
Bloodhoof Brave(35205).png
Grommash Hellscream(643).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Inner Rage(366).png
N'Zoth's First Mate(33132).png
Southsea Deckhand(103).png
Animated Berserker(62834).png
Patches the Pirate(49624).png
Cruel Taskmaster(328).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
Cairne Bloodhoof(498).png
The Curator(42022).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Scourgelord Garrosh(62927).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png
Yogg-Saron, Hope's End(33168).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Sir Finley Mrrgglton(27215).png
Death's Bite(7734).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Dr. Boom(12182).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
Varian Wrynn(22342).png