Basic Paladin

Basic PaladinBasic Paladin

Welcome to the basic Paladin decklist, which is part of our basic series for our Hearthstone Beginner Guide. Starting out, Paladin is arguably one of the stronger class to start with due to its class cards. In Hearthstone, especially in arena, Paladin is known as the king for four since Paladin has a lot of strong basic 4 drops. With that said, Paladin really strive in the midgame.

Class Cards Explanation

Truesilver Champion an all time staple in just about every Paladin decklist, from basic to top competitive decks such as Secret Paladin and Midrange Paladin. This weapon is a great removal as you enter the midgame. It helps clear with early game minion as you focus on entering the midgame, causing huge tempo swing.

Blessing of King a very solid buff card, making any unclear minion become a punishable threat as it can swing back in tempo.

Consecration Paladin AOE spell that helps remove smaller minion off your opponent side of the board.

Hammer of Wrath an excellent beginner card as it can generate value. At worst, this card is a one-for-one, since the card you draw from the effect replaces itself. However, if Hammer of Wrath manage to clear a minion, then all of a sudden the card becomes a +1 as it remove a minion and replaces itself with a draw.

Neutral Cards Explanation

Elven Archer is here to help deal with 1 and or low health minion.

Acidic Swamp Ooze is the best 2 drop in the basic card set. Not only does it have the ideal stats of a 2 drop, but it also has an additional effect of destroying your opponent weapon.

Bloodfen Raptor is just a vanilla 3/2, to be use in the early game.

Razorfen Hunter is used to help fill up the 3 drop section. When played, it also summon an addition 1/1 minion, so in total, Razorfen Hunter stats comes out to be a total of 3/4 across the two minion.

Shattered Sun Cleric is arguably the best 3 drop in the basic card set. Its base stats is a little underwhelming, due to its nerf, but is still worth running due to its buffing effecting. Giving another minion +1/+1, we can evaluate this card as having a stats total of 4/3 across itself and the buffed minion.

Chillwind Yeti has an incredible base stats and is arguably the best 4 drop in the basic card set, enough said. Chillwind Yeti is an auto include in every basic deck.

Sen’jin Shieldmasta is the best taunt minion in the basic card set, due to his high health and ability to be played on turn 4, makes him very difficult to be removed through the use of minions. In other words, Sen’jin Shieldmasta will usually cause unfavorable trade for your opponent, especially if you are already ahead on the board.

Darkscale Healer stats is a little underwhelming as a 5 drop, but can potentially generate a lot of value by healing your already weakened minion. 

Frostwolf Warlord is decent if casted as a 5/5. However, if Frostwolf Warlord stats can become at least a 6/6 especially if played on turn 5, can make him a minion to be reckoned with. Also, Frostwolf can punish your opponent for not dealing with your minion.

Boulderfist Ogre much like Chillwind Yeti, has an incredible base stats, making him arguably the best 6 drop in the basic card set.

Stormwind Champion is a powerful late game card, especially if you have board present. Combined with Paladin hero power, Stormwind Champion can easily gain a lot of advantage through its effect.

Mulligan Explanation

This mulligan guide is to help you get started in learning how to form the perfect starting hand. For starter, especially with our basic deck series, focus on mulliganing for your early game. For example, looking for a turn 2 play is important to establish an early board. Then try looking for a 3 drop next. So ideally, you want a to be able to play a 2, 3, 4 drop on each of those respected turn.