- [LEGEND] Wild Taunt Warrior
- Taunt Warrior
A very good midrange list for climbing in the current meta. You are fairly protected against aggro, and the quest helps you pump up the pressure against control and combo decks. Most of the cards in the deck are there to help you complete your quest and maintain board presence. However, I feel like a few of them warrant a more in depth explanation for their inclusion.
Battle Rage is your main draw engine. Your minions tend to stick to the board well so you're expected to draw at least 2 or 3 cards when you use it, which is fairly decent for its mana cost. Between that and the card generation of Frightened Flunky, Stonehill Defender and Infested Goblin, you are pretty much guaranteed not to run out of cards to play until you've completed your quest.
Blood Razor is a great card to deal with small threats or push for some extra face damage, but it also works extremely well with Battle Rage, which is why it makes it into the list. After quest completion, it is also useful to remove potential weak targets for your hero power.
Finally, Brawl is a card that most would consider counterproductive in a midrange deck, and I certainly thought the same when I started playing this deck. It was after struggling against decks like Cubelock, Deathrattle Hunter or Taunt Druid that I saw its potential. Although in the early game you will take the lead in those matchups, in the end, they'll be able to turn the tables around by exploiting resurrect and mana cheat mechanics outvaluing you in the late game. However, there is a small window in which your opponent will be low on health, but their board will protect them from any threat posed by yours. At that moment, a good board clear can let you get a more clear shot with your hero power to push for lethal. That is why this card is included, although I have also found its use in the fringe cases in which you lose your board in the early game.
Well, that's about it. If you end up using this list be sure to leave a comment, as I'd like to know how well it did for you, or if you made any modifications to the list. I did most of the climb before the recent balance patch, but since it nerfed archetypes that somewhat countered this deck I imagine it should perform even better now.
Good luck, and happy insect swatting!
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