12 Angry Orcs

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Olgra, Mankrik's Wife is DEAD!

Kargath Bladefist has been wrongly accused of murder and it will take 12 Angry Orcs to prove his innocence and find the real culprit. Overlord Saurfang (played by Henry Fonda) leads an all star cast in this classic 57' critically acclaimed deck. 12 orcs, 1 Mankrik and a whole lot of barrens drama ensues!

Frenzy Warrior theorycraft for day 1, we've got a good curve from the get go to retain tempo along with minion buffing, card draw and several finishers. Will be looking to tweak the list once it's been played a little.

 

Shout out to Erodos and MCMitta for helping shape the deck so far. There's been several versions now so I won't list all the changes. More suggestions are welcome.

 

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  • anchorm4n's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 1580 1602 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Great guide, really well done! Can anyone tell me how good the deck is though? I like to try out new stuff and this looks like the ultimate Frenzy deck, but I'm missing no less than 3 legendaries (Rokara, Saurfang, Runthak)... 

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    • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
      Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

      I tested it a bit for the first few days but Spell Mage absolutely ruins it as by and large this deck really needs opposing minions to interact with to get the most out of it. It's also by no means the most refined of lists. It was fun playing Saurfang and getting a lot of value out of him though.

      I would say for the sake of the deck Saurfang is required but Rokara isn't, though she is very good with rush minions. Overlord Runthak is free in core so all good there.

      There are some nerfs incoming and it's likely to effect Deck of Lunacy which might reduce the amount of spell mages and make this a bit more viable though the heart of the deck was built on the meme of 12 Angry Men so it may never be truly competitive.

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  • SheepOnAcid's Avatar 15 1 Posts Joined 04/01/2021
    Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Bruh I count 16 orcs total

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    • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
      Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

      Haha I counted it as follows:

      Cruel Taskmaster x 2

      Rokara

      Warmaul Challenger x 2

      Bloodboil Brute x 2

      Overlord Saurfang

      Blademaster Samuro

      Barrens Blacksmith x 2

      Overlord Runthak

      Makes 12 Angry Orcs

      Mankrik can't count as he can't be in the jury as his wife is dead. I reckoned the Bloodsail Deckhands were Goblins and all the other minions were either Trolls or Taurens.

       

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 805 1299 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 4 months ago

    This guide !

    Deck has also 4 Angry Taurens ! You should consider adding two more in one card; Cairne Bloodhoof and Baine Bloodhoof just for the story then maybe some E.T.C., God of Metal(writing this card's name tires me as hell) :P

    I remembered how I tried to build a Nerubian themed deck back then GvG times. Your theme at least seems somewhat viable. :D

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    • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
      Posted 4 months ago

      The deck was certainly built on the meme first haha. Though I feel like it might work, it depends on how sticky the larger minions can become because there's going to be a lot of board clearing this expansion.

      I like E.T.C., God of Metal with how many rush minions there are. I also think it might be worth putting in some sort of hard removal like Coerce as Libram Paladin is still a thing and has if anything gotten even more support...not to mention all sorts of taunt strategies which are likely to thrive across multiple classes.

      I'm going to see how it plays on day 1 then makes some tweaks and update this list.

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  • AnAngryBadger's Avatar Mankrik's Wife 640 208 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Best guide I have ever seen, I anxiously await your next thriller

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    • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
      Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

      Thank you very much. What's not to like with justice for Olgra? The best part is that once you draw her and clear Kargath's name Mankrik attacks the real murderer which is your opponent, the deck works as a film in it's own rights.

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      • AnAngryBadger's Avatar Mankrik's Wife 640 208 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
        Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

        Plus kargath gets a redemption arc when he returns like gandalf as kargath prime, helping to support you till mankrik can get his vengeance

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        • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
          Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

          Bravo, the plot line has sub plots!

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  • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Updated version. I took out the Warsong Envoys and an Animated Broomstick as more minions in the deck have rush than don't and there are multiple Frenzy activators available. Then I added in Overlord Runthak and 2 x Warmaul Challengers as it fit well on the curve and played into multiple other cards (the Brute and the Shield) plus it's good removal on turn 3.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1551 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    I have no idea how good this deck will be, but I am frustrated I can only vote for it once! One of the best write-ups I've read!

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    • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
      Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

      Thank you very much! For the keen of eye you'll also notice there are 12 orc jurors and Mankrik as the spouse of the deceased. Then a few Taurens and Trolls in the galleries to oversee proceedings.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 740 830 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    I like the theme, but it feels like the lack of 1- and 2-drops makes you fall so far behind in the early game that you're stuck struggling for board the rest of the game. I know it clashes with Overlord Saurfang, but maybe it's worth including Warsong Envoy?

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    • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
      Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

      Yes I think you might be right, I did think I might lose some of the high-roll value on Overlord Saurfang but there's not point in having it if you can't get to that point in the game.

      Warsong Envoy would be good or possibly Bloodsail Deckhand as it would discount the weapons? I think I'd lose two out of the following to put these in: Overlord Runthak, a Taurajo Brave, a Bloodboil Brute or a Warsong Commander as there is plenty of rush in there already and the broomsticks to boot. What do you think?

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      • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 740 830 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
        Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
        Quote From Harpomandrake

        Yes I think you might be right, I did think I might lose some of the high-roll value on Overlord Saurfang but there's not point in having it if you can't get to that point in the game.

        Warsong Envoy would be good or possibly Bloodsail Deckhand as it would discount the weapons? I think I'd lose two out of the following to put these in: Overlord Runthak, a Taurajo Brave, a Bloodboil Brute or a Warsong Commander as there is plenty of rush in there already and the broomsticks to boot. What do you think?

        I'd say add 2 Bloodsail Deckhand and 2 Warsong Envoy, cut Overlord Runthak, Warsong Commanders and a Taurajo Brave. I'd probably also cut the control cards to add more tempo cards, like Crabrider.

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        • MCMitta's Avatar HearthStationeer 505 69 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
          Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

          Honestly, I wouldn't add Warsong Envoy to the list if you want to play Overlord Saurfang as well. As it's really not a card you want to resurrect with it. I would keep  Overlord Runthak, as it provides a lot of value. Also, Cleave could be a nice addiction to the deck, as it helps regain the board in the early stages. 

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          • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
            Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

            I guess as we've added Bloodsail Deckhands and Crabriders plus there's a ton of rush in there we could go back to being a bit greedy again. I do like the idea of highballing Overlord Saurfang as it really would feel bad it you pulled two Warsong Envoys off of him.

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        • Harpomandrake's Avatar Servant of Illidan 405 37 Posts Joined 07/12/2019
          Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

          Once I've put in some low cost minions you don't really need the 2 x Minefield for removal and adding more rush can't hurt. Thank you, I'm going to amend it and give you a mention in the guide.

          The beauty of all of this is we have still managed to keep 12 angry orc jurors despite the changes so the meme of the deck remains!

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          • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 740 830 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
            Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
            Quote From Harpomandrake

            Once I've put in some low cost minions you don't really need the 2 x Minefield for removal and adding more rush can't hurt. Thank you, I'm going to amend it and give you a mention in the guide.

            The beauty of all of this is we have still managed to keep 12 angry orc jurors despite the changes so the meme of the deck remains!

            I just thought of another card that might be great here: Taelan Fordring to more reliably get Overlord Saurfang (or Kargath Prime). Maybe cut Bladestorm for it? I also think a second Corsair Cache would be fitting now that you added Bloodsail Deckhand, to get a more reliable 3/4 Outrider's Axe on turn 3. Maybe instead of the second Taurajo Brave or one of the Cruel Taskmasters?

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