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Midrange Druid

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This Week's Notes

Druid has more polarized matchups than Secret Paladin, which gives it a lot of strength but also more pronounced weaknesses. The growing presence of Zoo alone introduces more risk into playing this Midrange Druid style, despite its exceptional ability to close out games against many of the popular Control/Midrange styles that are otherwise currently fairly dominant.

Tech Options

Shade of Naxxramas Mind Control Tech

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To help with the Zoo matchup, drop a Shade of Naxxramas for a Mind Control Tech.
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Zoolock

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This Week's Notes

Always a popular choice, but immensely dominant when Druid is a top tier choice, Zoo Warlock would probably be the best deck on the ladder right now if it weren\u2019t for the risk of hitting Freeze Mage. Every new set has added something critical for this archetype, and the synergy is better than ever.

Tech Options

Brann Bronzebeard Void Terror

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Defender of Argus Dire Wolf Alpha

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This report\u2019s substituted out Void Terror for Brann Bronzebeard and the second Dire Wolf Alpha for a second Defender of Argus. You can opt to swap those back, or look at a Sea Giant in lieu of one of the activators.\n
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Patron Warrior

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This Week's Notes

Patron has positive win rates against every other top meta deck on this list, but only moderately so - and is the only \u2018Midrange\u2019 deck type that loses to Control pretty much across the board (with the notable exception of Freeze Mage). There are lots of variants on this deck making the rounds at present, but the core is largely consistent.

Tech Options

Slam Cruel Taskmaster

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Given the contemporary meta, trading out a Slam for a Cruel Taskmaster can help develop your board more efficiently against Midrange or tempo-driven decks.\n
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Sir Finley Mrrgglton Loatheb

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Finley can also be traded for a better tech choice (given the meta, Loatheb is actually a strong contender for this slot).\n\n
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Freeze Mage

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This Week's Notes

If you want to play a deck that loses to Druid lots (and Control Warrior 90% of the time), but wins all of its other games, play Freeze Mage. This deck remains relevant purely on the basis of how much it holds down the non-Druid decks in the current meta.

Tech Options

Loot Hoarder Malygos

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A handful of players are substituting Malygos in to improve the anti-Control matchups.\n
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With where the meta currently is, we wouldn't be surprised to see this deck rise in popularity as it tends to do well against many of the top tier archetypes.

Aggro Druid

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This Week's Notes

Aggro Druid has positive win rates against most of the current top meta decks, and the ones it does not it trades quite evenly with. Most players are not looking for the more aggressive early bodies from this style of Druid, and may mulligan incorrectly against this deck.

Tech Options

Keeper of the Grove Savage Combatant

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Piloted Shredder Savage Combatant

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Consider Savage Combatant(s) over one of each of either or both of Keeper of the Grove or Piloted Shredder to have faster pressure.\n
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We of course have to thank various players and personalities for their input and opinions!
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Written by Kevin Hovdestad
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