Jade Druid: Hearthstone Decklist Guide – Since the emergence of Hearthstone’s expansion of Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, decks have begun to emerge using the mechanism of the synergy of the Jade Golem inside. After discussing the Jade Shaman deck, this time I will discuss a deck from the Druid class that also uses the Jade Golem forces in it.
This deck still uses some classic cards from Druids like Wild Growth and Innervate to ramp up. Even though it’s a little slow, Jade Blossom can also help the Druid ramp up three or even earlier with Innervate or The Coin.
Then this deck of course uses several core cards in synergy with Jade Golems like Jade Spirit, Aya Blackpaw, Jade Behemoth, and a special card that makes this deck has unlimited potential, namely Jade Idol.
As a Druid, of course you also need a card with a draw effect to compensate for which growth is very fast. Therefore Azure Drake, Gadgetzan Auctioneer, which has synergy with Jade Idol, and Wrath, which also acts as a removal is the right card for this deck.
Brann Bronzebeard and Standard Staghelm are minions who are able to give high value to cards with Battlecry (which takes out the Jade Golem) or Pick One (especially Jade Idol) which is characteristic of the Druid class.
Living Roots, Mulch, and Swipe are a number of removal options that you can use on this deck, plus Feral Rage which has a flexible effect as a defense or attack card.
On this deck you also see Acidic Swamp Ooze, which acts as a technical card to counter Pirate decks such as Rogue, Shaman, and Warrior. You can even use Acidic Swamp Ooze to fight Renolock who plays Lord Jaraxxus.
Your winning option is to survive until the late game, control the board, and overwhelm the minions with unlimited Jade Golem forces. You can do this by combining the synergy between Staghelm, Gadgetzan Auctioneer, and also Jade Idol.
How to play
When Mulligan, try to save important cards for ramps like Innervate, Wild Growth, and Jade Blossom. So are small removals like Living Roots and Wrath. However, never save Jade Idol during Mulligan, because you want to combine the card with Standard Staghelm or Gadgetzan Auctioneer.
After that, the way you play this deck is more or less “simple” as you read before, namely to ramp up, control the board, then flood the board with the Jade Golem troops.
Some of the cards that you might need to consider using are Staghelm. I do not encourage you to play Fandral Staghelm just turn four, unless you are sure that Staghelm will last until the next turn.
If you want to play Standard Staghelm, pair it with the Choose One card like Jade Idol, Nourish, Wrath, and so on. The same is true for Gadgetzan Auctioneer. If possible save The Coin, Innervate, and other small spells to draw cards.
However, you must be careful when fighting aggressive decks like the Pirate Warrior or Aggro Shaman. If you meet a deck like that, you have to focus on the board control and how to survive, not the ramp. You can buy time by taking the armor provided by Feral Rage for example.
Jade Druids are slow decks. If you fight a class that also uses deck control, maybe the Jade Druid will be superior because it gives you time to ramp and prepare a combo in hand.
However, it is different from fighting aggro decks. You can only hope to have an answer to every minion that your opponent issued at the start of the game. However, this deck is still quite fun to play and strong in climbing ladders.