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Control Paladin is a Paladin deck type. It revolves around the use of strong removal in the form of Aldor Peacekeeper and Equality to stay in the game and out-resource most decks.

The deck aims to prevent the opponent from establishing a board during the early turns, playing powerful cards during the midgame to begin stabilizing, and then dropping threatening late-game powerhouses to secure the win. The deck is able to consistently use its hero power, Reinforce, during the early turns, allowing it to out-value some other control decks.

In Wild, Control Paladin also sometimes carries N'Zoth, the Corruptor. The N'Zoth variant revolves around using N'Zoth to resummon the very strong Tirion Fordring, alongside other deathrattle minions. Generally the N'Zoth package is fairly light, sometimes just carrying Tirion alongside one or two copies of a card like Infested Tauren.

Control Paladin is usually be built into an OTK-style Combo deck using Uther of the Ebon Blade alongside cards like Youthful Brewmaster and Zola the Gorgon to activate Uther's built-in win condition.

Sometimes, a heal-based package can be based on High Priest Thekal, The Glass Knight, Zandalari Templar and various other cards which synergize with healing to construct Control Paladin, this subtype is commonly referred to as "Healadin". Control Paladin can also utilize the various spells it has at its dispense and build a more spell based deck, utilizing Shirvallah, the Tiger, Spirit of the Tiger, Lynessa Sunsorrow, Immortal Prelate and sometimes an inclusion of the Paladin Quest, The Last Kaleidosaur along with Sound the Bells to complete it. Larger spells such as Lay on Hands and Dinosize can also be used to construct a deck based more around Spiteful Summoner, but this is rarely seen due to having to give up useful cards such as Equality and Time Out!

Common Cards[]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Righteous Protector(62864).png
Crystalsmith Kangor(89860).png
Flash of Light(90262).png
Wild Pyromancer(25).png
Aldor Peacekeeper(23).png
Stonehill Defender(55529).png
Time Out!(90164).png
Zola the Gorgon(76880).png
Truesilver Champion(293).png
Spikeridged Steed(55516).png
Sunkeeper Tarim(55462).png
Tirion Fordring(391).png
Uther of the Ebon Blade(62906).png

Exodia Variant[]

Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Loot Hoarder(395).png
Youthful Brewmaster(247).png
Blackwald Pixie(89366).png
Ancient Brewmaster(572).png
Call to Arms(76919).png

Spell Variant[]

The Last Kaleidosaur(55512).png
Immortal Prelate(90152).png
Sound the Bells!(89372).png
Blessing of Kings(29).png
Spirit of the Tiger(90188).png
A New Challenger...(90173).png
Lynessa Sunsorrow(76920).png
Shirvallah, the Tiger(90145).png

Heal Variant[]

Lesser Pearl Spellstone(76900).png
Vicious Scalehide(89444).png
High Priest Thekal(90199).png
The Glass Knight(89411).png
Zandalari Templar(90192).png

Optional cards[]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Acolyte of Pain(428).png
Elise the Trailblazer(55451).png
Cairne Bloodhoof(498).png
Lay on Hands(506).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
The Lich King(62922).png

Wild cards[]

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Forbidden Healing(33126).png
Dirty Rat(49673).png
Shielded Minibot(12257).png
Auctionmaster Beardo(49659).png
Rallying Blade(35246).png
Wickerflame Burnbristle(49633).png
Infested Tauren(33128).png
Keeper of Uldaman(27260).png
Piloted Shredder(12191).png
Burgly Bully(49704).png
Solemn Vigil(14453).png
Sludge Belcher(7749).png
Ivory Knight(42019).png
Sylvanas Windrunner(33).png
The Curator(42022).png
Ragnaros, Lightlord(33147).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png