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Duel Paladin (also known as Big Paladin) is a Paladin deck archetype focused around "cheating out" large minions from the deck far earlier than usual. The deck utilizes cards like Duel! and Commencement to summon high-cost minions from the deck, while also running a token package with cards such as First Day of School, Air Raid and Muster for Battle to stabilize against faster opponents.

Common Cards[]

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

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core Cards[]

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

Archmage Vargoth(90615).png
Duel!(90612).png
Blatant Decoy(90841).png
Hammer of the Naaru(378828).png
Commencement(329987).png
Turalyon, the Tenured(329913).png
Tirion Fordring(475033).png
Scrapyard Colossus(210765).png
Colossus of the Moon(90764).png
Shirvallah, the Tiger(90145).png

Token Variant[]

The following cards are played in more early-game oriented versions:

Desperate Measures(90616).png
First Day of School(329863).png
Lost in the Jungle(55495).png
Air Raid(184657).png
Snack Run(389044).png
Day at the Faire(378807).png
Muster for Battle(12223).png
Underlight Angling Rod(210711).png
Barricade(442040).png
Prismatic Lens(89893).png

Odd Big Beast Variant[]

The following cards are played in a variant that tries to gain the board via The Silver Hand and Quartermaster, or create massive board swings with Oondasta and big beasts.

Call to Adventure(90617).png
Quartermaster(12280).png
Amani War Bear(90197).png
Baku the Mooneater(89335).png
Oondasta(90171).png
Giant Mastodon(55593).png

Optional cards[]

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

Conviction (Rank 1)(487686).png
Oh My Yogg!(388980).png
Wave of Apathy(329985).png
Divine Favor(581).png
Equality(475047).png


A New Challenger...(90173).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Plagued Protodrake(329979).png
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