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Tempo Warrior (also known as Aggro Warrior) is a Warrior deck type. It is a midrange Warrior build that gained popularity shortly before the release of the Standard format and was popular until the nerfs to Fiery War Axe and Execute. Very similar in playstyle to later Rush Warrior, it utilized a powerful curve of minions to constantly pressure the opponent while using the excellent board control options available to warrior to keep ahead. Tempo Warrior was largely absent from the meta afterwards until Saviors of Uldum, largely in thanks to Bloodsworn Mercenary.

Tempo Warrior heavily utilizes Enrage and related mechanics, such as draw from Battle Rage to cycle to its ultimate win condition, usually Grommash Hellscream. A collection of strong midrange minions like Frothing Berserker and Bloodhoof Brave allows Tempo Warrior to get extra value out of its small area of effect removals through their Enrage mechanics, and coupled with weapons and Rush minions lets them control the board effectively against non-swarming decks. Some variations to Tempo Warrior include the aggro Pirate package for early game tempo, Deathrattle package with N'Zoth, the Corruptor as a midrange finisher, and the highlander variant featuring Zephrys the Great to create lethal situations.

Bomb Warrior uses Wrenchcalibur and Clockwork Goblin to shuffle in Bombs, threatening a large amount of delayed damage over time. Galakrond Warrior runs Galakrond, the Unbreakable and Invoke cards to enable Scion of Ruin, using them to overrun the board while also copying them to repeat playing them multiple times.

The deck shares a lot of similarities with the Wild exclusive deck Patron Warrior.

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:

Inner Rage
Risky Skipper
Sky Raider
Battle Rage
Corsair Cache
Bloodsworn Mercenary
Bomb Wrangler
Livewire Lance
Warmaul Challenger
Kor'kron Elite
Bloodboil Brute

Bomb Warrior variant[]

Hoard Pillager
Doctor Krastinov
Blastmaster Boom
Galakrond, the Unbreakable

Galakrond Warrior variant[]

Ritual Chopper
Devoted Maniac
Scion of Ruin
Shield of Galakrond
Kronx Dragonhoof
Galakrond, the Unbreakable

Optional cards[]

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

Blazing Battlemage
Boom Squad
Improve Morale
Amani Berserker
Cruel Taskmaster
Dragon Breeder
Frightened Flunky
Heroic Strike
Temple Berserker
Zephrys the Great
Clockwork Goblin
EVIL Quartermaster
Frothing Berserker
Ironbeak Owl
Lord Barov
Shield Block
Hoard Pillager
Kargath Bladefist
Mortal Strike
Restless Mummy
Arcanite Reaper
Cutting Class
Grommash Hellscream
Deathwing, Mad Aspect

Wild cards[]

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
N'Zoth's First Mate
Town Crier
Eternium Rover
Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Patches the Pirate
Blood To Ichor
Forge of Souls
Woodcutter's Axe
Acolyte of Pain
Ravaging Ghoul
Bloodsail Cultist
Rabid Worgen
Augmented Elekk
Overlord's Whip
Bloodhoof Brave
Blood Razor
Death's Bite
Piloted Shredder
Fel Reaver
Sludge Belcher
Alley Armorsmith
Leeroy Jenkins
Darius Crowley
Direhorn Hatchling
Dr. Boom
Blackhowl Gunspire
Dr. Boom, Mad Genius
Ragnaros the Firelord
The Lich King
Scourgelord Garrosh
N'Zoth, the Corruptor