Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Military Quarter Guide – Heroic Decks, Strategy

By   /   Aug 18, 2014

Following Arachnid Quarter and Plague Quarter in Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas, the next is Military Quarter which brings in new set of challenges, bosses to defeat, and cards to try out.

Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Military Quarter

Similar to my guides on previous two Quarters, I will be detailing basic strategies to defeat both Normal and Heroic versions of all the bosses. Furthermore, I will also be providing you with sample decks, based on which, you will be able to form your own unique strategies and decks.

Also, don’t forget to check out my guides on Arachnid Quarter and Plague Quarter by hitting on the links!

Instructor Razuvious

Hero Power: Unbalancing Strike

Basic Strategy
Instructor Razuvious’ Hero Power is insanely powerful for +3 damage for a 2 mana cost. Using this ability, this boss can easily take out your weak taunt minions; therefore, it is advised that you either have a lot of them or have ones with high-HP.

As for his health, he starts with +40 HP and two 0/7 minions. In addition to this, he also has a 2 mana weapons called Massive Runeblade that deals +5 damage and has +2 durability. Read on to find some sample decks that seem to work well against Normal and Heroic versions of this boss.

Recommended Decks for Normal Instructor Razuvious

Deck #1
With this deck, your starting hand should contain Northshire Cleric, Inner Fire, Power Word: Shield, and Acidic Swamp Ooze.

The basic strategy involved with this deck is to defend yourself until he utilizes his both Brawl(s). Before this point, it is not wise to have many minions on the board. Once you see him utilize the Brawl, make taunts and enforce them.

Coming to your minions, you need to save both your Acidic Swamp Ooze and Bloodsail Corsair for the boss’s weapon. Once again, you can play around with different cards and see what works best for you.

Deck #2
For this deck, your starting hand should contain Circle of Healing, Mind Vision, Divine Spirit, and Inner Fire.

You need to keep your 0/7 alive as long as possible. If the boss has not used his weapon, you should not deal any damage to them. Just keep on buffing them while he controls them and then turn them against him. It is a good idea to have one of them at minimum of +15 HP.

Another thing that you need to keep in mind is not to underestimate the taunt. Against a Heroic boss, having no taunts simply means game over for you.

Furthermore, do not have all of your minions on board at the same time as it will put you in a danger of losing all your taunts in a Brawl. And lastly, Lightwell also seems to work wonders against this boss as he will completely ignore it for some reason.

Deck #3
For this deck, your starting deck should contain Mana Wyrm, Mirror Image, and Sorcerer’s Apprentice or Duplicate.

The basic strategy involved in using this deck is to throw as much taunts in front of the boss, as possible. With this deck, you get 6 taunt cards and 4 enablers in Sunfury Protectors and Defender of Argus which will turn your non-taunters into more meatshileds.

Another thing that you need to do with this deck is to save Acidic Swamp of Ooze and Harrison Jones for his weapon. And lastly, Ragnaros the Firelord can act as a solid removal and deal some good amount of damage to Razuvious.

Recommended Decks for Heroic Instructor Razuvious

Deck #1
With this deck, it is advisable that you have Inner Fire, Divine Spirit, Shadow Word: Pain, Acidic Swamp Ooze, Mind Vision, Thoughtsteal, and Bloodsail Corsair in your starting hand.

Just as the match begins, use your Mind Control Crystal on Understudies and buff them immediately using Inner Fire or Divine Spirit. Once you’ve done this, divert your attention to the boss while healing your minions from time to time. If, however, your Understudies die, starting buffing up your other taunt minions.

The next thing that you want to do is to steal Razuvious’ Massive Runeblade weapon using Mind Vision or Thoughtsteal. Getting hold of this weapon ends the fight fairly quickly.

Deck #2
With this deck, you need to have Bloodsail Corsair and Acidic Swamp Ooze.

This deck is designed to help the new Hearthstone players with most of the minions having +5 or more than +5 HP. However, it can be really frustrating to get rid of this his sword. For this purpose, we will use either Bloodsail Corsair or Acidic Swamp Ooze.

Let’s assume you are unable to get rid of his weapon! In this case, you need to put a ton of low-HP taunting minions on board. Also, keep an eye out for Brawl as it can really turn the tables during the battle.

Deck #3
This is a really cheap deck which not only works for defeating Heroic Instructor Razuvious, but also Heroic the Four Horsemen. When planning to take down Razuvious, try and get Divine Spirit and Inner Fire in your starting hand.

The basic strategy involved in using this deck is to stay focused on the boss while buffing his undamaged minions. The first thing that you need to do is to take his Understudies and buff them up using Inner Fire. Another important aspect to keep in mind is not to play more than 2 creatures at a given time.

This boss is capable of taking them out by relative ease using his Brawl.

Gothik the Harvester

Hero Power: Harvest

Basic Strategy
The hero power of this boss allows him to draw a card for 2 mana cost without any additional damage dealt to your character.

Gothik can also play a 2/2 minion dubbed as Unrelenting Trainee which produces a Spectral Trainee when it dies and deals +1 damage to your hero at the start of your turn. In addition to this, he also has Unrelenting Riders which produces 0/6 Spectral Riders after dying and deal +1 damage to your hero.

There are a number of ways using which you can easily deal with these Spectral Minions. You can either use Silence or Transformation Spells on these minions to turn them against their caster and further buff them for more damage output.

Recommended Decks for Normal Gothik the Harvester

Deck #1
This deck is proven to work against both Normal and Heroic forms of Gothik the Harvester along with other bosses of the Military Quarter. Your starting hand ought to contain Auchenai Soulpriest and Circle of Healing combo.

Just as the fight starts, you will notice that Gothik will have a lot of low-HP minions on the board. With the combination of Auchenai Soulpriest and Circle of Healing, you will ensure that the board is always clear. Furthermore, with these cards, you will also be able to kill any Spectral Minions on the board.

The taunts in this deck are the key to winning this fight! Once Gothik starts using Unstable Ghoul and Abomination, make sure to use their Deathrattles to clear the boss’s board. At last, he will run out of cards and you will easily kill him by Fatigue.

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