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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Plague Quarter Guide – Heroic Decks, Strategy
Each week, Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas puts forward new sets of bosses and cards. Keeping this in mind, I’ve decided to compile this comprehensive guide, hoping to provide you an outline, based on which you can create your own strategies and customized decks.
Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas Plague Quarter
I’ll be providing you with sample decks that have proven to work efficiently against both Normal and Heroic bosses. Needless to say, but these decks are intended to serve the role of an outline and you can always experiment with different cards to come out with your unique strategies.
Noth the Plaguebringer
Hero Power: Raise Dead
One of the biggest advantage that Noth has is his passive Hero Power which can replace any dead enemy minion (your minion) with a 1/1 skeleton without any mana cost.
Now, although 1/1 skeleton can’t do much against you, it is generally a good idea to have minions with a lot of health so that they don’t die easy and give Noth a free 1/1 skeleton.
And in case Noth gets his 1/1 skeletons, use an effective area-of-effect spell to take them out quickly.
Recommended Decks for Normal Noth the Plaguebringer
If you’re without Legendaries, this is one of the best decks that you can use to take out the Normal Noth.
For your starting hand, you have a number of options like Holy Smite, Leper Gnome, Mind Vision, Faerie Dragon, Frostwolf Grunt, and Questing Adventurer.
Just as the battle begins, get your Questing Adventurer complemented by Taunts/Boosts like Shattered Sun Cleric or Power Word: Shield. Next thing that you may want to use is Lightspawn with Divine Spirit and Flesheating Ghoul which will take out the boss in no time.
With this deck, it is advisable to have Deadly Poison in your starting hand. Doing so will allow you to use your Hero Power during turn #2 followed by using Deadly Poison during turn #3 to take out minions like Skeletal Smith.
Other good cards to have in your starting deck are Leper Gnome, Stormpike Commando, and Elven Archer.
Pounce down the Noth as soon as you get the available cards and make sure to use your knife for taking our Skeletons and most low-health minions. Another thing that you should keep in mind is to trade against Abomination or Unstable Ghoul to take out Noth’s low-health minions.
With this deck, recommended cards for your starting hand are Leper Gnome, Haunted Creeper, Loot Hoarder or Nerubian Egg.
There is a long strategy involved with using this deck and it primarily revolves around triggering the Deathrattles.
You can use Void Terror to get Nerubian Egg to die. It is also recommended to have a Harvest Golem next to it to get +2/+5. With Abomination, you can deal +2 damage to every card on the board and get your Deathrattles a lot faster.
And with Twisting Nether, you will not only clear the board, but also trigger Deathrattles. For the best strategy, clear the board and get 1-2 Nerubian.
Recommended Decks for Heroic Noth the Plaguebringer
For your starting hand, try to get Lightwell or the Northshire Cleric. Other than this, having Inner Fire, Divine Spirit, and Power Word: Shield is also recommended.
Just as the battle starts, you need to have your high-health minions and buff them as soon as possible. It is very important that your minions remain on board because Heroic Noth will kill them all during turn #6.
Another thing that you can do is to replace Boulderfist Ogres for Gargoyles. Buffing up a Gargoyle and having Inner Fire on it can turn the tables in a heated battle.
For your starting hand, you should try and go for Lightwell, Divine Spirit, Inner Fire, or Power Word: Shield.
The key to winning this boss fight is the efficient use of Lightwell which not only heals, but also has a large health pool. It is highly recommended that you buff up most of the minions on board so as to avoid Raise Dead.
If thing turn somewhat wayward, you can always rely on Shadow Word: Death and Holy Fire. Furthermore, Lightwell can also be used to take out a bunch of enemy minions.
And lastly, make sure to avoid Plague at all costs as it can summon quite a lot of minions for the Heroic Noth.
For your starting hand, Holy Smite and Shadow Word: Pain are useful against his minions. As for Power Word: Shield, Stoneskin Gargoyle, and Inner Fire, they all are used to counter attack.
With this deck, your best bet is to get Stoneskin Gargoyle and buff it with HP and Inner Fire. Instead of this, you can also go for Velen with HP buff plus Mind Blasting and Holy Firing.
With your Shadow Word: Deaths, you can easily take out his 5/5s. Another really frustrating thing about this boss is Duplicate which you should always try to get him use on either Bloodmage or Acolyte of Pain.
Heigan the Unclean
Hero Power: Eruption
Using his Hero Power, Heigan can deal +2 damage to your minion on the most-left spot for only 1 mana cost. Due to this fact, you should try and have plenty of a lot of minions on your board and not just any minions, but those with high Endurance; for example, a River Crocolisk or an Amani Berserker.
Another very important thing that you need to keep in mind is the placement of your minions. As a rule of thumb, the minions with high-HP should occupy the space on the left side of the board. Also, try to place a weak yet beneficial card on the left side.
For example, if you place a 2/1 Loot Hoarder on the left side, it will give you a free card after dying which is better than having nothing.
Recommended Decks for Normal Heigan the Unclean
For using this deck, you will have to be a little more patient and take things slowly. Make sure to stay alive and defend yourself until you use Lord of the Arena and Temple Enforcer, both of which will turn out to be greatly beneficial.
Other than this, Northshire Cleric can be used to get rid of enemy minions plaguing the board, however, make sure to keep attacking Heigan for an early win.
With this deck, your starting hand must contain low mana cost and Deathrattle cards. Minion-affecting cards don’t seem to hold much importance with this deck.
Cards that should make it to the left side of the board are Nerubian Egg, Raging Worgen, Stoneskin Gargoyle, and Gurubashi Berserker. Your Sacrificial Pact and Corruption are very beneficial against strong mobs, so keep them saved for the right moment.