Low-cost decks are increasingly popular as a way to build a deck around a theme, such as controlling the board or playing multiple minions at once.
The idea is that if you’re not able to beat your opponent’s minions, you can easily overwhelm them with cheap minions and build up a board advantage in the process.
A deck like this is often referred to as a “card combo deck” because it can easily be built to win without sacrificing much to its theme.
With that in mind, we’ll take a look at a few different ways to build such a deck and give you some tips on how to approach your build.
What makes a low-budget deck low-key?
As mentioned above, low-budget decks often feature only one or two spells, often in the form of simple cards like Taunt minions or cards that are cheap enough to be used in the early game.
There are also a number of other cards that may seem like cheap filler but can provide some powerful gameplay.
For instance, some low-curve decks will have cheap cards that you can play on turn 3, such a Flamestrike or Shadowstep for a late game kill.
This can often make a deck that’s played on turn 1 or 2 incredibly powerful, but you can often get away with this by running more expensive cards on turn 2 or 3.
Additionally, cards like Azure Drake can provide you with a significant amount of tempo.
For example, a 1-mana 5/5 for 3 mana can give you enough value to keep an opponent at bay, while a 3-manacre 2/2 for 5 mana can allow you to finish a minion off quickly.
What can a low cost deck do well?
One thing a low budget deck does well is use cheap, powerful cards.
When playing a low curve deck, the most powerful cards in the deck are typically the cheaper ones.
This is often because the low-card count makes them easier to deal with.
For this reason, low cost decks often focus on cheap minions that can quickly attack and deal damage, and then some other cheap cards can also do some damage.
For a good example of a deck with low cost, you’ll want to look at the Jade Druid deck from the Hearthstone World Championships that featured a number a of low cost minions.
This deck uses a mix of cheap minions to attack and clear the board quickly, and also has the powerful card Jade Flurry that can hit for 4 damage at the end of a turn.
You can even run an additional Jade Flutter to give the deck a little extra power and speed to deal some more damage to the opponent.
In addition to these cheap cards, lowcost decks also tend to have a strong board presence thanks to the high number of minions available on the board.
With the low cost of the deck, it’s easier to keep board control thanks to a high amount of minions, while the large number of cards that can attack the opponent can also give your opponent some breathing room.
How to play a low price deck in the real world?
As a high-level Hearthstone player, you might find that you’re a bit more comfortable playing a deck like the one shown above, as your playstyle is a little more streamlined.
You’re able to play more aggressive decks that run lots of cheap and powerful minions, but also you have the flexibility to play an aggro or control deck depending on the meta.
However, playing a cheap and efficient deck like a low card count is not always a good idea, as it can result in a deck where you have a lot of cards but no synergy with your deck’s theme.
A high card count can also mean that you have to run a lot more spells, which can slow down your gameplay.
However with that in a mind, a deck can still play a very solid game with a low mana curve and relatively little cards.
How do you decide what cards to include in your low cost build?
With that being said, the decision on which cards to put in your deck is usually up to you.
Some players choose to play fewer than three of the same card, while others will often choose to include a lot, especially if the cards are strong.
It’s not necessary to run four of the exact same card in your base deck, as the higher-end cards will likely have more synergy.
You should also keep in mind that if the game goes longer than a few turns, you may have to consider whether or not the cards you included are really good enough.
If you do choose to run fewer than four cards in your initial build, then you can consider adding more powerful cards to the deck later on.
A lot of the time, you won’t have enough removal to deal much damage to your opponent, but that’s okay because it’s usually not worth the loss of a card.
If your deck does end up being more powerful than your opponent though, it is important to think about the card pool.
Many cards have synergy