Hearthstone: Odd Druid deck guide (Baku the Mooneater)

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What Baku the Mooneater will mean for the Druid in the Year of the Raven.

Our Odd Druid deck list guide features the best Rastakhan deck list for Season 57 of Hearthstone (December 2018). Our Odd Druid guide also contains Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.

Odd Druid is a Hearthstone deck that makes use of the improved hero power from Baku the Mooneater to out-value opponents, while taking advantage of bonus effects from playing Odd-cost cards to create a wall of high-health minions.

It is somewhat underplayed in the current meta due to the prevalence of other stronger Druid decks, although it has the potential to be improved even further with new cards from the upcoming Rastakhan’s Rumble set.

If you’re considering getting ahead of the curve before the release of the new expansion, however, we’ve put together this quick primer on playing Odd Druid. It’ll not only cover the cards to include in the deck, but also offer some advice on how to get the most out of the deck right now.

As we move closer to the release of Rastakhan’s Rumble, we’ll be sure to return here to update this guide, with a launch-ready deck list and further insight into how to get the most out of the archetype.

UPDATE – RASTAKHAN’S RUMBLE LAUNCH!

To help you get started with Odd Druid in the first few days of the new Rastakhan meta, we wanted to highlight a very early list that’s subject to a lot of change. It was created by popular streamer Regiskillbin.

Odd Druid deck list – Rastakhan’s Rumble launch

Druid Neutral
2 x Claw 2 x Dire Mole
2 x Spirit of the Raptor 2 x Fire Fly
2 x Crypt Lord 1 x Mind Control Tech
2 x Druid of the Scythe 2 x Tar Creeper
2 x Gnash 1 x Void Ripper
2 x Savage Roar 2 x Cobalt Scalebane
1 x Wardruid Loti 1 x Zilliax
2 x Druid of the Claw 1 x Baku the Mooneater
2 x Gloom Stag
1 x Gonk, the Raptor

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAZICBt4F/eoCrtICoIADwYYDnvgCDJoIi+UC68ICmIYDkdACi+4C/M0C5gXKwwLKywK0BdjsAgA=

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Please keep in mind that the rest of this article refers to a previous version, and all content will be comprehensively overhauled once the busy launch window is behind us!

Odd Druid deck list and strategy

This is very much an off-meta deck at the time of publishing this article, but here’s a version created by Brian Kibler recently which will help you get up to speed with the archetype:

Druid Neutral
2 x Lesser Jasper Spellstone 2 x Crystallizer
2 x Druid of the Scythe 2 x Fire Fly
2 x Savage Roar 1 x Mind Control Tech
2 x Druid of the Claw 2 x Tar Creeper
2 x Fatespinner 1 x Vicious Fledgling
2 x Gloom Stag 2 x Void Ripper
1 x Ixlid, Fungal Lord 2 x Cobalt Scalebane
2 x Ancient of War 1 x Harrison Jones
1 x Zilliax
1 x Baku the Mooneater

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAZICBt4FkAefwgKj5gKe+AKggAMMtAXmBYsI68ICysMCyssC98wCmNIC/eoC2OwCi+4C+v4CAA==

Odd Druid tips, combos and synergies

These are some of the potential combos that exist in this version of Odd Druid. You should find many of these very useful to achieve the deck’s full potential.

Baku the Mooneater will improve your hero power to deal two damage and gain two Armor, which can make a lot of early trades easier and safer.

– Don’t forget that the extra damage provided by Savage Roar is applied to your hero as well. Worth keeping in mind when calculating your damage potential.

-You should find it a lot easier to upgrade Lesser Jasper Spellstone with your improved hero power, in order to reach its maximum damage potential. Gain three Armor while this is in your hand and the damage is increased to four. Gain another three Armor and the card tops out at six damage.

Gloom Stag is a decent Taunt minion as a 2/6, but as this deck only contains odd cards it gets buffed to a 4/8 for five mana. That can be a huge problem for your opponent to deal with cleanly.

– If your opponent has four or more minions on the board, Mind Control Tech will choose one at random and add it to your side of the board when played.

-With all the chunky minions you’ll be playing in this deck you can create a significant board presence with Ixlid, Fungal Lord, as it will create a copy of them on the board when summoned.

-Another way to gain armour incredibly quickly is through Crystallizer. You’ll sacrifice health, but the Armor is far more useful to you.

-Odd Druid can usually outlast most opponents with all its huge health minions, but Void Ripper can also turn that plan on its head and allow you to swing for some huge surprise damage.

– Hit End Turn and your Cobalt Scalebane will choose another friendly minion at random and grant it three points of Attack. If the Scalebane is the only minion you have it will not buff itself.

– If your opponent is holding a weapon at the time he’s played, Harrison Jones will destroy it and draw you cards equal to the Durability value of that weapon.

– When it attacks the other hero, Vicious Fledgling goes through the Adapt process. You’ll have to choose one of three buffs drawn at random from the following pool. Note that if you pick Windfury first time, you get to attack and buff again!

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