Written by [DKMR]Varranis
Welcome to this week’s “What Would DKMR Do?” Each week we’ll present an in-game situation and discuss the possible lines of play. Here’s the scenario for this week:
How you use your removal is key to winning the Zoo match-up. So how would you deal with this situation?
Paul, Matheus Revoredo, Peter Thorne, and Dorkmaster Flek said they would:
This is the most straight forward play and provides the best result in the current situation. While it doesn’t use our cards most efficiently, against Zoo it’s often critical to keep your life total high at the expense of card advantage and keep their board clear to prevent them from buffing their minions.
SkarnSW and Nuclein decided on an alternative play:
This play ensures we remove our opponent’s strongest minion, cycles our deck, and holds our strongest board clear for later. The question is can we afford to wait to use Blade Flurry.
So what would DKMR do?
We would play Deadly Poison and then Blade Flurry in order to clear the board. We can’t allow the board to get much more threatening without the game spinning out of control so we need to use some of our removal options. While we may get a slightly better sweep by holding our Blade Flurry, it will be at the cost of significant damage. A smart opponent would also ensure he does not overextend into a Deadly Poison fueled Blade Flurry by Life Tapping on the following turn or playing minions like Harvest Golem or Defender of Argus who have Deathrattle or buff other minions out of Blade Flurry range.
It’s also important not to underestimate how powerful Backstab can be in this match-up. Backstab is a zero mana 1-for-1 against many of our opponent’s powerful minions. Not only is it useful on nearly any turn of the game, but it’s one of the few cards we can play on turn 5 alongside Gadgetzan Auctioneer to ensure a draw and manage the board in the same turn.
Next week we’ll be talking about the scenario below. What would you do? Let us know in the comments! We know one of the traps is Snake Trap.
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