Aggro Forestcraft

Deck Overview

Rotation Rating
4 / 5
Difficulty
Medium
Cost
Low

Rotation Archetype Overview

Aggro Forestcraft is a deck archetype that has been around for as long as one can remember. It utilizes many low-PP followers, such as Fairies, to quickly rush the opponent. This deck is quite unique for an aggro deck, as it also has the potential to control the field using cards such as Wood of Brambles and Insect Lord.  This deck may be difficult to manage at first, but with high proficiency, it can take down any deck in the format!

Rotation Deck Sample

Follower
Card Cost Quantity
GoblinFollower - Standard 1 3
Water FairyFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Last Words: Put a Fairy into your hand.
Evolved
Last Words: Put a Fairy into your hand.
1 3
Fairy WhispererFollower - Standard
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put two Fairies into your hand.
2 3
Leaf ManFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Enhance (5) - Give all allied followers +1/+0. Those followers can't be damaged by spells and effects. These effects last until the end of your opponent's turn.
2 3
Rayne, Elf SmithFollower - Chronogenesis
Evolved
Evolve: If you've played at least 3 cards this turn, give another allied follower +1/+0 and Rush. That follower can't be damaged until the end of the turn.
2 3
Insect LordFollower - Chronogenesis
Unevolved
Fanfare: Deal X damage to a random enemy follower. X equals the number of cards played this turn, including this card.
2 3
Storied FalconerFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put a Skystride Raptor into your hand.
Evolved
Evolve: Give Bane to all allied Skystride Raptors in your hand.
2 3
Magical Fairy, LilacFollower - Wonderland Dreams
Unevolved
Clash: Destroy the enemy follower. Then remove this follower's Clash ability.
Evolved
Clash: Destroy the enemy follower. Then remove this follower's Clash ability.
3 2
Starry ElfFollower - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Fanfare: Put a random amulet from your deck into your hand.
3 2
Fairy DriverFollower - Wonderland Dreams
Unevolved
Whenever an allied Fairy comes into play, give it +1/+0 and Storm until the end of the turn.
Evolved
Whenever an allied Fairy comes into play, give it +1/+0 and Storm until the end of the turn.
4 3
Greenglen AxemanFollower - Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Unevolved
Rush.
Fanfare: Give your leader the following effect - At the end of your turn, deal 2 damage to the enemy leader if at least 3 cards were played this turn. (This effect lasts for the rest of the match.)
Evolved
Rush.
7 3
Spell
Card Cost Quantity
Airbound BarrageSpell - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Return an allied follower or an amulet to your hand. Then deal 3 damage to an enemy follower.
(This card can be played when both a targetable allied card and enemy card are in play.)
1 3
Elf SongSpell - Starforged Legends
Unevolved
Put 2 Fairies into your hand.
Give all allied followers +1/+1 if at least 2 other cards were played this turn.
2 3
Amulet
Card Cost Quantity
Wood of BramblesAmulet - Wonderland Dreams
Unevolved
Countdown (2)
Fanfare: Put 2 Fairies into your hand.
Give all allied followers in play and all allied followers that come into play Clash: Deal 1 damage to the enemy follower.
2 3

Rotation Core Cards

Card
Expansion: Base Set
Expansion: Wonderland Dreams
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge
Expansion: Starforged Legends
Expansion: Wonderland Dreams

Wood of Brambles: This single amulet is able to shut down certain matchups and it makes it much more difficult for the opponent to get rid of your followers. This card is searchable via Starry Elf, since this is the only amulet in the deck.

Fairy Driver: This card is the main source of burst damage in the deck and it is often recommended to be played on turns 7 or 8 (or later), accompanied by 3 or 4 fairies, respectively.

Greenglen Axeman: This card has taken the place of Ipiria after the card adjustment as a new finisher. However, this card functions quite differently, sacrificing an explosive, one-hit damage (like by Ipiria) for persistent damage.

Rotation Alternative Options

Card
Expansion: Starforged Legends
Expansion: Starforged Legends

Ariana, Natural Tutor: This silver-rare card is quite versatile: it provides a mid-sized body, follower removal, and player damage. This is a great way to deal with opposing Ward followers.

Ipiria: Although the recent card adjustment raised its cost from 5 to 6, the Ambush ability and its high attack power is still attractive in an aggressive deck. Three copies may be a bit overkill!

Rotation Budget Options

Card
Expansion: Dawnbreak, Nightedge

The cards mentioned above are great budget options for the deck, and it can take place of a few copies of the Greenglen Axeman. However, the core deck itself is relatively cheap to build, so the cost may not be much of an issue.

Rotation Deck Mulligans

 

Water Fairy / Goblin: As an aggro deck, it is very important to have a turn 1 play. A single copy of this card can easily deal 2-3 damage, making it that much easier to end the game.

Fairy Whisperer: Although it has very low stats, this card is extremely important in generating Fairies that will be used in future turns for board presence and combos.

Other 2-PP followers: All 2-PP followers in this deck have great effects and it would be good to keep them also.

Insect Lord / Elf Song: These cards are generally only kept as a set with other cards, especially Fairy Whisperer. Try not to keep these if you are missing crucial turn 1~3 plays in your opening hand.

Wood of Brambles: This card, along with Starry Elf that searches for it, is high priority against Forestcraft, Shadowcraft, and Portalcraft (or any decks that utilize a bunch of small followers) opponents.

Rotation General Gameplan and Tips/Tricks

  • The first few turns are of vital importance. Mulligan aggressively for a 1-PP follower and try to follow the mana curve and flood the board!

  • Sometimes, it is worthwhile to hold on to a few fairies to use it in combination with Insect Lord or Elf Song.

  • This is one of few aggro decks that is also proficient in board control, through the use of cards such as Wood of Brambles, Rayne, Elf Smith, and Airbound Barrage.

  • Use Leaf Man in certain matchups not only as a damage boost, but to protect followers from effect damage.