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Looking for strategies to take down the second wing of Naxxramas? Here's our budget guide to all three bosses.
Last week, Naxxramas launched with The Arachnid Quarter, and we published a budget guide, and not-so-budget Heroic guide to help you through. This week is The Plague Quarter, and we'll be doing the same thing, starting with an incredibly budget friendly Normal guide, right here!
Boss 1: Noth the Plaguebringer
Ability: Passive: Whenever an enemy dies, raise a 1/1 Skeleton.
Boss Class(es): Mage, Warlock
Deck Cost: 480
Noth has the first passive Hero ability we've seen thus far, which summons a 1/1 Skeleton each time one of your minions dies. It's not that powerful, as long as you're building with that in mind, since you can focus on hard-to-kill minions to prevent it from triggering. Noth's deck consists largely of Naxxramas-specific cards, with a handful of Mage Secrets, like Ice Block, Counterspell, and the new Duplicate. Additionally, Noth wields one Warlock spell, Mortal Coil.
Mad Scientist is definitely an early play to look out for, as the Deathrattle puts a Secret from Noth's deck directly into play. Likewise, Undertaker is an efficient one-drop, which buffs every time a Deathrattle minion is played, and rest assured, there will be plenty of them. Weapons aren't necessarily the best go-to for damage here, since Noth also plays Skeletal Smith, whose Deathrattle destroys your weapon, but it's fairly easy to play around, and you can always just avoid killing it while you have a weapon equipped.
The build here is designed around using as many core cards as possible in order to keep the cost low, while taking advantage of Warsong Commander. With most of our minions triggering the Commander's ability, you'll be able to rush Noth down fairly easily, while largely ignoring the minions he plays. Comboing Warsong Commander with Raging Worgen and Inner Rage, you've got 12 damage to the face, which serves as a great finisher. Try to keep a weapon active and keep your armor up. Focus on taking out Noth's minions with your weapon while going to the face with minions, and you should have no problem taking him down.