Freeze Citron [~75% Winrate in Ultimate]

Hey there, this here is my favourite Citron Freeze Deck with about a 75% win rate in Ultimate League. This is my first deck that I have posted on here, so any feedback is appreciated. I believe that with the addition of ShamrocketDestroy a Zombie that has 4 Attack or more. to the Guardian class, Citron has become among the higher tiers of plants. This is a pretty basic, but event heavy, Citron Freeze deck, so same rules apply as with any Freeze deck, PLAY SLOW, don’t try to flood the board, but instead focus on getting your combos. 

 

Here is quick rundown of each card, it’s uses and strategies:

SnowdropThis gets +2/+2 when a Zombie is frozen. + Iceberg LettuceFreeze a Zombie. – Avoid playing SnowdropThis gets +2/+2 when a Zombie is frozen. on turn 1 or if you have no freeze, unless you can guarantee it will survive (i.e cell phone zombie on 2, then you play SnowdropThis gets +2/+2 when a Zombie is frozen., then you play Chilly PepperWhen played: Freeze a Zombie. on 3)

Grave BusterDestroy a Gravestone. – Some early game gravestone can be annoying for Citron to deal with so it ends up being a lot better to destroy the gravestone and not try to fall behind on the board early

Jugger-NutArmored 1Bullseye – Solid 2 drop, be careful and watch out for Rolling StoneDestroy a Plant with 2 Strength or less., and avoid playing it on 2 against hearty if you don’t have a turn 3 play that can work around it (Pear CubAmphibious When destroyed: Make a 5/4 Grizzly Pear with Amphibious here./SportacusWhen a Zombie Trick is played, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero.), but otherwise great against non-hearty heroes

Chilly PepperWhen played: Freeze a Zombie. – More synergy with SnowdropThis gets +2/+2 when a Zombie is frozen., can occasionally bait out Rolling StoneDestroy a Plant with 2 Strength or less. and Weed SprayDestroy each Plant with 2 Strength or less., making it easier to play Jugger-NutArmored 1Bullseye and Winter SquashWhen a Zombie becomes frozen, destroy that Zombie.. Can be used as a last effort defense but try to save it to used with SnowdropThis gets +2/+2 when a Zombie is frozen.

Pear CubAmphibious When destroyed: Make a 5/4 Grizzly Pear with Amphibious here. – Ahh, one of my favourite cards in this deck, great anti Weed SprayDestroy each Plant with 2 Strength or less., perfect for protecting our Chilly PepperWhen played: Freeze a Zombie. and Winter SquashWhen a Zombie becomes frozen, destroy that Zombie.. Even though this deck isn’t crazy weak to Weed SprayDestroy each Plant with 2 Strength or less., so many hearty heroes rely heavily on Weed SprayDestroy each Plant with 2 Strength or less. to deal with small minions, and this completely punishes any sort of mass removal.

ShamrocketDestroy a Zombie that has 4 Attack or more. – This card is what finally pushed Citron over to what I feel like is a very solid hero. Doom-ShroomDestroy all Plants and Zombies with 4 Attack or more. didn’t work in freeze decks, killed off all of your own cards, but this allows Citron to deal with big zombies without having to use multiple cards (Winter SquashWhen a Zombie becomes frozen, destroy that Zombie. + Freeze), which is great in all Citron decks, and is a definite auto add

SportacusWhen a Zombie Trick is played, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero. – Another great event card, great against hearty and brainy heroes, avoids all mass removal and punishes trick heavy decks, not much to say, it’s just a very solid card, you just have to watch out for opponents abusing SportacusWhen a Zombie Trick is played, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero. to influence their block meter

Winter SquashWhen a Zombie becomes frozen, destroy that Zombie. – More freeze Synergy, never play it unless you plan on freezing something like right away, otherwise it is a very weak card and dies to Rolling StoneDestroy a Plant with 2 Strength or less. and Weed SprayDestroy each Plant with 2 Strength or less.. But it is very good for removing threats in the water lane and alternate removal to ShamrocketDestroy a Zombie that has 4 Attack or more. (I only run 2 because of ShamrocketDestroy a Zombie that has 4 Attack or more., but these 2 cards could be tweaked, i.e more squash and less rocket, but I feel ShamrocketDestroy a Zombie that has 4 Attack or more. is superior and more consistent)

Jolly HollyAmphibious When played: Freeze Zombies next door. – Not an easy card to use, but can be devastating if the conditions are correct. Coming up to turn 5 you want to be setting up for Jolly HollyAmphibious When played: Freeze Zombies next door. if it is in your hand. Try to keep your plants (ideally snowdrop and squash) 1 lane apart (1 and 3 or 2 and 4) so that Jolly Holly can be used to Freeze both lanes in front of your plants. Never play this without using the freeze (i.e if they pass zombie phase and removal is obvious, avoid playing Jolly HollyAmphibious When played: Freeze Zombies next door., unless there are zombies from before), it dies very easily, Bungee PlumberDo 2 damage. is a 1 drop that fully counters, Rocket ScienceDestroy a Plant that has 4 Strength or more. kills, and NibbleA Plant gets -1/-1. Heal your Hero for 2. also. Meaning this card is used for it’s effect only, the 4-1 body is an added bonus the opponent has to deal with.

Tough BeetsArmored 1 - When played: This gets +1 Health for each Plant and Zombie. – Not entirely needed, but is another counter to DE, but with ShamrocketDestroy a Zombie that has 4 Attack or more. it is less useful, but still it remains a very solid big card that is good at killing basically any zombie. If played when other big plants, like buffed SnowdropThis gets +2/+2 when a Zombie is frozen., it makes it harder for the opponent to deal with all of your cards.

BrainanaAmphibious. When played: The Zombie Hero loses their Brains. – Arguably one of the best Smarty hero cards, completely shuts down trick based decks for a turn, and if you have multiple plants on the board this can be free damage, or keep your cards alive by making them unable to remove them

The Great ZucchiniAmphibious - When played: Transform all Zombies into 1/1 Zombies. – Great late game save if Gargs or other big zombies start flooding the board, this can be a game saver, the 1-1 zombies are great for block meter, but remember, when playing Citron, any damage taken is permanent

 

Some Replacements:

ShamrocketDestroy a Zombie that has 4 Attack or more.GuacodileAmphibious - When destroyed: Do 4 damage to a Zombie here. could be used as alternate form of removal, and also provides another 4 drop, which this deck lasts, I have even been tempted to shuffle around the deck and put in 2 of these, so I’m not caught on turn 4 with no solid play.

SportacusWhen a Zombie Trick is played, do 2 damage to the Zombie Hero. – Vanilla or Rescue RadishWhen played: Bounce another Plant., as both avoid most removal, Radish is probably preferred, as it can also get second uses from Chilly PepperWhen played: Freeze a Zombie., but can also put you in a bad place if you only have a buffed SnowdropThis gets +2/+2 when a Zombie is frozen. in play.

The Great ZucchiniAmphibious - When played: Transform all Zombies into 1/1 Zombies. – Definitely not a required part of this deck, although it can be very useful, can be replaced with more late game, like Tough Beets

Jolly HollyAmphibious When played: Freeze Zombies next door. – Without these the deck gets considerably worse, as it’s ability to protect and freeze 2 lanes make it very good, but isn’t 100% necessary, SnapdragonSplash Damage 3 could function as some sort of multiple lane control

BrainanaAmphibious. When played: The Zombie Hero loses their Brains. – I believe these are 100% necessary, it is such a great card vs almost any hero, and pretty every hero in the meta, I don’t know what you would switch these for, if you only have one you could just use another 5-6-7 drop instead

 

Thanks for looking through this deck build, I feel this deck is among the best for Citron and a very solid Plant deck in general.

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8 thoughts on “Freeze Citron [~75% Winrate in Ultimate]

  1. ZombotProSkillitronic
    March 19, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Try adding a 2-3 Rescue Radish for bounce and repeat, you have brainana, Chilly Pepper, Jolly Holly and The Great Zucchini which r all ‘When Played’ cards.

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  2. Mj cat
    March 17, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Are you planning on adding spyris?

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    • Slimdongjohn
      March 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      Not sure, I’ll do some testing with it for sure, it could be useful situationally and it is another 1 drop besides snowdrop

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  3. FreezShocka
    March 17, 2017 at 12:52 am

    I’d add another Brainana and take out a Jolly Holly for more balance. I use Mayflower for draw as well. Also, would WN Bowling work instead of Zucchini you think?

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    • Slimdongjohn
      March 17, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Your probably right with the brainana for jolly holly, becauase both are situational and it does balance out better. I’ve used mayflowers before and they’re good, and I probably don’t need sprotacus+cub. WN bowling works too, as games often go long. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  4. con
    March 17, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Solid Deck!

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