capable on paper but doesn't really take advantage of the warrior's fast aggressive playstyle. you could probably use at least one faster win condition. with 2 arcanite reapers and 2 fiery war axes, i think you should throw at least one bloodsail raider. 2 mana on either a 5/3 or 7/3 given the weapon and especially considering how easy it is to give a warrior minion rush and that the card is only a white, it fits well with this deck i think. i personally would also add some draw support with acolyte of pain and slam, and acolyte of pain synergizes quite well with enrage minions via whirlwind, and gurubashi berserker could serve as an even faster win condition. with inner rage and cruel taskmaster both giving it +5 attack at the cost of 1 health, gaining 3 attack per whirlwind. you'd have to drop probably 10 cards from your deck but it's definitely viable and would still keep the arena feel of your deck. this is all based on my own experiences with budget warrior decks and above anything else i'm speaking to how dynamic budget warrior decks can really be, because this deck is really more of a template than anything else. not that that's a bad thing
Well, good on paper is a bit wrong! I got to rank 8 with it!! That being said, it is definitely is by no means the best deck in the world, but it certainly lets newer players compete with those who have paid 2 win.
Also, I realize the deck might be a template for other decks, and I really encourage you to experiment! But there are reasons why the cards I picked are being picked up and since I was too lazy to explain them at the start so I'm doing it now!
So without further ado: the reason that Gurubashi/Bloodsails/Frothing/Enraged Minions are not in this deck, is that more often than not, they simply turn into dead cards that do nothing except waste space in your hand and make you have a biggie frownie face as you get stomped.
Acolyte of pain is, imo, just plain worse than the other card draws that I've put in the deck unless you use cards that synergize with it. Having an UNRELIABLE draw, is always worse than having an extra card immediately. And yes, I know Loot Hoarders is an unreliable draw, which makes it kind of crap. But because it hard counters a lot of 2 drops like Oozes, Sun Shattered Clerics, breaks even with combo'd defias, comes out ahead against Argent Commander, it's a pretty solid card imo.
Moreover, making a deck that synergizes with Acolyte of Pain would have some severe trade offs and slow down the speed and aggressiveness of this deck as you'll be sacrificing board control for card draw.
Whirlwind is useless against most mages, druids, shamans, paladins, which are the match ups you warriors struggle the most at. Sure you might get your card back with an acolyte of pain, but there is better card draw than something that situational.
Finally, Cruel Taskmaster is a very solid choice, but I really just believe that bombers is a better card, so I use them instead (potentially does more damage, can hit stealth, is 3/2 vs a 2/2).