If you are frustrated with privet drive, create an all creature deck with an extra helping of Care of magical creatures lessons.  Privet drive does not affect you putting out creatures.  Use hermione as your starting character to fling out lessons as fast as you can sacrifice them.  Use tough health creatures to keep people from killing all of them too quickly.  And throw in some privet drives of your own (if you got em) to protect your creatures. 
Hermiones ability allows you to put out vicious wolves by the 3rd turn.  if someone is wasting a turn to privet drive you, there is no way that they can kill all of your creatures as fast as you can play them.

This is the cheapest deck in the game.  (go ahead build it for yourself)

a good creature deck is unbeatable.

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