Face damage happens in control too genius, how do you think they win? Fatigue?
I never would have guessed that in a game where the object is to reduce the opponents life to zero players would reduce the opponents life during the game.
That’s literally what Tempo is. If I have a Tempo advantage over you, that means you need to make trades, not me, and its often smarter for me to hit you in the face. So I’m going to. This does not mean I’m playing aggro, it does mean I’m recognizing when I should be hitting YOU rather than your board.
For aggro decks, the answer to that is “pretty much always”. You apparently think that any deck whose answer isn’t “only when the board is clear” is aggro, which is false. Midrange answers the question with “when I don’t need to make trades” and control answers it with “when you don’t pose a threat”
Example of when even control ignores your board: you’ve got a minion up, say a 5/5 or so, I have a Zilliax with no divine shield. I have Beryllium Nullifier in hand (pre buff).
I Magnetize my Nullifier to the Zilliax. Now I’ve got this 6/10 Taunt you can’t target. Do you honestly think I’m doing to send it into your 5/5? Unless you’re playing a class that can buff your minion to 10 attack or Hunter (because Deadly Shot) that Mech is going to your face. You can crash into my taunt if you want it gone. If you can’t deal with it and I know you can’t deal with it, I’m not going to deal with it for you by trading unnecessarily. I’m going to hurt you with it.
You need to understand that all decks go face sometimes. Every single one. Even when you have minions sometimes. And that doesn’t make them aggro.