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NEW ARCHETYPE Recruit Control Shaman

  • Last updated Jan 17, 2018 (Kobolds Patch)
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  • 12 Minions
  • 16 Spells
  • 2 Weapons
  • Deck Type: Ranked Deck
  • Deck Archetype: Control Shaman
  • Crafting Cost: 5660
  • Dust Needed: Loading Collection
  • Created: 1/14/2018 (Kobolds Patch)
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Sick of playing and versing the same 5 decks over and over again?

So am I, so I've been messing around with one of the more difficult archetypes, the control shaman, so far hit rank 5 from rank 12 this season but I still feel like this deck can be improved a bit so feel free to provide some card suggestions.


This deck is taking advantage of a seriously undervalued card, Guild Recruiter to pull out some mega value from either Drakkari Defender  or Flamewreathed Faceless for some huge swing turns.

We're also taking advantage of the classic Earth Elemental  and Ancestral Spirit combo to stall out and take the mid-late game victory.

The jade package is standard in any Shaman control deck but if you don't have Aya Blackpaw you can try replace her for a 2nd Thing from Below

Finally the Lesser Sapphire Spellstone is your shock finisher. You'll be surprised how often you managed to duplicate a triple Earth Elemental with Ancestral Spirit on it into an immediate concede by your opponent.

It's also a great card to cast on a 0 cost Corridor Creeper to pull 20/20 worth of value in one turn.


The deck can be a little tricky to pilot at first and requires a lot of knowledge of what your opponent is likely to be playing, however there are a few basic rules against particular archetypes.


Our favorite opponents are aggro decks, particularly lotus druid and paladin, we have so many tools to deal with them it honestly feels unfair. So if you suspect your versing an aggro deck make sure you mulligan hard for any of your AoE, your Devolve, and Drakkari Defender is also a great card to have in hand.

Against Aggro all your trying to do is clear board and set up enough unbreakable walls until your opponent gives up. Make sure to prioritize clearing board instead of swinging for face, though you'll have to make judgement calls on when to swap to the classic SMORC tactics.


Against control, you really want to have Lesser Sapphire Spellstone in your hand right at the beginning. Otherwise the way to beat control decks is by playing Flamewreathed Faceless by turn 4 or Guild Recruiter by turn 5 so make sure to keep these cards in your mulligan. The basic plan against control is actually to win by turn 7-8 before the opponent can clear our massive health minions.

There really just isn't enough respect for a turn 4 7/7 these days, it's time for people to fear shaman curve once more.

That's your basic run down of how to play and what this deck does, will provide a more detailed mulligan guide if we get enough interest.

Have fun and look after your cows, and remember, cool kids don't play highlander priest.

EDIT: Hey guys here is a video of Kiwiinbacon piloting the deck.

 With all the interest this deck has garnered recently I will be putting up a detailed mulligan and match up guide. So look forward to that!!!