Bru'kan Spell Shaman
- Last updated Mar 29, 2021 (Forged in the Barrens)
- 14 Minions
- 16 Spells
- Deck Type: Ranked Deck
- Deck Archetype: Unknown
- Crafting Cost: 11280
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- Created: 3/28/2021 (Forged in the Barrens)
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I played a lot of spell shaman in year of the phoenix and I was afraid the type was dead due to rotation. All the Barrens murlocs did not help... But I think it is the new cards in core, all the bad rotated spells and Novice Zapper, Bru'kan, and Venomous Scorpid can make the archetype viable.
Either use spell damage minions and burn face. Bru'kan is the best minion for that.
Draw a lot of spells with either Malygos the Spellweaver or Vashj Prime to burn face.
I initially though the only face burn was Lightning Bolt but after finding Serpentshrine Portal and Dunk Tank are nature spell as well then Bru'kan looks nuts.
The only concern is to stay alive long enough to use Bru'kan with Lightning Bolt.
Taelan Fordring can pull Malygos the Spellweaver, Vashj Prime, or Bru'kan. Taelan Fordring also gives more surviability.
Dunk Tank will most times never be corrupted. But as it is a nature spell that can go face I think it is good enough.
Novice Zapper is finally a 1 drop for spell shaman. Spell Shaman struggles a lot in the early game due to no good one drop. Usually a good turn 1 would be Primordial Studies into Lady Vashj. This gives spell shaman a board presence on turn 1, which is huge.
Diligent Notetaker is stable in almost all shaman decks. One more Lightning Bolt is huge.
Instructor Fireheart is one of the best shaman cards as it can give a lot of cards in a class that lags card draw.
Wandmaker can pull 5 spells that are all playable.
Landslide early good early removal and now it got even better due to Novice Zapper.
Bloodmage Thalnos is spell damage and one of the only card draw available to shaman.
Venomous Scorpid is a better Marshspawn that the opponent has to deal with.
Feral Spirit is really good against aggro and it gives nice board presence. Due to the low mana cost of this deck the overload is not huge.
Molten Blast is burn damage and can work as early removal, but I am sure that it will stick in the deck.
Guidance is really good when spell shaman did not have anything to do on turn 1. I hope that the new spell pool will make this card even better,
Other cards that could see play in this
Marshspawn could easily find a place in the deck. I would properly cut Guidance or Molten Blast for it.
Tidal Surge or Torrent could also find a place if more removal is needed. Tidal Surge could be the difference when facing aggro as it is no longer possible to discover Witch's Brew.
Lightning Bloom is really good but due to having received Novice Zapper spell shaman can actually do something on the first turns.
Sorcerous Substitute requires Rune Dagger in order to be able to get the effect regular. Rune Dagger requires Cagematch Custodian to be more reliable. Hence, we are using 5-6 card to play a minion with no effect, Sorcerous Substitute would also be pulled before one of the important cards with Taelan Fordring.
Rune Dagger is just not good enough without both Sorcerous Substitute and Arcane Watcher.
Ras Frostwhisper the effect is nice, but ruins Taelan Fordring as it is pulled before Bru'kan. It is also one of the cards that need Rune Dagger to function nicely. But even with the down sides I can see this card making the list.
Speaker Gidra was a bit weird to play in year of the phoenix as the arche type contained more minions. But could find a place if more early game presence is needed and it does not ruin Taelan Fordring from pulling a good card.
Imprisoned Phoenix I image that it would be part of a otk combo. But I do not see shaman having enough time to play it,
If Kazakus, Golem Shaper is turns out to be the go to legendary. It could be used instead of Malygos the Spellweaver. But then Dunk Tank also has to go.
Cards we lost
Squallhunter is a huge loss, but it is also the reason why I think Bru'kan will be good as it is one more spell power.
Arcane Watcher really good early minion. Rune Dagger was run in order to get this and Sorcerous Substitute down. After this has rotated I think spell shaman is going to run without Sorcerous Substitute.
Cobalt Spellkin good body and nice spells. But would properly be cut today due to not wanting to draw it with Taelan Fordring.
Spellbook Binder early draw card. I think Wandmaker is already better than is card.
Frost Shock will be missed as it was one of the better spells to get from Wandmaker.
Lave Shock will be missed, but Dunk Tank is almost as good
Thank you for posting this deck. I used to play HS years ago and was always a fan of midrange shaman.
I use your list, with 2x Tidal Surges instead of the 2x Molten Blasts, since I did not like that Molten Blast is a Fire instead of Nature spell. I have even considered playing Lightning Storm in that slot. Maybe a list with the original 2x Molten Blasts, and a Kazakus, Golem Shaper and Lightning Storm, instead of the 2x Dunk Tanks. Dunk Tank is insane if corrupted, but very difficult to corrupt, while the Kazakus, Golem Shaper could maybe get a SP or Draw golem, both of which are really good for this deck.
I hadn't played in years, and I climbed from Bronze 10 to Gold 10 playing this deck with a 60/40 W/L ratio. Then continued from Gold 10 to Diamond 10 playing Secret Paladin with a 44/13 W/L ratio. I will probably call it for the Apr/21 season. Imo, this shaman deck is fun and probably close to shaman's best build, but the class itself is not in a great spot at the moment.
Can you upload a video? I can't seem to win any matchups with this deck.
This deck works quite well for me. The card generation is sufficient if you play your spells wisely and you can build up some crazy Bru'kan finishes out of nowhere in some cases.
Only fast paced libram Pallys and Mages made me sweat to this point.
As I already mentioned in another comment: Vashj is a bit too slow for my taste. Will try Gidra or Tidal Surge as a replacement. Or even Torrent - maybe this could be uselful for high Paladin walls.
Most of the time using Lightning Bolts or Novice Zapper very carefully has brought me some great value. Either for big Bru'kan swing turns/finishes or as an activator for Landslide value.
the deck looks good but the problem with shaman its the card draw in this expantion dont give any spell to draw cards vs other classes cicle the deck in your face and you cant do anything xd
this is a horrible deck mate, im sorry to say... check my list out if you want a spell shaman that can take you to legend
Terrible card draw/cycle most of the games I'm left with 1 or 2 cards in hand and my opponent with 10 cards more drawn than me.
the deck has 12 card draw / generating cards included. i works very well for me
9:1 in diamond
Here's my take on what Bru'kan can do for Shaman. I've had much more success with a value/midrange archetype than a burn one.
So far I feel like this deck desperately needs cycle. The card generation is nice, but is a poor substitute for draw if I don't have Bru'kan in hand. Otherwise pretty fun
Mmm the more I play it maybe not, maybe my draw was just bad or I was playing too control oriented vs burn.
This deck is VERY good. I am 8-1 with it right now.
Is Vashj a key card here? Only one I'm missing for this deck...
The list is still very much in "work in progress", you can also discover a Lady Vashj from a Primordial Studies. I would properly try Marshspawn, Speaker Gidra, Lightning Storm, Tidal Surge, Torrent or Ras Frostwhisper,
Taelan Fordring can draw Ras Frostwhisper if you draw Malygos the Spellweaver early.
In most cases Vashj has been too slow for me (even the discounted one from primordial studies).
Maly was out before I could've taken advantage from Vashj Prime. I've to second on what Nielsen said: Ras or Gidra or may be cool replacements. Tidal Surge could buy you some extra time in some cases.
Gonna try this one
I tried out the deck and having good luck with it so far