|Minion (22)||Ability (8)|
Contrary to the popular disappointment, it seems a number of players, myself included, are very HYPED about Everyfin and the possibility that the Tunnel Trogg can bring Shaman to a new archetype. I understand that my take is not the first attempt but I am not seeing many aggro Murloc Shaman ideas around.
I have proxied the deck in the game by replacing the Sir murloc, Tunnel Trogg and Everyfin with cards of same mana cost. Then I tested it with the help of another friend against popular decks in the current meta such as Secretadin, Tempo Mages, Combo Druids, Zoo, Dragon Priest and Aggro Hunters. Although the games are played with theoretical assumptions, most of the moves are discussed to be very close to the real ladder playstyles with my communication to my friend. Based on the results, I am very excited to see that this deck has a great shot against all the decks we've tested.
However, without actual cards in the deck, I am unable to announce matchup stats in future ladder. The way I see this deck though, is that it is not super expensive clocking below 4000 dust including no Legendary that requires dust. And it can end game very quickly if your threats are left unanswered, similar to most cancer decks on ladder. Furthermore, it doesn't have a high learning curve because all a new navigator of the deck needs to know is when to play the correct minions.
Certainly, this type of strategy can be countered easily because it is minion-heavy. I am seeing the decks that can easily counter it are, for example, Control Priest and Freeze Mage. These decks are nevertheless inefficient to play on ladder and expensive to build. So I am expecting this archetype to lead a player quickly to a Rank 5 at the beginning of a season at least. There are potentials for this deck to be tuned towards Midrange to include more silence effect and burn damage to help fight against decks that are targeting to disarm minions.
I hope every Shaman lovers can share my HYPE and discuss the possibilities of this archetype :DDD