Battlecry Shaman

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Corrupt the waters. All of them.

Battlecry Shaman (also known as Quest Shaman) is a Shaman deck focused around its Saviors of Uldum quest card, Corrupt the Waters, and utilizes a large array of Battlecry minions.

The deck is powerful in all stages of the game, possessing a good amount of early game tempo, mid-game burst, and late-game value. Once it completes the quest, it finishes off the opponent with direct burst damage from Lifedrinker, Kobold Lackey, and Weaponized Wasp. Against other control or value decks that can survive the burst, it maintains momentum with copious amounts of value generation from cards like Swampqueen Hagatha, Barista Lynchen, and Shudderwock.

With the release of Descent of Dragons, Battlecry Shaman upgraded to Galakrond Shaman. Using Galakrond's powerful Invoke effect, the deck has access to easy removal throughout the game, with Dragon's Pack as an extremely powerful tempo play. A fully upgraded Galakrond, the Tempest would then secure the board with huge Elementals with Rush, which could also be repeated with Heart of Vir'naal and Shudderwock. Galakrond Shaman was notoriously oppressive in the beginning of the Descent of Dragons meta, so much so that it prompted nerfs within only a week of the expansion.

Common cards

The following cards are usually in this deck:

Core Cards

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Corrupt the Waters(90701).png
Sludge Slurper(90599).png
EVIL Cable Rat(90574).png
EVIL Totem(90695).png
Novice Engineer(435).png
Questing Explorer(90691).png
Sandstorm Elemental(90801).png
Bog Slosher(90238).png
Weaponized Wasp(90707).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png
Mogu Fleshshaper(90836).png

Galakrond Variation

The following cards are played in the Galakrond version of the deck.

Invocation of Frost(151412).png
Devoted Maniac(127300).png
Corrupt Elementalist(151416).png
Dragon's Pack(151422).png
Shield of Galakrond(127268).png
Kronx Dragonhoof(151334).png
Galakrond, the Tempest(151398).png

Highlander Variation

The following cards are played in the Highlander version of the deck.

Optional cards

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Voltaic Burst(89866).png
Blazing Invocation(89446).png
Menacing Nimbus(89806).png
Witch's Brew(90654).png
Mind Control Tech(368).png
Far Sight(107).png
Haunting Visions(90208).png
Plague of Murlocs(90716).png
Vulpera Scoundrel(90847).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
Storm Chaser(89874).png
Barista Lynchen(90622).png
Hagatha's Scheme(90552).png
Seaforium Bomber(89887).png
Former Champ(90259).png
Fire Elemental(636).png
Giggling Inventor(89838).png
Swampqueen Hagatha(90554).png
Jepetto Joybuzz(90595).png
Walking Fountain(90605).png

Wild cards

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Totem Golem(22265).png
Dirty Rat(49673).png
Ancestral Knowledge(22319).png
Jade Claws(49724).png
Maelstrom Portal(42045).png
Elemental Destruction(22345).png
Healing Rain(77008).png
Jade Spirit(49708).png
Jinyu Waterspeaker(49719).png
Jade Lightning(49707).png
Antique Healbot(12227).png
Elise the Trailblazer(55451).png
Servant of Kalimos(55511).png
Aya Blackpaw(49706).png
Grumble, Worldshaker(76891).png
Jade Chieftain(49720).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
Kalimos, Primal Lord(55473).png