Midrange Elemental Shaman is a flexible deck that is capable of reacting to a variety of different matchups due to the versatility of Shaman class cards. It uses early game tempo cards to secure the early game and fend off aggressive decks and chaining powerful Battlecry effects by playing Elementals on curve. It also utilize removal and direct damage like Fire Elementa and Kalimos, Primal Lord to close out the mid-game.
Elemental Shaman began in Journey to Un'Goro as one of Shaman's primary themes in the set. Despite strong tools such as Kalimos, Primal Lord and Stone Sentinel, the deck was too low power and inconsistent compared to other decks at the time. It saw minor support throughout the year, but failed to break into the meta.
The deck's first meta success came in The Witchwood with Hagatha the Witch, giving the deck a much-needed source of value to close out games. The archetype saw continued success through the year with Menacing Nimbus and Elementary Reaction allowing for a more tempo-focused build. The archetype would once again fall to obscurity in 2019 as much of the support cards were rotated into Wild.
The deck returned in 2021 with the release of the Wailing Caverns mini-set, particularly the strong support cards Primal Dungeoneer and Wailing Vapor, propelled by multiple strong Elementals added in Forged in the Barrens. This version of the deck was the most tempo-heavy yet.
The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:
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