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By the elements combined!

Elemental Shaman is a Shaman deck type that utilizes Elemental synergy in a midrange style. The deck aims to curve out, playing strong Elemental cards each turn.

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.

History[]

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.

Common cards[]

Core cards[]

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

Kindling Elemental(464305).png
Wailing Vapor(63073).png
Cagematch Custodian(388985).png
Diligent Notetaker(329868).png
Menacing Nimbus(89806).png
Arid Stormer(464061).png
Primal Dungeoneer(63331).png
Serpentshrine Portal(210829).png
Whack-A-Gnoll Hammer(388986).png
Earth Revenant(464174).png
Lilypad Lurker(464304).png
Fire Elemental(636).png
Al'Akir the Windlord(335).png

Optional cards[]

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

Lightning Bloom(329861).png
Lightning Bolt(10).png
Bloodmage Thalnos(525).png
Rockbiter Weapon(491).png
Archdruid Naralex(63432).png
Gyreworm(389012).png
Instructor Fireheart(329934).png
Lightning Storm(676).png
Dunk Tank(378795).png
Hex(270).png
Torrent(210703).png
Earth Elemental(124).png
Inara Stormcrash(388987).png
Taelan Fordring(474996).png
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder(474989).png
Ysera the Dreamer(463939).png

Wild cards[]

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

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Fire Fly(55466).png
Glacial Shard(55485).png
Voltaic Burst(89866).png
Devolve(49715).png
Earthen Might(89447).png
Elementary Reaction(89939).png
Fire Plume Harbinger(55557).png
Sandstorm Elemental(90801).png
Bog Slosher(90238).png
Brann Bronzebeard(27214).png
Electra Stormsurge(89804).png
Lava Burst(679).png
Tar Creeper(55456).png
Fire Plume Phoenix(55563).png
Tol'vir Stoneshaper(55478).png
Servant of Kalimos(55511).png
Volcano(52581).png
Grumble, Worldshaker(76891).png
Bogshaper(89394).png
Blazecaller(55509).png
Stone Sentinel(55467).png
Kalimos, Primal Lord(55473).png
Hagatha the Witch(89355).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
Shudderwock(89437).png


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