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'''Elemental Shaman''' is a [[Shaman]] [[deck type]] that utilizes [[Elemental]] synergy in a [[midrange deck|midrange]] style. The deck aims to [[mana curve|curve]] out, playing strong Elemental cards each turn.
 
'''Elemental Shaman''' is a [[Shaman]] [[deck type]] that utilizes [[Elemental]] synergy in a [[midrange deck|midrange]] style. The deck aims to [[mana curve|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 like [[Earthen Might]] and [[Flametongue Totem]] to secure the early game and fend off [[aggro deck|aggressive decks]] and chaining powerful [[Battlecry]] effects by playing Elementals on curve. It also utilize removal and direct damage like [[Blazecaller]] and [[Kalimos, Primal Lord]] to close out the mid-game and if the game continues to the late game, [[Hagatha the Witch]] generates constant value to outlast the opponent.
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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 [[aggro deck|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.
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==History==
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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.
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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.
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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==
 
==Common cards==
The following cards were usually in the deck when played in the [[Year of the Mammoth]] [[meta]].
 
   
 
===Core cards===
 
===Core cards===
 
The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:
 
The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:
{{Card|Fire Fly}}
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{{Card|Kindling Elemental}}
{{Card|Voltaic Burst}}
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{{Card|Wailing Vapor}}
{{Card|Flametongue Totem}}
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{{Card|Cagematch Custodian}}
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{{Card|Diligent Notetaker}}
 
{{Card|Menacing Nimbus}}
 
{{Card|Menacing Nimbus}}
{{Card|Murmuring Elemental}}
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{{Card|Arid Stormer}}
{{Card|Earthen Might}}
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{{Card|Primal Dungeoneer}}
{{Card|Elementary Reaction}}
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{{Card|Serpentshrine Portal}}
{{Card|Tar Creeper}}
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{{Card|Whack-A-Gnoll Hammer}}
{{Card|Electra Stormsurge}}
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{{Card|Earth Revenant}}
{{Card|Lightning Storm}}
 
{{Card|Thunderhead}}
 
 
{{Card|Hex}}
 
{{Card|Hex}}
{{Card|Servant of Kalimos}}
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{{Card|Lilypad Lurker}}
{{Card|Bloodlust}}
 
 
{{Card|Fire Elemental}}
 
{{Card|Fire Elemental}}
{{Card|Blazecaller}}
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{{Card|Al'Akir the Windlord}}
{{Card|Kalimos, Primal Lord}}
 
{{Card|Hagatha the Witch}}
 
   
 
===Optional cards===
 
===Optional cards===
 
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
 
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
{{Card|Glacial Shard}}
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{{Card|Lightning Bloom}}
 
{{Card|Lightning Bolt}}
 
{{Card|Lightning Bolt}}
{{Card|Fire Plume Harbinger}}
 
 
{{Card|Bloodmage Thalnos}}
 
{{Card|Bloodmage Thalnos}}
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{{Card|Rockbiter Weapon}}
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{{Card|Archdruid Naralex}}
 
{{Card|Gyreworm}}
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{{Card|Instructor Fireheart}}
 
{{Card|Lightning Storm}}
 
{{Card|Dunk Tank}}
 
{{Card|Earth Elemental}}
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{{Card|Inara Stormcrash}}
 
{{Card|Taelan Fordring}}
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{{Card|Alexstrasza the Life-Binder}}
 
{{Card|Ysera the Dreamer}}
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===Wild cards===
 
{{Wild-section}}
 
[[Wild format|Wild]] cards that fit well into this deck type:
 
{{Card|Fire Fly}}
 
{{Card|Glacial Shard}}
 
{{Card|Voltaic Burst}}
 
{{Card|Devolve}}
 
{{Card|Earthen Might}}
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{{Card|Elementary Reaction}}
 
{{Card|Fire Plume Harbinger}}
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{{Card|Sandstorm Elemental}}
 
{{Card|Bog Slosher}}
 
{{Card|Bog Slosher}}
{{Card|Stormforged Axe}}
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{{Card|Brann Bronzebeard}}
{{Card|Igneous Elemental}}
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{{Card|Electra Stormsurge}}
{{Card|Mana Tide Totem}}
 
{{Card|Stonehill Defender}}
 
{{Card|Hot Spring Guardian}}
 
{{Card|Feral Spirit}}
 
 
{{Card|Lava Burst}}
 
{{Card|Lava Burst}}
{{Card|Spirit Echo}}
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{{Card|Tar Creeper}}
 
{{Card|Fire Plume Phoenix}}
 
{{Card|Fire Plume Phoenix}}
 
{{Card|Tol'vir Stoneshaper}}
 
{{Card|Tol'vir Stoneshaper}}
{{Card|Fungalmancer}}
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{{Card|Servant of Kalimos}}
 
{{Card|Volcano}}
 
{{Card|Volcano}}
{{Card|Earth Elemental}}
 
 
{{Card|Grumble, Worldshaker}}
 
{{Card|Grumble, Worldshaker}}
 
{{Card|Bogshaper}}
 
{{Card|Blazecaller}}
 
{{Card|Stone Sentinel}}
 
{{Card|Stone Sentinel}}
{{Card|The Storm Bringer}}
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{{Card|Kalimos, Primal Lord}}
{{Card|Ozruk}}
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{{Card|Hagatha the Witch}}
{{Card|Shudderwock}}
 
===Wild cards===
 
{{Wild-section}}
 
[[Wild format|Wild]] cards that fit well into this deck type:
 
{{Card|Tunnel Trogg}}
 
{{Card|Totem Golem}}
 
{{Card|Devolve}}
 
{{Card|Maelstrom Portal}}
 
{{Card|Jade Claws}}
 
{{Card|Brann Bronzebeard}}
 
{{Card|Jade Spirit}}
 
{{Card|Jinyu Waterspeaker}}
 
{{Card|Jade Lightning}}
 
{{Card|Azure Drake}}
 
{{Card|Thing from Below}}
 
{{Card|Aya Blackpaw}}
 
 
{{Card|Ragnaros the Firelord}}
 
{{Card|Ragnaros the Firelord}}
 
{{Card|Shudderwock}}
   
 
{{Game terms}}
 
{{Game terms}}

Revision as of 01:36, 11 June 2021

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
Hex(270).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
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