Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Shaman Arena Spreadsheet

13 posts in this topic

From a player that goes 2-2 so far on his second run; how comes Illuminator is that up in the list? Its stats look terrible to me


Being new to this game, play arena to get some taste for epics and legendaries, got absolutely none lol

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

2/4 for a 3 drop is actually pretty good, because of the way it interacts with other cards.


Say your opponent plays their turn 2, the most common type of 2-drop in arena is a 3/2. The game then passes back to you on your turn 3, and you play a 2/4. Your 2/4 trades with their 3/2 and stays alive, which starts to build an advantage for you. More commonly shaped 3 drops like 3/3 and 4/3 will just trade evenly with the opponents 2 drop, which is a disadvantage for you.

Short version, 4 health is a really good number.

1 person likes this

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, so what about the interaction with a 2/3 2-drop which is also very common and can be situationally better than 3/2 (pump creatures, class abilities, t1 2/1)? Trades evenly.

3/3 can also trade up; 2/4 will never do it.

Basically, if you're saying that 3/2 is better than 2/3, that same argument should apply to 3/3 vs 2/4.


If you said "2/4 for a 3 drop is actually not THAT bad", I could agree.

But it's the comparison that matters here.

Why is it that Blackwing Technichian is tier6 (where it belongs IMO)? Are you suggesting that an average rare is worse than an average common (so vanilla 2/4 is above average rare while 2/4 with upside is below average common)?

I have a better idea: 3-drop 2/4 should always be below average (with or without minor upside).

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You're actually right, turns out in the 2+ months since I made that last post, my opinions on 2/4s have changed, mainly because of what you pointed out (more people picking 2/3s). Blackwing Tech was inserted with that new evaluation in mind, but Illuminator hadn't been moved, thanks for catching it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello, I just tried to find Vitality Totem and Thunder Bluff, but they were both missing. Just a heads up.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

An easy way to find cards is to first press ctrl + f, and then type in the card that you want. For example, if you want to find faceless manipulator, then start typing in faceless, and it will be highlighted. Of course, you need to be under the right tab (common, rare, epic, and legendary), and I'm not sure if it works on Mac (I'm on a Windows computer). 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Zadina
      We are all expecting the announcement of the next Hearthstone expansion at BlizzCon 2016. And we might have just gotten the very first hint about it!
      Υesterday night, the @PlayHearthstone account on Twitter posted the following image. This may be nothing at all or it may be an actual clue about the upcoming Hearthstone expansion.
      Τhe disclaimer of the image reads:
      In World of Warcraft, Gadgetzan is a Goblin city situated in the desert of Tanaris, in the southeast corner of Kalimdor. Gadgeztan used to be a mainland city, but after the Cataclysm hit Azeroth it now enjoys a beach and the sea.
      Redditor BillHicksBoiii noticed three days ago that the domain has been taken by Blizzard. It's difficult to theorise what the expansion could be, though. The obvious link is Goblins, but we've already had the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion. Unless we are getting a revamp...
      You can also notice a pirate ship in the background of the image, so perhaps a pirate themed expansion?! Moreover, as we've already said, Gadgetzan was one of the cities affected by the Cataclysm. Basically, once Deathwing was awakened, he caused the whole world of Azeroth to change dramatically with earthquakes, tsunamis, the invasion of his forces and just his very own presence. Since Deathwing was originally corrupted by the Old Gods, the first expansion we got this year, it is possible that this expansion may be about Deathwing, his following the Twilight's Hammer or the Cataclysm.
      Of course, all of this is still in the realm of speculation. The image might mean nothing at all! What do you think?
    • By Narii625
      ABOUT US
      We are a very social guild LFM for progression/semi-casual raiding and leveling. 
      When we say "semi-casual," we mean that we raid two days for three hours, can laugh about a wipe but are still serious about progression. We plan to do Normal raids (not for long) before going on to Heroic and Mythic.
      New players and all levels welcomed. We are VERY new player and new role friendly and have a few new players in the raid group already. We will work with you and get you trained up. So don't worry! 
      We do have some PvPers and an experienced RBG leader so PvP isn't out of the question.
      We're almost always on Discord and we joke around a lot. Some jokes aren't appropriate so keep that in mind. (Recommended 18+)
      Currently we are using the EPGP system ( The addon EPGP (DKP Reloaded), EPGP Lootmaster, DBM, and GTFO are required to be downloaded and kept up-to-date on raid nights.
      Fridays & Sundays 8pm - 11pm PST. (10pm - 1am Server Time.) NOTE: Flasks, foods, potions, and enchants will be provided for raiders on a first-come first-serve basis. People who contribute to the guild bank will also have preference. Guild repairs provided on raid nights. Trials will be provided with the aforementioned items if we can spare them after the main raiders. CURRENT PROGRESSION
      Emerald Nightmare, [7/7N] [3/7H] OTHER EVENTS
      Saturday is for Mythics/other events. Though we do stuff throughout the week. Most of us have work or school so it depends. We have an event coming up on 10/25 (Saturday) for the release of patch 7.1 Return to Karazhan! WHAT WE HAVE ROOM FOR**
      Shadow Priest Balance Druid Mage Elemental Shaman **In order of what we need the most!!
      If you are interested please fill out the application on our website!
      In-Game Name: Sylarii, ID: Narii#1891
    • By SharWinchester
      Hi everyone. Im currently playing enhancement shaman and I love the playstyle but usually when im in a dungeon I cant do as much damage as the others. For example my friend is playing a frost mage and he is doing 5 times my damage. He has heirlooms tho. There are some guys doing 15/20 k dps and im doing 1.5 at max. Im level 70 and I think im following my stats right. Im also trying to do my rotation right and I dont think thats the problem. There is my armory link: . Should I worry about my damage or its normal for this level and gear? :) 
    • By Damien
      This thread is for comments about our N'Zoth Resurrect Priest Wild deck.