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Arena Shaman Tier Lists One Night in Karazhan

Last updated on Oct 05, 2016 at 10:57 by Sottle 13 comments

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This spreadsheet is designed to aid you in forging Shaman Arena decks. As you can see, the spreadsheet divides all cards of the same rarity into 8 different tiers, based on their (potential) value for your class. Cards listed in Tier 1 are generally better than cards listed in Tier 2, and so on. Within each tier, however, the cards are not listed in order of their value. Cards specific to Shamans are underlined.

1. How to Use a Spreadsheet?

Essentially, you should always pick the card that is part of the highest tier. When picking between cards that are in the same tier, make your choice based on preference, or what card would best suit your existing card choices.

To read more about how to use the spreadsheet to make the correct decisions, as well as to read about the exceptions (situations where you should pick something other than what the spreadsheet indicates), please check out our spreadsheet explanations.

2. About the Author

This guide is presented to you by Sottle, a professional Hearthstone player who plays for compLexity Gaming. Sottle regularly streams Arenas on Twitch and explains all of his moves. He has a recorded winrate of over 73%, making him one of the top Arena players.

3. Shaman Spreadsheet

Common Cards
Rare Cards
Epic Cards
Legendary Cards
Tier 1: Excellent
Fire Elemental North Sea Kraken Zombie Chow
Flamewreathed Faceless Piloted Shredder
Tier 2: Great
Fireguard Destroyer Boulderfist Ogre Gilblin Stalker Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Flametongue Totem Chillwind Yeti Harvest Golem Spectral Knight
Hex Dark Iron Dwarf Mechanical Yeti Spider Tank
Stormforged Axe Drakonid Crusher Mukla's Champion Stormwind Champion
Acidic Swamp Ooze Evil Heckler Pit Fighter
Tier 3: Good
Bloodlust Bog Creeper Hungry Dragon Silent Knight
Crackle Cult Master Jeweled Scarab Silver Hand Knight
Lightning Bolt Dire Wolf Alpha Lost Tallstrider Silver Hand Regent
Totem Golem Earthen Ring Farseer Mad Bomber Spellbreaker
Tunnel Trogg Faerie Dragon Nerubian Prophet Stranglethorn Tiger
Unbound Elemental Flame Juggler Ogre Brute Tomb Spider
Abusive Sergeant Frost Elemental Pompous Thespian Worgen Infiltrator
Amani Berserker Frostwolf Warlord Raging Worgen
Argent Horserider Haunted Creeper Scarlet Crusader
Argent Squire Huge Toad Shattered Sun Cleric
Tier 4: Above Average
Ancestral Knowledge Bilefin Tidehunter Fen Creeper Puddlestomper
Forked Lightning Bloodfen Raptor Kvaldir Raider Spiteful Smith
Rockbiter Weapon Boneguard Lieutenant Lance Carrier Stormwind Knight
Rumbling Elemental Burly Rockjaw Trogg Loot Hoarder Tinkertown Technician
Spirit Claws Clockwork Knight Mechwarper Twisted Worgen
Stormcrack Dancing Swords Micro Machine Violet Illusionist
Whirling Zap-o-matic Dragonhawk Rider Polluted Hoarder Volcanic Drake
Aberrant Berserker Dragonkin Sorcerer Psych-o-Tron
Tier 5: Average
Earth Shock Duskboar Maiden of the Lake Silvermoon Guardian
Tuskarr Totemic Flesheating Ghoul Murloc Tidehunter Squirming Tentacle
Archmage Force-Tank MAX Oasis Snapjaw Stonesplinter Trogg
Bloodsail Raider Fossilized Devilsaur Ogre Magi Stormpike Commando
Bluegill Warrior Frigid Snobold Razorfen Hunter Wolfrider
Captured Jormungar Gnomish Inventor Refreshment Vendor Youthful Brewmaster
Clockwork Gnome Ironfur Grizzly River Crocolisk Zealous Initiate
Darkscale Healer Jungle Panther Ship's Cannon Zoobot
Tier 6: Below Average
Primal Fusion Blackwing Technician Ice Rager Reckless Rocketeer
Wicked Witchdoctor Booty Bay Bodyguard Infested Tauren Spawn of N'Zoth
Acolyte of Pain Dragonling Mechanic Ironbeak Owl Tentacle of N'Zoth
Ancient Brewmaster Eldritch Horror Kobold Geomancer Unstable Ghoul
Annoy-o-Tron Explosive Sheep Lord of the Arena Venture Co. Mercenary
Anubisath Sentinel Faceless Behemoth Nerub'ar Weblord Voodoo Doctor
Arcane Anomaly Gadgetzan Jouster Novice Engineer War Golem
Arcanosmith Gorillabot A-3 Pantry Spider
Blackwing Corruptor Gurubashi Berserker Raid Leader
Tier 7: Bad
Frost Shock Elven Archer Menagerie Magician Southsea Deckhand
Reincarnate Flying Machine Mogu'shan Warden Tauren Warrior
Windfury Frostwolf Grunt Netherspite Historian Thrallmar Farseer
Antique Healbot Gnomeregan Infantry Nightblade Tournament Attendee
Cogmaster Grotesque Dragonhawk Priestess of Elune Undertaker
Core Hound Ironforge Rifleman Runic Egg Windfury Harpy
Dalaran Mage Lowly Squire Salty Dog
Dread Corsair Mad Scientist Silverback Patriarch
Tier 8: Terrible
Am'gam Rager Grimscale Oracle Murloc Tinyfin Tournament Medic
Cult Apothecary Leper Gnome Shieldbearer Wisp
Evolved Kobold Magma Rager Stoneskin Gargoyle Young Dragonhawk
Goldshire Footman Murloc Raider Stonetusk Boar
Tier 1: Excellent
Master of Evolution Powermace Sunwalker
Tier 2: Great
Feral Spirit Maelstrom Portal Thunder Bluff Valiant Azure Drake
Lightning Storm Thing from Below Argent Commander Sludge Belcher
Tier 3: Good
Evolve Corrupted Healbot Mind Control Tech
Lava Burst Defender of Argus Stampeding Kodo
Bomb Lobber Madder Bomber Violet Teacher
Tier 4: Above Average
Draenei Totemcarver Arcane Nullifier X-21 Injured Blademaster Twilight Drake
Everyfin is Awesome Emperor Cobra Master Jouster Wild Pyromancer
Mana Tide Totem Goblin Sapper Saboteur Wobbling Runts
Ancient Shade Imp Master Sunfury Protector
Tier 5: Average
Lava Shock Crazed Alchemist Midnight Drake Wailing Soul
Abomination Demolisher Nerubian Egg Young Priestess
Blackwater Pirate Knife Juggler Questing Adventurer
Coliseum Manager Light's Champion Ravenholdt Assassin
Tier 6: Below Average
Ancestral Spirit Dragon Egg Injured Kvaldir Pint-Sized Summoner
Armored Warhorse Fencing Coach Kezan Mystic Silithid Swarmer
Avian Watcher Gadgetzan Auctioneer Lil' Exorcist
Deathlord Illuminator Moat Lurker
Tier 7: Bad
Healing Wave Book Wyrm Gnomish Experimenter Mana Wraith
Ancient Mage Coldlight Oracle Grim Patron Master Swordsmith
Arcane Golem Coldlight Seer Jeeves
Argent Watchman Corrupted Seer Lightwarden
Bloodsail Corsair Eater of Secrets Mana Addict
Tier 8: Terrible
Alarm-o-Bot Eerie Statue Secretkeeper
Ancient Watcher Mogor's Champion Summoning Stone
Angry Chicken Murloc Tidecaller Target Dummy
Tier 1: Excellent
Earth Elemental Sea Giant
Tier 2: Great
Doomhammer Eternal Sentinel Kodorider Piloted Sky Golem
Tier 3: Good
Elemental Destruction Garrison Commander Recombobulator
Blood Knight Grand Crusader
Tier 4: Above Average
Djinni of Zephyrs Echoing Ooze Fel Reaver Shade of Naxxramas
Tier 5: Average
Charged Hammer Darkspeaker Southsea Captain
Hammer of Twilight Faceless Shambler Twilight Summoner
Tier 6: Below Average
Ancient Harbinger Faceless Manipulator Recruiter Validated Doomsayer
Crowd Favorite Frost Giant Scaled Nightmare
Doomsayer Master of Ceremonies Sideshow Spelleater
Enhance-o Mechano Murloc Warleader Twilight Guardian
Tier 7: Bad
Far Sight Blood of The Ancient One Hungry Crab Naga Sea Witch
Siltfin Spiritwalker Clockwork Giant Mini-Mage
Arcane Giant Cyclopian Horror Molten Giant
Big Game Hunter Hobgoblin Mountain Giant
Tier 8: Terrible
Ancestor's Call Junkbot
Tier 1: Excellent
Neptulon Kel'Thuzad Ragnaros the Firelord Ysera
Dr. Boom Onyxia Sylvanas Windrunner
Tier 2: Great
Cairne Bloodhoof Emperor Thaurissan The Curator
Chromaggus Nefarian Toshley
Deathwing Sneed's Old Shredder Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
Tier 3: Good
Al'Akir the Windlord Eydis Darkbane Harrison Jones Mekgineer Thermaplugg
The Mistcaller Feugen Hogger Nexus-Champion Saraad
Alexstrasza Fjola Lightbane Hogger, Doom of Elwynn Reno Jackson
Arch-Thief Rafaam Foe Reaper 4000 Loatheb The Black Knight
Baron Geddon Gruul Medivh, the Guardian
Tier 4: Above Average
Barnes Icehowl Maexxna N'Zoth, the Corruptor
Deathwing, Dragonlord Illidan Stormrage Malygos The Beast
Tier 5: Average
Hallazeal the Ascended Elise Starseeker Moroes Soggoth the Slitherer
Bloodmage Thalnos King Mukla Mukla, Tyrant of the Vale Troggzor the Earthinator
Chillmaw Mogor the Ogre Prince Malchezaar
Tier 6: Below Average
Brann Bronzebeard Justicar Trueheart Nat Pagle Tinkmaster Overspark
Captain Greenskin Leeroy Jenkins Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Hemet Nesingwary Millhouse Manastorm The Boogeymonster
Tier 7: Bad
Baron Rivendare Gormok the Impaler Nat, the Darkfisher The Skeleton Knight
Blingtron 3000 Majordomo Executus Skycap'n Kragg Yogg-Saron, Hope's End
Gazlowe Mimiron's Head Stalagg
Tier 8: Terrible
Bolf Ramshield Nozdormu Shifter Zerus
Lorewalker Cho Rend Blackhand

4. ChangeLog

  • 05 Oct. 2016: Update, following balance changes of October, 3rd.
  • 17 Sep. 2016: Deleted cards that were removed from the Arena.
    • Removed Dunemaul Shaman.
    • Removed Vitality Totem.
    • Removed Ancestral Healing.
    • Removed Dust Devil.
    • Removed Totemic Might.
    • Removed Windspeaker.
  • 01 Sep. 2016: Karazhan Update. Added all Karazhan cards and made some balance updates.
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