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Played a number of games with the Low Budget Shaman Control Deck starting at rank 11 with 0 stars. Dropped me down to rank 12 with 2 stars

 

Game 1 - vs Shaman - Loss - Turn 10

Game 2 - vs Druid - Win - Turn 10

Game 3 - vs Warloc - Loss - Turn 10

Game 4 - vs Warloc - Loss - Turn 10

Game 5 - vs Warloc - Loss - Turn 10

 

 

Every game I lost was in the late game, where unfortunately this deck could not keep up with the number of legendaries being summoned. So I believe that even though the record shows 1-4, that the deck itself is solid as these games were hard fought and won always bringing my opponents life to single digits and having an 'assured victory' until the epics and legendaries start dropping in left and right

 

If there's anything this deck could use is a bit more of extra draw power. So many times I felt like if i had extra draw power i'd be able to do something about the legendaries, specially when i missed so many great opportunities to win because bloodlust would just not show up at the right time before they took back control

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Played a number of games with the Low Budget Shaman Control Deck starting at rank 11 with 0 stars. Dropped me down to rank 12 with 2 stars
 
Game 1 - vs Shaman - Loss - Turn 10
Game 2 - vs Druid - Win - Turn 10
Game 3 - vs Warloc - Loss - Turn 10
Game 4 - vs Warloc - Loss - Turn 10
Game 5 - vs Warloc - Loss - Turn 10
 
 
Every game I lost was in the late game, where unfortunately this deck could not keep up with the number of legendaries being summoned. So I believe that even though the record shows 1-4, that the deck itself is solid as these games were hard fought and won always bringing my opponents life to single digits and having an 'assured victory' until the epics and legendaries start dropping in left and right
 
If there's anything this deck could use is a bit more of extra draw power. So many times I felt like if i had extra draw power i'd be able to do something about the legendaries, specially when i missed so many great opportunities to win because bloodlust would just not show up at the right time before they took back control

 

I would agree that rank 11 is cutting it pretty close for a low budget deck. Especially once you start getting swarmed with legendaries, it becomes difficult to keep up without hard-hitters of your own. Mana Tide Totem might be good for card draw, but let's see what Poyo thinks too!

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My experience so far is that this deck is pretty solid until rank 15, where good legendaries start to pop. I'm not a very skilled player and managed to climb from scratch to rank 12 in around 40-50 matches. 

 

As soon you start gaining dust from packs, what would be the best options to improve the deck?

I was thinking in trading Al'akir for Argent commander, as it's more powerful for an extra crystal, but I'm not that experienced in deck building smile.png

 

Thanks for your comments

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I was wondering if I could improve the deck with any of the following:

Leeroy, Onyxia, Ysera, and Sea Giant.  If so which should I swap for which?

 

Thanks in advance =)

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I was wondering if I could improve the deck with any of the following:

Leeroy, Onyxia, Ysera, and Sea Giant.  If so which should I swap for which?

 

Thanks in advance =)

Definitely!

Onyxia can work great with Bloodlust, however this will mostly be fun value and not really improving your deck. 

Leeroy can be a great finisher and if you decide to go for more aggressive approach, you could include it.

Sea Giant is out of the question, in most cases you will just give your opponent a nice target for Big Game Hunter.

Ysera is probably the best late game card you can play. I would definitely go for it.

I would probably take out Bloodlust for Ysera.

 

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I would probably take out Bloodlust for Ysera.

 

I'm pretty much only missing 1 feral spirit now but I should be able to craft them soon.

 

Managed to grab Doomhammer and was wondering if there's anything I should swap out for that?

 

Thanks again in advance! =) Can't wait to mess around with this shaman build!

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This is my first time posting on this site... So, hi!

 

There are a few changes from this that I have in my deck... It seems to be working fine, I'm mainly wondering your all's opinion(s)?

 

I only have 1 unbound elemental.

No Earth Shock or Argent Squire.

2 Stormforged axes (to help clear early minions on both).

I have the 3 mana 4/2 stealth cat (sorry, don't know the name), instead of the harvest golems. This seems to help provide a very strong finisher, if patient enough with them.

An extra mana tide totem instead of the Gadgetzan Auctioneer (more draw power, earlier on?).

No Argent Commanders (I have 2 that I can add, depending what happens - where though?), but a 2nd Azure Drake and a Windspeaker (Windfury can be a great finisher).

2 Forked Lightnings (in replace of earthshocks) More early game minion clearing.

2 Ancestral healings, providing the taunt this seems to miss in late game.

I also added an injured blademaster, which provides a great combo with ancestral healing.

 

I have Sea Giant and Deathwing - Anywhere these may fit better into?

 

-Thanks! 

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hey,

 

i just finished the deck, and i wondered: what should be my next crafting goal? should i go for earth elemental? al'akir? some neutral legendary? (ragnaros, ysera, ?) 

I do feel like i need more taunts, especially since you tend to lose health real fast with the doomhammer, so for now i think i'll include one defender of argus over one of the chillwind yeti's, but that's why i thought of the earth elementals.

i also have acidic swamp ooze over pyromancer, because i just like it that much more. (instant 1-for-0 as a battlecry? hell yes!)

 

i currently have no neutral legendaries or even epics, because my only lucky pack was a gruul sleep.png

 

-thanks

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hey,

 

i just finished the deck, and i wondered: what should be my next crafting goal? should i go for earth elemental? al'akir? some neutral legendary? (ragnaros, ysera, ?) 

I do feel like i need more taunts, especially since you tend to lose health real fast with the doomhammer, so for now i think i'll include one defender of argus over one of the chillwind yeti's, but that's why i thought of the earth elementals.

i also have acidic swamp ooze over pyromancer, because i just like it that much more. (instant 1-for-0 as a battlecry? hell yes!)

 

i currently have no neutral legendaries or even epics, because my only lucky pack was a gruul sleep.png

 

-thanks

Hey, WonderDuck

Earth Elementals may seem decent but their overload will kill you and The Black Knight simply destroys your game, which makes Earth Elementals a rather poor choice in the current meta game.

If you need taunts, you can consider including replacing your Chillwind Yeti with Sen'jin Shieldmasta. Defender of Argus works great as you have already figured it out.

Acidic Swamp Ooze is great if metagame is full of weapons - I support!

I personally would craft Ragnaros if you like playing control decks as it is most commonly used as a finisher, however in regards to SHaman decks, AlÁkir might be a better choice.

Hope this helps,

Best of luck

 

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Just a heads up, the deck description makes reference to a Legendary card, which isn't part of the build.

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The description on this deck refers to Argent Squire but there is no Argent Squire in the Low-budget deck. I see the Mid-budget version has Argent Squire instead of Loot Hoarder (which is in the Low-budget deck).

 

So is the description wrong here on this Low-budget deck when referring to Argent Squire or is Argent Squire suppose to be here instead of Loot Hoarder?

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Just a heads up, the deck description makes reference to a Legendary card, which isn't part of the build.

Thank you very much. It's fixed.

 

The description on this deck refers to Argent Squire but there is no Argent Squire in the Low-budget deck. I see the Mid-budget version has Argent Squire instead of Loot Hoarder (which is in the Low-budget deck).

 

So is the description wrong here on this Low-budget deck when referring to Argent Squire or is Argent Squire suppose to be here instead of Loot Hoarder?

The Argent Squire was never meant to be in the deck, so we've fixed it now. Thank you!

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Hi there, I build the low budget Shamane deck and was 1 Azure Drake short, so i replaced it with gadgetzan auctioneer.

This is working wonders for me since there are 12 low mana spells in this deck....so i wonder if i should replace it anyways when i got the dust or if its even an improvement? the +1 spellpower for sure is nice but i think as some guys here mentioned this deck leeks some drawpower once manatide is destroyed. enlighten me please if im wrong wink.png

 

Much thanks

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I crafted this low budget shamane deck and was just 1 azure drake short so i replaced it with gadgetzan auctoneer. this is working wonders for me since there are 12 low mana spells in this deck. now im wondering if i even should replace it when i got the dust to craft azure. since one guy mentioned this deck might leak drawpower lategame it might be an improvement? or is the +1 spellpower too essential? please enlighten me!

much thx

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I crafted this low budget shamane deck and was just 1 azure drake short so i replaced it with gadgetzan auctoneer. this is working wonders for me since there are 12 low mana spells in this deck. now im wondering if i even should replace it when i got the dust to craft azure. since one guy mentioned this deck might leak drawpower lategame it might be an improvement? or is the +1 spellpower too essential? please enlighten me!

much thx

Azure Drake is often better against aggressive deck as it will give you the card instantly and potentially amp one of ur spells, however when it comes to decks that give you enough room to breathe (mid range / control), Gadgetzan is superior as it can give you insane card advantage.

You can easily stick with Gadgetzan Auctioneer - the shaman deck I played had 1x Auctioneer, 2x Azure drake and I removed auctioneer as I was constantly matched against zoo.

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It costs 1760 arcane dusts to create this deck, compared to the 6440 required for the legendary version of Shaman deck.

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Really good deck. Got into rank 10 and hopefully further !

 

Edit. Ye I made an account just to say this. Cause it's just too gooooood !

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