Aggro Shaman Deck - Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Apr 01, 2021 at 15:00 by Kat 2 comments

This guide contains detailed strategy, mulligan, and deck-building information to help you improve your Aggro Shaman play for The Forged in the Barrens expansion meta.

Aggro Shaman is an ultra-aggressive archetype with a lot of burn damage at its disposal. It uses early-game minions to quickly secure the board before transitioning to a full-face strategy using burn spell and the all-powerful Doomhammer.

Card List

Shaman Cards
0 Lightning Bloom SA 2
1 Lightning Bolt Core 2
1 Novice Zapper Core 2
1 Primordial Studies SA 2
2 Cagematch Custodian MDF 2
2 Diligent Notetaker SA 2
2 Landslide MDF 2
2 Rockbiter Weapon Core 2
3 Instructor Fireheart SA 1
3 Serpentshrine Portal AO 2
3 Stormstrike MDF 2
4 Bru'kan FitB 1
4 Dunk Tank MDF 2
4 Torrent AO 2
5 Doomhammer Core 2
5 Inara Stormcrash MDF 1
5 Ras Frostwhisper SA 1
Neutral Cards No neutral card

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Aggro Shaman Deck Mulligan Guide

Aggro Shaman is an aggressive deck with a very low minion count — as such, it is important to find those minions in your opening hand.

  • General Mulligan (keep regardless of what your opponent is playing)Lightning Bloom, Novice Zapper, Cagematch Custodian, Primordial Studies.
  • Mulligan against Aggro (also keep if you think you are playing against an aggressive deck)Lightning Bolt, Landslide.
  • Mulligan against Control (also keep if you think you are playing against a slow deck)Doomhammer.

Aggro Shaman Deck Strategy

The gameplan of Aggro Shaman is to contest the board with early-game minions while assembling enough direct damage in hand to burn down opponents. During the early game, you should look to play Cagematch Custodian, Instructor Fireheart and Serpentshrine Portal to develop your board, using Landslide to clear the board if needed.

Going into the mid game, it is important and sometimes difficult to identify when to stop controlling the board and begin directing damage at the face to set up two- or three-turn lethals. When making these decisions, Doomhammer becomes a very large factor due to its ability to consistently deal damage across multiple turns. With Doomhammer equipped, you can turn Rockbiter Weapon and Stormstrike into 6 damage each due to their interaction with Windfury.

Against Aggro, you will usually be trying to control the board for most of the game. You will be aiming to use an excessive number of spells on enemy minions in order to keep the board under control. Because most Aggro decks struggle to regain control of the board once they have lost it, it is often best to use Doomhammer to control the board while pushing chip damage with your minions instead of immediately directing everything at face.

Against Control, it is important to maximize the amount of damage you deal above all else. The best way to do this is through repetitive chip damage with minions, so look out for opportunities to stick any of your cheap minions to the board. It is also generally important to play Doomhammer on Turn 5. Consider planning for this in advance by playing your Overload cards on Turn 3 if possible so that you are not forced to use them on Turn 4 and prevent Doomhammer from being played next turn. Forward-planning like this is key to success with this deck and with overload-heavy Shaman decks in general.

Aggro Shaman Deck Card Swaps

  • Against Control — Add 2x Marshspawn, for 2x Dunk Tank.
  • Against Aggro — Add 1x Lightning Storm, for 1x Primordial Studies.


  • 01 Apr. 2021: Deck has been updated for the year of the Gryphon.
  • 07 Apr. 2020: Guide has been completely overhauled for the Ashes of Outland expansion.
  • 27 Jun. 2019: Deck added.
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