Rockbiter Weapon — Shaman Card

Last updated on Oct 05, 2016 at 10:27 by Sottle 10 comments

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Rockbiter Weapon is a Shaman-only spell. 2 copies of this card are given to you with the Basic set of the game. You receive a golden version of this card for reaching Level 36 and 38 with Shaman. Below the card images, you will find explanations to help you use the card optimally in every game mode of Hearthstone.

1. General Comments

Rockbiter Weapon is an extremely flexible card that can be used as an early-game removal card, or to provide a buff for Doomhammer, Al'Akir the Windlord, or another Windfury minion for massive damage. In the October 3rd Patch, this card was adjusted to cost 2 Mana instead of 1. This makes it much more difficult to use as an early-game tool and reduces the efficiency of the card overall. Because of this, many decks should now favour using Lightning Bolt or Stormcrack instead.

2. Constructed Play

Since the nerf to 2 Mana, Rockbiter Weapon is much less of a core inclusion in Shaman decks than it used to be. It should still be used in decks that play Doomhammer or Al'Akir the Windlord as a win-condition, but otherwise can be replaced with Shaman's other cheap removal spells.

3. Arena

Rockbiter Weapon is a strong card. Even at 2 Mana it is still a very efficient source of removal in Arena and you should be happy to pick up several of them for your deck.

4. Meta Decks with Rockbiter Weapon

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Aggro Shaman Deck 4 weapons, 15 spells, 11 minions
2
8
8
8
2
2
0
0
6,200 Arcane Dust Dec 09 2018
Aggro Jade Shaman Standard Un'Goro Deck 4 weapons, 13 spells, 13 minions
0
9
9
5
4
3
0
0
6,900 Arcane Dust Apr 06 2017

5. Budget Decks with Rockbiter Weapon

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Budget Aggro Shaman Deck 4 weapons, 15 spells, 11 minions
2
8
10
6
2
2
0
0
3,200 Arcane Dust Dec 09 2018
Basic Shaman Deck 5 spells, 25 minions
0
0
9
4
8
3
4
2
0 Arcane Dust Nov 20 2018
Budget Aggro Jade Shaman Standard Un'Goro Deck 4 weapons, 14 spells, 12 minions
0
8
10
6
4
2
0
0
2,880 Arcane Dust Apr 08 2017

6. Wild Decks with Rockbiter Weapon

Deck Mana Cost Updated
Wild Aggro Shaman Deck 4 weapons, 14 spells, 12 minions Wild Deck
0
7
13
6
2
2
0
0
6,780 Arcane Dust Dec 09 2018
Cheap Shaman Wild Deck 11 spells, 19 minions Wild Deck
0
3
9
5
6
4
2
1
1,000 Arcane Dust Dec 22 2016
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