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Jade Shaman Deck List Guide

Last updated on Aug 10, 2017 at 17:46 by Pesty 5 comments

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Jade Shaman is a powerful archetype that aims to take full advantage of the ever-scaling power of Jade Golems to overwhelm opponents. Most of the Jade Golem cards for Shaman are incredibly powerful and have become a core part of the Shaman toolkit. As a result most Shaman archetypes incorporate Jade Golems into their strategy in some way. This section contains variants that rely purely on Jade Golems as part of their win condition, but other variants that use them to a lesser extent can be found as part of Aggro Shaman, Midrange Shaman, and Control Shaman.

Below, you will find link to our deck lists for Jade Shaman, starting with our featured deck, which we consider the most common variant.

This Hybrid Jade Shaman Deck is a Jade Shaman variant that falls somewhere between Midrange and Aggro. It aims to have a strong early game by using early-game minions like Argent Squire and Pirates. However it still utilises powerful Midrange spells and has strong Jade Golem scaling, curving all the way up to Jade Chieftain.

This Wild Budget Midrange Jade Shaman Deck keeps the core tools of Midrange Jade Shaman, but cuts some of the more expensive minions such as Aya Blackpaw and Brann Bronzebeard to make the variant more accessible for players on a tight budget.

This Wild Midrange Jade Shaman Deck is a Wild variant that has explosive early-game potential with Tunnel Trogg and Totem Golem. The strong early-game gives more breathing room to freely develop Jade Golems as fast as possible to pressure opponents.

This Wild Aggro Jade Shaman Deck takes Jade Golem mechanics and adds them into and Aggro Shaman shell. It aims to explode onto the board and quickly transition into racing down opponents and finish them off with burst damage. Jade Claws and Jade Lightning make an excellent contribution by being able to damage opponents directly and strengthening the board in the process.

1. Aim of the Archetype

The aim of Jade Shaman is to keep up with opponents while slowly playing Jade Golem cards to increase their power for later turns. Jade Claws and Jade Lightning are especially good tools for this. The aim is to keep this up throughout the game a Jade Golems continue to increase in strength to eventually overwhelm opponents.

2. Strengths and Weaknesses

Jade Shaman has a versatile toolkit that is capable of dealing with almost any scenario. The dependency on Jade Golems means that it becomes more favoured the longer games go on, especially against Control Decks.

Jade Shaman can be particularly vulnerable against Aggro decks. Although there are AoE effects available, such as Maelstrom Portal and Lightning Storm, if these are not available then it can be very hard to win due to how weak Jade Golem cards are in the early-game

3. Key Cards and Crafting

In order to play Jade Shaman in is important to have access to most Jade Shaman cards. Though it is possible to play without it, Aya Blackpaw is a very high priority card to craft due to the huge strength it adds to Jade Golem strategies. Other Jade Golem cards such as Jade Lightning, Jade Claws, and Jade Spirit should also be prioritised due to the strength they offer. The only exception is Jade Chieftain which is generally too slow outside of Control decks.

Outside of Jade cards, it is also important to have some of the core Shaman tools to be able to survive games. Lightning Storm and Maelstrom Portal are required as cheap AoE effects to prevent Aggro decks from running riot and Flametongue Totem greatly adds value cheap Shaman minions such as Totems and early Jade Golems.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 09 Aug. 2017: Added new guide format for the Jade Shaman Archetype.
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