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Midrange Shaman Deck List Guide

Last updated on Sep 14, 2017 at 05:20 by Pesty 24 comments

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Midrange Shaman is an archetype that has existed since very early in Hearthstone's history. It takes a very balanced approach to Shaman and aims for the maximum possible value out of every card. It contains high-value cards for most situations such as Lightning Storm as a solid cheap board clear, Hex as single target removal, and Flametongue Totem to extract huge value from any small minions available on the board.

There are a wide range of strategies available for Midrange Shaman that often stray into other archetypes. It can utilises the scaling power of Jade Golems while using efficient spells to keep the board under control. It can use the power of Elementals to create a very powerful Mana curve that can quickly scale out of control. It can also take a token approach, taking full advantage of the Shaman Hero power to keep many minions on board at all times to take advantage of cards like Flametongue Totem while also threatening to burst opponents down with Bloodlust if the board is allowed to get out of control.

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

This Midrange Jade Elemental Shaman Deck incorporates both Elementals and Jade Golems for the best of both worlds. It utilises the strong Mana curve of Elementals in an attempt to pressure opponents out of the game while being able to fall back on the strength of Jade Golems if games go longer.

This Freohr's Americas HCT Midrange Shaman Deck incorporates control the board using cheap and efficient minions and spells. It takes full advantage of the synergy between Corpsetaker and Al'Akir the Windlord to add a huge boost in mid-game power. It was used by Freohr in the Americas Summer Playoffs 2017.

✶ Featured Deck

Budget Midrange Jade Elemental Shaman Deck

  • Guide written by Pesty and last updated on Aug 09, 2017 (Un'Goro meta)
  • Costs 1.4k (6 basic,13 expert, and 11 rare)
  • Mana curve:
  • Card breakdown: 2 Weapons • 11 Spells • 17 Minions
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This Budget Midrange Jade Elemental Shaman Deck is a more affordable variant for players with a limited collection. It lacks some of the late-game finishing power of Legendary minions but is still retains the core functionality to remain a very capable variant.

✶ Featured Deck

Midrange Elemental Shaman Deck

  • Guide written by Pesty and last updated on Aug 09, 2017 (Un'Goro meta)
  • Costs 5.7k (4 basic,10 expert,11 rare,3 epic, and 2 legendaries)
  • Mana curve:
  • Card breakdown: 10 Spells • 20 Minions
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This Midrange Elemental Shaman Deck takes full advantage of the power of Elementals. This variant is capable of putting huge pressure onto opponents if you are able to pull off a solid curve of Elementals. It is able to extract huge value from cards like Fire Elemental and Blazecaller later in the game to create powerful board states that can quickly end the game if opponents are unable to find an appropriate response.

✶ Featured Deck

Budget Midrange Elemental Shaman Deck

  • Guide written by Pesty and last updated on Aug 09, 2017 (Un'Goro meta)
  • Costs 2.6k (5 basic,10 expert,12 rare, and 3 epic)
  • Mana curve:
  • Card breakdown: 10 Spells • 20 Minions
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This Budget Midrange Elemental Shaman Deck is a cheaper version of Elemental Shaman designed for players who have a limited collection. It cuts out some of the more expensive minions in favour of cheaper alternatives. Despite the substitutions, it still retains most of its power and is still a very competent variant.

This Wild Pirate Midrange Shaman Deck adds in additional Pirate tech to the power of Midrange Shaman. The addition of Patches the Pirate and Southsea Deckhand enables even more explosive openers that can quickly snowball out of control and overwhelm opponents.

This Wild Totem Shaman Deck is a powerful themed variant that aims to use the full power of Totems. By using Wicked Witchdoctor to flood the board and buffs from Totemic Might and Primal Fusion it is possible to generate incredible board states from nothing that can swiftly destroy unsuspecting opponents.

This Wild Midrange Shaman Deck is a powerful Wild variant that uses some of the historically most powerful cards in the game. Utilising powerful openers from Totem Golem to Tunnel Trogg, it aims to use cards efficiently while putting significant pressure onto opponents. If the later stages of the game are reached, Thunder Bluff Valiant is available to fall back on for huge value to close out games.

1. Aim of the Archetype

The aim of Midrange Shaman is to take a very balanced approach to the game. It has the option use Tempo to snowball out of control against slower opponents while also being able to sit back and play board control tools against aggressive opponents. The range of tools available means games are rarely the same and a very reactive playstyle is required.

2. Strengths and Weaknesses

Midrange Shaman is excellent at generating powerful board states without expending significant resources. This makes it excellent at fighting for the board against Tempo decks, while still being able to out-value Control.

The broad range of tools in Midrange Shaman can also make it vulnerable. It is entirely possible to be punished by bold opponents who take riskier lines of play, such as rushing out a big minion at the risk of Hex or playing many minions with the possibility of Lightning Storm. If the specific answer is not available, games can easily be lost due to the dependency on specific cards.

3. Key Cards and Crafting

As Midrange Shaman aims to extract maximum value out of every possible card, is it quite a flexible archetype and cheap to craft.

Bloodmage Thalnos is the only consistent Legendary minion used within the archetype, however while the card is strong it is not essential and can easily be substituted for another card. Jade Golem and Elemental Midrange Shaman variants also have specific Legendary minions and utilise Aya Blackpaw and Kalimos, Primal Lord respectively, these card are very important for their respective variants.

The only other key cards for the archetype very cheap to craft. Lightning Storm and Flametongue Totem are rare and common cards respectively and Hex is available from the basic set.

4. ChangeLog

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