[64% WR] Highlander Control Shaman

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  • Archetype Control Shaman
  • Format Standard
  • Deck Type Ranked
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(at legend rank then 4-3 after reset) Proof:

Strategy:

First and foremost, this is a control deck.  Even though it has powerful swing cards in here like Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, Galakrond, Azeroth's End, and Electra Stormsurge + Dragon's Pack combo.  With that in mind, we need to conserve our resources when playing.  Always try to make your opponent over extend and play that one or two extra minions before clearing with Hagatha's Scheme or Earthquake.  We can take a few hits because there is quite a bit of healing and armor gain from our hero cards (and Hagatha, the Witch can give us more healing). 

Now, you may be asking, "Why 2 hero cards? Don't the hero powers overlap each other?" and yes they do.  HOWEVER, both hero powers are extremely good and way better than summoning a totem so even if you have to overwrite one with the other, you're still better off than you were before.  Both hero cards also have great battlecries to swing the game and control the board, and can be recast again with Shudderwock. Against slower matchups, i'll always try to Galakrond first, then Hagatha because Hagatha's value is better in longer matchups. 

*side note* - Don't be afraid of using a tier 1 Galakrond, or tier 2 if that's your best play. Because there's only 4 invoke cards in the deck you'll rarely get a fully upgraded Galakrond. Most of the time, I'm fully content with 4/4's.

 

Mulligan:

Always Keep: Invocation of Frost, Sludge Slurper, Zephrys the Great, Bone Wraith, Devoted Maniac, Hagatha's Scheme, Zilliax

Sometimes Keep: Earth Shock (against Rogue, Priest, Warlock), Acidic Swamp Ooze (against Rogue, Warrior, Hunter), Sandstorm Elemental (against Warlock, Rogue, Warrior), Electra Stormsurge (if you have Invocation of Frost), Lightning Storm (Against Warlock, Warrior), Zentimo (if you have Invocation of Frost), Hex (Against Rogue, Priest), Storm Chaser (against slower decks), Bandersmosh (if going second)

 

I hope you like this deck and, as always, if you have any questions or have a suggestion please comment below (I respond to all comments)!

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 365 343 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 days, 20 hours ago

    Looks like a fun list. 

    Only card i'm missing is Bandersmosh but i guess he is replaceable? Any suggestions for a fitting replacement?

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  • Protkenny's Avatar 75 17 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Thank you for this deck!

    Playing an older version you posted on Twitter (+ Vargoth and Lightning Breath, - Bone Wraith and Sandstorm Elemental). The change -lightning breath + sandstorm elemental seems reasonable to me. However, is - Vargoth + Bone Wraith better ? You miss an option for double Dragons Pack, Sheme, lightning storm, far sight, hunting visions + spells created by Hagatha...

     

     

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    • FunkiMonki's Avatar 100 22 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
      Posted 1 week ago

      You're welcome! :)

      Sandstorm Elemental is definitely better, especially against all the Galakrond Zoolocks. I did take out Archmage Vargoth for the Bone Wraith as a tech cause I was facing so many aggressive decks like face Hunter, aggro Zoolock and Pirate Warrior. But if the meta you're playing in is slower, then Archmage Vargoth is definitely better. 

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