Infinite Yogg-Saron Shaman

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Wild Hearthstone has thousands of cards, and a wide variety of possible decks. This incredible deck diversity is sometimes lost when only looking at the few decks common in the highest ranks. Wildest of Wednesdays is a series aiming to highlight a different off meta deck each week with an in depth guide into its strategy and gameplay. The decks are selected for having interesting synergies and using rarely seen cards.


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While we're waiting for the new expansion reveal tomorrow, how about a Wild Meme deck? This is one of the ultimate memes you can play in the game, where you will be able to repeat Yogg-Saron, Hope's End's effect infinitely (well, until he completely destroys your hand and deck or you reach the turn limit - but you can have games lasting over an hour where he gets replayed over 50 times). 

The main way we are doing this is by going infinite with Shudderwocks, each of which will repeat Yogg's effect. Infinite Yogg-Saron Shaman got an incredible support card in the recent miniset: Kazakusan! Usually, Yogg-Saron draws you multiple cards, so if you keep replaying Shudderwock to replay its effect, you'd just end up fatiguing yourself and losing the game. When we add in Kazakusan's battlecry into Shudderwock's arsenal, Shudderwock will automatically make your deck go back up to 10 cards whenever it gets low, thereby preventing a loss by fatigue. The deck also uses Armor Vendors so that the Shudderwocks will stack armor for both players and let you keep playing with Yogg's effect for longer. In addition, Windchill from the initial Alterac expansion has been a great card for card draw and stall, especially with Zentimo.

If you like randomness and Yogg-Saron, Hope's End in particular, this is the ultimate deck that lets Yogg decide the outcome of games. Due to Shudderwock infinite loops and Kazakusan to infinitely refill your deck after drawing, you will be able to replay Yogg's effect more times per game while surviving than any other Yogg deck.

Infinite Yogg-Saron Shaman is a meme deck, so you should definitely not be ranking up with this. It's to play in Casual, on rank floors, or against friends (you can let them borrow this deck and then do an Infinite Yogg-Saron vs Infinite Yogg-Saron showdown).


Now, let's get into a guide on playing the deck. It's going to go through major overarching strategies to keep in mind, how to mulligan, gameplay tips on key synergies, and card choices.


Strategies

You will first want to play the Corrupt the Waters quest. From there, use your removal tools and card draw to draw and play your combo pieces. Finally, when they are all ready, go into an infinite chain of Shudderwocks that each replay Yogg-Saron, Hope's End effect and other useful battlecries to keep it going for as long as possible.

Card Draw and Survival - For card draw, your main tool is Spirit of the Frog. In addition, you have Windchills and cards that duplicate its effect, as well as Questing Explorers and Bloodmage Thalnos.

Combo Setup - First of all, you need to complete the quest, but that happens naturally as many of your minions are battlecries. Next, you want to either have a Tour Guide played before the first Shudderwock turn, or save a Lightning Bloom in hand. This is so you can guarantee that Shudderwock will add copies of himself to your hand by activating the Heart of Vir'naal quest reward hero power the turn you play him. Before you play Shudderwock, you also need to have played a Saronite Chain Gang and Grumble, Worldshaker. You should generally play Shudderwock before you play Yogg to safely get multiple copies of him added to your hand without the possibility that Yogg's battlecry destroys him. In addition, before you start your Infinite Yogg strategy, you should try and play Kazakusan, even if he's inactive. This is so that your deck will keep being set to 10 cards by Shudderwocks whenever it gets low, making it so that all the card draw from Yogg will be less likely to fatigue you and you can keep the effect going longer. You can play Armor Vendors as setup as well but that is not necessary.

Infinite Yogg - Once your combo is ready, keep playing Shudderwocks each turn to replay Yogg-Saron, Hope's End's effect while also dumping your hand of other cards you may draw or generate to keep hand space for more Shudderwocks. Sometimes you may need to spend a turn trading your board and dumping random cards in your hand to ensure that Shudderwocks will get bounced back to hand.

Your entire endgame strategy is based off of Yogg. Will this win you many games? No. Will this lead to some hilarious and memorable moments? Yes. And remember, the best strategy with this deck is to simply put your faith in the awesome power of Yogg-Saron, Hope's End.


Mulligans


Gameplay

The key to playing this deck well is to believe in the power of Yogg.

Below are gameplay tips regarding many of the synergies in this deck and how to use them effectively.


Pre-Combo Synergies

Check the Strategies section for in depth info on setting up the Infinite Yogg-Saron combo. This will have a few synergies to keep in mind pre-combo. In general though, you should first complete the Corrupt the Waters quest and play a Saronite Chain Gang and Grumble, Worldshaker at any time, then play Shudderwock and the Heart of Vir'naal quest hero power in the same turn to get 1 mana Shudderwocks added to your hand. You should only play Yogg-Saron, Hope's End when you have multiple 1 mana Shudderwocks in hand unless you're in a desperate situation and need Yogg to bail you out. Either before or after Yogg and Shudderwock, you should also try to fit in Kazakusan even if his Battlecry is inactive.

1. Firemancer Flurgl and Toxfin is a full one sided board clear for 3 mana, and Ice Fishing will draw both of these cards for you. This is your most powerful removal tool in this deck, so you have to time it wisely. Try to hold on to it until you really need it. Something to note is that after you do this combo, the enemy board may be empty, and if they don't remove these minions you can use Grumble, Worldshaker to get both of them back to your hand. You can also get them back to hand the same turn they are played using Lightning Blooms to gain mana for Grumble.

2. You should predict and plan around what cards you will draw from Spirit of the Frog. From using 0 cost spells (either the coin or Lightning Blooms), you will draw Windchills. From Windchills, you will draw either a Maelstrom Portal or Ice Fishing for the 2 cost slot, and from one of those you will draw Tidal Surge.

3. You can use Zentimo combined with Windchills to draw and freeze more minions and with Tidal Surges to damage more minions and heal more.

4. You can use Diligent Notetakers to get more copies of key spells like Windchill for more draw and freeze or Tidal Surge for more removal.

5. Bloodmage Thalnos will make your Maelstrom Portals and Tidal Surges more effective.

6. Lorekeeper Polkelt will put the main cards you need for the combo on top of your deck, in the following order: Yogg-Saron, Hope's End, Shudderwock, Kazakusan, Grumble, Worldshaker, and Saronite Chain Gang. Be sure that you either have a Lightning Bloom or Tour Guide in hand or have a 0 mana hero power from Tour Guide already before playing Polkelt, as you need one of these to use the quest reward hero power the same turn as your initial Shudderwock. If you play Polkelt too soon, all of these cards will be at the bottom of your deck.


Card Choices

This section is going to go through the main packages of cards in the deck. Each package has cards that help the deck with a specific goal. When playing the deck, it's useful to know what purposes each card serves and what other cards in the deck have synergy with it or help achieve the same purpose. This section might also be useful if you're interested in the reasoning for why each card was included in the deck.


Infinite Yogg-Saron Package

Corrupt the Waters Card Image Tour Guide Card Image Saronite Chain Gang Card Image Grumble, Worldshaker Card Image Kazakusan Card Image Shudderwock Card Image Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Card Image

These cards let you have the Yogg-Saron, Hope's End effect for as long as possible during your Infinite Yogg-Saron endgame. Shudderwock is the main enabler of this, while the other cards all support the combo in various ways. Saronite Chain Gang and Grumble, Worldshaker are needed for Shudderwock to go infinite, Armor Vendors help keep both heroes at high health, and Kazakusan lets you keep replenishing your deck whenever it becomes empty. Corrupt the Waters is needed to guarantee that your initial Shudderwock will go infinite, while Tour Guide helps you play the quest reward Heart of Vir'naal hero power enabling double battlecries the turn you play Shudderwock.


Survival

Armor Vendor Card Image Toxfin Card Image Windchill Card Image

Firemancer Flurgl Card Image  Maelstrom Portal Card Image Tidal Surge Card Image

While this is a meme deck and is not meant to be competitive, some healing and removal is still great to increase the chance that you will be able to play your combo and Yogg on turn 10. The Firemancer Flurgl Toxfin combo is very powerful and with all of this deck's card draw, including getting Ice Fishing from a Spirit of the Frog, you will be able to play it almost every game.


Spirit of the Frog Package

Lightning Bloom Card Image Windchill Card Image Ice Fishing Card Image

Maelstrom Portal Card Image Tidal Surge Card Image Spirit of the Frog Card Image

Spirit of the Frog provides not just draw, but targeted draw that you can plan around. The spells included are of different costs and have great effects on their own as well.


Other Card Draw

 Windchill Card Image Bloodmage Thalnos Card Image Questing Explorer Card Image

Ice Fishing Card Image Lorekeeper Polkelt Card Image

In general, card draw in this deck has to not come from Battlecries, or else it will mess up the infinite Yogg endgame with Shudderwocks drawing too much and not leaving space to bounce other Shudderwocks back to your hand. Spirit of the Frog is one great option. While Questing Explorer is a Battlecry, it is conditional and only activates while your quest is still active, meaning Shudderwock won't draw cards from its Battlecry during your combo. Lorekeeper Polkelt is technically not card draw but he's amazing in that he puts all 5 of your main combo enablers at the top of your deck.


Spell Synergy

Diligent Notetaker Card Image Zentimo Card Image

Zentimo and Diligent Notetaker are great to get more value out of your spells, providing you with either survival or card draw.


This is an incredibly fun deck to see the power of Yogg-Saron, Hope's End.  You can swing for lethal early on if he makes you a board or keep the Yogg effect going for as long as you want and have Shudderwocks to play. If you have a question or comment, or are wondering about a card substitution, post below.

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1185 890 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

     

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    Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Card Image

    If you like Yogg, then why not play him as many times as possible in one game?

     

    With this deck, you can potentially have his effect for an infinite number of times (limited by the turn timer of course).  

    Compared to decks like Yogg Mage, Yogg Druid, and Yogg Hunter where Yogg is only played once or a maybe few times with some copy effects, Yogg Shaman is the best Yogg deck because you can simply get his effect many more times per game.  Even compared to Yogg Rogue where you can shuffle 40 Yoggs into your deck with Togwaggle's Scheme, this deck is better because it can consistently get more than 40 Yogg effects and is much more resilient to the problem of Yogg overdrawing you into fatigue.

     

    Packages

     

    Infinite Yogg-Sarron Package (necessary to get Yogg's effect for an infinite number of times)

    Yogg-Saron, Hope's End - the master of RNG.

    Shudderwock - replays battlecries and is used to go infinite and replay Yogg's battlecry many times per game.

    Corrupt the Waters - this quest will be completed naturally by playing the battlecry cards in the deck, you need the hero power to have a higher chance of going infinite with Shudderwock.

    Grumble, Worldshaker - during your Shudderwock turns, adds a 1 cost copy of Shudderwock to your hand and helps it go infinite.

    Saronite Chain Gang - its battlecry is used to generate copies of Shudderwock during a Shudderwock turn which can then go into your hand using Grumble, Worldshaker's battlecry.

    Tour Guide - makes your Corrupt the Waters hero power cost zero for the first Shudderwock turn.

    Lightning Bloom - can use this during your first Shudderwock turn to hero power first in case you haven't drawn Tour Guide.

     

    The way this deck goes infinite with Yogg-Saron, Hope's End effects is by playing infinite Shudderwocks and having Shudderwock play Yogg's battlecry.  For the first time you play Shudderwock, make sure you have played Grumble, Worldshaker and a Saronite Chain Gang at a minimum beforehand, and that you have the hero power from Corrupt the Waters.  On the Shudderwock turn or before, play Tour Guide to get a free hero power, and then use the hero power and Shudderwock in one turn.  Alternatively, you can use Lightning Bloom instead of Tour Guide to be able to hero power and play Shudderwock in the same turn. This will guarantee your Shudderwock going infinite, but you can play Shudderwock without the hero power and still have a chance.  You can play Yogg-Saron, Hope's End either before or after your Shudderwock turn, and afterwards keep using your zero cost hero power (each Shudderwock will make it cost zero again) and play your Shudderwocks which will keep generating new ones and replaying Yogg's battlecry.  It's usually better to play Shudderwock before Yogg-Saron, Hope's End to get multiple copies of Shudderwock in hand because Yogg's battlecry can destroy a Shudderwock before it gets to duplicate itself and add copies to your hand.  Try to keep your hand size low when you play him so that there is room for copies to go into your hand.  One final note is that if you are against a deck with low pressure and have drawn Yogg, you can play Shudderwock for many turns to keep filling up your deck with cards from the Anti-Fatigue package battlecries. Then when your deck is at the limit, 60 cards, you can play Yogg and then the Shudderwock chain and it will keep going for quite a while.

     

    Anti-Fatigue Package (prevents fatigue damage during your infinite Yogg turns)

    Body Wrapper - shuffles a card into your deck and helps prevent fatigue

    Baleful Banker - shuffles a card into your deck and helps prevent fatigue

     

    This package is incredibly important to this deck.  When you are playing Shudderwocks to get the Yogg effect each time, Yogg can draw cards from your deck.  Over time, this will kill you due to fatigue damage unless you can shuffle more cards into your deck.  As many copies of Body Wrapper and Baleful Banker should be played as possible given the amount of pressure you are facing from your opponent before going into your infinite Yogg turns, so that each time you play Shudderwock for the Yogg effect it also uses those battlecries to shuffle cards into your deck and thus help prevent fatigue.  These cards also help complete your quest.  Try to play Baleful Banker with no friendly minions on the board because you don't want extra cards in your deck while you are still trying to draw your combo pieces of the Infinite Yogg-Sarron package. Also, be aware that shuffling a card into your deck will randomize the deck order so don't play these after Lorekeeper Polkelt until you have drawn the cards you need.

     

    Card Draw and Spells Package (Cards to draw through your deck quickly and get to your combo including useful spells drawn by Spirit of the Frog)

    Spirit of the Frog - draws cards, the spells below synergize with this to draw a spell of higher cost.

    Lightning Bloom - can be useful to get to an important card faster and also to boost the amount of mana during a Spirit of the Frog turn.

    Unstable Evolution - can be used multiple times to feed your Yogg-Saron, Hope's End so that it can cast more spells each battlecry.  Good synergy with Saronite Chain Gang

    Maelstrom Portal - helps you survive to your combo turn.

    Tidal Surge - good removal and heal.

    Primal Dungeoneer - draws a spell and will also draw Grumble, Worldshaker since all your spells are in the nature spell school.

    Bloodmage Thalnos - draws a card and makes Maelstrom Portal and Tidal Surge more effective.

    Lorekeeper Polkelt - doesn't actually draw any cards but he will put your key combo pieces on top of your deck.

     

    Spirit of the Frog is a great card that lets you draw through your deck very quickly.  In addition, you can predict the next card you are going to draw from it.  An important point is that you should not try to maximize the number of spells you cast with Unstable Evolution, because if the spell count is too high then Yogg will draw more cards on average than the Anti-Fatigue package can shuffle in to your deck, which might cause you to die from fatigue. Around 10 spells from both Unstable Evolutions is a good limit. Primal Dungeoneer is another great card to draw spells and Grumble, Worldshaker.

     

    General Gameplan

    Mulligan for Spirit of the Frog, Questing Explorer, Primal Dungeoneer, and Armor Vendor.  Draw cards to get to your Infinite Yogg-Sarron package and play those cards while naturally completing your quest through playing battlecry cards including the Anti-Fatigue package.  Finally, play the combo described in the Infinite Yogg-Sarron package and keep playing Shudderwocks each turn that will each replay Yogg's effect twice due to the quest hero power.  Sit back and enjoy!

     

    Final Thoughts

    This is an incredibly fun deck to see the power of Yogg-Saron, Hope's End.  You can swing for lethal early on if he makes you a board or keep the Yogg effect going for as long as you want and have Shudderwocks to play (although this deck can go infinite, if Yogg decides to discard your hand and transform your deck, then there is not much you can do – however one of the Anti-Fatigue package cards might shuffle a Shudderwock into your deck so if your hand is discarded a Shudderwock may be in your deck).  Other than playing this deck in casual or ranked, it might be fun to play a friend match with it, letting your opponent borrow this deck, and then agree to not do any direct face damage and let Yogg decide the outcome of the match.

     

    I hope you enjoy this deck and that this guide is helpful!  If you have any questions, suggestions, or stories about this deck, please comment below.

     

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1185 890 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Portrait: Ten Storm Thrall

    Cardback: Clutch of Yogg-Saron

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1185 890 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 year ago

    update: yes

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1185 890 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 year ago

    Huge change made to this deck, 14 out of 30 cards changed. Great upgrade from Barrens.

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