Basic Shaman

Basic ShamanBasic Shaman

Welcome to the basic Shaman decklist, which is part of our basic deck series for our Hearthstone Beginner Guide. Starting out, Shaman is arguably one of the stronger class to start out with due to their incredible class cards. Shaman class card can generate a lot of advantage due to their efficiency. So if a Shaman board goes unchecked, Shaman can easily snowball out of control.

Class Cards Explanation

Rockbiter Weapon an all time staple in just about every Shaman decklist, from basic to top competitive decks such as Mech Shaman and Midrange Shaman. Rockbiter weapon is an extremely flexible card as it can be use as an early game removal, especially if casted on your hero, as you will be able to efficiently remove early game threats to control the board. Rockbiter can also be use on your minions as well, helping you trade up on your opponent minions, making this card extremely flexible.

Flametongue Totem another Shaman tool in buffing your minions. Not on does it help with trading, but combine with Shaman hero power, your random summon totem will now be able to attack.

Hex one of Shaman hard removal, allowing them to safely remove any threat off the board.

Bloodlust a game finisher for Shaman, as it give all your minion that extra reach for lethal, so you can close out the game.

Fire Elemental Shaman high tempo card. As Fire Elemental enters the board, his effect usually will be able to clear a minion for a +1, or help take down a high health minion.

Neutral Cards Explanation

Elven Archer is here to help deal with 1 and or low health minion.

Acidic Swamp Ooze is the best 2 drop in the basic card set. Not only does it have the ideal stats of a 2 drop, but it also has an additional effect of destroying your opponent weapon.

Bloodfen Raptor is just a vanilla 3/2, to be use in the early game.

Razorfen Hunter is used to help fill up the 3 drop section. When played, it also summon an addition 1/1 minion, so in total, Razorfen Hunter stats comes out to be a total of 3/4 across the two minion.

Shattered Sun Cleric is arguably the best 3 drop in the basic card set. Its base stats is a little underwhelming, due to its nerf, but is still worth running due to its buffing effecting. Giving another minion +1/+1, we can evaluate this card as having a stats total of 4/3 across itself and the buffed minion.

Chillwind Yeti has an incredible base stats and is arguably the best 4 drop in the basic card set, enough said. Chillwind Yeti is an auto include in every basic deck.

Sen’jin Shieldmasta is the best taunt minion in the basic card set, due to his high health and ability to be played on turn 4, makes him very difficult to be removed through the use of minions. In other words, Sen’jin Shieldmasta will usually cause unfavorable trade for your opponent, especially if you are already ahead on the board.

Darkscale Healer stats is a little underwhelming as a 5 drop, but can potentially generate a lot of value by healing your already weakened minion. 

Frostwolf Warlord is decent if casted as a 5/5. However, if Frostwolf Warlord stats can become at least a 6/6 especially if played on turn 5, can make him a minion to be reckoned with. Also, Frostwolf can punish your opponent for not dealing with your minion.

Boulderfist Ogre much like Chillwind Yeti, has an incredible base stats, making him arguably the best 6 drop in the basic card set.

Stormwind Champion is a powerful late game card, especially if you have board present. Combined with Shaman hero, Stormwind Champion can easily gain a lot of advantage through its effect.

Mulligan Explanation

This mulligan guide is to help you get started in learning how to form the perfect starting hand. For starter, especially with our basic deck series, focus on mulliganing for your early game. For example, looking for a turn 2 play is important to establish an early board. Then try looking for a 3 drop next. So ideally, you want a to be able to play a 2, 3, 4 drop on each of those respected turn.