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December 23, 2016

The New Standard: Control Shaman


This week on The New Standard we take a dive into the meta again and take a crack at Control Shaman. When Mean Streets first dropped I instantly knew I wanted to play Control Shaman. Not only does the deck have some extremely powerful tools at its disposal, but it also has some of the most fun cards in the game. At its core, the deck has everything you need to win. You have healing, you have AOE, and you have some of the strongest spot removal around. That spread gives you a very powerful core that can go toe-to-toe with just about anything else you’ll encounter on the ladder. However, for the longest time I could not get it to work. I initially tried to go into a more spell-based version of this list with big finishers and things like Arcane Giants, but it just wasn’t working. However, after a lot of deliberation and tweaking I finally came to a list that I think is strong enough to take on the ladder.

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  1. redrocket131 says:

    I had tried a similar deck I kinda just made up. I don’t know how well it did compared to this one because I haven’t played it enough. I just wanted to say that, maybe luck was on my side or maybe the game lasted long enough, throwing ancestral spirit on White Eyes is quite fun and I more than not had the combo in my hand because I could wait until turn 7 to throw them both down. I removed a maelstrom and threw ancestral in just to test it. Either way, it’s a good combo worth mentioning :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I replaced one rat (because i have only one, i might craft the second one, it’s been performing so well in this deck) with justicar trueheart. She’s also worked wonders for me, the ability to get a taunt or spellpower totem on board consistently is amazing in this deck! Not to mention that you can pick multiple spellpower totems, making your weaker AOE:s much stronger.

    • thetvsurgeon says:

      Yeah. I personally recommend the second rat, but Justicar’s totem ability can be very powerful if you go long. Especially against aggro.

  3. lros16 says:

    Excellent job, Joseph, loved the video, you have a wonderful way of explaining the details and the strategies during gameplay. have a fantastic holiday bro….

  4. Jesper says:

    So much fun! I pulled Nzoth from Rogue, twice (he sapped my rat). With second rat in endgame I pulled his Reno and he ragequit😂