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February 2, 2017

Arena Quiz! Shaman Arena Guide with MrShine

It’s time to embrace the elements! In this Shaman arena guide I’ll be taking you through a draft with the Shaman class – follow along and make your picks with me and we’ll tally up our scores at the end of the video!

Taking the Quiz

I discuss this information within the video, but here’s a fast n’ dirty version of the rules:

  • Start at 100 points
  • Subtract the # of points depicted on the card you chose from your remaining point total if your choice differs from mine
  • Treat every new pick as if you picked identically to me up until that point
  • Have fun! (mandatory fun is the best kind of fun)


Do you think I made a mistake somewhere?
Want to tell me your predictions for how well this deck will do?
Was I undervaluing a specific card?
Would you like me to clarify something?
Do you have a suggestion on how I can improve future quiz videos?

I’d love to hear about all of these things and more below in the comments section and I’ll do my very best to respond in a timely manner.

Watch More Videos from HearthstonePlayers!

The author is working on an ongoing quiz series for the arena. If you enjoyed this Shaman arena guide video you can find more of the same below:
Priest Drafting Quiz
Priest Run Analysis & Conclusion
Warrior Drafting Quiz
Warrior Run Analysis & Conclusion

In addition, we’re hosting more frequent video content on our Youtube channel! Check it out here and subscribe to be kept up to date on Naxxramas runs, deck spotlights, arena games, and a constructed climb!

More About The Author

MrShine is an “infinite” arena player (averaging more than 150 gold per arena run) with a win rate of over 71%. Check out his arena stats here.

MrShine also has a Youtube gaming channel with more gaming content. You can visit his channel by clicking this link. Thanks!

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  1. Lightning says:

    That’s an awesome video. Had a lot of laughs throughout, thank you for that. Useful informaton for me as well because I made have several mistakes with my choices. The final deck looks solid, but removal options are pretty limited, so I wonder how it’s going to run. Moving on to video #2 to find out.

  2. kev says:

    Great video, I love the idea of it and I think all of the picks are reasonable but I would’ve picked a few differently. I have a similar arena win rate to yours (73%) so I think I can give some feedback on picks. Sludge Belcher over Twilight drake (just think theres fewer good 5 drops in arena, and drake is inconsistent if your deck has low card draw), earth shock over forked (silence is always useful, especially with the naxx cards but it can go either way), shade over warleader (upsides far outweigh downsides, plus immune to targeted removal), ironforge over raidleader (more consistent imo, especially on turn 3),

    • MrShine says:

      Yeah, the Warleader pick frankly was wrong and I realized it after the fact. The other ones were certainly tricky ones for me, and I can see the alternatives being good or at least close.

      I liked having raid leader since I was hoping to utilize a board of totems with it and wasn’t going to play it on 3 often. I also had 2 axes with the overload so T2 axe T3 a 2 drop was very likely in the early game. I was less likely to need a true ‘3 drop’ in this deck than with other decks.


  3. TheMazi says:

    Really liked these videos, didn’t know about them.
    I suck at Arena, getting 90% of the time 2-3 wins, however, I scored 95 on the quiz.
    I’ll follow these videos and I hope they’ll help me to improve my arena drafting, and of course, number of wins.
    Thank you!

    • MrShine says:

      I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it, and it sounds like your drafting isn’t too bad! I’ll be having an analysis video next week where I go over key moments from this run, so hopefully that will help with the decision-making in game.

  4. dreamcrusher says:

    LOVE the arena quiz series. Thank you, Mr. Shine! I scored 92 this time. A little bit lower than I did on the Warrior quiz, but still pretty good. Biggest lesson I learned here would be to not shy away from the Axe. Normally I would have been wary of drafting Axes on Shaman, because they lack the shielding power of Warrior or the healing power of Paladin. But I can see the importance here after watching your video. The 2-mana minions you ended up with are acceptable, but not great. Having the 2 axes in the deck gives you a better chance of treading water until the mid/late game, where the strength of your deck lies. Even if you sacrifice HP by whacking 3/2 minions with an Axe early on, that’s still probably a good move, since you have Yeti/Drake/Spectral/Tiger/Fire Elemental/Sunwalker coming soon.

    • MrShine says:

      Thanks for the kind words, I’m glad you’ve been enjoying them! And yes I do love the shaman’s axe – not as consistent as a fiery war axe but it’s still very good at stabilizing the early game. As you saw I felt like 2 axes was enough (6 weapon swings) to establish board without going too overboard. Main thing is you have to be wary with it’s overload – coining it out on T1 is usually a poor idea – but it can do work in the early game.