Weekly Legends: Shaman Returns! (Legend Go-Big Shaman)
Sometimes here on Weekly Legends, we like to theorycraft. While Legend Decks are great, sometimes it’s also nice to look at individual cards and see how they fit into the overall metagame. This week, Shaman got arguably the strongest four drop in the game, Fireguard Destroyer. This card is insanely powerful, a 4/6 for four at worst, and a 6/6 or 7/6 50% percent of the time. Those are ridiculous numbers, and took Shaman from one of the worst decks in the game to one of the best. That may be a bold claim, but as Innerscorecard’s legend deck shows, sometimes you have to be a little bold if you want to win.
Look at that list. Seriously, just look at that list. Annoy-o-Tron? No Earth Shock? Neptulon?? Kel'Thuzad??? You better believe it. This isn’t your mama’s Shaman list, this isn’t OG Fight Night Shaman, this is new Shaman. This is beat you over the head until you stop moving Shaman. Fireguard Destroyer gives the deck an incredibly powerful must-answer four drop that gives way to the later game and allows your larger minions to take over. What this deck lacks in card draw it makes up for in minion size and, unlike traditional Shaman, it tries to get value from its minions rather than from its spells. It’s always refreshing to see a new take on an old deck. This is a great take on traditional Shaman that, is not only good, but is also a blast to play.