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Best Shaman Decks for Scholomance (September 2020) – Standard & Wild!

Shaman is a class that is quite versatile, and has seen bouts of aggro, midrange, and control decks be popular in it. The class has had many spans of dominance, with a variety of decks that have warped the meta! We're taking a look at the best Shaman decks you'll be able to play with in the Scholomance Academy expansion. The class got some particularly interesting stuff to play with, especially due to the fact that is paired up with Druid as a dual-class. That means there's likely going to be some new options to bring into the Standard or Wild ladder!

Shaman for a while was a class like Priest that didn't have much way to shine. However, once the early days were over, Shaman had multiple instances of being super dominant. There's one meta in particular where the class had two different decks that were dominant on the ladder. Blizzard let this go on for a long while, and only nerfed them after a long reign of terror at the top. More recently they were stomping through people with a super powerful Galakrond deck, which had to be nerfed almost immediately. The class got back under control after the balance, and finds itself in a reasonably good position to make some moves in the next meta.

Best Shaman Decks for Scholomance Standard

The best deck for Shaman in the Scholomance meta right now are Totem Shaman! The deck was powerful previously, and is only likely going to get strong now that it has received some additional cards in the new expansion to make it better.

Crane333's Totem Shaman Deck

Totem Shaman is already a solid deck, so adding additional cards to it should make it even better. Tour Guide is a standout for it, and will be a card that likely will set the tone for matches if you have it in your opening hand. Trick Totem is an interesting addition, it's going to be very hit or miss, but could be very beneficial to you. Finally, there's Totem Goliath who will provide a mid-game opportunity to load up the board with totems which you can hopefully use to overrun your opponent!

Shaman Neutral
2x - Lightning Bloom 2x - Tour Guide
2x - Totemic Might
2x - Totemic Surge
2x - Storm's Wrath
2x - Surging Tempest
2x - EVIL Totem
2x - Trick Totem
2x - Mana Tide Totem
2x - Serpentshrine Portal
2x - Totemic Reflection
2x - Splitting Axe
2x - Bloodlust
2x - Totem Goliath
2x - Runic Carvings

Deck Code

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Spell Damage Shaman Deck

Spellburst is one of the new mechanics from Scholomance Academy. If the card is on the board, it will trigger its description when you cast a spell. It is only triggered after the first spell you cast with it on the board, so make sure to take advantage of it when it will be most beneficial for you. This deck utilizes some of the cards from that new keyword, but focuses mainly on Spell Damage. This is a style of deck that has been flirted with before, but never panned out in the past.

Scholomance is now here and bringing some additional cards to the archetype. Primordial Studies gives you a way to find a Spell Damage card where you might be lacking. Rune Dagger is a pretty solid way to give yourself Spell Damage when you need it, and Squallhunter is a high stat card that will be a solid 4-drop for the deck!

Shaman Neutral
2x - Lightning Bloom 2x - Blazing Battlemage
2x - Lightning Bolt 2x - Intrepid Initiate
2x - Sludge Slurper 2x - Voracious Reader
2x - Storm's Wrath
2x - Surging Tempest
2x - Diligent Notetaker
2x - Rockbiter Weapon
1x - Instructor Fireheart
2x - Lava Burst
2x - Serpentshrine Portal
1x - Vessina
2x - Cumulo-Maximus
2x - Doomhammer

Deck Code

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Prior to Expansion: Totem Shaman Deck

Shaman's best option prior to the release of the Scholomance expansion is Totem Shaman. It gets back to the core of Shaman by utilizing its hero power and some classic cards like Flametongue Totem, Mana Tide Totem, and Bloodlust. It's an aggressive deck that seeks to spread the board and get some big damage out of small minions.

Shaman Neutral
2x - Totemic Might 2x - Beaming Sidekick
2x - Totemic Surge 2x - Blazing Battlemage
2x - Sludge Slurper 2x - Guardian Augmerchant
2x - Storm's Wrath
2x - Surging Tempest
2x - EVIL Totem
2x - Flametongue Totem
2x - Mana Tide Totem
2x - Serpentshrine Portal
2x - Totemic Reflection
2x - Splitting Axe
2x - Bloodlust

Deck Code

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Prior to Expansion: Galakrond Shaman Deck

Galakrond Shaman was originally one of the most dominant decks in the meta. It took some nerfs to get it under control, and it still remains a solid option for the class.

Shaman Neutral
2x - Mutate 2x - Novice Engineer
2x - Sludge Slurper 2x - Desert Hare
2x - Invocation of Frost 2x - Devoted Maniac
2x - Bogstrok Clacker 2x - Dread Corsair
2x - Far Sight 2x - Hoard Pillager
2x - Boggspine Knuckles 2x - Shield of Galakrond
2x - Corrupt Elementalist 1x - Kronx Dragonhoof
1x - Galakrond, the Tempest
2x - Mogu Fleshshaper

Deck Code

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Best Shaman Decks for Scholomance Wild

Wild can be a bit difficult to predict, so here's a look at some decks that have been successful on the Wild ladder. You will find that the meta of Wild doesn't fluctuate as much as Standard does when a new expansion is released. This generally only happens if one Standard deck in particular is very dominant. Normally, you will notice that just the most powerful cards out of the set find their way into decks.

Prior to Expansion: Wild Big Shaman Deck

Big Shaman is one of the most popular options for the class in Wild. Muckmorpher fuels the deck in dropping big minions on the board early in the game.

Shaman Neutral
2x - Ancestral Spirit 1x - Colossus of the Moon
2x - Devolve 2x - Scrapyard Colossus
2x - Maelstrom Portal 1x - Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
2x - Far Sight
2x - Healing Rain
2x - Serpentshrine Portal
2x - Ancestor's Call
2x - Torrent
2x - Vivid Spores
2x - Hagatha's Scheme
2x - Muckmorpher
2x - Eureka!
2x - Walking Fountain

Deck Code

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Prior to Expansion: Wild Even Shaman Deck

Shaman Neutral
2x - Totemic Might 1x - Genn Greymane
2x - Totemic Surge 2x - Sea Giant
2x - Crackle
2x - Devolve
2x - EVIL Totem
2x - Maelstrom Portal
2x - Murkspark Eel
2x - Totem Golem
2x - Draenei Totemcarver
2x - Splitting Axe
2x - Squallhunter
1x - Vessina
1x - The Lurker Below
1x - The Storm Bringer
2x - Thing from Below

Deck Code

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