Battlecry Shaman

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Battlecry Shaman (also known as Quest Shaman) is a Shaman deck focused around its Saviors of Uldum quest card, Corrupt the Waters, and utilizes a large array of Battlecry minions.

The deck is powerful in all stages of the game, possessing a good amount of early game tempo, mid-game burst, and late-game value. Once it completes the quest, it finishes off the opponent with direct burst damage from Lifedrinker, Kobold Lackey, and Weaponized Wasp. Against other control or value decks that can survive the burst, it maintains momentum with copious amounts of value generation from cards like Swampqueen Hagatha, Barista Lynchen, and Shudderwock.

With the release of Descent of Dragons, Battlecry Shaman upgraded to Galakrond Shaman. Using Galakrond's powerful Invoke effect, the deck has access to easy removal throughout the game, with Dragon's Pack as an extremely powerful tempo play. A fully upgraded Galakrond, the Tempest would then secure the board with huge Elementals with Rush, which could also be repeated with Heart of Vir'naal and Shudderwock. Galakrond Shaman was notoriously oppressive in the beginning of the Descent of Dragons meta, so much so that it prompted nerfs within only a week of the expansion.

Highlander can also be used to great success with this deck. Using the powerful effects of Zephrys the Great and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza twice is very valuable.

Following the rotation of Shudderwock and Lifedrinker in the Year of the Phoenix, Battlecry Shaman lost much of its potency, although it does remain a viable deck. More decks began to distance Corrupt the Waters and Galakrond from each other.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are usually in this deck:

Core Cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Mutate(90649).png
Sludge Slurper(90599).png
EVIL Totem(90695).png
Novice Engineer(435).png
Sandstorm Elemental(90801).png
Desert Hare(90830).png
Serpentshrine Portal(210829).png
Bogstrok Clacker(210705).png
Boggspine Knuckles(210706).png
Mogu Fleshshaper(90836).png

Quest Variation[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in the Quest version of the deck.

Corrupt the Waters(90701).png
EVIL Cable Rat(90574).png
Questing Explorer(90691).png
Licensed Adventurer(184980).png
Weaponized Wasp(90707).png
Sky Gen'ral Kragg(184662).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png
The Lurker Below(210727).png

Galakrond Shaman[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in the Galakrond version of the deck.

Invocation of Frost(151412).png
Devoted Maniac(127300).png
Shield of Galakrond(127268).png
Dragon's Pack(151422).png
Corrupt Elementalist(151416).png
Kronx Dragonhoof(151334).png
Galakrond, the Tempest(151398).png

Highlander Variation[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in the Highlander version of the deck.

Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Witch's Brew(90654).png
Far Sight(107).png
Plague of Murlocs(90716).png
Vulpera Scoundrel(90847).png
Hex(270).png
Twilight Drake(360).png
Dread Corsair(261).png
Hoard Pillager(151428).png
Vessina(90835).png
Barista Lynchen(90622).png
Hagatha's Scheme(90552).png
Bandersmosh(151362).png
Fire Elemental(636).png
Nithogg(151361).png
Earthquake(90703).png
Siamat(90789).png
Swampqueen Hagatha(90554).png
Jepetto Joybuzz(90595).png
Walking Fountain(90605).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.png  This section contains information exclusive to Wild format.

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Evolve(35232).png
Totem Golem(22265).png
Dirty Rat(49673).png
Devolve(49715).png
Jade Claws(49724).png
Likkim(90198).png
Maelstrom Portal(42045).png
Mind Control Tech(368).png
Bog Slosher(90238).png
Healing Rain(77008).png
Jade Spirit(49708).png
Thunderhead(89873).png
Storm Chaser(89874).png
Lifedrinker(89471).png
Jade Lightning(49707).png
Antique Healbot(12227).png
Doppelgangster(49677).png
Elise the Trailblazer(55451).png
Zilliax(89803).png
Loatheb(7746).png
Servant of Kalimos(55511).png
Fungalmancer(76991).png
Volcano(52581).png
Aya Blackpaw(49706).png
Grumble, Worldshaker(76891).png
Jade Chieftain(49720).png
Blazecaller(55509).png
Primordial Drake(55533).png
Kalimos, Primal Lord(55473).png
Shudderwock(89437).png