Evolve Shaman

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Evolve Shaman is a shaman deck type that revolves around Evolve and other related effects to up the value of minions to higher-costing ones, often utilizing minions with high base mana cost with built-in mana reduction to transform it early for a huge tempo lead.

Evolve Shaman often run high-cost, low-stat cards with high-power Battlecry effects and evolve them into higher-costing ones, usually with better stats. Evolve Shaman is arguably one of the most luck-dependent decks in the game due to the high variance of outcomes, with results spanning across all minions from all classes, from minions with huge stats or strong Deathrattle effects, to extremely understatted Battlecry minions or disastrous board wiping effects.

While a few Evolve-type effects remained in the Year of the Raven, it rotated out many of its key cards, including Evolve itself, and Evolve Shaman as a deck became a Wild-only deck.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

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

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[edit | edit source]

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

Unstable Evolution(76931).png
Jade Claws(49724).png
Maelstrom Portal(42045).png
Ancestral Knowledge(22319).png
Lightning Storm(676).png
Healing Rain(77008).png
Master of Evolution(33160).png
Saronite Chain Gang(62901).png
Thrall, Deathseer(62861).png
Nerubian Prophet(35233).png
Corridor Creeper(77000).png
Rabble Bouncer(90203).png
Mogu Fleshshaper(90836).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

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

Fire Fly(55466).png
Sludge Slurper(90599).png
Voltaic Burst(89866).png
Novice Engineer(435).png
Jeweled Scarab(27211).png
Primalfin Totem(55596).png
Big Bad Voodoo(90229).png
Soul of the Murloc(90647).png
Witch's Brew(90654).png
Mind Control Tech(368).png
Flametongue Totem(390).png
Tuskarr Totemic(22270).png
Desert Hare(90830).png
Vulpera Scoundrel(90847).png
Brann Bronzebeard(27214).png
Electra Stormsurge(89804).png
Feral Spirit(214).png
Rattling Rascal(62893).png
Jade Lightning(49707).png
Antique Healbot(12227).png
Hagatha's Scheme(90552).png
Thing from Below(33159).png
Krag'wa, the Frog(90255).png
The Storm Bringer(89892).png
Swampqueen Hagatha(90554).png