Journey to Un’Goro Deck Tech: Pure Elemental Shaman

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion has been out for a week now, and we have the first insights into how the meta is going to turn out, even though new decks still appear on almost daily basis.

In this deck tech, I will take a look at pure Elemental Shaman, built on the synergies of cards from the latest expansion. In the next article after this one, I will take a look at Jade Elemental Shaman that combines these synergies with Jade Golems from the previous expansion.

On the surface, Elemental Shaman seems to be one of the simplest decks to build: Blizzard has added a ton of Elemental cards to the game, especially for Shaman, so everything looks fairly simple and straightforward.

Yet, this is far from truth. I have experimented with a lot of different cards over the course of changing meta, and there are lots of tech choices you can make. A very straightforward build, such as the one I theorycrafted before the release, can do well against aggressive decks, but faces huge pressure from Quest Rogue and Taunt Warrior, and in the past couple of days, Midrange Paladins have also been back in force.

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Zoo: Hearthstone budget deck is back!

It is the early days of Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion, and the meta is slowly being figured out.

While the ladder is mostly populated by Rogues (Quest and Miracle), Warriors (Pirate and Taunt), and Hunters (Midrange), all classes are currently seeing some play.

One of the things I’m happiest about with Journey to Un’Goro is that it is now possible to build a good deck on a budget again, even on your first day of playing Hearthstone! The deck I have in mind is Zoo.

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Journey to Un’Goro: Paladin Legendary Quest – The Last Kaleidosaur

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

In this post, I will take a look at the Paladin legendary quest, The Last Kaleidosaur, and what kind of deck could complete the quest.

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Journey to Un’Goro: Face is the place (Pirate Warrior and Aggro Shaman decks)

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

In this post, I will take a look at the future of face decks, namely Pirate Warrior and Aggro Shaman.

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Journey to Un’Goro: Bittertide Hydra (Aggro Druid deck)

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

I think there has got to be a deck that can be built around Bittertide Hydra. It is such a big aggro card.

In this post, I will try to find that deck, perhaps some kind of Aggro Druid.

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Journey to Un’Goro: Fire Plume’s Heart (Warrior Quest decks)

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

The new Warrior Legendary Quest, Fire Plume’s Heart, has certainly caused a lot of buzz.

In this post, I will examine what it’s all about as well as build Control and Tempo Warrior decks based on the quest.

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Journey to Un’Goro: Curving out with Elemental Shaman

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

One of the most straightforward decks to predict is Elemental Shaman. Blizzard has added a ton of Elemental cards to the game, especially for Shaman, and building this tribe deck looks fairly simple and straightforward.

However, in reality there are quite a few choices to make.

In this post, I will examine the elementals available for Shaman, and theorycraft an Elemental Shaman deck around them.

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Journey to Un’Goro: Non-Discard Zoo (also Budget Zoo)

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

(Edit: This article is pre-release speculation. I have also written about a playtested Budget Zoo after the release of Journey to Un’Goro. You can find the details here.)

While the Warlock legendary quest and legendary minion both guide the class towards discard gameplay, that is not all there is to Warlock. In fact, Journey to Un’Goro gives some good tools for regular Zoo to make a comeback, also on a budget!

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Journey to Un’Goro: Going Aggressive with Druid (Egg and Token)

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

While the Druid legendary quest, Jungle Giants, encourages slow gameplay, faster Druid decks also received some new tools to work with. In this post, I will take a look at these tools and theorycraft a couple of decks that utilize them for a more aggressive approach to the game.

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Journey to Un’Goro: Jungle Giants, Druid Legendary Quest and other new Druid cards

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion cards have all been revealed, and now is the time to really start theorizing over upcoming decks.

The Druid legendary quest, Jungle Giants, looks really strong, and might just be the thing Ramp Druid needs to make a comeback.

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