Shaman  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Shaman  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Hearthstone: League of Explorers takes a one-week break, try these new LoE decks while you wait Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:10:45 -0500 Joe DeClara

In observance of Thanksgiving, the third wing of Hearthstone's adventure expansion, League of Explorers, will not be launching this Thursday, but will be made available next week. In the meantime, Blizzard has already released eighteen new cards throughout the first two weeks of the expansion, and Hearthstone's dedicated community of deck builders have already slammed some new brews for players to try out.

Trogg Shaman

Shaman has been something of a dormant class in Hearthstone's otherwise dynamic meta. In spite of Blizzard's attempts to offer cards for viable Shaman decks (the recent collection of Totem cards from The Grand Tournament stands out especially), the class's Overload feature continues to hold it back from reaching Legend status.

With the latest slew of cards, however, came the Tunnel Trogg. This minion's low cost and positive reaction to Overload seems to have been the last missing piece to a powerful, well-balanced Shaman deck. user DarkClaw20 makes use of this new one-drop minion, as well as the new Jeweled Scarab, in this incredible Overload deck.

Raptor Rogue

Unlike Shaman, the Rogue class is notorious for featuring multiple overpowered archetypes since Hearthstone's release. This has lead to numerous nerfs in the past, leaving Rogue virtually unplayable more than once.

Fortunately, the League of Explorers has brought us the Unearthed Raptor. This prehistoric critter copies the Deathrattle effect of any friendly boarded minion of your choosing. Not a day out from the raptor's release, RDIFB crafted an exceptional deck around this minion. Featuring cards like Loot Hoarder, Piloted Shredder, and Dr. Boom, there's plenty in this brew for the Unearthed Raptor to work with.

Aggro Druid

Despite this deck not featuring any cards from League of Explorers, it's making a killing in the current meta. The mana curve is a bit heavy for an aggro deck, but it makes up for this with cards like Innervate and Druid of the Saber (the latter coming from The Grand Tournament). This allows for creatures like Piloted Shredder and Fel Reaver to get an early drop. And of course, like any contemporary Druid deck, Savage Roar and Force of Nature both make an appearance for a deadly combo.

What decks have you been playing since League of Explorers launched? Have any new brews of your own you'd like to share? Sound off in the comments below!

Hearthstone Beta Ranked Play! Can I Pull Out a Victory? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:44:18 -0400 Corey Kirk

Hey all! Today I bring you another Hearthstone closed beta game. I am still using my Shaman Murloc deck as that is my favorite deck in the game.

As you will hear me mention, Bloodlust is my favorite card in the entire game so far. It is so useful, especially when dealing with players who favor having their hero attack directly or generally leaves minions on the board. If you watched my last video, you will see I had an easier time with this hero. The reason is because this deck is a lot more effective against Rogues versus Mages.

 I will be doing these Let's Play videos on a weekly basis for the time being, so make sure you stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Hearthstone action. I would also like to start taking reader requests as to what deck you would like to see me play in a match. 

Comment below and tell me what deck you would like to see next!