Hello and welcome to another Decks to Play.
I know I know you guys haven’t seen one of these this weekend, fact is: I was busy!
I sowy about that ):
But today here we are, and this day’s Decks to Play is pretty amazing, because here we’ll have the most powerful decks to be played, the ones we are sure to be powerful and strong!
Hearthstone got resurrected by this new Standard game mode, and also Whispers of the Old Gods brought us a lot of cool tools to play with and make different and awesome decks!
Alright, no more chitchat, let’s get right into the action with…
Nuba’s Midrange Shaman
Oh, this build! Yeah, I haven’t posted a Shaman build in our last article, so we might as well post one right now!
This one build was inspired in Loyan’s Rank 1 Legend Totem Shaman build, but I made a lot of changes on it to match what I believe to be a more refined deck building.
Thousands and thousands of different Shaman builds showed up last week, and I have to say I tested quite a lot of them. Tons and tons of deck lists were playtested until I found the one that I liked the most, and strangely it wasn’t Loyan’s build – it was my own!
I have to say I am quite the Loyan fan, the guy is the only person I know that has played more Shaman than I did, and mind you: I played quite a lot of Shaman. I have what? 1000 wins? 1500 Shaman wins? But this Loyan guy has only played Shaman his entire life, even when the class was complete garbage (ok I did too, but not exclusively shaman) and that is quite the achievement if you ask me.
Alright, the Loyan guy is a Shaman genius, and he brought us a pretty good list, but – as everything else made in the first week – the list still could use some refinement, and I started doing the changes I liked:
I always loved Ancestral Knowledge
I missed the Lightning Bolt
I never really liked Bloodlust
So, this is my build! Midrange Shaman is still one of the top decks to be played and I hope you guys have a lot of success with it!
Nuba’s Midrange Hunter
Aaaand here we are with what I believe to be the final version of Midrange Hunter (at least for this week that is), this is what I ended up coming up with after tons and tons of Midrange Hunter playtest.
I have to say this build quite surprised me. I was always jumping around trying to keep a drop-5 in my list, but I always had some issues with it and ultimately I end up cutting all the defenses for aggressiveness. Some strategist used to say that “Attack is the best defense” and I have to say that in this case they’re completely right.
And this is it. This build is a lot more Zoo-ish than the one I posted last week, and a lot more refined as well. And in case you want a powerful Hunter deck to play this week, this is the one you should be giving a try!
Boarcontrol’s Midrange Warrior
Woah woah woah woah!! This build is AMAZING! Boarcontrol actually managed to get that pre-Standard Midrange Warrior list and completely adapt it to Standard mode, and it quite provided!
I believe a lot has been said about this list on previous articles, but let’s just recall how this list works and it’s power:
This is a list that takes that Patron Warrior fully recursive shell, and removes the “One trick Pony” part of it. Basically, you’ll have a fully recursive deck that won’t be completely devastated and esc+concede in the first sight of Hellfire
This is obviously a Varian Wrynn
In the end this is a well rounded list, that might require some tuning in the long run, but you should feel safe enough running this list as-is right now, as it feels like it is good enough.
And this is it for the lists I wanted to show you guys.
We have some other lists that are playable, like the Miracle Rogue, the Dragon Priest and some others, but truth is you already know the lists and it would feel tiring to post them here right now, maybe we’ll see more refined versions of them in the following articles?
I hope you guys have been enjoying all this Decks to Play spam I have been doing, because I for sure won’t be stopping any time soon!
Oh, oh! I have something very cool stored for you, so be sure to check Hearthstoneplayers tomorrow for a cool read!
I love you all, been seeing you next article,