Hey everyone, it’s Nihilus Nix Naught here, and today I want to revisit something I briefly touched on in a previous article: the under-utilization of Gadgetzan Auctioneer

. My Last Article was strictly about my Macaroni Hunter deck, which I felt (and still feel) is very strong and fun, but it opened the floodgates of possibility in my mind. What if we just sort of… played Auctioneer in every class.

There is no guaranteeing that we’ll get anything remotely competitive out of it, but I think it will be really good as a thought exercise, and who knows: Maybe we will end up with something really strong. I’m going to do it in three parts, since I don’t want articles to get too long and become a chore to read. Today I’m going to talk about running him in a Shaman and Paladin deck, the benefits that each class brings to an Auctioneer deck, and what some possible shells might be for him in Thrall and Uther’s company.

Something to keep in mind, though, is that these decklists are all going to be pretty rough. I’ll test the ones I can, but I do not own every hearthstone Card, and so I simply won’t be able to test a deck with something like Ragnaros the Firelord

in it (thought that particular card is unlikely to make an appearance in any of these decks).

Again, it’s still really helpful to theorycraft on these lists, but I’m sure that there will be a few oversights where a card I claim is essential to the shell is pretty terrible when we don’t get to live in Magical Christmas Land. Another important thing is that I will not be talking about the Hunter, Rogue, or Warlock classes in this miniseries.

I already dedicated an entire article to my Macaroni Hunter deck, Rogue is the quintessential Auctioneer deck, and Warlock doesn’t have nearly enough cheap spells to make Auctioneer worth it. They also don’t really need him, since their hero power convert mana into free cards anyway. It would be really redundant to run him in a Warlock deck, and we would fatigue ourselves an alarming portion of the time. Without further ado, let’s get to brewing!

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