[66% WR] SoU Aggro Hybrid SHAMAN

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Hi guys !

I’m CK1ne and here I come with another ranked hearthstone deck. Today I want to present an aggro hybrid shaman deck, mostly based on lackeys. I started to play with this deck a day ago, I mainly used it for Brawliseum (5-3, 5-3 <- before HDT installation, and 9-3, 7-3, 5-3 with active Deck Tracker). I also climbed a bit, highest rank is 9, because I hadn’t play standard for two months. 



Basically you want to play on curve as all aggro decks, so you look for Sludge Slurper, Murloc Tidecaller, EVIL Cable Rat and EVIL Totem. Lackeys, especially Faceless Lackey are ultra good in early game.

Against aggro (Paladin, Murloc Shaman, Warlock):

Against quick board-developing decks you want to keep a Sandstorm Elemental, Mogu Fleshshaper&Mutate and Vulpera Scoundrel - digging for a removal spells if necessary.

Against Rogues, Mages and other value oriented decks:

You want to keep your ordinary mulligan cards, lackey generators for impact on early game and Thunderhead for more board control. You also may want to keep the 7 mana rush, cause this + Mutate comes in handy even without opponent’s board. Also you are trying to pull the Former Champ combo on turn 4-6.

Against Warrior:

You want the murloc package ! Underbelly Angler&other mrggl folks are the MVPs of this matchup. You can quickly make big board and high attack Murloc Tidecaller with infinite resources. Most games you can cast critical Bloodlust on curve. If not, try to swarm the board, and make tempo swing with The Storm Bringer.


Card choices:

Mutate - this card turned out to be good. Paired with Former Champ or Mogu Fleshshaper can cheat out some mana.

Sludge Slurper - it's a murloc, it gives you lackeys and it overloads. All deck synergies in this one drop !

Voltaic Burst - good anti-aggro spell with some overload synergies.

EVIL Totem - if protected properly, this card can give you 2-3 lackeys in every game. Obvious pick in an aggro deck.

Sandstorm Elemental - a Maelstrom Portal on a very good body. And the payback turns out to be very little.

Underbelly Angler - core of murloc package, very efficient resource generator on a solid body. Coined out on turn 1 with murloc follow-up is almost perfect start of the game with this deck.

Weaponized Wasp - can help with controlling the board, finding lethal damage or removing sticky minions hidden behind taunts. Pretty versatile card with lackey synergy.

Thunderhead - after a quite recent buff to this card, it can survive even longer helping you to control the board. Its effect paired with f. e. Sandstorm Elemental can be a nice removal.

Vessina - with a solid statline, this minion is a card that changes your small tokens into bigger threats. Not sure if it's a necessary legendary, but it pumps extra power into this deck.

Bloodlust - a staple in every aggro shaman deck, turns board of small tokens into around 30 damage. 

The Storm Bringer - a card that I wasn’t fan of when I dropped it (it was horrible for a f2p), but now I love it. In an imgur gallery above I’ll try to throw in some screenshots, but 3-4 legendaries with 5-5 statline on average on early turn is irremovable for most of decks. To be honest, this card wins you half of the games.

Mogu Fleshshaper - with release of Saviors of Uldum shaman got another tool to fight aggro decks. The 3 attack rush minion is already decent, and when you Mutate it’s a huge mana cheat (be aware of Hir'eek, the Bat).

Shudderwock - in this deck, Shudder is not a killer. Basically what it does - 1. Refill your hand with lackeys&random spells 2. Deal some damage to random targets 3. Summon some 2 drops and 5/5s. If you have minions on board, Shudderwock can do more, f.e. buff your minions or evolve them. Anyway, in this deck it’s not a win condition. It’s a card that’s nice to play when you fill out ouf fuel.


Murloc Tidecaller - if you start murloc fiesta with Underbelly Angler, that’s one of the strongest. Quick 5-6 damage on every turn helps with winning, trust me.

EVIL Cable Rat - another lackey generator. I personally really like it, especially with Witchy Lackey on turn 3 if possible.

Vulpera Scoundrel - anyone could say that Haunting Visions is better to discover a spell. But in this deck this 2/3 body can be quite important, and the effect is repeated by Shudderwock, so I included one copy in this deck.

Former Champ - yet another powerful effect for Shudder. I love its simple combo with Mutate too.


Card replacements:


Craft them !


Thunderhead - well, I would say that it's irreplaceable. It is huge part of our board control section in this deck, and fighting with aggro would be very tough. If I had to replace it, maybe [Hearthstone Card (Lightening Storm) Not Found] would be fine.

Vulpera Scoundrel - as it was said in comments, you can use [Hearthstone Card (Storm Bringer) Not Found] to dig for Bloodlust and The Storm Bringer.


Vessina - although it's not the best, I would use Flametongue Totem, as it has same effect. (Try to craft her)

The Storm Bringer - I would not recommend crafting it. You can use [Hearthstone Card (Storm Bringer) Not Found] as a support for using small token board.

Shudderwock - it's definetly worth crafting, because in my opinion, it's the best shaman standard legendary. If you can't afford it, use [Hearthstone Card (Storm Bringer) Not Found] or Feral Spirit

Thanks for reading !!! I'll reply to every comment, so don't hesitate to ask me anything. Cheers, CK1ne !


(pssst, I've updated the gallery, where now you can find some gameplay best moments !)

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 4 years ago

    I have a different aggro shaman list and I also use Mogu Fleshshaper, but instead of Mutate I use Big Bad Voodoo.

    the upside is that voodoo is better on other minions and not just [Hearthstone Card (mogu flesh shaper) Not Found], and if you want to trade your minion into a larger minion, you can make the trade and still get the minion, whereas if you had Mutate you would have to trade it into a smaller minion.

    the downside is that, unlike Mutate, it costs mana. and if you want to trade into a smaller minion, Mutate works better. 

    in general I like voodoo better because you can play it on a  Totem which feels really great, and it has more benefit on more minions. if you run Spirit of the Frog then I would say Mutate is better if you have other 2 mana spells.

  • BigLawyer's Avatar
    85 3 Posts Joined 08/03/2019
    Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

    I will try it out!

    • CK1ne's Avatar
      120 7 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
      Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

      Glad to hear that!

  • Xarkkal's Avatar
    Servant of Illidan 900 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

    After playing a bunch of matches, I'm thinking of replacing Vulpera Scoundrel with Storm Chaser. Too many times I would have had lethal if I had just drawn a Bloodlust, but they are both stuck at the bottom of my deck. Vulpera was never useful in any of my matches, and gave me really bad choices, and mystery choice was always really bad too. Storm Chaser I feel would be a more consistent option compared to praying to RNGesus. Just my two cents, take it or leave it. I'll test it out and let you know how it goes. 

    • CK1ne's Avatar
      120 7 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
      Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

      That was one of card replacement I thought about. Yes, definetly it can bring you the Bloodlust, but I still prefer value&versality of Vulpera Scoundrel

      • Xarkkal's Avatar
        Servant of Illidan 900 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
        Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

        That's fair. I'm sure there's many situations that Vulpera would be better. In testing Storm Chaser, it has already won me 4 matches that I otherwise would have lost. Vulpera seems to have too many chances of bad Shaman spells for my taste. For example, one time I played her, my options were Ancestral Healing, Beakered Lightning and Totemic Might. I went with the mystery choice hoping for the Bloodlust I needed to win, and got Totemic Surge.

        It's definitely a slot in the deck that people can swap for either option depending on their own personal preference. Great deck though! This is the most fun Shaman deck I've played this xpac so far. 

  • shusterbutski's Avatar
    40 1 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

    This looks like a cool deck, I'm missing some of the key legendaries but I'm save this and maybe craft what I need when I have enough dust

    • CK1ne's Avatar
      120 7 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
      Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

      Aggro Shaman brotherhood waits for you !

  • Sol's Avatar
    350 111 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

    Any substitutions for The Storm Bringer and Shudderwock?


    • Pai's Avatar
      50 2 Posts Joined 08/12/2019
      Posted 4 years, 1 month ago
    • CK1ne's Avatar
      120 7 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
      Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

      I’ll write „card replacement” section in a few hours. Stay tuned !


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