Hearthstone: Shaman, Far Sight

Hello everybody, Geek Generation here.

I had a daily quest that required 5 wins with either Mage or Shaman. Lacking Unstable Portals, Antonidas and Ice Block, i didn’t want to play with Mage. So i sleeved (sleeve, lol) up the following Shaman list.

2 x Earth Shock
2 x Crackle
2 x Far Sight
2 x Feral Spirit
2 x Hex
2 x Lightning Storm
1 x Bloodlust

2 x Zombie Chow
2 x Flametongue Totem
1 x Mana Tide Totem
1 x Kezan Mystic
1 x Antique Healbot
1 x Azure Drake
2 x Earth Elemental
1 x Loatheb
1 x Emperor Thaurissan
2 x Fire Elemental
1 x The Black Knight
1 x Dr. Boom
1 x Chromaggus

I had dropped to rank 13 earlier and this list brought me back up to rank 11 with a streak of wins which kind of made me happy.

I had 2 Far Sights and i decided to put them in. Far Sight does not produce mana benefits as easily as Unstable Portal, since it discounts 3, but costs 3 as well. Thus, it is kind of hard to evaluate the value of Far Sight in the deck. There isn’t any Charge or combo-y stuff going for the deck. The only combo-y stuff i can think of is Chromaggus into a pre-Far-Sighted Far Sight (or just Far Sight with Coin) into a Mana Tide Totem for some insane draw.

The basic idea was to Far Sight on turn 3 into Dr, Boom and make a turn 4 Dr. Boom. Unfortunately, the odds of such play happening is not really that high. More often than not, Far Sight tend to be a cycler. So the deck acted like it had 28 cards, which meant it was more likely to produce Dr. Boom.

Do not be discouraged if Far Sight draws into stuff like Crackle. Because, with the amount of Overloading going on in the deck, somtimes, there might not be enough mana to play all the required spells to finish off the opponent. And a discounted Crackle could be handy in times like these.

Far Sight into Earth Shock is bad, But the king of the bad Far Sight target is Zombie Chow. But that’s ok since most of the time, the deck would be trying to mulligan for turn 1 Zombie Chow. So that, in a way, reduces the chances of Far Sight picking up Zombie Chow.

Geek Generation out.

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Posted on 21 July, 2015, in CCG, Gaming, Hearthstone and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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