Hearthstone: Jade Shaman (w/o Totem Golems)
Hello everybody, Geek Generation here. The guys at Hearthstone Singapore facebook page posted up the following deck list. They had used it for laddering and hitting legend. I decided to make one last attempt at hitting rank 5 (from rank 12) and used the exact same deck list. Good thing i had all the cards.
1 x Patches the Pirate
2 x Small-Time Buccaneer
1 x Southsea Deckhand
2 x Spirit Claws
1 x Bloodmage Thalnos
2 x Flametongue Totem
2 x Jade Claws
2 x Maelstrom Portal
1 x Brann Bronzebeard
2 x Hex
1 x Mana Tide Totem
2 x Jade Lightning
2 x Jade Spirit
2 x Jinyu Waterspeaker
2 x Azure Drake
1 x Aya Blackpaw
2 x Thing from Below
2 x Jade Chieftain
The most notable thing about the deck is the absence of Totem Golems. I didn’t realize that there were no Totem Golems for almost half of the games. I would’ve never have run Shaman decks of my own making without Totem Golems. By the time i realize i didn’t have Totem Golems in the deck, i was like “If the deck has been working so far, let’s not mess it up by changing stuff.”
The deck doesn’t even have any important turn 3s. Most of the time, i’ll prefer to be overloaded on turn 2 or 3, keeping turn 4 for any of the six 4-costed cards.
I think the reasoning for the lack of Totem Golems is that they are simply outclassed by the pirate package. Makes me look at the Pirates in a different light. Anyway, the deck’s simply too tight to slot in the Totem Golems.
Already the deck is running the minimum number of pirates, weapons have to be 4 for the pirate package, using less than the maximum number of jade cards weakens your jade package against Renolocks, removing Jinyus for Totem Golems make the deck weaker against pirates. Despite being the strongest 2-drop, there’s simply no space for Totem Golems.
I started with a very long win streak. But when i hit rank 6, i started losing very badly. Every opponent had answers to my every play. I was so discouraged that i was quivering with rage over rng losing ranks dropping down to rank 8.
I knew it was affecting me and i was probably making alot of bad plays because of it. I guess that is when people say to take a break. I didn’t though. I played some music off youtube choosing the ones without a fast beat. Did some calm-the-mind-while-playing-hearthstone meditation and persevered.
Toward evening, i finally broke through and hit rank 5. Whew.. this month’s rank 5 was hard fought. Ok so much for now. Cya on next month’s ladder, Geek Generation out.