Aggro Pirate Shaman Deck Guide Standard

Posted by Rondels 13 December 2016 in Hearthstone

Is this the return of one of Hearthstone’s most dominant decks? Aggro Shaman used to be a powerhouse before the Doomhammer & Rockbiter Weapon nerf. The latest expansion: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, might allow Shaman to become a dominant force in the meta game once again. Transforming it into a Aggro Pirate Shaman, with a hint of Jade Golems.

A few players already peaked at rank 1 Legend with it, including 2015’s World Champion Ostkaka who didn’t want to reveal the list because  “it’s too busted for the community to handle”.

However Jowen, an Australian Hearthstone player revealed his own list after hitting #1 Legend.

Aggro Pirate Shaman Decklist

Class Specific Cards
  • 1Lightning Bolt2 
  • 2Spirit Claws1 
  • 1Tunnel Trogg2 
  • 3Flametongue Totem2 
  • 2Jade Claws2 
  • 2Maelstrom Portal1 
  • 2Rockbiter Weapon2 
  • 2Totem Golem2 
  • 3Feral Spirit2 
  • 3Lava Burst1 
  • 4Flamewreathed Faceless2 
  • 4Jade Lightning2 
  • 5Doomhammer2 
Neutral Cards
  • 1Patches the Pirate1 
  • 1Sir Finley Mrrgglton1 
  • 1Small-Time Buccaneer2 
  • 1Southsea Deckhand2 
  • 3Argent Horserider1 
Aggro Pirate Shaman Strategy

The deck feels a lot like the old aggro shaman: establish early game dominance => start punching your opponent in the face, but now with pirates.

In all seriousness though, you will need to establish early board control and this shouldn’t be that much of a challenge consider you are packing: Totem Golem, Pirate Synergy, Jade Claws & Spirit Claws.

Push as much damage as possible with minions, while still making efficient trades. When going into the mid- to late game count your damage cards like Doomhammer + Rockbiter Weapon, Lava Burst and the newly added Jade Lightning allows for some serious SMOrc potential.

Aggro Pirate Shaman Mulligan

Look for: a 1-drop pirate ( this will allow you to get a free Patches the Pirate into play), Tunnel Trogg, Totem Golem, Spirit Claws.

If you have a good hand you can keep Jade Claws.

Aggro Pirate Shaman Notable cards
  • Jade Lightning: Deals face damage & summons a minion, that’s often already enhanced by your Jade Claws
  • Jade Claws: One of the cards that makes Aggro Shaman so viable, as it allows you to fight for early game board while developing an extra minion.

Aggro Pirate Shaman Deck Guide