Sorry I've missed out on this thread for a bit guys, busy life lol.
Anyways let's get crackin shall we?
I think it's a nice deck, but I think something you should understand is the majority of people that even glance at the forums to look for a new deck are 'usually' new players. That said, my point is your deck is quite... Demanding, as far as legendarys go, and most new players just wont have em'.
I'd suggest a runner-up list. Specifically for:
I agree wholeheartedly that this deck is not for the brand new, the difficult thing is that finding budget friendly choices for 3 of the 4 cards on this list is extremely difficult.
Bloodmage is a reliable spellpower totem for that creature that just has 1 more toughness than you can kill and will replace himself as soon as he dies.
Faceless Manipulator is a clone...there are no other clones.
Ysera is *THE* card advantage beast of the entire game. Honestly she is one of the most powerful cards you can play and her power is deceptive because people just look and say...oh it's a 4/12 do nothing. Then you draw your 4 mana 7/6 or your 3 mana 3/5 shroud or your 2 mana +5 damage or your 0 mana deal 5 damage to everything BUT ysera or your 0 mana bounce spell that can reset Ysera if she was silenced.....it just doesn't end.
Hogger can easily be replaced however, he's a little bit of a win more card.
But they can and will have to be replaced by people who do no own said cards so let's look at some options.
Replace Bloodmage with Kobold Geomancer...actually I would replace Hogger and Bloodmage with two of these.
Actually I'm probably putting two in my deck regardless.
Windfury Harpy is a great beater, I would probably replace her with Ysera and Faceless Manipulator.
Basically you're looking for mid-range control cards that will see to it that you will make it to the end game.
Interesting points about Earth Shock, I may try running it in my Shaman Control....As far as you being on the fence about Flametongue, run Bloodlust. You will get much more use out of BL than Flametongue, I promise you that.
Bloodlust is highly out of place in this deck as we're not trying to beat in for damage and they can't use a removal spell on bloodlust which is what flametongue does, I'd rather switch flametongue out for Windfury before bloodlust with this deck. I've been playing around with Ancestral Spirit and I'm actually liking it but it's very specific and kind of narrow so it's most likely not sticking around.
In all honesty I'm probably putting in Emperor Cobra. Handles any and all threats pretty easily.
What are you thinking of playing both Yesera and Malygos? I'm thinking of removing doomhammer...
The reson is that it cost's 5 for 5-6 you have great cards - elementals! Most often I use hammer to kill my opponent but not for creature removal. So in this case maybe second end game legendary could me more efficient? Our main aim is to survive early and mid game. So we need to have 99% chance to win endgame, I think that second top legendary makes your chance higher.
Malygos was the original dragon I ran with, found him lacking because it changes the playstyle of the deck. Now you're trying to save spells in hand for when you can drop malygos. He wasn't bad but he wasn't what I was looking for, he tended to want a more aggressive styled deck. However if you're having luck running them both then by all means please continue to do so!