Wow... I don't know why these guys are so mad (dmaxle and karishin) - this thread was started because somebody was saying that shaman isnt a viable class the way it is designed right now. All I wanted to do was to share a deck that I have found a lot of success with. To some extent what aldor says is true, if I wanted to build an "originial" deck that was based on shaman cards only and overload- I would get stomped, a lot of the cards are too situational and not as good as many of the neutrals that exist in the game right now. That goes for the same with any class, however. My main point was that it is possbile to have success with shaman decks at the highest level of ranked play. The post wasn't meant to brag about being in masters 3,a lot of people are in masters 3 (youre right)!! but I'm just happy that I don't have to play versions of curi's warlock, kithros' rogue, or cixah's paladin decks to win. Seriously, I see these decks like 90% of the time, either that or some anti meta bs involving pyromancer+ equality, ancient watcher +silences, or molten giants with taunts (all gimmicky combos). And to say that it doesn't rely on shaman cards to win is completely ridiculous. You are usually finishing people off with a bunch of totems and bloodlust to win the game. And to say that I shouldn't be running cards like defender of argus, shattered sun, and dark iron dwarf in combination with hero power totems is just dumb, it is awesome to be able to summon totems and buff them with your cards- this lets you use them to their full potential.
@karishin : The deck is named value shaman not because it is cheap to build- I realize that it takes quite a bit of dust to craft two legendaries, 8 rares, and a bunch of commons, if you would like recommendations for some of the cards that you may be missing, just let me know and I can try my best to help. It is named value shaman because the cards synergize really well with one another and the shaman class cards that I think are worth playing. Bloodmage thalnos and azure drake gives you awesome board clear potential with lightning storm and lightning bolt . Argent squire+ rockbiter gives you a 4-1 with divine shield. Feral spirits bides time for you to be able to put pressure on your opponent's board with sylvanas, argent commander, and fire elemental. I apologize if the name was misleading, it wasn't supposed to imply that the deck includes a bunch of basics.
I don't really know why people are downright negative and sarcastic about the post- I'm just trying to offer my own views to aldor... I hope that the hearthstone community doesn't turn into something similar to lol- and by that I mean a bunch of whiny 14 year olds who don't even enjoy the game they are playing. If all it does is make you angry and youre not having fun, then don't play- not that hard to understand.
Edit: After posting my comments here, I came across this reddit post- it seems relevant to the discussioin:
Edited by McNealStash on 11/29/2013 9:32 PM PST