Blizzard’s Off-Meta Spotlight Decks #8 – Even Windfury Shaman, Kingsbane Rogue, Elemental Mage

Blizzard is back with another off-meta report! This time they brought us Even Windfury Shaman, Kingsbane Rogue, and Elemental Mage!

Looking for a change of pace on the ladder? Maybe you’ve been wanting to try something new, but don’t know where to start. Or maybe you want to play a class you haven’t really tried out before. If you’ve been looking for something different, take a look at our Off-Meta Report and really shake things up with these decks, all of which have been making waves in the rank of Legend!

To find these decks, we looked for players that have been doing well, and picked out some builds from amongst the top performers. We only selected decks that were played in 50 or more games at Legend level.


Even Windfury Shaman – 58.8% win rate/102 games

Kicking things off, we have a bit of a different take on a deck that has been seeing more popularity on the ladder recently: Even Shaman. Forgoing some of the early aggressive options typically seen in these builds, this deck emphasizes mid-game minions, with the aim of setting up for big late game plays with the likes of The Lich King and Al’Akir the Windlord.

Kingsbane Rogue – 58.8% winrate/51 games

Kingsbane helped Rogues carve up the meta during Kobolds and Catacombs, but the Legendary Weapon hasn’t had the same level of impact since entering The Witchwood. This Kingsbane Rogue deck looks to get that edge back. Utilizing the arsenal of removal spells at its disposal, the deck focuses on managing the board until Valeera the Hollow comes into play, when it can truly take control thanks to its access to double the awesome options!

Elemental Mage – 54.2% winrate/120 games

This tempo-style Elemental Mage has lots of great tools to help control the board and overwhelm opponents. It then utilizes the Mage class’ explosive spells to help clear the way for its minions to end the game. However, if opponents happen to survive until the late game, Frost Lich Jaina makes an appearance to help seal the deal.

One Comment

  1. Asperkraken
    June 17, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Good article, nice to see some relatively budget options for Mage and Rogue…. but how is this Shaman deck off-meta? Seems pretty close to most of the popular builds.

    Maybe with this Elemental deck it’s time to dust Aluneth…. Tempo Mage, what fun times we had.


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