D01tY pointed me in the direction of this Zorkthar Gadgetzan Aggo Shaman w Pirates 93% Win Ratio.
It’s aggro Shaman as you probably know it with some extra Pirate and weapon synergy and it’s crushing in the current META.
If you skip to around half way through this VOD from Orange you can see him playing this deck.
Here are some of the stats from Zorkthar and you can see more on his Twitter here.
I had some fun playing this Thijs N’Zoth Shaman Deck w White Eyes Dec 16. It’s a strong deck and using Ancestral Spirit on White Eyes is fun, I managed around 60% ratio, I feel like it needs a little more early game stability in this aggressive META.
Thijs did well with it, but he’s super-awesome compared to me 🙂 See how you get on.
This is the deck I was watching Thijs climb from around rank 5 to legend with. It’s a Jade Golem Druid deck and uses Gadgetzan Auctioneer to cycle through the deck and gain an advantage on board by dropping bigger, and bigger Jade Golems.
The Jade Behemoth‘s and Feral Rages were enough to beat most Pirate Warriors and aggro decks. Populating more Jade Idols makes this such a strong control deck that you will have more late-game value than most control decks.
This is the Amaz Gadgetzan Reno Priest w Paltress, Raza, Kazakus, and some other new cards. It’s a greedy list like all good Reno decks are and capable of winning vs almost any deck.
There are a lot of card draw, such as the custom spells from Kazakus, Thoughtsteal, discover mechanics, and deathrattles. It’s a fun deck, I’ve played a few games with it and had some crazy matches.
With the release of Gadgetzan a new wave of Reno decks have emerged using some of the new cards.
This is the Dog Gadgetzan Reno Mage w Kazakus Alexstrasza and few of the other new cards.
Decent list, very strong ladder deck and although the games can take a while you should have a good win rate.
This is the Savjz Rank 1 Legend Gadgetzan Reno Priest Deck List. Reno decks have had a push from Blizzard with some of the new cards, such as Raza the Chained, and Kazakus, and watching him play this list it’s obvious this is a really strong deck.
As with all Reno decks there is some room to change cards around as the META changes or if you don’t have them, but keep as much of the Dragon synergy as you can.
J4CKIECHAN is known for his Egg Druid decks, this is his Gadgetzan Egg Druid Token deck utilizing the new card Mark of the Lotus.
With aggressive face decks like Pirate Warrior being popular in the META, board flooding decks like Discardlock and this token deck are pretty good.
We are only 2-3 days into the Gadgetzan META and things are still very unstable, but one thing we do know is that the Pirate tribe got a massive boost in strength.
Pirate Warrior is very popular on ladder, mostly due to being very easy and quick to play. It’s also really annoying to loose too as it only takes a few rounds and you feel powerless when they draw well.
But fear not! There are some decks that counter Pirate Warrior really well, so you can shut them down, counter the META, and bag some easy wins.
Decks to Counter Pirate Warrior With
Stancifka’s Rank 1 Legend Renolock
This is the list that only took Stancifka a couple of days to climb to rank one legend with. So, you know he killed off a lot of pirate warriors and had a good win ratio vs the deck.
Renolock is not the easiest deck to play but once momentum is on your side it just gets stronger and stronger.
Control the board while healing and keeping out of lethal range and set up the Leeroy Jenkins + Power Overwhelming + Faceless Manipulator combo.
apDrop’s Pirate Rogue
apDrop was 13-0 vs Pirate Warrior when I was watching him play this list on his stream.
This list is perfectly balanced to shut down Pirate Warriors.
You have taunts to stop their weapon going face, loads of burst of your own, and spells to help clear the board without sacrificing face or minion damage.
Kolento’s Jade Druid
I watched Kolento play a lot of his Jade Druid and he was shutting down Pirate Warriors.
The early turns can be a little shaky, but the synergy of Fandral Staghelm with various cards can turn the board.
Cycling through Gadgetzan gives you a card advantage, and the 5/10 Ancient of War puts up a wall they find difficult to get through.