"Jeez bro, it's turn 3!" - Gaara, when Firebat won his game vs. Handlock in Dreamhack


Mech Shaman is a deck where you establish early board with Cogmaster, Mechwarper, Annoytron, and then transition into an aggressive game plan. Fel Reaver on turn 5 is generally very hard for your opponent to deal with on a board already populated with minions. Powermace is a great way to clear minions while buffing your Mechs to play around AOE spells. And gosh, it's fun to Whirling Zap-O-Matic your opponent in the face. WEE!


  • STRONG vs.
    • Druid, Handlock, Mech Mage, Freeze Mage, Patron Warrior
  • WEAK vs.
    • Hunter, Zoolock



  • Curve well, and crush them with Whirling Zap-o-Matic
  • Druids have no board clears, so do not keep burn spells!

  • Keep Rockbiter Weapon and Earth Shock to remove early threats

  • Against Mech/Tempo Mage: Keep Powermace and try and find a 2-mana Mech
  • Against Freeze, consider keeping Earth Shock (unfreeze or kill Doomsayer), and also Loatheb and Ragnaros

  • Like all other Control matchups: When in doubt, curve out!

  • Like all other Control matchups, keep a curve of minions (not spells)
  • If you have a curve, keep Powermace to kill their Clerics and Blademasters
  • Keep Powermace: they have a lot of 3 health creatures

  • Keep Powermace against mirror matchup
  • Against Control, keep a curve of minions

  • Try and find Whirling Zap-O-Matic, it's super effective
  • Otherwise, keep a good curve of cards (more important than keeping Earth Shock)

  • Annoytron is a good keep off the mulligan; and
  • Try to play it first before your other minions to soak some weapon charges



  • Vs Aggro
    • Powermace+, Annoytron+++, Mechwarper+++, Rockbiter Weapon+, Earth Shock++
  • Vs Control
    • Annoytron++, Mechwarper+++, Whirling Zap-o-Matic++
  • Do Not Keep...
    • Fire Elemental, Dr. Boom, Fel Reaver

Tech Cards

  • VS. Aggro:
    • Argent Squire
  • VS. Control:
    • Big Game Hunter (demolish those Handlocks), The Black Knight
  • VS. Rogue:
    • Acidic Swamp Ooze

Notable Players/Tournaments

  • Firebat (hit Number 1 Legend)
  • Purpledrank (also hit Number 1 Legend)


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