Goblin Shaman may not catch a newbie’s eye. It seems to be rather bad card – no attack and four lives for three mana… However, it could easily become the keen card in your pack, especially when playing with low mana cap. Goblin Shaman is a brilliant low mana games Snipe tank. Plus it obviously reduces enemy health by 1 point per monster. And that’s great. And you know what? It’s one of the starter cards that everyone has!
Still unsure how to use Goblin Shaman? Check out this battle of mine then. It was one of those that are decided even before it starts. My opponent, with all respect to him, didn’t have any chance in there even though his summoner was way better. Actually, his summoner sort of backstabbed him since under Reverse Speed conditions, speed debuff is in fact a buff – all my monsters were faster thanks to it and attacked first.
My Goblin Shaman successfully tanked opponents’ Twisted Jester, a powerful snipe monster. My primary tank, Living Lava, stood well against Nightmare, but remained vulnerable to the magic attacks of Venari Bonesmith. However, it dealt just one damage per round, so I kept calm. The third round was fast and I managed to eliminate Venari Bonesmith thanks to my sneaking and opportunity-seeking back cards. Flame Monkey, my rear tank that was meant to protect those damage dealers, didn’t even get into the game. In the last round, Twisted Jester was harmless in the first position.
My rating of Goblin Shaman
As I mentioned above, it is a great starting pack card which shouldn’t be neglected if you want to succeed in Bronze leagues. In combination with Serpentine Spy and Kobold Miner and +1 melee attack summoner, the Reds could kill almost anything. As long as they are fast enough – speed is one of the keen weaknesses of this pack.
Mana vs. Power ratio: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ★
Low-mana cap games: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ★
Mid-mana cap games ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ★
High-mana cap games: ⭐⭐ ★ ★ ★
Worth buying*: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ★
*Goblin Shaman is among the starter cards, so you don’t actually need to buy it unless you want to level it up.