Our Galakrond Overload Shaman deck list guide features the best Descent of Dragons deck list for Season 69 of Hearthstone (December 2019). Our Galakrond Overload Shaman guide also contains Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.
Overload Shaman is a Hearthstone deck that's started to make a bit of a comeback in the current meta, thanks to the inclusion of some new cards that play specifically into this mechanic. By spending a little of tomorrow's Mana today, you hope to gain an advantage on the board that will ultimately prove overwhelming for the opponent.
We’ve got a few fancy new toys in Descent of Dragons too, so it’s well worth giving this deck another shot to take advantage of the aggressive potential it holds.
The likes of Surging Tempest and Storm's Wrath make it into this archetype, giving you far more options when it comes to flooding the board and dealing big damage to the enemy’s face.
Overload Shaman deck list and strategy
Here's the best version of Overload Shaman that we're aware of right now. If it continues being part of the meta then we'll continue updating our recommended list over time.
|2 x Mutate||2 x Devoted Maniac|
|2 x Invocation of Frost||1 x Kronx Dragonhoof|
|2 x Sludge Slurper|
|2 x Storm's Wrath|
|2 x Surging Tempest|
|2 x Voltaic Burst|
|1 x Likkim|
|2 x Sandstorm Elemental|
|2 x Thunderhead|
|1 x Vessina|
|1 x Bloodlust|
|2 x Corrupt Elementalist|
|2 x Dragon's Pack|
|1 x Galakrond, the Tempest|
|2 x Mogu Fleshshaper|
|1 x Shudderwock|
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- 1. Descent of Dragons - Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons guide
- 2. Tier List - Hearthstone deck tier list (Descent of Dragons)
- 3. Best Dragons - 5 Best Dragons in Descent of Dragons
- 4. Murloc Shaman - Murloc Shaman deck list guide (Descent of Dragons)
- 5. Big Shaman - Big Shaman deck list guide (Descent of Dragons)
- 6. Galakrond Shaman - Galakrond Shaman deck list guide (Descent of Dragons)
- 7. Aggro Overload Shaman - Aggro Overload Shaman deck list guide (Descent of Dragons)
- 8. Quest Shaman - Quest Shaman deck list guide (Descent of Dragons)
Overload Shaman Mulligan guide
These are the cards you’ll want to search for in your opening hand:
- 1. Sludge Slurper: Lackey value is always useful in the opening stages of the game, but you'll need to plan around the bonus token minion you get from this character.
- 2. Surging Tempest functions as a 1 mana 2/3 if you can get it played on turn 1 with an Overload as a followup. It’s also pretty solid alongside Earthen Might if you draw into it.
- 3. Corrupt Elementalist: Despite being a 5 mana card in this aggressively-minded deck, Corrupt Elementalist offers good tempo on board, with two 2/1s with Rush summoned, as well as Invoking Galakrond twice and beefing up your future turns.
Your target when playing Galakrond Overload Shaman is to hit the board early and pressurise your opponent before they have a chance to respond. You’re looking to flood the board with minions early on and deal big damage with a bunch of small minions.
Early Game: Surging Tempest and Sludge Slurper are both excellent early plays, as they get you on the board and ready to contest. Following a Surging Tempest up with Voltaic Burst or Earthen Might gives your opponent something to worry about and forces an answer to come out, and sometimes they won’t have one.
Likkim is a 2 mana 3/3 weapon if you remain Overloaded, and you’ve got a whole lot of cards to help you do that. Zap! is a significant one, considering its 0 mana cost and ease of use, and it can even clear the way for your minions to go face.
Mid Game: Your mid-game plays are where the real magic happens. Squallhunter is a 4 mana 5/7 with Spell Damage +2, which buffs your Zap! And offers excellent stats for turn 4. Thunderhead gives you constant value whenever you Overload too, meaning you’ll be able to take down enemy minions with the Rush minions it summons as well as beef up your board in preparation for buffing plays.
Once you’ve got a few minions sticking onto the board, it’s time to make them big and strong. Storm's Wrath can be played even before you’re planning on attacking, since the +1/+1 buff sticks around, but if you have a few minions ready to attack, Vessina and Bloodlust can be the finishing blows you need.
Late Game: Ideally, you’ve sealed the win early on. You have some big plays if you desperately need that one last push though. Galakrond, the Tempest can beef your board up, especially if you've fully Invoked him, and Shudderwock gives you yet another scary board for your opponent to deal with. Find that extra bit of damage with Storm's Wrath, Bloodlust or Vessina and you should be able to close out the game.
Overload Shaman tips, combos and synergies
Chances are you've not played around with Overload Shaman for a while, so we'll run you through all of the most critical card combos that exist in this particular version of the deck:
- Dragon's Pack is excellent tempo, giving you 10/12 in stats for just 5 mana as long as you've Invoked two times.
- Cards that activate when you’re Overloaded actually work for two turns per Overload. For example, if you play Likkim and Zap on the same turn, Likkim will have +2 attack for both the initial turn and the turn on which you suffer the Overload penalty.
- Devoted Maniac may not seem strong, as a 4 mana 2/2 with Rush, but in Shaman it gains an extra 2/1 with Rush, offering you the chance to control the board directly from hand.
- Galakrond, the Tempest summons two 2/2 minions with Rush as his Battlecry, but Invoke 4 times and he'll summon 8/8s instead.
- Shudderwock will replay several of your Battlecries, including all of your Invokes (summoning 2/1s with Rush) and your Kronx Dragonhoof Devastation.
- Storm's Wrath can be played at any time to buff your board, as opposed to Bloodlust which must be played on the exact turn on which you’re planning to attack.