New Shaman Spell - Glaciate

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2563 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    A new Rare Shaman Spell, Glaciate, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1680 3574 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Nice callback to Cryostasis and equally garbage. Unless that minion is Al'akir you're not doing anything with it for 2 turns which makes this pretty much just an occasional discover option. I don't think we need to stack our Bearon Gla'shear that desperately.

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    It was awful.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1015 1417 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Hmm this seems quite bad, but maybe it has some potential? If only Living Dragonbreath was in standard lmao. Still, Free From Amber was quite good, if only to discover a BIG taunt. So maybe Freeze shaman or some control shaman deck might include Glaciate just to try and dig for a big taunt?

    RNG is only fun as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

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  • Skorpionex's Avatar Headless Horseman 1075 280 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Why is it bad? You play 8 mana minion for 6 mana and get a freeze stack. Even without freeze u couldn't make action with him first turn, and you have nice 8-mana drops - Mo'arg Forgefiend, Plagued Protodrake, Abominable Lieutenant, Arcane Devourer.

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1075 592 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    This is too slow. I don’t think freeze decks want this.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1320 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Cryostasis was bad, and this is in the same vein. By the time the minion can attack, it will already be turn 8.

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  • BigE's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 1040 586 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Nope. Not unless you can guarantee summon a taunt. 

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 475 823 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    In Arena you better draw some value like the taunt. I don't like this card because it's too fingercrossy, yes fingercrossy should be a word. 

     

    I haven't looked at the pool. Way too lazy but I know it isn't reliable. I mean fuck it, pick it for the fun i guess?

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1485 3309 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    The only time this card is even remotely significant is when you get a taunt minion up because this thing isn't moving for 2 turns.

    Don't think we'll be seeing much of this card anytime soon. Its likely more significant as a filler for other classes to unfortunately get/discover.

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar Grand Crusader 750 901 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Could see some niche use combo with Stockades Guard perhaps?  I dunno.  I want to like this, but unlike other similar cards like Cenarion Ward, the fact it starts frozen may be too much of a drawback.

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2190 2505 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 915 1005 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Easily the worst Frost shaman card, I don't want to pay 6 mana for something I can't use for two turns.

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar Tauren Chieftain Addict 905 929 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    It doesn't seem bad for me. If I remember well a frozen minion that doesn't attacked get rid of freeze on next turn. So you are paying 6 mana for an 8 cost minion, now the pool of 8 mana Minions are usually strong, if you manage to get an taunt or another effect it will be a huge plus

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1665 1373 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Probably the worst frost spell for freeze shaman. This is only good if you discover a taunt minion. Other than that, it's a waste of 6 mana.

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 425 155 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Might see some play in Wild if someone will ever decide to use Moorabi for memes. Also, Wild has more 8 mana "at the end of your turn effect" to actually get any instant value out of it. In standard, will probably be played when discover turns into unlucky territory.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Drek'Thar 1520 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Seems decent. Play this on 6, your minion thaws and you can use it on 7.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 890 1154 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Certainly this is the least exciting Frost spell Shaman got, but it's not bad because the 8-drop pool is very limited in Standard (only 11 cards for the Shaman 8-drop discover pool). Two of those have taunt (Al'Akir the Windlord and Mo'arg Forgefiend) and one has immediate impact on the board despite being frozen (Abominable Lieutenant). Even if those are the only good options (because otherwise you're not having much of any impact on the board on turn 6), you're still going to get one of those about 66% of the time, making this a decent card in the right meta. It's not necessarily good enough to be a 2-of in Frost Shaman, but given the synergy with Bearon Gla'shear I'd say it's playable.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    With a great set up, you could be looking at a possible dropping this T2 (The Coin + 2x Lightning Bloom), but other than that, freezing your own minion is NOT a good thing, especially with things like Snap Freeze lurking around

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1050 641 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Decent in Standard if there are good 8 drops to pool from. Beyond unpredictable for Wild.

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 1050 713 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 6 days, 7 hours ago

    While it seems busted to summon an 8 drop for only six mana, you don't get to do anything with it until turn 8 due to the freeze effect. That is plenty of time for your opponent to figure out a way to deal with it. An obvious exception would be a taunt.

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.

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