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New Shaman Spell - Molten Blast

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 445 1083 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    A new Rare Shaman Spell, Molten Blast, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 985 2126 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    decent, but what do you do with those elementals. I don't think spell damage shaman will care about tokens.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar 975 1856 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    we had a 2/1 mech that dealt 2 damage before, so as a baseline it's not great needs the spell damage to work.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 1120 2221 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Wouldn't better wording have been "Deal 2 damage. Summon a 1/1 Elemental for each damage dealt"? As it is now it is a bit weird. 

    Anyway, as I have mentioned before, I fully support any card that makes Spell Damage more useful. At it's base the card isn't nearly good enough to run, but if you get 3 damage and three 1/1s then it is about as good as Serpentshrine Portal. With Spell Damage +2, it is pretty powerful. I only worry though that most of the time you won't have room on the board for all of the elementals. 

    "Carrion, my wayward grub"

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  • BloodMefist's Avatar Design Champion 325 324 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Curves well with the new spell damage weapon they're getting and compare favorably with Imp-losion, but I'm not sure if this is a card you include in your deck.  It does deal with aggressive minion boards fairly well at least.

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  • economicaooc's Avatar 260 343 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Intended to be used with spell damage, which might be realised in odd shaman, where you can consistently generate wrath of air totems.

    However, I'm not sure if this is actually that strong even when it is empowered.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

    The down-vote is an 'I disagree' button, not an insult.

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad 940 1163 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is a concept I've seen so many times on fan-made cards, so it's cool to see it finally in the game.

    At it's base form, it's... okay. Not horrible, but it's not that great either. This card lives and dies by how often you can get Spell Damage and this spell off with one of those minions on the board. In Shaman, there's always the chance you get Wrath of Air Totem from your Hero Power, although that's a bit of an RNG gamble, though it does make it slightly better.

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar 300 439 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Would have prefer a more funny name like Imp-losion

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  • dapperdog's Avatar 725 1318 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Spell damage shaman will certainly love this, but its basically then Imp-losion without Darkshire Councilman.

    That it can hit face is perhaps its saving grace, or otherwise its just a weaker Lightning Bolt. Since shaman also has access to Bloodlust and Storm's Wrath, getting the 1/1 minions may not all be useless.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 495 586 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Could see play in Burn Shaman Decks - otherwise not to sure!

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  • Brandon's Avatar Devoted Outlander 335 394 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Really strong with spell damage. If you have enough spell damage, this can fill the entire board. Strong in some kind of aggro spell-damage list. Also don't underestimate these tokens, because the last thing you want is to play against a board of tokens buffed by Bloodlust. Solid card.

     

     

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  • Vandaren's Avatar 335 561 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    An alright tempo, but this must be made in collaboration with all the spell damage synergy. So i guess this see play..

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  • Emptyness's Avatar Supporter 470 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Some spell dmg shaman with bloodlust in his deck might be interested in this one. Otherwise, elemental synergies are long gone for standard shaman. Gone, but not forgotten. 

    “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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  • Pezman's Avatar 615 787 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    My thought exactly. Weird wording, although I guess we can all tell what it means, especially since there is so much spell damage this expansion. Decent card I suppose.

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  • PLANETCRUNCH's Avatar Goblin 445 846 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    In the set Goblins vs Gnomes, Warlock received the spell Imp-losion, which players will make immediate comparison to this card.

    However, whereas Imp-losion is 4 mana, this is 3, making it a spell that can be cast by Trick Totem, or even be discounted by Farsight and the new Primordial Studies. It's also a consistent 2 damage instead of 2-4, and consistent damage allows for better planning when it comes to single target removal. Both are also empowered by spell damage, which will increase the amount of tokens this summons.

    While the spell sounds weaker than it's counterpart, consider the tools that Shaman has in their arsenal to make this spell stronger -

    They've received the new weapon Rune Dagger that gives +1 spell damage when they attack, Trick Totem that can cast this spell (hopefully not against it), Boggspine Knuckles AND Bogstruck clacker that can evolve the tokens, as well as the ever popular Mogu Fleshshaper that gets discounted the more minions are on the field. If Vashj Prime happens to draw this spell it'll be absolutely discounted.

    I think this card, while it requires some work can see play in constructed, especially since Team 5 wants to keep pushing Spell Shaman so much

     

     

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  • JFK's Avatar 480 442 Posts Joined 07/31/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Kinda weird. Would SD shaman use tokens as well? One aims at spell burst (no pun intended), the other at minion burst.
    Without spell damage, it's pretty underwhelming. Not necessarily bad in a token shaman, but totems seem to be the future of the archtype, not elementals.

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  • Guenh's Avatar Devoted Academic 405 496 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Imp-losion with less RNG. With just a +1 spell powe can be 3 damage and 3/3, and shaman have the spell power totem. Can be good in the right deck imho

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  • Koetti's Avatar Island 680 677 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Not good. Serpentshrine Portal is just way better and it doesn't need a Set Up.

    Long, drawn-out Control Match-ups with Boardclears en masse and an unbelievable amount of greedy cards?

    Sign me up!

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  • linkinboy0's Avatar 385 248 Posts Joined 07/07/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Baaaaaad, terribly bad

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  • Lemushki's Avatar Squirtle 435 366 Posts Joined 03/22/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    As I said on the shaman weapon. If spelldamage sees play this will be there

    Lemushki - The one and only since 2006

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