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New Shaman Spell - Plague of Murlocs

  • Arthas's Avatar 285 806 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    A new Epic Shaman Spell, Plague of Murlocs, has been revealed!

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  • Horus's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 955 1447 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    I don't think Big Priest will be an issue after next expansion :)

    Struggle with Heroic Galakrond's Awakening? I got your back : 

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  • theremon's Avatar 110 41 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Insane card. Incredible for every Control Shaman and against every Control deck. Love it. Also good Even Shaman can't use it ;)

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  • Enk's Avatar 255 70 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    You could totally guess the effect, hahaha. But I mean, who would have guessed the name? I thought they tried to take the name from the plagues of egypt.

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  • ThatFinn's Avatar 85 32 Posts Joined 07/04/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    First thought what a boring plague. Second thought this is alot better devolve vs big priest probably even when you have stuff on board. Probably will include in my wild lists just to have more transform effects without giving them the offchance on random +7 drops

    As theremon said its such a good control card and its really good in most matchups as its quite low cost.

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  • Kerm's Avatar 75 14 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    I kinda like this card. can decrease value of opponent board. Perhaps someone can fit it to murlock shaman. I still think it is more of control card

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  • magmalizard's Avatar HearthStationeer 215 119 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    i approve of this card

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  • ForDisplayPurposesOnly's Avatar Magma Rager 110 13 Posts Joined 06/17/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good counter against Conjurer's Calling or a mech deck with heavy magnetized minions.  I think it's overall good.

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  • Lightspoon's Avatar Merfolk 450 405 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    CC Mage and Big Priest are not happy after this reveal.

    "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the world, and loses his own soul?"

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  • kaladin's Avatar 215 324 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    How many more good AOEs does Shaman need before people stop saying Control Shaman isn't a thing? 

    I'm happy this card exists. :)

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 330 571 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is pretty great. Better than Devolve, even, because there are no murlocs with Taunt (I think) and you can drop giants into 3-ish drops on average.

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  • Kovachut's Avatar HearthStationeer 585 732 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    A reprint of Devolve?

    I know the spell won't always work this way (you could potentially upgrade the opponent's board, if you face other aggro decks), but this will certainly be included in control shaman and in some token decks against other control opponents or against some buff decks. Also, yeah, f*ck Big Priests in wild.

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  • Shaftoe's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 130 20 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    I see this as a pseudo Evolve and Devolve combo; it (likely) nerfs an opponent's board, and creates (or keeps) opportunity for murloc synergy on one's own board.  

    Good or not, this will see play in my decks for sure.

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  • HairyPotter89's Avatar 70 19 Posts Joined 07/03/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Yesss this will be the perfect inclusion for shudderwock-bore-big-priest-to-death-with-infinite-armour-shaman in wild, love it. 

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  • FrostyFeet's Avatar Senior Moderator 640 569 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From Enk

    You could totally guess the effect, hahaha. But I mean, who would have guessed the name? I thought they tried to take the name from the plagues of egypt.

    Based on an interview posted on Shacknews, the earlier iterations had Frogs instead of Murlocs.

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  • Orrien's Avatar Servant of Illidan 245 71 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Seems like they're pushing Control Shaman A LOT. We already have Hagatha's Scheme or Lightning Storm, now we also get Earthquake and this. Aggro decks will have some troubles (btw, goodbye big priest and conjurer mage).

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  • duppie's Avatar HearthStationeer 195 188 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    This card is the NUTS.  This might be the best AOE in standard when it comes to dealing with big boards.  It's an AOE transform, holy crap.  

     

    It does have some balance built in because if you're far behind and you give them murlocs + a war leader you could just die so it isn't super strong against aggro.  The power level against decks that want a big board like cyclone mage, mech pally, res priest, etc is insane though.  This can even be a strong tempo swing card if you have some minions on a board and a lightning storm.  Take value trades, play this, storm, boom.

    This is an actual answer to a conjurer's calling board whatever turn they play it.  This is the first card they've previewed that looks like it would actually make a big impact in the meta if it was released today.

     

     

    Quote From kaladin

    How many more good AOEs does Shaman need before people stop saying Control Shaman isn't a thing? 

    I'm happy this card exists. :)

    Control shaman needs good minions to play.  Part of why warrior is so strong is because it's removal often comes on a stick, militia commander, dynamatic, omegaLUL devestator.  The thunderhead buff gave us one, walking fountain is also the nuts.  Just one or two more and control shaman is in business. The ones they've shown so far have potential.  

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  • Starscream's Avatar 135 96 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is just amazing.

    In addition to all the advantages people have already noted, if you play Murloc Shaman, it allows you to potentially turn a bunch of crummy tokens you may be stuck with into Murlocs. E.g. Lackeys, or totems, etc.

    If you are facing 4 mountain giants, suddenly they're just murlocs. 

    If your opponent has one or two massive taunts on the board, again, poof, they're gone.

    I am a Shaman fan (full disclosure), but this card is just great as it puts major risk back into decks that run huge minions. Those decks should not feel like they just can't lose if they hit their curve. 

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Oko 1020 1944 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 11 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From Enk

    You could totally guess the effect, hahaha. But I mean, who would have guessed the name? I thought they tried to take the name from the plagues of egypt.

    I made a custom card for fun that turned all minions into the 0/1 frogs with taunt. and it was called plague of frogs. I think they had a similar idea but wanted it to be more 'Hearthstone' if you know what I mean.

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