New Shaman Spell - Plague of Murlocs

  • Arthas's Avatar 185 457 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

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

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  • Horus's Avatar Stalagg 605 775 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

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

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  • theremon's Avatar 85 24 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 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 230 63 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 4 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 4 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 65 13 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 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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  • murlocleader's Avatar HearthStationeer 185 125 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    i approve of this card

    i am the leader of all murlocs. mrglglg mrgll mrglglglglgl

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  • ForDisplayPurposesOnly's Avatar Magma Rager 105 12 Posts Joined 06/17/2019
    Posted 4 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 375 341 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

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

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  • kaladin's Avatar 210 329 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 4 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. :)

    Here are just some of my current decks: Highlander Thief Rogue, Highlander Obelisk Priest

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  • JoeyJojo48's Avatar 175 33 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
  • RandomGuy's Avatar 305 468 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 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 525 616 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 4 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 HearthStationeer 85 16 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 4 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 13 Posts Joined 07/03/2019
    Posted 4 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 Derpcorn 465 367 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 4 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 185 37 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 4 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 145 119 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 4 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 79 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 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 Wall 615 1002 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 4 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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  • KANSAS's Avatar Wall 615 1002 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    this is awesome! it is like Hex, but it is cheaper and will affect all of the opponent's minions. I know it will also ruin my own minions, but in a control deck I say screw my own minions who cares. and in a aggro deck I am already wanting to play murlocs so this just re-rolls my board of murlocs. I love this card.

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  • iWatchUSleep's Avatar 375 456 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    While Devolve might be better in wild (although this card absolutely decimates big priest, which I can only approve) this card looks insane in standard. Destroys all mech and mage synergies like it's nothing, for only three mana. 

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 305 468 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    TBH, I'm not sure this is a "control" card. Sure. It will be played in control. But, I think it's just a card that most Shamans will play unless they're hyper aggressive. It's transform and AOE that is cheaper than both Hex and Lightning Storm.

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar 395 622 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    So they nerfed hex only to introduce a three mana board-transform?

     

    Well alrighty then. Guess I might as well start crafting Hagathas.

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  • Cleef2's Avatar HearthStationeer 265 168 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From iWatchUSleep

    While Devolve might be better in wild (although this card absolutely decimates big priest, which I can only approve) this card looks insane in standard. Destroys all mech and mage synergies like it's nothing, for only three mana. 

    And above all it destroys any priest player dreams of ever becoming relevent in standard again because blizzard can only print resurrect cards for priest.... 

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