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A new Shaman card was revealed in today's blog post, which shed light on the backstory behind The Boomsday Project.

A new Shaman card was revealed today on the official Blizzard blog in a post titled The Boomsday Project: Lab Logs Part 1:

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A 2/2 Elemental isn't quite worth 2 Mana, while the Battlecry effect on Menacing Nimbus isn't quite worth 1 Mana. Together, the 2 effects add up to a card which likely provides you with more than 2 Mana of value, which makes Menacing Nimbus a playable card in my opinion. If there's an Elemental Shaman deck in the new meta, I expect Menacing Nimbus to be a valuable curve-filler in it.

 

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It's hard to say whether the most exciting part of today's post was the new card, or the amount of backstory, hidden clues, and new art which was provided for The Boomsday Project. I'm sure that someone smarter than myself can decode today's post to discover a number of things about the upcoming expansion.

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Honestly the only way this isn't a good card is if they print a detrimental elemental (IE one that would hurt you to play like the donate dog demon).  

Otherwise at minimum this will get a small body, and there's always a chance to strike it big and get a game ender.   

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There are not that many low cost Elementals, and with the Battlecry effect of having played an elemental last turn I would say this is a good one.

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3 hours ago, Migol said:

Honestly the only way this isn't a good card is if they print a detrimental elemental (IE one that would hurt you to play like the donate dog demon).  

Otherwise at minimum this will get a small body, and there's always a chance to strike it big and get a game ender.   

Why not just put the game-ender directly in your deck?

I’d say it’s an average card that might make just it into an elemental shaman deck, if there is a viable one. Vastly inferior to arcanologist. It’s similar to tortollan forager I guess, which I don’t remember ever seeing serious play even in the two archetypes that had 5+ attack minion synergies.

I can see it being played in the even elemental shaman deck though. A bit slow for that deck, but a 2 mana elemental you can stick the +2/+2 buff thing on could be handy.

 

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6 hours ago, Bozonik said:

I can see it being played in the even elemental shaman deck though. A bit slow for that deck, but a 2 mana elemental you can stick the +2/+2 buff thing on could be handy.

Yeah, I can definitely see this one being a valuable option for Even-Shaman. Probably best for the more aggressive (and if you ask me, better) version without Corpsetaker. Also, cards that provide you with the chance to get odd-costed cards in an even-deck where always quite valuable. 

I would put this on the same level as Blink Fox...but not as cute. Maybe a bit higher since most elementals are quite powerful. And you don't need to play an elemental shaman specifically to make it worthwhile.

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16 hours ago, Aleco said:

I'm sure that someone smarter than myself can decode today's post to discover a number of things about the upcoming expansion.

Fleshlings are so fragile.Praise Zilliax!

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6 hours ago, Taan said:

 (and if you ask me, better) 

You might be right, Wild certainly favours going full Aggro with the burn heavy jade version. Though really boring deck in comparison to the standard elemental one imo.

I loaded up a Corpsetaker version last season in a lazy attempt to quick legend. Its gone very fast two seasons in a row so I’ve not tried another version (though I run a copy of the 2/3 wep that most list don’t run, to help recover the board against other board-centric Aggro decks).

Corpsetaker can be brutal, but can be weak too. And it tends to mean running a scalehide too which is only occasionally useful. 

I think if I was trying it after the expansion I’d try one of them for the scalehide or a knife juggler and see how it performs. 

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15 hours ago, Bozonik said:

Why not just put the game-ender directly in your deck?

I’d say it’s an average card that might make just it into an elemental shaman deck, if there is a viable one. Vastly inferior to arcanologist. It’s similar to tortollan forager I guess, which I don’t remember ever seeing serious play even in the two archetypes that had 5+ attack minion synergies.

I can see it being played in the even elemental shaman deck though. A bit slow for that deck, but a 2 mana elemental you can stick the +2/+2 buff thing on could be handy.

 

You totally CAN just put the game ender directly in your deck, if you happen to not draw it though, it's just in your deck.   IE this can potentially create a win condition whether or not it already exists in your deck, it's an irrelevant point.   Moreover what constitutes a game ender varies by situation, sometimes an Al'Akir will be able to simply end the game right now, sometimes a Kalimos will, sometimes a simply heal+taunt will save you conversely.

 

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9 hours ago, Migol said:

You totally CAN just put the game ender directly in your deck, if you happen to not draw it though, it's just in your deck.   IE this can potentially create a win condition whether or not it already exists in your deck, it's an irrelevant point.   Moreover what constitutes a game ender varies by situation, sometimes an Al'Akir will be able to simply end the game right now, sometimes a Kalimos will, sometimes a simply heal+taunt will save you conversely.

It’s not an irrelevant point. It is taking up a slot in your deck. If your deck needs another win condition it’s likely best to include another win condition instead. If it was a discover rather than pure random, then yes, the added flexibility could be a factor. As it’s not, saying ‘sometimes you’ll want Kalimos, others Al’Akir, others Hot Spring Guardian’ is like saying all druids will play tortollan forager because sometimes you’ll want a Leeroy finisher, sometimes you’ll want that Lich King, and sometimes you’ll just want a corrosive sludge.

Not saying it’s necessarily a bad card, but it’s not amazing.

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