New Shaman Minion - Coral Keeper

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5571 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    A new Rare Shaman Minion, Coral Keeper, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Fantastic tempo support for any Shaman deck that runs Multicaster, which, at this point, should be every Shaman deck. It's fairly simple to get this juiced up to 3 on curve and then it's a pretty huge tempo play.

    The dream would be turn 1 Lightning Bolt, turn 2 the new Fire Spell, turn 3 Sleetbreaker + windchill, turn 4 Caverns, and turn 5 this. Massive tempo swing against any class without large boardclears.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3266 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Good for swing turns

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5289 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Im honestly lukewarm on this card. The payoff is good, but unlike Multicaster, which can be played off curve, this card loses its luster for every turn after turn 5. And without Lightning Bloom or evolve cards, it can't even cheese a win.

    Not to mention that playing anything more than 2 different spell schools by turn 5 is fairly difficult. There's no more Primordial Studies, so your main would be nature, fire and frost. Good luck getting those out by turn 5, dodging overload and having no board to speak of.

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1350 2416 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Really good tempo/swing card, but i'm not sure if it's good enough. Sure its a ton of stats, and shamans have a bunch of spell schools available... But do you really want to play Coral Keeper into your Snowfall Guardian turn? Not only that but the elementals are just pain minions, they have no immidiate impact on the board. I'm not sure about this card.

    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.

  • Caro's Avatar
    2120 2339 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    So at best this card will summon 3 3/3 elementals (chances of summoning 4 is super low). Not that great imo and with this being the first expansion for the new year, the card pool is the smallest it will be in Standard, so you will have a small selection of good spells from each spell school.

    It'll probably be too inconsistent and not enough tempo to see play.

  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2055 1596 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    A naga card that doesn't care if you were holding it when you casted the spells. I'm not sure how good filling your board with vanilla 3/3s would be in the mid-late game, however.

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    First impression was that it is very weak but has potentail for swing turns and also to push the new card Bioluminescence for an Spell Damage OTK .... 

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

  • Xristophilus's Avatar
    215 42 Posts Joined 11/11/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Petting Zoo, is that you?

    "Hence the saying: If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."  --  Sun Tzu, The Art of War 3.18

  • sule's Avatar
    Dinosaur 745 642 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Bear'on Glashear, except cheaper, you can run multiple copies, and it fits a little better with what Shaman is doing right now. Not necessarily a bad finisher in Shaman decks that run cheap spells like Windchill, Scalding Geyser, and the like. I think this will be good, and will see a lot of play.

    I have spoken.

  • JackJimson's Avatar
    670 673 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I'm prolly rating this a bit higher than most, but this is a board refill in 1 card. There can be value in that. 

  • Horus's Avatar
    Mimic 2525 3272 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    That was my thoughts also, as I see how it will help regaining the board after a slower game start; summoning 2 or 3 3/3s on turn 5 ain't bad at all, but is subject to variation as the greedier conditions may not be reached yet, on T5.

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

  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Metrognome 1570 1064 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    With the return of Bloodlust, maybe Burn Shaman isn't so much of a soften with board to nuke you from hand, but rather the other way around with this card providing the boards.

  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1510 1250 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    It's a lot of stats for its cost, considering Shaman will still have access to 3 spell schools in Standard. Should see some play, at least one copy of it.

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