New Shaman Spell - JIVE, INSECT!

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5225 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    A new Legendary Shaman Spell, JIVE, INSECT!, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    It's like the ultimate Shaman spell. It's got everything: Overload, elemental, Transform and elemental spell school. Only missing Windfury.

     

    Pretty strong card, Schooling is still a staple so you'll never be hurting for a target, but even better you can reduce the cost of it to possibly cheat it out earlier than you reasonably should be and, perhaps even more excitingly, combo with various copying effects, but mainly Criminal Lineup. We're talking a legit combo finisher and that's not even accounting for what else we could put into a deck like this.

    All of a sudden OVerload Shaman looks a lot better.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1890 5013 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    You'd have to respect a 5 mana Ragnaros the Firelord no matter the circumstances. In my opinion, even rag nowadays is no longer good enough to win games outright, but shaman needs as much help as it can get.

    So what's the ideal usage of this card. Well, you can easily cheat it out with Jazz Bass along with Criminal Lineup or Cover Artist. You can just straight up just play it and get an 8/8 deal 8 damage for 5 mana. You can play this and Cold Storage to get another rag with no downside. Basically this card is just a solid card throughout

    The only problem this card has is that it overloads you for 2, not a trivial amount. And that it needs a target. So you're not really playing this on 5, its more like turn 6, which substantially makes it worse. But its very likely you'll never be playing this on curve anyway - because its always going to be cheated out, or be combo-ed with something else.

    Overall, this is the kind of cards shaman needs. The overload is a mere annoyance they have to accept.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Audiophile 2025 1441 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Interesting way of bringing back Ragnaros the Firelord to Standard.

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar
    500 910 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Rag is remembered for being a wonderful card but that was back in the day where everything was big and the game was much slower. 

     

    Count the minion as one mana and this works out to still be 8 mana. Its an underwhelming card on its own but sure if it works out to combo it fine

     

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  • Pezman's Avatar
    2085 1786 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Note that it does not say "friendly" minion. Looking forward to using this on a taunt that's blocking lethal.

    "Be excellent to each other." -Bill and Ted

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    IF you are able to wipe their board or seriously hinder it when you cast this... then it's epic.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1570 1055 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Okay, hear me out, the setup is we play Jazz Bass and play two Overload cards (this puts the discount to 3.) Before the pop off turn, break Jazz Bass and equip Carving Chisel. Then on 10 mana, swing Carving Chisel for the free totem, cast JIVE, INSECT (which costs 2 thanks to the setup discounts) on said totem, and then play Criminal Lineup on our Ragnaros.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    2110 2257 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Love the flavor of this legendary spell and I do hope it sees play coz who doesn't enjoy a good ol' Rag 🔥

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1330 2231 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Would Ragnaros the Firelord be good enough these days for only 5 mana, or 4 after Inzah? To me the answer is... OBVIOUSLY YES! This card seems nuts, especially with the overload package, but this card doesn't even need the overload package. I feel like this will be a solid inclusion in almost every shaman deck for quite some time.

     

    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.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Metrognome 2525 3257 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    It's effectively playing Ragnoras at a discounted price, for as long as you already had a minion on board - kinda scary!

    "WHY IS NO ONE JIVING? I SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED IT!"

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