New Druid Spell - Glowfly Swarm

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Robot Black Lotus 1265 5716 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    A new Epic Druid Spell, Glowfly Swarm, has been revealed!

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Mimic 2525 3275 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    Spell Druid is slowly but surely coming together 

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  • Koetti's Avatar
    1095 863 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    Looks like a bigger Version of Wispering Woods. Though it takes more Mana to combine it with Druids boardwide Buffs, it makes up for it by generating bigger Minions. 

  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    It is a nice refill for token druids, nothing fancy, but good enough. Maybe it will be useful in some spell druid decks if they have enough token support.

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  • Vino's Avatar
    Champion of Runeterra 700 231 Posts Joined 06/09/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    I don't see it in any deck besides spell druid (if there is one). However in spell oriented deck it's very strong.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4741 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    I like it, but it's also somewhat hard to evaluate.

    I don't belive in a purely spell based Druid, so I'm thinking of slotting this into Quest Druid somehow. Combine it with Ysiel and The Forest's Aid and you have a way to build multiple lategame boards to then buff with Cenarius or PotW

    But IN Quest Druid you'll almost never be able to play this for value at turn 5, which is where it really shines.

    If we just go pure spells we're gonna need to run at least a few minions to synergize (Keeper Stalladris for instance) and that makes the "draw 3 spells" card worse.

    Still on the fence, need to see more cards.

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  • Emptyness's Avatar
    Supporter 520 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    Interesting. I guess they are trying to make some sort of spell druid deck viable. 

    Whispering woods was strong back in the days, but it had a lot of support. 

    Now the support is for the treants and not for spells only - and I don't know if this card is a good addition for a treant deck :(

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar
    Devoted Outlander 900 1391 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    I want Spell Druid be a thing this time because I love Crystalsong Portal. I've tried it in a Druid deck that relies on summoning treants with spells like how our lovely friend Rexxar does it with his companions but it didn't go well.

    Please Blizzard, Let me use Crystalsong Portal before it leaves standard. :(

  • Pezman's Avatar
    Staff Writer 2145 1994 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    This will mostly be like Living Mana, but without chewing up your mana crystals. Should be real good!

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  • Haffax733's Avatar
    Devoted Outlander 1035 297 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    The common versions of Token Druid run enough spells to support this card. If it summons 3 Glowflies, the effect is comparable to Force of Nature, while summoning 4 or more minions on turn 5 is great tempo play. Treat-based Token Druids will probably still run FoN instead of this card.

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1350 2448 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    This is probably why you would run spell druid. Druid also has a lot of minion generating spells. Seems pretty good.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar
    Ancestral Recall 1585 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    Think token druid could try to jump on this card.

    Will be interesting to try, there were versions with few minions back in RoS.

  • Xarkkal's Avatar
    Servant of Illidan 900 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    Not sure about this, Token Druid usually suffers from a small hand size, so I don't see how you can get much value from this. 

  • liontail's Avatar
    Draconically Dedicated 210 277 Posts Joined 09/04/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    Token Druid kind of card but typically token druid burn hand fast let alone keeping a bunch of spells in hand..probably too slow.

  • linkblade91's Avatar
    Senior Writer Serra Angel 1690 2638 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    I would rather play Force of Nature: you're guaranteed to get three Treants, and they can more readily benefit from the various synergy cards that exist. Glowfly Swarm isn't bad, it's just...unnecessary, I guess. Would only see play in a Spell Druid deck, but I don't see such a thing existing right now.

  • Erodos's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 945 1019 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    You only need 4 cards in hand for it to be a better Force of Nature, especially now that a lot of the Treant synergies are leaving standard. I see it being slotted into Token Druid as a replacement for one of the rotating cards, probably Mulchmuncher.

  • Janusi's Avatar
    Face Collector 595 225 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    I want to like it, but I would have preferred continued support for the treant archetype.

  • Elfensilver's Avatar
    595 663 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    well, druid does have some beast synergies. Or at least had in Rastakhans Rumble....

  • Guenh's Avatar
    Devoted Academic 725 633 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    Another core card for Spell druid. It's hard to evaluate right now, but in next 2 year Spell druid will see support for sure. So...we must to keep an eye on this card

  • economicaooc's Avatar
    460 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago

    I fondly remember the aggro token druid decks with prenerf innervate, but this is no Living Mana. Very dependant on having a full hand, which is probably bad. Probably goes the way of Wispering Woods in wild, building towards a maybe critical mass of 'fill your board with minions' cards that demand answering without wasting the anthems.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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