Rastakhan's Rumble Guide
Nothing beats rock.
Does anyone notice the reference to Magic: the gathering in the flavor text for this card? It's referencing the flavor text from Sneak Attack and Rock Slide
It’s also a Simpsons quote. “Poor predictable Bart, always picks rock.” “Good ol rock, nothing beats that!”
Wonder if this will be getting the Elemental tribe tag in the Un'Goro expansion?
The Earth Elemental does in fact have the Elemental tribe tag with the arrival of Un'Goro, but the hearthpwn pictures are not updated to reflect this.
None shall pass.
Master of evolution + 4 drop = earth elemental, get rekt
This might return into the play when Sludge Belcher leaves Standard and if Big Game Hunter sees a nerf
This might have been a decent prediction if Flamewreathed Faceless wasn't a thing
A Mage Unstable Portaled this on me once...
I find it odd that most people play this card in Midrange and Control. When played in Aggro, you can mostly nullify the penalty caused by his overload, and his attack-cost ratio is exceptionally good, while needing no gimmicks to make effective. The fact that he has taunt means that your smaller minions are protected from your opponents smaller minions, allowing them to go face with less risk to your board state. All in all, if he is played in Aggro, and your opponent has no immediate answer, he gains you immense value.
maybe because the most common aggro shaman deck is mech shaman and fel reaver is a 5 drop.
There are 2 things wrong with what you've said:
1: Mech Shaman is the most common Aggro Shaman, that's true, but it isn't the only Aggro Shaman. Just because Mech Shaman is usually better than the other variants of Aggro Shaman doesn't mean this guy shouldn't be seen in the other Aggro Shaman lists.
2: Fel Reaver doesn't have Taunt, and has a potentially game losing downside. Those are 2 gigantic downsides. Taunt may not seem like something too important for Aggro lists, but when you play a Fel Reaver , and your opponent plays Unleash the Hounds to clear your board, you're going to have a lot of bad feels, especially when it get's your opponent out of lethal range. Then, of course, there's the fact that he often mills a usual minimum of at least 6 cards before dying. At worst, you literally lose because you played him.
In short, those aren't good reasons for his lack of an appearance. These days, I feel like he isn't seen because nobody wants to brew, and nobody wants to play Tier 3-4 decks. Playing super competitive, super refined decks is fine and fun, but not when that's all you do. It makes good cards and potentially good decks go undiscovered, which is a real shame.
1: I did not say mech shaman is the only aggro shaman. How was I wrong?
2. I'm not here to argue whether this and fel reaver can coexist in an aggro deck. The fact is noone plays him in aggro deck and I provided a possible explanation. How was I wrong?
also If you play earth elemental on turn 5, you won't be able to fel reaver for 2 turns; and if you play earth elemental on turn 6 after turn 5 fel, your board is probably already cleared by then.
Sorry, your statement just implied that that was what you meant. Sorry about that :/
Either way, I still don't see how either of those things has made his appearance in aggro nonexistant, at least in my experience.
just wanted to make myself clear. No hard feelings :)
Still waiting on Paper Elemental and Scissor Elemental...
If you think about it, Ironbark Protector is a tree. Trees are made of wood, which is used to make paper.
THUS Ironbark Protector is a Paper Elemental.
Basically, it's a Ironbark Protector that has it's cost split up over 2 turns. You loose 1 attack, but It can be played on turn 5 vs turn 8.The only other taunt with 8 Health is Deathlord. Only other taunt card with a higher heath is Ancient of War in taunt mode. Good card to give Ancestral SpiritCombo Options:Turn 5 + Turn 6 Windfury (spell). Leaves 1 mana remaining.Turn 6 + Turn 7 Windspeaker14 damage is nothing to sneeze at.