The Boomsday Project Guide
Transform a minion into a 0/1 Frog with Taunt.
If you Hex a Murloc... it really isn't much of a change, is it?
Absolutely unnecessary Shaman wouldn't be viable even with a 2 Mana Hex.
Goodbye, sweet frog
"Priest and Druid too strong in this meta. Let's nerf Warrior and Shaman then!"
- Blizzard, 2k17.
Even at 4 mana, people would still run it since it is as good as Polymorph
"Developers: What other changes did you consider?
Hex is a pretty powerful card, we considered changing this card into Polymorph, but then it is a Mage card and it will lose the class identity, so we didn't."
Did Blizzard forget how much of a garbage class shaman is at it's core? Before Whispers and Karazhan shaman was almost always the weakest class so hurting shaman's basic set means they will have to make even more overpowered expansion cards to make them relevant.
Should be 4 mana like Polymorph like everyone here said.
Ask and ye shall receive.
Card is fucking busted
too powerful imho... i don't get it how there can be a 3 mana answer for something you play for 8 or more, i thought BGH was nerfed because of that :-/
not only do you lose an abysmal tempo amount/a whole turn but the shaman player can use any remaining mana to get ahead or remove the frog on the spot or other shenanigans
This card is mindbogglingly good! I will compare it with a similar vanilla instant removal like Assassinate. Even though it costs 2 MORE its effect is a lot worse than this card since this card not only ignores all Deathrattle but you can even use it to make a taunt minion for yourself in a desperate situation(Patches Warrior *cough*)
Polymorph's effect is about just as good since the 1/1 for the opponent instead of 0/1 taunt is better for you but there is no sense in using it on your own minions. This difference balances out, so polymorph really should't cost 1 more mana, or rather, Hex should at least cost 4 mana like Polymorph.
This card might be the best card in vanilla, definitely the best removal in the game.
should be 4 mana, no way it should cost less then Polymorph
It also gives it Taunt, which means the Hex using player would have to trade, or use a spell such as Earth Shock to kill it.
its not a trade since you wont lose any health, its just attack.
Also, you can hex in the end of the turn in order to attack other minions/face.
As a mage I would use a 4 mana Hex instead of a 4 mana Polymorph
What a skillful card.
I've recently started playing a lot of Reno shaman in a midrange style deck. If I had to choose a card to run as a duplicate, I'd choose this one. It's really an amazing removal as it silences the enemy minion. Plus, it's wonderful against Duplicate or Effigy.
The worst thing about this card is its golden art. I'd love to see the eyes of the frog blink to express all the astonishment of the transformed minion!
Best single target removal in the game, hands down. I'll take this over Polymorph any day.
I don't really play shaman, but every time i read this card and it doesn't say overload it blows my mind.