Between Hagatha's random spells, DK Thrall's, random evolves, and Shudderwock's random sequence order, Grumble seems to be the only predictable legendary left. I wish it said random Legendary Elemental, at least we could narrow down the choices for a 2 mana 2/2 stat line.
I wish it said random Legendary Elemental, at least we could narrow down the choices for a 2 mana 2/2 stat line.
You do realize these cards need to have bad outcomes too, right?
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Start of Year: Provoke the failure of 3 expansions, force nerfs on otherwise balanced cards, bring deckbuilding to an all-time low and get rotated one year earlier for being such a threat to the game's health. - Genn and Baku's historical entry on the White Book of Shit Design, shortly before retiring unpunished
It's an elemental that allows you to keep the elemental-train rolling; something shaman is really missing. Since Shaman now having access to elementals at 1, 2 and 3 (and murmuring elemental was no 2 drop), the elemental-train might be now strong enough to keep rolling.
The only big issue is that it's still maybe not good enough, because the benefits of elementals are not big enough. 7 mana 6/6 battlecry deal 5 damage is not really appealing as a bonus for playing elementals. Especially since it's the most difficult mechanic ingame to fullify. Holding a dragon or having a mech/murloc on board is far easier than knowing that you need to play this turn an elemental for next turn, so for it to work you need a steady flow of elementals. So we need elementals without penalty. And see the 3 drop: you only have a 3/4 elemental on 3 with no additional card text (don't matter if it is a mech/totem too), compared to minions with battlecry this is not really good.
But beside of elemental-decks it's still a pretty strong card. But i would rather liked to see an "discover an elemental"-museum curator instead. Getting an random one is... ok. But is ok good enough?
We've seen this card before, and it occasionally sees play in the right environment. There's an obvious home for it in Even Shaman, so I imagine it will be good there. It'll let you remove some of the worse performing cards like Phoenix and Dire Wolf.
I don't think it's particularly special. Just a solid card.