I appologize if this has already been a thread. I searched for it, but the forum search function doesn't seem to work for me.
I just got Myra's Unstable Element in a pack, so I built a deck around it's combo with Academic Espionage, having Fal'dorei Strider as an obvious great interaction card in it. I was really disappointed to find that even though I had shuffled 6 spiders into my deck, when I played Myra's Unstable Element, only one spider popped while my hand was filling, and once my hand was full, it just played an animation which 'discarded' the remainder of my deck, Now if I'm not mistaken, the card reads "Draw the rest of you deck" not, "Draw cards until your hand is full, then discard the rest of your deck". I would think a counter of how many spiders you've shuffled would be one of the first additional codes they would program to function with this card. It seems like a pretty obvious card interation to me, which I would be pretty amazed if there isn't already a thread on it, so my question is... WTF Blizzard?
Again, I don't follow Hearthstone news as often as many do, so if this was the subject of many previous threads, I tried to find them and failed, so save the OMG you're stupid and out of the loop comments, please, and thank you.
This interaction has been known since the launch of Boomsday and it's 'discarding of the entirety of the deck' is just a visual effect. Drawing cards that cast when drawn, such as spiders from Fal'dorei Strider, Beneath the Grounds, and other shuffle cards are not cast when drawn with a full hand. Because of this, when you have your hand filled from Myra's Unstable Element, there is no effect that can occur from drawing the rest of your deck. The discarding effect is a bit misleading, but does not have affect game play at all.
As someone who plays this type of deck all the time, if you have Myra's, just hold off on playing your Fal'dorei until you've used Myra's. Same with Academic Espionage. Myra's lets you burn all the crap out of your deck and be left with an insane deck of low cost cards and spiders. Sure, it's frustrating, but that would be pretty broken if it didn't follow the normal rules regarding drawing cards when your hand is full.
Gotcha. I didn't realize the spiders burn if your hand is full regardless, in fact, I could have sworn they've summoned when I had a full hand making them effective vs. mill decks, but I guess I'm wrong. Makes perfect sense though. Thanks guys. Is this true for all cards that activate when drawn? Seaforium Bomber bombs, Deck of Wonders scrolls, The Darkness candles, etc.