The expansion hype keeps on rolling! We've now seen a lot more about the new Elemental tribe and how they're expected to function, including our very own card reveal here on Hearthpwn, Kalimos, Primal Lord. We're looking for you to add to the collection.
Your card must either be an Elemental, produce an Elemental or interact with Elementals in some way. You have the Elemental tribe represented somewhere on your card, you're good.
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Entry and Early Voting Phase (Starts Now! Ends 19:00 UTC 27/March/2017) During this Phase, the Submission Topic is made available for your submissions. You may also, of course, feel free to give early up-votes to any submissions that you like! Voting Phase (Starts 19:00 UTC 27/March/2017, Ends 19:00 UTC 28/March/2017) During this Phase, the Submission Topic will be locked, so no more entries may be submitted. Instead, use this time to browse the submissions and up-vote your favorites! Final Phase (Starts 20:00 UTC 28/March/2017, Ends 20:00 UTC 29/March/2017) During this Phase, the Discussion Topic will also be locked, and a new Poll Topic will go up. Discussion will be allowed to continue in the Poll Topic, and it will also include all the qualifying finalists and poll to decide the winner of the competition!
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(ab) / (c) = x
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I chose to go simple this time. It may not be very inventive, but it's quite effective for sure.
Elementcaller's name is pretty self-explanatory. Since a lot of elementals require you to play an Elemental the previous turn for a greater effect, this card makes for a fine topdeck and card draw. Maybe you need to play an Elemental to trigger another one next turn; or you just need more board presence. It all relies on whatever strategy you build.
It's an OK body that will, as long as you have it in your deck, draw you an elemental.
This card might not be the flashiest card ever, but it certainly has a lot of uses. The most obvious one is for Elemental Rogue, because it allows you to bounce back some powerful cards like Ozruk. And of course, it can add itself, making this not just a powerful Elemental engine, but also a great card to finish The Caverns BelowQuest. Just remember to not misplay, or else you might miss infinite value!
Here goes. Hoping it's all balanced - each minion should be aggressively statted to be SLIGHTLY more powerful than a typical neutral minion with that effect would be, but not by much. So for example the Water Elemental is statted as a 4/4 for 4 with the same effect as the current 5/5 for 6. Really want some decent card draw in Shaman.
He drops a Saphir when shattered. Who ever picks it up, can use it to adapt.
Clarification: Suppose there were for example three minions on your side of board when this died and it was on the left spot. Then to use the cristal, you need to have an odd number of minions and the one left to the center will be able to pick up the buff. The mark can look like a small blue saphir, showing the exact position. But it is not a minion or anything targetable.
By the way, if you are holding on for a Frozen reference, just let it go...
Playing 3 spells in one turn is easier than it looks, you might even use the coins that Burgly Bully creates. The reward is 12/18 worth of minions, two of whom can freeze enemy characters... Nothing to understimate ;)
Due to some potentially super strong Elementals coming out, I wanted to create some sort of elemental-based hard removal. I thought that Druid's 'Choose One' effect would be a strong option, as it could still have great value even if you're not playing against an elemental-themed deck. Destroying an elemental, or discovering one, are both really strong effects, so I attempted to balance the card with that in mind.