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Basically it is like a wisp or tinyfin. But this one is an Elemental. Additionally, it has the side benefits of big card in your deck for synergies such as Holy Wrath or Jousting. Other features may help in the future too. Additionally, since this is a 13 mana card (and there are no 14 mana cards, evolve will not change this minion). Beware when evolving your 12 drops though! Side note: Cards like Mana Wraith which increase minion cost will still have this card cost 0.
Therazane, the Earthmother
, is quite a whopper of an independent female elemental demigod avatar, so she also has quite an impact on both player's resource supply. (
Mechanicwise you always spend your opponent's Mana Crystals first. If your opponent has e.g. 10 full Mana Crystals, you just pay 2 of your own to play
. So normally the earliest she can be played is turn 6, if your opponent doesn't do anything with their Mana, which is pretty rare. Her
can be useful to stall the game or counter combo plays
(e.g. if you know that
is comming next turn). If she gets Grumbled, her stone belly can rock the battlefield multiple turns delaying your opponent even more (or even lock both players for all 10 Mana Crystals). Your opponent's Mana Crystals will be available again sooner than yours but the tempo of a cheap 8/8 and being able to plan for your
turn should be a worth compensation.
playability a lot for a strong late game (but only reduces its Cost by (5) since this is what
for). With all that she might find a comfortable place in a Control Shaman deck.
When you catch your opponent leaving you enough Mana open, a combo could be:
"That's the price you pay. Leave behind your heartache, cast away"
Fits a Machine-Gun style of priest. Goes with
"I dream of Dragons"
You can benefit with it by having this dump dragons in the midgame while you reduce the cost of
, then reload your hand with very nice Wild Dragons such as
to hold the lategame.
A potention more powerful
with enough friendly minions on the board. The silence is both a positive and negative. Stops your own deathrattle minions but if you can summon a bunch of throw away tokens it can be very powerful.