I would disagree with this, but feel free to have a conversation with me.
Elementary Reaction can be compared to Mimic Pod, but I would say it's straight up better. You need to have played an Elemental last turn for it to be 1 Mana cheaper than Mimic Pod, but even if you didn't play an Elemental last turn it's still a 2 Mana draw 1.
Arid Stormer could be compared to a Crabrider with a Smuggler's Run, sure, Crabrider feels stronger because Smuggler's Run isn't the only buff Paladins use on it, but as a 3 Mana, 2/5, Rush Windfury they are the same, only a Paladin pays 2 cards, and a Shaman pays an Elemental last turn.
Lilypad Lurker is just Hex on a stick. Whether you compare it to the old 3 Mana Hex, or the current 4 Mana Hex, Lilypad Lurker is at worst a 2 Mana 4/5. The only downside being you have to have played an Elemental last turn, but this is partially negated through the fact Lilypad Lurker itself is an Elemental, unlike Hex of course. (And you can't Hex your own Minions anymore or Hex on turn 4, but this is really minor.)
Kalimos, Primal Lord is arguably the best 'Elemental last turn' card of all. His Invocations being very strong for his total cost.
Invocation of Earth is most similar to Stand Against Darkness, you do get an extra Minion, so maybe make it cost 6 Mana. Eitherway this would make Kalimos, Primal Lord a 2 or 3 mana 7/7. Though I'm not gonna lie, this Invocation just isn't that good, despite the Mana/Value comparison. Probably better than Onyxia though, for what that's worth.
All those four Invocations with the only downside of an Elemental last turn of course. But the fact you can choose them is a great upside in its own right.
I guess what I'm trying to say with this colourful wall of text is that I believe the Elemental last turn mechanic really isn't as bad as you might think. Though this does depend on the amount of Elementals you have put in your deck of course. But for Wild players like myself, it only gets better and better as more and more viable Elemental cards get printed, even some without the Elemental last turn prerequisite.
Again, feel free to disagree and start a conversation, I'll be happy to discuss.
Also, I didn't go into any Neutral or non-Shaman class Elementals because you did say that Shaman isn't as strong as other classes with its Elementals, so I focused on Shamans Elementals.
Forgot to quote in my last posting..but the message is still the same..Another non shaman player telling us how strong the class is when its trash in standard.My challenge is the same.Build the kick-ass shaman deck your talking about and take it and ladder with it.
From bronze to legend.Prove us shaman players wrong.
Dude, except for Arid Stormer which I took out cause it was underwhelming, all the cards I mentioned in the post are in my current, favorite, and most played deck. Even the Stone Sentinel in the post below it. I don't know why you just assume I'm a non Shaman player who's trying to make excuses why Shaman is good and doesn't need a change.
I also never said it's some unicorn deck that completely shits on the ladder. I said it's not the worst mechanic and you can have fun with it and even beat strong decks with it.
As for reaching rank Legend with Shaman, I did last month, not with Elementals, but I reached rank Legend with Shaman.
As many of the cards you mention are wild I’ll presume that is where you got legend, and I believe the conversation is mainly focused on the state of shammy in standard. If you did get legend in standard with shammy then I’m apologise and gz, you’re obviously some sort of hs genius being able to get the current dumpster fire of a class to work.