Devolve

Devolve is a 2 Mana Cost Rare Shaman Spell card from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set!

Card Text

Transform all enemy minions into random ones that cost (1) less.

Flavor Text

Ragnaros looked down. He looked like some kind of War Golem. "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME," he yelled. But all that came out was a deep grinding sound. He began to cry.

Devolve Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Devolve in the last year.

57 Comments

  1. SirBurke
    November 29, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Really this card is broken. It could be made a lot better by changing it to – Opponents minions devolve at the end of your turn.

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  2. Captain Falcon
    November 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    This card will see zero ranked play past rank 15. Guaranteed.

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    • Feivel
      November 23, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      I agree because it is Not reliable in solving problems…

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      • Boffa
        November 25, 2016 at 6:06 am

        I disagree, this card is an insane tech choice that you’ll be able to utilize in heaps of situations in controlish shamans or even midrange. I think this card is actually really good, you can transform N’zoth minions so they wont be summoned to deal with sylvanas (like the other dude was saying about hex). You can deal with stealthed gadgetzans+questing. You can significantly lower the power of an enemy board before you trade for only 2 mana which is really low, also considering all the buffing minions from the grimy goons this will be even better, random drops are so much worse than ones people play so this will help you trade your board in super nicely. I guess we’ll wait and see how this card goes but my wager is it will see a fair amount of constructed play.

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        • DamnSamuelJackson
          November 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

          Dude, this fucks one drops sideways, any good six drop is now a Big Game Hunter and it on top of that, it can deal with a lot of Yog plays, this card needs more hype!

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    • haha
      November 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      I disagree. It’s like a 3rd hex, only less powerful but with aoe effect. Can work on silvana, doomsayer murlocs and lots of other things. Two might be overkill. Bringing one is not a bad idea.

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    • Boffa
      November 25, 2016 at 6:08 am

      What do you wanna bet? I guess we’ll wait and see if this card is used but i reckon this card will guaranteed, see play in constructed and your evaluation is pretty bad tbh. I’m legit interested in a wager if you want

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    • Guillermo
      June 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

      LOL reading this in June 2017 🙂

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      • Maximus
        November 7, 2017 at 8:49 am

        LOL reading this in November 2017. Devolve still being played in twos in most shaman decks XD

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  3. Xoul kaizer
    November 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

    All hail the mighty shaman

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  4. banky
    November 23, 2016 at 3:44 am

    like the idea should be fun to play, also anti syvalnas and other deathrattle card XD

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  5. Nohface
    November 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    wow more op board effects for shaman. Thanks Blizzard.

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  6. Jonnychill1331
    November 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I don’t think this card is going to be as good as people are saying for a few reasons
    – It is not an all out counter for rag or Tirion. It does not silence them it transforms them , potentially into an Archmage or a Baron Geddon which is a new threat to deal with. Best case scenario you transform them into an Ancient of Lore and in that case your better off using Tinkmaster Overspark.
    – It does not act as an aoe removal for large boards. This card doesn’t actually destroy anything it just creates a board of slightly smaller minions which aggro decks won’t really mind at all. sure you can follow it up with a lightning storm but that costs two cards, five mana and you overload for two. Plus even then you might not clear the whole board
    – There are a handful of minions that this is actually ineffective or bad against including Thing from Below, Azure Drake, Arcane Giant, Yogg, Alexstraza, Ysera, mire keeper and many other battle cry minions
    – While it does counter buffed grimy goons cards you can play around it like any aoe spell by not overextending and playing all your buffed cards at once

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    • DtxStardust
      November 23, 2016 at 5:07 am

      You are forgetting a pretty big point here:

      Mostly all of the new aggro-decks are gonna center around the fact that they can be buffed, either on the board or from the hand. All the buff effects will vanish as soon as they are devovlved.

      For example, it looks a lot like Paladin is going to rely heavily on 1mana creatures in this expansion. They are gonna get buffed from the hand, then layed down on the board as huge threats. With Devolve in play, however, all those buffed minions are gonna turn into either 1/1 Whisps, 1/1 murloc babies, or 0/2 Target Dummies. In other words, this card will leave the paladin board useless and extremely vurnarable to things like Lightning Storm.

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      • Jonnychill
        November 23, 2016 at 7:26 am

        Yeah your definitely right its a good counter for a board full of buffed minions or 1 mana minions. But so is pyromancer equality and pint sized potion shadow word horror neither of which overload you like lightening storm. So does that really mean aggro paladin is unplayable because of all these counters

        The counter to aggro has always been aoe and always will be but a smart player can play around cards like this by not overcommiting all of its threats to the board or bating out devolve early. Im not saying devolve is bad i just dont think it is broken or makes aggro paladin obsolete. But i could be wrong we will see

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        • DtxStardust
          November 25, 2016 at 4:31 am

          I definatly dont think its gonna make aggro pala obsolete, by no means, but it is still a very cheap, 1card counter to the whole of a paladin-board. Even without Lightning Storm or Maelstrom Portal, the devovle in itself will be devastating for the paladins board.

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    • Likefia
      November 23, 2016 at 5:40 am

      Of course this card is not going to be game breaking in every match. But here are my toughts :

      – You think it is bad against things from below, so please tell me which 5 mana minion is really better than a 5/5 taunt. Same thing for azure drake, most of the time you kill the drake just because he has spell power.

      – Creating a board of slightly smaller minion is really strong for shaman because the only AOE are lightning storm and maelstrom portal (elemental destuction is not used in the meta)

      – Devolve will destroy murloc OTK paladin

      – Devolve will fucked up N’zoth decks (still good against C’thun)

      – Devolve will act as a cheap Mass dispell versus buff

      – Devolve remove stealthed Cadgetzan auctioneer

      – Devolve might creat a doomsayer (don’t tell me it is never gonna happen, just remeber Piloted shredder or evolve)

      – Devolve smash classic midrange shaman : Flameweather / totems / golem totem

      – Devolve counter the grimmy goons tribe

      So This card in the worst match up is just balanced (slightly under powered for ranked), but it is completly broken against combo decks( execpt Malygos druid) and against high synergistic decks (n’zoth, murloc etc).

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      • Jonnychill
        November 23, 2016 at 7:45 am

        Your right in certain matches this card is very strong N’Zoth especially and against overload cards like flamewreath and totem golem.

        The reason i say its not very good against azure drake, thing from below and even gadgetzan auctioneer. Is because in a lot of scenarios it won’t turn them into weaker, easy to kill minions just different ones

        Thing from below or auctioneer could become azure drake, doomgaurd, earth elemental, grimestreet enforcer, stranglethorn tiger, psycho tron, or any of the 5 mana 5/6 or 6/5s

        Azure drake could become violet teacher, savage combatant, flamewreathed faceless, hungry dragon, tomb pillager or any other 4/5 or 5/4

        As far as the combo with maelstrom portal or lightening storm there are similar combos out there like wild pyromancer equality or pint sized potion shadow word horror which are strong but not op. I think this card will be very good like you said against certain decks but also inconsistant and situational

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  7. Starfinguer
    November 22, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Everybody calm down, people say almost the same thing about evolve and the 4 mana 7/7 and they turned out to not be the real problem since whispers of the old gods, I am already glad that this isnt another trogg tunnel

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  8. KIk
    November 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    More rng, smh

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  9. Shamanstone
    November 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Really blizzard?

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  10. Daviuds
    November 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    So in the opinion of the people i read Priest is broken, shamman is broken, jade golems are broken, hunter is broken, all the classes are broken! I just think this expansion brings lots of good cards and that the meta will change a lot so its too early to say what is broken or not.

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    • herzunter
      November 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      best comment i read today – everybody keep calm 😉

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    • Davidus0707
      December 8, 2016 at 6:46 am

      I dont want to say I said it. I told you wait wait wait. And parthces is one of the better cards of the set and devolve sees almost 0 play.

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  11. MajesticPhaZon
    November 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Great.
    Just great.
    Now we’re going to have Devolve Shamans swarming TempoStorm’s tier 5.

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  12. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I think you guys are overvaluing this card. It doesn’t actually destroy anything and I think it has too high a randomness factor to be used in midrange shaman

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  13. AlanDR
    November 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I think this is not doing the job.. Blizz should finally give shaman a card 4 mana = “destroy all enemies and win the game” so that all matches are just decided by who draws that first.. between shamans of course… The game is like this now already and the game will be like this with the new expansion, we just need that “destroy all enemies” card to be completely clear about what this game really is

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  14. Likefia
    November 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    This card is absurd, this is almost like a mass Hex. If you’re playing a N’zoth deck, you can concede every match against shaman rightnow.

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    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      I think you guys are overvaluing this card. It doesn’t actually destroy anything and I think it has too high a randomness factor to be used in midrange shaman

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    • Anonymous
      November 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm

      N’zoth will become a nine drop far better than its 5/7 body

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      • Moohlord
        November 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm

        But the enemy Deathrattle minions do not die but instead transform. I think the big deal is to deny N’zoth its targets.

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  15. Chewylopez
    November 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    …. I have no comment…. this card is just good in the same shaman shit, it’s more “silence” affects on the minions you desperately need to stick, and it’s not fun to play against, they haven’t nerfed any of the midrange shaman list, it’s just as it stands for the next 5 months, it’s just gonna be more of this… forget the Reno-Kazakus meta, forget anyfin pally, N’zoth ANYTHING, c’thun ANYTHING, just watch as your win conditions get hopelessly countered and you just get rushed in the face when you need to stabilize desperately with a good minion

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  16. Fanderay
    November 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    This might become the most broken card of all time.

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  17. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Ooooooh shiiiit,I’m smiling.This stuff is fun 😀

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  18. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    I want to see this devolve cards into flamewreathed faceless or totem golem: shamans giving themselves a taste of their own medicine. Certainly a good card, but it can be highly detrimental to the caster.

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    • CD001
      November 24, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      If I play this card I can guarantee it’ll convert the opponents Justicar Trueheart into an Earth Elemental 😐

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  19. Dro0204
    November 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    my sweet ctrl shaman here we go to tier 0ne LUL

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  20. Thiago
    November 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    So, what happens when arcane giant is the target? There is an 11 mana card? It will devolve to a 10 mana card?

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    • Evident - Site Admin
      November 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      I believe nothing will happen. It’s the same when you Evolve an Arcane Giant, nothing happens because there’s no 13 mana card.

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  21. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Bye Bye to that Ragnaros or Tirion that you just played

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    • nightfall
      November 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      actually a really good play since 8-mana minions’ stats are really good and 7-mana minions’ stats are really bad

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  22. Imperion77
    November 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Man…I love Control Shaman and this card is an auto include in my control deck but…man its too broken, I dont know even if I wanna play it for that reason…feels so disgusting…

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  23. phoshorous
    November 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    just cancerous to the game. that’s all i can say

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  24. GabrielVap12
    November 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    WHY BLIZZARD WHY?

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  25. Dude
    November 22, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    haha…. rogue gets absolutely nothing good so far, and shaman and druid get more crazy. Meta in good shape lol. This card doesn’t even suffer from the aoe increase of msg. 3 cost card into doomsayer will be fun for opponent. great job blizz

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  26. Eyepatch
    November 22, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Wow blizzard good job you just did a 2 for 1. You made shaman better and nullified all the new things 3 entire classes are getting, namely the grimmy goons (paladin, warrior and hunter RIP). Shaman will have an automatic advantage against 1/3 of the match ups. What’s the matter blizzard? Shaman not broken enough? They don’t have enough board clears?? Not only is transforming a broken slap in the face mechanic but now its a full board hex then AoE. Nzoth board? no Problem 2 mana make your entire deck useless. Oh yea silence had to be nerfed and taken away from ladder but morphing minions with valuable effects and stats into easily removable nothings for cheap mana cost is fine. Pretty close to abandoning the game i love most……NICE ONE!!!

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  27. Big Ol' Bear
    November 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I appreciate a mechanic like this; but honestly, I am so tired of blizzard making shaman and other classes better in the WORST of ways.
    “Shaman is a bad class? Lets pump it full of steroids, that seems like a good idea.”
    “What? Ladder is filled with THE SAME BORING MID-RANGE SHAMAN at most ranks? Better buff shaman!”

    rather than making insane cards, they should honestly just fix whats already broken.
    what happened to the annoying overload mechanic that ACTUALLY kept shaman in check? that seemed to disappear with their sense of balance.

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    • Bingo
      November 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      I think this card will make shaman that much more OP. It’s good for a control deck if the other has a full board or to combine with a thunder storm but it isn’t cancer at all. This card can be valuable, but it’s difficult to optimise and can be risky to play. It’s good against N’zoth decks but that don’t kill N’zoth at all. It just reduces the power of one-card win conditions and zoo deck, with a funny random effect.

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  28. MelaMalone
    November 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I literally created this card 2 months ago for the Reddit forum. It’s so epic to see a creation of mine actually becoming a card (it might be unrelated, but hell, still epic)!

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  29. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Agro is dead !!! ….murlock paladim is dead , n zoth is dead … WARLOCK ??? rsrs ….good by zoo warlock !!!
    Hearthstone is new midrange and control game !!!

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  30. Kogu
    November 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Blizzard are you serious with this one? Are you even paying attention to your community? WTF is this broken card? Stupid design, ridiculously overpowered card for already broken class with broken heropower…

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  31. Darkseid
    November 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Please tell me this isn’t real? What a poorly designed card. Looks like there’s no real reason to play the grimestreet goons.

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  32. Blizzardpalmface
    November 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Blizzard hasn’t learned yet? This card is so broken.

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    • VishNossa
      November 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Shamanstone for a few more time, I pressume

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  33. Anonymous
    November 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow….. wow , man , is the insane !!!
    The best card !!!

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  34. Selof
    November 22, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I hope people won’t play this card. It’s not healthy for the game.

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  35. Brian
    November 22, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Gotta say, with all the new buff cards in to game now, this card is pretty broken. not only do you get rid of the buffs of aggro cards, but you absolutely destroy combo decks with minions and get rid of the effects of powerful legendaries. Seems like a control card, I’m pretty sure it has enough value to see play in midrange.

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