Master of Evolution

Master of Evolution is a 4 Mana Cost Rare Shaman Minion card from the Whispers of the Old Gods set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Transform a friendly minion into a random one that costs (1) more.

Flavor Text

Will be really useful in the new "Hearthémon" game.

Master of Evolution Additional Information

  • “The minion is not affected if there is not a valid minion to transform into.” [Source] This is the case with cards like Deathwing, where there are no 11-mana cards to transform into.
  • If this is used while Brann Bronzebeard is on the board the targeted minion will evolve twice. [Source]
  • If you were to use Master of Evolution on Brann Bronzebeard he will evolve twice. [Source]
  • Minions summoned at a reduced cost will be transformed at their original cost. [Source]

Master of Evolution Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Master of Evolution in the last year.


  1. shiang
    April 19, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Of all the cards i’ve seen, and I’ve seen em al,l this card stands out to me as the most directly op card. Think of combobulator, which is good in arena already and can almost make it in constructed. This is strictly 1 mana better. It’s a chillwind yetti that full heals a minion and upgrades it (most of the time). I remember seeing tomb pillager and thought it was very good and as it turned out, it was, it’s almost played in every rogue deck. When I saw this i have a feeling this is BETTER!!!

  2. ThinkingSAO
    April 18, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I made a deck using this card, but I still feel the deck needs work, and so could you help me perfect it.

  3. RainbowRaptor
    April 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I feel like I’m the person most excited for this card. Base value its a yeti that played on curve gives you 2 four costs on turn 4, that’s amazing. Plus there are a lot of cards that synergize with Battlecry, I feel like this is an auto-include.

    • SDhn2a
      April 10, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Currently this is THE highest rated card of the expansion, with the most votes of any card released so far; it is highly unlikely that you’re more excited than everyone else.

      That said, I fully agree that this is an incredible card, and I’m happy to see Shaman getting some powerful options that have neither Overload nor obvious Aggro implications. And as several have noted before me, the TFB synergy is awesome. Brann + TFB + this = possible Tirion on turn 4.

  4. Aetius
    April 2, 2016 at 9:08 am

    With any other class I’d say this may be OP. Most of Shaman’s cards are “discounted” via overload mechanic, so this card makes sense. Will pair very well with Thing from Below, which can be played on turn 4 and then turned into a 7 mana minion.

  5. Insurge
    April 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Sweet Al’Akir the Win Lord into a King Krush….

    If Al’Akir can stay on the board for a turn.

    • Rockermj
      April 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

      or use emperor

      • CD001
        April 2, 2016 at 11:23 pm

        Except Emperor Thaurissan reduces the card cost and I suspect that it’ll affect the actual cost of the card not the printed one – same as Summoning Stone.

        • Bosse
          April 10, 2016 at 3:21 am

          Since recombobulator considers the base mana cost of cards and not the actual mana you spent I think it is pretty safe to assume that this card will do the same. If the effect of this card would be any different then the effect of using this card on summoned minions(through heropowers, spells or other minions) would be very unintuitive.

  6. Wolgerborst
    April 1, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    THANK YOU for this lovely card

  7. wan
    April 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    What would happen if used on deathwing

    • Evident - Site Admin
      April 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Nothing, there’s no minion that costs 11-Mana.

  8. Ninjax
    April 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    This card combos really well with Thing Thing from Below

  9. jordon carmen
    April 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Imagine this with brann+ thing from below turns it into an 8

  10. TheBarmyBrit
    April 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Why hello Recombobulator sr, fancy seeing you here in the Shaman set.

    • Choo choo mcgoo
      April 1, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Too bad recombobulator is GvG 🙁
      Blizzard should really make exceptions in standard for cool cards like recombobulator that aren’t OP…

      • LiquidSouldier
        April 2, 2016 at 2:24 am

        I was thinking same thing for steamwheedle sniper…..

  11. TomBombadil
    April 1, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    What is cool is it can help recapture lost tempo if you had to totem up in an early turn (which with the Thing from Below isn’t that bad anyway) and the opponent didn’t remove it because it can turn it into a random 2-drop, which means turn 4 can be pretty strong. Great fit in Shaman!

  12. Coudenhove-Kalergi
    April 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    The “master” of upgrowth is some corrupted tentacle being with the all-seeing eye above it’s head?

    deIlluminati like hearth gatherings

  13. Poison
    April 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Solid Stats, Cool Effect
    and after shredder is gone the 4 Mana slot is eventually free 🙂

  14. ZekeHyle
    April 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    3rd outstanding shaman card in the expanson!
    They might be going overboard with the class.

    • Magmor
      April 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      If Mounted Raptor dies in Standard mode, could a 1 mana cost minion of gvg be spawned?

  15. Brownbear
    April 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    absolutely cannot wait, I’m really tired of the cookie-cutter overload aggro decks

  16. A Kraken
    April 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Brann Bronzebeard anyone? Pretty reasonable for a turn 7 play with almost any other creature on your board.

    • Paselc
      April 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      But what happens if Brann gets transformed? Will it transform a second time?

      • A Kraken
        April 1, 2016 at 12:57 pm

        Well it probably won’t since Brann bronzebeard’s effect will begone after the first transformation. But the best case scenario would be to hit a 6 drop. Maybe even that new one that reduces in cost per totem summoned. As of writing this comment there will be 12 possible 8 drops to get from transforming a 6 drop twice. 9 of those will be available legendaries for standard.

        • Brownbear
          April 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm

          It could also be good on a 5 drop allowing for a stickier minion like Cairne Bloodhoof

      • Lennon255
        April 1, 2016 at 1:22 pm

        Actually yes. The second battlecry is queued to happen before the first one activates so it will in fact transform brann into a random 5 mana creature.

    • TacoRocco
      April 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      I think with Brann it will only trigger once since the minion you originally targeted would not be on the battlefield anymore to be transformed. If it randomly targeted a friendly minion, it could potentially trigger twice.

      • Lennon255
        April 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

        It will trigger twice. It makes Recombobulator double trigger so it makes absolutely no sense why it wouldn’t work with this.

  17. jordon carmen
    April 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    like a big recombobulator only better effect

  18. IckyThumb
    April 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Third no Overload-great-ControlShaman-Card. And tears of happiness run down my face.

    • Paselc
      April 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Yeah Control Shaman could become pretty strong.


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