Skulking Geist

Skulking Geist is a 6 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Destroy all 1-Cost spells in both hands and decks.

Flavor Text

It's as though a million Jade Idols cried out, and were suddenly silenced.

Skulking Geist Decks

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

115 Comments

  1. Everseed
    May 16, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    why this card is not include to even decks? this is absolutely breaking the game

    Reply
    • Sinitar
      May 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Because even decks are mostly tempo or midrange decks. Playing 4/6 for (6) is not so good for tempo.
      Plus, this card must get in hand at the right time. Otherwise, it’s trash.

      Reply
  2. Ruso
    August 5, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Auto included in any control deck that wants a chance against have druid, which I’m turning is going to thank a nosedive. Also fucks up:
    -Evolve Shaman
    -Priest
    -Control Warrior
    -Miracle Rogue
    -Aggro Druid (not complaining there)
    -Quest Pally (as if it could get any worse)
    I also wonder if it works with the new doomed apprentice to kill 0 cost spells, in which case rogue is also blasted.

    Reply
    • Ian
      August 5, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Aggro druid will be fine though. The only thing it can blow up is its mark of the lotus, which is nice but not crucial, particularily since you have to wait all the way to turn 6 before you can play this and the 4/6 is not likely to be great against the board aggro druid will likely have by this point.

      Reply
  3. Ian
    August 5, 2017 at 2:55 am

    This is awful. Once again Blizzard’s solution to a meta problem isn’t to bother balancing anything, but to straight-up bludgeon it to death. This particular anti jade idol bludgeon will also happen to wreck other decks. Consider “explore Un’Goro” – a bad card by any metric, but a bad card for making up a fun deck, similar to renounce. Now it won’t be “replace your deck with explore cards” but “do that and then get your entire deck blown up when your opponent plays this”.

    No-counterplay bludgeon meta fix card which will catch unintended decks in its splash radius. A “good” card in that its effect is powerful, but a terrible addition to the game.

    Reply
    • Lol
      August 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      The fact that u mentioned explore un’goro means I automatically can’t take ur post seriously.

      Reply
      • Ian
        August 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm

        That’s okay. The fact that you think “u” is how you spell “you” means I cannot take yours, either.

        Reply
        • Patrick
          August 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

          Shots fired

          Reply
        • CarnivoreApple
          August 7, 2017 at 5:09 pm

          Oooooooooohhhhhhh
          Rekt

          Reply
        • QFT
          September 4, 2017 at 12:05 pm

          QFT. I hardly post anywhere about anything stupid or inane (like whining about video games), but Ian opened the proverbial *CAN* on “Lol”.

          @Ian – you win the internet for the day, afaic. I hope ‘Lol’ learns from this experience, as unlikely as it is.

          In support of your post, though, I like the example, but too specific for most of those who can’t think that far ahead.

          My $0.02 = Skulking Geist was a quick and inefficient way to attempt to balance another poor design (is this sentence redundant enough?).

          Reply
          • DaLittle
            January 14, 2018 at 11:26 am

            damn shot fired again, i cant even understand why people tought @ian is a savage, his argument not even valid

    • Tamerlein
      August 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      The fact that you are worried about the balance of explore Un’Goro means you’re playing it wrong. You play that deck to laugh at rarely seen stupid stuff. Playing against a random tech card that happens to blow up your deck (this is probably going to happen in 1 in 10000 games) definitely qualifies as stupid stuff to laugh at.

      Reply
  4. StiltMan
    August 4, 2017 at 10:39 am

    (tuning up “The Sound of Silence”…) “Hello handlock, my old friend… I’ve come to talk with you again….”

    Seriously, handlock’s basically the only control deck that’s not going to care about dropping its 1-drop spells by turn 6, and most of the things it worries about get wrecked by this card.

    Reply
  5. BigGodGrosso
    August 4, 2017 at 9:59 am

    IMO this card has a terrible and uninteractive design that will hit many other Standard and Wild decks. They could try a different approach like:

    “Battlecry: Destroy all cards in both hands and decks that aren’t in their respective decks at the start of the game.”

    So everyone would have a good counter that requires timing for both players against any quest deck and a hard counter to Jade Druid, but not a auto-win (the Jade player still have his original Jade Idols and Earthen Scales). This could even increase the skillcap of timing a good Kazakus, Primordial Glyph, Elise, Stonehill Defender

    In fact, i think this card is so ridiculous that wold be better not ever being made and Blizz just make a nerf to Jade Idol, something like “put two copies of this card on your deck” or Auctioneer on Hall of Fame and hit it’s consistency.

    Reply
  6. Katanacollector
    August 4, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Who am i? None of your business.

    Reply
  7. Safari
    August 4, 2017 at 6:15 am

    5 stars because now we have to re-invent the meta, that’s awesome for a refresh.
    I know many people don’t like it, but keep in mind that we need to explore other cards and archetypes. In the last tournaments we have seen the same decks and matches, which is kind of bad and boring for some spectators (like me).

    Reply
    • No Please
      August 9, 2017 at 8:50 am

      It’s just a horrible way to re-invent the meta.

      Reply
  8. Rinmathews
    August 4, 2017 at 6:04 am

    This card doesn’t need a body. 6 Mana: win against Jade Druid is a spell I would run 1 of already as a control deck

    Reply
  9. lanakias
    August 4, 2017 at 5:02 am

    5 stars because rape jade druid..

    Reply
  10. Meh
    August 4, 2017 at 3:56 am

    This card is a killer to a lot of miracle decks and just absolutely destroys Jade Druid if they can’t get jades going fast enough. This is the biggest hate card I’ve ever seen, Golakka Crawler hardly compares to how hateful this card is to Jade Druid.

    Reply
    • Meh
      August 4, 2017 at 4:08 am

      Also I can’t wait to see the highlights of someone in arena or something playing Explore Un’goro and then see their opponent play this. LMAO

      Reply
  11. Notch
    August 4, 2017 at 12:05 am

    I waiting for destroy all Pirats in both hands and decks.

    Reply
    • DaLittle
      January 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Why not adding it some destroy all pirate in collection

      Reply
  12. Leon
    August 3, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Obviously an answer to Jade Druid, but screws too many other decks. Not good for the game.

    Reply
  13. KRok
    August 3, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    This card should not exist. Ruins too many decks that rely on one cost spells. No more power word shield/binding heal or inner for priests…???? What are they thinking? Rogue losing razor petals, hallucinations/cold blood???? Evolve?? Wtf? I understand Jade druid, but earthen scales too?? Come on blizz.

    Reply
  14. Nzoth's real first mate
    August 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    I can’t believe this card. Now I can’t run mind control in my aggro priest anymore.

    Reply
  15. Flexoba
    August 3, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Ofc mage dosent lose anything … others lose their power spells. Pretty stupid.

    Reply
  16. Problem=solved
    August 3, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    I really can’t understand all the anger against Jade Druid..
    If course he can be endless “cancer” in late game. But be honest, how many have you came across?
    Last two seasons I played max 10 times against Jade. Though I never play further than Rank 5, maybe that’s the point?

    It’s a really interesting mechanic, especially as an epic, but I’m pretty sure this card will be the main reason for Auto-Concede in Ranked for the next weeks.

    Reply
    • Meh
      August 4, 2017 at 3:51 am

      That’s because aggro decks have the highest win-rate against Jade Druid, and the meta has been fast ever since Jade mechanics were added. If the meta is to get any slower at all or Druid gets some major answers to aggro, like it is getting this expansion, Jade Druid just crushes almost every single other deck. People freak out about Jade Druid because it has the potential to be a completely unstoppable powerhouse that wins against every single deck, with the exception of Exodia Mage.

      Reply
    • RinMathews
      August 4, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Control decks aren’t being played because they auto lose to Jade Druid. If they got rid of Gadetzan Auctioneer or Jade idol then the game would be a lot more deck creation space for everyone else.

      Reply
    • Tamerlein
      August 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      It’s the one of the most popular decks in legend, and the most popular deck in tournaments for the past eight months.

      Reply
    • CD001
      August 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      I’ve auto-conceded against it when I was playing Malygos Miracle Rogue in Wild… both Sinister Strikes go *poff* 😐

      Reply
  17. Tyramir
    August 3, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Okay, even though I hate Jade Druid, I have to say…. I hate this card even more. Mill and deck destruction is NOT the way to go, and I’m upset that Blizzard is choosing to go this route, since I feel these mechanics are not only not fun, they are extremely tilting and ruin the experience. Others may disagree. I hope they appreciate the auto-concede I’ll give them when I see them. If mill somehow becomes a top tier deck on ladder, I suspect I may have to retire from HS entirely, or stick to Casual until it goes away, because no other mechanic, not even Cancer Rogue, angers me more.

    Reply
  18. herahe
    August 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    I am a little worried that it does not appear to have any counter play

    Reply
  19. Djelibaebi
    August 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    subtle

    Reply
  20. Naughtykhs
    August 3, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    ow yes!!!! thank u blizzard !!best jade druid counter , control decks are back!

    Reply
  21. Notsobald
    August 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    RIP jade druid

    Reply
  22. Rormiester
    August 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Throwback to when kripp jokingly showcased a card that would destroy all jade golem cards in the opponent’s deck.
    If this control meta is on the rise, this WILL be a must run for 1 copy in every deck for like a month until the dust settles.

    Reply
    • Matt
      August 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      and then all control decks lose to quest mage anyway.

      Reply
      • Nomad
        August 4, 2017 at 7:13 pm

        I dirty ratted the Antonidas to an Exodia mage with the quest and just spent about 12 seconds laughing before I killed it. 😛

        Reply
  23. Moltar
    August 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Good bye Explore Ungoro

    Reply
  24. King Diggah
    August 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    What if an sorcerers apprentice is on the board and and then this is played? Would it destroy 2 mana spells instead?

    Reply
    • Dav
      August 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Of course not dude. Think about it, your 2 cost spells are not discounted until they enter your hand. What you’re thinking of is just too outlandish and problematic for the game.

      Reply
    • Dav
      August 3, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      I mean only in regards for your deck, for your hand it will destroy the spells that have been discounted.

      Reply
  25. tsifsa
    August 3, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I came

    Reply
  26. CrabbyTwins
    August 3, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Welp guys, this is it. This is what will take quest hunter out of standard

    Reply
    • Znarpf
      August 3, 2017 at 11:39 am

      It doesnt hit minions, only spells. Quest Hunter will be fine!

      Reply
      • CrabbyTwins
        August 3, 2017 at 11:59 am

        Oh thank god, I was scared that the deck would become unplayable or something

        Reply
        • Hydreliox
          August 3, 2017 at 10:39 pm

          This Card wouldn’t matter against Quest Hunter even if it destroys minions. You win anyway against Quest Hunter. xD

          Reply
    • Squirrel
      August 3, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      You forgot the Kappa.

      Reply
  27. mm
    August 3, 2017 at 11:22 am

    deals with a lot of cancerous cards
    jade idol
    conceal
    mysterious challenger
    i like it

    Reply
    • Anonymus
      August 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

      You forgot to mention the combo-cards like Power Overwhelming and Ice lance.

      Reply
      • Nah Fam
        August 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

        None of which are in standard, so it doesnt really matter that much.

        Reply
        • Tamerlein
          August 5, 2017 at 9:56 pm

          The original poster mentioned conceal, so I’m going to assume that Wild matters to him.

          Reply
    • Dude
      August 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Jade [email protected] Idol!! Didn’t think of that one at all. Luv it!

      Reply
  28. DyingHawk
    August 3, 2017 at 10:18 am

    LOOOOOVVVEEEE this card.

    Reply
  29. Droma
    August 3, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Quoting Crash Bandicoot. “Whoa!!”

    Reply
  30. Bythos
    August 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

    It makes no sense that you can have 2 of this in your deck, It is like a “cheap legendary”.

    Reply
    • DyingHawk
      August 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

      it is so basically anyone can have the card if it was legendary jade druid would still reign supreme in the lower ranks.

      Reply
  31. Joseph
    August 3, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Fatique/mill warlock looks like it could actually happen

    Reply
    • Ethe
      August 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Why Warlock? Just because of 2/3 gnome?

      Reply
      • CarnivoreApple
        August 3, 2017 at 10:48 am

        Betrayal on acolyte of pain perhaps?

        Reply
  32. Joseph
    August 3, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Well jade druid had a nice run. Pointless to play if people tech this. Kills earthen scales too! Ouch sorry druid.

    Reply
    • Joseph
      August 3, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Evolve gets screwed too

      Reply
      • Matt
        August 3, 2017 at 9:54 am

        Once decklists become standard shammy will just tempo out evolve in matchups they know run this and try to smorc them.

        Reply
    • CarnivoreApple
      August 3, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Rip paladin secrets and quest paladin (cheap buffs made it more viable than it was)
      Rip inner fire priest (also power word shield, potion of madness)
      Rip shield slam, whirlwind (luckily execute is 2 mana)
      Mana wyrm shenanigans will remain possible i think because this is 6 mana

      Reply
  33. Xix
    August 3, 2017 at 8:48 am

    So, when the new meta starts every control deck will run atleast 1 copy of this, until jade druid becomes a rare oponent, than this card will be cut, and more jade druids will start to appear and well eventualy a balance will be found i guess?

    Anyway this seems like a much harder counter to jade druid than Gollaka crawler was ever to pirates. Allso innerfire/silence priest will get hit by this pretty hard. Not to mention Lyra combo priests, all the cheap spells will be gone… XD

    Anyway i kind of like it that their now is a solid answer to jade druids, but it’s kind of late. Allso how are the control decks gonna defend against Quest mage? 😮 Need some tech cards against that aswell! XD XD

    Reply
    • Kenchilada
      August 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Eater of Secrets is pretty bad, but it allows for lethal most of the time. Maybe when that rotates out next year we’ll get a better version, like Kezan Mystic.

      Reply
  34. Whiplash
    August 3, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Too bad Ranked isn’t best-of-three matches with sideboard before games 2 and 3.
    Then tech cards like this would make a lot more sense.

    Reply
  35. Brann
    August 3, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Finally a cards your can put into your deck to fuck Jade druids

    We needed this in Ugoro

    If we didn’t get this considering druids just got infestation, Jade druids would (still prob) will be all over the meta as a tier 1deck

    Considering Blizz is trying to slow down the meta this is a much needed card to give other control decks a chance against Jade druid end game value wise

    Reply
  36. RV
    August 3, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Battlecry: Jade Druid loses.

    See it as a very viable tech choice against certain decks, maybe a 1 of if you see a lot of Jade Druids.

    Reply
  37. CypherC
    August 3, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Stupid card

    Reply
  38. nobody
    August 3, 2017 at 8:20 am

    it deserve to be legendary.

    Reply
    • Harley
      August 3, 2017 at 9:01 am

      +1

      Reply
  39. Whan
    August 3, 2017 at 8:10 am

    In wild broke also conceal, ice lance , power overwhelming (and soulfire); main pieces of the main combo decks!

    Reply
  40. Hexagon0
    August 3, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I have a question: if Nerubian Unraveler is in play, will this card destroy 1-cost spells in your hand? (It will probably destroy them in your deck, since it works differently)

    Reply
    • Ertje
      August 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

      I assume it will destroy them. It will look at the card and have the knowledge what its cost is.

      If it doesn’t happen then it’s a nice way to have some use for nerubian unraveler

      Reply
  41. TacoRocco
    August 3, 2017 at 8:01 am

    This card is an insane meta counter. It can be used against a wide range of decks such as Jade Druid (kills Jade Idol), Control Warrior (Kills shield slam and Whirlwind), Pirate Warrior (Kills Upgrade), Paladin (kills secrets), and so much more. Jade Druid would probably be the one hit the hardest with losing 1 cost spells because Jade Idol is such a strong card that allows the deck to keep summoning Golems well into the late game.

    Reply
    • Moltar
      August 3, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Vs pirate warrior, by the time you play this, you probably already lost.

      Reply
      • TacoRocco
        August 3, 2017 at 8:37 am

        Well it stops a Warrior from turning their turn 6 Arcanite Reaper from 10 damage to 18 damage. It’s just an example though, I was just listing strong/staple 1 mana spells.

        Reply
        • Moltar
          August 3, 2017 at 8:45 am

          I know, but timing is important also. Spending turn 6 to remove upgrade, vs pirate warrior, you basically wasted your turn, since this guy will just be ignored while he is spamming “astonishing” while your face gets crushed and turns into a crater.

          Reply
  42. RinMathews
    August 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Jade Druid? Jade Druid 🙂

    Reply
  43. Vincent
    August 3, 2017 at 7:52 am

    RIP Jade Druid, Evolve Shaman and (wild) Secret Paladin. This will make Control Warrior and Priest great again.

    Reply
    • Darkbru
      August 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

      This card will make AMERICA great again!

      Reply
  44. Amjakiro
    August 3, 2017 at 7:51 am

    This card makes those Prince Legendaries works!!!

    Reply
    • Bagern
      August 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      How?

      Reply
  45. Holama123456
    August 3, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Well this sealsI the deal…..
    (Puts armor on)
    I FOR ONCE WELCOME OUR SUPERIOR OVERLOD… CONTROL WARRIOR!

    Reply
    • af
      August 3, 2017 at 8:08 am

      withouth shield slam and exxecuta?

      Reply
      • af
        August 3, 2017 at 8:09 am

        forgot execute nerf 🙂

        Reply
        • Immolate
          August 3, 2017 at 3:21 pm

          You see, Blizzard planned it to happen this way. They KNEW they were making Jade Idol, they KNEW they were making this card, so they changed Execute to two mana almost a year and a half ago so it would be good for Knights of the Frozen Throne and Control Warrior could stage a glorious comeback.

          Execute nerf? Execute buff!

          Reply
  46. Moonwalker
    August 3, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I’m not agree with a card that changes the enemy deck. You should not be able to destroy or modify cards from enemy deck. Same as new warlock card Gnomeferatu…

    Reply
  47. Xander Raidon
    August 3, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I’m okay with soft-counter cards, but this is just a Free Win against stuff like Jade Druid, Malygos Rogue and even Evolve Shaman if you manage to destroy both his evolves.

    Reply
  48. mm
    August 3, 2017 at 7:39 am

    great card 1 time in 100 games, exactly what the game need, nice job

    Reply
    • theanswer
      August 3, 2017 at 8:07 am

      why do you play the game… so salty!

      Reply
      • Funguin19
        August 3, 2017 at 9:12 am

        I think he’s saying that the presence of this card completely changes the meta, but the card will rarely have to be physically played.

        Reply
      • MM
        August 3, 2017 at 10:40 am

        i like the card, but it is too situacional, could have taunt too it would be better vs agro, agro with no cards will thank you for remove the weak draws.

        Reply
        • Bythos
          August 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

          It is not situational. If you have it in your hand, just play it. Doesnt matter what time you play this.

          Reply
  49. Peter
    August 3, 2017 at 7:38 am

    This makes control better against jade druid.

    You wont have to worry about potion of madness tricks if you are holding on to smaller minions in your hand. It also removes their shields, say anti priest of the fiest into shield. This is also a 4 attack minion!

    This card can be coined to counter doppelgangster + evolve.

    Paladins will have a hard time holding on to their secrets, in hand, from hydrologist.

    Quest warrior loses whirlwind and shieldslam.

    Rogues lose cold blood and hallucination, which is ok against aggro, auctioneer, questing adventurer and Edwin.

    I think this card has a pretty good impact on a lot of decks. 4,5/5 imo

    Reply
    • Peter
      August 3, 2017 at 7:45 am

      also kills earthern scales for ramp druid and sinister strike for malygos rogue

      Reply
  50. Schneemann
    August 3, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Blizzards version of saying: “we created a card called Jade Idol which is way to strong if we are ever going to shift the meta towards control and we have no idea how to balance it”

    Reply
    • Squirrel
      August 3, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Jade idol isn’t to strong. Innorvate, auctioneer and rampant growth just make it look busted.

      Reply
    • Adwalls
      August 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Yea bad desing card, they could have just delete jade idol from game.

      There will be games this card doesnt do anything and you lose = fustration
      Then you take it out and face a jade druid = frustration
      And dont forget your opponent playing jade druid has feelings and when you play (showing a great deal of skill) this card he will feel = frustation

      So in the end a very frustaiting card wich is bad for the game

      Reply
  51. Chrysanth
    August 3, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Rip Evolve, Hallucination, SwashBurglar, Jade Idol, Alleycat, Macao, Secrets, Shield Slam, maybe Quest, maybe Patches, N’Zoth first mate, and other stuffs

    Reply
    • css
      August 3, 2017 at 7:31 am

      This only works for spells, not 1-mana minions.

      Reply
      • Chrysanth
        August 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

        Didn’t read the card well 🙂

        Reply
    • Killer Lord
      August 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

      That’s not true, only spells

      Reply
    • Kenchilada
      August 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Patches in play on turn 6? At that point either he’s already dead or he went “AYE AYE” and SMOrc’d you to death

      Reply
  52. Roberto
    August 3, 2017 at 7:25 am

    If it does work on the enemy too (which I suppose it does) it just breaks secret paladin in wild 😀

    Reply
    • Roberto
      August 3, 2017 at 7:26 am

      and jade idols too……omg……
      “Hi Jade druid, let me introduce you FATIGUE :D:D:D”

      Reply
  53. Fanderay
    August 3, 2017 at 7:24 am

    You can also read: “Battlecry: Destroy all the copies of Jade Idol.”

    Reply
    • Paranow
      August 3, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Yeah I was worried that the new control decks of this expension would get crushed by jade druid, happy to see there is a counter now 🙂

      Reply
    • Enelith
      August 3, 2017 at 7:53 am

      I guess there’s a cure to this type of cancer.

      Reply
  54. Moltar
    August 3, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Intresting card.

    Reply
    • Chris
      August 3, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Interesting indeed. Gonna rate 9/10 for this card although meta dependant.

      Reply
    • Flexoba
      August 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      It is but good but it works against priest and rogue pretty well. Power spells get removed. Hunter abd mage doesnt lose anything usefull what isnt fair at all.

      Reply

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