Thing from Below

Thing from Below is a 6 Mana Cost Rare Shaman Minion card from the Whispers of the Old Gods set!

Card Text

Taunt Costs (1) less for each Totem you've summoned this game.

Flavor Text

Just can't resist the opportunity to hang around with a bunch of totems.

Thing from Below Additional Information

  • Thing from Below reduces cost when the Shaman Hero Power (Totemic Call) is used, and when cards like Tuskarr Totemic are played. [Source]
  • The card also works like Frost Giant where the cost reduction happens if the cards is in hand or in your deck. [Source]
  • Thing from Below will continue to reduce in cost while on the board. This would be relevant¬†with something like Youthful Brewmaster. [Source]

Thing from Below Decks

These are the most recent decks that have featured Thing from Below in the last year.

25 Comments

  1. Kosh
    September 28, 2017 at 10:36 am

    With the old gods rotating out soon, what’s a good replacement for this card? I was thinking Nesting roc.

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  2. Sky
    April 2, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    People say “Midrange Shaman, omg this card is perf for Midrange Shaman”. Sure, I say. But what I’m worried about is this card as unbelievably synergistic tech in Aggro Shaman, a deck that not only plays the best totem card (Golem) religiously, but that also can maximize on the value given by both Flame-tongue and the Shaman Hero power.

    Turn 1: Trog
    Turn 2: Golem
    Turn 3: Flametongue / Another Golem / Hero Power.
    Turn 4: This

    And that’s just one possibility. You could also just hold onto / draw into this while cost droping even further, playing Aggro normally with all your value totems and hero power. Suddenly you have a 2 or less 5/5 taunter to interrupt their efforts should your other beefy minions have bit the dust and a perfect damage dealer to close out the game should you come just shy of lethal after Doomhammer shenanigans.

    Ultimately, I think Aggro shaman is going to go hog wild with this card and I for one am terrified to see just how far they take it.

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  3. LegacyWolf
    April 2, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I love how Blizzard is slowly reviving the dead class ( I LOVE SHAMAN)

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  4. overmind
    April 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    oh yesssss i will take my totem shaman to stay please

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  5. Ninjax
    April 1, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Master of Evolution combos really well with this card

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  6. Noname
    April 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I play shaman I have it golden and what I think sham really needs is some good epic cards, but I can deffinetly see this card in any sham deck

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  7. IckyThumb
    April 1, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Must be a bug. Already 2 revealed shaman cards and not even one overload.

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  8. Poison
    April 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

    OP
    but Schaman needs it

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  9. DevDog
    April 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Really solid card. A strong stat line, taunt, and none of the drawbacks that similar cards like Knight of the Wild have. With Totem Golem, Tuskarr, and Flametongue all being common additions to Midrange Shaman, this can consistently come out on turn 4

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  10. TheBarmyBrit
    April 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    The earliest this card could be summoned is turn 4 (totem on turn 2 and 3, reducing its cost to 4 mana). Is a 4 mana 5/5 a good enough play? Also is it worth potentially sacrificing the first 3 turns of the game? Best case is Totem Golem on turn 2, Coin/Tuskar thats spawns another totem golem on turn 3 and the 5/5 taunt on turn 4. Could be a good play, but very unlikely to pull of consistantly. Late game it will be very cheep and could help with board control, so it still gets a good score in my eyes.

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  11. Kittenstix
    April 1, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Almost a Finley nerf.

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  12. StacysMom
    April 1, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Guys! It’s like Knight of the Wild! It’s not that good!

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    • Evident - Site Admin
      April 1, 2016 at 10:23 am

      It’s better because it receives the cost reduction from in your deck and in your hand. Knight of the Wild only works while in your hand.

      Reply
      • StacysMom
        April 2, 2016 at 5:15 am

        Really? I never knew that. I’m still not completely sold, but this is better for sure…

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    • Ghoster
      April 1, 2016 at 10:28 am

      You just cant compare awful Knight of the Wild to this. Knight of the Wild is just big dude without any other effect. For 1st this one got taunt so it does something immediately, for 2nd you dont need to have him in your hand to reduce his cost. Its much better than Knight of the Wild. #PowerCreep

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    • Tyler
      April 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

      It’s smaller so each cost reduction is a bigger deal, it is effected whether or not it’s in your hand, it’s in a class where the hero power reduces the cost, and it has taunt. Everything about this card is better.

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    • Genieblood
      April 1, 2016 at 10:42 am

      It’s super easy to reduce the cost of this card, hero powering alone reduces it. This will see a ton of play

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  13. Lennon255
    April 1, 2016 at 10:16 am

    This is an extremely solid card. With this and Hallazeal I think control shaman is going to rise up from the depths of hell it’s been stuck in forever.

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  14. Thrall17
    April 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Does the one from Tuskarr count?

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    • Evident - Site Admin
      April 1, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Yep, any time a Totem is “summoned” it counts.

      Reply
  15. Mystik
    April 1, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Does this count use of your hero power?

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    • Evident - Site Admin
      April 1, 2016 at 9:43 am

      I’d be surprised if it didn’t. Shaman Hero Power reads: “Summon a random Totem.”

      Reply
  16. Bob
    April 1, 2016 at 9:31 am

    The not so steady rise in midrange shaman cards continues. Just watch what happens when all of the sticky minions rotate. just think of the sequencing (not even the best). totem golem on two, totem turn 3, this on 4. its going to be obscene…

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    • sober667
      April 1, 2016 at 9:42 am

      and later in game for free second 5/5

      Reply
  17. Ninjax
    April 1, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I like it, it will be played in midrange/control shaman

    Reply

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