Animated Avalanche

Animated Avalanche Card

Animated Avalanche is a 7 Mana Cost Common Mage Minion Elemental card from the Galakrond's Awakening set!

Card Text

Battlecry: If you played an Elemental last turn, summon a copy of this.

Flavor Text

Always sliding down mountains because it can't stop talking with its hands.

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  1. GlosuuLang
    January 22, 2020 at 3:24 am

    We were complaining that 2x 5/6 with Taunt for 5 mana was OP not too long ago. Now we have 2x 7/6 for 5 mana (3 mana if you hit the nuts). It’s certainly going to make a deck.

  2. OldManSanns
    January 21, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    I would like this card a lot more if it cost less–then it would synergize better with Cyclone / Elemental Allies decks, which tend to bide their time for one big play and as such could use a nice early board boost. As is, I just don’t see where this card fits–it’s jumping through a lot of hoops to put an extra 7/6 on board. Early game: there aren’t many good elementals at 6 and it feels REALLY bad to pay 7 mana for a single vanilla 7/6, so you’re probably never dropping this on curve. Late game: maybe you drop this as a must-answer threat, but two vanilla 7/6s just aren’t as intimidating as a lot of other late-game threats right now.

    • Nickus89
      January 21, 2020 at 10:27 pm

      Two words: elemental evocation.
      Might not be the most consistent, but putting 2 7/6 bodies on turn 5 or even turn 3 is not something to underestimate.

      • OldManSanns
        January 22, 2020 at 9:12 am

        Perhaps. Except you still need to have played an elemental the turn before, so now you’re asking for 3 cards.

        Compare this against the classic Mountain Giant/Conjurer’s Calling shenanigans, which are a lot more consistent, give you more stats, combo easily with Khadgar, and are still just too inconsistent for this meta. Is this it exactly the same thing? No, if you get the EE you can pull off the former a little sooner, whereas the latter is a little slower but also a little easier to pull off (MG on Turn 4 was fairly common during RoS) and gives you twinspell and possibly taunts. But given that NOONE is still playing the latter, I believe the only way this Animated Avalanche sees play is if someone invents a clever way to synergize this with Cyclone and/or Elemental Allies…and 7 mana just isn’t conducive to either.

  3. LegendaryBot
    January 21, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Imagine this turn two (going second): turn one you play violet spellwing, and turn two you play coin + 2x elemental evocation + Animated Avalanche.

    Still solid without that unfair play above, 5/5 😉

  4. Lluadian
    January 21, 2020 at 11:48 am

    Yikes now this is scary I’m thinking of blowing the dust off my old wild frost lich jaina just because of this card. In standard it’s not to bad either and is alot better than certain other play an elemental turn before card.

  5. Sonriks6
    January 21, 2020 at 10:51 am

    OK, Elemental Mage is a thing right now!