Archivist Elysiana

Archivist Elysiana Card

Archivist Elysiana is a 8 Mana Cost Legendary Neutral Minion card from the Rise of Shadows set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Discover 5 cards. Replace your deck with 2 copies of each.

Flavor Text

Your deck is just another organizational challenge to her.

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  1. Spacemonkeygre
    April 9, 2019 at 5:38 am

    What happens if yoy have no or less than ten cards in your deck? Do the cards still shuffle in your deck?

  2. ShambolicAdd
    April 4, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Counter for bombs and bloods and anti fatigue, basically an auto include in every control deck.

  3. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    April 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Everything I was going to say has already been said. 5/5

  4. Skoopy
    April 2, 2019 at 11:53 am

    This will be some kind of tech card. Bombwarrior and some Hakkar decks will be there. You can just remove Bombs and Corrupted Blood from your deck. Besides that, the effect is really unique and she will see play 100%. But i think as a “control tool” the fatigue games will go very long if you dont hit value.

    • C0l0rs
      April 2, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      unlesss those decks will make up 30% of the meta noone will play this as a tech against them (techs against a single specific archetype rarely ever see play, usually the techs that see play are targetted towards one archetype, but also cover others like geist not only removing jadeidol but also other key 1-mana-spells like smite, inner fire, darkpact, play dead, druid spellstone, PW:S, PO, Shieldslam etc. pp.). however, hakkar and other fatiguedecks themselves will gain a 10 card advantage towards fatigue/remove the blood from their deck.

  5. MockRock
    April 2, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Hard to imagine this NOT seeing play in some kind of late game control deck, it extends your fatigue by 10 turns if you play it right after you draw your last card. Only question is if it’ll be made obsolete by the anti-fatigue mechanics Warlock and Rogue are getting, really can’t be predicted right now.

  6. Sonriks6
    April 2, 2019 at 11:00 am

    MEME: Look at this fire over her head!

  7. Hawk819
    April 2, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Anti-Fatigue Card. Nothing more to say than it’s also control. I like the Battlecry Legendary from this expansion better.

  8. Nidnam1252
    April 2, 2019 at 9:46 am

    STEP 1: Heistbaron Togwaggle (Choose Wondrous Wand)

    STEP 2: Archivist Elysiana

    STEP 3: Archmage Vargoth + Wondrous Wand

    STEP 4: Profit

    • Lluadian
      April 2, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      You missed part of step 2 you have to play togwaggles scheme or lab recruiter on archivist elysiana.

  9. Gigante
    April 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

    People are comparing this to elise and Benedictus? Wtf, are people missing where this card says draw 5? This card is nuts and is auto include in control decks

    • LunarBahamut
      April 2, 2019 at 10:05 am

      Where the hell did you get the idea from that it draws 5? Because it doesn’t.
      Discovering the cards doesn’t add them to your hand.

      • Syrea
        April 2, 2019 at 10:28 am

        Gigante is thinking of the wrong elise (the trailblazer). She does “draw” 5 cards but we’re all talking about the other elise here

        • C0l0rs
          April 2, 2019 at 2:48 pm

          no, she doesn’t draw 5 cards, one shuffles a pack (containing 5 cards) into your deck, the other shuffled the map of the golden monkey in the deck. shuffling a pack with 5 cards in the deck gives 5 cards for 2 mana as soon as you draw the pack, however she also stalls your fatigue by one, drawing 5 cards is getting you faster to fatgieu by 5 turns. this is very important for a contorle/fatiguedeck.

          • Syrea
            April 2, 2019 at 11:08 pm

            That’s why i wrote “draw” and not draw.
            I merely used the same word as Gigante

      • Gigante
        April 2, 2019 at 10:31 am

        Well idk why its “discover” then.. because discover always goes to your hand in every other case.. but if that’s true, then nevermind.. this card is bad

        • Orasha
          April 2, 2019 at 12:41 pm

          It literally says “replace your deck with a copy of each.” Nothing about adding it to your hand. And idk, if you’re in fatigue this seems okay, or if you need to burn cards in your deck (like bombs or bloods). I’m cautiously optimistic about this card.

        • LunarBahamut
          April 2, 2019 at 2:02 pm

          It often doesn’t say that things are added to your hand, because that’s the default place things go when generated in hearthstone. That’s why this card specifically mentions they aren’t going into your hand.

          I do agree that blizzard is inconsistent with their card text, but this absolutely doesn’t go into your hand. It’s still super Coll as an anti fatigue card though.

        • Luca
          April 2, 2019 at 3:59 pm

          discover goes to your hand, unless the card text says differently. eg. discover a legendary minion, summon 2 copies of it

  10. Jed
    April 2, 2019 at 9:31 am

    It’s a good card to exist, great in arena, all around just a fun card that will have highlights I’m sure.

  11. Lluadian
    April 2, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Anyone wanna play this in warlock with void contract? The memes of that will be hillarious. Played on a curve your deck will have about 10 cards or less in it anyway. Also for any replies keep in mind what a MEME deck is your goal isn’t a high win chance but to win under ridiculous conditions.

    • C0l0rs
      April 2, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      way to much effort to have a worse rin.

      • Lluadian
        April 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm

        I’d still play it because imagining face of opponent when lose to a ridiculous deck is an amusing thought. How would you react if someone killed you with a deck centered around one of the chickens? I came close once then the guy quit.

  12. Phoesias
    April 2, 2019 at 8:59 am

    pretty interesting lategame card for control decks i guess, a little bit like Benedictus

  13. Penoyer79
    April 2, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Play this super late game after youve dropped Nozari to reload for round two as your opponent dies a slow horrible death.

  14. Taznak
    April 2, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Cool counter to opponents shuffling crap into your deck- Bomb Warrior, Corrupted Bloods. Also potentially good to deal with fatigue. Downside is that most games don’t get to fatigue, so you’ll end up holding onto a dead card in your hand.

    This is a tool for control decks to use vs. other control decks and combo decks. Hard to tell whether the meta will be slow and greedy enough for this to see play; maybe it will, maybe it won’t. 3/5

  15. TheMessenJah
    April 2, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Fun card. Interesting effect BUT it wont see play.
    1) it’s only an anti fatigue-tool. You cant play it in the “early/mid game”.
    2) if you’re playing a against a control match up your oponent will also have the card in his deck, so the only difference will result in the RNG for discovering the 5 cards.
    3) if the meta lead us to use this card that means that HS as a game is broken :p

    • Syrea
      April 2, 2019 at 9:07 am

      When did you start playing HS? I’m asking because this game has already had a meta where fatigue scenarios were frequent. Control warrior used to win like that (and ran elise, which is comparable to this new card).
      That’s what happens when infinite value doesn’t exist

      • TheMessenJah
        April 3, 2019 at 2:48 am

        I play HS for about 4 years! But i’ve never seen a meta wherer fatigue is the “usual”…
        I played some anoying metas like the Warrior Pirate, the Jade Druid but getting to fatigue in almost every game would be pretty weird :p

        • Syrea
          April 3, 2019 at 3:23 am

          I’m sure if I say wallet warrior it rings a bell :’)

  16. Omnitarian
    April 2, 2019 at 8:21 am

    I actually think it’s kinda lame that this card techs so easily against Hakkar, and with an effect that fatigue decks will want to use anyway :/ it’s nice for matches to.. y’know.. end at some point.

    On the flip side, it’s nice that now any deck can play Hakkar and remove their own bloods, not just Paladin and Warlock.

    • Lluadian
      April 2, 2019 at 8:56 am

      Rogue has a method as well Myra unstable element can draw burn the blood and just refill with espionage. Or they can just overload the deck with cards reducing draw chance of pulling for a while.

  17. EksSkellybur
    April 2, 2019 at 8:15 am

    I don’t know what Galvadon is smoking, but I want some of that.

  18. Syrea
    April 2, 2019 at 8:12 am

    This is pretty much only playable as a tech in fatigue control matchups (it’s reminiscent of the first elise). I like it

  19. Orasha
    April 2, 2019 at 7:59 am

    The V A L U E is insane but who knows. The upside is that now every class has a way to destroy Hakkar’s Corrupted Bloods, which could be very skill-testing in the mirror or invalidate Hakkar altogether. That being said, you could low-roll spectacularly, but I don’t think you would play this card until you have nothing left in your deck. Currently only Warrior and Priest are decks that I could see utilizing this for some sort of grinder deck; Warlock might have better options with Plot Twist or Glinda + Baleful Banker.

  20. Xopods
    April 2, 2019 at 7:50 am

    There are a lot of signals in this set that fatigue-based control concepts are going to make a comeback. This card is great both for and against such decks. I dig it.

    April 2, 2019 at 7:48 am

    This is myra’s unstable and Nomi’s baby. This honestly could be a Rogue legendary and you wouldn’t tell the difference. That’s not saying that this card is useless in other classes far from it. Imagine Rafaam and this for a reload in Warlock? Or as an emergency deck refill for Holy Wrath Paladin? The possibilities are endless

  22. BoooZee
    April 2, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Yeah good control card to stall fatigue..

  23. Thraben
    April 2, 2019 at 7:40 am

    This card is very powerful, even if it’s not so good to replace your deck this literally lets you keep your hand on top of drawing those 5 cards you discovered. If you are topdecking, this is a saving grace at least in control matchups. Not the best card but situationally it’s very good.

  24. Dynasty
    April 2, 2019 at 7:37 am

    dont know how much play it will see but looks cool, still better than rafaam

  25. MorbidArtist
    April 2, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Sure It’s all fun and games until you keep a dead card in your hand for 20 turns and then shuffle Angry Chickens, Novice Engineers and Wisps into your deck

  26. A person who reacts to this
    April 2, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Also love this card, will probably not see play in to many decks, but good in those that can have it.
    Poor mill rouge or warlord discard opponents deck or toggwaggle decks, now need a few more turns for them to be effective.

    But thing I am think is that can it be used in aggro, I mean nobody want’s it early, but if a aggro lose steam against a deck they can try to refresh their deck with bigger minions or spells…. Or can be used in quick draw decks (not rouge though since they have better things)

    The only problem is it’s super random. If I understand it correctly it can be any spell and any minion from all classes and neutral. So the odds of drawing 5 good cards (that you want that game) is rather slim.

    • A person who reacts to this
      April 2, 2019 at 7:29 am

      Sad thing is here I was hoping that the darkness could be more playable if many warlocks used plot twist, but if this get’s playable darkness will be more nerfed and also warriors bombs 🙁

      • Nickus89
        April 2, 2019 at 7:38 am

        Darkness will be wild only anyway. It’s true tough that warriors bombs are slowly becoming less and less efficient.

  27. Minti
    April 2, 2019 at 7:23 am

    8 mana 7/7 is not that bad of a stat like. It is ONLy usable in control. Cheeting fatigue was very hard and only few classes could do it. Now you can’t play infinitely there is 45 turns limit so there goes the fun :). It however offers you 0 board prescence and most aggro decks would just kill you really fast.
    We have seen in tavern brauls that putting 5 cards that synergize with themselfs can bring a ton of value. But it way too random. Even with standarts limited card pool.
    This card however can give you this extra value after using mira’s unstable element. And turn your aggro deck into a midrange deck. If your oponents isn’t dead. And it can make tempo rogue a very interesting deck type. We are seing tempo pirate rogues running mira. And a lot of decks can’t keep up with the steam. On the other hand a single coppy of academis espionage is potentially more valueable in those cases but this is a bit more consistent. Probably. We must teast it to be shure.

  28. Nickus89
    April 2, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Definitely an interesting card. It’s main uses are to postpone your fatigue count for 10 or possibly to destroy corrupted bloods.
    To be honest, this might be better than Arch-Villain Rafaam for warlock. Both have similar effects, however this one allows you to discover those cards and thus gives you more control of what you get (and expect to draw). In addition it doesn’t mess with your hand. The only downside is that elysiana doesn’t have taunt and is limited to 10 cards only.

  29. WillPwn
    April 2, 2019 at 7:20 am

    So happy to see this for my ‘Controlling Chef’ Mill Shaman theorycraft:

  30. Lluadian
    April 2, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Oh wow this card is awesome let’s mark the top uses. Fatigue stall, removing corrupted blood, also allows anyone to play chef nomi and only requires 2 deck slots. This is a very usefull card for a draw intensive deck. Helps bring to mind that they’re focussing more on battles going to late game with downgrade of power.

  31. Skoopy
    April 2, 2019 at 7:07 am

    What in the world???? Discover 5 Cards? So i choose 5 times one out of 3 and than iam shuffling these 5 in my deck with one more copy of each??? Holy cow!!! This can roll insanely. I like! This will cost me 3 turns, choosing those cards 😀

  32. Cridn
    April 2, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I am in love..
    But also thankfull we got so much combo breakers in the new format

    • BoooZee
      April 2, 2019 at 7:07 am

      How is this a combo breaker?

      • Lluadian
        April 2, 2019 at 7:12 am

        He means there’s alot of cards being added that breaks combos if you lose your combo you’d normally just auto concede. Like druid burning tog or priest burning maly and velen. People build decks around those strategies so if lose them your chances of winning drop insanely. This allows another chance by putting 10 new cards in the deck not linked to the combo. Most combo decks tend to thin they’re deck quickly so 10 more cards is a blessing.

        • Adept
          April 2, 2019 at 11:52 am

          To put this in a combo deck is a bad idea. You would only play this if you somehow lost your combo pieces. If you play it before, you will destroy your own combo, and if you already have your combo in hand, you don’t need it, because you just win. So it would basically be a completely dead card 95% of the time.

          • Lluadian
            April 2, 2019 at 2:17 pm

            What I mean is they’ve been adding anti combo cards like hecklebot and even possibly unseen saboteur. If your opponent does something to an important part of your combo before your ready you may not have another win condition. Like said alot of combo decks use heavy draw power to pull the pieces but if pieces go into play early your in trouble. Like togwaggle druid was if you lost tog or azalina it was likely all over for you because your whole deck was control and draw based. This is basically a card that yes it’s dead till late game but if your opponent used a combo breaker you might still have a chance.

      • Essexmcintosh
        April 2, 2019 at 7:25 am

        The dream with this card is to make a combo. We’ll need tools to stop it.