Blazing Invocation

Blazing Invocation Card

Blazing Invocation is a 1 Mana Cost Rare Shaman Spell card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Discover a Battlecry minion.

Flavor Text

A lot of shaman have started vaping their invocations.

Blazing Invocation Card Review

I mean… Warrior could Discover a Taunt with I Know a Guy. Shaman could Discover an Overload card with Finders Keepers. Now the class can also Discover a Battlecry minion. Historically this kind of cards weren’t great. Rogue did play the Deathrattle one (can’t remember the name right now) and Hallucination, but mostly because those were 1 mana spells… in Rogue. Some Druid builds played Raven Idol, but mostly if it synergized with the rest of the deck + it had added flexibility of picking a minion instead.

What I like about this card is that you can pick the right card for each situation – there are Battlecries that buff your board, heal you, deal damage and such. Battlecry cards also have an immediate impact, they are the “fastest” kind of minions.

On the other hand, you need to pay 1 extra mana for each of those minions. And the pool of Battlecry minions is SO BROAD – there are dozens of them. Bad ones, average ones, good ones. Offensive ones, defensive ones. Getting exactly the one you need might be really, and I mean REALLY difficult.

Obviously, getting the right Battlecry minion could also make your Shudderwock better, but be careful. Stuff like damage Battlecry, or buff Battlecry might actually backfire – damage your own minions or buff opponent’s stuff.

I have mixed feelings about this card. It will definitely be a nice card to get from Hagatha the Witch, but would you actually want to put it into your deck? I’m not sure. Shaman doesn’t really have any specific synergy with cheap spells, it’s not a minion, so it doesn’t come with an extra (even small) body etc. So in the end, it has some merits, but I don’t think it’s going to see much play.

Card rating: 4/10

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8 Comments

  1. Mark
    April 11, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Haha, love the flavor text!

  2. Threather
    April 9, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Could be compared to hallucination which was slightly better due it guaranteeing a class card and sometimes a spell (spells are typically better than minions).

    But Shaman has some battlecry synergy making this card decent. Obviously this will be bad sometimes. I will still play this just because discover mechanic makes Hearthstone fun.

  3. Soup And Salad
    April 9, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    It’s nice to see some amount of new draw cards in Shaman. At least this cycles itself and there are some pretty good Battlecries out there, especially elementals. An Elemental Shaman will probably want to play two of these since it can be a third Blazecaller or a second Kalimos. Granted, there are so many battlecry minions in the game, this might as well just be Discover a card.

    At least class cards are more likely to show up in discover pools.

  4. Ben
    April 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Coolest artwork in the whole set !!

  5. EksSkellybur
    April 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Honestly this Card should be Considered Lower Stars, S Imply because people are too hyped up over this Card.

    When you look at it closer; there Cards that might not be the Card you wish it to be, or that the Value of that Card you Drawn isn’t enough.

    There’s also way too many Battlecry Cards, so this card can also potentially troll you.

    A Make or Break Card, for me. I’m staying away of it in my Opinion. 2 Stars.

  6. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Good Shaman spell! Suddenly random Shaman Spells are not sounding too bad. This actually recycles very well with Hagatha, and can be used at any stage of the game. Giving it 4/5 stars.

  7. LuKeAA
    April 9, 2018 at 11:45 am

    FINALLY! (Something decent)

  8. Kain161
    April 9, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Now that’s some Hagatha support