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