Crystology

Crystology Card

Crystology is a 1 Mana Cost Rare Paladin Spell card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Draw two 1-Attack minions from your deck.

Flavor Text

"The Light is neither a particle nor a wave. It's more of a juice, really."

Crystology Card Review

I see that a lot of people are comparing this card to Small-Time Recruits. Rightfully so, because those seem similar and Recruits didn’t really see a whole lot of play. But those cards are fundamentally different. Drawing 1 cost minions will always get you 1-drops, which are pretty bad in the mid/late game. 1 ATTACK cards, on the other hand, don’t have to be that bad. If you play a deck with lots of 1 Attack cards anyway, and to be honest, a slower Paladin decks do, then it might be a great refill. Drawing 2 cards for 2 mana is always good to have, especially in Paladin, which isn’t known for the best card draw in the game.

Just to put it into perspective, here are some of the things you can draw with this card (of course not all in a single deck): Righteous ProtectorUpgradeable FramebotAcolyte of Pain, Stonehill DefenderTar CreeperLynessa Sunsorrow… and I’ve probably missed something. Let’s say that you run a Mech deck with Protectors, Framebots and Stonehill Defenders – seems pretty fair, right? This card is already working very well in that kind of build. Drawing 2 cards for 2 mana, getting those cheaper cards from your deck so you can draw your mid/late game etc. And that’s only with the cards we know, maybe the deck will get another 1 Attack minion? Or maybe there will be another Neutral 1 Attack Mech (like a 1-drop)? If you play a Lynessa Sunsorrow deck, you also want to have at least one copy of this so you can reliably tutor her (so she’s not stuck at the bottom of your deck).

Overall, it looks like a really solid card. Of course, it’s not going to win the games by itself, but it’s nice support for any Paladin deck running lots of 1 Attack minions, and it’s not that hard to find those.

Card rating: 8/10

27 Comments

  1. KaihatsuJai
    July 27, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Here comes Meat Wagon Mech Paladin!

  2. DukeStarswisher
    July 26, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Do we know if lynessa will have synergy with magnetic cards? Will they count as spells cast on a card? I would think not…

    • Jonnymeerkat
      July 26, 2018 at 7:38 am

      I think not as well, but I’m wondering the same thing.

      Can anyone confirm or deny?

      • warptens
        July 26, 2018 at 9:08 am

        they’re definitely not spells

  3. Jason
    July 26, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I like it. draw is good . good price. 4/5

  4. GlosuuLang
    July 26, 2018 at 3:23 am

    The card apparently is not bad because you draw two cards for 2, cards that are technically cheap and you will be able to play soon, and it thins your deck so your next draws are better. The deck that would want to run this (Odd Paladin) can’t because it is even-costed. Otherwise… where would you run this? Is there even good 1-attack minions that Paladin wants to tutor? Yes, Righteous Protector is great, but otherwise? Upgradeable Framebot? Stubborn Gastropod? Trogg Gloomeater? I feel Call to Arms would do a better job than this card on average most of the time, although CtA makes cheap Battlecry minions bad… Also, you usually keep these low attack minions in your mulligan anyway, so unless you run quite a lot of these minions, you might get a bad value or a dead card in the mid/late game. I would be surprised if any deck running this would run more than a single copy of this, and right now I don’t see the deck… 2/5 stars.

    • GlosuuLang
      July 26, 2018 at 3:26 am

      OK, this can tutor out Lynessa, as others have pointed out. Also Stonehill Defender. I’m changing my rating from 2 to 3.5 stars, there’s definitely decks which can use this card.

  5. minti
    July 26, 2018 at 3:22 am

    this card is just bad, I thin kthis is what the paladin project. And since it doesnt give its effects to your oponent you know its bad. Just like with the priest project. The potential is bad. The new one drops are not cards you would want to draw. can’t be used in baku neither in geen. Arcane intelect is 3 mana loss of agro. But you get to draw 2 good cards. While this loses you agro and you draw 2 bad cards.

    • Cyclometh
      July 30, 2018 at 7:55 am

      1. It draws 1 attack minions not 1 drops. 2. Why would you

      • Cyclometh
        July 30, 2018 at 7:59 am

        ** 2. Why would your run this in aggro? Of course you lose tempo. It’s made for a control paladin or if range.

        You’re getting tunnel vision on what is meta now. Not the potential of what the card can do in future in metas

  6. CocoAsticot
    July 25, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    It s a tutor so you have plenty combo potential. And even in mid range deck it draws and thin your decks so you ll draw less low minion late game.
    5/5

  7. MockRock
    July 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I don’t understand how anyone can possibly call this card bad. Paladin is a class which is always desperate for draw, and this is a 2 mana draw 2. Just a few suggestions for cards they can fish for with this:

    – Upgradeable Framebot
    – Lynessa Sunsorrow
    – Stonehill Defender
    – Tar Creeper
    – Bolvar, Fireblood (remember Paladin is getting Divine Shield synergy)
    -Acolyte of Pain
    -Meat Wagon

    There’s general “draw because drawing is good,” and there’s also the potential to create consistent combos. This card WILL see a ton of play, bet on it.

  8. Jed
    July 25, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    2 mana draw 2 cards how can you go wrong
    5/5

    • warpten
      July 25, 2018 at 10:43 pm

      there was a 3mana draw 3, and it was bad (small time recruits)
      so yeah there are ways it can go wrong

      • Jed
        July 25, 2018 at 11:51 pm

        That was one drops. This can fetch stone hills 😉

  9. Blitz
    July 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Righteous Protector
    Argent Squire
    Stonehill Defender
    Tar Creeper
    Bolvar, Fireblood
    Lynessa (Quest)
    Primalfin Champion (Quest)

    Paladin has a lot of 1 Attack minions that could be drawn with his. Pretty good card.

    • Mellisaurus
      July 25, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      ouuh, I like the idea of drawing Lynessa and Primalfin Champion with this card 😀

  10. BriBriSlat
    July 25, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    It tutors, so can’t easily write it off. I played Small Time Recruits as a proxy for Call to Arms for a bit and it wasn’t horrible. This probably works better in a different deck like Buff Pally where you tutor for Lynessa.

  11. Soup And Salad
    July 25, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Well, this can search for things like Bolvar, Fireblood and Lynessa Sunsorrow. I am aware neither see play, but they are the two most powerful cards this can search off the top of my head. For a Mech deck this can add upgradable framebot

    This is also very similar to Small Time Recruits from Mean Streets but for one less mana and one less card added to hand. Given the strictness of the cards it adds, I foresee this also not ending up being very good unless there’s something big that has as of yet to be revealed.

  12. Some Dude
    July 25, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Need to draw ur stonehill defenders, np

  13. Moltar
    July 25, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Not game breaker, but fetchers are always a good.

  14. Irishkid200
    July 25, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Lynessa/Quest Pally buff. New tier 1 deck? /s

    It’s not terrible, I mean its a 2 mana draw 2 that thins out your deck. Could see play in a midrange sort of Paladin, so Mech Pally or Even Pally. (which isn’t doing terrible right now) Played early it helps fuel your board, played late it helps you get to larger minions faster. Also seems good in control pally, its a 2 mana draw your Righteous Protectors or Gastropods.

    5/5, very powerful effect and it looks like there will be at least one good midrange paladin this expansion.

    • Css09
      July 25, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Which one attack minions are being played in Even Pally?

      • Piterno
        July 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

        Vicious Scalebane and Bloodmage Thalnos in some.
        It’s still garbage compared to Call To Arms.

        • Irishkid200
          July 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm

          To be fair, most cards are garbage compared to CTA. If anything, this could improve CTA if there’s a deck with both of them in it. This makes your CTA pull out better minions, but it could also make your CTA pull out no minions if you’re close to running out of targets.

  15. Piterno
    July 25, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Seems bad. Unless pally gets a huge amount of 1 attack minion support, which the legendary card will probably be, this is terrible.

    Just imagine the legendary being like a 1/10 that’s like “when you draw this, summon it and give it 9 attack”
    /s

    • DavistheSavage
      July 25, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      I don’t necessarily think that quantity of 1-attack drops is what paly needs for this card to see play- rather, thy need a very good quality of 1 attack cards, cards that they actually want to draw from their deck

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