Elemental Evocation

Elemental Evocation Card

Elemental Evocation is a 0 Mana Cost Common Mage Spell card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

The next Elemental you play this turn costs (2) less.

Flavor Text

It's just lighter fluid.

Elemental Evocation Card Review

Innervate for Elementals? Why not.

I like the card and I think that it might be quite powerful. If you’ve ever played the Elemental Mage build with Mountain Giants, you’d know that the deck doesn’t struggle when it comes to value or card advantage. On the contrary, it’s often looking for ways to get some extra tempo on the board. This card will definitely help with that, Tempo swing potential is quite high. E.g. something as simple as Elemental EvocationWater Elemental on T1/T2 can be like an old Innervate + Yeti, but this time it also freezes the face, so it can counter Odd Rogue. Evocation + Blazecaller can be an amazing T5 play – you can easily clear their 4-drop or 5-drop while developing a 6/6. You can even get out the new Arcanosaur earlier if you need it against Aggro.

The only issue I have with this card is that the Elemental deck I’ve talked about runs 2x Book of Specters, so it doesn’t want to run many spells. The current build (at least the one I’ve played) doesn’t run any other spell than those, so adding two Invocations might not be that big of a deal in terms of consistency, but still – it’s something to consider. Maybe even a more aggressive / tempo-oriented Elemental Mage build would pop out? Because T1 Nightmare Amalgam or T2 Water Elemental might even carry some games.

Card rating: 8/10 in Elemental Mage, obviously useless outside

35 Comments

  1. GlosuuLang
    November 26, 2018 at 8:14 am

    This looks very strong. Elemental Mage will probably replace Tempo Mage now.

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  2. Taznak
    November 26, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Obviously only viable in Elemental / Big Hand Mage. Very strong in that deck though, despite Book of Specters anti-synergy. 4/5.

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  3. FroxtBG
    November 26, 2018 at 2:52 am

    I played more than 100 ranked games with Elemental Mages this expansion and I can guarantee you, this will be auto included in all variations.

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  4. Brandon975
    November 25, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    The legends say that it is the reason to nerf mana wyrm… :v

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  5. Zek
    November 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    People who think this is good, needs to be treated.

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    • Solus
      November 25, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Yeah I mean it’s not like being able to drop a 4/5 on turn one was ever a good play. Not like they had to nerf a card exclusively to deal with that play or anything. 6 mana rags in wild? Nah, garbage. who ever thought a 5 mana barron geddon was a good play is probably an idiot. being able to set up the entire quest-less mage combo in a single turn is just plain bad. Who even wanted to be able to be able to play a turn 1 tar creeper against aggro anyway, not me that’s for sure. A card you can play that actually discounts mountain giant when played? pffft. You know,now that I think about it, prep is a garbage card too.

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      • LocalWizard
        November 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

        Prep is absolute garbo bottom of the barrel rogue card, has and will never see ranked play.

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      • Diamen
        December 7, 2018 at 2:04 pm

        Dude your comment made me laugh so hard and trust me I had a long time to laugh like that. Thanks. Anyway I couldn’t agree more on your comment, this card will definitely see play. At least in wild that’s for sure.

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    • Gigante
      November 25, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      Has a mana ramp type card ever been bad? The answer is no and this card is definitely at worst descent

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  6. Jason
    November 25, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    miracle mage

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  7. sumduud
    November 25, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Turn 2 double this into frozen crusher into turn 4 spellbreaker. Might be good to really put ruby spellstone and other efficient value to work.

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  8. Soxaldinho
    November 25, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Even Elemental Mage?

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    • Lllllll
      November 25, 2018 at 11:14 am

      That’s what I was thinking but the hero power is not necessary and you lose too many good cards like bonfire elemental, that you would rather have.

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      • Soxaldinho
        November 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm

        See, I did think about this too, however 4 of the Mage cards revealed so far have text related to Mage’s hero power (true three of them are odd, but another 1 or 2 evens along the same line might make it viable).

        Might be worth a theory craft.

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  9. Skycaller
    November 25, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Haven’t seen anyone mention the turn 1 Fire Fly into turn 2 Elemental Envocation + Steam Surger for a total of 6/6 stats on board on turn 2.

    To me this seems really strong for aggro Ele Mage.

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  10. politzo
    November 25, 2018 at 9:44 am

    it works in the way of preperation for rogue, you spend a card but you get a discount on another card suddenly that arcanosaur is a little closer to duskbreaker. its pretty solid all around 4/5

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  11. Blimey
    November 25, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Heh, they really wanted to make sure Blazecaller sees actual play in meta before it rotates out.

    Fair enough.

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    • Lllllll
      November 25, 2018 at 11:23 am

      It was in some elemental mage/shaman decks

      Reply
  12. WintersChill
    November 25, 2018 at 9:25 am

    I am fairly certain this will see play in every ele deck. It really speeds up the slowness aspect. It opens up early turn 1 defense with tar ele, t4 potential board clear with arcanoSaur, even a turn 3 babe ele 5/5 draw a card can really help establish board control. There is a lot of interesting much needed dynamic this can add to ele mage.
    For ele decks 5/5
    Obviously worthless if not playing ele.
    Also, all the eles will be rotating out come April… so that’s worth noting.

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    • WintersChill
      November 25, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Bonfire elemental***
      Autocorrected

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  13. Soup And Salad
    November 25, 2018 at 9:12 am

    While Preparation is great in Rogue, there are factors outside of the card itself that makes it great there.

    Elemental Mage will most likely be a deck where Book of Specters is a mainstay, so too many spells really hurts the use of that card.

    Elemental Evocation could prove to be a curve fixing card, but Elemental Mage could probably also rather play cards other than this that would fix holes in their curve.

    I’m not quite sure, but Book of Specters is almost certainly better than this for any minion based Mage deck, and this won’t see play.

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  14. Xathanael
    November 25, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Huge combos with this one.water elemental at turn 2,arcanosaur at 4 mana like duskbreaker,blast wave and celestial emmisary for clear.

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  15. Jed
    November 25, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Hard to say how good this is tbh

    It could suck, it could be amazing

    We will see

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  16. LeagueElder
    November 25, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Looks like Archmage Antonidas is back on the menu, boys!

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    • Lllllll
      November 25, 2018 at 8:52 am

      He’s actually still in wild and pretty good too, with frost nova/doomsayer combo and infinite ice blocks.

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      • MelaMalone
        November 25, 2018 at 9:00 am

        What? Antonidas is from the Classic set, i.e. forever Standard (until and if Hall of Fame get to him).

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      • MelaMalone
        November 25, 2018 at 9:04 am

        Ahh, sorry, misread your comment.

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  17. SteelShroom
    November 25, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Could work particularly well for Celestial Emissary combos.

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    • Lllllll
      November 25, 2018 at 11:34 am

      I find three card combos to be a bit RNG based with draw unless your deck revolves around them like mecha’thun.

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  18. Bajula
    November 25, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Probably one of the reasons why Mana Wyrm got nerfed…

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    • Joakko
      November 25, 2018 at 8:16 am

      For a card that in a tempo/aggresive deck reads “0 mana give your mana wyrm +1 attack” sure

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      • Bajula
        November 25, 2018 at 8:48 am

        Don’t ignore the fact that this is a pre-nerf Innervate for Elementals. Cosmin Anomaly is also an Elemental that sees many plays in aggressive tempo mage builds, but this combined with Water Elemental could be a decent turn 2 play as well. (you obviously don’t want to play Cosmic Anomaly on turn 2, but make it cheaper when you are about to burst out your opponent in 1 or 2 turns)

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  19. Colin
    November 25, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Innervate for mage elementals. Seems either busted or not worth a spot.

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    • matsiv
      November 25, 2018 at 8:36 am

      more like prep for some strong elemental. however you’d want to run this only in a deck wher you can’t use it, which is spiteful mage

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  20. TheTallRonan
    November 25, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Not to be confused with elemental INvocation

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