Elementary Reaction

Elementary Reaction Card

Elementary Reaction is a 2 Mana Cost Common Shaman Spell card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Draw a card. Copy it if you played an Elemental last turn.

Flavor Text

It's just a Tempest Tantrum.

Elementary Reaction Card Review

If you don’t meet the condition, it’s a 2 mana cycle, which is really bad, but usable if you really need it. If you meet the condition, however, it’s a 2 mana Mimic Pod, which is really powerful.

The problem is always – is there actually a deck you’d want to play it in? Elemental Shaman is obvious answer, but the deck is non-existent and it won’t likely change. Pure Elemental deck simply doesn’t work, because it’s too fair. Most of the time, you have to play pretty slow minions on the curve, while your opponents are flooding the board, cheating mana or doing crazy combos all the time.

But it would absolutely fit into Shaman decks running a bunch of Elementals. How many of them? Well, that’s a bit hard to say. For example, Shudderwock Shaman might not run enough, with 2x Glacial Shard and Grumble, Worldshaker, that’s only 3 in total. However, maybe in a more Token-oriented deck, which runs Fire Fly, the new Thunderhead etc.? That said, in that kind of deck, Earthen Might seems better, because it also adds value, but also some on-board tempo.

Really hard to say, this card seems really good in theory, but it might be hard to actually fit somewhere. I still have to rate it highly, because let’s be honest, playing an Elemental isn’t a huge requirement in Shaman, and 2 mana Mimic Pod would be pretty nuts.

Card rating: 8/10

7 Comments

  1. Mrthejazz
    August 1, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    The flavor text better have a Sherlock Holmes reference

    Reply
  2. ShadowWalk
    August 1, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    It’s good for Shudderwock Shaman. 😉

    Reply
  3. TheThreather
    August 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Still no real card draw for shaman but this card is pretty good, id say better than far sight and mana tide totem provided you run some elementals.

    5/5

    Reply
    • Wendigo
      August 2, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Why not a real draw? Play after Electra for 2+2 cards on turn 5. Not bad at all.

      Reply
  4. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 11:45 am

    2 mana shamen mimic pod with a requirement isn’t to bad

    4/5

    Reply
    • Grenga23
      August 1, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      the requirement is also something shaman already wants to do.

      Reply
      • Killy
        August 2, 2018 at 5:17 am

        Is it? Most decks don’t have to much elementals and even if you have one you still can’t play it whenever you want. Maybe in a new deck this could be good enough.

        Reply

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