Eureka!

Eureka! Card

Eureka! is a 6 Mana Cost Rare Shaman Spell card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Summon a copy of a random minion from your hand.

Flavor Text

Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% drawing your Deathwing.

Eureka! Card Review

I see people comparing it to Ancestor's Call a lot, and while it’s fair, lots of folks are missing one important thing. Eureka summons a COPY of a minion from your hand, which in my opinion makes it much better than Ancestor’s Call in the kind of strategy you’d want to use it in. Once you summon a minion with Ancestor’s Call, it’s no longer in your hand. And with Eureka – it’s still there and you can play it up to 3 times.

In Malygos build, which is the most obvious choice for this card, it means that you can e.g. Eureka + Lightning Storm if you desperately need that board clear (and 7-8 damage will most likely clear everything), but then you still have second Eureka for the combo. And then you have the regular Malygos too. Instead of having a single chance that your opponent won’t be able to answer Maly, you have three of them too. In “Big Shaman” builds that would be the second choice for this card, it means that you put a threat on the board and don’t lose a threat in your hand. E.g. you can summon some big minion up to 3 times.

It also combos really well with Electra Stormsurge. On Turn 9, by combining those two, you can make a really solid board – 3/3 + two big minions, or 2x Malygos. I imagine that most of the decks wouldn’t be able to answer that.

Now, onto the problems. When it comes to Malygos Shaman, there’s some redundancy. Shudderwock Shaman is already a combo deck. Although I wouldn’t immediately dismiss the Malygos build, Druid matchups are terrible when compared to Shudderwock. Even if you can deal 28 damage (2x Lightning Bolt + 2x Frost Shock), Druid will probably be at 50 or even more health by that time. It has so much insane Armor gain that the matchups would be nearly unwinnable. On the other hand, Shudderwock’s combo is “infinite”, so it can often go through all of that Armor over a few turns. And when it comes to Big Shaman, when it comes to your late game, you’d need to rely on the Neutral options. Shaman has no good late game, “big” minions. Al'Akir the Windlord is about the only one, but to be honest, he’s not that great standalone minion, he’s better when combo’d with some attack buffs like Flametongue. So, the deck would need to rely heavily on Neutral cards, such as The Lich King or Charged Devilsaur. And would it really be any better than other “Big” decks like Druid or Warrior?

Overall, this card has some solid potential, but it might not see play right away.

Card rating: 8/10

34 Comments

  1. ShaneLo
    July 28, 2018 at 5:40 am

    I can’t believe no one has figured out the big combo. Discount Electra with murmuring elemental + 2 fire plume elementals so Electra cost 0. Play Electra, Eureka, get double Maly, 2x lightning bolt + 2x frost shock = 48 damage. Sounds solid to me :^)

    • ShaneLo
      July 28, 2018 at 5:57 am

      Bonus* u could do an extra 13 damage on top of the 48 but you would have to Electra, murmuring elemental, zola, the discount the Electras.

    • MoisesTheGuyHS
      July 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      EZ Geist

  2. Sammy
    July 27, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Seems like a card for concede shaman only if that. which has never been viable unless your a highroll lucker LUL

  3. TNTOutburst
    July 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Does this trigger battlecries or just put the minion on the board?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 26, 2018 at 11:37 pm

      Summoning never triggers Battlecries. You need to play a minion from your hand yourself to trigger it.

  4. minti
    July 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Well say hello to shock shaman :D. I mean you have the healing (too bad healing spells can’t be buffed by spell power) you have some card draw engines from the failed shudderlocks. You have hagatha that obviously does’t play well with deck with few minions.you have the option to grumble or zoma the big minion but the more minions you get the less consistent it wil lget. I think this is more of a Wild card for now. The new legendary scientist kinda works well with spells and halaziel the ascended will give you even more sustain. In wild you have tons of elemental destruction and volcanos. You get 2x durty rats and 2x ansestral spirit as a bonus for disrupting your oponents combos. So anti combo- shock combo shaman is on its way 😀

  5. Jed
    July 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I like big/maly shamen. This should work in it.
    4/5

  6. Mcauthor
    July 26, 2018 at 8:33 am

    This is 5 stars hands down in malygos shaman. people are saying it is not as good ancestor call because it cost more but ancestor call removes malygos from your hand this card lets you play malygos 3 times and the first two cost 3 less!

    • Schmoozie
      July 26, 2018 at 11:28 am

      AND doesn’t give your opponent one too/.

  7. MockRock
    July 26, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I only really see the purpose of this card in some kind of ultra spell-heavy Control deck, which Shudderwock completely invalidates. You don’t want to use it with smaller minions, and Ancestor’s Call is a better combo enabler. Even IF this spell deck existed, your big payoff is getting to play an 8 or 9 mana card on turn 6. That’s…not bad, but not worth building an entire deck around.

  8. Helioshadow
    July 26, 2018 at 6:22 am

    The return of Maly Shaman. My body is ready x3

    It isn’t really as good as Ancestor’s Call in Maly Shaman because of the extra 2 mana cost taking up valuable spell burn, along with the fact that Thaurissan has been rotated out for quite some time now. But I can see people having fun with it. The good part about this card is that you can still follow up with a HUGE board clear in Lightning Storm or something of the sort (Elemental Destruction/Maelstrom Portal in Wild) without risking the fall of the combo if your opponent clears it since you still have the true Maly along with the second Eureka as a safety net. Buuut you’re less consistently killing your opponent outright since you can’t effectively OTK them (without the cheap burn in Wild Crackle nor the Thaurissan tick, you have a max 8 + 8 + 6 + 6 = 28, requiring four exact burn cards in Lightning Bolt and Frost Shock, along with Malygos and Eureka – a SIX card combo).

    Tbh, it’s a bit more of a safer deck (less risk albeit with less of a reward) with this card over Ancestor’s Call. You’re able to more consistently clear against mid-range and control-ish threats that you couldn’t with the previous iteration because of the risk that your opponent might have an answer, thus screwing over your entire combo; however, you need to bank on your opponent not having answers for one of your Maly’s before you’re able to throw every burn spell you have at their face.

    This card with Electra is… interesting. In the Maly deck, you’re able to put two big threatening Maly’s on the field, requiring a somewhat big answer to save them from the kill. You can’t effectively combo your burn spells with Electra in the deck, since you’re effectively just playing two copies of the same card (usually for more mana). In Wild, you’re able to pull off a double Thaurissan play with Electra + Eureka!, allowing for the double-tick on that turn along with another tick of the Thaurissan STILL IN HAND.

    As for other Shaman archetypes… I can see people potentially playing a Big Dragon deck utilizing Dragonhatcher, Drakkari Enchanter, Eureka!, and possibly Electra, as well as a bunch of control spells and healing. And possibly Oakheart. That’d be cool. Not sure about any others though.

    • OlafBiggles
      July 26, 2018 at 10:53 am

      But it still won’t beat maly druid…

      • minti
        July 26, 2018 at 2:19 pm

        wel lyou stil lget more copyes of malygos. Although there are cards like giantss and earth elementals that are stil lworth the investment. its like shadow escence but more consistent. Maly may not hit the spot since you kinda need minions for both card draws and staying alive. Hagatha will be able to give you this so its more of a hagatha earth elemental synergy to me. that way you get more giants and more elementals and more targets for your spellstones.

  9. Helix
    July 26, 2018 at 6:08 am

    The first thing that came to mind with this card is cloning Al’Akir, which is always good, but it might not be good enough to warrant this card getting in a deck. It IS 6-cost, so it can work in Even Shaman, but you wouldn’t want to drag out Kalimos or powerful Battlecry-based card (this is also why this card is garbage in Shudderwock Shaman).

    3/5. Could see play, but I’m not too excited about it.

    • MilesTegF
      July 26, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Yeah, the problem is that even shaman run many 2 mana minions and many battlecry minions. So hiting something useful with this card is hard.
      The most useful to copy minions in even shaman would be: Lich King, Al’Akir and Sea Giant.
      Less useful minion to copy would be Argent Comander, Genn Greymane, Kalimos and Fire Elemental.. Other than than maybe a Flametonge totem or a knife juggler, but paying 6 mana for those is a very weak play.

  10. Jason
    July 26, 2018 at 6:01 am

    …..Electra.

  11. Soup And Salad
    July 26, 2018 at 5:58 am

    The class identity of Shaman has been the most consistently muddled. This is another example of that.

    Eureka! closely resembles Gather your Party from Kobolds and Catacombs. While Recruit Warrior has been somewhat successful at least on a causal level, the typically aggressive manner in which Shamans conduct themselves wouldn’t really want to cheat out a big minion. Even during the reign of Midrange Shaman during the second half of 2016, the deck only played on minion they could cheat out with it: Ali’kir. I mean you could get a pair of Ali’kirs with it, but I don’t think that by itself makes that card worth playing.

    There will need to be a couple big minions Shamans really want to cheat out for this to be good.

  12. Daniel
    July 26, 2018 at 5:46 am

    The summon keyword doesnt activate Shudderwock and friends now, does it?

  13. hah
    July 26, 2018 at 5:39 am

    im still waiting at least one legendary for warlock to be revealed…..FU blizzard xD every class have 1 legy and warlock only 2 BAD cards revealed so far…

    • Jonnymeerkat
      July 26, 2018 at 5:44 am

      A. This is Shaman
      B. Chill out the order of reveals has zero effect on cards. Warlock will get its legendaries.

      • hah
        July 26, 2018 at 5:48 am

        im not blind… i can see it is shaman card…

      • aracet
        July 26, 2018 at 5:49 am

        haha I’m colorblind and I always have trouble distinguishing between shaman/lock druid/hunter warr/rogue

  14. Stonekeep - Site Admin
    July 26, 2018 at 5:11 am

    MALYGOS!

    • SwoleLord
      July 26, 2018 at 5:19 am

      It’s gonna be disgusting… I can’t wait ?

  15. GlosuuLang
    July 26, 2018 at 5:08 am

    There’s very few revealed Shaman cards so far, but do you believe Big Shaman is a possible deck with what we have right now? Methinks… no. No ramp like Druid. No resurrect like Priest. No survival tools like Warrior. Looks like a 1/5 stars card, but I would love Big Shaman to become a new viable archetype. Prove me wrong, people.

    • Thimzter
      July 26, 2018 at 5:54 am

      A Big Deathrattle Shaman does exist in Wild, where ancestral spirit is used to create more copies of big deathrattles which would then be brought back with N’zoth. But in standard ur right, not a chance

  16. SupHypUlt
    July 26, 2018 at 5:05 am

    could be something to be included in the overload shaman. no overload drakkari, earth elemental and even just another snowfury giant.

    • GlosuuLang
      July 26, 2018 at 5:10 am

      6 mana for drakkari is worse than 3 mana + 3 overload generally, since that deck wants to overload. Snowfury Giants you want to play them for free or almost for free. Even if you’re lucky drop a Giant on Turn 6, 95% of decks will easily deal with that.

  17. MrDeltadoxPL
    July 26, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Big shaman

    • DavistheSavage
      July 26, 2018 at 5:03 am

      This plus the new legendary shaman minion, to make 2 big dudes

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