Frost Lich Jaina
Frost Lich Jaina is a 9 Mana Cost Legendary Mage Hero card from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set!
Battlecry: Summon a 3/6 Water Elemental. Your Elementals have Lifesteal this game.
Flavor Text"Arthas was a spoiled child, playing with toys he could neither control nor understand. Come into the cold. I will show you the true power of the Frozen Throne."
Frost Lich Jaina Additional Information
Hero Power: Icy Touch – Deal 1 damage. If this kills a minion, summon a Water Elemental.
Cards Relating to Frost Lich Jaina
Type: Minion - Cost: 4 - Attack: 3 - Health: 6
Freeze any character damaged by this minion.
After playing this card a few times I would have to say that it is very decent and has the bonus of making all other elemental cards much more valuable. I can play Anomalous and have him be rather decent. It also has a very powerful hero power of summoning a water elemental whenever you ping something and kill it. It doesn’t even have to be enemy minions so you can kill your minion to get a water elemental to replace it. I would rate this card 3.5/5.
Really not seeing this card.
Doesn’t do enough versus aggro.
Unlike most the other DKs, she doesn’t do enough the turn she is played.
I would save your dust to get something else here, but maybe…
Turn 9 Jaina
Turn 10 Piros/Sinsragosa+hero Power
Jaina Frost Lich turn 9. Baron Geddon turn 10, burn everything for 2 and heal for each point of damage dealt… right? Did I get that right?
I honestly can’t wait to play her in my Elemental Mage deck
Will the lifesteal effect work on damage dealt by elemental minions with damage dealing battlecries/death rattles? Ie blaze caller or anomolus?
Seems to be the best plainswalker so far. Pushes a clearly defined archetype. Costs 9 mana unlike hunter and shaman, so you won’t lose value if you fail to draw it by turn 6. Giving Mage healing on top of ice block, nova, and barrier seems incredibly strong now that Reno is gone.
The only problem is that it doesn’t do a whole lot the turn it’s played, but Mage can setup with iceblock or doomsayer.
Do u guys actually realize that there are control matchups ?
HS is not only reaching legend with a top tier aggro deck. HS can be played with friends for fun. Do you know ppl even play control decks on ladder :OOOOO
Not to mention this is a late game Card…..
Would u say n’zoth sucks cause it’s too late ?
“Note: I did not mention the lifesteal because it does not matter as you will be dead. Also I did not mention the hero power as you will be dead, and nothing on their board has 1 health on turn 10 anyway.”
Sure 1 dmg is COMPLETLY USELESS past turn 1 …. I know ppl faced much aggro , but this thinking has to stop. We cant build anti aggro or aggro decks only … this is way too one dimensional.
If i get this card i will 100% Play it, maybe fall down, maybe safe 1600 dust ( cause i dont have to craft it again).
For example; right now i dont really see burgle bully or auctionmaster beardo IN ANY deck. Ppl say they are too slow , not worth there stats etc.
There are games in which burgle bully gave me like 10-15 coins , well there are other games in which burgle bully only gave me one. U know what ? He ALWAYS gave me at least one Coin.
A coin is meaningless in late game u say if u dont run goblinauctioneer ? Well u never played beardo + 3 coins with “die insect” from warrior quest i say ^^.
Stay chilled , most cards that seem “unplayable” will have some place.
Potion of Polymorph could help
MTG planeswalkers arrived to Hearthstone.
Jaina is clearly Control frost mage game ender. Drop it, survive next turn, you won.
True, am i the only one who is feeling massive disappointment
As a 9 drop i feel light it will take to lonf to play and then you do nothing else that turn…. it looks amazing otherwise…
Scroll to the top of this page, see that banner with all the heroes in Death Knight form?
With Jaina in the centre?
Why the hell isn’t that the art of this card, its much better than the one thats been chosen!
I totally agree! You can see the sickness Jaina is along with to take once more to control her games !! >:D
Seriously, the cardart is really poor compared to the one at the banner…
How does it work with Baron Geddon ? 4 Heal für both players and 2 Heal for each minion ?
I’m sure it would do it’s damage like normal, then your hero restores health equal to the total damage dealt.
well, here’s hoping aggro meta still isn’t a thing, otherwise this will b just like the quest cards
so good everyone cries until they get nerfed.
Aggro will always be a thing but its that it will change depending on when the other classes has access to. Hell Murladin will most liely always be something though not as fast as pirate warrior. Though i like how this works with the current Elemental Mage and will be fun.
I guess something like control freeze elemental mage is about to be played.
NO NO NO THIS ART :'(
Please just change the art to the one similar to the pre-release trailers..so disappointed she looks like this..
This card turn 9 turn 10 sindragosa and hero power a frozen champion
I like the sound of that
…and you get Sindragosa from Frozen champion.
9-mana 3/6 gain 5 armor…Dust please & thank you 🙂
Note: I did not mention the lifesteal because it does not matter as you will be dead. Also I did not mention the hero power as you will be dead, and nothing on their board has 1 health on turn 10 anyway.
I mean, yeah, sure, you’d be dead against really aggressive aggro—and I mean REALLY aggressive aggro with perfect draws from turn to turn—but I think you’re missing the fact that the meta isn’t completely dominated by aggro, there’s actually quite a lot of midrange and control decks out there. Looking at how it fairs in a single matchup is the worst way to evaluate a card. It’s like how so many people called Dr. Boom awful because it dies to BGH. It’s just juvenile and not even putting in the effort of thinking about possible decks this could fit in.
Besides, you don’t want to dust this, even if it is awful. Do you really want to risk opening another one?
Oh yeah it is really bad, just like that specific warlock legendary, what is it called? Heal max 14 and attack for 3? I think this card is just as bad and will not see any play the same way jarraxxus will not see play
wait jarraxxus doesn’t see play?
please tell me you are kidding
Lord Jaraxxus doesn’t get played because it’s an awesome card and dominates the late game given that you’ve neutralized and controlled the board. Jaraxxus provides constant pressure through the generation of 6/6 for 2 elementals. Jaraxxus doesn’t see play the same way as Fiery War Axe’s not seeing play in Warrior.
God please, before commenting, get your facts straight. We’re messing with the newcomer’s perception of things because of all these false information. T.T
This is way to slow, and elemental mage isn’t even closr to being a viable deck right now, most games you’re playing as elemental mage are over by turn 9
and with this card you not only have to survive until turn 9, you also have to pretty much pass on turn 9 playing this card
AND THEN, start playing and attack with Elementals to start healing up
Mage is gonna need some more strong elementals to support this card
Why would you need elementals? Sure this makes all your elementals better but you dont NEED to play this in an elemental deck. Just chugging out 3/6 lifesteals with freezetouch each turn is pretty good in a generic control mage with no other elementals.
can some one confirm the new hero power?
Assuming you have no board by turn 9 when you play this
Turn 9 : Play a 3-6 ele and gain 5 armor…. and pass (5manna worth of stats)
Turn 10: Attack with ur 3-6 ele and heal for 3 (If alive) then play more elementals
Turn 11; Finally start to get some good healing, if you have any ele’s left on the board
You needs to be ahead on turn 8 for this card to work, it’s pretty terrible if you’re behind on turn 8
Well, I mean, what logical reasoning would you be using to evaluate this card when you play it while behind on board? And why must it be precisely on turn 9, why not some time later? You’re being incredibly lazy here. Of COURSE you wouldn’t play this when you’re severely behind on board, you’d play it when you can ACTUALLY AFFORD TO.
Yes it’s like playing a Yesera with a much slower effect
You need to be In control of the board sadly to drop it
I’m just saying this cards gonna be hard to play , Yesera is a pretty terrible card to draw in a lot of matchup (minus control)
This card is effectivly doing nothing the turn you play in unless you have elementals alive on board
Tbh I am very dissapointed by the art of this card because I liked the trailer version more and this looks nothing like that. For the card itself, imo its really good and I can already see the deck I am going to make first
but what’s her hero power???? like a lot of people are talking about how strong the life steal is sure but like what does she actually do here? 9-mana frost elemental with lifesteal? cute and all but thats not really worth playing like even if u get up to the situation where u need that much healing (like against aggro) its both a 1-of in your deck and 9 mana.
like… when are you going to get value out of that? you might get health but??? you put yourself behind a fair bit by playing this with a lot of extremely unreliable abilities
Hero Power is Icy Touch: Deal 1 damage. If this kills a minion, summon a Water Elemental.
Baron Geddon, Blazecaller, Ozruk and ragnaros with lifesteal? If mage can stay alive long enough to reach turn 9 and play this on a near empty board then this has some real potential. Mage has plenty of removal to keep the board clean until that point so i can really see this card working despite how slow it is!
Do you think the Blazecaller will heal you for the amount of dmg as it’s entering the battlefield? Since your elementals have “lifesteal” for the rest of the game?
This is a potential value overload and could make Mage’s super late game insane, but I’m not convinced that Mage actually needs this card. I guess an upside is that it gives mage a chance against super late game control decks, but Good Stuff Mage doesn’t really care about that. Currently I don’t think this deck sees play. As the meta shifts… who knows?
This is very insane because elementals onboard will heal you the turn you play the hero. So basically you get back 11 life with a 6/6 elemental onboard. And the next turn you get free water elementals that freeze anything and heal you. Wow. Basically you can’t die anymore.
I’m confused by your statement?…. You don’t get the life unless the elemental take or receive damage.
He’s assuming you’d play this when you already have elementals on the board, in this case I’m guessing he meant Blazecaller.
On that note, would Ragnaros’ fireballs heal you?
I’m pretty sure ragnoras will heal you
Won’t see any play. Elemental mage is weak!
I bed to differ. With Pyros and that 4 mana copy a minion this could keep you alive for a long time.
theres too much agro for this to work
I think this card is too slow for the standard format but in wild, with reno jackson, this will be awesome!!
I think we are talking about the frozen throne standart, and not the current one. We will have to wait for the expansion to see how the new standart is
How does sindragosa combo?
If the opponent doesn’t kill the Frozen Champions you poke one with your Hero Power for a 3/6 Water Elemental.
…with lifesteal. 😀
Loving these Hero cards! This one especially. The fact that it has an instant, passive, AND activated effect, it makes it feel like a planeswalker from Magic! Besides that, this card is good if Mage can last until turn 8 and 9.
I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I have a foil double-sleeved Jace, the Mind Sculptor in my binder.
sindragosa synergy. (albiet slow)
I prefer Baron Geddon first…
This + Sindragosa + Heropower
I guess all that remains is to tune the deck around her.
Damn that’s really strong. I love these Herocards!
i love it
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