Haunting Visions

Haunting Visions Card

Haunting Visions is a 3 Mana Cost Epic Shaman Spell card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Next spell you cast this turn costs (3) less. Discover a spell.

Flavor Text

When you're awake at 3 AM and can't stop thinking about that time you called your teacher "mom."

Haunting Visions Card Review

The card is definitely similar to, but weaker than Primordial Glyph everyone is comparing it to. Upside of this card is that you can Discover something and still use the 3 mana “discount” on another spell if the one you’ve discovered turns out to be too cheap or not right in the current situation. The huge downside is that the discount lasts for a single turn, so if you don’t use it, it’s gone. Having a 5 mana Flamestrike from Glyph that you can drop on T5 (for example) is one of the reasons why the card is so good – thanks to the 2 mana discount you can play cards ahead of the curve.

I always like Discover cards that let you make your deck more flexible. If you don’t know whether you want to run an extra single target removal, AoE removal, value tool etc. because you face so many different matchups, than running a card like that might be a good choice. It will be weaker than a card which is good vs specific matchup, but it will be better on average across the board.

The card also synergizes quite nicely with Electra Stormsurge in case you need more value (if I understand the card correctly, the discount would stuck up to 6, so you could e.g. cast a free Rain of Toads) – the second card would be random though. Or you could discover more cards to play with Zentimo.

Overall it’s a solid spell, I don’t think that it will be as omnipresent as Primordial Glyph in some Mage builds, but it seems like a great card to play in a very diverse meta, one that you don’t really know what you will need every game,

Card rating: 7/10

31 Comments

  1. Eh
    November 24, 2018 at 7:34 am

    After the reveal of spirt of the frog this card seems far more interesting that before. You can use it plus that to guarantee the hex draw. The either use the hex to draw a 1 Mana spell or play the discovered card. Could lead to some interesting gameplay.

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  2. PandaWolf525
    November 23, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Here’s to hoping that Shaman gets a way to reduce spell cost with other cards and such. I dont want this to be a dead card.

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  3. Dark
    November 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Can’t be played in even shaman. Basically is a 0 mana discover a spell if you don’t intend on spending your mana on minions that turn. Doesn’t look that good to me. 2/5

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  4. Jed
    November 22, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    This is not glyph for shamen
    It does not keep the reduced cost
    As such, is bad

    2.6/5

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  5. Soup And Salad
    November 22, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Haunting Vision is somewhat like Farsight. The primary issue with the card is it costs a card to give another spell the effect of “Discover a Spell.” Shaman Spells aren’t really the greatest, and the ones someone would want to either play or discover the most like Lightning Storm, Volcano, and even Lava Burst all come with substantial overload costs.

    With the card already costing three, it offers little if anything in the means of a tempo advantage like Preparation does. Also, without Combo effects, Preparation is a fair bit worse.

    If this sees play, it will in a deck that only wants to play twenty-eight cards and needs two more and there isn’t any decent minions that would work with it.

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  6. Omnitarian
    November 22, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Not as good as glyph, since you can’t make stronger tempo in later turns. Glyph was also handy because Mage’s spells slotted nicely into “single target removal”, “AoE”, and “Face burn”, allowing you to pretty consistently dig for the type of spell you needed. Shaman’s spells are so diverse that you can’t, say, rely on it to deliver an extra Volcano against Token decks or an extra Hex against Big minion decks.

    Fine to pull from Hagatha but I don’t know why you’d run it, unless Shaman gets some sorta card that is activated by spamming spells.

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  7. Thrombin
    November 22, 2018 at 7:23 am

    So if you play Electra and this you get to discover two spells and then cast one of them (or some other spell in your hand) with a 6 mana discount?

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    • Fredfair
      November 22, 2018 at 8:21 am

      I would believe the discount would not stack because of it being ‘next’ spell. But you would get 2 discovers so 2 chances of getting a decent spell with a 3 mana discount. Sounds good !

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      • Thrombin
        November 22, 2018 at 8:36 am

        Maybe, but it’s the next spell “you cast” and, technically, Electra casts the second copy of Haunting Vision so it could be argued that this doesn’t count as your next spell. That means your next spell will have had two 3 mana discounts before you cast it.

        Could be interpreted either way I think.

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        • Anarchy
          November 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm

          I think you’re right as the spell cast by Electra is not cast by you. I see no reason why it shouldn’t stack (maybe because the second spell is cast by Electra and the second discount is technically added to Electra’s next spell(which doesn’t make a difference))

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          • Fredfair
            November 22, 2018 at 11:59 pm

            Fair point, well it will fit into my keleseth/hagatha deck so i hope it does stack !

  8. Beto
    November 22, 2018 at 6:04 am

    HAUNTING VISION, into HAUNTING VISION, into HAUNTING VISION, into HAUNTING VISION….

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  9. Crapcrack
    November 22, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Glyph for Shaman, seems good

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  10. GlosuuLang
    November 22, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Again, a spell that you wouldn’t main deck but that you’d love to see come from Hagatha.

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  11. D00mnoodle
    November 22, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Good spell to get from hagatha, otherwise not worth the deckslot.

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  12. Deception
    November 22, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Far sight into hunting vision into far sight into hunting vision into hunting vision into some random spell that was already in your hand before you casted far sight

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    • Essexmcintosh
      November 22, 2018 at 4:02 am

      it’s about a 3% chance to get a farsight off a hunting vision

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    • Nickname23
      November 22, 2018 at 4:10 am

      I’d pay to see that on youtube 😀

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  13. Thraben
    November 22, 2018 at 3:27 am

    I wouldn’t underestimate this card

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  14. Bajula
    November 22, 2018 at 2:45 am

    0 mana: Discover a Spell.
    Would you play it?
    I wouldn’t…

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    • Blimey
      November 22, 2018 at 3:23 am

      I might in some decks, but this card is actually worse than that.

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      • SkywardStryk
        November 22, 2018 at 7:06 am

        Oh yeah because combos are worse… sure

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        • Tricklas
          November 22, 2018 at 7:36 am

          Blimey is right. There is no combo like glyph to play blizzard turn 4 or something like that. this card is in fact a worse 0 mana discover.

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    • Warptens
      November 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

      0mana discover a spell would see play in even shaman
      Discover is a strong effect

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  15. Ruso
    November 22, 2018 at 2:13 am

    It’s a glyph for shaman that is at the same time more and less flexible. It can pull you an emergency volcano turn 5, but you can’t stockpile cheap Stormbringers. You can also just squeeze it into a normal turn to get a free spell while not sacrificing tempo. Overall a decent spell in slower decks.

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  16. Piterno
    November 22, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Like Far Sight but creates a card instead of drawing one, and basically casts prep along with a half a raven idol. You can use this in all sorts of decks: It generates free value as long as you have a 3 mana plus spell, you can play Eureka and discover a lightning bolt at the same turn and malygos for 30 damage, you can electra into this to discover two spells and make your next spell cost 0. Very flexible card, fits in any shaman deck except Even. 4/5.

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  17. Not a frog
    November 22, 2018 at 2:11 am

    The name should be frog visions.
    0/5

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  18. Skoopy
    November 22, 2018 at 2:10 am

    So this is like Preparation.
    But it costs 3 instead of 0 and let you discover a spell. Think its okay. 4/5

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    • Arachnofiend
      November 22, 2018 at 2:19 am

      It’s not like prep because you’re not actually saving any mana; it’s more like Haunting Vision costs 0 as long as you play another spell this turn.

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      • Piterno
        November 22, 2018 at 2:24 am

        Another spell that costs 3+* but as long as you’re not playing a 0 cost spell next you’re gaining some value out of it.

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