Luna’s Pocket Galaxy

Luna’s Pocket Galaxy Card

Luna’s Pocket Galaxy is a 5 Mana Cost Legendary Mage Spell card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Change the Cost of minions in your deck to (1).

Flavor Text

Luna became head of the astronomy department when her boss invented the Pocket Black Hole.

Luna’s Pocket Galaxy Additional Information

Luna’s Pocket Galaxy Card Review

This is a very interesting card, and the effect really looks broken. Reducing the cost of all minions in your deck is massive, it activates all kinds of Big and Combo decks. Just think about it – a 1 maan Archmage Antonidas or even Malygos would be absolutely broken. However, I think that people were lost in the hype and didn’t think about this card longer.

First and most importantly – it’s a 7 mana card with zero immediate effect. And I mean zero, not even a small board clear, minion or whatever. Since Mage has no way to cheat mana on spells, that 7 mana will always have to be spent. Another thing is that it reduces the cost of minions in your DECK, not in your hand. That’s one of the reasons why Quest Druid is not always consistent – and Quest Druid usually gets to finish the Quest quite quickly.  The issue here is that if you go for a combo deck, and you draw one of your combo pieces, then it won’t get a discount. You can theoretically shuffle it with Baleful Banker and THEN play Pocket Galaxy, but that means that you have to spend two entire turns not clearing/freezing the board, which might be way too much in the late game. This card can also be stuck in your deck for a while. Yes, you COULD try to fetch it with Raven Familiar, but if you play a combo deck, you need lots of other spells to stall the game, stuff like Dragon's Fury and Blizzard, so you won’t get it consistently. Not to mention that a Combo deck wouldn’t take a huge advantage of this effect, because the deck is spell-heavy, not minion-heavy. It’s just incredibly hard to make it work, and people are looking way too much into the best case scenario.

So maybe some other deck? The deck definitely needs to be minion-heavy, with multiple bigger minions to really take advantage of it. Something like Elemental Mage? Then again, there’s another huge issue. Spending 7 mana doing nothing means that you fall behind in tempo. So you probably need some powerful AoEs to come back, and if you have a minion-heavy deck, you might simply not have one.

Maybe an entire deck will be built around it, with Stargazer LunaAluneth etc. But again, perfect case scenario – if it works, then it’s great. But realistically, it will rarely work. So when it comes to this card, I’m going to go against the hype and say that it’s pretty bad. It might be better in Wild, where you still have Ice Block and you can cheat it out with Inkmaster Solia in Reno deck.

Card rating: 3/10

100 Comments

  1. InsanityWolf2K
    August 3, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    That’s it I’m playing mage.

  2. pamparam
    August 3, 2018 at 6:17 am

    If discovered on lets say turn 2 in a primo glyph, it may be a huge nuisance for your opponent.

  3. lol
    August 2, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Probably going to run this in big spell mage and only play it vs shudderwock to actually give a chance to win the match up. Combo wise you’d have to be stupid or playing just for fun to run this over maly druid, as druid has so many ways to do the combo now.

  4. Krakens Exist
    August 1, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    A lot of people mention that it has no immediate effect immediately and that IS a huge downside, however I can’t wait for the combo deck that plays this and frost nova on T10, then shotguns stuff out on the following turn with Luna.

  5. billius
    August 1, 2018 at 1:43 am

    it’s a 7 mana card with no immediate effect.

    automatic 1/10, not viable at all against aggro.

  6. Tharieck
    July 31, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I think the beautiful thing about this card is it pairs so well with Raven familiar then the turn after you play it drop Luna or Aluneth and the game is good as done. The only problem I could see is holding the board tell turn 7.

    • Soup And Salad
      August 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      Well, if you play this the turn before or after Aluneth, you’re giving up two turns you could’ve affected the board. Without Ice Block in the format, such risks are probably impossible for Mages to take without all but guaranteeing a loss.

  7. Xander Raidon
    July 31, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    If this was a warlock card, it would’ve been absolute nuts with Bloodbloom.

  8. Spooninja
    July 31, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Raven familiar with no other spells in the deck? Seems like a good turn 7 play

  9. Albi
    July 31, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    What people fail to realize is that blizzard has already tested these cards.Dont expect some otk mage with malygos antonidas etc.It funny how people actually can only think of Malygos in every otk(look at druid)
    i smell a very tempo based meta coming and it will be funny to play against these slow combo decks

    • Daweed
      August 1, 2018 at 2:50 am

      Wow blizzard has testes those cards what a relife.Are you serios?Did you already forgot jade,token,big and malygos druid? Oh and in case pirate warrior.
      These decks were crazy there was a time where tempostorms metasnapshot aded a God tier and which decks do you thing ghey made in? All druid deck that existed!!!!!Wtf, blizzard is retarded about balancing cards (spreading plague is an instawin against aggro decks and ultimate infestation is to mutch value,draw five cards is 8-8.5 mana Summon a 5/5 is 4.5 mana Deal 5 damage 3.5 and get 1 armour 1 mana it is about 17.5 mana in one card which druid is able to play on turn 8 and having it twice in the deck, ultimate infestation could be the legendary spell this expantion (for real). When blizzard is playtesting it means nothing!!!!!
      Btw 4/5 for this card bevause i am a wild player and it will be primordeal glyphed the whole time and will cost 5 mana in otk decks so mage will probably be a thing in wild

      • Kenchilada
        August 1, 2018 at 8:11 am

        You may want to work on your spelling a bit there… the word “testes” is very different from the word “tested” ^^

        • Bob
          September 3, 2018 at 9:14 pm

          He probably knows a second language so it’s fair to say he’s more multilingual than we are

      • lol
        August 2, 2018 at 1:01 am

        UI sits in hand, you run two copies just to get it, although 99% of the time you only use one copy. Otk combos can’t work because this card is inconsistent and you can’t 100% do the combo so why play this over shudder?

      • Soup And Salad
        August 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

        Jade Druid still lost to Aggressive decks, token Druid was also far from insurmountable during Un’Goro, Big lost to most anything aggressive and probably wasn’t as good as Big Priest, and Malygos Druid with all of the anti-aggro tools the class as accumulated still loses to aggressive decks like Zoo and hardly has any noteworthy match-ups that are heavily slanted in its favor.

        Balancing cards is difficult to do when you only have seventy people working on the game at any one time as Team 5 does for Hearthstone. Even assuming all seventy of them work on balancing in the tail end of a set development cycle, the number of games they can test in over the course of a month would hardly be what the community plays in one hour.

        As such, I think it would be correct to assume given the tribal themeing of MSoG, they though Patches would give players not interested in playing value oriented decks an aggressive option that could compete with them rather than dominate them all.

        I would like to refer you this is article written by Mark Rosewater of MtG about balancing cards: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/when-cards-go-bad-2002-01-28

  10. Jed
    July 31, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Any combos this might have I foresee being too slow with the removal of iceblock. I don’t think it will work personally

    2/5

  11. Mcauthor
    July 31, 2018 at 8:30 am

    lol this is Druid quest already complete in mage.

    • CD001
      August 1, 2018 at 4:33 am

      Without the big’ ol’ stompy 8/8 you get to drop on the board for 5 mana with the Druid quest – the turn you play Barnabus, you’re not doing *nothing*, you’re dropping a chunky threat on the board.

  12. SqueezyBear
    July 31, 2018 at 8:16 am

    1) Malygos Druid
    2) Malygos Rogue
    3) Malygos Mage
    Is Blizzard TRYING to get Malygos banned?

    • Soup And Salad
      July 31, 2018 at 9:56 am

      How exactly would this be useful in a Malygos Mage? If you draw the Malygos before this, you’re not going to get the discount and Baleful Banker can’t be played in the same turn as Malygos.

      I’d also call into question the playability of a Malygos Rogue given the support they’ve revived thus far.

      • Jonnymeerkat
        July 31, 2018 at 11:17 am

        I second Soup and Salad’s comment, but also add the following:

        And? I hope it gets banned. OTKs are not interactive and hurts the complexity of a one-on-one card game and Maly is the main culprit.

        • Soup And Salad
          July 31, 2018 at 12:38 pm

          Combo decks are actually quite important to a format. Without them, control decks could quite often run unopposed during times were aggressive decks don’t quite have the tools to just streamroll them. Likewise, their generally poor match-ups against aggro gives reasons for players do play something other than the greediest deck in any given format.

          Perhaps a new neutral combo enabler would be in order since Malygos has been around for as long as the game has, but asking for combo decks to be completely removed from the game is asking for a format that is nothing but Taunt Druid.

          • Kenchilada
            August 1, 2018 at 8:21 am

            I feel like that’s what the problem is, the reason we see all of these cards and think “Malygos will be very overpowered” is because there’s no other neutral combo option, not even Alexstrazsa compares to what Malygos offers. Blizzard has been so careful to remove OTKs that they’ve completely gutted cards like Charge and Warsong Commander, yet this expansion they’re forcing combo druid to be the best deck. Worgen OTK warrior had bucketloads more interaction than Malygos ever has. I know the design expansions months before they come out, but really? Even if Malygos druid wasn’t already the most oppressive deck in the game, these cards would have still scared us.

          • Smagel
            August 1, 2018 at 10:02 pm

            Indeed, The 3 main types of decks in Hearthstone (combo, aggro, control) form a sort of 3 way system in the same way pokemon starter types work.
            Fire > grass > water > fire… etc

            in Hearthstone GENERALLY it’s:
            Aggro > Combo > Control > Aggro.. etc

            while many players hate combo decks like shudderwock and malygos druid, it’s vital that they exist for the sake of game balance.

        • Howls
          August 1, 2018 at 12:55 am

          Yea IKR! Because taunt druid and quest-warrior are so much more interactive!

  13. Helioshadow
    July 31, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Exodia Mage number four hundred and ninety three.
    Baleful Banker ensures that Antonidas can get reshuffled if you draw him before playing Luna’s, and then you have one draw before you play Luna’s (but if your luck is absolute garbage and draw Antonidas off the top, then that’s game). It takes very little set-up (if you’re lucky, you only need to drop Luna’s and draw; otherwise, maybe Antonidas + Banker + Luna’s), when compared to the other Exodias (Quest Mage relied on random spell synergy and required you to plow through your deck, and Simulacrum Mage required quite a few key cards in order to pull it off). With this combo, all you need is Luna’s proc on Antonidas, maybe a couple Simulacrum and Molten Reflection, and Sorceror’s Apprentices.

  14. Soup And Salad
    July 31, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Luna’s Pocket Galaxy is made for the Minion Mage decks created by cards like Book of Specters. However, this is slow, doesn’t affect the cards in your hand, and unlike Aviana, it doesn’t come with any sort of body.

    This card will have very similar issues to Druid’s Quest, Jungle Giants, except it doesn’t exist in a class that is traditionally minion based. At least it curves from Aluneth, but trying to reliably curve out with a pair of legendary cards is unreliable to say the least.

    I won’t say a deck won’t come along that wants to play this card, you could even say Murloc Mage would want to, but it is slow.

  15. Xcuse4RunningAya101
    July 31, 2018 at 5:33 am

    If you combo this with giants and the other new mage legi and possibly the 2 mana 2/2 that puts copies of creatures drawn in your hand you cycle prety fast

  16. Sammy
    July 31, 2018 at 5:18 am

    Hopefully this card is so op I can stop playing/falling asleep vs these boring mages that do nothing all game. Still think theyre playing Reno Jackson mage lmaoooooo, play raven fam do nothing, highroll dragons fury do nothing, play blizzard or meteor do nothing, play dragoncaller allana still doing nothing. At least Highroll only LUL Quest Mage Highroll for LUL’s only is gone one step in the right direction.

    • Soup And Salad
      July 31, 2018 at 5:48 am

      That’s a rather bleak outlook on the concept of control/combo decks.

      • Sammy
        July 31, 2018 at 6:40 am

        Not when you go from rank 1 full star to rank 5 zero star.

        • Soup And Salad
          July 31, 2018 at 9:53 am

          What exactly have you been playing?

          • Sammy
            August 1, 2018 at 6:13 am

            You think I give a ish what deck I play after going from rank 1 full star to rank 5 zero star? Lmao thats like a -25, -30 streak Clown joke. If this happened to any of those streamers or “pros” blizzard supports those punk asses woulda quit this game years ago lmao.

        • TheGreyGodsANU
          August 1, 2018 at 6:17 am

          They cant even take losing 1, 2, 3 games in a row, if they do they make a stream real quick and title it “Cute face – Boost to legend please”.

        • Soup And Salad
          August 1, 2018 at 6:26 am

          Well, if you somehow ran into thirty Big Spell Mages in a row playing Taunt Druid teched for aggressive match-ups even more than the deck already is, it’s not so much the deck is brain dead as much as it is a terrible match-up.

        • Smagel
          August 1, 2018 at 10:09 pm

          Your probably an aggro player. You do realise that Big Spell Mage was literally made to counter aggro decks only. it loses everytime vs combo decks and loses to most (if not all) control decks.

  17. CD001
    July 31, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Will this be available as Discover through Primordial Glyph?
    That would increase your chances of playing it before you draw Malygos and/or Faceless Manipulator, maybe Alex or Antonidus … there’s a lot of combo potential here.

    e.g.: Maly -> FM -> Fireball x2 = 32 damage

  18. thmaszhnag
    July 31, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Malygos Mage :$

  19. frenT
    July 31, 2018 at 3:02 am

    This is a good effect, but takes way too long to cast it. At that point when you cast it you wont get that much value. 2/5

    • Guyopt
      July 31, 2018 at 3:11 am

      5/5 – just watch the reveal video in youtube for this card, it’s insane!

      • TWAG
        July 31, 2018 at 5:13 am

        That video was the absolute best case scenario for this card though. There’s currently no way to consistently pull off that insane draw luck. Even with baleful banker putting Antonidas back in your deck, that’s a weak turn to set up for another weak turn with Pocket Galaxy.
        This card might have some super broken potential but I don’t see it in current mage decks.

        • Xcuse4RunningAya101
          July 31, 2018 at 5:25 am

          You could have this minion deck that runs raven familiar and only this spell and book of specters. But book of specters might end up destroying your win con…

  20. Jirwin
    July 31, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Imagine this in any other class

  21. Sandosas
    July 31, 2018 at 1:36 am

    You could combo it with frost nova in order to stall

    • Soup And Salad
      July 31, 2018 at 5:47 am

      That’s a ten mana combo. You will have likely already used that Frost Nova if playing against anything minion based. Plus, Frost Nova doesn’t really have a place in minion based decks.

  22. Smellberg
    July 31, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Double pyroblast, Aluneth and Luna’s pocket galaxy. You got yourself an interesting spiteful summoner deck.

  23. Fluffy
    July 31, 2018 at 1:16 am

    There is a way to tutor this, but that would need to be your only spell

    • Joeydungee
      July 31, 2018 at 5:31 am

      Grand archivist?

      • Fluffy
        July 31, 2018 at 6:54 am

        I was thinking on the crow, but Grand Archivist works as well

        • Joeydungee
          July 31, 2018 at 6:56 am

          Oh yeah, I forgot about that

          • volmar
            July 31, 2018 at 7:35 am

            Also, the new minion that draws a spell that costs 5 or more

          • Guyopt
            July 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm

            So if there are several ways to tutor this (2X raven familiar, Archivist and the new card) we can try it with multi spells deck.
            maybe some other big spells like blizzard flame strike + DK Jaina and spiteful

  24. Flashlight
    July 31, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Sync’s extremely well with Luna herself. Topdecking never been this easy. You can swing back tempo so hard om turn 8 if you actually have Luna in your hand. But gives the same problem with Aluneth since that combo burns hard through your deck

  25. Bobrok
    July 31, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Antonidas + Baleful Banker + Luna’s Pocket Galaxy. Thank you Blizzard.

  26. Nighder
    July 31, 2018 at 1:01 am

    None of you have thought the possibility for this to play only in big spell mage…?!?!

    • Feitonghofei
      July 31, 2018 at 3:11 am

      seven mana do nothing to control the board. Convince me why would big spell mage use this card.

    • Smagel
      August 1, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      Yes, lets put it into the deck that runs like 10 minions… that all but 1 have low stats.

  27. HANSN
    July 31, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Card art is really gorgeous! I bet it looks so good in golden! But I dont know, maybe you can make good combo with the weapon I guess?

  28. Cyclick
    July 31, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Blizzard what are ye doin

  29. GlosuuLang
    July 31, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Some day I’ll be just like you! Some day I’ll be just like you! Some day I’ll be just like you! You require my assistance? DESIDERATUS BELLUM! Some day I’ll be just like you! Aha! I concede to you. First thing that came to mind when I saw this. If you can hit Uncle Tony with this, Exodia Mage may be possible again. Otherwise, I’m sure it can ve exploited in many other forms. 4/5 card.

  30. grenga23
    July 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    great card art. but anoy ed creature mage is still being pushed so hard and not spells

  31. Bob Barker's Aunt
    July 30, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Mistcaller was insane on paper too. Guess what? This is the same. It costs one more mana and doesn’t give you a body, nor will this discount your hand. It’s like a bad quest druid because mage’s card draw will be bad in a deck that would run this (you’d be extremely minion heavy).

    • Flashlight
      July 31, 2018 at 1:27 am

      Luna herself draws enough

  32. HrMsF
    July 30, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    This is INSANEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  33. MockRock
    July 30, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    For everyone talking about Malygos Mage, remember that you can’t have drawn it. Might be something you can slot into a different strategy that uses this card just in case, but no, Malygos Mage isn’t a thing now.

    • Zealot
      July 30, 2018 at 11:54 pm

      You can use baleful banker and then this

      • NmmesWez
        July 31, 2018 at 12:27 am

        that would require that malygos was left alive for a whole turn, which, at that point, just burst the opponent’s face instead of spending 9 mana to do nothing

  34. nickus
    July 30, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    I am glad this is not druids card. In mage however, I don’t see much use of it. Big spell mage doesn’t really need it, tempo mage neither. So maybe elemental or the new hand mage which seems to be getting some support? Could be useful in exodia to reduce antonidas (should run baleful banker just in case), however this seems too slow in comparison to other combos.

  35. RinMathews
    July 30, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Seems like blizzard keeps trying to make malygos the best card in the set… this is like the 5th card revealed that synergies with him.

  36. Karu
    July 30, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Malygos druid??
    When card is for mage only…
    Learn to read

  37. Nidnam1252
    July 30, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Hemet, Jungle Hunter into Pocket Galaxy could have some potential

    • Xcuse4RunningAya101
      July 31, 2018 at 5:46 am

      That is actually not such a bad idea, but the way you would be playing this deck (cycling with luna) would mean that you will burn yourself out of the game very quick anyways, right? Or you could try that malygos combo that everyone is talking about (but thay would increase the chances of drawing him)

      • Nidnam1252
        July 31, 2018 at 7:12 pm

        Nah bro…. go for style points

        Hemet into Pocket galaxy for a 1-mana Mecha’thun that you kill next turn with Voodoo Doll + Hero Power for the win 🙂

        • Nidnam1252
          July 31, 2018 at 7:15 pm

          although, if Mecha’thun is your goal… you’re probably better off playing Pocket Galaxy BEFORE Hemet (so you don’t draw the Mecha’thun before it gets reduced)

          • Xcuse4RunningAya101
            August 1, 2018 at 4:08 pm

            I love mecha’thun, but the only way I see him being triggered is by playing double mech that reduces the cost of mechs in your hand by 1 and next turn 8 mana mecha’cthun into blood blossom>cataclysm (or thaurissan reducing blood blossom and mecha’cthun instead of the 2 mechs). Getting rid of your hand is really not that easy, way to situational in my opinion.

  38. Ab00000
    July 30, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Not the best card, but I thought this could potentially go into a spiteful mage?? It wouldn’t be great but like maybe you use this to make a seven drop isn’t awful, but the big part is using your grand archivist to cast this spell. The problem with that is that you would be able to put many cards in because of danger. This card might be too much like Temporus, but maybe it might work? 2/5

  39. CocoAsticot
    July 30, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    To be good it should be ‘in your Hand AND deck’ But like that It will be hard to make combo with it and for other decks it s too much tempo loss

    • _
      July 31, 2018 at 4:16 am

      that would be positivly broken

    • Smagel
      August 1, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      Aviana was already a good card in druid. What your suggesting is a 7 mana Aviana for mage that last forever, at the price of a 5/5 body.

      obviously not broken in anyway possible.

  40. Levi
    July 30, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    What is balance? Funny that I’ve never heard of that word in my life as a hearthstone game designer.

    • kaleidio
      July 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm

      This seems pretty bad tho

  41. Marcus
    July 30, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Can this make elemental mage great?

    • Umbreomancer
      July 30, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Who cares, I’m playing it anyway.

    • Gret
      July 30, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      Hopefully, I really don’t see any other existing archetypes that this fits into.

      7 mana do nothing this turn is pretty bad, but the effect is undeniably powerful. If it discounted your hand that would be fantastic, this would be sweet combo material. When you compare this to Kelseth coming down turn 7 instead of 2 means this often won’t hit as many cards as you might like. Turn 7 means you’ve taken at least 10 cards from your deck if not more, making this too inconsistent for a competitive combo deck. Elementals does seem like a natural fit for this since your playing tons of minions anyway, the tempo this card could give you is exactly what Elementals needs to be competitive. But giving up that initial 7 mana of do nothing means that you’ll always be playing from behind once your deck is buffed so you might have to get lucky with the draws. Probably worth the risk to play Book of Specters with this, that seems like a strong play.

      I’m on the fence about this one. Probably not that great in most situations. Maybe there is a new type of mage that wants to use this in a way I’m not thinking about.

  42. Piterno
    July 30, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    Exodia Mage! Play big spell package, with 2 sorc apprentice, molten reflection, and antonidas!

    • Clstrby3
      July 30, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      remember, it says in your deck. you would have to not draw combo pieces

    • Piterno
      July 30, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      But if we have a combo meta, this might be too slow for malygos druids

  43. Burnqpund
    July 30, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    BROKEN

    • pppppp
      July 30, 2018 at 11:08 pm

      How? Personally I don’t see this fitting into any deck playing seven mana to do absolutely nothing is terrible and even when paired with book of specters on turn 10 you can play one minion that you drew. Big spell mage doesn’t need it, tempo mage is too fast for this, and an elemental mage is still looking for tempo

      • Burnqpund
        July 31, 2018 at 12:27 am

        with aluneth it will

        • Flashlight
          July 31, 2018 at 1:30 am

          Aluneth is just plain bad. 2 turns do nothing. Luna on the other hand makes you draw cards once you play topdecks.

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