Muckmorpher

Muckmorpher Card

Muckmorpher is a 5 Mana Cost Epic Shaman Minion card from the Rise of Shadows set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Transform into a 4/4 copy of a different minion in your deck.

Flavor Text

Fan favorite in the muck morphin' sewer strangers.

45 Comments

  1. Evlysium
    April 5, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Insanely powerful effect. Very comparable to jepetto in that its effect is situationally game-winning, but its biggest weakness is the inconsistency of having to draw this before your other stuff. I don’t think the cards exist to make this powerful yet, but definitely keep an eye on this card as the year goes on; with a little more support, a “big shaman” archetype could definitely see play.

  2. JoyDivision
    March 29, 2019 at 1:54 am

    It works okay with a wide array of minions. Walking Fountain, Zilliax, Al’Akir were already mentioned, but even something like Scarab Egg or Mana Tide Totem doesn’t look too shabby when copied with this.

  3. Rosfh
    March 28, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    The Ancient One is back…. taldram, faceless man, ancestor’s call (such flavor), barnes, oh the pure garbage high roll memes. all ya gotta do is hit one and clone it. ezpz

  4. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    March 28, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I kinda like this card, I think it has a nice effect, and it’s not too badly broken. 3.5/5

  5. MockRock
    March 28, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    I can only really see this working in some kind of combo deck right now, Shudderwock is likely going to be in every midrange/control Shaman for the next year, which also means including additional battlecry cards. It’s obviously good with Walking Fountain, Al’Akir, Ziliax, Ysera…but I can’t see that being SO good that it ousts Shudderwock and the new Hagatha. We’ll either need some new cards that are so incredibly appealing with this that it makes taking your battlecry cards out worth it, or as I said, it may end up being used in a combo. Lots of possibilities though, this is a mad scientist card for sure and I love it.

    • Albionflux
      March 28, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      shudderwock does not want this card
      main use i can see is to make a spell deck with malygos and this, cheat a low cost maly and blast enemy in face
      a deathrattle variant could use it as well but thats not really shamans strong suit

      • Rosfh
        March 28, 2019 at 11:51 pm

        so uhh… i didn’t read your comment, but this card will be really good in a shaman deck with minions that have synergy with it like malygos. it prolly wouldn’t be good with cards that are bad with it like shudderwock.

        • Albionflux
          March 29, 2019 at 4:25 am

          that is literally what i said

          • Rosfh
            March 29, 2019 at 2:11 pm

            there is a lesson to be learned here

  6. Taznak
    March 28, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Shadow Essence was a core component of the Big Priest archetype because of all of the supporting cards: Eternal Servitude, Diamond Spellstone, Shadow Visions and so on. Because Shaman has nothing like that, I seriously doubt Big Shaman will be a thing.

    As a minion in Control Shaman that can turn into a 4/4 copy of Al’Akir, Walking Fountain or Zilliax, this sounds like it could be good. There’s a bunch of weaker targets you could copy as well, which means this has a consistency problem, but the high rolls seem to be good enough to make this good on average. 4/5

    • Skoopy
      March 29, 2019 at 1:03 am

      What about other charge minions? Can this minion be agressive? Stonetusk Boar or Argent Commander with Divine Shield? Sounds fun for highrolls and memes. I think it can fit, especially with Cards around like Ziliax, Alakhir, Walking Fountain and value like Isera. We will see.

      • Taznak
        March 29, 2019 at 3:28 am

        Yeah, this is also good with generic charge minions. Not exactly spectacular though- Kor’kron elite is a 4/3 charger for 4 mana, this could be a 4/4 charger for 5 mana. Being a shaman card, you could combo it with something like Windfury- but the odds of playing Muckmorpher, randomly selecting a charge minion, and also having Windfury spell in your hand are pretty low, and the payoff isn’t exactly an OTK combo. It’s nice, but not good enough to make up for the inconsistency.

        The problem with generic charge minions is that many of them are bad cards. A Stonetusk Boar has low power and terrible value and it’ll feel terrible to draw it; definitely not worth putting it into your deck just because there’s a small chance Muckmorpher will turn into a 4/4 copy of it. I think it’s better to look at cards that are good on their own, then, and also synergize with Muckmorpher.

        I’m not convinced about Argent Commander, but it could work. Certainly, a 4/4 charge divine shield Muckmorpher for 5 mana would be quite good.

  7. Hawk819
    March 28, 2019 at 9:49 am

    It’s Shadow Essence for Shaman, plus, one doesn’t have pay a high cost of 6 mana to play it. However, just one drawback: it summons a copy of one of the minions in the deck. Meaning, it’ll copy a Battlecry minion but won’t trigger the Battlecry.

    • MeerkatJonny
      March 28, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Anytime you summon a minion without playing it the battlecry doesn’t trigger, so I don’t think that’s a super important downside/observation. The big difference between this and Shadow Essence is this is a minion. So it has extreme anti-synergy with Shudderwock, for example.

  8. Jed
    March 28, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Really good with that fountain card, could further push big shamen

    • MeerkatJonny
      March 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

      The only deck this would really fit into is a combo/OTK deck.

      • Albionflux
        March 29, 2019 at 4:55 pm

        it has a few options but none of them particularly good, maly/hakkar best i can think of.
        if you have a minion you want from your deck can try to get it and bounce it to your hand using the 3 cost elemental.
        in wild it could see some play with gorgan and baleful, but i believe their both rotating now.
        just in general i dont see this being a good card, definitely cant use it with shudderwock

  9. Minti
    March 28, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Well ansestral call mally shaman can use this. Although not that reliably and you oponent will know if you have mally in your hand. It is a direct replacement to the faceless ones you use. But transform effect are really powerfull. We can compare this to w cheeper and weaker shadow escence for priest. And Shamans big minion decks are also still a thing just like with the rogues. well it screws your bans play but you may find a way to recover the lost value someday.
    When i first looked at the art of this i thought is this some strange murloc that will make murloc shamans great again. But it kind of looks a bit more lika a baby shudderlock with a pet dog shudderlock :D. Its not something we hav seen in WoW for shure.
    I know its mean streets of gadgetzan had a similar card that would cost 4 and after it attacks turns into a 6 mana minion. So cheeting some mana with evolve is a thing. If all your low cost minions are spell generated like voltaic bursts and malestorm portals or spirit wolfs etc. SO you can still have this as a good card. It may turn into a 4/4 stated lol cost minion. like argent squire. 4/4 divine shield is kind of worth 5 mana at average. but 4/4 stats is not overally amazing for 5 mana. You need sylvanas like effects. And in wild evolve likes small wide boards if you can hit 7 minions with a 1 mana evolve that means you cheeted out 7 mana worth of stats theoretically.

    • Minti
      March 28, 2019 at 9:13 am

      well 5 mana is odd maligos is odd. Baku is odd and with good spells you can rol lspell totems every turn.

    • Lluadian
      March 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Problem is this picks a random minion in deck not hand or field so depending on deck build rng can be bad. Anything that’s not a battle cry could get decent use but you’ll never run this with shudderwock. I doubt this will be in an otk but it’s possibilities as a supplementary card are good and since it’s cost would become the new cards it’s a great Target for evolve effects if it goes big.

      • Minti
        March 28, 2019 at 4:12 pm

        your shudder would just coppy its battlecry and end its effect. But in wild there already exists barnes kel’thuzard ansestral rebirth deck that can use this. It says that it copyes a different minion so you can consistenly run 2 of these and they are a bit more consistent than barnes. Although 4/4 kel’thuzards are much easyer to clean than the full stated minion. Although we should see how it goes i doubt a class card would antisynergize with its archetypes. And even than Big priest with its revives has a ton more value.

        • Lluadian
          March 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm

          I mainly see this with a form of a big shaman or something it can cheat out a high cost card and you tag this with an evolve effect for value the rng is likely to give something better than 4/4 If was an 8-10 cost minion.

          • Rosfh
            March 28, 2019 at 11:54 pm

            deathwing dragonlord and deathwing. they both look pretty good with a silence too

  10. Orasha
    March 28, 2019 at 8:48 am

    This is similar to Shadow Essence, and there was a period of time when Control Shaman ran Madame Goya so there is a precedent in some sort of value Shaman using this sort of effect. Notably it has anti-synergy with decks seeking to get absurd Shudderwock value, and that may be enough to push it out as an option for the next year. However, if you’re able to stack your deck with cards that have immediate board impact, end of turn effects, deathrattles, or ongoing effects then this is a reasonable card.

  11. Benoitballs
    March 28, 2019 at 8:33 am

    This is one of those cards I think will either age really well or it’ll limit what’s available to shaman…

    Huge potential, obviously Malygos or Zilliax. It forces you to sort of limit deck building, and I don’t really see a place for it YET; however, tons of high-roll potential in this card and it could be pretty big in the future.

  12. Xopods
    March 28, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I think there will be lots of good decks with this… Shaman’s has a lot of good low-cost spells but not many good high-cost ones so it’s natural to build a deck that’s spell-based early game and transitions into minions later. You don’t even need to omit low-cost minions entirely. E.g. if your worst case is you hit Bloodmage Thalnos for a 5-cost 4/4 with +1 Spell Damage and Deathrattle: Draw a card, that’s reasonable value. But as others are saying you mostly want Malygos or some high-cost card with a big end-of-turn or deathrattle ability.

    What exactly the alternatives to Malygos will be, we’ll have to wait till we see the whole set, but there will obviously be some.

    • Xopods
      March 28, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Oh, I just saw Walking Fountain, so there’s also that, and Zilliax, and Al’Akir. A 4/4 copy of any of those for 5 Mana is great.

  13. Mkluvin1515
    March 28, 2019 at 8:24 am

    IF you can get it to stick, this copying Malygos, then a combination of Lava Burst + Lightning Bolt next turn, and then Kragwa to refill…wow

  14. Beck5
    March 28, 2019 at 8:14 am

    why it’s not a priest card? )))

  15. YOYOIOAN
    March 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Definitely a card you’ll have to build your deck around but could be a very powerful combo piece for something like Malygos or something else from Rise of Shadows with combo potential. 3.5/5

  16. Soup And Salad
    March 28, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Muckmorpher looks like a pretty cool card, but unless you hit a minion with a useful aura effect, rush, or Deathrattle, it really isn’t going to be much more than a five mana 4/4.

    Maybe it’ll be something to screw around with, but not much more than that.

  17. EksSkellybur
    March 28, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Value Town just does not stop, dosen’t it! We have another powerful Minion with some decent-ish stats, for 5 mana. But what’s the kick here is that It’s going to turn into a copy of a minion in your deck. So it’s going to be a powerful Passive, Deathrattle, Rush or een at some cases a Taunt Minion. So if you have an Ysera, Zilliax or Walking fountain for example; those are going to be some gamechangers for Shaman. And I can see that Shaman has gotten a lot of it’s power back; and I’m excited to see what Shaman can do, especially since he still has Dragon Shadderwock Shaman.

    • YOYOIOAN
      March 28, 2019 at 8:06 am

      Not really sure if it will work in Shudderwock due to transforming it into a different minion but pulling something like Malygos or Zillax would be really powerful

  18. Omnitarian
    March 28, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Fun card. Can copy a big deathrattle or aura effect. T7 you can combo it with Ancestral Spirit to revive a big boy.

    The clever design of the card (and biggest downside) is that you don’t wanna use it with Shudderwock- mostly because copying those battlecry minions will turn this into a vanilla 4/4.

    This is a buildaround card, very reminiscent of Seeping Oozeling. We’ll have to see if Shaman has enough things you’d wanna clone to be able to make this worth it- for instance Thrall doesn’t have a single Deathrattle in standard (?!), much less a big deathrattle. So do you target Al’akir and Zilliax and that new rush/lifesteal/windfury dude? Do you use this to make Eureka Shaman viable?

    My vibe is that this is a cool card that doesn’t have enough support to be meta, but that could change heavily depending on what other cards we see.

  19. A person who reacts to this
    March 28, 2019 at 7:40 am

    First I though it was a rouge card and almost had a heart-attack… This will be okay, and not insanely murderous. 😀

  20. Dynasty
    March 28, 2019 at 7:17 am

    malygos maybe

  21. LuKeAA
    March 28, 2019 at 7:17 am

    -1 Shadow Essence on a Minion with counter-synergy with Shudderwock.

    I really hate that counter-synergy.

    3/5.

  22. Lluadian
    March 28, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Interesting card so it won’t be played with shudderwock. You’ll likely wanna have a deck tracker add-on to know what may show up. This looks like a card you’d play with deathrattles and end of turn effects. So it’d be rough HOWEVER there is 1 key point that makes this a possibly powerful card. Witchey lackey when comboed with this at turn 5 could put a big cost minion on the board that’s a bigger threat and not as easily removed. So this will probably see some play in a shaman deck running big minions and lackeys.

  23. Thanatos
    March 28, 2019 at 7:13 am

    It should be: Discover a minion in your deck. Transform into a 4/4 copy of it.

    Im tired of effects that relies on RNG for Shaman…

    • Skoopy
      March 28, 2019 at 7:24 am

      This would be simply way to strong!!! Lets say you discover a 10-cost with a huge effect. The Discount would be too big!

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