Murloc Tastyfin

Murloc Tastyfin Card

Murloc Tastyfin is a 4 Mana Cost Rare Neutral Minion Murloc card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Deathrattle: Draw 2 Murlocs from your deck.

Flavor Text

He was destined for the soup. One way or another…

Murloc Tastyfin Card Review

I feel like Murloc Tastyfin is a good card, but it’s a bad Murloc card. You see – 4 mana 3/2 that draws you two is solid. Just look at the Elven Minstrel. Sure, Combo is less risky than Deathrattle on average and happens immediately, but this has a tribal tag and it’s Neutral. Some decks would want to play it, but… not necessarily Murloc decks. Murloc strategies are about fast, high tempo, on-curve plays. On T4, it wants to drop something like Gentle Megasaur or a 1-drop + Murloc Warleader and not a 4 mana 3/2. The period in which Murloc decks can close out the game is rather short – if you don’t win by Turn 5-6, you lose most of your matches. Sacrificing one high tempo turn to play for value is not exactly what you want to do. It’s even slower than Primalfin Lookout (costs one more mana for the same stats, draw doesn’t happen immediately), which is almost too slow for Murloc decks already.

If anything, this card can be used to tutor some specific Murlocs you need in an otherwise non-Murloc deck. For example, you COULD try running one copy in Mill Rogue in Wild to get Coldlight Oracles. Or maybe it can be used in future to tutor some other Murlocs

Card rating: 2/10 (but has some niche play potential, especially in Wild)

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15 Comments

  1. Marcus
    November 22, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    I feel like this minion should have rush. Even if it has to cost more mana.

  2. Kevin :D
    November 22, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Sorry murloc, this aint your meta

  3. Jawsborn
    November 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    This will be a perfect card for those “Play X Murloc” quests! I wont disenchant mine for that reason alone.

  4. Jed
    November 22, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Probably an auto include in murloc decks
    The question is will murlocs exist

    3/5

  5. Worthy opponent
    November 22, 2018 at 10:40 am

    A good card to be spoiled for Thanksgiving

    • Ikyk
      November 22, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Gross card… Insinuating that on death, the other murloc are drawn out to eat him… Lolol

  6. Ancor3
    November 22, 2018 at 10:25 am

    7/10

    It’s an Elven Minstrel for Murlocs that doesn’t require activation. Yes, it’s slow, but I believe it’s good enough to see experimentation.

  7. Soup And Salad
    November 22, 2018 at 9:43 am

    The Tastyfin is both too slow and too unimpactful on the board for it to really be playable for murloc decks.

    While Gental Megasaur asks you to have a few murlocs on board already and isn’t a murloc itself, it will be the go to four drop for the deck until April.

  8. Sinssino
    November 22, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I doubt this card would see play even if it was a 2 mana it’s just way to slow and 4 mana 3/2 does nothing for Murloc by turn 5 you should have a full board or have your opponent at 15 health and be looking to close in murloc bad card

    • Skyscale
      November 22, 2018 at 9:14 am

      Cute. At 2 mana it would be broken

    • Agapito
      November 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      Wtf man, what game are you playing. Two mana 3/2 draw two minion and you say that it wouldn’t be played lol

  9. InFlames_HS
    November 22, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Stats is not good enough, shoulda been 3/4 or a 2-mana 1/2 or 2/1

  10. BlueyesOwl
    November 22, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I like that they still releasing cards for murlocs, but I would prefer this was a battlecry instead of deathrattle.
    2/5 cause of that.

  11. Sergi
    November 22, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Cool art, probably won’t see play because murloc decks have better ways to draw(?) 4 mana 3/2 doesn’t look great.

  12. Omnitarian
    November 22, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Roughly speaking it’s an Elven Minstrel for Murlocs. Seems perfectly cromulent.