Nightmare Amalgam

Nightmare Amalgam Card

Nightmare Amalgam is a 3 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

This is an Elemental, Mech, Demon, Murloc, Dragon, Beast, Pirate and Totem.

Flavor Text

Be all that you can be.
  • Mana Cost: 3
  • Attack: 3
  • Health: 4
  • Crafting Cost: 400 / 1600 (Golden)
  • Arcane Dust Gained: 100 / 400 (Golden)
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Class: Neutral
  • Type: Minion
  • Set: The Witchwood

Nightmare Amalgam Card Review

This card is super cool! I actually never thought about one card with every single tribe. But here it is. And it’s really interesting, as there are tons of opportunities to play it. I mean, you can play it in Pirate deck, in Dragon deck, in Murloc deck etc.

At the same time, it will never really be “broken” in any of those decks. For example, it’s not as good as Murloc Warleader in Murloc decks, it’s not as good as, I don’t know, Southsea Captain in Pirate decks and so on.

The 3/4 stats for 3 are solid, it’s pretty much as good as you can get without having any downside. But 3/4 by itself is not enough – vanilla 3 mana 3/4 wouldn’t see play. It’s the synergies that make this card.

Yes, this card is super flexible… but the thing is, you rarely will use more than one tribe at once. Would you actually put a 3/4 vanilla Murloc into your Murloc Paladin deck? Or 3/4 Dragon into a Dragon Priest? It’s really hard to say, but that’s the most likely scenario for this card.

Come to think about it, the card would probably be strongest in multi-tribe deck. Sadly, lots of cards that support this kind of archetype are rotating out. For example, Zoobot or The Curator. But it might still be possible to make some sort of e.g. Murloc Pirate deck.

And I actually think that those multi-tribe decks will be where this card finds home, IF it finds home. It might be used as a sort of “filler” card if you need more synergies, but the thing is, most of the tribes simply have better cards.

Before I rate it, I need to talk about one important thing, another reason why putting this into a single tribe deck might not be the best idea. From your perspective, it will synergize only with the tribe you run. But from the opponent’s perspective, EVERY hate card will work on it. Cards like Hungry Crab and Golakka Crawler used to be popular tech cards, there is also a Dragonslayer (which is rare, but I’ve seen some decks teching it). Heck, it even dies to Sacrificial Pact – sure, Warlocks don’t really play it, but the point is that it will die to hate cards WAY more often than other cards. So you put yourself at a significant risk for not that big of a reward.

All in all, it might see SOME play in single tribe decks if you really need to fill your curve with a 3-drop, but the real place for this card to shine are multi-tribe decks. It doesn’t seem like this will be a thing, but they MIGHT print more support for such a thing. We’ll see. Right now, even though I find this card incredibly cool, I think it’s just average.

Card rating: 5/10

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50 Comments

  1. doraemon1992
    April 6, 2018 at 6:58 am

    does it bother anyone that the only pirate related part from this cool miniom art is… a single eyepatch?
    and it’ so small, I barely notice it and only after zooming out..

  2. Hearthcards user
    April 3, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I knew that they are going to use card ideas in Hearthcards

    • ColtLeap
      April 8, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      Shame, considering I literally made this exact card as a Festergut long before this was even announced ;( (ColtLeap on Hearthcards)

  3. MarmotMurloc
    April 3, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I love this for two reasons.
    One, this seems pretty awesome in arena, it can fill out your elemental and Dragon synergies awesomely (I think those are the ones I look for most often) and a 3 mana 3/4 is not horrible. Not great, not event that good, but it’s solid and seems useful.
    Secondly and more importantly….
    This thing has some murloc, and maybe even a bit of marmot. See that bit of fur on its shoulder? Marmot fur. This here is a bonafide marmot murloc.
    Big props to the artist for this beautiful creature!
    Now all I need is a nightmare amalgam as my account avatar and I will be a true marmotmurloc

  4. frenT
    April 2, 2018 at 4:31 am

    This is a really good arena card. Elemental synergy and others are really good in arena. In standard this card is kinda weak. Maybe in a dragon deck as a fill card it can be usefull. There are some cards that can kill this like hungry crab or golakka or sacrifical pact. I think the biggest problem with this card is that there are better picks. Nice arena card, but not that good of a standard card.

    • DumbEndumber
      April 2, 2018 at 5:27 am

      I want to second this – this card is VERY solid in arena. 3/4 for a 3drop is amazing – something which would have been extremely welcome in vanilla. Elemental, beast, murloc, pirate, dragon… so many great synergies to use, This card is insane in arena, as it allows to contribute to all tribe synergies without sacrificing too many cards.

      As for constructed, pass.

  5. minti
    March 28, 2018 at 5:54 am

    I think this card lacks one important suffix in order to be playable in standart and that is Silver Hand, i know they are not really a tribe, but if pirates are a tribe, silver hand should also be. Not to mention its the only standart deck type for paladin that works for now and with the loss of the stegodon and lost in the jungle, This thing would justify the epic quallity of the recruit card. Although murlocs are the ones getting the love there. This is the beefiest murloc, murlocs ever had, it has better stats than any murloc legendary.

    • Gody322
      March 29, 2018 at 4:41 am

      Journey to Un’goro isn’t rotating out this year. Paladin keeps stegodon and lost in the jungle for another year.

  6. ALex
    March 27, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    not sure about the viability of this card, but DAMN this art is good.

    Haven’t been able to stop looking at it for the past 2 days.

  7. wow
    March 27, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Not sure if this card has some potential in constructed but in arena this is 5/5 instant pick

  8. Jezzrebb
    March 27, 2018 at 12:43 am

    It looks cool. Will be nice in arena.

  9. Mockingstuffs
    March 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    so… mr.Interracial

  10. Blitz
    March 26, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Perhaps this should have been more like a tribal lord like:
    Battlecry: Discover a minion type. Minions of that type get +1/+1 for the rest of the game.
    But this looks very interesting. You can also combine tribes as well. Zoobot in wild would be interesting. Shaman likes both elementals and murlocs, as does Paladin.
    I think this creates new opportunities for deck building and I’m keen to try it.

  11. Osumatthew
    March 26, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    So, if this is silenced, does it still count as all creature types? I’m a little confused if the text is actually rules text, or just an explanation of the “all” tribal tag.

    • Matthew
      March 26, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      No, I don’t think so. If you see the card, the text is italic, so I’m sure that’s there to help players understand what this card fully does.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 27, 2018 at 3:42 am

      Having all Tribes is not a part of the card’s effect – it just has all the Tribes (see “All” at the bottom). And just like you can’t silence any other tribe, silencing this one will be pointless too.

  12. Matt
    March 26, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Underwhelming filler card that probably finds a home but no one is going to love playing it. How is this rated so high?

    • SliceAndDice
      March 27, 2018 at 3:12 am

      Synergy. Playing a Dragon Deck? This works for you. Elementals? This works for you. Murlocs? This works for you.

      Want to try making some crack addicted combination of 2 or more archtypes? This card pulls weight for you.

      • Matt
        March 27, 2018 at 8:11 am

        Like I said, bad card that fits into a bunch of decks and grudgingly finds a home in 1.

  13. YellowDude
    March 26, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Damn huge props to the artist for being to squeeze all of the tribes in lol

  14. Threather
    March 26, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    This card might not fit in the current hearthstone metagame but it is definitely dream card of any first card set from any card game.

    Could fit in almost all decks due to statline while having synergy with ton of cards.

    This card will definitely see some play in aggro, especially with ton of ways to buff it. It might also give some birth to some new aggro decks.

  15. Exploding Banana
    March 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I love how the only thing that’s needed for something to be a pirate is an eyepatch.

  16. Mayhem
    March 26, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Hungry crab : this is cute
    Golakka : hmm…
    Dragon slayer : nice job

    • SharkFlake
      March 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      lol, true. If this card sees play, it will immediately stop being played the day after because of this

  17. Andy
    March 26, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    One question for wild…
    will ZooBot and Menagerie Magician give this card the buff 3 times if it is the only (Dragon, Murloc, Beast) on your board?
    And will the The Curator draw this card two times? Or Three, if you put copys of it into your deck? (Rogue)

    • Zachary Galbraith
      March 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      the tribal buffs might, but the warden will definetely draw 2 copies if you have those in your deck

    • Aidan
      March 26, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      I would guess that zoobot will buff it once since it targets three separate things but curator should be able to draw two from deck, I’m wondering how sequencing with curator will work tho (say if you have one of these and a beast in your deck is there possibility that curator will target this as a beast and then not draw the other beast in your deck and not draw anything else since you dont have a dragon or murloc in your deck?)

      • Haha
        March 26, 2018 at 11:49 pm

        It will buff it 3 times cause he buff dragon (him), murloc (him), beast (him)…he doest buff 3 separate targets but 3 separate types of minions and hi is all 3 of them 🙂

  18. SinisterOne
    March 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Hearthstone meet Mistform Ultimus.

    I know I will use this in a deck but which I do not know. Maybe Dragon Priest instead of Twilight.

  19. Jaych
    March 26, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    There is so much potential in this card. It has the possibility to fit into so many different decks in both Standard and Wild that it would be impossible to list them all here. I do, however, think that one deck has a very good chance at playing this card, and that is Murloc Paladin. Having a minion like this in Murloc Paladin is just a godsend. It works amazingly with Murloc Tidecaller, Coldlight Seer, Murloc Warleader, Rockpool Hunter, and Gentle Megasaur. All of the synergy is there, and that’s enough to make this card amazing.

    Rebuke, well… Rebuke’s a different story for me.

    On top of that, though, there are so many possibilities of this being in Hunter, Shaman, Dragon Priest, etc. that I can’t help but give this a high rating.

    There are, however, a couple of downsides that can ruin this card. Tech cards utterly destroy this minion (Dragonslayer, Hungry Crab, Golakka Crawler), and the Tempo disadvantage for this card being destroyed is MASSIVE.

    Still a good card, though.

    4 Stars from me.

  20. serjohn
    March 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    maybe as a totem-elemental-murloc would be a use for shaman , or a murloc-beast-dragon for wild paladin, man if this was in the same set as curator and finja, maybe is late for this card , we should had seen this card earlier

  21. Soup And Salad
    March 26, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    It’ll be nice to have a go to extra tribal card if such a package needs it. It could also create bridges between tribal packages much like how Jade Spirit did to connect Jade Shaman to Elemental Shaman when the elemental tag was added to that card. The 3/4 stat line is rather strong too, but it’ll only see play in decks that need a more of a particular tribe to get the synergies together rather wanting more.

  22. Killy
    March 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    At th eend of the day it is a 3 mana 3/4 do nothing. If there isn’t any crazy synergy – one star.

  23. Orasha
    March 26, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I now want to play a weird hybrid Elemental Dragon mage and Pirate Dragon warrior xD too bad those will probably only work in wild. Oh well.

    • Mitpaul
      March 26, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      Yeah to bad it seems like blizard has no interest in pushing dragons for other classes then just priest anymore or make mech decks a thing again, those used to be the most flexible races if we dont count murlocs with how alot of their neutral suport cards where really strong, those cards are sadly wild only now.

      As for murlocs, their synergies are to agressive for my taste so eh.

  24. Miss Player
    March 26, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I really want to try this in a murloc shaman quest deck, but depends what totem synergies they add (if any) to make up for the losses in standard rotation. We’ll have to see what other synergy cards they add for the tribes… I’m sure someone will find a good home for this cute little guy! :3

  25. Nidnam
    March 26, 2018 at 11:59 am

    It’s too bad ZooBot, Menagerie Magician, and The Curator all leave Standard.

  26. Aa00000
    March 26, 2018 at 11:55 am

    This card doesn’t actually seem powerful at all. I don’t know if a deck that cares about multiple tags. Normally, decks focus on one tribe, and now with curator out, this card makes even less sense. Really cool, though

    • Orangic
      March 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      don’t think about it as thing only for multi tribe it is 3/4 for 3 mana which is really good and you can fit it into any deck that provides any kind of synergy.

    • ShoM
      March 26, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      We already have a 3/4 mech that saw/sees play in mech decks, current murlock paladin would play a 3/4 murlock, more aggressive elemental decks wouldnt mind a 3/4 over 1/5 taunt on player phase and midrange shaman woukd have liked another 3/4 for those games they dont open totem golem. Whatever any deck with these specifics will work in new stantard is another question.

  27. Ivan
    March 26, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Wow!! Pretty unique card! Awesome. Let s see if it could be played in constructive

  28. Phiakk Yuu
    March 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Cyborg-Pirate-Ninja Jesus . No Mercy.

  29. Crapcrack
    March 26, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Arena- Super strong
    Constructive- im not sure…

    • Soup And Salad
      March 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      It’ll really depend on if any tribal packages really need a three drop, and Dragons may be the only one that will after the rotation.

      This will be a card that will be played in decks because they need to, not because they want to if that makes any sense.

  30. Sir Stone
    March 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    The only way this could be better is if it was a 4 Mana 4/5 so it could be anti-priest!

  31. Amazed Person
    March 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    This seem really good actully

  32. Schmog
    March 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

    This artwork is awesome.