Oondasta

Oondasta Card

Oondasta is a 9 Mana Cost Legendary Neutral Minion Beast card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Rush Overkill: Summon a Beast from your hand.

Flavor Text

Adorning devilsaurs with armor and feathers is a respected job in troll culture, although it has a high turnover rate.

Oondasta Card Review

I’m 99% sure that this card will see play. Deathrattle Hunter is an already existing, strong archetype and it fits right in. The deck runs Kathrena Winterwisp and a small (in quantity, not mana cost) Beast package – usually 4 minions. Kathrena is obviously an insane tempo play – given that the Beasts deck runs cost 6 to 9 mana, the card pulls two huge bodies on top of the 6/6. However, drawing some of the Beasts before playing Kathrena can get pretty awkward. For example, Witchwood Grizzly is still great vs Aggro when they run out of cards, but it can be nearly unplayable against slower decks. This could solve that issue – pulling it straight from your hand would give you some tempo and circumvent a negative Battlecry. Of course, getting Oondasta straight from Kathrena is great. It’s not as aggressive as King Krush or even Charged Devilsaur (which can go face in that case), but it creates an even harder to deal with board.

But Deathrattle Hunter might not be the only deck that would want to play it. Like I’ve mentioned when reviewing Ironhide Direhorn, I could see some kind of Big Beast Druid happening. Druids can get to 9 mana more easily than other classes thanks to the ramp, and it would be an insane tempo swing if you pull out something like the 7-drop I’ve mentioned earlier or – even better – a TyrantusWitching Hour reviving this is obviously nuts, but it giving you a 3 mana 7-drop or a 12/12 is also fine.

Overall, I really like this card and I think that it’s going to be powerful. I’m nearly sure that it will see play in Deathrattle Hunter (unless they get such amazing cards that they will drop the Kathrena + Beasts strat, but that would be too much for the ladder to handle), and I’m quite hopeful that it will find home in other decks too over the course of its run in Standard. Any deck running Big Beast synergy will want to play this. Heck, some slower decks can even play just Oondasta + 2x Witchwood Grizzly, which is already a borderline playable card even without any synergies. Grizzlies will be useful in Aggro, and you will be able to use Oondasta as a removal + way to pull them as 3/12 against decks that hoard more cards (e.g. Even Warlock).

Card rating: 9/10

27 Comments

  1. Evident - Author
    November 29, 2018 at 8:42 am

    There’s a bug with the rating system, disregard the score! We’re working on a fix.

  2. Jed
    November 28, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Is anyone else getting a glitch where it says this is 0.1/5 stars?
    I mean, the card ain’t bad

    • For the Alliance and the Light
      November 28, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Yeah, mine says 0.2 and I was like, what the? Perhaps some group decided to down the ratings of this card or it is a glitch

      • Tricklas
        November 29, 2018 at 11:49 am

        U can’t have less the 1 star

    • Warptens
      November 29, 2018 at 1:06 am

      It used to have above 4stars
      legit 0.2 stars is impossible since the lowest possible vote is 1 star.

  3. numisma
    November 28, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Make a neutral legendary especially useful for one or two classes is very idiotic. It’s like druid and hunter got three legendaries this expansion. Just unfair.

  4. Ryan
    November 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Slap that boi in a death rattle hunter

  5. Kanapesh
    November 20, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Juicy Psychmelon, get Dreampetal Florist, Charged Devilsaur, Oondasta and Tyrantus
    Play Dreampetal Florist, reduce either Charged Devilsaur or Oondasta so you can use 27 mana on 10

    Seems legit

  6. Soup And Salad
    November 19, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Oondasta is absolutely MADE for Kathrina Hunter, but it will probably see play no where else. It almost smells like the design team had Hunter picked out for the next Hero card but also had this design and just couldn’t throw it away since Kathrina is rotating soon.

  7. Tom Gats
    November 19, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    for some reason it can summon palladin’s beast loa tiger

  8. HOLY BRODE
    November 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    WE DID IT BOIS, RECRUIT HUNTER IS BACK

  9. ShaneLo
    November 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I think Oondasta would fit nicely into odd Warrior. Direhorn Hatchling, Direhorn Matriarch, and Baku himself. Although it has anti-synergy with Owl it’s very minor since u can just play owl before.

    • Riptide
      November 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm

      Does warrior want to load up on beasts? Dr. Boom gives all Mechs Rush. This card is insane value if you have the beasts to support it.

  10. Starcereal
    November 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    *bias towards big minions*
    This is a 10/10 card for me. I like deathrattle hunter and big druid, this will have a home in both! I will most likely craft Tyrantus as druid is my favorite class! Great flavor and cool effect!

  11. Spyder9899
    November 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    0 mana build-a-beast.

  12. Tuscarora87
    November 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Overall a good card, as long as it summons another big boi or value. Druid and Hunter card.

  13. Liam
    November 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Overkill: Summon King Krush or a Charged Devilsaur from your hand

  14. Sonriks6
    November 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I think it’s also good for “Beast Druid” archetype, think Witching Hour or off-meta Star-Aligner (7 health) and new dino (7 mana).

  15. DukeStarswisher
    November 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    “How can we make recruit hunter even more oppressive than it already is?”

    *Creates Oondasta

    • Maelstrang
      November 19, 2018 at 1:12 pm

      If by Recruit Hunter you mean Deathrattle Hunter then sure, given I haven’t seen a Recruit Hunter in months.

      • DukeStarswisher
        November 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm

        Same difference. Deathrattle hunter has a recruit package right now. Don’t be a stick.

  16. Jed
    November 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Egg hunter needed more synergy

    Definitely

    3.7/5

  17. Jawsborn
    November 19, 2018 at 11:40 am

    A new friend for Kathrena!

  18. NirvanaX
    November 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

    now i wan’t worry if King Krush is in my hand anymore.

  19. Chris Givler
    November 19, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Amazing card considering most Loa will be Beast as well. Very good card because it can be a removal and summon a minion from your hand for 9 mana.

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