Quartz Elemental

Quartz Elemental Card

Quartz Elemental is a 5 Mana Cost Common Priest Minion Elemental card from the The Witchwood set!

Card Text

Can't attack while damaged.

Flavor Text

These elementals, along with feldspar and mica, are often taken for granite.

Quartz Elemental Card Review

This card has 2 more health over vanilla 5-drop (Pit Fighter) that would never see play in Constructed. While I believe that a vanilla 5/8 might see some play, this card comes with a quite big downside – it can’t attack when its damaged. It might not seem as crippling as “Can’t Attack” in general (hence it costs 5 mana and not 3 mana like Humongous Razorleaf), but it actually is quite bad. For example – you play vs an Aggro deck with some 1/1 on the board, he can trade into it. Now, you HAVE to spend 2 mana on your Hero Power if you want to attack with it. Even worse if you end up killing something bigger. E.g. if you trade it into a 5/5, you would need to heal it for a few turns in a row for it to work. Or rather, you wouldn’t be able to attack until you drop Divine Hymn too.

I mean, it’s not THAT bad. After all, the stats somewhat try to make up for the downside. But I still can’t see it being good enough unless you put a lot of healing cards / synergies into your deck. For example, if you run either a Baku Odd deck (Hero Power now heals for 4), or put cards like Circle of HealingDivine Hymn into your regular Priest deck, it might work. But it’s just not good enough to build a healing deck around.

Card rating: 5/10

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  1. Mystery2Me
    April 9, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Leaving this thing on board is just asking to OTK’d as well, two DS and an alchemist on turn 6 even if it has one damage to it can be 28 to the face, as soon as its flipped its considered fully healed.

    • Mystery2Me
      April 9, 2018 at 6:24 pm

      Edit: even if you drop a radiant elemental turn 6, you can pop 2 DS and a PW: Shield for an OTK with a crazed alchemist.

  2. Blake Patton
    April 9, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I’m gonna call potential play on this card. It can easily be seen that people will leave this card damaged and considered it done with and proceed to hit the face. Then as those amateurs have hit the face you simply heal this after cleric, or perhaps after the new dragon card, or perhaps with a Happy ghoul, or… oh wait. all three at once…. this card can be a very ” Tricky” in the sense that you opponent may very well just leave it damaged. but if the combo is real then “Heal” priest might become a thing. also “Lady of White” is starting to make some of these high health minions even more valuable regardless of there affects.

  3. Mystery2Me
    April 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Could be a decent target for DS/IF sort of like razorleaf, who knows?

  4. MockRock
    April 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    This card just seems…awkward. Do you play it in Combo Priest? Probably not, it’s too easy to keep disabled. Spiteful Priest? You can’t keep it healed with spells and can’t both heal it and play Spiteful Summoner on curve. Control Priest? What does it do to help? I just don’t see it.

    • Remember
      April 9, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Its a bit easier in combo priest than youd think. Even if it is hurt and has 6 health left, doubling its health puts it at its new, undamaged level of 12.

  5. EksSkellybur
    April 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    5 Mana Priest’s Frozen Crusher.

  6. Jawsborn
    April 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    The downside is quite bad when you look at the stats. For 5 mana you expect at least a vanilla 5/6- and that would NEVER be played. Honestly this might not be played even if it had no text on it. BUT the drawback here could surprise your opponent- they might not bother destroying it if it is heavily damaged, then you can play some healing synergy cards like the new dragon, Northshire cleric, or Lightwarden or something and you will have a target to heal.

    Still, even with those fun ideas, I think it pretty much sucks.

  7. BadBoomBoom
    April 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I want to say that just so i can be proud of myself later: ONE OF THE BEST CARDS OF THE EXPANSION…

  8. chef3000
    April 9, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    vs Mage…lulz

  9. Ultraadam64
    April 9, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    You can just silence him I guess, then you probably don’t have to worry ( if your not the opponent).

  10. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Oh, I forgot: 2/5 stars.

  11. GlosuuLang
    April 9, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    This probably should have 1 extra attack to really be worth it. At one point it will have too much damage for you to be able to heal it with Hero Power, so then it’s a dead card on board. You can still Purify or Silence it then for an unexpected attack. But other than that, poor stats for its downside. Anyone else find it ironic that Priest got an Enrage card?