Spirit of the Frog

Spirit of the Frog Card

Spirit of the Frog is a 3 Mana Cost Rare Shaman Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Stealth for 1 turn. Whenever you cast a spell, draw a spell from your deck that costs (1) more.

Flavor Text

It is Wednesday, my dudes.

Spirit of the Frog Card Review

If anything, the card is a real deck building challenge. When you play it, you want to run spells with increasing mana cost, e.g. have a 2, 3, 4 and 5 mana spells. You definitely do not want to skip any mana cost, e.g. having 2, 4 and 5 would mean that you can only draw with the 4 mana one, and that’s not good.

While in theory it could be a nice way to chain burn cards as Aggro, I don’t think that’s the best way to use this card (I mean, it costs 3 by itself and doesn’t do anything immediately, so it’s not a great fit in Aggro). But a slower, Control deck can really use this effect to the fullest extent. For example, Crushing Hand or Elementary Reaction in 2 mana slot, Lightning Storm or Haunting Visions in 3 mana slot, Hex in 4 mana slot, Volcano in 5 mana slot and Rain of Toads in 6 mana slot (not necessarily). Which means that basically no matter what you play with this card, you draw something else.

It’s also pretty interesting with Unstable Evolution if you run a bunch of 2 mana spells. This + a single Evolution can draw you all of them quite easily.

Another good thing about it is that the draw isn’t random. If you run only a single spell in a certain mana slot, you can be 100% sure that you will draw it. So if your 4 mana slot is Hex and you’re looking for it in the late game, you can play this, a 3 mana spell to draw Hex, and then even Hex something to draw Volcano.

Sadly, the card’s power gets lower and lower as the game goes by. You will eventually start seeing holes in your mana curve, because you never draw cards evenly. But it’s really good for the mid and late game (not very late game) shenanigans in a slower deck. Maybe even in Aggro, because chaining Lightning Bolt -> Rockbiter Weapon -> Lava Burst is no joke (but I still think that it’s too slow for Aggro).

Card rating: 7/10

28 Comments

  1. cezar55555
    November 24, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Most of the time it will draw you 3-4 spells, not game-changing.

  2. Einar Thor Trastarson
    November 24, 2018 at 8:11 am

    The reason i think this is better than Mana Tide Totem is because you can control when you draw and what you draw. Another reason is because it has stealth for one turn, almost 100% safe to play it on turn 3.

  3. Einar Thor Trastarson
    November 24, 2018 at 8:08 am

    For some reason i completely misunderstood this card, i thought that it would draw a spell and make it cost one more but it actually draws a spell that costs 1 more than the one you used. I can’t wait for all the combos people come up with! 😀

  4. Shardokar
    November 24, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Great card, most poeple comparing it with mana tide stats wise but i think you really missed some important points, this have stealth for 1 turn unlike mana tide it will most of the time avoid being insta removed during opponent turn and ALSO can draw the card ( and more than one ) DURING your turn ( and not at the end of it ) meaning u can use the spell right away and even chain the draw.

    IMO its a great fit into aggro shaman ( and not only ), t5 Doomhammer t6 spirit + lighting bolt, spark or the new spell = draw rockbiter, if its still alive on turn 7 its 10 via doom+ rockbitter then u draw a lava burst…

    • No
      November 24, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      What are you rank 20? This crap on aggro shaman?

  5. TheThreather
    November 24, 2018 at 12:58 am

    So it’s like 3 mana auctioneer that has stealth. However you have to build your spell mana cost around it.

    Seems good 4/5. has synergy with lot of the new cards.

  6. Wendigo
    November 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Play this, next turn zap, draw an unstable evolution chain it on other minion for 2 elementary reaction, 2 earthen might and maybe an un’goro pack.
    Now they have to deal with the frog, the evolved creature and a full hand and next turn cheap mountain giant.

    Add thunderhead, tar creepers, fire flys, nimbus, electra, lightning bolt, zentimo, totemic smash, flametongue, bloodlust, mountain giants, kalimos, elise… hand elemental shaman.

  7. Soup And Salad
    November 23, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Spirit of the Frog competes with Mana Tide Totem in many ways. Both are a 0/3 card drawing engine.

    The latter is well known as something that, if not killed quickly, will allow your opponent to steamroll you in card advantage and will always draw at least one card.

    The former though is more likely to survive a turn, draw cards more quickly, and draw more specific cards, but that’s in exchange for no guarantee of drawing a card, especially when played on curve, and only being able to draw spells. Maybe emptying one’s deck of spells to increase the chances of drawing minions might be okay, but for the typical Midrange builds Mana Tide is played in, just drawing cards will most likely be better.

    It’s far from terrible, but as long as it’s competing with Mana Tide Totem, the odds will be against it seeing play.

    • Trici
      November 23, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Couldn’t have said so better

    • Goompro
      November 24, 2018 at 3:29 am

      I seriously really like all your comments on these cards. I’ve seen you comments here throughout multiple expansions. You’re a great speaker.

  8. Martin Alverborg
    November 23, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    It’s nice when they release the totem before the loa, because then we can guess what the loa will be

  9. Jed
    November 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Eh seems like a bad conditional draw
    But who knows, a powerful draw engine thing could make some crazy deck.

    2/5…for now

  10. Byk
    November 23, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    The text says it has to be a spell. Are the spirits spells? I don’t think this plays into anything.. too situational. Like way to situational.

  11. Blitz
    November 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Spirit on 3
    Hex on 4 to draw Volcano on 5
    This will be in a control Shaman.

    • Dddd
      November 23, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      You can already play storm chaser on 4 to draw volcano this doesn’t add much if that’s all you’ve doing with it

  12. Mytthix
    November 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Watch the loa being “shuffle a random spell of each cost into your deck”

    • Dustin
      November 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      i hooope its not. i wanna see the frog loa being good, i wanna see a lot of toad loa in the meta :((

      • politzo
        November 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm

        I want the loa to be something involving hex because its a frog and all but no telling whats what so far

        • Arachnofiend
          November 23, 2018 at 5:40 pm

          “For each spell you’ve played this game, Hex a random enemy minion.”

          Probably busted but as someone who spent the Gadgetzan meta trying to get Control Shaman with White Eyes to work I would like to dream…

    • Shamaniac
      November 23, 2018 at 11:26 pm

      There is so much given information just in the opening trailer, if we would loo aroud beside being so addicted to the music…

      But yeah, near the end it seemed that “the big frog” loa was powered (or maybe just got bigger? O.o) with help of Zentimo and Spirit of the frog. They both could be connected somehow. Quessing something like “the number of spells used this game will make this card stronger” or “if u have used a spell from all paussible expensives (0-7) during the game mae this card op as fuck!”.

      Yeah, I dunno…

  13. BarbarianBoy
    November 23, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Seems Wayyyyyy too slow, competes with Mana tide totem which is just free, guranteed draw. Could used to tutor a card, but shaman doesn’t really have any good spell based combo decks (unless this release has something to say). In tempo decks ( used to find bloodlust or to set up zentimo) it’s 0/3 body is just too trash. I don’t see it getting play.

  14. Piterno
    November 23, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    You can tech this so you have only one spell of a certain cost and cast 1 of your many spells that costs 1 less than that spell to tutor it. You can play this into a 2 cost to tutor the new 3 mana spell, which you can cast and reduce the 4 cost spell you draw or the spell you get out of it. The value of this is insane, and now i’m wondering what Krag’wa’s effect is if this synergizes with him

  15. politzo
    November 23, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    its a good effect but it just seems too situational, like youd like a 4 cost spell like tidal surge to draw something like volcano just doesnt seem worth the hassle 2/5

    • mundane
      November 23, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Yeah, it’s a shame Shaman doesn’t have a good 4-cost spell you’d want to include in a deckli-RIBBIT

      • Essexmcintosh
        November 23, 2018 at 8:07 pm

        I think the bigger issue is that we have a few too many good 3 mana spells. If we run frog spirit do we need to run avalanche?

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