Spiteful Summoner

Spiteful Summoner Card

Spiteful Summoner is a 6 Mana Cost Epic Neutral Minion card from the Kobolds and Catacombs set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Reveal a spell from your deck. Summon a random minion with the same Cost.

Flavor Text

Sometimes she'll summon a Doomsayer. Out of spite.

Spiteful Summoner Card Review

Before defaulting to Mage when we think of expensive spells, the most obvious thing at the moment is the Druid class and their Ultimate Infestations and Spreading Plagues. At 6 mana, this doesn’t need to hit something gigantic for you to get your money’s worth, but that’s not always the most important aspect of a card. Much like Faceless Summoner, you are looking to make a tempo play by getting a bunch of stats on the board. But what holds true for Mage decks running Frostbolt also holds true for Druids playing Wild Growth, etc. In fact, it’s true for just about any class – cheap spells are some of the best cards in Hearthstone that you can be playing and you would need a very serious reason not to (Prince Keleseth jumps to mind, though it can be argued even he is not that restrictive). Even if you end up skewing the odds enough, is the payoff really worth it? Faceless Summoner did not see almost any play and this card won’t be too different, even though making it neutral opens up a lot of potential. There are simply better things you can be doing for 6 mana, especially in some of the more obvious classes that this fits into, such as Druid, Mage, Priest and Warlock.

Card Review by Chimbarozo

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  1. Pikajew1234
    December 11, 2017 at 5:27 am

    If it were “draw a spell from your deck” it woulda been a nice match up with ‘the darkness’

  2. Highdron
    November 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    run this in kele zoo with copies of bane of doom.
    turn 6: 6 mana 5/5 pull a 6/8 doomguard from your deck?

    • Jake Wiczyk
      November 27, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      It doesn’t recruit a minion. It will summon a random minion with the same cost as your spell, therefore, not summoning a doomguard every time, as that would be completely broken

  3. Imaloony
    November 26, 2017 at 2:08 am

    So you’ll need to reveal something that’s worth about 3 mana for this to be worth it. To be fair, it might not be that tough to build around that, though in certain classes it’ll hurt to try and not put those nice cheap spells in (Wrath, Frostbolt, Equality, Sap, etc). Still, with those spells you likely want to draw those good cheap spells early and will probably mulligan for them, so it’s unlikely they’ll be in your deck when you play this card. This can be awful late game though when you have no cards left in your deck. The bad news, though, is that Faceless Summoner, despite having all that value, didn’t see much play. I’m optimistic about this card with its potentially greater value and… well, I just kind of like it, so I’m going to be a bit more generous in the rating. Though it is noteworthy that pretty much all value in Standard pales in comparison to Raza Priest and Jade Druid.

    In Arena, this is a super wild card. In certain decks this card will be absolutely nuts, and in others it will be beyond terrible. Spells are a lot less common in arena though, so that will hold this card back there.

    Standard: 3/5
    Arena: Honestly, it could range anywhere from 1 to 5 depending on your deck. Tends to the lower half of the spectrum though.

  4. Maciej
    November 23, 2017 at 3:22 am

    This card is soo op. Its always 4/4 worst scenerio its only 5/5 (still playable) best 12/12. Every deck has some spells and this card value is insane. Most of the times its gone be 7/8 even warlock 4/4 plus shifting neither make this card more insane. Downsize are quite small and potential to get a huge minion is insane.

  5. Ypsilon
    November 22, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Wauw, this could be used in some interesting decks!

  6. David Cruz Conesa
    November 22, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Maybe a zoo with 0 spells but two dooms? Then it would be amazing but drawing the dooms would be so bad, maybe not competitive but can be fun. Cards that allow to build decks around are always nice no matter if they are good or not

  7. Crapcrack
    November 22, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Great in Mage since alot of the spells costs 3 or more and i think that u need atleast a 3-drop 4 this 2 be good.

    • Jappie
      November 22, 2017 at 10:15 am

      A 3 drop won’t do: Mage already has a 5/5 for 6 which summons a random 3 drop

      • Crapcrack
        November 22, 2017 at 11:23 am

        I know that lul, but a 3-drop is minimum 4 this to be playable. It’s not that much worse just -1-1.

      • Jake Wiczyk
        November 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

        But it’s likely to be more than a 3 drop

    • Anonymus
      November 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      It’s probably good in mage arena. But is it worth a deck slot in constructed in this meta? Not sure, we’ll see.

  8. MarmotMurloc
    November 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Behold, Kobolds and Catacombs, the set of the zoo and lousy weapons for all!
    I’m just joking around, it seems like this will be a cool set and spiteful summoner may be fun in some kind of Warlock zoo or something ( Or priest zoo, I really wasnt joking about the zoo part)
    I am actually a little worried about these “Legendary” weapons, they generally seem around epic rated to me, but maybe druid could see some use as a cheaper but less practical Kun the forgotten king.

    • MarmotMurloc
      November 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Maybe not priest actually, you would probably not get your free from Amber, more likely a potion of madness.
      But Warlock has potential!
      Just don’t include soul fire and your average spell should be at around four mana, almost guaranteeing value!

    • MarmotMurloc
      November 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Maybe not priest actually, you would probably not get your free from Amber, more likely a potion of madness.
      But Warlock has potential!
      Just don’t include soul fire and your average spell should be at around four mana, almost guaranteeing value!

      • Ertje
        November 22, 2017 at 1:54 am

        could be good with some paladin decks. depending on the meta

  9. Joseph
    November 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    good card… u.i. needed a buff

  10. Finallytheyrevealedit
    November 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    pretty good especially in warlock since you have Twisting Nether and Siphon Soul to go along with Medivh
    I really want to create a control warlock deck with Rin and this card for the memes

  11. Mitpaul
    November 21, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Gorge your hatred. Embrace your rage!

  12. Eloard
    November 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    OP in Big Druid

    • Roberto
      November 22, 2017 at 1:45 am


      Big druid has a lot of cheap spells: Earthen Scales, Wild Growth, Jade Blossom……which make this card meh.

      Midrange Paladin might enjoy this, with only Spikeridge Steed and 1 copy of Lay on Hands maybe….

  13. DyingHawk
    November 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Only Class I can see this being good in is a hunter that only runs call of the wild, in which case it is completely busted.

    • D00mnoodle
      November 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      I think having two kill commands and animal companions is better but i guess getting a three drop is average value and the highroll potential is good enough to justify running these six spells. Also you mulligan for animal companion in such decks so youll have drawn it before this card increasing the chance of getting a nine-drop

    • DyingHawk
      November 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      also paladin that only runs spikeridge. Otherwise classes are too reliant on cheap spells.

  14. MorbidArtist
    November 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Nice addition to Medivh decks.

    • HappyDucky
      February 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      This card is so good in Spiteful Priest!