Tortollan Pilgrim

Tortollan Pilgrim Card

Tortollan Pilgrim is a 8 Mana Cost Epic Mage Minion card from the Saviors of Uldum set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Discover a copy of a spell in your deck and cast it with random targets.

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A tortollan made it to the desert!

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  1. ZerefZepher
    July 29, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Not much you’ll want to pull out when mage generally runs mana low-cost spells right now to combo with mana cyclone. You don’t want to pull out anything that isn’t a board clear really. Too unreliable, situational, and understated to be run in constructed, but will probably be experimented with. 2/5

  2. JustYourAveragePayToWin
    July 25, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Well, I guess it has its uses, but it’s a little slow for what it needs to be. 3/5

  3. ReliusRemyRezar
    July 24, 2019 at 10:53 am

    member tortollan primalist? well, now is better because mage

  4. WizNan
    July 24, 2019 at 3:58 am

    If Rouge gets a stuff like this that costs 2 and only has shadowstep in deck…

  5. EksSkellybur
    July 23, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    It’s a Tortollan Primalist! except is actually useful! 4 Stars.

    Note that this isn’t just purely for Midrange and Control Mage, but you can even go as far as to use this for Cyclone Mage and maaaybe even Khadgar Mage, just as long as there aren’t any enemy minions on board.

  6. Umbreomancer
    July 23, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Blizzard: “Tortollan Pilgrim”

    Me, an intellectual: “Yoel of Londor”

  7. Jed
    July 23, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Hi Kripp here, I want to show you this arena deck with 7 FLAMESTRIKES!!!!

  8. Taznak
    July 23, 2019 at 10:02 am

    After Control Mage fell flat on its face in Rise of Shadows, there’s a little extra support here in Tortollan Pilgrim. Sadly, it’s not what the Control Mage archetype needs. You can have a sick turn 8 with the help of this card, but by that time you’ll have 2 health remaining and the enemy Rexxar will finish you off with his hero power and say Thanks.

    This card could be good, but it needs a viable Control Mage shell to go into, and that in turn requires better anti-aggro tools. 3/5

    • Pingoles
      July 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

      My friend… you don’t know how much I miss my big spell mage from 2 expansions…. /sigh 🙁

      • Taznak
        July 24, 2019 at 10:02 am

        I hear ya. Loved me some big spell mage as well. To be honest, I’m not sure we’ll have anything like that again; the Hearthstone class identities are based on the same classes from World of Warcraft, and in WoW, there are 4 mono-role classes: Rogue, Hunter, Mage and Warlock couldn’t tank and couldn’t heal, they could only deal damage. In Hearthstone, that translates into classes that need an aggressive game plan to win, they’re no good at playing defense.

        Frost Lich Jaina and Arcane Artificer flew in the face of that, but with the devs making an effort to keep new cards more closely aligned with their class theme, I’m not sure Control Mage will ever be a thing again.

  9. Sonriks6
    July 23, 2019 at 8:42 am

    You can use this to Discover a copy of Power of Creation fo Conjurer itself in a “clean” board or any shenanigan on your side. HUGE VALUE in a minion based Deck in exemple: Dragon Mage!

    • Lluadian
      July 23, 2019 at 10:19 am

      Only issue with power of creation is it’s random so could pull Arcane Dynamo, Arcanosaur, Mad summoner, Meteorologist, Mossy Horror, Missle Launcher. Yeah there’s several good ones but the mediocre stuff tends to show up alot when things are picked randomly.

      Conjurer has it’s bad apples as well Captain Hooktusk 6/3, Da Undatakah is alright at 8/5 but that late in game 5 health isn’t a hard removal, Heroic Innkeeper stuck as a 4/4 taunt, worst of the worst Hir’eek how would you like 2 of those, even a Splitting Festeroot which is iffy since can flood your board.

      There’s alot of value to the card but the RNG will keep you in suspense. With those 2 spells. I’d still tag a puzzle box over those other two though they aren’t as RNG memey as the box.

  10. Lluadian
    July 23, 2019 at 8:15 am

    OMG dark souls 3 flash back it’s one of the people on the bridge.

    But no seriously this card is awesome for mage how many times have you been so close and all you would need is to freeze enemy’s field one more time and you didn’t top deck card needed.

    I know what my next meme deck will be 2 copies of this and puzzle box. Turn 8 play this tag puzzle box, Turn 9 play this tag puzzle box, Turn 10 play puzzle box. That’s 30 randomly casted spells I wonder if I’d live to do that? Yogg-saron wasn’t nice to me hope his puzzle box is better.

  11. Warppp
    July 23, 2019 at 8:00 am

    The innkeeper should announce that “a turtle made it to the water” if you walk the plank this.

  12. Kanapesh
    July 23, 2019 at 7:54 am

    That sounds really cool. I don’t know if it’s good, but I like how similar to Spiteful Summoner this looks.
    Maybe something with a 9 mana spell, or even the 10 mana spell that comes from the same set, or anything that sounds powerful when you can play it twice in a row really.

  13. Orasha
    July 23, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Definitely interesting and brings a lot of value. Good support for Highlander Mage (or slower mages in general) especially if it discovers a high value board clear or something like power of creation. The fact that the spell remains in your deck and you can still draw it is an upside as well. My only complaint is that it might be too slow, turn 8 is pretty late in the game and you may have already drawn your removal, or just be dead by that point.

  14. Thraben
    July 23, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Oh look it’s a tortollan primalist just not bad. Interesting, will see at least some experimenting. I feel like Mage is just full of spells this expansion, everything screams that.

  15. ActualWaterfowl
    July 23, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Yes, I will build a deck with this and Puzzle-Box. No, I will not win a single game. Yes, I’ll have a great time.

  16. Dynasty
    July 23, 2019 at 7:26 am

    5/5 attached to a flame strike, power of creation/ blizzard… and u get to keep the spell in your deck still. looks good 4/5 but might not be so great depending on meta as always.

  17. Joeydungee
    July 23, 2019 at 7:24 am

    If a mage control deck becomes viable (maybe even a Highlander one), this card might see play.
    There’s a decent cardpool to support this (kalecgos, decent AoE, maybe even malacrass), but without cards like first lich jaina and dragons fury I’m not sure if a control mage will be playable in the face of Mana cyclone

  18. Dwarf27
    July 23, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Looks like there will be only 2 priest cards this expansion

    • Phoesias
      July 23, 2019 at 9:07 am

      same here

      im waiting …and waiting for new priest cards

      let’s hope blizzard exactly knows that all eyes are on priest and they save the best for the end

  19. Phoesias
    July 23, 2019 at 7:23 am

    is it just me ???

    nearly every single new card revealed is like WTF Blizzard !?

    • Guyopt
      July 23, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Agree,
      – looks almost BROKEN (besides it’s 8 mana cost…)
      – The ability is super strong and the body can be “upgraded” with conjurer calling
      Looks like a great card!

      • Phoesias
        July 23, 2019 at 9:02 am

        i mean ofc it not like i’m screaming „broken as f***“ or „Metadefining!“ …BUT it’s still ANOTHER super super strong card imho

        i think this exp has a ridiculous high powerlevel in general

  20. Omnitarian
    July 23, 2019 at 7:19 am

    There’s some good spells to hit (Blizzard, Luna’s, Frost Nova, Power of Creation…) but I’m not sure any of those really benefit from having a very lategame 5/5 attached to it. Mage already has problems running Kalecgos. In other words: “has potential, but it’s greedy”.

  21. MrAranak
    July 23, 2019 at 7:18 am

    It costs a little too much IMO, discover makes it better than grand archivist but only for the turn it is played. unless you run secrets/non targeted spells this could really be a detriment to play. More health on the card or choice of target would make me cringe a little less. So far we have seen Y’SPB and quest but both of those aren’t necessarily cards I would want to pull. On one hand we are getting more secret synergy but we have 3(?) secret removing cards in rotation and some underwhelming secrets so its a bit iffy to me to rely on them when secrets are very easy to circumvent.

  22. Skoopy
    July 23, 2019 at 7:10 am

    So what is discover worth it in mana? Is it maybe 3 Mana? Glyph was 3 mana. Shadow Visions was 2. 8 Mana 5/5 is bad ovious. But what do i want to discover by turn 8 in my Deck? A Conjurer directly on this 8 Drop? Pyro? Another boardclear? Freeze? Dont know how good this is. 3/5

    • MrAranak
      July 23, 2019 at 7:23 am

      A 5/5 body with Blizzard/Flamestrike battlecry inst bad especially since it has no deck thin but it is had to justify an 8 cost 5/5 when you have no spells left in deck. I think it is meant to be run in the Reno or quest mage but neither of those cards is terribly exciting.

    • Sonriks6
      July 23, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Discover AND Cast the Spell for +3 mana I guess because the 5/5 body is around 4,5 mana.

  23. Irish Seadog
    July 23, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I really want this to work, but although this can be a 3rd/4th copy of blizzard/flamestrike on a stick, it can go one of two ways: either great in control mage or too slow at 8 mana. It certainly has a lot of potential. 4/5, although that’s probably wrong.