Zentimo

Zentimo Card

Zentimo is a 3 Mana Cost Legendary Shaman Minion card from the Rastakhan's Rumble set!

Card Text

Whenever you target a minion with a spell, it also targets adjacent ones.

Flavor Text

Serenity. Peace. Many frogs.

Zentimo Card Review

This card is actually pretty close to Electra Stormsurge – they’re both powerful 3 mana Legendaries that combo with specific spells. While Electra worked best with spells that don’t target anything (such as AoEs, Healing Rain etc.), this is basically the opposite – it’s amazing with nearly any single target spell Shaman has. Unlike Electra, its effect can also trigger multiple times – to compensate for that, it has significantly weaker stats (1/3 instead of 3/3). And funnily enough, those two can synergize with each other to a certain extent. You can play Zentimo, drop Electra and then double a single target spell, each of which will hit 3 minions. It seems especially potent with something like Earthen Might.

Even looking at the current pool of Shaman spells, the card is just good in Midrange/Tempo/Control Shaman archetypes. This + Lightning Bolt is a semi-AoE spell (3 damage to 3 minions). With Hex, it clears 3 minions no matter how big they are. With Unstable Evolution it can transform 3 minions at once – just this + 4-5 casts of Unstable Evolution and you’re having a wide board of massive minions from just a bunch of totems. Earthen Might becomes an AoE buff, and can draw a bunch of cards if the minions you have are Elementals. I could even see a nice burst combo. Let’s say that you stick 3 minions to the board that can readily attack (it’s not THAT difficult in Shaman). Let’s say that those minions have 4 attack in total. You play Zentimo + Windfury + 2x Rockbiter Weapon and your 4 damage turns into 26 damage out of nowhere. The last combo seems a bit too clunky, but maybe a variant of it might work.

Zentimo is just good, just like Electra is. Any Shaman deck with at least a few good single target spells will at least consider running it, and a bunch of them will probably do just that. Any strong single target spells released over the next few expansions will also boost its strength. I would be really surprised if it didn’t see at least some play.

P.S. It was confirmed that the card indeed DOES triple Overload too, so using it with something like Lava Burst becomes less appealing (as 6 overload damage next turn is quite a lot), but it doesn’t automatically become bad with any sort of Overload.

Card rating: 8/10

33 Comments

  1. Penoyer79
    December 1, 2018 at 3:08 am

    Good deal for Shaman -their spirit and both legends can go into the same deck with Hagatha…..

    Watch out.

    Reply
  2. GavinJWhite
    November 27, 2018 at 12:33 am

    Wandering Monster + Flanking Strike Highlight.

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  3. Jason
    November 26, 2018 at 4:32 am

    8/10

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  4. Eduardo Alves Côrtes
    November 23, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    This plus totemic smash to deal with odd paly recruits, next turn unstable evolution your new totems many times.

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  5. ASoulToBear
    November 23, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Zentimo + Electra + 2x Stonetusk Boar + 2 Rockbiter Weapon + Windfury + Emperor Thaurissan
    =
    8 card Two Turn KIll for 44 Damage ! (Druid and Taunt excluded)

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  6. Falsthyr
    November 20, 2018 at 6:14 am

    This +

    Windfury / 3 minions windfury
    Rockbitter weapon / 3 minions with +3 attack

    Instant kill for 7 mana.

    GG shaman

    Reply
  7. Dr. Roshima
    November 20, 2018 at 5:52 am

    “Jade Lightning” in Wild would give give green guys some love.
    Tidal surge would be insane too – > basically tuned down “Meteor” for 7mana and additional 12 heal for yourself.
    “Avalanche” would get ridiculous good at dealing with big buffed boeards

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    • LocalWizard
      November 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm

      Avalanche is pretty intriguing! In the case of a six minion board where you target the center, here is the AoE in order from left to right.

      3, 3(frozen), 6(frozen), 3(frozen), 3

      Very interesting!

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  8. Kanapesh
    November 20, 2018 at 4:46 am

    It synergizes well with a lot of the cards that people already run in Shaman, much like Electra did, and shouldn’t be difficult to fit in your curve. It also has great synergy with Rain of Toads which anyone can anticipate might see play in Shaman. I’m all up for some easy triple Hex, Lightning Bolt, Unstable Evolution and the rest.

    5/5

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  9. maelstrom
    November 20, 2018 at 3:33 am

    No one mentioned avalanche. Is that because it’s just a bad card or is it because it has never seen play and everyone forgot about it?

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  10. BlueyesOwl
    November 19, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    If it really confirmed that will triple overload then they have to re-write his text cause, unlike electra, it states “TARGETS” NOT “(RE)CAST it (said Spell) on …”
    Overall is very interesting and promising card… 8/10

    P.S.> For all those haters of shaman, I have to say that I prefer good brainstorming combo decks than brainless “cancer” aggro decks that we have (and almost always had) in meta.

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    • MrStealYoDeck
      November 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      Yeah, it makes no sense why this would make you overload more, it just triggers me because the wording is then incorrect.

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    • LocalWizard
      November 24, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      Agreed, this a potentially powerful tool that requires skillful playing. Much better than smash hero power into smash face.

      Reply
  11. Soup And Salad
    November 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Zentimo, like many of the other spell synergy cards Shaman has received in recent memory such as Omega Mind, will likely end up falling flat.

    This and Earth Shock can silence a few minions
    This and Frost Shock can be an impromptu Cone of Cold
    This and Lightning Bold can be a mini Helfire.
    It can also be used with spells on your own board like Earthen Might.

    The ceiling is there for this card to be good, but this card’s floor as a three mana 1/3 is just so low and the combos you can pull off with it require it to you to be ahead or behind. I don’t see it. When Electra Stormsurge isn’t really seeing that much play, this won’t either.

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  12. Fareh
    November 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    As in the article: 4 dmg minion + zentimo + windfury + 2x rockbitter weapon is actually 44 dmg, not 26

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  13. Braininthejar
    November 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    This is shaman territory – violators will be toad.

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    • Netheferious
      November 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      Lol

      Reply
  14. Fareh
    November 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Really interesting card… could be garbage or deck defining…

    This alone with unstable evolution its worth a try…

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  15. Spyder9899
    November 19, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Broken. Another reason to hate shaman. Most annoying class.

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    • Dr. Roshima
      November 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

      “Most annoying class”.
      What?
      Which class isn’t? Priests have big priest which is awfully cancerous in wild. Warriors had their pirate aggro bs. Dk Guldan with almost infinite void lords..
      Tell me, what are you playing?

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      • LocalWizard
        November 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm

        Ignore him, he plays token. Sucks having to cry at every AoE released.

        Reply
  16. CocoAsticot
    November 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    For me this card is poorly designed. Combo potential with windfury/rockbitter and annoyingness with hex or earthen might are bad for the game.

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  17. Omnitarian
    November 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Pretty juicy with Rockbiter Weapons + Windfury.. you’d even have enough left over to Zap! and Earth Shock enemy taunts out of the way. Unstable Evolution and Earthen Might will also be… interesting.

    Control options seem less impressive- note that they confirmed onstream that any Overload will apply for each minion targeted, not just One-Overload-per-card. Triple Hex is no laughing matter of course, and we’ll see what other single-target removals get printed.

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  18. ResidentStandard
    November 19, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Should’ve been a Paladin card..

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

    Everyone: Shamen should be a well balanced class

    Blizzard: WIN MORE WIN MORE WIN MORE

    3.3333333/5e

    Reply
  20. Sonriks6
    November 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Broken effect you can synergize with Electra! OMG!

    Reply
  21. Shaoxia57
    November 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I’m thinking about the combo potential with electra, say rockbiter weapon with 3 minions on board (easy for token midrange shaman), that’s 18 damage for 8 mana, and with windfury, 36 for 10 mana, even if the minions are all 0 attack!

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    • edoardo vanich
      November 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Or you can just use electra and bloodlust… if you have 3 minions on the board the damages are the same and you need to use only two cards, instead of three… also i think that this card will stuck overload and i don’t think it will be very usefull with overload cards… the only way i see play for this is by using it with unstable evolution or maybe with hex.

      Reply
    • Desolasty
      November 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Thats actually really crazy

      Reply
  22. CocoAsticot
    November 19, 2018 at 11:44 am

    OMG !! AOE hex are going to be so anoying… Blizzard, what are you thinking about..?

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    • aggroking
      November 19, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Earthen Might?

      Reply
    • Desolasty
      November 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Triple Hex gg wp

      Reply
    • Desolasty
      November 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      This actually makes positioning much more important against shamans

      Reply

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