In a batch of three new cards, two minions and a spell join the Shaman class for Kobolds and Catacombs.
The first card, Kobold Hermit, is a simplistic card that may fit well into some zoo-type Shaman decks. It is a two mana 1/1 that allows you to choose one of the four basic totems to spawn. This card can take the place of Shaman’s hero power on turn two, and not only allows you to pick which totem to spawn, it also spawns an accompanying 1/1 body. The card could come in handy to erase the RNG of which totem spawns from your hero power when you need to clear a board or set up a taunt.
Primal Talismans is a spell that gives your minions a Deathrattle that will spawn a random basic totem. On its own, this card is not powerful unless you have a big board to summon multiple totems. For three mana this card is fairly priced and in certain constructed decks could see play with other totem synergy. It pairs well with the last card revealed.
Windshear Stormcaller is an epic five mana 5/5 minion with an interesting Battlecry. If you have all four of the basic totems on your board, this minion will summon the Shaman legendary Al’ Akir the Windlord. Though Al’ Akir is not seen much in constructed decks these days, who wouldn’t want a legendary spawned. Note that you must have each of the four basic totems, not four totems in general.
These three cards have great synergy, and may hint at more totem-themed Shaman cards to be released in the new expansion. With more cards to round it out, a Totem Shaman deck may become the new meta and an overall fun deck to play.
Kobolds and Catacombs will be released sometime next month.