Totemic Call


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Strategy

There are four different totems that have a chance to be summoned by using Totemic Call. They are Stoneclaw Totem, Wrath of Air Totem, Searing Totem, and Healing Totem. Each of these is useful in different situations, however with the fact that you cannot choose which totem is going to be summoned, it is often best to play a creature from your hand instead. If you have two mana after you have played what cards you can or want to on your turn, this ability is great for putting additional minions on the field. Even if you get a 0/2 totem that doesn`t seem to do anything right away, it can still soak up some damage from your opponent, who will more than likely choose to kill the totems before dealing damage to your hero.

Sometimes if you have no obvious way of playing the cards in your hand to full effect, you can choose to summon a totem first, and then play off of which one you got. If you summoned a Searing Totem or Healing Totem, play more creatures for even more board control. If you got a Stoneclaw Totem and your opponent doesn`t have too many creatures, try playing a minion that you would want protected like a Knife Juggler or a Mana Tide Totem. If the summoned totem was a Wrath of Air Totem, your Lightning Storm just got a lot stronger, and maybe you could clear the board with spells.

Synergies

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Strategy

Of all the Hero Powers, Totemic Call is the most random Yogg-Saron, arguably the most random card ever released Random effects are effects which include some degree of randomness or RNG (random number generation). Random effects introduce an element of chance into Hearthstone. They can be hearthstone . While it has the potential to prove quite useful, it introduces a large measure of RNG "I think it’s important for there to be some kind of randomness in the game. I think it creates great stories and I don’t think you want a game that is entirely no RNG. Heck, hearthstone to the player`s actions. While this can be fun, it can also prove frustrating, and unreliable. Making the most of Totemic Call requires the ability to predict the possible outcomes of using it, and improvise effectively in response to which minion is summoned.

Totemic Call is a great dump for shamans` spare mana. The `lucky dip` nature of this Hero Power makes it ideal for non-critical expenditure. It is most similar to the paladin The  Paladin is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Uther Lightbringer and Lady Liadrin. Heroes edit | edit source] Uther Lightbringer is the standard hero for paladins. Players who hearthstone `s Reinforce Reinforce Type: Hero Power Class: Paladin Cost: 2 Abilities: Summon Hero Power Summon a 1/1 Silver Hand Recruit.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Reinforce is the paladin s basic Hero Power. Contents 1 Summoned minions hearthstone , but offers a far wider range of strategic uses as well as less reliably combat-usable minions.

The one-of-each-totem limit generally prevents players from acquiring multiple instances of a given totem, but also allows players some degree of predictive ability when anticipating the results of using Totemic Call; players who already have a Searing Totem Searing Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 1 Health: 1 See this card on Hearthpwn data page] For the option provided by Totemic Slam, see Searing Totem (Totemic Slam). hearthstone and Stoneclaw Totem Stoneclaw Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 0 Health: 2 Abilities: Taunt TauntSee this card on Hearthpwn data page] For the option provided by Totemic Slam, see Stoneclaw Totem hearthstone active have a 50% of gaining a Healing Totem Healing Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 0 Health: 2 Abilities: Restore Health Tags: Area of effect, Triggered effect At the end of your turn, restore 1 Health to hearthstone , and a 50% chance of gaining a Wrath of Air Totem Wrath of Air Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 0 Health: 2 Abilities: Spell Damage Spell Damage +1See this card on Hearthpwn data page] For the option provided by hearthstone . This can be useful when calculating the odds of obtaining the desired totem.

Strategically, players can preferentially preserve existing totems in order to increase the odds of summoning a different totem next turn. Even within a turn, a player might choose to use Totemic Call prior to trading a totem against an enemy minion, in order to increase the chances of summoning a different totem; or after trading the totem in the hopes of gaining another of the same kind.

The 25% chance of summoning Wrath of Air Totem Wrath of Air Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 0 Health: 2 Abilities: Spell Damage Spell Damage +1See this card on Hearthpwn data page] For the option provided by hearthstone means Totemic Call offers a slightly larger benefit for decks featuring damaging spells. Decks without any damaging spells will find this power to be a fair amount weaker. As the shaman Hero Power, this could be considered to give shamans a small nudge toward choosing an offensive spell deck.

While most of the totems have 0 Attack, effects like Flametongue Totem Flametongue Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 2 Attack: 0 Health: 3 Tags: Ongoing effect, Positional effect Adjacent minions have +2 Attack.Totemsmiths like to use the rarest woods for their totems. hearthstone , Bloodlust Bloodlust Set: Basic Type: Spell Class: Shaman Cost: 5 Tags: Area of effect Give your minions +3 Attack this turn.blaarghghLLGHRHARAAHAHHH!!See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Bloodlust is a shaman spell card, from the Basic hearthstone and Defender of Argus Defender of Argus Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Rare Cost: 4 Attack: 2 Health: 3 Abilities: Battlecry Tags: Positional effect, Taunt-granting Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +1/+1 and Taunt.You wouldn’t think that Argus would need this hearthstone can allow them to be used to attack and/or as Taunts.

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Summoned minions

Healing Totem(275).png
Searing Totem(98).png
Wrath of Air Totem(365).png
Stoneclaw Totem(298).png

Notes

Example: If a return effect A return to hand or return effect is a card effect whereby a minion, or more rarely a weapon or spell, is returned to the controlling player s hand. The target returns to its original card hearthstone such as Youthful Brewmaster Youthful Brewmaster Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Attack: 3 Health: 2 Abilities: Battlecry, Return to hand Battlecry: Return a friendly minion from the battlefield to your hand.His youthful enthusiasm doesn’t always equal hearthstone or Sap Sap Set: Basic Type: Spell Class: Rogue Cost: 2 Abilities: Return to hand Return an enemy minion to your opponent s hand.Rogues love sappy movies.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Sap is a rogue spell hearthstone is used on a basic Totem you control, you have a chance to summon another copy of it using Totemic Call. If you then play the Totem that was previously returned to your hand, you can have two copies of the same basic Totem on the battlefield at the same time.
Example: If one of your basic Totems has been taken control of Mind control effects or control effects are effects which allow a player to seize control of an enemy minion. Controlled minions are treated as belonging to the controlling player for all purposes, can be directed hearthstone by the opponent, you will have a chance to summon another copy of it using Totemic Call since you do not control it anymore.
  • If you already control all four basic Totems, you cannot use this Hero Power.
  • As usual, Totems will be summoned to the right of any friendly minions currently on the board.

Healing Totem

Healing Totem Healing Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 0 Health: 2 Abilities: Restore Health Tags: Area of effect, Triggered effect At the end of your turn, restore 1 Health to hearthstone is very useful when used in conjunction with several other minions. It works especially well with high-health minions, since these have more room to take damage without being destroyed entirely. Healing Totem is most useful for maintain board control, and rewards trading cleverly with the opponent`s minions.

The Totem restores health at the end of your turn. Since this takes places before your opponent has the chance to act, its healing can be taken into account when planning attacks.

Searing Totem

Searing Totem Searing Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 1 Health: 1 See this card on Hearthpwn data page] For the option provided by Totemic Slam, see Searing Totem (Totemic Slam). hearthstone can be useful for poking down weak minions or strong injured minions for no card loss. This outcome of Totemic Call is very similar to the paladin The  Paladin is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Uther Lightbringer and Lady Liadrin. Heroes edit | edit source] Uther Lightbringer is the standard hero for paladins. Players who hearthstone Hero Power Anduin Wrynn with the basic priest Hero Power Lesser Heal A Hero Power is a special ability displayed to the right of each hero s portrait. Usually Hero Powers can be used once per turn and hearthstone Reinforce Reinforce Type: Hero Power Class: Paladin Cost: 2 Abilities: Summon Hero Power Summon a 1/1 Silver Hand Recruit.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Reinforce is the paladin s basic Hero Power. Contents 1 Summoned minions hearthstone .

Searing Totem is the only one of the totems that can be used to attack (without improvement from another effect), but is also the weakest.

Stoneclaw Totem

Stoneclaw Totem Stoneclaw Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 0 Health: 2 Abilities: Taunt TauntSee this card on Hearthpwn data page] For the option provided by Totemic Slam, see Stoneclaw Totem hearthstone is a useful Taunt The shield-like Taunt visual effect Taunt is a minion ability which forces the opposing player to direct any melee attacks toward enemy targets with this ability. Minions with Taunt (commonly referred to as Taunts) serve hearthstone minion. While it cannot attack, its 2 Health provides good protection against weak attackers, and wastes a valuable round for stronger minions.

Wrath of Air Totem

Wrath of Air Totem Wrath of Air Totem Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Totem Class: Shaman Cost: 1 Attack: 0 Health: 2 Abilities: Spell Damage Spell Damage +1See this card on Hearthpwn data page] For the option provided by hearthstone has good synergy with shaman damage spells such as Crackle Crackle Set: Goblins vs Gnomes Type: Spell Class: Shaman Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage, Overload Tags: Random Deal 3-6 damage. Overload: (1)Snap! This card! Pop!See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Crackle is hearthstone and Lava Shock Lava Shock Set: Blackrock Mountain Type: Spell Class: Shaman Rarity: Rare Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage Tags: Mana-related, Overload-related Deal 2 damage.Unlock your Overloaded Mana Crystals.Chocolate lava cake is shockingly delicious.See this card on Hearthpwn hearthstone , and especially area of effect Area of effect (AoE) is the term for an effect which affects all characters of the specified type. Common targets for AoEs include all enemy minions, all minions, and all characters. AoE is defined in hearthstone spells like Forked Lightning and Lightning Storm. Be aware that its Spell Damage bonus may cause it to instantly become the focus of your opponent`s attacks. While players with damaging spell cards may wish to protect it from their opponents` attacks with a Taunt The shield-like Taunt visual effect Taunt is a minion ability which forces the opposing player to direct any melee attacks toward enemy targets with this ability. Minions with Taunt (commonly referred to as Taunts) serve hearthstone , the Totem can itself be useful as a "soft taunt", attracting attacks from opponents fearing an area of effect ability on your next turn. Players not focusing on spell attacks may therefore wish to leave it unprotected, wasting their opponent`s efforts.

When playing against Wrath of Air Totem, it is important to assess just how significant its presence is. Unless the shaman is planning on making use of the Spell Damage bonus the next turn, spending an attack removing it may be a waste of potential damage to the enemy hero.

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