Thing from Below

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Thing from Below
Thing from Below(33159).png
Thing from Below(33159) Gold.png
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Minion
Class: Shaman
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 6
Attack: 5
Health: 5
Abilities: Modify cost, Taunt
Tags: In-hand effect, Ongoing effect, Totem-related

Taunt. Costs (1) less for each Totem you've summoned this game.

Just can't resist the opportunity to hang around with a bunch of totems.

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Thing from Below is a rare shaman minion card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Thing from Below can be obtained through Whispers of the Old Gods card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Golden Thing from Below can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of each Ranked season.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Thing from Below 100 20
Golden Thing from Below 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The mana cost of this card is reduced by 1 for each time the controlling player has summoned a Totem that game.
    • The cost reduction of this card is not dependent on how the Totem was summoned (played from the hand, re-played after being returned to the hand, summoned by a Hero Power like Totemic Call or by summon effects like Tuskarr Totemic's Battlecry).[1]
    • The cost reduction of this card is not dependent on the card being in the player's hand or deck[2] or even on the card existing at the time the Totem is summoned.
Example: A Thing from Below generated by Unstable Portal takes into account prior Totem summons (if any) and immediately has its cost reduced.[3]
Example: Returning a Thing from Below to the hand will cause its cost to immediately be reduced by the number of Totems the player has summoned that game (including those summoned while it was in the battlefield).[4]
  • The mana cost of this card cannot be reduced below 0. However, further cost-reductions can help in countering cost-increasing effects like Freezing Trap.
  • This card has an in-hand effect: it modifies its own mana cost only while in the player's hand, and not while the card is anywhere else.
  • If the Totem played is destroyed immediately, it is not counted for this card's cost reduction.[5] This may be a bug.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

An essential card in almost every Shaman deck; with the mana cost reduction it is often possible to play Thing from Below for near to zero mana. The sturdy body and its Taunt effect can create a massive tempo swing in the shaman's favor.

Because this card synergizes with all friendly Totem-summoning, not only the use of Totemic Call, it's quite possible to use Sir Finley Mrrgglton in the same deck while still getting a good discount.

Lore[edit | edit source]

While the term "thing from below" would fit quite well for most of the creations of the Old Gods, the origins of this particular creature are unknown.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This card was initially suspected to be an April Fools, due to its being revealed on April 1, 2016.[6]

Artist[edit | edit source]

Slawomir Maniak

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Thing from Below, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. PlayHearthstone on Twitter. (2016-04-01). 
  2. PlayHearthstone on Twitter. (2016-04-01). 
  3. Whirthun on Twitter. (2015-07-24). 
  4. PlayHearthstone on Twitter. (2016-04-01). 
  5. HysteriA (2016-10-16). Hearthstone Mythbusters 23
  6. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2016-04-01).