Shatter

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Shatter
Shatter(35244).png
Shatter(35244) Gold.png
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Common
Cost: 2
Abilities: Destroy
Tags: Frozen-related, Targeted

Destroy a Frozen minion.

What's cooler than being cool?

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Shatter is a common mage spell card, from the Whispers of the Old Gods set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

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

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Shatter 40 5
Golden Shatter 400 50

Strategy[edit | edit source]

This card has obvious synergy with decks involving Freeze effects, such as Freeze Mage. It is most efficiently combined with AoE Freeze effects like Blizzard, allowing the mage to remove a single minion that survived the former spell's weaker damage.

However, it can also be combined with for instance Frostbolt as a 2-card 4-mana combo to remove a single minion regardless of its Health.

This card can be used to remove Frozen Crusher from the board because of it's mediocre triggered effect.

Lore[edit | edit source]

In World of Warcraft, Shatter is a passive Frost mage ability, gained at level 16. It multiplies the critical strike chance of all of the mage's spells against frozen targets by 1.5 and adds another 50% chance.

Shatter is a critical component in the Frost mage arsenal, adding synergy and burst damage with their many freezing spells, such as Frost Bolt, Frost Nova and Ice Lance.

History[edit | edit source]

Shatter was originally designed for the Curse of Naxxramas adventure as the Mage reward. It was originally a 4 Mana spell with the effect "Destroy all Frozen minions".[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The flavor text is a reference to a lyric in the 2003 Outkast song "Hey Ya," in which singer Andre 3000 proclaims "What's cooler than being cool?" to which the response is "Ice cold!"

Artist[edit | edit source]

Trent Kaniuga

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Shatter, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2017-06-05).