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
Artist: Trent Kaniuga

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 purchased online from the Battle.net shop, or through crafting.

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. At best it can be used with Freezing Potion for a 2-mana hard removal.

Unfortunately, its inability to function without synergy makes this card ineffective in most cases.

Snap Freeze is a flat-out superior version of this card.

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!"

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Shatter, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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