Thumping Wave

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Faction Magmar Aspects
Cost 4

Ability Give a minion +5 Attack. At end of turn, transform it into a 3/3 Kin.

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Denizens of Shim'Zar

Description[edit | edit source]

Give a minion +5 Attack. At end of turn, transform it into a 3/3 Kin.

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Thumping Wave is one of Magmar's most versatile spells. Doubling as both removal and a buff, it can be used to end a game quickly or remove an immediate threat. Remember that after the minion is buffed they are turned into a 3/3 Kin, which is a Battle Pet with no abilities. This means that if the enemy plays a minion that needs to be removed you can use Thumping Wave to turn it into a battle pet, thus removing the minion's ability. This also combines well with Thunderhorn. If you're playing Vaath it's also a good idea to have a least 3 attack so you can one shot the battle pet if it attacks you. As a buff spell Thumping Wave is one of Magmar's most reliable quick damage combos. Playing it in conjunction with a rush minion like Elucidator is a one turn 10 damage combo at the expense of 4 health and 8 mana. This can be reduced to a 6 mana play with Flash Reincarnation.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • If you cast Thumping Wave on Grandmaster Z'ir then kill the Lyonar general, at the end of the turn when Grandmaster Z'ir turns into a Kin you will win.

Balance Changes[edit | edit source]

Animations[edit | edit source]

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