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Shimmering Tempest
Set:Journey to Un'GoroJourney to Un'Goro
Minion type:Elemental
Cost:2 Mana icon.png
Attack:2 Attack icon.png
Health:1 Health
Abilities:Deathrattle, Generate
Wiki tags:Class-related, Random, Spell-generating
Artist:Luca Zontini
Deathrattle: Add a random Mage spell to your hand.
Flavor text

HATES being summoned for Kirin Tor party lighting.

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Shimmering Tempest is a common mage minion card, from the Journey to Un'Goro set.

How to get[]

Shimmering Tempest can be obtained through Journey to Un'Goro card packs, or through crafting.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Shimmering Tempest 40 5
Golden Shimmering Tempest 400 50


This card plays largely like Loot Hoarder, with only a few differences:

  • The card it provides is always a spell.
  • It can generate cards that you did not include in your deck.
  • It is an elemental.

Without the context of your deck, Shimmering Tempest's main difference from Loot Hoarder is its increased randomness. This may be both good and bad: It may provide you with a third copy of your favorite spell, with situational cards that save you from certain defeat, or with situational cards that are little to no use.

The real reason to play this card are its synergistic potential with multiple deck-archetypes. Decks with heavy spell-synergy will usually prefer Tempest over Hoarder. Decks that use Open the Waygate can always make use of this and elemental-decks will likely also benefit from its inclusion.

As of Journey to Un'Goro, there are a possible 31 Mage spells in Standard this card can generate.


Shimmering Tempests are original to Hearthstone. However, "Tempest" is a name known to be used by air elementals in Northrend, such as Enraged Tempest and Tempest Revenant.


Shimmering Tempest, full art

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