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Water Elemental
Minion type:Elemental
Cost:4 Mana icon.png
Attack:3 Attack icon.png
Health:6 Health
Wiki tags:Damage-related, Triggered effect
Artist:John Avon
Freeze any character damaged by this minion.
Flavor text

Don't summon a water elemental at a party. It'll dampen the mood.

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Water Elemental is a mage minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Two copies of regular and golden Water Elemental are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Core set[]

Two copies of regular Water Elemental (Core) are obtained for raising mage to level 4.

Two copies of golden Water Elemental (Core) are obtained for winning 100 games as mage.

Water Elemental (Core) is uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Summoned by[]

As well as being collected in decks, this card can also be summoned by the following cards.

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Icy Touch(62843).png
Deep Freeze(210794).png
Oasis Ally(464294).png

Previous availability[]

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Water Elemental were a reward for raising a mage to level 8.
  • Two Golden copies of Water Elemental were a reward for raising a mage to levels 49 and 50.



The Water Elemental has fantastic stats for a 4-cost minion, and comes with a powerful effect: it creates a Freeze effect on any character it damages, causing the target to miss their next opportunity to attack. This includes both minions and heroes, making the Water Elemental quite effective for preventing weapon-using classes from putting their weapons to good use.

Water Elemental is a solid pick for a basic or midrange mage deck, providing excellent value if played on turn 3 or 4, and usually able to trade for multiple cards.


Water elementals are beings of concentrated water that mages have taken upon summoning from the Elemental Planes. They are then bound to the mage's will and can be controlled to attack foes and perform tasks.

In World of Warcraft, Water Elementals can be summoned by Frost mages as permanent pets. They assist the mage in combat by dealing damage to foes with their Waterbolt attack, as well as using their Freeze ability to root targets and open up combos with spells like Ice Lance.



Water Elemental, full art

A Water Elemental in World of Warcraft, namely Duke Hydraxis


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