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Shaman has been hitting face for so long that it's hard to remember that once upon a time, before the likes of Tunnel Trogg and Totem Golem, it was a control deck. Kalimos, Primal Lord, along with all of the stellar Elemental cards revealed for the set, bring that archetype back. An eight mana 7/7 is already preeeeety good, but the effect that Kalimos has, and more so, the ability to choose said effect, is what makes it so powerful.
Choice is a very powerful weapon in Hearthstone, as we saw with the discover mechanic. The only problem with discover is that it isn't consistent. Kalimos, however, will consistently give players the same four choices. Invocation of Air is a great board clear, giving you almost as much power as a Flamestrike. Invocation of Earth is a great way to fill up your board, essentially making the card a slightly cheaper, slightly worse Onyxia. Invocation of Water is a stupid good heal that will make aggro decks rage. Invocation of Fire seems to be the only really weak effect, but i guess if you need just a little bit more burst to finish off your opponent it can be good.