Hello everyone. After a long year of absent I am finally back to the community. This time I brought you guys a class that I've been brewing (and harassing people's DM to give their feedback LOL) for a long time. I entered this class for the Class Creation Competition in Hearthpwn and ended up at top 9. Now that I was eliminated, I'll present to you:
A land full of people and magic power like Azeroth is a land full of mysteries waiting to be revealed and solved. The Detective is here to leave no stones unturned looking for clues and information and training new apprentices to join their rank.
Margaret Christie is one of the most seasoned and renowned Detectives in all of Azeroth. She doesn't regret leaving her homeland Gilneas to adventure on her own when learning that it will enter isolation from the outside world, although she always wonder how useful to her investigation it would be if she was to become a worgen. Now rumors of unsavory magic has led Christie to use all of her wit, might and health potion to investigate the seemingly unsuspecting Scholomance Academy.
Margaret Christie's name is a reference to the author Agatha Christie and her most famous character detective Miss Marple. She was picked instead of the other famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes to give the hero portraits both more female characters and an elderly-looking character. She is the basic hero that represent the class that all players receive when they create their account.
Great Inspector Margaret is an alternative Hero the player can receive with this class. She is the hero the player will receive when you obtain 1000 wins with the class. She is meant to be an alternative version of Margaret if she had remained with Gilneas, similar to Cap'n Valeera
Detective Training is the default Hero Power of the class. It's basically a more consistent and strategic version of the Shaman Hero Power Totemic Might. The class's Hero Power support many playstyle of the class: From aggressive token spamming to a more controlling playstyle (due to the Taunt on the tokens) as well as hinting at one of the class's main theme of revealing cards to your opponent.
Detective Drilling is the class's upgraded Hero Power. It's an extremely powerful one, allowing you to create a much better token to have more board presence.
Strength and Weakness:
Things the class excel at:
Things the class is okay at:
Things the class is bad at:
What better ways for the Detectives to learn or improve than to look through a few of the most famous cases solves by Christie and her other students or fellow Detectives? Cases are basically reverse Secrets where you will activate a powerful spell that will last until you or your opponent can satisfy the Solve requirement. Cases are designed so that your opponent will have to quickly solve them before they snowball out of control. However, you have to play carefully or else you'll end up solving the Cases yourself and lose the advantage. Of course, if the Cases are also hurting you, you can Solve them yourself. Cases took the place of the Secret slots, which mean you can only have 5 Case with different names active. All of the Cases and their supporting cards are named after detective novels and short stories.
Their Basic cards aim to establish the mechanic, flavor, strength and weakness of the class while also provide tools for them to play a two main playstyles: Aggressive token based or Control / combo:
Anticipating the dangerous mission ahead of her in order to get to the bottom of the truth at Scholomance Academy, Christie enlist a new generation of Apprentices in training to help her. Before they can venture into the darkness of the Academy, she brought out her old case files in order for these newbies to familiar themselves with her work
The Apprentice's Dossier set function as the class's Initiate set, with the goal to expand upon the class's theme and mechanic as well as introducing the class's main tribal synergy and class keywords:
Poirot's Favorite Case:
Scholomance Academy is the set that the class will make their debut. Margaret Christie respond to call for help by one of her old apprentice James Chesden to help him investigate the Academy. What they found is horrifying: The Headmaster Kel'thuzad dabbled in Necromancy and has resurrected one of Arthur Holmes's most famous arch nemesis Professor Doyle Moriaty. As if that not enough, Kel'thuzad has also enthralled Chesden's old flame at the Academy Molly Butcher to serve as a bodyguard! Can they save Molly in time and put Moriaty back to the Netherworld where he belongs?
Molly's Upgraded Forms:
Dual Classes cards (with Shaman):
Dual Class Cards (with Mage):
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire (Work in Progress):
Shouldn't you have only 1 legendary exclusive for your class in Scholomance? I get that your class is intended to get more cards than other classes, similar to Demon Hunter, but if it comes to Legendaries, Demon Hunter has the same amount of them as other classes.
Anyway, pretty good work! Too bad you didn't get further, I voted for you in 3rd phase, and I also gave my feedback to you on my Hearthpwn account during Disscussion topics, so I think I may skip that, except for Scholomance part.
Scholomance Academy set is finished. Thank you ChickyChick for pointing out my major mistake with the Rarity.
Your Scholomance set looks pretty well. My only doubt is about Sentry Totem, because Shaman has no synergy with holding revealed cards, so that would feel a bit odd to have such effect for him in my opinion.
Other than that I see no flaws.
Quote From ChickyChickYour Scholomance set looks pretty well. My only doubt is about Sentry Totem, because Shaman has no synergy with holding revealed cards, so that would feel a bit odd to have such effect for him in my opinion.Other than that I see no flaws.
Shaman would really appreciate the card generation. And my class doesn't have Totem synergy either. Some dual class cards have mechanic exclusive to one class like Shield of Honor (Divine Shield / damaged minions) or Brain Freeze (combo / Freeze).
Finish the set of Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
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