New Neutral Minion - Archdruid Naralex

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 780 1999 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    A new Legendary Neutral Minion, Archdruid Naralex, has been revealed!

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  • CosmX's Avatar 185 17 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Interesting! First card that does something when dormant... and then does nothing. It should be possible to get more Dream cards using Maiev Shadowsong on this.

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  • randomfan's Avatar Academy Sleuth 865 429 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    I didn't watch the reveal, so I'm just presuming that these are the same dream cards that come from Ysera. He is good for two of them at random. Without additional ways to make him go back dormant, are two random dream cards good enough to run him? There is Maieve from however many sets back that could be used to dormant him again, but it feels clunky. Plus, what good does a 3/3 do on turn 5? That is assuming you get to play him on curve and are ok with the tempo loss.

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1400 2819 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Very slow but if you can get away with passing turn 3 then this could potentially be nuts.

    Getting Ysera Awakens this early as a Control deck (or even just Druid) can be huge, as would be Dream. Nightmare is probably the weakest outcome whose usefulness will depend on what is in your deck, but at the very least it has synergy with Samuro, Apotheosis and Lake Thresher.

    Drake and Sister are decent curve fillers, but I don't think playing a 4-mana 7/6 after dropping this recovers that much tempo.

     

    At the end of the day he might just be too inconsistent to actually be worth running even though getting two extra cards over two turns sounds really good.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Caro's Avatar 1350 874 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Very cool design around the Dormant mechanic. One of those few cards you want to remain dormant. It could give decks more options to go the control/value route, but ofc you can't guarantee which dream cards you get.

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  • jeffbezos's Avatar 60 10 Posts Joined 05/29/2021
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    seems like one of those cards that just gets thrown into anything thats not aggro as a little value option. probably fine but is it better than just a scorpid or something? don't really think so

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_500_HS 925 534 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Regardless of power level, I really love the design. Really strong flavour and a fun use of the keyword.

    A man is lying on the street, some punks chopped off his head

    I'm the only one who stops to see if he's dead.

    Hmm. Turns out he's dead.

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Explorer of Dragons 1070 318 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Would pick this in Arena nearly every time. In constructed, I think this card is an option for the same decks that already run Ysera the Dreamer as that are decks that don't rely on tempo and can make up for the fact that they payed 3 mana for doing nothing.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar Old God Fanatic 740 1051 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From CosmX

    Interesting! First card that does something when dormant... and then does nothing. It should be possible to get more Dream cards using Maiev Shadowsong on this.

    but is that really worth it? 

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  • economicaooc's Avatar 455 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Adding random dream cards doesn't feel great, especially when two of them are minions that don't give any fast board impact. I don't know if any deck really wants this. The payoff for making it dormant again is nowhere near worth it.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 760 1075 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hmm seems very slow. Venomous Scorpid seems like a better card. Why play a 3 mana 3/3 just to get 2 RANDOM dream cards over 2 turns, which are often bad. And it's dormant, so it's 3 mana do nothing on turn 3... You could Maiev Shadowsong it again, but even then WHY? That's such a bad play. The only deck that MIGHT experiment with it is Control Priest, just to try get Ysera Awakens... This is such a bad card..

    It might see play in arena, but even then. Do you REALLY want to play nothing on turn 3, while your opponent probably plays a 3/4? Can you really afford to do nothing on turn 3?

    RNG is only fun, as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something good or bad. If RNG always results in something good, it's not fun.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Crossroads Historian 1065 349 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Cheap Ysera that also guarantees you 2 Dream cards, which are very powerful that early into the game. This card reminds me a lot of Mankrik in that it's not super great, but can be slotted into any deck and feels fine.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1635 1410 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Cool card! It's odd that they're bringing Dormant back for this, as they've been pretty consistent about keeping keywords within sets (or at least within a year). 

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  • JoeyJojo48's Avatar Peon 605 230 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    I really want to try it, but it seems really slow.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Crossroads Historian 1260 363 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    So, a mini Ysera the Dreamer on turn 3, eh? Getting a couple of Dream cards on 3 or 4 as opposed to 9 could be nice.

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  • Synnr7's Avatar 665 318 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Cool design. Early Dream cards could be real strong. Not sure it's worth passing turn 3 but the potential is there depending on what you generate.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • NegativeNemsy's Avatar 320 146 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    What a wasted opportunity to finally have a second good 'start of turn' card.  And immediately after the failed caravan cards no less.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1335 2446 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Playing a nothing card at 3 is not the end of the world, and if it means you can get a dream card you'd do it anyday.

    Your opponent cannot and will not play around the possibility of Dream and Ysera Awakens, which makes this card all the more scarier when you do get the nuts out of it. Even if you don't, you'll always be given a card you can play the next turn, so what downsides is there to not just play this card whenever and wherever?

    I'm calling it now that this card gets included everywhere you can fit him.

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