New Neutral Minion - Zephrys the Great

  • Arthas's Avatar 190 473 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    A new Legendary Neutral Minion, Zephrys the Great, has been revealed!

    Zephrys the Great Card Image

    • Card pool for the offered cards is Basic + Classic sets
    • The three options will be cards that will help in your current situation, usually aoe/single target removal/proactive card (minion)
      • Ex.: You are at 7 mana and opponent has many minions > get a board clear like Flamestrike
    • Offered cards have to be interesting, no Bloodfen Raptor :(
    • They created Zephrys because they wanted a cool highlander card similar to Kazakus, so these decks would be worth playing
    • They initially didnt know if Zephrys mechanic would be technically possible to do and went through at least 5 variations before settling on the final one, one of which was to offer a card from your collection

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  • FrostyFeet's Avatar Senior Moderator Derpcorn 505 385 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    There rarely are cards that I want to craft on Day 1 as the F2P pleb that I am, but this is an instacraft. Easily.

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  • Chimera's Avatar Senior Moderator HearthStationeer 615 716 Posts Joined 10/22/2018
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Wow this card is so cool. Dynamically assesses the state of the match and offers you the perfect cards. This will be a gold craft for sure. 

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  • AnAngryBadger's Avatar 130 98 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    As cool as this is, I'm not sure if its enough to push highlander into standard. Can definitely see it seeing play in any wild highlander deck though 

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  • Hydralisk's Avatar Mountain 345 220 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Super cool!

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  • Kovachut's Avatar HearthStationeer 530 619 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Huh? May I get an explanation please?

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  • anchorm4n's Avatar HearthStationeer 395 323 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m sorry guys but I hate this card. The goal of the game is to outsmart the opponent. I don’t want an algorithm to come to his aid with a perfect answer to my game without a) him doing anything to “earn” that and b) me having any chance whatsoever to prevent him from doing that. This is the one an only card that can really be labeled “unfair”

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 315 506 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    This card is fucking fascinating. Like the guy above said, is it enough? Maybe not, but it's very cool.

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  • kramerofboandls's Avatar HearthStationeer 280 137 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    i missed the stream so far. how does it work?

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  • W0lfr1c's Avatar 170 128 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    looks cool but what does it do ?

     

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  • Pharune's Avatar 95 19 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is the kind of design that makes Hearthstone unique.  Very interesting and powerful!  I just hope the highlander decks are good enough that this will see play.

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  • Elvaeyn's Avatar Child of Galakrond 105 27 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Could someone please just explain what this card does for those that didn't watch the stream?

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  • kingcolor's Avatar 65 27 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Kovachut

    Huh? May I get an explanation please?

    Quote From kramerofboandls

    i missed the stream so far. how does it work?

     

    This card will analyze your deck, and the current state of the match, and so it will grant you the perfect card, if you are losing the board it will give you a board clear, if you are low on health, will give you heals, empty hand? will bring you a card generation card, etc. 

    we saw it getting played turn 2 on stream twice, which is too early for the card to analyze, and both times the options were the same, all of them were 3 mana, they are kinda the perfect cards for 2 reasons:

    - Curve cards, you play it on next turn. 

    - since you are early in the game zephyr gave you a ramp card, a tempo card, and a card generation card, which is always a great start if you pick anyone from the three.

     

     

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  • Morkimus's Avatar Serra Angel 280 90 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I don't like how it will only grant you cards from Classic and Basic sets. I get that it's difficult to add other sets to the AI but... meh, Hall of Fame will gradually make this card worse IMO.

    Still going to craft it as soon as I can though.

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  • kaladin's Avatar 210 330 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    lol the fuck is that text

    game designers were just like "FINE, YOU KNOW WHAT, MAKE THE DAMN CARD YOURSELF"

    Here are just some of my current decks: Highlander Thief Rogue, Highlander Obelisk Priest

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  • blackcoffeaddict's Avatar 65 17 Posts Joined 06/08/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Okay so for the people asking what it actually does: It looks at the board and lets you discover a card out of 3 options from the basic and classic set. Now it says "perfect card" right, so it will literally give you the best card you could ask for, for your specific situation. If theres a lot of enemy minions it will give you boardclears, if the board is empty itll give you value etc.. 

    The Card seems so sick man I am so excited for this. 
    And btw Im sure this is the card they said was so difficult to make !

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  • Crek's Avatar 40 5 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    It looks at the board state and gives you a 3 card option. Cards can be from any class. It prioritizes cards that can be played this turn and then next turn. It sounds like based on how "clear" what kind of card you need is, it will try to give you more of that option. For example, if the opponent has a lot of minion and you have nothing, it might offer you 3 different board clears instead of just 1. The example we saw is Kibler played it on turn 2 on an empty board and was offered three 3 mana tempo plays for next turn (wild growth, brightwing, animal companion)

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  • Marega's Avatar 245 290 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    The perfect  card? So it gives me Dr Boom? Im in

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  • Kovachut's Avatar HearthStationeer 530 619 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks all, but I'm still confused:

    If the enemy has a lot of minions on the board and I'm low on health, I would probably get an AOE, right?

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  • kingcolor's Avatar 65 27 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Kovachut

    Thanks all, but I'm still confused:

    If the enemy has a lot of minions on the board and I'm low on health, I would probably get an AOE, right?

    [edit] Btw since this is a battlecry effect, it has good synergies with the shaman quest. I'm going to include this minion in my jade shudder deck.

    yes, one of the options should be a healing card as well, 

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  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Maximum Volume 675 1153 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Kovachut

    Thanks all, but I'm still confused:

    If the enemy has a lot of minions on the board and I'm low on health, I would probably get an AOE, right?

    Yes, they said that in a specific situation like this for example, it would actually offer you two or even three aoes, just to tell you "you really need to clear this board!" :D and gives you option like Brawl, so you can play something else on your turn or Twisting Nether, if you want to be sure everything dies etc.


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  • Kovachut's Avatar HearthStationeer 530 619 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From sinti

    Yes, they said that in a specific situation like this for example, it would actually offer you two or even three aoes, just to tell you "you really need to clear this board!" :D and gives you option like Brawl, so you can play something else on your turn or Twisting Nether, if you want to be sure everything dies etc.

    Yes, ty. I understood that. But I wanted to ask something else (it was my mistake for not being clear in my post). I meant to ask whether I would get ONLY board clears as discovery options, but kingcolor answered my question.

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  • Fierytear's Avatar 110 45 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From anchorm4n

    I’m sorry guys but I hate this card. The goal of the game is to outsmart the opponent. I don’t want an algorithm to come to his aid with a perfect answer to my game without a) him doing anything to “earn” that and b) me having any chance whatsoever to prevent him from doing that. This is the one an only card that can really be labeled “unfair”

    chill out bro, the card gives you an advantageous card at the price of building a deck with 1 copy only of each card (inconstistent). Basically every card in the game worth playing in the game does a variation of that (giving you advantage at a cost

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  • CovenantKevlar's Avatar 245 53 Posts Joined 07/21/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Man, just came back from the Stream Zephrys the Great seems like such a cool card that the Blizzard team designed. I would really like to see like a Behind the scenes of how the process of making this card came about. A card that reads the situation and give you the best 3 options (From the Basic and Classic set) for you to choose. If this card consistently works the way they have explained it It will easily be one of the best cards they have ever made.

    NOW from the Standard point of view I have to play a bit of Devil's advocate. Will Reno-style decks make it into the competitive meta? There is no doubt in my mind that Zephrys the Great is an amazing card but will he (and the other reno style Legendary) be enough in standard to become competitively viable? My guess is yes but we'll have to wait and see

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