New Warrior Spell - Heavy Plate

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 840 2195 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago

    A new Common Warrior Spell, Heavy Plate, has been revealed!

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 820 1149 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago

    Certainly playable. Nice armor gain, but if you compare it to Shield Block it kinda feels.. underwelming? considering you need to pay 1 mana to use it's tradable effect. Actually after looking at some other 3 cost armor gain cards, i noticed that Heavy Plate is basicly Ice Barrier that you can trade back into your deck. 

    But still, i think Control warrior will still use it, because it's armor gain. Also the Silas Darkmoon OTK deck might enjoy it.

    In wild... IT'S ODD COSTED. But i'm still not 100% sure if ODD Warrior will use it. It might help getting to the Silas Darkmoon OTK earlier. (For the ODD Warrior decks that run that combo.) I'm interested to see whether it makes the cut, but i'm guessing it doesn't because Shield Block is honestly superior in a lot of ways.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Headless Horseman 1095 490 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago

    This card is bad. 3 mana for 8 armor is a lot, and the only redeemable quality is that it can be used to cycle through your deck faster.

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  • UVE's Avatar 940 738 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago

    Fair card, warrior needs more amor gaining nowadays, so that card should see play for sure in control/combo lists. And, as other guys said, Silas Darkmoon lists will use it.

    And I LOVE the art. :)

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  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Barrens Sleuth 1840 2369 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Quote From Brandon

    Certainly playable. Nice armor gain, but if you compare it to Shield Block it kinda feels.. underwelming? considering you need to pay 1 mana to use it's tradable effect. Actually after looking at some other 3 cost armor gain cards, i noticed that Heavy Plate is basicly Ice Barrier that you can trade back into your deck. 

    But still, i think Control warrior will still use it, because it's armor gain. Also the Silas Darkmoon OTK deck might enjoy it.

    In wild... IT'S ODD COSTED. But i'm still not 100% sure if ODD Warrior will use it. It might help getting to the Silas Darkmoon OTK earlier. (For the ODD Warrior decks that run that combo.) I'm interested to see whether it makes the cut, but i'm guessing it doesn't because Shield Block is honestly superior in a lot of ways.

    You are forgetting that any Tradable card basically thins your deck, i mean if you have multiple, it can kinda backfire, but you can throw the other card back as well, being able to just draw a different card from your deck is a massive advantage imho. Depending on how many Tradable cards there will be available, this might be played just for the keyword in most games possibly. And for the armor whenever you actually need it.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar Ice Rager 915 291 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Tradable as a keyword should be thought of as Plan B, as top decking this wouldn't be the absolute worst unless you really needed something on curve. Otherwise, instant Ice Barrier without the need for your opponent to attack to proc. Pretty basic 29th/30th card in your control warrior deck.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1365 2717 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    8 health for 3 mana is just about standard for a healing card. But with the option to throw this back for another card is what really makes this card work. At least in control warrior anyway.

    Its probably the weakest tradable card yet, but control warrior needs armor and this one provides. With the added option to just throw this back into the deck against other control decks for a card (and still not lose the fatigue war) is really icing on the cake.

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  • Synnr7's Avatar 715 458 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Simple, shows off the new mechanic well. Not sure it will see play but has a higher chance thanks to Tradeable.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 675 978 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Ok i guess .... but nothing more. 

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  • aposteljoe's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_350_HS 680 369 Posts Joined 06/18/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    We don't know the Warrior quest line now. If its requirement would be to gain armor this will be judged differently. But right now I don't see it fitting in a deck. 

    (And on the other hand I think the Warrior QL will be related to the rush keyword.)

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1460 3096 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    If you think about it this is basically a gimped Shield Block. Control Warrior's biggest issue right now is the lack of actual armor gain to efficiently beat aggro decks (which it is way too weak against currently). Meanwhile, against a Control matchup you can just throw it back in the deck to find something better to spend your mana on.

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar Tauren Chieftain Addict 805 680 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Very funny art. The card itself it's ok, I guess, not very useful on constructed.

    In duels it's very different, it will be very useful for bomb warrior, at least it will grant 2 bombs if played on curve.

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  • allthehype's Avatar Crossroads Historian 515 656 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Good for slower warrior deck. Gret flexibility if you need to fish for another card.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1725 2850 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Compared to other healing/armor cards, it's pretty balanced. Ice Barrier but without the secret requirement, Holy Light but +1 cost because armor is better than healing, or Healing Touch only armor instead of healing. The main difference is that you can choose to cycle this instead of gaining the armor, making it much better than any of those cards. The nice thing about tradeable cards is that they don't have to always be good, they can be just OK and you still very playable. They are safe cards to put in your deck since they will never be dead draws.

    If for no other reason, control warrior will play this just because they are lacking in armor gain.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1480 2509 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Depending on the environment, this could see scattered play.  

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1551 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Definitely useable in OTK warrior, plus I like the Tradeable ability. 

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Pikachu 1115 407 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Definitely looks underwhelming, but I have a feeling this card will soon make a lot more sense with more cards being announced. Some synergies with armor or the new tradeable mechanic can turn this card into a frequent sight on ladder.

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  • Elfensilver's Avatar 585 663 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Too expensive for the cost, would trade it away all the time. 

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  • Caro's Avatar 1355 941 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Support for control warrior, nice! This can be seen as a better Shield Block for 4 mana, coz it still draws you a card, but you only get the armor gain later

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 710 589 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Perfect example of how a "weak" card becomes good because Tradeable gives the card amazing flexibility.

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