New Warlock Weapon - Runed Mithril Rod

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4980 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    A new Rare Warlock Weapon, Runed Mithril Rod, has been revealed!

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Insta 5 star card. Warlock + Mana Cheat = Broken Game. Warlock abuses Mana cheat the hardest of any class in the game because of their great and consistant draw, and i'm sure Runed Mithril Rod could have some.... "big implications in wild", where warlock always manages to break the game when they get any kind of mana cheat. In standard it's really good, mana cheat is just so strong.


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

  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1555 702 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Excited to see what combos the community comes up with for this one! Backfire just got a whole lot better!

  • UVE's Avatar
    1180 826 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Broken card, warlock have tons of ways to draw a massive amount of cards, there will be an otkish combo for sure with that card.

    By The Holy Light!

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4691 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Its probably not as good as most people would think it is.

    The cost reduction is insane. The method of which this is gained is not. Firstly you need to drop 3 mana do nothing for a turn. Then you need to actually manage 4 card draw, which in standard is not really easy to do. Then this would have to dodge weapon tech, and since Rustrot Viper is an actual insane card this will simply never see the light of day.

    At very best you play this on turn 7, draw 3 with Backfire and complete the circle with a tradable card or just plain hp on 8. In nearly all scenarios, it sucks.

    But of course, team5 often dont print cards for nothing so there might be something around the lines of like 2 mana draw 4, discard 2. Maybe, just maybe this card can justify its weight then. But until there is a reliable and cheap way to draw cards for warlock, this card is just a maybe at best, trash at worst.

  • Synnr7's Avatar
    1030 605 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    This seems easy enough to pull off in one turn that it could work as a cheaper Thaurissan prock. Could make for some fun combos but only if you can play it and prock it right away. That new snake is going to be everywhere.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1445 910 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Warlock's version of Efficient Octo-bot, and all it requires is the thing that Warlocks naturally do. The only time I don't see this being run is Zoolock.

    The only tricky part will dodging the inevitable Rust-rot Vipers and Acidic Swamp Oozes.

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Good One. Pretty easy to pull off with Warlock - so i guess Weapon Removal has to be played the upcoming meta :) 

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

  • aposteljoe's Avatar
    COMMENT_COUNT_600_HS 1165 644 Posts Joined 06/18/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    I guess MarkMcKz will love this card! Up to 4 additional Thaurrisian procs for him and his expensive combos.

    In Standard can be strong, too. It's nice that it synergizes perfectly with the big hand size you'll have when it procs. And you want many cards reduced.

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4497 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Seems way to unreliable, and also kind of pointless. The best way to activate this is through Backfire, but even that feels kind of unlikely...and at the end of the day, what do you achieve? Warlock doesn't have any sick combos (yet) and even if they did they already have trouble staying alive against anything that isn't Priest

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1825 3154 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Plot Twist... suck it Emperor Thaurissan

  • Pezman's Avatar
    2075 1738 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    This is really good! Super easy to activate, and you get 2x Emperor Thaurissan discounts. Imagine Warlocks running Captain Greenskin just to get more cost reductions!

    "Be excellent to each other." -Bill and Ted

  • Elfensilver's Avatar
    595 663 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    There is so much more draw these last two expansions, this will often hit handsizes of 7+ cards. 

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar
    Protector of Elwynn 1470 590 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Oh, what am I doing giving this only 3 stars? You already know someone will find a way to equip this, draw 8 cards using Plot Twist or Hemet, Jungle Hunter, and find lethal all the way from 30 in a single turn. Let's hope that deck will be difficult to pilot, otherwise this might just be the new Stealer of Souls.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 1895 1283 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    So all I have to do is draw 8 cards to get full usage out of this? Warlock is known for drawing a lot, so that seems easy enough.

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    and now there is even Rustrot Viper, so yeah, it wil mostly depend on the meta.

  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2159 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Very interesting weapon designed only for handlock/control lock.The bigger the hand size, the more mana cheating possible. I like this weapon a lot!

  • ElSabidon's Avatar
    Salty Dog 1030 684 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Feels like an auto include in Soul Fragment Warlock, as the Fragment draw should count as extra fuel for the card. Just be happy that deck is really bad right now, as cards like Lord Jaraxxus or reddit's favourite nemesis Tickatus are just examples of cards that really enjoy their discounts.

    Rating cards on coolness factor rather than predicting power because I like screwing up rating averages (and because I suck at predicting real power levels, but we'll ignore that LUL)
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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    Mana cheating is always good. Drawing 4 cards is a little inconvenient since even if you use your hero power every turn it will still take 4 turns to get both discounts, and if you are trying to pull off an OTK waiting 4 turns is too long.

    However, if you are playing a regular control warlock and using this just for raw value then the wait isn't so bad, and you can always use soul fragments to speed up the process.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

  • randomfan's Avatar
    Elemental 1255 744 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 year, 7 months ago

    This feels like a bust or boom kind of card. Drawing four cards doesn't happen consistently until mid to late game. If you are running this for some combo enabler you would probably have your cards, or at least most of them, by that time. But, you still need to have the draw engine. It just feels a little clunky.

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

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