New Neutral Minion - Spice Bread Baker

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 860 2321 Posts Joined 03/10/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    A new Common Neutral Minion, Spice Bread Baker, has been revealed!

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1735 2904 Posts Joined 03/25/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Meh, seems under powered compared to other healing cards. I really can't imagine any deck ever wanting this card. Maybe control warlock if they are every desperate for healing? But they have the soul fragment cards and armor vendor which work better. So yeah, this will never be played.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar Ice Rager 995 354 Posts Joined 11/10/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Probably sees play in Controlock if nothing else, but I'm trying to think of how much healing you need to do for it to be worth it. Probably 6 or more? The fact that it's only your hero does also limit it's use, since you can't heal up a big taunt after a trade.

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  • AbusingKel's Avatar Global Moderator 715 274 Posts Joined 02/02/2019 House Light is Off
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Definitely needs support to be revealed in upcoming cards. A neutral heal for a hand-mage deck I've always tinkered with in wild is a welcome addition, though.

     

    Now you kids are probably saying to yourselves, "Hey Matt, how can we get back on the right track?" 

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 840 1225 Posts Joined 05/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Solid healing. If you have 8 cards in hand its a cheaper Antique Healbot, and it's better with more cards in hand. Controllock will 100% use it, and questlock as well, just to heal up after doing some self damage for The Demon Seed. Sure warlock has Armor Vendor and Soul Fragments, but armor vender only gives 4 health and soul fragments aren't that reliable. Spice Bread Baker can give you reliable healing. 

    But hey maybe other control decks might slot 1 copy in at least, just to recover some health, after all MOST control decks often have a good amount of cards in hand. Maybe some hero power mage decks might slot it in, after all that deck is DESPIRATE for healing/life gain.

    I think Spice Bread Baker is either going to see a lot of play and surprise a lot of people, or it's going to be mediocre and only see play in a few decks. Time will tell i guess.

    Oh and in wild it's pretty useless. Antique Healbot is better in most cases, because it always heals 8 health.

    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.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1385 2919 Posts Joined 07/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Its definitely a card for control and value decks to consider, but there is a small caveat that makes it a little worse compared to cards like Armor Vendor, and that's its dependent on hand size and it costs 4 mana. Against most aggro tempo decks, even control decks don't tend to have large hand sizes, so we're looking at about healing for 5-7 at best. And since you're spending 4 mana doing this and not dealing with the board chances are good your opponent will simply shave that much health off you on their turn again anyway.

    But its certainly an option worth considering, especially for any deck that needs tons of healing like The Demon Seed decks anyway.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1564 Posts Joined 06/03/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    This card is very strong. Obviously, you need to have a large hand for it to be worth it, but it's neutral and can be run in any deck that knows it can fill its hand consistently. Heck, just run Evocation!

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1150 483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Jup, this might as well have been a Warlock card. I would be surprised if it shows up anywhere else.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1530 3238 Posts Joined 03/25/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    alright so this is...interesting.

    There are a lot of control decks that currently tend to stack their hands a lot (and can generate more cards easily). Ironically enough, Warlock isn't one of them.

    However, Mage might be given their wealth of card draw and ressource generation.

    That being said, this is basically just a cheaper Healbot at best and I'm not entirely sure if a 4-mana healbot would even be playable these days.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar Old God Fanatic 770 1204 Posts Joined 07/26/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I still think armor vendor is better, since it has better stats for its cost and the cost is only 1.
    Still this is a really good option if additional healing is needed, the possibility of healing 9 is a lot.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1330 532 Posts Joined 06/03/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    This should be pretty good in any deck that tends to have large hand sizes. Warlock come to mind. Perhaps Shadow Priest.

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  • Caro's Avatar Draconic Rager 1460 1137 Posts Joined 03/12/2020 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Every control deck will love this card. I'm even confident enough to say this is 100% better than Antique Healbot

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  • aposteljoe's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_400_HS 860 443 Posts Joined 06/18/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Am I the only one who thinks the ultra realistic look of the pastery is kind of disturbing (given the overall comic style of hs)

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 735 602 Posts Joined 06/07/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Antique Healbot was never an amazing card, it just stood out as the only semi decent "last ditch" anti-aggro tools during its time in standard. The proof is that Antique Healbot is just not run in wild, because there are better cards, like Reno Jackson or Zilliax, i.e., cards that provide over-the-top healing or tempo and healing at the same time.

    Spice Bread Baker is like Antique Healbot, except its body is frailer (so it can be even more easily killed) and it's dependant on having a big hand, which usually means you don't have the resources to combat early aggro boards anyway.

    I'm not saying Spice Bread Baker will never see play, i'm saying she's not the anti-aggro tool the game needs right now, so she'll be just another "last ditch" anti-aggro card.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1480 2531 Posts Joined 05/28/2019 House Light is Off
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    This will be seen in Reno Priest for sure... I know I am going to put one in my Even Warlock as well

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 975 568 Posts Joined 03/17/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think this is a decent card. It will have it's uses (does warlock run that increased hand size card anywhere?) in some controlly type decks. I like the neutral healing options.

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

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  • Elfensilver's Avatar 590 663 Posts Joined 03/14/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I really like the control support, just feel that such a vendor should be tradeable.

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  • Trimutius's Avatar 1525 2257 Posts Joined 03/16/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Maybe, in warlock

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  • theo333's Avatar Outlandish Rager 770 574 Posts Joined 03/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Warlock loves bread.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1105 499 Posts Joined 06/21/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    This card will be played in every control deck, especially the new with the new Warlock questline. Rarely better than Antique Healbot, but with the lack of heal options, and this being Neutral, ups the rating significantly.

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