New Hunter Spell - Rats of Extraordinary Size

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4980 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    A new Epic Hunter Spell, Rats of Extraordinary Size, has been revealed!

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1825 3154 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    This is helping Hunter to have a more long term game.  Having a few 5/5 in your hand for 1 mana is kinda scary

  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1555 702 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    This seems way too slow, even with the new Hunter Legendary. Maybe the Hunter questline will give it hope, but not likely.

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4497 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    This is really good, don't underestimate it. This basically means that if you ever get a wide board (and I assume we get token support) you essentially get fuel for days (which you can then pull some shuffle shenanigans with).

    The only problem is if Hunter is just not good enough at handling the early game this doesn't do anything. I guess we'll just see

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1445 910 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Oh man, this is dangerous board fill and refill for Token Druid, what were they- what? It's a Hunter card?! But Hunter barely does that! And the class doesn't really take much advantage of a board full of 1/1s anyway, especially without Rush.

  • Synnr7's Avatar
    1030 605 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Reminds me too much of Ball of Spiders. Don't think it will be great. 7 minions is a better number but without some keyword, i.e. rush, I feel it's too slow.

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar
    Protector of Elwynn 1470 590 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Obviously goes well with hunter's new legendary The Rat King, but I still don't think this will be great. In Wild there is Unseal the Vault. Just maybe that can be a tier 4 deck.

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  • randomfan's Avatar
    Elemental 1255 744 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I love this card. I don't know if it is more for the Princess Bride reference or the interesting decisions that you will make regarding how much to fill your board vs. how much to fill your hand. This should be a fun card.

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

  • Trimutius's Avatar
    1580 2501 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Don't see it outside of some weird meme OTKs

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar
    Salty Dog 1030 684 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I love the design of this card, a decent-to-good win more card without being immediatly broken. Also, the rats look adorable yet terrifying.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    For 6 mana you want to do more to the board then summon some 1/1s.

    The +4/+4 buff is nice, but your board will be full when you play this making it awkward to fit them in. And even then you might spend 8 mana on a pair of 5/5s which isn't spectacular. 

    The only way this works is if you either really really want swarm, or you play it on an already full board so that you can afford to spend 6 mana on minimal impact this turn, so that you have access to a legion of 5/5s on later turns. The second scenario likely won't happen. But the first one might if blizzard pushes the swarm thing hunter has going on with all of the hyenas in the forged in the barrens set.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4691 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Its 6 mana do nothing. Or 6 mana fill your board with 1/1s. How many times hunter can actually manage something like this without losing tempo, or even worse, the game?

    The 5/5s for 1 in hand is good. But in standard where there's no Tundra Rhino its 1-2 turns too late for the rats to do anything. Unless there's some massive synergy with these 5/5s in hand coming up, I don't expect this to see play, like ever.

    Nice out of a discover though.

  • Pezman's Avatar
    2075 1738 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Too early to say of this will be good in standard, but in Wild with Tundra Rhino it makes easy OTKs.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2505 3079 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    That's a very different take on the rat pack - love'in it

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  • JackJimson's Avatar
    670 664 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Works great with The Rat King. May be a good card if built around the token synergy but can't be fit in just any deck.

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Seems way to slow to have enough impact. Sure it bodes well for the New Card Rat King but still too slow.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Interesting card, will probably fit in some token deck with The Rat King. of course we will need to see if it gets any more support. Worst case scenario maybe FACE Hunter uses it as a reload? Meh.

    In wild it fits perfectly into Unseal the Vault hunter, so at least it has a place there.

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  • Erodos's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 935 1017 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Cool, unique effect, but too slow and unimpactful for the aggressive styles that hunter likes to play.

  • anchorm4n's Avatar
    The Cake Is A Lie 1730 1967 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    What a waste of an Epic card slot. I admire the design, but this needs massive support to work out.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2159 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    So basically Swarm of Locusts but instead of rush you get +4/+4 for the rats that go to your hand. Kinda weird and this doesn't fit into any existing archetypes (which is just face atm). Need to see more hunter cards before making a judgement call, but right now it's just a bad epic

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