New Hunter Minion - The Rat King

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

    A new Legendary Hunter Minion, The Rat King, 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 has a lot of potential with the class.  Hunter can easily produce a number of minions to rush at something and die in a turn

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

    Unless this is a mistranslation this doesn't require the 5 minions to die on the same turn, right? This basically means that you can just throw this into a regualr midrange deck without particular token support and just have a consistently recycling 5/5 with Rush.

    Maybe Midrange HUnter will actually be a thing again, this is some serious lategame pressure

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    "Rats, we're rats, we're the rats! We prey at night, we stalk at night, we're the rats!"
    "I'm the giant rat that makes all of da rules, let's see what kind of trouble we can get ourselves into!"

    5/5 Rush for 5 is eh, but it's the deathrattle that really makes this interesting, assuming that it's not restricted to one turn. However, Hunter is really wishing they still had stuff like Springpaw, Desert Spear, Unleash the Hounds, or even Swarm of Locusts. As it stands, expect it to only revive like 1 or 2 times ever.

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

    Recurring fast minion, yes please. Decent body and not too hard to revive. Solid card for sure.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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

    How often can you realistically expect this deathrattle to trigger in a game? I think you should count yourself lucky if it triggers twice. Still, that's 3 5/5's with rush. That's good value. Main questions is: which deck wants to do this? Besides an Unseal the Vault deck in Wild I can't think of any. Maybe this card is good enough on it's own and doesn't need support to be good.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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

    This also looks like a fun card. Giving Hunter some longer term value through the game is nice. Maybe this enables some playstyles that don't revolve around me go face.

    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

    Hey first guy who was in BGs first and then revealed as a card. I think... But can be powerful, but needs synergies so doesn't neccesarily make existing decks stronger.

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

    So, technically, with enough copies and by trading them one at a time, you can have an endless supply of The Rat Kings. That being said, it doesn't have Trample, so he feels way too fair.

    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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  • Me0203's Avatar
    Design Champion 740 473 Posts Joined 06/13/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I don't care how strong it is -  I'll be making a meme deck where I fill my board with six copies of this, for sure!



    Better call Thrall!



  • NegativeNemsy's Avatar
    405 206 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Nice synergy with Tavish Stormpike.

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

    I like it.

    It doesn't seem terribly powerful, but it is unique and just strong enough to build some fun decks with him. This is also another step towards building some kind of swarm hunter with all of the hyena tokens.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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

    This is just a 5 star card. Having rush is good. Being able to come back from death is better.

    So you play this card and rush into something. At some point of time you'd reload the board and your opponent has to now play in such a way that this doesn't just come back when they've spent all their mana removing your board. Even if your opponent decides not to kill anything, you can simply run your own minions to their deaths and this comes right back with rush to boot.

    And its a beast. Amazing.

    All in all, the only reason this wouldn't see play is because the dominant hunter is yet again face for days. Otherwise, this fits neatly into nearly everything hunter could want.

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

    Does nobody remember Sherazin, Corpse Flower? Same idea, but a much better card overall. Sherazin didn't see much play, but this might.

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

    5 mana 5/5, commit a slot of your board for the rest of the game
    Not sure, but at least intrigued

    Struggle with Heroic Galakrond's Awakening? I got your back : 

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

    I don't think this will fit in the current existing archetype of face hunter but may help the return of a new archetype (i.e midrange).

    This makes me think of a slower but persistent Imprisoned Vilefiend. This needs token support though to get the most mileage, Kolkar Pack Runner, Sin'dorei Scentfinder, Wolpertinger, and Adorable Infestation first come to mind.

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

    I love this Card. Maybe some sort of Rat Hunter will emerge and rule over all ? :) :) 

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

    Super interesting card. This synergizes very well with Kolkar Pack Runner, Wolpertinger, Sin'dorei Scentfinder and Rats of Extraordinary Size. Seems very solid so far. 

    In wild it will probably also work well in Unseal the Vault hunter.

    Overall a solid card, that will probably see a bunch of play.

    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.

  • PopeNeia's Avatar
    Darkmaster 635 832 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Doesn’t go face, so probably won’t see any play outside of fun decks like Quest Hunter

    This ain't no place for a hero

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

    Good card, but seems a bit too slow for hunter. It usually wants to do its big board summoning in the early game with Kolkar Pack Runner, while playing solitary big dudes (Trampling Rhino) and face things after turn 5.

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