New Neutral Minion - Varian, King of Stormwind

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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 Neutral Minion, Varian, King of Stormwind, has been revealed!

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

    Like the flavor of this card!

    Slow but looks strong on face value. Draw 3, gain taunt, rush, and DS.

    It grows weaker the later you play it though.

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

    Looks pretty good - get`s good abilities and draws you some card.

    Decent Stats too.

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

    Corpsetaker and The Curator on steroids, extremely good. You get an 8 mana 7/7 Taunt Divine Shield Rush which draws 3 cards, which is insanely overstatted. The deckbuilding demands also aren't that big, most non-spell based decks run Rush and Taunt minions anyway, Divine Shield can just be a 1-of. For instance, you can run it in Clown Druid to tutor Animated Broomstick and Carnival Clown, or in N'zoth Paladin to tutor cards like Taelan Fordring, Murgur Murgurgle, Carousel Gryphon, etc. It's great tempo and great value in 1 card. Also will be bonkers in arena.

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

    If it were possible to give 6 stars out of 5, this card will be very close to it.

    Basically, it draws 3 cards while likely giving you some defensive options. Downsides are of course, that it can whiff if you draw all those cards needed and the paltry fact that its an 8 drop. But let's be honest, even if its only an 8 mana 7/7 taunt that draws 3 I'd put it in all my decks that's not straight up aggro.

    Expect to see this card in the next expansion - very often.

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

    Should be amazing in Libram Paladin. YOu can tutor Taelan, Devout Pupil, Samuro, Broom, etc.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    Woah now thats a super cool card! The Curator and Corpsetaker in 1.

    The bad thing about it is that it bad late game, because you might have draw most of your divine shield, rush and taunt minions already. But regardless it's 8 mana 7/7, draw 3 cards, gain rush, divine shield and taunt. That's so good.

    Decks it might fit in standard: Libram Paladin, N'zoth Paladin, Control Warrior, N'zoth Warrior, and a bunch more. (n'zoth decks really like Varian, King of Stormwind.)

    In wild i'm not sure it sees play, because games generally end before turn 5. 

    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.

  • Vandaren's Avatar
    620 636 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I'm a bit unfamilliar with the wording. So first u will draw a rush minion, and then taunt and ds right. What happened when theres no rush left in the deck? Will he not draw the taunt and ds? 

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

    Paladin will love this. I've seen some ideas for Priest as well, but the other classes might struggle to build a deck with this that makes it worth running it without going out of their way too much.

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

    This has the potential to be the new Zilliax of the set except it comes out three turns later and doesn't heal you. However, if you don't need the heal and you can use this battlecry to its full extent this effect is so much better than Zilliax's. Drawing three cards with this can be an absolute gamechanger.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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

    Varian is back! And he's still drawing 3 cards! Well, that's if you have a Rush, Taunt and DS minion in your deck. I feel like he is just a dual class card for Paladin and Warrior though, with some interesting deck building restrictions. He could see play in other classes that lack card draw, but then you'd need to add some specific minions and not many decks really run DS minions other than Paladin

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

    I like the tutored draw he has. As a few have mentioned already, it is a similar effect to Corpsetaker, except that you have to have three distinct cards to get the full effect. He does have the possibility to be a dead draw, but if you get him in the early late game (?) he could be a very strong play.

    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

    Playable probably, but because needs to be built around isn't everywhere

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

    As interesting as this looks, I don't have a whole lot of hope for it. Countess Ashmore and The Curator which don't see a lot of play. And Siamat only saw a marginal amount of play and doesn't require your deck to be in a specific state.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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

    Reminds me of Siamat or High Exarch Yrel. Probably too expensive but if you draw 2 and get a trade that's not bad. The third draw is just bonus as I think it's too slow to garentee all 3 are still in the deck. Could see some play for sure.


    Also if this isn't one of the two Diamond cards I'd be shocked. 

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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

    Neutral draw and a Corpsetaker effect?  Solid in my book

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Aaaahhh, too bad it depends on the minions in your deck, I would have liked to have another Dr boom kinda card that fits most decks.
    Cool card nevertheless, can't wait to hear his summoning music.

  • Elfensilver's Avatar
    595 663 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    This card is insane. Especially in paladin, but every other class checks two out of three boxes. For playable neutral divine shield there's only -so far - [Hearthstone Card (Taelon Fordring) Not Found], Al'Akir the Windlord, Darkmoon Dirigible, maybe Argent Squire.

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

    This is the Control card of the expansion that will go in every deck. The Siamat, Zilliax -type card, with the biggest differences being higher cost and having to build around it a bit a la Corpsetaker. The trade off however is getting to draw up to 3 minions and having higher base stats.

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

    Countess Ashmore has burned me before with her lack of play... but Varian just might be impactful enough to see play despite high cost.

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