A new Common Warlock Minion, Shady Bartender, has been revealed!
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Just what my Demons only Zoolock was missing, a Fungalmancer/Quartermaster!
Joking aside, the Tradable really helps when you haven't gotten your Demonic Assaults or just don't have a board ready in general.
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Maybe this enables a demon zoo deck. I think it has some interaction in wild, but I'm not so sure about standard right now.
Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.
We would need some more demons printed if this to see play in standard, but for wild it is already okeish...
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Not bad, especially with tradeable. Could be a solid finisher for a demon zoo deck.
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This feels like pack filler and was probably only made to be put into battlegrounds as a tribeless demon buffer once they do the next bg update.
I'm looking forward to try this one out on the very first day!Gotta love and experiment with Demon's synergy
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Demonlock is not very far off from being viable, but the fact that this card is not a demon himself really pulls the power level of this card slightly. One of the reasons why Crystalweaver was a playable card was because it comes on turn 4 and is a decent stated minion himself. And that was a different time in hearthstone when removal options weren't just everywhere.
But there's always the chance this card just surprises everyone. I mean a +2+2 to most of your board can never truly be ignored can it?
It's a crazy amount of stats, but I don't think it would be enough to push a demon archetype by itself. It also clashes with Free Admission, which means you'll need even more (cheap) demons in order to fully capitalise on this effect while decreasing the chance you hit it off Free Admission. Awaiting more card reveals before judging it fully.
Hmm i dunno if this sees play. Zoolock has been waiting for some wide buffs for demons, but i dont think this is good enough. Also i'm not certain if zoolock even wants to use a tradable card to trade, considering they probably want to just play minions and aim face. Also it clashes with Free Admission.
I kinda hope the card sees play, but it probably wont...
RNG is only fun, as long as there is a 50/50 chance of getting something good or bad. If RNG always results in something good, it's not fun.
Not bad, and because of the Tradeable Keyword this looks even better for Demon Zoo-ish decks. But apart from Demon Zoo i don't see this working out. Maybe in some sort of Big Demon Warlock ? ... maybe ...
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I find it hard to imagine this card existing outside of demon-based zoo decks.
Basically super Fungalmancer but only for Demons...which means it's not gonna work because ever since they removed Voidwalker things just haven't been the same
I tried having fun once.
It was awful.
You'd want to run this for the battlecry, but you're paying too much mana for it's 4/4 body. Sure, the 4/4 isn't completely useless, but what are you going to do with it? The fact that this has tradeable is somewhat redeeming, but it's still not a good card.
Arena > Wild > Standard
I'm game to try some Demonlock. It's not really supported right now, but this might help. Problem is, you'd definitely want Free Admission, and this guy isn't a demon.
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I don't think zoo/demon lock will be a viable deck, but this is a step in the right direction. The extra board stability is nice, and you never have to be weighed down with a clunky 5-drop in your hand if you don't currently have a board.
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Zoolock just isn't very good these days and even then, the closest they could be to viable is through Egg shenanigans, not Demons. And while Shady Bartender has the power to make Demon Zoo-lock into a thing again (and his effect is very powerful in a vacuum), there just aren't enough good early game demons right now. I can expect at least one small demon to help this card in this expansion.
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)Wins per class (1/6/21): Demon Hunter - 154; Druid - 904; Hunter - 902; Mage - 995; Paladin - 1046; Priest - 684; Rogue - 935; Shaman - 963; Warlock - 786; Warrior - 785
2/5, I'm not sure in standard zoolock has that many cheap demon boards to make this viable and in wild there seem to be way better options.
Why does this guy look like Danny McBride with a longer mullet?
But a tradeable card that will give your demons a serious buff... Zoolock got a little support with this
I don't know how good this would make a Demonlock deck, but if you're not going to have a board full of demons anytime soon, you can try your luck with getting another card, so that's nice.
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