New Warlock Minion - Shady Bartender

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

    A new Common Warlock Minion, Shady Bartender, has been revealed!

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

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

    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.

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

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

    Not bad, especially with tradeable. Could be a solid finisher for a demon zoo deck.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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

    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.

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

    I'm looking forward to try this one out on the very first day!
    Gotta love and experiment with Demon's synergy

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

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

    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?

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

    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.

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

    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 really good or trash level of bad. If RNG always results in something good, then it's not fun.

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

    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 ... 

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

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

    I find it hard to imagine this card existing outside of demon-based zoo decks.

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

    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.

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

    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

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

    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.

    "Be excellent to each other." -Bill and Ted

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

    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.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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

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

    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.

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

    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

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 1895 1283 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    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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