New Shaman Minion - Bolner Hammerbeak

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 840 2195 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    A new Legendary Shaman Minion, Bolner Hammerbeak, has been revealed!

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 740 829 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    This is a really cool, strong card. Worst case it's a beefier Murmuring Elemental, best case it can provide you with insane tempo or value. Even just playing this, Wandmaker and then chaining Pen Flinger and 1-mana spells would be crazy good. A card to watch out for.

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  • JackJimson's Avatar 585 567 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Just wondering, if the re-triggered battlecry is targeted? Will this also hit the same target? or will it be random?

    EDIT: This with Primal Dungeoneer draws 4 cards at 1 proc. With Small battlecrys you can draw more. Insane value. (This is only for existing decks)

    This card has the potential to make a broken deck.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1460 3098 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    I have no idea what to do with this, but it costs 2-mana so it cannot be bad.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • aposteljoe's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_350_HS 680 369 Posts Joined 06/18/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Best card of the expansion so far! I would even say, this is a potentilal nerf candidate. Of course the reveal video showed an ideal case scenario, but on average you can always find a turn to make a good value from this.

    Love it. Instant craft.

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  • UVE's Avatar 940 738 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
    Quote From JackJimson

    Just wondering, if the re-triggered battlecry is targeted? Will this also hit the same target? or will it be random? 

    I'm not sure, but use to be totally random.

     

    About the card, there are a bunch of annoying cards that can take profit of this:

    Mutanus the Devourer (but it's so expensive), Knife Vendor (4 dmg in the face cannot be ignored), Kazakus, Golem Shaper (a greedy but funny option), Defender of Argus (can be an abusive board buff), Mankrik (what about filling your deck of mankrik's wifes?), Costumed Entertainer ( massive hand bff) and the best one is... murlocs, Coldlight Seer, Felfin Navigator, Lushwater Murcenary...

    A 5/5 card for sure.

    By The Holy Light!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1365 2719 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Its certainly very strong, close to broken. But in the wrong class, because shaman can't draw much that isn't an elemental and they certainly don't play for value right now. Basically you'll never want this in your hand during the first 6 turns and then when it does show up its only true function would be to reload your hand.

    I'd think realistically its more a control card, both for reload and value. But with enough support this one card can basically just mimic Corrupt the Waters back in standard for a short while.

    Huge potential, but much like Murmuring Elemental and Electra Stormsurge, its likely not really going to achieve much in standard. Which would be a shame, because I really like value decks and this one is certainly a core element to doing that in shaman.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 675 978 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Realy like this one - with the battlecrys we have so far this could be good - and maybe there will come some other battlecry cards that will even support this even more. 

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

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  • randomfan's Avatar Academy Sleuth 940 567 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    This card will only ever reliably last one turn, so you will need to make sure to get whatever effect you want from it at that time. The biggest downside is that it isn't a tribe. The current elemental deck doesn't really want any other non-elementals to mess up the chain effects. Maybe you could slot it into a wild murloc deck?

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

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Pikachu 1115 408 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Like Brann Bronzebeard but 1 mana cheaper and Brann does still see plenty of play up to this day. And just like Brann, this is one of those cards that will still see play 5 years from now. It's that good.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 710 589 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Well, worst case scenario, Shaman's drawing ability is definitely over. Even something silly like Novice Engineer can become serious hand refill in the late game. Personally, as someone who likes the idea of control Shaman, I see Bolner Hammerbeak as the reason not to be forced to run elementals or reduce myself to Nature spells for card draw when playing Shaman.

    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 - 904Hunter - 902; Mage - 995; Paladin - 1046; Priest - 684; Rogue - 935; Shaman - 963; Warlock - 786; Warrior - 785

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  • Trimutius's Avatar 1505 2127 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Some shenanigans are possible. Also it is possible to get infinite coins and hey loser flingers. At least Pen Flinger was nerfed way before this expansion so it is just a 4 mana 3 card full board clear

    I am envoy from nowhere in nowhere. Nobody and nothing have sent me. And even though it is impossible I exist. ©Trimutius

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1551 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    I can see this having a lot of cool uses. It's nice and cheap, so flexible. It only duplicates one battlecry, so not OP. Now if you could save the coin or get a 1 mana discount, play this with Shudderwock and let the fireworks begin.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1725 2850 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
    Quote From Pezman

    I can see this having a lot of cool uses. It's nice and cheap, so flexible. It only duplicates one battlecry, so not OP. Now if you could save the coin or get a 1 mana discount, play this with Shudderwock and let the fireworks begin.

    You could just use tour guide and corrupt the waters to double your shudderwock, which people already do.

     

    I like this card, it has some interesting uses. I think in general you want to copy the battlecry at least two additional times to be satisfied with the value. You could also use lackeys to trigger this for minimal mana.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar Ice Rager 960 310 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Somehow I smell an OTK with this guy. Even if he somehow doesn't, getting 1 extra Battlecry trigger is good, but if you can trigger it 2-3 more besides? 5/5 stars

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  • Lundy's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1095 493 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Cheap card that let's you play the same battlecry over and over. Going to end up busted at some point. Just the dungeoneer let's you draw 4+ cards for pretty cheap.

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar Old God Fanatic 760 1197 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Does this work with just 1 battlecry? Like drop this, then just Mutanus the Devourer and it triggers twice or do you need a penflingerBADCARDNAMEafter to trigger 1 additional time?

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1480 2509 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Not bad... but not super good either

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  • Synnr7's Avatar Peasant 715 460 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Love this card. I am sure you can do something broken with it. I'm not sure what but I know it will be fun!

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 820 1149 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Incredible card. Bolner Hammerbeak has OTK potential with Y'Shaarj, the Defiler and Lightning Bloom, can be a draw engine together with cards like Primal Dungeoneer. Oh and apparently if you play Bolner Hammerbeak before playing a battlecry minion, IT DOUBLES IT because the text says "AFTER". Oh and it has 4 health, and as we know from cards like Efficient Octo-bot and the watchposts, 2 mana 4 health minions can be HARD to remove on turn 2.

    So basicly Bolner Hammerbeak acts like a Brann Bronzebeard for the 1st battlecry minion played AND repeats the battlecry of the 1st battlecry minion after each other battlecry minion you play.

    Not just all of that, BUT Bolner Hammerbeak is also NUTS in wild, because of lackeys. Imagine each lacky also having the Lifedrinker battlecry because of Bolner Hammerbeak....

    Bolner Hammerbeak i.m.o. is a 10/5 star card, this card is absolutely insane.

    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.

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