New Warlock Spell - Dark Alley Pact

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 860 2321 Posts Joined 03/10/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    A new Rare Warlock Spell, Dark Alley Pact, has been revealed!

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Prince Charming 805 1044 Posts Joined 05/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    This looks good - Warlock Hero Power on turn 2 and maybe even 3 and that could give you a Minion with good Stats early on. 

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 745 857 Posts Joined 05/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    On one hand, Abyssal Summoner saw play, but that demon got Taunt, making me think that this card lacking a keyword makes it bad. On the other hand, Mountain Giant usually came down on turn 4 for 8/8 of stats and often won the game. I'm not sure if only one hand card is enough to push handlock (after all, we don't have Twilight Drake anymore), but with some more support I can see it happening.

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1150 483 Posts Joined 06/12/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    This can be a 4 mana 9/9 on turn 4. Does that make this card good? Not without support. Luckily for this card Runed Mithril Rod is also announced for this expansion so I see some potential. Maybe Handlock can be a thing once more. In Wild, this will make Evenlock slightly better, but I don't think it'll make a big impact.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • Caro's Avatar Draconic Rager 1460 1137 Posts Joined 03/12/2020 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    This card will instantly resurrect Hand lock in standard. Tamsin Roame and Backfire will work wonders with this card. Now we'll have fiends to deal with on Turn 4 instead of Mountain Giants

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1385 2919 Posts Joined 07/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    Had Mountain Giant been in standard it would have fitted straight into the current controlock.

    So is there any doubt this card will see play?

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  • Trimutius's Avatar 1525 2257 Posts Joined 03/16/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    THat's better than Twilight Drake which is already a good card

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1564 Posts Joined 06/03/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    It can get you a medium size minion early, or a 9/9 later on. That's good, but is it good enough? I'm unconvinced.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1530 3238 Posts Joined 03/25/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    Would Handlock even be playable in today's meta? Sure, it's not a bad card at all, but I feel like the days of Warlocks just stacking their hands is kind of long gone.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 735 602 Posts Joined 06/07/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Would Handlock even be playable in today's meta? Sure, it's not a bad card at all, but I feel like the days of Warlocks just stacking their hands is kind of long gone.

    Indeed. In fact, one of the things that helped Handlocks stabilize was giving those Giants Taunt with both Sunfury Protector and Defender of Argus, of which one of them is gone. 

    The only reddemable attribute Dark Alley Pact is the fact that it synergizes with Tamsin Roame, but even then, it's a 7 mana combo for just a bunch of stats. I'm sure Warlocks would rather do that through Soulciologist Malicia, because most of the stat dump that way has Rush.

    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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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1735 2904 Posts Joined 03/25/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    The lack of keywords is troubling. If the demon had taunt this would instantly be a 5-star card. If the meta isn't rampant with aggro decks this could see play, but otherwise I am doubtful.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1105 499 Posts Joined 06/21/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    At first I thought it was too expensive, but compare it to Twilight Drake and it's incredible. This will absolutely see play in all Warlock decks except zoo.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1480 2531 Posts Joined 05/28/2019 House Light is Off
    Posted 3 months ago

    Honestly, how hard is it to play control lock and NOT have a full hand?

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar Old God Fanatic 770 1204 Posts Joined 07/26/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 3 months ago

    Thinking the same, this just seems better, and it's even a demon you could revive.

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  • Synnr7's Avatar 755 480 Posts Joined 07/19/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Just about a Mountain Giant, good with Tamsin Roame this card will fit nicely into current Warlock decks.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • Geno9999's Avatar Ice Rager 995 354 Posts Joined 11/10/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hah, it's a pun! It's a Pact made in a Dark Alley with a Dark Ally!

    Oh yeah, it's a solid card for control warlock decks.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 840 1225 Posts Joined 05/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hmm handlock card. Seems like a worse Abyssal Summoner, as the summoned fiend probably doesn't have taunt. 

    Yeh i dont think this card will be that good, even with its Tamsin Roame synergy.

    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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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 975 568 Posts Joined 03/17/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I think this will see some play. I don't believe it will go  in every warlock deck, but it will have its place and will fill that role well. I think  with the just announced legendary and with some demon synergy this could turn out to be very good.

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

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1330 532 Posts Joined 06/03/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I'm not sure how often you would want to do nothing but draw the first 3 turns, but you could potentially get a very beefy boy on turn 4 with this.

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2040 2310 Posts Joined 05/29/2019 House Light is On
    Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Now we'll have to deal with Fiends and Anetheron early on - gotta love big hands ^^

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

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