New Warlock Spell - Dark Alley Pact

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

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

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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 935 1017 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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 1470 590 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2159 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 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 1810 4691 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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
    1580 2501 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

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

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

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

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4497 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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 1030 684 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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
    Little Devil Teemo 1555 702 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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 1825 3154 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 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
    1030 605 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months 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
    Pirate King 1445 910 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months 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 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months 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
    Elemental 1255 744 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months 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
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 1895 1283 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months 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
    Wizard 2505 3079 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months 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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