New Paladin Minion - First Blade of Wrynn

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4978 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    A new Epic Paladin Minion, First Blade of Wrynn, 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

    Bit on the fence if this is 2 or 3 stars, leaning on 3.

    I had honestly forgotten that they were going to push a Divine Shield package for Paladin this expansion with Prismatic Jewel Kit. Even if you don't manage to hand buff it though, a 4 mana 3/5 with Divine Shield is actually rather sturdy, could get Blessing of Authority on curve. If you do get a Jewel Kit proc on this and have some durability left, then you basically have a Overlord Runthak ready to go.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4684 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Its a strong minion on 4 on its own, it gets better with rush, but I wouldn't count on that very often, given that there's simply very little that can actually buff it in hand.

    But as a 4 mana 3/5 with a crucial divine shield, and in paladin as well, it cannot be understated how difficult it is to remove it. For that, this earns high marks from me. In fact, the only reason I can see for not including this into every paladin archetype in standard is simply because kazakus exists.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    if only it wasn't a battlecry

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    Looks pretty decent even without the Rush - but buffed up and with Rush this is very good. 

    Overall i would say decent enough to see play.

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

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

    Not enough support, Prismatic Jewel Kit is bad, Overlord Runthak and Invigorating Sermon are too late to play this on curve. 1 star unless it gets more support.

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

    Handbuff mechanics just don't cut it. We've never seen a great deck that works off that philosophy. I guess it is a solid body but the rush just won't be consistent enough to count on.

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

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

    I have a semi-viable Highlander deck in Wild with some synergy for this card, but I'm not really sure I want to slot this is in. Strangely enough, this might be a better fit in Standard if some more hand buff cards get revealed. And it's decent in Arena, even without getting hand buffed.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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

    This is an obvious attempt at support for Prismatic Jewel Kit, but like most handbuffing card, isn't very good. Now, if this was a static "If this has at least 4 attack, this gains rush", it would be incredible. Kind of a fine line and Blizzard erred on the side of caution, and this card will pay for it.

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

    Seems rather bland. If you can consistently buff it then it is a very solid 4-drop, but nothing more.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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

    if only it wasn't a battlecry

    holy sh*t, I was thinking this can kinda work with Conviction but yeah, it is a battlecry.
    2/5 since base stats + divine shield is not that terrible.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2505 3073 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Totally agree. If you 'need' the hand-buff stuff to make it work, more often than not, it'll be a dead card in your hand.
    I'll probably open about half a dozen of those on day 1 - that's how lucky I am ^^

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

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  • Trimutius's Avatar
    1570 2499 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    We need to see more hand buff, and not good enough for wild most likely

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

    Not a bad card even without the rush. Getting that though really makes this stand out. Solid card for sure.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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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

    Requires hand buff to be good, and I'm not sure what options there are for Paladin. Overlord Runthak maybe?

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  • Pezman's Avatar
    2075 1734 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    I don't know how often you'd be able to play this in curve with Rush, but it looks pretty darn good to me either way. It's a bit "win-more" I guess: as a 3/5 Divine Shield for 4 mana, just meh, but add both Rush AND an attack buff and it's great!

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

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

    Seems decent. Some nice support for this handbuff divine shield paladin deck that we got teased because of Prismatic Jewel Kit. Also works well alongside Overlord Runthak. But im not sure how good that deck will be, i guess we have to wait to see some more cards revealed for it during the reveal stream i guess. 

    What i CAN already say is that it's hot garbage in wild, despite Handbuff Paladin being a very good deck. So why is it bad? Handbuff paladin prefers tiny minions like Skaterbot that can magnetize into big minions.

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

    This is not that great... 4 for 3/5 Rush with Divine Shield if you are able to buff it before you play it?  It's a good idea, but it would have been better as a 4/5 that gained Divine Shield if it had 5 or more attack and had Rush out the gate

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  • Swizard's Avatar
    Content Squad 1190 906 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Could be decent.

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  • Lemushki's Avatar
    Squirtle 990 785 Posts Joined 03/22/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    More handbuff support. Paladin is getting a lot of everything.

    Lemushki - The one and only since the 2006 rebranding.

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