New Druid Minion - Wickerclaw

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

    A new Common Druid Minion, Wickerclaw, has been revealed!

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

    So I was sort of iffy on the Quest before, but this is exceptionally good with stuff like Pounce, not to mention the snowballing potential. Maybe midrange Druid will not be hopeless after all.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    Notice it doesn't say that it gains attack "this turn" so that's permanent. This guy could be very good.

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

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

    So, this is supposed to be run in conjunction with the quest? Quest on 1, this on 2, HP and an attack spell on three makes this a 2/5 and completes the first stage of the quest. Plus the attack helps to swing the board back to you after losing turn 1.

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

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

    Feral support, I like it.  The fact that it out the gate has 4 health and there is now Druid Health support for minions, this is a pretty rad card

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

    Support for the Druid Questline. This has potential, especially if you can get it out early and start building the +Attack before your opponent has an answer.

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

    Notice it doesn't say that it gains attack "this turn" so that's permanent. This guy could be very good.

     

    I was going to say without giving this minion Rush it will just get traded into. But that's a great point Pezman, it doesn't say "this turn". Facinating. Still think it may be on the slow side but it could get big easily then. Might be stronger than I thought.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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

    In a dedicated deck, this card may be the most dangerous card in the deck. You play this on 2, it survives, you play Pounce + hero power and suddenly this is a 5/4 for 2. If it survives, it'll just snowball hard.

    But that's the problem isn't it. It'll never realistically survive more than 1 turn, and without double Pounce, you're essentially skipping your turn just to make a 4 health monster, which isn't bad but its not game winning neither.

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

    I have no faith in an attack druid, and this card doesn't have enough activators besides Pounce.

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  • UVE's Avatar
    1180 826 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    2 mana 1/4 is weak, even if you can buff him to 5/4 at t3.

    By The Holy Light!

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

    I wish this was the other way around. I think what "Feral" Druid is missing is not more payoff for giving your hero attack, but rather more ways to give your hero attack that are actually playable. This card is far from weak, but I am a little disappointed that there weren't any hero buff cards in this set aside from Park Panther.

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

    The big downside of this is playing it turn 2, at least if has high health but I dunno.

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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

    So all you have to do is press the hero power button, and this permanently gains another 2 attack. And if you play something like Pounce, it could gain +4 in one turn. I think you're going to want to kill this very soon if your opponent plays this.

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

    Interesting Card for the new Druid Questline - also has 4 Health so it could survive long enouth to have at least 2 buffed up attacks.

     

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

    VERY strong card, because of 1 reason. 2 mana, 4 health. 4 health on a 2 drop has profen to be extremely hard to remove in the early game (just look at the watch posts) so i'm sure you will be able to at least keep it alive till turn 3. Not only that, but THE EFFECT STACKS. It will keep growing and growing in attack. But thats not the end of it oh no.

    Read it's effect. "whenever your hero gains attack" what does this mean? It means that if you hero power it gets +2 attack, and with each other card you play that gains your hero attack DURING THE SAME TURN Wickerclaw gets even more attack.

    Example: hero power (+2 attck) + Pounce (another +2) in 1 turn gives Wickerclaw +4 permanent attack. OH and if you play a Wickerclaw alongside a Oracle of Elune on turn 5 you get another Wickerclaw so at least it also has that synergy... and the quest obviously.

    Yeh i'm feeling a lot better about the druid quest. I already was thinking that it would be decent, but it seems like it got some good support.

    Oh and as for wild. It wont see play. Bad card for token druid, and OTK/combo druid. Maybe it sees play alongside the questline in wild, because there is a lot more support there? I'm not sure.

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

    I am going to play this in even druid.

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

    I just realised this attack is permanent. Really snowbally type of card. Not sth to ignore.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2146 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    So it's same stats as Efficient Octo-bot which means it'll be hard to remove on turn 2. It would be a must kill eventually when it's attack gets too high, so decent minion, but we'd need to see how well the questline goes

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  • BigE's Avatar
    Peasant 1175 590 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Quest piece. The 4 health keeps it alive, so it probably attacks. Solid. 

    Chumbawumba is the worst band name. 

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar
    Supporter 1970 1320 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 year, 6 months ago

    Support card for the Druid Quest, but new Quests are bad, so this card suffers from that.

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