New Hunter Spell - Devouring Swarm

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 860 2321 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    A new Rare Hunter Spell, Devouring Swarm, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1490 3203 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Gives me Revenge of the Wild flashbacks so this time I'll pretend this is garbage so that maybe it turns out playable.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Skorpionex's Avatar Headless Horseman 965 252 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Gives me Revenge of the Wild flashbacks so this time I'll pretend this is garbage so that maybe it turns out playable.

    Well, this one cost 0 and you don't need to wait to your next turn.

    What's the most powerful card in Hearthstone?

    A credit card.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Academy Adventurer 1715 1559 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    You really need to watch out for 0 mana spells. This one getting cast by Oh My Yogg! will be crazy.

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 945 568 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This is a crazy effect card. Make some value trades, swarm a big minion, and then get everything back to play again? This will be  nuts. I stand by my original thoughts that Hunter will be the best class for the  boar to succeed.

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

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1480 2530 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I'm always skeptical about free spells.  We all saw the havoc that ensued with First Day of School.  

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  • Lundy's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1105 497 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hunter got a lot of fun toys this expansion. for ZERO mana, you can remove a minion AND bounce your minions back to your hand. Supports cards that have effects on attacks like Trampling Rhino. Can let it get a kill on something to deal face damage, then play it again to remove another thing for more face damage. Definite potential here.

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  • Synnr7's Avatar 730 474 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Wow. That's a strong card. Could be real interesting with a token swarm or strong battle cry minions you want to replay while removing a minion hopefully. Going to be good.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1375 2845 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Its a reverse Provoke. But in a class that can't draw?

    A discover card, very choice indeed. Get it from Resizing Pouch and then proceed to scam your opponent by doubling your Trampling Rhino value. Other than that, this can crack deathrattles, or allow you to remove a threat at 0 cost.

    Its sad because if hunters can draw, and draw well, this card would be good. But if you get this off your topcard 90% of the time you'd be swearing before proceeding to remove this card from your deck after the match.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 740 848 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Looks cool, but kind of slow. Will help with resource issues tho, so I won't write it off just yet.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1725 2896 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Gives me Revenge of the Wild flashbacks so this time I'll pretend this is garbage so that maybe it turns out playable.

    I know what you mean. I can't exactly explain it, but this just feels like that one card that everyone thinks will be powerful but then ends up never being played and then forgotten over time.

    But at the same time it is 0 mana and effectively gives your minions rush so maybe it will be played?

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1490 3203 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Gives me Revenge of the Wild flashbacks so this time I'll pretend this is garbage so that maybe it turns out playable.

    I know what you mean. I can't exactly explain it, but this just feels like that one card that everyone thinks will be powerful but then ends up never being played and then forgotten over time.

    But at the same time it is 0 mana and effectively gives your minions rush so maybe it will be played?

    The one part that still has me skeptical is how similar it is to Trueaim Crescent, which, while not a bad card at all, often falls flat because the order of attack rarely works out the way you need it to (for instance if you have a 3/4 on board and a Lake Thresher in hand to clear the board, but the 3/4 will always turn into collateral because it was played first).

    I'm a bit more optimistic here because of the whole Rat archetype which doesn't seem to be one that relies on always having a board but rahter spontaneously spawning one as needed.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar Old God Fanatic 770 1202 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Elwynn Boar support.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1330 527 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This one looks kind of nuts. It can potentially remove a threat, and reload your hand. Obviously better the wider your board is, though.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 840 1217 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Seems like a very good card, especially in wild.

    In standard it seems really good in the Sword of a Thousand Truths hunter deck, and maybe it might show up in some kind of aggresive hunter deck as well. 

    Also worth mentioning is that it also works well in deathrattle hunter decks.

    In wild it will 100% see play in Highlander Hunter. This can give some insane levels of value. play Zephrys the Great or any highlander card and then Devouring Swarm them into a big minion in order to bounce them AND probably remove a minion. This seems like some really good value.

    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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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 840 411 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This will be useful in some deck idk which yet.

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  • Lemushki's Avatar Squirtle 910 735 Posts Joined 03/22/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    0 mana that can possible clean the whole board or make some big guys target a poisonouos minion you just played. Also can first make a minion poisonous with the 0 mana spell and after attacking use this for double or triple dipping. Really interesting,

    Lemushki - The one and only since 2006

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  • KanzakiGin's Avatar Lion's Guard 685 208 Posts Joined 03/02/2021
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Awesome board clear for the cost

    Rogue DH

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  • Koetti's Avatar Content Squad 1080 854 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Maybe it's best used as a Deathrattle activator.

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  • BigE's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 905 535 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This is good. Great with boars. 

    Dad Legend. Legend IV

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