New Hunter Minion - Defias Blastfisher

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 920 2968 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    A new Common Hunter Minion, Defias Blastfisher, has been revealed!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3878 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Its definitely a good card in beast hunter, maybe most specifically in the wolpertinger deck, but its really very iffy. Cards that require minions to stick has historically never been good but its not out of the question for beast hunter to have at least 1 or 2 wolpertinger's on board, and you can easily load up another pair for this to deal 8-10 damage.

    Other ways: Board full of rats, or rat king. But dont hold your breath.

    But on its own, it at very least does deal 2 damage, which isn't terrible.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3963 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sounds like a pipdream. 5-mana is a lot and you can't rely on setting up a board before. The fact that it hits face is nice but I fear that most of the time you actually want this to hit minions.

    Sure, there's theSin'dorei Scentfinder or Rodent Nest 2 turn set up, but how often is that going to be a thing? I'm getting ever so slightly frustrated with this trend of the miniset just giving a bunch of disjointed gimmick cards instead of actual support for existing archetypes.

    Maybe if the parrot allows you to copy Rat King and you can get a bunch of those out.

    Kinda hoping I'M wrong on this because I like the idea of a Beast deck with an actual gameplan other than hoping not to run into a single boardclear.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3878 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Sounds like a pipdream. 5-mana is a lot and you can't rely on setting up a board before. The fact that it hits face is nice but I fear that most of the time you actually want this to hit minions.

    Sure, there's theSin'dorei Scentfinder or Rodent Nest 2 turn set up, but how often is that going to be a thing? I'm getting ever so slightly frustrated with this trend of the miniset just giving a bunch of disjointed gimmick cards instead of actual support for existing archetypes.

    Maybe if the parrot allows you to copy Rat King and you can get a bunch of those out.

    Kinda hoping I'M wrong on this because I like the idea of a Beast deck with an actual gameplan other than hoping not to run into a single boardclear.

    Team5's usual design motto is to have a few cards that help existing archetypes while the majority is for new archetypes.

    There is currently a beast hunter deck that uses wolpertingers and pack mule along with plenty of copy cards like Northshire Farmer and Dire Frenzy and I can assure you its not merely a meme. You have plenty of reload, so board clears aren't really going to do much to this deck.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3963 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From dapperdog
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Sounds like a pipdream. 5-mana is a lot and you can't rely on setting up a board before. The fact that it hits face is nice but I fear that most of the time you actually want this to hit minions.

    Sure, there's theSin'dorei Scentfinder or Rodent Nest 2 turn set up, but how often is that going to be a thing? I'm getting ever so slightly frustrated with this trend of the miniset just giving a bunch of disjointed gimmick cards instead of actual support for existing archetypes.

    Maybe if the parrot allows you to copy Rat King and you can get a bunch of those out.

    Kinda hoping I'M wrong on this because I like the idea of a Beast deck with an actual gameplan other than hoping not to run into a single boardclear.

    Team5's usual design motto is to have a few cards that help existing archetypes while the majority is for new archetypes.

    There is currently a beast hunter deck that uses wolpertingers and pack mule along with plenty of copy cards like Northshire Farmer and Dire Frenzy and I can assure you its not merely a meme. You have plenty of reload, so board clears aren't really going to do much to this deck.

    Oh I've played the Wolpertinger deck. I actually came up with it myself and only realized afterwardss that someone already had the exact same idea. Thing is...that deck doesn't actually end up filling the board up that much. You usually space out the Wolpertingers as to not die to a boardclear. If you don't need to worry about boardclears you usually win with the beasts and the Blastfisher would just be overkill. as of now there is just no token based Beast deck with an actual gameplan other than hoping your opponent just lets you set up a bunch of rats.

    Again, maybe I'm wrong and this is just the final piece that the Wolpertinger deck needs to break into the meta, but it just looks way too slow

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    At 5 mana, you're going to want 2 or 3 beasts on the board for this to be okay. That might be too hard to pull off.

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