New Neutral Minion - Gnome Private

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2544 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    A new Common Neutral Minion, Gnome Private, has been revealed!

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 995 1415 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hmm it has potential, but i feel like Gnome Private probably won't see play? Why play Gnome Private over a card like Intrepid Initiate? Now that i say that, Initiate rotates next expansion so i guess Gnome Private might see play in the next expansion because its competition rotates?

    The only other deck that i can see running Gnome Private is Questline Paladin because that deck wants 1 cost minions, but even then i don't see it becoming one of the better cards in that deck.

    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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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1300 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Good stats, but the effect rarely goes off unless this is played exactly on turn 1, and even then it's not guaranteed.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1475 3298 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Not bad. Since all aggro decks will be playing this one for the honor kill text, its definitely worth considering for aggro decks.

    The 1 attack is probably the one thing that lets it down, but lets be honest here: a 1 mana minion will only ever take a trade when it can, and in all other scenarios it'll just point face. Since this one has vanilla stats, there's no real downside other than opportunity costs, against say, Stockades Guard

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  • BigE's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 1010 586 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    A nice 1 drop for initiative decks. Would make an opponent think twice about 1 health minions into this. 

    Dad Legend. Legend IV

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Prince Charming 865 1104 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Good Card for 1 Mana! 

    Sureley this will find a way in some Aggro/Zoo Decks.

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

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 475 822 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Neat counter for a few cards. Ultimately will shine in Arena punishing your peasants >: p

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 905 1001 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    We have better 1 drops. Bad card.

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1645 1358 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Meh, filler card that has a basic effect of the new expansion's mechanic. At best, it becomes a 3/2 on turn 2 IF your opponent was stupid enough to play something with 1 health. If it has rush, it'd be great

    TREMBLE before.... the most legendary dragon that ever existed!

    ...but let's face it, control is dead 😭💔

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1660 3568 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    1/3 should never be overlooked but I doubt this will see play anytime soon as long as Intrepid Initiate is also around. Could be a neat 1-drop for Paladins and Hunters later on.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    1 for 1/3 headhunter of weenies, not bad

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1255 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Arena: 1/3s are draftable. This has a nice little upside that's going to be relevant every now and then, but it's not enough to make this an amazing card. If this is in your deck it's probably one of the weaker ones.

    Constructed: Other 1-drops seem to make more sense for now, but soon enough a legendary will be revealed that synergizes with Honorable Kills and it's always easiest to slot in the lower cost card with said keyword, just like, exactly, Gnome Private.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 880 1152 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Solid card for the cost - goes from being a 1/3 to a 2/2 to a 3/1 in the best case. Probably won't see constructed play without a tribal tag, but in the right circumstances it could see play in an aggro deck., and it could be a cool buff target.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Drek'Thar 1500 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    While there are a decent number of 1-health minions, especially if you are facing Paladin, I don't see this as being that great.

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 820 670 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Ah yes, the Peasant killer.

    Rating cards on coolness factor rather than predicting power because I like screwing up rating averages (and because I suck at predicting real power levels, but we'll ignore that LUL)
    Wins per class (18/11/21): DH-180; Druid-931Hunter-910; Mage-1016; Paladin-1088; Priest-695; Rogue-938; Shaman-1024; Warlock-821; Warrior-847

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  • sule's Avatar Content Squad Zombie 575 370 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    1/3 for 1 with upside should at least be considered in aggressive decks. Because it's neutral it has more chances to find a deck, so I think that it's pretty likely we see this minion around. Paladin, with its many buffs, is the first thing that springs to mind.

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2170 2503 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    That's a fun new (1) drop to bring a little more diversity to that pool, and as it is neutral, we may see lots of experimentation with this one.

    Also staple for Handbuff shenanigans

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

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  • allthehype's Avatar Crossroads Historian 575 695 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    1/3 at T1 should always be considered. This is pretty good vs Paladins but most of the times it will have a hard time triggering Honorable kill.

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar Tauren Chieftain Addict 905 919 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Very good fo 1 mana minion if you manage to use the honorable kill, leaving a 3/2 or 3/1 in the table

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1075 586 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Weak.

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