New Neutral Minion - Gnome Private

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1140 4227 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

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

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1607 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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.

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  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1520 699 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

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

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3891 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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

  • BigE's Avatar
    The Cake Is A Lie 1145 589 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

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

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    Good Card for 1 Mana! 

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

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar
    480 866 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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 925 1013 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    We have better 1 drops. Bad card.

  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1698 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3966 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2994 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    1 for 1/3 headhunter of weenies, not bad

  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar
    Protector of Elwynn 1420 577 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar
    925 1200 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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.

  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 942 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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.

  • ElSabidon's Avatar
    Salty Dog 985 682 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    Ah yes, the Peasant killer.

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 598 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week 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

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  • allthehype's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 630 728 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 6 months 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.

  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 910 944 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 6 months 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

  • Swizard's Avatar
    Content Squad Wizard 1185 884 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 6 months ago


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