New Neutral Minion - Knight-Captain

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2537 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    A new Common Neutral Minion, Knight-Captain, has been revealed!

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 985 1414 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hmm seems kinda like a arena card, and thats probably it. It seems too slow for standard and wild, even if both formats slow down.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1290 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Definitely an Arena card. The stats are awful even if the effect goes off. The real value is in the 3 damage battlecry, which will more often be a factor in Arena than Constructed/Duels.

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  • HuntardHuntard's Avatar Mailbox Dancer 665 464 Posts Joined 12/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I don't think is a terrible card. It is a neutral version of Baited Shot.

    Your face is already dead

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1475 3292 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Its just a poor card outside of the deal 3 damage bit. If you cant honor kill something then this is just a slightly stronger Stormpike Commando, which is quite shit to be honest.

    Still, being able to deal 3 damage and only sometimes get a good 6/6 out for 5 after removing one minion is definitely not completely trash, just sitting very near to one.

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

    Yeah, not much. Very conditional for not a whole lot of upside. Will definitely see play... In Honor Kill decks slapped together to complete a quest. 

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_550_HS 970 593 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    This is honestly a ten out of ten arena card. 3 health is an important break point, and throwing down a 6/6 on top of killing a minion is a huge board swing. And in an emergency, it's a 3/3 kill a dude, which is perfectly okay (see Bomb Lobber).

     

    EDIT: Oh, and it can go face. High power potential and it's super versatile.

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 475 821 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    As an Arena main, I have to say that this may very well turn out to be a little unwieldy. 5 mana 6/6 deal 3 is amazing but 5 mana 3/3 is game losing.

     

    This means that you do not have control so much when this comes down. Would I take it over the 5/6 quillboar for example? I probably would. But that minion is a lot more consistent than this one is. 

     

    It's a question of upside versus reliability and small overstattedness and 3 dmg may not equal a great 5 drop when you have to rely on your opponent leaving you a 3 health minion to hit.

     

    That being said, it does go face so your face be all already and shit may be cool. Right, HH? I do think it's good, cuz the 5 mana that deals 3 to tribes can be useful though. This is better. 

     

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Prince Charming 865 1104 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Ok card - good for Arena - standard? meh ... maybe ... 

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 895 1001 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Seems like a decent arena card, but bad in constructed. 3 damage is not enough to kill something at 5 mana.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1650 3568 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Pretty sure they're deliberately designing Arena-only cards at this point but that's fine.

    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, 1 day ago

    Great card for the current meta.  I'm looking forward to decks will need to make sure that they don't have any 3 health minions on the board on T5

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Arena: Probably in the same range as Fire Elemental. Fire Elemental is more consistent and deals one more damage, but when Knight-Captain hits it's one mana cheaper and has one more health. And if the honorable kill doesn't go off it's more like a Waste Warden, a card that's able to hit multiple targets, but most of the time doesn't and still is a reasonable card. Yes, Knight-Captain can grow even bigger than a 6/6, but that doesn't make this card a whole lot better. It's power comes from the initial damage.

    Constructed: Doesn't do anything specific enough to warrant a deck slot. Won't see play.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 880 1151 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Kind of a neutral Fire Elemental. A solid showcase for the honor kill mechanic, but probably won't see constructed play.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Royal Librarian 1490 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Will the battlecry count for honorable kill, or do you have to attack? If it counts, well, a 5-mana 6/6 that removes something might be decent, otherwise this is trash.

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 820 670 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Quote From GoddammitDontShootMe

    Will the battlecry count for honorable kill, or do you have to attack? If it counts, well, a 5-mana 6/6 that removes something might be decent, otherwise this is trash.

    Honorable kill works on Battlecry, yes. It also works on attack, so Knight-Captain can effectively grow infinite (as long as the opponent has a 12 HP minion, 15 HP minion and so on). 

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  • sule's Avatar Content Squad Zombie 575 370 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Not likely to see play in Constructed, where a 5 Cost 6/6 that kills a 3-Drop weirdly isn't good enough, but I have a feeling this will see more than enough play in Arena.

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2160 2502 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    In most cases it is a 5 mana 6/6 which removes a small minion as well, but you may have to hold on to it to make the most of its potential, which doesn't seems too tempo/powerful

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1635 1354 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    Nice arena card with new expansion mechanic. Nuff said.

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

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

    Very mediocre card if you can't get the horable kill reward

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