New Mage Spell - Siphon Mana

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

    A new Common Mage Spell, Siphon Mana, has been revealed!

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

    Once again team5 have outdone themselves by essentially printing broken cards that discourages anyone from playing minions. I can see it now. Mage playing Wand Thief just so they can octobot their hand, and also because no one wants to play minions because mage is bs.

    Because in a class that can discover spells, and with plenty of cheap spells to boot, what is team5 really expecting would happen other than people getting upset at playing the game, when playing the game gives your opponent an advantage straight out the bat. Wouldn't be surprising if this card gets a week one nerf, after yet another reddit explosion, and people giving up because mage is bullshitting them to death.

    The only true play around this card offers is that most mage spells deal even damage, so we'll all just play odd health cards, forcing them to hero power just to proct this shit. Unless of course, they just discover a minion with 2 health (not exactly impossible given how many cards in mage have 2 health) and 'honor' kill their own shit just to octobot their hand.

    Can't even play Cult Neophyte because this essentially nullifies it. Great work. Im praying to god this card isn't meta, because Im getting distinct impressions of yet another week 1 stormwind mage bs a-coming.

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

    Alright here is the first actual potentially format BREAKING card. I think we know why Mage questline was REALLY nerfed. Triggering the Honorable kill is pretty easy with spell damage and it can lead to a LOT more of mana cheating. OH and it deals damage, so it can go FACE as well. 2 mana deal 2 is still pretty decent and it deals a good amount of damage with spell damage. Also this will be great in wild, as there are plenty of 2 health minions in wild. 

    In standard i bet this will see play in Spell mage obviously, and in wild i'm sure it will see play in some combo decks to reduce the cost of spells, and lets be honest. It will also see play in Sorcerer's Apprentice + Flamewaker burn decks. 

    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 1290 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Plenty of good Arcane spells already, but this is amazing as the 2 damage point is really easy to reach to trigger it's effect.

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Pumpkin 1005 1418 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Mana cheat is always too strong. This will be no exception.

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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

    I kinda hate this card: it feeds too much into the Mage BS. You play a 2 health minion? Ha, now I reduce the cost of my spells! Which were already cheaper because Incanter's. All of these feelings are related to how Mage plays now, but this feels like the direction isn't changing: Mage isn't playing minions, and they are being rewarded for you playing them.

    Dad Legend. Legend IV

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  • NegativeNemsy's Avatar 335 164 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Somewhere in the depths and crevices of Alterac Valley,  Millhouse Manastorm can be found crying in the corner wondering what his purpose in life is.  Actually, I think I will just include Millhouse in my decks now.  Its not like mages use mana anyway.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar Pirate King 1080 404 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    While technically speaking it's less powerful overall than Incanter's Flow in both ease and overall mana discount, would take a miracle for this card to make it through the expansion cycle without it being nerfed.

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

    Wow - very strong card! I guess against mage you're not allowed to play minions anymore :) :) 

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

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

    The honorable kill aspect might be too hard to activate, but when it does it can be crazy good mana cheat, or just disappointing. Hard card to evaluate.

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

    Looks strong but I think it'll be balanced by the fact that you probably have to set it up and therefore use spells in your hand to do so, which weakens the overall effect.

    Seeing how Flow still beats this by a mile in a dedicated  quest deck I don't see this breaking the game. If anything it enables other archetypes that don't use Flow. Imagine discounting some Fire spells to combo with Sanctum Chandler. Could also work in a regular Spell damage mage where you have more control over how much damage you're doing.

    Also it goes face because of course it does.

    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

    Another really efficient Arcane spell for Questline Mage. 

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

    Arena: Pretty bad honestly. Just a 2 mana deal 2 most of the time. Not only do you need spells in your hand for the effect to matter, but you also need to deal exact amount of damage. And on top of that, the discount isn't guaranteed to be beneficial. Situational is the word that comes to mind.

    Constructed: I wonder if decks that include cards like this will include specific minions to target with cards such as Siphon Mana just in case your opponent doesn't provide you with a good target. As with all mana cheat cards, I'm sure this will see play somewhere, but I don't expect it to be the new Incanter's Flow. Not even close.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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

    Cost reduction is solid, and Mage has plenty of spell damage available to it, so this seems like a good card. Hard to say if it's good enough to supplant other cards in the current Questline Mage decks, though.

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

    Looks like no minion Mage isn't going anywhere. I'm almost certainly going to be replacing something for this in my quest Mage deck.

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

    Thanks to pings and other cheap spells, it should be almost too easy for Quest Mage to trigger the cost reduction, which is great because everyone knows Mage needs more cost reduction. This is going to see play, the only question for me is whether Mage branches out of Quest decks because this opens up more powerful synergies.

    I have spoken.

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

    Mana cheat is always too strong. This will be no exception.

    Especially into Mage's hands - I second tha

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 820 670 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    For the love of god, T5, just make it an unsung rule that cards can't be reduced below (1) mana unless stated otherwise.

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

    When will Blizzard learn to stop printing more mana cheat for mage? Especially for spells. If this reduced the cost of minions only, they sure it would incentivize minion builds for mage again. But nope, more support for Quest Mage/No minion mage, so yay...

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar Grand Crusader 745 898 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 6 days, 5 hours ago
    Quote From Caro

    When will Blizzard learn to stop printing more mana cheat for mage? Especially for spells. If this reduced the cost of minions only, they sure it would incentivize minion builds for mage again. But nope, more support for Quest Mage/No minion mage, so yay...

    Agreed.  In fact I think a "minion mage" deck where you can't include any spells, and have to try and make do with discovered/generated spells would be fairly interesting..

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