New Paladin Minion - Templar Captain

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2537 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    A new Rare Paladin Minion, Templar Captain, has been revealed!

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Ice Rager 830 591 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    That's a strong card. 8-mana rush that can give you 13/13 stats on the board the turn it's played? I don't see any downside to this other than the meta being too fast for it to see play.  

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 985 1414 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Wow that's a AMAZING Minion. Great for control AND BIG paladin! You get so many stats for 8 mana and taunt. Its amazing!

    The only problem with it is that you have to survive until turn 8. But with the new hero card that should be doable. (Also turn 7 hero card into turn 8 tempar captain seems pretty good to me.)

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

    It's like Inquisitor for Paladin. Big instant payoff and even bigger payoff if it lives. Also a huge buff to Cenarion Ward.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    BIG PALADIN BABY! Great with Commencement and Vanndar Stormpike, but the deck misses more removal tools like Big Warrior has. Hope it works out. Immediately started thinking about a big/control warrior this would fit in:

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 1030 711 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    High mana cost minions are so difficult to predict. The effect seems pretty amazing, but I'm not sure how easy it will be to get to a point that it is playable. Paladin does have decent control tools, so maybe it becomes feasible.

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.

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

    Ironhide Direhorn is off crying somewhere

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1475 3292 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Its not a bad card, but its too...normal, I guess would be the correct term.

    There's plenty of good 8 mana cards that would go past this anytime, like Turalyon, the Tenured, Tirion Fordring, Varian, King of Stormwind, Goliath, Sneed's Masterpiece, or even just Yrel, assuming you can trigger her battlecry.

    It might find a place in big paladin but in nearly everywhere else, I just think its outclassed. Its an 8 mana card after all, so to be even considered for inclusion you'd have to be really special. And if tirion is having a hard time fitting, what makes this any better?

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    8 for an 8/8 punch to a minion that gives you a 5/5 wall.. what isn't to like?

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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1290 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Incredibly big body and makes the 8 drop pool better. Not sure if this will ever get to see play unless there's a meta change though.

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  • BigE's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 1010 586 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    8 mana to kill a minion and leave behind a 5/5 taunt and an 8/somthing... Paladin already has these cards (Varian, Yrel) and doesn't play them. 5 health taunt on 8 isn't saving you either, Uther. 

    Dad Legend. Legend IV

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

    On par with King Rush.

    Arena: Pick this every chance you get. You won't regret it.

    Constructed: This is how insane 8 mana cards need to be these days to even be considered. But will this make it into any optimized lists? I highly doubt it.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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

    Awesome card - this will defenitely see play!

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

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 475 821 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I, for one welcome in our new Arena oppressors. It's that priest minion whose name i can't remember... But better!

    HS Needs Mirror Mode: Make Any Deck, 50% You Play it Versus Itself or Play Someone Else's Vs Theirs.

    Please Help Support This Obvious and Needed Idea. Stop Playing With 1% of your Collection.

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

    Well on the one hand, if this ever hits the field against aggro, it's ggs for them since this just pumps out big ol taunts in the way every time it trades.

    On the other hand, getting to 8 mana is a big ask, so really limited to slower decks like Librams.

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

    This will be a must kill. Hope you have a removal spell handy because this will probably fill the board with taunts if it sticks. It doesn't even have to kill a minion, not that it will matter a lot with 8 attack.

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

    That's a big boy, and could honestly be the best 8-Drop Paladin has. Big Paladin is experiencing a bit of a renaissance thanks to Vanndar, and this gives the deck yet another expensive minion that would love to have its cost discounted. The only downside is that it can't come back from N'Zoth.

    I have spoken.

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 820 670 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    When we see a late game stat bomb that's fast and can snowball insanely hard and yet everyone thinks "yeah, that seems balanced", we know the game has gone through a huge increase in power.

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

    That makes for a strong wing turn - from nothing on board to an 8/8 (minus health loss following the rush attack) + a taunty 5/5 - your face is now safe(r)

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

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

    This minion will be MVP in arena. Really great value and you don't even need to kill the enemy minion, just attack. Only time with will be bad is playing it on an empty board, so definitely more of a savior card that can turn the tide in your favor. 

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

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

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