New Hunter Minion - Wing Commander Ichman

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

    A new Legendary Hunter Minion, Wing Commander Ichman, has been revealed!

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

    Now this is really slow really awkward and borderline useless in a variety of circumstances....but I love it anyways. Let's hope it at least indicates some nice Beast support is coming our way.

    Maybe it could work with a Vanndar deck. Fill one half with removal, the other with big beats, this guy, Leoroxx and whateever else makes sense.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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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

    Awww, I want this to be good in a deathrattle beast hunter, but it's way too slow! 

    Dad Legend. Legend IV

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

    A Big Beast Hunter with the new Vanndar Stormpike, with a bunch of small spells to stall, could be really fun!

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

    Arena: Don't bother. This is way too situational and expansive to even consider.

    Wild: It has the potential to be a better Kathrena Winterwisp, but in Wild that card is too slow to see any play right now. Still, you probably run both in the same deck if your game plan is to cheat out big beasts.

    Standard: Probably too slow and situational as well. There are some midrange beast you'd be happy to cheat out, but I'm not seeing any overwhelmingly great synergies.

    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

    Nice effect but i guess way to slow .... 

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

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  • metzger's Avatar 405 89 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Wow 9 mana defensive hunter card that encourages trading. Because you really want to trade a lot at 9 mana playing as hunter, the trading control-class.

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

    Oh hey it's Tavish Stormpike 2.0!...
    Except even slower and just as bad.

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

    Really slow, but a extremely powerfull effect. I did hear some people on other forums and stuff say that Wing Commander Ichman makes Beastmaster Leoroxx unplayably bad, but i feel like both complement each other. Leoroxx summons big beasts from hand, and Ichman from your deck. Of course this archetype will need some big beasts in order to work, but i feel like it has a lot of potential. Especially if you also run Vanndar Stormpike

    Either way i'm happy to see that so many classes are getting these late game cards, this might actually make the meta slow down. And worst case scenario, all these card become good after the expansion because some of the sets with lots of key aggro support/card draw will rotate.

    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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  • metzger's Avatar 405 89 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    The effect is extremely weak because it relies on too many conditions that can easily go wrong. What if your opponent has no minions? What if his minions are too big to kill? What if you have already drawn your big beasts? What if you're already dead by turn 9?

    It is an insultingly bad effect for a 9 mana card that requires a build-around deck.

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

    Its a bizarre 9 mana card when its likely more viable or suitable as an 8 mana card. Kinda reminds me of the Archwitch Willow treatment and that card saw no play on 9 and still sees no play on 8 despite having technically better big demons in standard.

    Its best looked at as a support card for big beast hunter, maybe a good card to follow from Guardian Animals of which this card clearly is trying to best. Without the big beast support though, Kathrena Winterwisp this aint. Hell, its not necessarily even better than guardian animals itself. Its sole promise is that Vanndar works on this instead of GA. Good luck on that, because half the time I'd rather just have King Krush and smorc face.

    But its a sign for better things to come for a big beast hunter.

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1635 1354 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    So... I guess you play this guy in a secret heavy deck with lots of big beasts? Atm there's not many great beasts in Standard: https://outof.cards/hearthstone/cards/?hsclass=3&hsclass=12&collectible=yes&standard=yes&race=20 

    Also remember your opponent needs a big board for this legendary to pop off. So if you verse a no minion mage, he's useless. 

    All in all, this legendary feels like it needs to belong to Druid, coz in Hunter he won't see play.

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

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

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

    I'm not sure how many beasts this will need to summon in order to be worth 9 mana with 5/4 stats. Of course, you would want to load the deck with big beasts to maximize the chances of killing a minion. Then next turn you go face.

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

    I really really want to like this card.  But there are so many things working against it. 

    1) 9 mana in a class where Aggro is dominating is a REALLY hard sell
    2) It is only grabbing Beasts, which means, Darkmoon Tonk is out
    3) It's statline is mediocre at best

    If they buffed this minion to change any of the 3 areas to be more beneficial and helpful to a non-Aggro Hunter build, this would have potential

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

    It's a fun meme card, but there just aren't any good enough big beasts in Standard right no. No Charged Devilsaur, just King Krush. Feels like a worse Guardian Animals and that was already unplayable in hunter since the nerf.

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

    Very cool, but probably too expensive to be impactful.

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  • sule's Avatar Content Squad Zombie 565 370 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Here's the thing: This is a Hunter card, and it costs 9 mana. That means it will never see play. (Remember when Call of the Wild went from 8 to 9 mana and that effectively deleted it from the game?)

    I have spoken.

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

    Am I too naive to think this is a sign Control Hunter will be viable ?
    Yes, it is naive of me .. but I can't help

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

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

    There's Savannah Highmane, Mountain Bear (a.k.a. better Savannah Highmane) and Humongous Owl as the best pulls for Wing Commander Ichman. If Hunters had some way to make these cards less bad when drawn, big beast Hunter has a chance. Until then, the deck feels too clunky to be good.

    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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  • Sykomyke's Avatar Grand Crusader 745 898 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Now this is really slow really awkward and borderline useless in a variety of circumstances....but I love it anyways. Let's hope it at least indicates some nice Beast support is coming our way.

    Maybe it could work with a Vanndar deck. Fill one half with removal, the other with big beats, this guy, Leoroxx and whateever else makes sense.

    You should name the deck "Big Beast Beatdown

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