New Neutral Minion - Spammy Arcanist

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

    A new Epic Neutral Minion, Spammy Arcanist, has been revealed!

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  • UVE's Avatar 1070 780 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    WTF! neutral Defile with a body?

    Ok, spell dmg doesn't affect this, but looks like a strong neutral board clear, specially against aggro druid.

    Blizz will push tokens decks for sure and prints that card as tech against that archetype.

     

     

    By The Holy Light!

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

    Good night to have insomnia with these card reveals coming in....

     

    But I can't say I care for this one. Too awkward, too slow. The beauty of defile was its two mana cost. Got no chance. Even an avoid at all costs in Arena cuz it's like a shittier Dragonmaw Scorcher.

     

    Get lucky on 5 and cause a perfect chain reaction?  I'm not buying it!

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

    The most significant part of this card is its cost. At 5, its kinda expensive considering that it can be played around.

    Maybe with 3/4 body board swing is enough to overturn the massive cost that comes with this clear option. Still, we've seen how powerful Defile and Lord Godfrey was, there's no reason to doubt that this will fit into some decks somehow someway.

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

    Defile on a body, thats INSANE. Wow and its neutral too! easy 5 star card. it's basicly a neutral mini-Lord Godfrey. Defile and Lord Godfrey still see play to this day because of this amazing effect, so i'm 100% sure Spammy Arcanist will see plenty of play in any control deck in standard. In wild i'm sure plenty of reno decks will include Spammy Arcanist as well!  The only downside is that it costs 5 mana, but i feel like thats acceptable considering Spammy Arcanist just has such a powerful effect. 5 mana destroy the board 90% of the time is very good, and you get a body as well.

    Personally i hoped for a Defile reprint or it being added in next years core set, so i'm really happy to see Spammy Arcanist!

    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 ago

    I doubt this will see constructed play unless we're really desperate for boardclears. Most classes have cheaper and less conditional boardwips of their own.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    It's odd to see a neutral that bundles a 2-mana class card (Defile) with a 3-mana neutral (Spider Tank) and have no cost penalty. I suppose the trick here is that Defile on 2 or 3 is way more impactful than Defile on 5, when the 1 damage breakpoints are harder to line up. So, the bundling is worse than it looks, but this is still a solid board clear for a class that has limited AOE but wants to dabbling in slower, controlling decks.

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 820 670 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Quote From meisterz39

    I suppose the trick here is that Defile on 2 or 3 is way more impactful than Defile on 5, when the 1 damage breakpoints are harder to line up. 

    I don't think I've ever seen a Defile being played on turn 2. The power of the card came from being able to use the rest of your mana to play minions or spells to line up for the Defile clear. If you see the need to play Defile on 2 it's because your opponent blarted his entire hand against a Warlock that played nothing on 1 and therefore, wasn't a zoo-lock.

    Spammy Arcanist has a very different role: trying to be the board clear in a class without those. And right now, I don't feel the Control Hunter/ Control Druid dream.

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

    Arena: Man, so many strong Arena cards already this expansion, and the reveal season has just started. Glad this is an epic, otherwise this would have been our new Arena overlord.

    Wild: Defile is nuts against Pirate Warrior, so I feel like Spammy Arcanist is almost mandatory as long as Pirate Warrior runs rampant.

    Standard: Defile would be nuts against Aggro Taunt Druid as well, so I wouldn't be surprised if this also sees play in Standard.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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

    Defile for everyone! This might single-handedly usher in a control meta as all aggro decks will fear this.

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

    a neutral Defile with legs?!?!  

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

    Defile was amazing, but this card is just too expensive (and doesn't interact with spell power). Part of Defile's strength was that you could combo it with other cheap stuff like Mortal Coil to set up perfect clears, that's a lot harder to do when it costs 3 mana more.

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

    "Mom, can we get Defile?"

    "We already have Defile at home."

    The Defile at home:

    Spammy Arcanist Card Image

    I have spoken.

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Ice Rager 830 591 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Defile on a (neutral) stick, which sounds great. However, the 5-mana cost means setting up a full board clear might not be as easy compared to the 2-mana spell version. Still, I'm happy to see one of the most creative cards ever printed being reincarnated, and is accessible to all classes at that. 

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Royal Librarian 1490 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Defile for everyone. Yippee!

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

    Defile for everyone. Yippee!

    And on a decent stick too

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

    Well this card will be great to push control archetypes since any class can use it to ruin aggro boards. Only thing is it's 5 mana so you have less mana in general to spend on setting up the perfect board clear. 

    Also watch out with Shaman, being a battlecry, you can always pair Spammy Arcanist with Brilliant Macaw

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

    ...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, 2 days ago

    Loving Defile before, and I am still loving it

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 385 154 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 6 days, 13 hours ago

    Anyone already tired of mages jumping around and casting Arcane Explosion? :D

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

    Anyone already tired of mages jumping around and casting Arcane Explosion? :D

    I assume you are referring to TBC Classic/WoW Classic.  In which case yes, I was always tired of the skill-less mages who ran around spamming arcane explosion then ice block

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