New Druid Spell - Frostwolf Kennels

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

    A new Rare Druid Spell, Frostwolf Kennels, has been revealed!

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

    I get that this is supposed to be Token set up, but my god is it slow. You're essentially paying 3-mana for a 2/2 with stealth and then two more, at which point I doubt they're of any use.

    I would consider this at 2-mana but at 3 there needs to be some serious beast payoff

    EDIT: I just saw the other 2, I guess there's some hope for the archetype but I'M still skeptical.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    It's slow, but can see play if any "buff when summon" effect is revealed.

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

    So far, this is my least favorite of the residual effect cards.  It's a good minion generator for Aggro Druid, but there are already so many other options it would be hard to justify having 2/2 stealth minions vs having rush or taunt minions with the current meta.  Druid seems to make better benefit of the latter

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

    Arena: Very middle of the road. Most of the time one of the other two picks will be stronger, but this isn't undraftable. Far from it.

    Constructed: Not as strong as Dire Frostwolf, but as it's part of the same package, they either all see play or none of them.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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

    WAY too slow for token druid, no way this sees play unless it gets some HUGE support. 

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

    It's a lot of stats, but feels a bit too slow. Might be great for guaranteed Composting or Arbor Up comboing though.

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

    If the package sees play, then this is good. Basically 3 mana for 3 turns of the Duels Adventurer treasure that only summons the Stealth variant.

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

    This one is a bit weird. Druid never had problems with slow cards, but this card is slow and at the same time is likely only ever considered in a deck that needs to tempo out, given that druid has nearly no removal options available.

    It has a niche in that the cubs are stealthed, so you'll nearly always have a target for buff cards, but is this really where druid wants to be? I feel that at some point this card would be core in some deck, but at first glance it does look terrible.

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

    Stealth Druid? A decently cheap way to discount Frostsaber Matriarch, but a little too inflexible if you find yourself on the wrong side of a beatdown. I don't think this is very good, but I'd love to be proven wrong.

    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

    Whether token Druid will take a Beast package is something I can't predict. Whether that package will include Frostwolf Kennels is something I can't guarantee. What I can say is that Frostwolf Kennels is the most proactive of all these 3 turn spell cards.

    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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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Royal Librarian 1490 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Can you wait for this to summon all the minions, then drop an Arbor Up? They have stealth, so there's some chance they'll stick around.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 880 1151 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    I'm not really sure this shores up the weak points of Token Druid in any way that's more impactful than Oracle of Elune or some token generation spells, but it's a lot of stats for the cost. Maybe the stealth means you can get a big Arbor Up turn, but 2/2's are super vulnerable to AOE (Rancor would be particularly savage here).

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

    It is slow, yes, but it is at least a tad better than you make it sound : for (3) mana, you get 3 2/2 with Stealth.
    The fact that they summon stealth minions makes it usable, as the beast will patiently await your turn - in most cases.
    All we are missing to make this work is some more buffs for Beast and druid would have a viable archetype.

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

    Slow spell that is effectively a 3 mana 2/2 beast on the turn you play it. It'll probably be too slow against the current meta but we'll have to see if the meta slows down in general. Not sold on the midrange beast druid yet, but doubt this spell will be great.

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1075 583 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Ok value but low tempo might not make the cut in wild.

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar Grand Crusader 745 898 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    I'm tired of seeing token support.  So I for one hope this doesn't gain traction.

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 385 154 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 3 days, 15 hours ago

    Obvious support for beast archetypes but hopefully too slow to be played. Ever.

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  • KillaFIsh's Avatar 340 198 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 2 days, 1 hour ago

    Very slow card.  Like the design, but I don't think it will ever be run, not like spell token druid is hungering for cards.

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 1030 705 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 day, 11 hours ago

    I suppose this is supposed to help with reducing the cost of Frostsaber Matriarch. It also just puts consistent minions on board for several consecutive turns. I kind of wish it wasn't end of turn as that loses you the chance to buff that minion.

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

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