New Shaman Minion - Cheaty Snobold

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4980 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    A new Epic Shaman Minion, Cheaty Snobold, has been revealed!

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  • Erodos's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 935 1017 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Might be good with [Hearthstone Card (Snowball Fight) Not Found], but Shaman is gonna need a lot more and a lot better freezing spells for this to see any amount of play.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4497 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Looks decent but without knowing the other frost spells there's no way of telling whether it's good.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4691 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Probably not that great unless there's at least 2 more unrevealed cards that feature freeze and can freeze face. Fact is that if Glacial Shard and Frost Shock is in standard then this card may be core. But as it stands, its kinda bad. Freeze effects are by default a stall option, and being able to deal additional damage may not always be what you want.

    Pretty sure there's at least one more spell that freezes from shaman, and chances are you can target face with it. If so, then this card is still salvageable. But until then its likely just a no.

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  • JackJimson's Avatar
    670 664 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Freeze shaman lol. They are really pushing the archetype.

    Not a bad card if it gets support, but looks bad right now.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar
    925 1200 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I'm feeling bullish on Cheaty Snobold. The key thing about this card is that it reads "After an enemy is Frozen", so its damage can go face. Right now there's not a ton of effects that can take advantage of this in Standard Shaman (basically just Frozen Shadoweaver), but it means this effectively doubles the damage output of the Frozen Stagguard's you generate off of Bearon Gla'shear's battlecry. It also has obvious powerful synergy with Snowball Fight!, turning a solid stalling tool into a powerful (albeit somewhat random) board clear.

    Obviously it remains to be seen whether Shaman will get enough Freeze support in its other spells to make this package work, but even just the three cards we've seen so far make me think it's going to be solid. If nothing else, Wild Freeze Shaman is finally shaping up to be a real deck.

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Dinosaur 740 639 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Freeze face. Deal 3 damage to Face.

    We'll know more about the strength of this card once the rest of Shaman's Freeze package (if there is a "rest of Shaman's Freeze package") is revealed. Right now, it doesn't have enough support tools to be worth running. I doubt we get any cheap freeze effects that go face (at least, nothing cheaper than Frozen Shadoweaver), so this probably lands in some Control Freeze Shaman that uses the effect to more reliably control the board? If something is already Frozen, does getting hit with a Freeze effect still trigger this, or is that not considered "freezing" it? We'll see, likely won't be big for right now.

    I have spoken.

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  • Mercynary9's Avatar
    355 239 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I know you all don't care about me since I'm very absent from this forum. But this made me smile since I have a minion with an exact effect like that, it just cost 1 less mana and it's Elemental. It's from September 2018.

    It's something for myself to be proud of... and it's 2nd time I got it correct. My first one was an EVIL totem with everything exact except it was a neutral card. It is a mechanical parrot that copies lackey's voice every time it gets added to your hand. Can't wait to get another similar card for the 3rd time!

    For this card review, it is a decent card... but we just need one more good frost spells, especially one more frost AoE spell!

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1825 3154 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I want to like this, but again, it will require you to spend a great deal of your deck focused on frost, which while this expansion seems to support, there isn't enough so far to really validate it

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2159 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Nice combo with Snowball Fight! and Popsicooler but there's easier ways to clear the board. I'm sure we'll get more frost and freeze effects for shaman though

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2505 3079 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    At this rate, Frost Shamy will be supported for the end of 2022's standard rotation

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  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1555 702 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I like this. Reminds me of Glacier Racer in a way. This is also really good with Snowball Fight!, as the effect on this only hits enemies.

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar
    Protector of Elwynn 1470 590 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Arena: Especially nice with along with some frost spells, but not essential since it already has a vanilla statline.

    Constructed: Best Frost Shaman card after Snowball Fight!. Mandatory card for that deck.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 1895 1283 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Sure looks like Team 5 is trying to make freeze Shaman a thing. Remains to be seen if it will be this expansion, or sometime in the future. Maybe even the mini-set.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Amazing synergy with Bearon Gla'shear and Snowball Fight! but other than that we need to see more support for it. I'm pretty sure that each time you freeze you technically refreshe the freeze, which means you can deal more than 3 damage on one turn, doubling the damage from Frozen Stagguards So Cheaty Snobold can probably act as either a big board clear, with Snowball Fight! or together with other freeze stuff as some kind of Bloodlust

    Cheaty Snobold seems very good, but it lacks synergy. Unless we see more good frost spells, it wont see play.

    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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  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 985 1085 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Very strong combo with Windchill and any other source of freezing. It's like a busted duels freeze mage, but for shaman

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar
    Grand Crusader 780 984 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Decent card.  Will be hard to say if this is better or worse than simply running lightning storm though.

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  • edalyas's Avatar
    Magma Rager 520 165 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    It can go face - waiting for a meme deck video of lethal with Frost Shock

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  • randomfan's Avatar
    Elemental 1255 744 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I think this looks pretty good. There are several freeze effects in this expansion and this guy costs low enough that it is a reasonable combo with many of them. The combo with Snowball Fight! or Snowfall Guardian seems worth freezing your own stuff too.

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

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  • ShadowsOfSense's Avatar
    Senior Moderator 1500 1111 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I wonder if Snowball Fight! would stop casting if this card killed the minion it hit? I'd honestly have to seee it in action, I could see Hearthstone going either way with it.

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