New Mage Spell - Iceblood Tower

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2537 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    A new Rare Mage Spell, Iceblood Tower, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1650 3568 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    If you can get this out early it's game winning and it's still powerful later on. The main issue right now is the density of big spells. Outside of Mask, Deep Freeze, Flamestrike and possibly Overflow (which isn#t all that good when cast randomly) there's nothing relevant you can pull with this....yet.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2160 2502 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    If you can get this out early it's game winning and it's still powerful later on. The main issue right now is the density of big spells. Outside of Mask, Deep Freeze, Flamestrike and possibly Overflow (which isn#t all that good when cast randomly) there's nothing relevant you can pull with this....yet.

    Unless you manage to get your second tower out of the first ?
    That would make for heavy value ... or wasteful effect that won't stack, not sure

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

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1650 3568 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago
    Quote From Horus
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    If you can get this out early it's game winning and it's still powerful later on. The main issue right now is the density of big spells. Outside of Mask, Deep Freeze, Flamestrike and possibly Overflow (which isn#t all that good when cast randomly) there's nothing relevant you can pull with this....yet.

    Unless you manage to get your second tower out of the first ?
    That would make for heavy value ... or wasteful effect that won't stack, not sure

    Double Tower would definitely be sick, but again, you'd need a decent amount of big spells to make that worth it and a shell to build around it so the deck doesn't just do nothing for 5 turns.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 880 1151 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    This seems to be intended for some kind of Big Spell mage that uses spells like Deep Freeze, Mask of C'Thun, Flamestrike, and maybe even Grand Finale to make sure this consistently hits good, impactful spells. Maybe that's a real deck with Celestial Ink Set and Balinda Stonehearth helping to cheat out big spells. I'm not sold on it - the whole thing looks a bit too slow right now, but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1635 1354 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    This is a pretty good objective/landmark, compared to the others. Definitely meant for big spell mage and would be very good at 5 mana with Balinda Stonehearth

    Hoping we get at least one more big spell over 6 mana that will fit into the deck. It isn't a great feeling having to run bad big spells like Grand Finale which brings down the overall win rate of the deck.

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

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

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 895 1001 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Of course this has the potential to be very good, but maybe not with the current pool of big spells. We do have a huge amount of big spell activators though, so maybe this is finally enough to push it.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1290 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Depends if this casts with random targets (I assume) or only targets enemies. Could be really good to auto cast some big spells, but not being able to target what you want means this can also waste good spells in your deck.

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  • sule's Avatar Content Squad Zombie 575 370 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Although it costs 10, I'm counting this as more Big Spell support and not a Big Spell in itself (mainly because it doesn't do anything on its own). My initial thought is that this goes into C'Thun Mage, since it can pull out as many as three of the pieces of C'Thun over the course of three turns. Could be a nice combo with Clumsy Courier or Balinda Stonehearth to be played quickly and actually start working towards C'Thun. I say they could be a nice combo, but I legitimately don't see this in a deck that doesn't run either of those minions, it's too expensive otherwise.

    I have spoken.

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar Protector of Elwynn 1245 552 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Arena: Nope, don't even think about it!

    Constructed: Meant to be cheated out early by cards like Clumsy Courier or Balinda Stonehearth. But still, what are you doing in the turns prior to that? I can only hope it's going to be viable.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • JackJimson's Avatar 640 604 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    This spell won't be casted on full cost.

    Will be played with these cards: Magister Dawngrasp, Balinda Stonehearth, Rune of the Archmage, Grey Sage Parrot, Clumsy CourierCelestial Ink Set.

    I wonder if objective effects overlap, say you re-trigger this with Grey Sage Parrot, will it cast 2 spells at the end of the turn?

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

    AMAZING card. One of the most CORE parts of BIG spell mage. Iceblood Tower can cast Iceblood Tower #2 if its still in your deck, allowing you to BREEZE through your Big spells. But that's the only problem with Iceblood Tower. If you cast so many Big spells, your gonna run out fast. Which means you need a lot of big spells, AND those big spells need to have synergy with being cast at random. 

    But hey standard aside. I'm just a simple man, and Iceblood Tower can cheat out Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron, Deck of Wonders (Even though it has anti-synergy) and Rune of the Archmages in wild. So i give 5 stars. >:)

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

    Super late game, but when you are playing anything with a mana cost 6+ you are planning on late game stuff anyway.  

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Royal Librarian 1490 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    If you're spending 10 mana (or maybe cheating this out for less) to cast 3 spells, you're going to want them to be as big as possible. So this will go in a big spell deck.

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

    To me, this is trash. To be honest. Unless you can cheat this out, this is just bad,

    If Im not mistaken this is technically a spell, so you can cheat it out. But even if you can, this casts spells at random, and I would assume it'll also consume the card in your deck as well. So, what exactly are we expecting out of this card? Puzzlebox would be insane, but the new Rune of the Archmage isn't that, so you're not really building much of a board. In fact, there are some cases where this will backfire spectacularly, since mass poly and other target spells will sometimes target your own minions, or indeed, your face.

    Maybe I'll find myself eating my own words later, but we'll never know. Without testing, for now, this is just not very good to me.

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

    This requires a lot of big spells in the deck which may make the deck worse against aggro but I will still make a deck with it, it’s just really fun.

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar Grand Crusader 745 898 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 6 days, 23 hours ago

    Real truly good big spell support.  Big spell will be living large for at least the next year off the back of this card alone.

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 385 154 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 3 days, 20 hours ago

    Anyone remembering feeling bad for those poor afkers who didn't make the run through Field of Strife and stayed to defend the towers?

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar Tauren Chieftain Addict 905 919 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 2 days, 9 hours ago

    Wow very powerful for big spells deck, but I don't know if it is an antisinergy with Dawngrasp hero card.

    I guess so, but only time will tell

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 1030 711 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 day, 10 hours ago

    I'm very much looking forward to playing this card. Big Spell Mage isn't going to run all the burn spells that we have associated with mage for the past little bit. Instead it is going to run the non targeted spells that will only benefit you. I think this will be plenty of fun.

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

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