New Mage Spell - Rune of the Archmage

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

    A new Epic Mage Spell, Rune of the Archmage, has been revealed!

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

    This radically improves Iceblood Tower, and makes the Big Spell Mage look like a serious deck.

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

    Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron 2.0. This can possibly get even more value (and often less) than the former as it is guaranteed 20 mana worth of spells. The fact that it is specifically Mage spells means you'll often hit secrets, making this a great card if you're in a rough spot.

     

    20x Wildfires is possible, though HIGHLY unlikely.  What fun that would be.

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

    Here the first of the batch of Big Spells.
    Hopefully, there are more to come to justify a viable archetype.

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

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Ice Rager 830 591 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Another big spell for Big Spell archetypes. I'm not really a fan of random stuff, but this looks pretty good since the spells are only guaranteed to hit enemies. 

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

    Arena: Freaking insane! Best card ever! Questionmark?

    Constructed: Is this better than Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron? It is, right?

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • Geno9999's Avatar Pirate King 1080 404 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    PRAISE BE UNTO YOGG-SARON DAWNGRASP!!!

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  • sule's Avatar Content Squad Zombie 575 370 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    I would like to Yogg, please.

    A decent meme for Big Spells Mage, but probably too unreliable for anything that can't reliably cheat it out. Also, I really hope it can cast Hot Streak, like, 100 times.

    I have spoken.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 895 1001 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Now this is crazy, very RNG-heavy but rarely weak. Now I believe in big spell mage.

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

    Apparently we can't go one year without an RNG nuke for Mage. Even worse that it's actually good. I guess this is what it takes for Big Spell Mage to be viable huh?

     

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 475 821 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Solarian without a stick but still awesome! Very happy they pushed big spell Mage with a very assertive and FUN card like this. I think big spell is gonna be the trendy deck to play XD 

     

    Yeah if you get very lucky and cast this turn 7 it can win you the game. turn 6 with coin. But remember it's luck, some spells get invalidated from lack of target like Cone of Cold

     

    I seriously love this card, who wouldn't? It's gonna be a whole ton of fun whether anyone likes it or not : D

     

    this is an easy yes in Arena. Why in the world not? Let it rip. It's not a reliable removal but damn son.... You're gonna have fun trying to get to turn 9 and seeing what happens....so take it, it will at least make your night. I'm picking this every time for fun but it isn't frequent (I think) and too expensive anyway.

    HS Needs Mirror Mode: Make Any Deck, 50% You Play it Versus Itself or Play Someone Else's Vs Theirs.

    Please Help Support This Obvious and Needed Idea. Stop Playing With 1% of your Collection.

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

    Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron IS BACK! Instant 5 stars from me. However i do REALLY hope it CANT cast another Rune of the Archmage. Remember that Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron saw regular play back in the day because the random could finish the game or allow a comeback.

    Rune of the Archmage is A LOT more reliable because it can only cast mage spells AND it can only target enemies. This makes Rune of the Archmage so much stronger. Also remember that Solarian Prime had to get nerfed, and she had a similar effect. Except she guaranteed 5 spells, while Rune of the Archmage can cast less but way bigger spells. Not only that, but the spell pool for mage is quite good. Ever since the Core set there has been a lot less bad cards, including spells in the pool which made "random" way too reliable. And i feel like Rune of the Archmage will be reliable and good enough to see play. (Which i dislike, i like good o'l 50/50 between good and "stuck in hand till i win or lose" level of trash.)

    Rune of the Archmage will see play in every control/slower mage deck in standard, Big spell mage in both standard/wild AND it might see play as a 1-off in Spell mage, just because it could generate some huge amount of burn for 9 mana. Actually scratch that, for 7 mana because of 2x Incanter's Flow.

    I dont mind seeing cards like these in mage, as long as they make questline mage a bit less popular by actually giving them an alternative.

    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

    I think that this is the first 5 star all around card I've seen so far.  Regardless of what you get, there is going to be value in it. 

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1635 1354 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Well this is a pretty insane big spell for the archetype blizzard wants to push. Reminiscent of Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron but only targets enemies like Solarian Prime

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

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

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

    Yet more casino cards for mage. Because obviously this is what we need after the total pr disaster that was quest mage.

    But this is a good card, even if I don't care much for it. Basically this will nearly always either clear the board or freeze it, and since its directed at enemies, its sometimes going to do face damage as well.

    At very least its does cost mana, so we're not facing the bs from The Amazing Reno again. An overall solid card for big spell mage, that only occasionally causes someone to tear his eyebrows out in frustration, as mage either play this or they discover this out of thin air.

    I do hope we dont have anymore of that puzzlebox into puzzlebox bs. But Im not putting it past team5 to 'accidentally' leave this a possibility.

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

    This is a nice take on the cast random spells effect. Pay 9 mana to get 20 mana of spells seems like a good deal. Of course the random targeting takes away from that, and it doesn't say "only targets enemies".

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

    Fun and powerful.

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

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 385 154 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 3 days, 17 hours ago

    At enemies.

    Smart of them not to make it Arcane spell, Magister repeating this would've been insane.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1040 639 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 3 days, 6 hours ago

    Not as entertaining as Frog-Saron, Hope's End.

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