New Hunter Spell - Ice Trap

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2544 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    A new Common Hunter Spell, Ice Trap, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1660 3568 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    Fantastic defensive Secret, improves Rinling's Rifle by a lot because now you really have to spend mana to test for a multitude of things.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1300 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    This is one of the better secrets in the game. I think I'd often rather play this over Counterspell, and it costs 1 less. You also get hand knowledge when this sends the spell back which is kinda cool.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 995 1415 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    INCREDIBLE defensive secret. One of the best ones in the game i.m.o. You probably get to know what spell they tried casting as well. Worst case scenario you make your opponent pay 1 mana for a 0 cost spell or the Coin. Freezing Trap sees play in order to counter minions, so i bet Ice Trap will as well. Especially decks like Questline mage being pretty popular still. We can FINALLY make mages spend at least 1 mana on spells. lol.

    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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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 475 822 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    Very cool card but I think this is a big fail. It's mana war and you do gain tempo over it... But you lose big in card advantage. This card basically draws your opponent a card in it's effect. Maybe with the objective spell if the tempo is that high it might work in constructed but I'm screaming avoid at all cost in Arena.

     

    I mean seriously this is 2 mana counterspell; your opponent draws a card that costs 1 more. I'm so disappointed.

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

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1645 1358 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    Nice thematic similarities to Freezing Trap. Hunter needed another secret that interacts with spells and this one is really great for stalling. Return to hand effects can be quite annoying, especially if used against big spell mage or OTK DH

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

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

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    I really really like this.  It's not a hard counter, but it does slam the pause button pretty hard for a caster

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 905 1001 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    Seems like a good card, not as good as it's little brother Oh My Yogg! but still decent at stopping decks from removing your face-going minions. If a secret deck works this will go in it, else you wouldn't hate seeing it from Rinling's Rifle or Beaststalker Tavish.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1475 3298 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

    Assuming that this is what we're getting, then its good. A counterspell option for 2, for a class that even small disruption is a massive advantage.

    That's really it. Its not as impressive as Oh My Yogg!, but for a cost of 2, and being something that forces your opponent to maybe waste mana, it just going to see play regardless of its powerlevel.

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2170 2503 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    This is so disruptive, so evil - I love it!

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

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 880 1152 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Great way to screw of Questline Mage. I like it.

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

    Nice board clear defense.

    Similar function to Counterspell for 1 mana less but the opponent gets to keep (and potentially recast) the card.

     

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Drek'Thar 1500 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Freezing Trap for spells. Nice. I wonder why it doesn't make them cost 2 more.

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  • Swizard's Avatar Wizard 1075 586 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Weak because a 0 or 1 mana spell will get to play around this secret way too easily. Oh my yogg works decently against 1 mana spells with synergy

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 475 822 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    It really is trash and I feel they were worried about Mage stuff so held back making it increase only (1) when (2) would be very much more fun.

     

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar Grand Crusader 750 901 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    I love the implication that it will affect quest mages, but worried it will become so dominant that all spell based control decks will suffer as well.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar Pirate King 1080 404 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days ago

    Super disruptive and cheaper Counterspell. Sure the latter destroys the card while this tosses it back to the hand with an added tax, I think the initial casting mana being wasted still makes this worthwhile to run for any Hunter deck interested in secrets.

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 395 154 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Another hunter secret that can potentially break 10 mana cards so basically one built to counter mage if big spells ever make meta. Beside that, it's nice disruption tool but I wouldn't justify running this without more secret oriented deck with cards revealed so it all depends on their combo. If it's ok, it will be played.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1050 639 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Strong but fair. Not much more to say, really.

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 1040 712 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 3 days, 10 hours ago

    I love this card, Freezing Trap but for spells. For playing the card I like the ability to counter a spell and for this being played against me I like that you don't just lose the spell. It just gets delayed a little bit and you still get to try and work it in.

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

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