New Demon Hunter Minion - Battleworn Vanguard

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 990 3137 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 6 months ago

    A new Common Demon Hunter Minion, Battleworn Vanguard, has been revealed!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3887 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 6 months ago

    Its only good because token generation in a token deck. And because even a mere felwing is dangerous with the new token support cards.

    Outside of that, this card is not really anything to scream about. Its basically a much weaker Umberwing all things considered, because you cannot get the tokens without having either a weapon on 1, or coin into this on 2. Or you play this on 3, and your opponent scratches his head. And plus, it has only 2 health, basically all but a generic 1 drop can kill this.

    You might even debate whether its worth running this over Sigil of Summoning, which at very least does curve well into Flag Runner ,of which this card does not without help.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2994 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 months ago

    Animated Broomstick has yet ANOTHER purpose

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  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1520 699 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 6 months ago

    Umberwing, but a minion instead of a weapon. This is interesting as it can also summon multiple minions with weapons like Warglaives of Azzinoth.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 months ago

    This is a pretty convenient tool for most DH decks. 
    Most turn, DH wants to use its HP anyway, so fair to say you'd get value, or are already putting pressure

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

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  • meisterz39's Avatar
    925 1200 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 6 months ago

    Probably doesn't fit into every Demon Hunter, but it's a solid card for token decks.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3965 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 months ago

    Satyr Overseer but better?

    Obvious token support but might be useful in other decks as well.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1696 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 6 months ago

    This card will only be good if the whole token DH archetype is good. The stats are bad for this day and age, so he won't last long and will probably only summon 2 1/1s. Might be good enough? Will have to test it out, but highly doubt the token archetype will be meta.

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  • Erodos's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 925 1013 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    This is obviously best after equipping a 1-mana weapon on turn 1, but I don't really believe in Dreadprison Glaive. Maybe in some kind of tempo deck with deathrattle minions that runs Tuskpiercer?

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar
    Salty Dog 985 681 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago
    Quote From Erodos

    This is obviously best after equipping a 1-mana weapon on turn 1, but I don't really believe in Dreadprison Glaive. Maybe in some kind of tempo deck with deathrattle minions that runs Tuskpiercer?

    Lifesteal OTK DH runs Tuskpiercer targeting only Persistent Peddler as the Deathrattle target. This will always be a powerful 4 card package to cycle through your deck. I believe Battleworn Vanguard might be enough of a payoff to include this package on token DH.

    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)
    Wins per class (18/11/21): DH-180; Druid-931Hunter-910; Mage-1016; Paladin-1088; Priest-695; Rogue-938; Shaman-1024; Warlock-821; Warrior-847

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1607 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Amazing minion for Token DH. Will see play because of Kurtrus, Demon-Render, and will probably be Animated Broomstickd later into the game.

    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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  • Swizard's Avatar
    Content Squad Wizard 1185 883 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Is this better than the weapon. I wouldn’t play this.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    This would be one of those token DH cards. There's been a bit of support printed for this expansion, so maybe this will be alright.

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  • KillaFIsh's Avatar
    360 233 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    I think this is a super good card, not just for Token, but it could be run in other decks as well, maybe even to starve off early aggression in Big DH.  I like it alot, and if it sticks, can be super annoying.

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar
    Grand Crusader 780 984 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Slightly better than umberwing since it can synergize with your base hero power.  May see play in aggro/token decks.

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  • edalyas's Avatar
    Magma Rager 505 157 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Seems ok and in DH swarming flavour, kind of wonder if those tokens will have separate art.

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  • randomfan's Avatar
    Lion's Guard 1180 730 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I think this one is solid. We have seen other token generators that see play and get annoying. As easy as it is for DH to attack, this will turn into a must remove target.

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

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 910 944 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Permanent token generation at turn 3 and has to be taken asap preventing a token snowball

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1335 628 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Satyr Overseer 2.0, really good if you had a weapon on 1 and curved into it, and still pretty decent turn 3+ with a Hero Power to immediately activate it.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 784 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Might see play in Token DH if that ever becomes a thing.

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