New Warrior Spell - Shield Shatter

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4978 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    A new Rare Warrior Spell, Shield Shatter, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Frost Warrior actually going to be a thing? Either way, with Heavy Plate + Hero Power this costs nothing, making it effectively a 5-mana spell in practice most of the time, which shouuld be good enough. Also means that Warrior now cares about keeping their armor instead of treating it as a second healthbar.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    INSANE removal, 5/5 star amazing card. Maybe it will be worth running Frozen Buckler just for Shield Shatter! Worst case scenario you can hero power + Heavy Plate to reduce it to 0 mana. Also remember any card that can be reduced to 0 mana has a BIG chance to be broken. 

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

    Crazy good removal, especially combined with Frozen Buckler. Warrior actually gained a lot of armor gain these last few expansions, and this just gets cheaper so damn fast. People are gonna hate this.

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  • Swizard's Avatar
    Content Squad 1190 906 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I think this is a bit win more. I don’t want to run Frozen Buckler for this.

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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. Needing the armor stops this from being played too early, and later on its just a better Flamestrike.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2505 3073 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I'm unsure if its good enough to make the cut, but it sure is quite the removal

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

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

    This just seems like reckless flurry but generally better in all but the most extreme of circumstances.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4684 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Its cheap removal, and dealing 5 AoE is as good as it can get.

    The problem is the cost, which fluctuates between good and mediocre. Realistically the average cost you'll likely be paying for this, against a deck where clear matters like aggro decks, is 5 - Heavy Plate + hp

    But you can throw in Frozen Buckler and suddenly this card is just clearing for a mere 2 mana, which is incredible.

    One small problem: without heavy plate or frozen buckler this card will likely be useless, because any decent tempo deck will no doubt be clearing your armor every turn. We've all been here before with Shield Slam in control warrior. Still, I'd rate this highly if only because clearing on the cheap is something control warriors need.

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

    A very strong combo with Frozen Buckler, maybe 2 card combo doesn't seem very attractive but it's only 2 mana.

    5 aoe for 2 mana y just crazy

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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

    This costs 0 if you play Frozen Buckler first. That's a 5 damage AoE for 2 mana. Sure it it's your side too, but I don't think that's ever been a huge problem.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2144 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Well, this card makes Frozen Buckler much better now. You'd ideally want to play this board clear when you're behind or have no minions on board, which as control warrior, seems likely to happen. Not sure why you wouldn't pick Brawl instead though, unless you only have 2 mana to play the Frozen Buckler then this.

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

    Great card for control warrior being online basically whenever you want with Frozen Buckler and let's not forget warrior still can run Kresh.

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

    Between Snowblind Harpy and Frozen Buckler (and a host of existing armor gain cards), it should be very easy to decrease the cost of this and blow up midgame boards with ease. Seems like very strong removal for Armor/Control Warrior.

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

    Not bad at all!  With all the various ways that you can gain armor, even on T5 turn you could be looking at 5 mana to hit everything.  (Heavy Plate then this).  This seems like a really good board punch. 

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

    Obviously intended as an immediate combo with Frozen Buckler. Without that, this is a tough card to use. While warrior often has some armor, it isn't always up in the range that makes this an easy card to play.

    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, 1 month ago

    It's very easy to build your deck in such a way that this costs (0) or close to it whenever you look to play it. I think that Frozen Buckler was a little on the nose, even, but I guess they're trying to push for more Control to pivot from Pirates.

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

    Very strong AoE for Control Warrior that like to stack up the Armor. It's a 5 Mana combo with Heavy Plate at the very least, so I think there's a real chance for Big Warrior to try it out and be pleased with the result.

    I have spoken.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1445 910 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Makes Frozen Buckler worth playing, but also pretty good with Heavy Plate.

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar
    Supporter 1970 1320 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Great control card. Control Warriors usually have certain armor built up, so it will never be casted for maximum mana cost.

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