New Shaman Minion - Snowfall Guardian

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

    A new Common Shaman Minion, Snowfall Guardian, has been revealed!

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

    So...this is somewhat balanced through the fact that it hits your own board and is therefore not a tempo card, but holy shit is this a swing turn. You can Frost Nova your opponent while plopping down a fat beatstick at the same time and possibly clean up the following turn with a big AoE.

    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

    So it's Varden Dawngrasp, instead of potentially doing more damage it only freezes the board and instead leaves behind a HUGE body? (Actually Frost Nova with a big upside is probably a better comparesin.) Seems like a really good card to me. And it's a elemental, so it can be discounted by 1 by that one elemental. This is super good!

    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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  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1555 702 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Really really strong card that freezes your opponents board and gains stats. This will almost always get to attack as the opponent needs spells to remove.

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  • BigE's Avatar
    Peasant 1175 590 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Yuck. More freeze. 

    Chumbawumba is the worst band name. 

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

    I dont like freeze effects, but this one is pretty good. In fact, in the right meta its downright disgusting.

    Being able to stall is one thing, but getting a massive minion to boot? That's just a board swing right then and there. Its a meta choice, but if it gets dropped it'll not be because it lacks in power.

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

    This seems fun.  Seems like if freeze shaman becomes a thing you'll need to carefully balance your deck with removal AND minions, lest you get swept away by all in deck building (spell based or minion based decks)

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

    So it's Frost Nova on a stick (even if it hits your own minions), which seems good. But then again, Varden Dawngrasp never saw play, and I don't think that this will either considering we rather just play a bunch of Windchills.

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

    '' You’re finally awake! That fall looked really bad. Demon Hunters? Mercenaries? What are you talking about? Come on, I just unpacked a Golden Moorabi, let’s go build a Freeze Shaman deck. ''

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

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

    Never tried the interaction with Living Dragonbreath, so I think I will try this time in wild, hope it get the stats lol

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2146 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Wow, this card is really great stall for freeze shaman, and if the archetype takes off, this will be your savior against aggro and a wide board. The fact that it freezes your own minions won't be a problem, just make sure you attack with your minions first before playing this guy😉

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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

    Could potentially be a 16/16. It freezes your side, but also severely limits your opponent's ability to respond to it.

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

    You need to freeze 3+ minions to make this worth the cost from a statline standpoint. Ideally you'd only be freezing enemy minions, but between Wildpaw Cavern, Sleetbreaker, and Cheaty Snobold, I think you'll probably be playing Freeze Shaman as a midrange deck where the self-freeze might be kind of painful (even if it does make your Snowfall Guardian huge).

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

    This is a decent strategy for anti aggro.  As long as you can conjure up something to taunt them from going to your face the next turn, this will be great

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

    Amazing when played from behind but then, it will need to secure a lot of damage and presure to swing the game back.

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  • Theodrinus's Avatar
    Hero of Warcraft 1005 297 Posts Joined 12/05/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Really strong standalone card, this can delay Aggro another turn and also survive your boardclear next turn.

    Put your faith in the Light!

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

    Another nice stall card for Shaman. Play it on curve to swing back against a Druid's Arbor Up turn. If you are lucky enough to combo with Cheaty Snobold it gets even better.

    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

    You need mass Freeze for a Freeze deck to work, so this automatically makes it in. The stats are honestly pretty damn good as well, even if you do take out your own board in the process.

    Welcome to the site!

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

    I don't see why you would play this in a Tempo deck, since you're also freezing your minions, but a big body for Control that stops your opponent for a turn isn't terrible. I don't think this is worth actually running in a deck, but I can definitely see how I would be wrong about that.

    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

    A giga-punish against decks like Face Hunter, though probably not quite worth running in Freezing Elemental Shaman.

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