New Shaman Minion - Snowfall Guardian

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2563 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago

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

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1680 3574 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 1015 1417 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 1320 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 The Cake Is A Lie 1040 586 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 2 weeks ago

    Yuck. More freeze. 

    Dad Legend. Legend IV

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1485 3309 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 750 901 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 915 1005 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 Skeleton 2190 2505 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 905 929 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 Alterac Academic 1665 1373 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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😉

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

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

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Drek'Thar 1520 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 890 1154 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days 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 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days 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 425 155 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 2 days 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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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1050 641 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    One of the weaker cards for Shaman this set.

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  • Theodrinus's Avatar Hero of Warcraft 870 276 Posts Joined 12/05/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day 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 Lion's Guard 1050 713 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 6 days, 7 hours 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 Community Manager Buried Alive 1470 1066 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 2 days, 21 hours 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 Alterac Academic 580 444 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 2 days, 11 hours 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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