New Paladin Minion - Stonehearth Vindicator

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

    A new Epic Paladin Minion, Stonehearth Vindicator, has been revealed!

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

    What an odd card to put into Paladin of all things. I guess it's good with buffs spells but none of the less-than-3 buffs are particularly impactful on a minion with 1-health. That being said, Paladin takes any draw they can get and in Libram Paladin this is basically a guaranteed Libram or Hand (as long as you don't run Secrets)

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • CardStone's Avatar
    190 60 Posts Joined 03/01/2021
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Can we STOP with the mana cheating please?

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  • linkblade91's Avatar
    Global Moderator 1650 2257 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    If only it could be paired with Call to Adventure and Vanndar; all well...my memes will have to stay dreams this time.

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

    Can we STOP with the mana cheating please?

    Can you stop with making the same incessant post please?  1) This isn't the place to complain about that.  You think blizzard devs look at the OOC card reveals for feedback?  2) It doesn't really contribute to anything.  3) Copy/pasting the same comment to 3 threads is just spamming.

     

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

    This seems very good with buff spells like Hand of A'dal and the new Hold the Bridge, and Paladin could always use more draw. I think it will slot into a lot of Paladin decks.

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

    Seems decent in Libram paladin i guess? Probably needs some more support in standard.

    But in wild it CAN be NUTS. It's ODD costed, so maybe ODD paladin could use it to tutor a spell? probably not. But the real kicker is that paladin decks that use lots of buffs like The Last Kaleidosaur paladin can use this, and Salhet's Pride can tutor Stonehearth Vindicator. It's really good in any paladin deck that needs to draw a certain 3 or lower cost spell and play it instantly.

    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

    Wow! This with something like Hand of A'dal makes a 3 mana 5/3 that draws 1. What?!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    There's really not many spells for paladin that costs less than 3. There's Noble Mount, Libram of Wisdom, Hand of A'dal, secrets, are pretty much the usual suspects, but none of them extraordinary. The new cards Hold the Bridge and Vitality Surge are good cards, but do we really need a 3 mana 3/1 to tutor these cards when knight of anointment does pretty much the same thing?

    Its frustrating, because team5 clearly knew what they were doing when they inserted the conditions. Because how crazy would this have been if it drew Dun Baldar Bridge or Rally!. Just one mana away from being the most broken card in the set.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2505 3079 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
    Quote From Sykomyke
    Quote From CardStone

    Can we STOP with the mana cheating please?

    Can you stop with making the same incessant post please?  1) This isn't the place to complain about that.  You think blizzard devs look at the OOC card reveals for feedback?  2) It doesn't really contribute to anything.  3) Copy/pasting the same comment to 3 threads is just spamming.

     

    It had to be said ; get creative!
    “True strength comes from within your deck” is a whole lot less inspiring.

     

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  • Caro's Avatar
    Champion of the Frozen Wastes 2100 2155 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    So this minion basically pays for itself, if you draw the 3 cost spell, you're technically getting a zero cost 3/1 + specific spell tutor. You can also build your deck to have a certain number of spells, or maybe some crazy combo OTK deck will arise that we haven't thought about yet.

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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

    I guess this might be okay with some stuff, not sure what. Feels like a waste if you don't draw something that costs 3 mana.

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

    Definitely a strange card. If you think of drawing a card as being worth 1 mana, and a 3/1 body being worth 1 mana, then you really need to be drawing a 2 mana card to be getting any meaningful mana cheating from this. So, you want to run it with only high impact cheap spells in the deck (i.e. no secrets, probably only cards like Hand of A'dal and Hold the Bridge). It's a little hard to judge whether a deck will exist that has enough of those cards to merit running this (because it's a pretty weak body), but if it does this will be very powerful.

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

    Draw a card, play that card for free, make opponent really hate this card.  The Holy Trifecta 

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

    I do like this one being a Draenei. Kind of getting Pure deck vibes again, especially that it can draw discounted librams as well - at least I do believe it can.

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

    Wow, very powerful for librams, but for some spells that have synergy with big minions too

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

    I think this will be plenty impactful. Depending on the prevalence of Paladin secrets, this could be critical draw for some of the new spells in the set. If you manage to draw Vitality Surge with it, it has suddenly become a 'thin your deck by two cards and gain health equal to the cost of a hopefully big minion that is now in hand'.

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

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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 card draw for any type of Paladin deck that isn't big minions. I think we will see this card make its way into Libram Paladin or Handbuff Paladin.

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

    Good tutor effect, and being able to play it the same turn makes this an auto-include for so many Paladin decks.

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  • ShadowsOfSense's Avatar
    Senior Moderator 1500 1111 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Tutoring for a card that you can also play that turn, potentially drawing you even more if it's something like Hand of A'dal? I see the utility.

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