New Priest Spell - Stormpike Aid Station

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

    A new Rare Priest Spell, Stormpike Aid Station, has been revealed!

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

    Seems a tad expensive for the effect. Tempo Priest right now depends on Shadow so this obviously doesn't work. Additionally you want to play this with a reasonably sized board in play and then hopefully snowball that to victory so even if this were playable in any capacity your opponent will just do their best to keep you off the board and make you waste the effect.

    That being said, if you can set this up with Vulgar Homunculus and other sticky stuff it could get out of control quite quickly. I'm just not sure that's good for the game

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    You need a pretty big board of minions for this to be useful, but spending 3 mana on this means you have to build that board from a pretty big disadvantage. Don't see it working.

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

    Bit expensive, but really good for setting up a Bless OTK.

    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

    This is one of the weaker objectives imo. If Aggro Priest becomes a thing, this card will be nuts lol

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

    Probably not good enough because priest simply doesn't flood boards like other classes, and you're unlikely to save up minions for a turn 4 flood.

    But its definitely something to watch whenever theres a new expansion, because its a bit like Dun Baldar Bridge, if it works you've probably won the game.

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

    For this to work "on curve" you need powerful statline 1 and 2 drops to stick to the board.  The best cards in these costs are:

     

     

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

    If Priest gets a minion-heavy tempo deck, this could maybe see some play;
    Decent effect, but requires a board already to make work

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

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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 suppose there's very little chance more than 1 or 2 minions will get +6 health out of this. If that.

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

    Enabling a combo with Bless, but it helps you to defend the board to set up a lethal for next turns

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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

    So this will give full health minions +2 health, due to the wording and "restore health" absent. You could time this with dormant minions like Imprisoned Homunculus to get some really sticky minions. I doubt you could combo coz your opponent would be damaging your minions each turn, it is nice tempo though, especially if used on a lot of small minions.

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

    Stormpike Aid Station seems a bit too weak. The effect clearly wants to be in a deck that cares about winning the board, and including it means you're not running a Darkbishop Benedictus Shadow deck (which gives you a very relevant hero power for early game board control). So if this is going to see play it has to fit into the Healing/Bless Priest archetype, but that deck probably needs to spend the early turns playing and healing minions. Maybe this is playable as a 1-of in such a deck (up to +6 health on all your minions is nothing to scoff at), but it seems a little too slow to be a staple.

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

    I am really liking this.  The synergy is there for an aggro non-shadow deck.  I just hope that the pieces fall into place

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

    Some healing combos are available to priest with AV being released so might be that this will be a surprise hit.

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

    This is another decent card to run in conjunction with Bless. I think Priest starts to go with Paladin in the 'don't leave anything on board' category. You just might find yourself with a runaway minion all of the sudden.

    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

    I just think this card is too slow. Sure, getting extra Health on your minions is great but how many minions are you going to have in play over three turns? Feels very win-more, and not necessarily in a way that actually leads to winning the game.

    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

    For the same amount of mana:

    Druid: Free 2/2s with stealth.

    Priest: +2 health to your board.

    Way too slow, and not enough impact even if I was playing some aggro Bless deck.

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

    Wish this cost a bit less, because it looks really unimpressive compared to many of the others. Can Priests reliably set up enough of a board to make this worth it?

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

    They are really pushing Heal Priest this expansion. I remain skeptical if it actually might prove to be reasonably good though.

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  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1510 1250 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Seems a bit too slow and weak to see any play.

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