New Hunter Minion - Stormpike Battle Ram

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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 Hunter Minion, Stormpike Battle Ram, has been revealed!

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

    Well shit, Hunter gets ramp now apparently. Curves into Bear and probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. This unironically looks like it could make bigger beasts playable again. Can also chain it with parrots although that makes very little sense.

    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

    Pretty good stats with mana cheat? That sounds good. I don't believe in big beast hunter, but this might even just be good to discount your Trampling Rhino in Face Hunter (if there's enough targets for both of them to rush into).

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

    Seems good for some combo stuff, and cheating out big minions. Seems decent to me.

    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

    4 attack Rush and great mana discount for later. I'm really liking the mana discounts aren't just "this turn only" this expansion.

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

    If Mountain Bear cost (5), then it may be good

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

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

    Its good but inconsistent, and that's usually a clue for whether it'll be a viable card for ranked.

    In standard at least there's really not too many things you can do with cheaper beasts. You can get mama Mountain Bear early on 5, which is great, but since this card is also a deathrattle it pretty much messes up the pool for both Revive Pet and Jewel of N'Zoth, so what's the end game here? Even mama bear can't win entire games on her own.

    But it does have rush, and if there was ever more big beasts, this might just make the cut. And hey, it makes good ol' King Krush 7 mana, so if you squint just a little you'll see the old highlander hunter in standard again.

    For now, its just a maybe, very small maybe.

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

    I don't mind hunter getting tools to go towards a more midrange/control style.  What I don't like to see is King Krush still around.  (I hate charge as a mechanic)

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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'm not sure how beast Hunter is as an archetype, but this will probably be good in just about any deck that uses beasts.

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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

    Stats aren't premium so there's that. The mana cheat for hunter seems awkward, but guess that's the only way to play big stuff in this game now. It has potential if the big beast stuff works out in standard, but it'll probably end up being used in a wild meme OTK King Krush deck instead.

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

    They really went far with Ironforge/Dwarvish theme for Hunter this year, feels good.

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

    Because it's deathrattle effect spans turns, this is a really solid card. In theory it curves into Mountain Bear (though I doubt that sees play). More likely you'll play this to cheat out some cheap beasts in a Midrange Beast Hunter deck that leverages the various deathrattle synergies the class has right now..

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

    I really like this.  If the next beast you play has Rush as well, then this could be a great board recovery minion

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

    First off, I love this art. I wanted it to be a tauntaun from the Star Wars universe at first glance. I like the mana banking effect that it gives you. This could help enable a big beast hunter deck.

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

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

    Very powerful, it have immediate effect on board and deathrattle. It can enable some strong combos that we will be seeing, mainly MarkMcKz

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

    Love seeing an effect that doesn't force you to do it all on one turn. Solid card for any Hunter deck running a decent number of Beasts, which you may incidentally be doing anyway.

    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

    We're probably going to see some kind of combo deck that abuses the Cost reduction with Revive Pet and other stuff. Hunter Combo decks usually aren't much more than memes, but I'm excited to see what people come up with.

    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

    If Midrange Hunter makes a comeback, expect this to be everywhere.

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

    Mana cheat for big beasts. Good card because it also has rush.

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

    A strong card with a good effect, might even work in more aggressive decks by making the next Rhino cheaper.

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