New Hunter Minion - Stormpike Battle Ram

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

    A new Rare Hunter Minion, Stormpike Battle Ram, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1680 3574 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 915 1005 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 1015 1417 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 1320 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 Skeleton 2190 2505 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 1485 3309 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks 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 750 901 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 Drek'Thar 1520 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 Alterac Academic 1665 1373 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 4 days 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.

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

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

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 425 155 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days ago

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

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 890 1154 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 4 days 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 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days 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 Lion's Guard 1050 713 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 week 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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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1050 641 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Well-valued rusher and deathrattle tribe support. I can see this becoming a mana cheating wincon if Questline Hunter ever ceases to exist.

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar Tauren Chieftain Addict 905 929 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 6 days, 1 hour 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 Community Manager Buried Alive 1470 1066 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 3 days, 5 hours 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 Alterac Academic 580 444 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 2 days, 7 hours 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 1100 489 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 day, 22 hours ago

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

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1570 929 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 day, 13 hours ago

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

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