New Paladin Spell - Hold the Bridge

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

    A new Common Paladin Spell, Hold the Bridge, has been revealed!

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

    Boy this really demonstrates just how OP Apotheosis used to be (and technically still is). I guess Samuro gets a new gimmick in Paladin although I'm uncertain whether this is good enough outside of specific combos.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    Boy this really demonstrates just how OP Apotheosis used to be (and technically still is). I guess Samuro gets a new gimmick in Paladin although I'm uncertain whether this is good enough outside of specific combos.

    This wouldn't work with Sammy boy.  Divine shield would prevent his frenzy effect from proccing

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

    Boy this really demonstrates just how OP Apotheosis used to be (and technically still is). I guess Samuro gets a new gimmick in Paladin although I'm uncertain whether this is good enough outside of specific combos.

    This wouldn't work with Sammy boy.  Divine shield would prevent his frenzy effect from proccing

    Oh wow I completely blanked on that. What the hell is this for then? Paladin doesn't even need that kind of healing.

    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

    That's a lot of stuff for 3 mana, this can be a huge tempo swing especially on any big minion. Definitely won't overlook this.

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

    "Hold the Bridge, Push the ridge" dang now i got the expansion reveal song stuck in my head again. which isn't that bad of a thing lol.

    This seems like a good control tool for paladin, it can keep your minions alive, give them livesteal for 1 turn, AND trigger a handbuff if you have Prismatic Jewel Kit equiped. Seems solid.

    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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  • Swizard's Avatar
    Content Squad 1190 906 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Good for buff decks but not Prelate.

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  • Lundy's Avatar
    Little Devil Teemo 1555 702 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Sorta reminds me of Seal of Champions, but with adjusted stats and Lifesteal, for some reason.

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

    Its a good card out of a discover, because its being overshadowed by nearly any and all buffs currently in standard. Even Noble Mount is better than this thing.

    Maybe in some crazed word we get Wild Pyromancer back and this card instantly becomes a shoe-in. Until then, its just a decent card destined to never see inclusion in ranked.

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

    I was expecting no less from the flavor text :

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

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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

    This + Saidan the Scarlet will be bonkers and probably a reno heal if you went greedy on all the hand buffs. Considering all the big minions paladin got this expansion, it's a good thing the lifesteal lasts 1 turn

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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 permanent lifesteal would be too OP. Might be okay on a beefy minion for a little burst healing.

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

    This really makes any minion a meaningful threat and a great tool for healing. Fits into a lot of different archetypes, so it seems like a great design.

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

    So many good things about this in Paladin right now. Blademaster Samuro will feel the impact again

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

    It's funny how they learned their lesson about leaving lifesteal on something for more than a turn with that kind of buffing potential. Great card though!

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

    Very good standalone card, even played on a mediocre minion it grants it's survivality and lifestealing.

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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 become a commonly used card. It can help enable the heal requirement for Protect the Innocent and just overall give some good protection anytime a minion is on board.

    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

    An OK buff spell, a bit too expensive but it might see play. More likely that it's good for Arena and not for Standard.

    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

    Problem: Divine Shield will prevent Samuro's Frenzy from being proc'd.
    I still think this will be a very strong card, especially with how abundant Rush keyword is, just not quite with that specific Rush minion. 

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

    The Lifesteal not being permanent is sad but understandable, because you'd pretty much be guaranteed two heals from it otherwise. If not, you'd have them wasting a removal spell on it, which is probably even better.

    Welcome to the site!

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