New Neutral Minion - Icehoof Protector

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 Neutral Minion, Icehoof Protector, has been revealed!

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

    10-health is a lot so it's not unreasonable that this freezes a minion or two but I haven't really seen a lot of good Freeze payoff to justify it in an actual deck.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    This seems good on first glance, but im pretty sure BIG decks wont use it. It has a lot of health, but BIG decks prefer minions with lots of health AND attack.

    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

    Comparable to Voodoo Hexxer, and I think this only sees play in the same class as that card.

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

    For 1 more mana it has 3 more health. 1 mana is equivalent to 1/1 worth of stats (i.e 10 mana = 10/10)  Therefore this stands to reason that being a 2/10 it has equivalent total stats (12 total stats for 6 mana) with an upside of freezing.  That's not bad. However, by turn 6, your opponent will be able to clear it with 1 or 2 minions, so reliably it will only freeze/stall 2 minions.

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

    Its only ever going to relevant against aggro decks or against dhunter. Basically every other deck will either kill this with a spell, ignore it, or kill you directly with a combo.

    Its a decent card on its own, but for ranked its likely pushed out by other more important cards.

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

    Strong defensive tool, but I feel it comes down too late and 2 attack is just too little to do any real damage.

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

    It's a good tool for slowing your opponent board, I think it fits on a control deck

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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

    Might*** be a tech card against aggro decks if they become rampant, but 6 mana might still be too slow. It'll definitely be great in arena or maybe decks looking for freeze synergies

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

    It looks like quite a wall to protect your face, but something tells me it won't see loads of play.
    Think I'll be seeing this one when randomly generating (6) drops, or for wacky achievements completion.

    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

    This looks like a pretty damn nice defensive card. Only option is to use spells, or you might have a lot of frozen minions trying to get rid of this.

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

    Icehoof Protector might see play alongside Cheaty Snobold since it's a great way to get this to punch above its weight, but given the plethora of great Frost/Freeze cards Shaman is already getting, I'm not sure there's room for this in that deck.

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

    Seem a little bit too expensive to be playable but I am not giving up on it yet.

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

    THICC... but not that great to look at

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

    A nice neutral card to use in freeze shaman. It will also see play in control decks looking to slow down big minions. I don't think it is for everyone, but it will have it's uses.

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

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  • ShadowsOfSense's Avatar
    Senior Moderator 1500 1111 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Not too shabby. Definitely something that needs support cards to be worth it, but having such high Health makes me interested in using it in any class that can buff it even a little bit. Some weird handbuff experiments incoming?

    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

    Very defensive Taunt. Almost too defensive. If aggro is a big part of the Meta, maybe there are some Control decks that need this minion to stay alive? My only thought is that Taunt Handbuff Warrior might be OK with running this Taunt minion.

    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

    Probably too low attack to get meaningful trades, and pretty slow to come down.

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar
    Supporter 1970 1324 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Nice booty health wise, but attack is low which means it will bust after a few hits. It will have served its purpose though, which is to stall the game.

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

    Strong defensive card, should work for control decks. Particularly nasty to deal with in arena.

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