New Neutral Minion - Icehoof Protector

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 880 2563 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    A new Common Neutral Minion, Icehoof Protector, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1680 3573 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 1015 1416 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 1320 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 750 901 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 1485 3308 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 915 1005 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 905 929 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 Alterac Academic 1665 1371 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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

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

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

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2190 2505 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 Drek'Thar 1520 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days 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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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1050 641 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    It can buy you time and has taunt as a keyword. Not great, but it'll see play because of those two points.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 890 1154 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day 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 425 155 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day 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 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    THICC... but not that great to look at

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 1050 712 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 4 days, 21 hours 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 Community Manager Buried Alive 1470 1066 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 1 day, 16 hours 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 Alterac Academic 580 444 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 day, 4 hours 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 1100 489 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 16 hours ago

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

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1570 929 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 6 hours 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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