New Neutral Minion - Frantic Hippogryph

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, Frantic Hippogryph, has been revealed!

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

    Decent Handbuff target but probably not really practical. It's a beast at least, but I have no idea what kind of deck would care about this.

    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

    Decent with handbuffs, and maybe librams. Actually maybe libram paladin might slot it in, because it can become a BIG threat that can win the game on the spot if not dealth with immediately.

    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

    Pack filler.

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

    Arena card. Personal Opinion, but not a big fan of Honorable Kill effects that can only trigger once. It's almost as if this was made to rush into two things, in which case it probably doesn't live. At 5 mana, that makes it a worse Restless Mummy, and that card was power crept this expansion. 

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

    Arena card. Personal Opinion, but not a big fan of Honorable Kill effects that can only trigger once. It's almost as if this was made to rush into two things, in which case it probably doesn't live. At 5 mana, that makes it a worse Restless Mummy, and that card was power crept this expansion. 

    I mean realistically if it kills two 3 mana minions, you're left with a 3/1 windfury minion on the table.  That's better than restless mummy don't ya think

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

    Terrible even if you manage to trigger the honor kill. It'll deal with two minions but will likely be dead itself. So its a 5 mana removal option. Plenty of those elsewhere. Costs too much, and if you cant trigger its honor kill you've just shafted yourself.

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

    Its stats are too weak, in the dream scenario (kill a 3 health minion then kill something else) it's just okay. In all other scenarios it's bad.

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

    If you can manage to make the first honorable kill, can kill 2 minions, but that condition it's very difficult to get

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

    Pack filler.

    It has a lot more potential than this - I think - I'm seeing Arena and Handbuff shenanigans
    But in terms of design, you agree with you ; uninspired common card that won't be that memorable

    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

    Basic Honorable kill effect, but pretty good nonetheless. This can be buffed while in hand or on the board to guarantee the windfury but will probably only be on any value in arena where you want the board presence. 

    Not sure why a hippogryph needs to honorably kill something, seeing as it's just a beast that doesn't care about honor, but ok, I'll go with it,

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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

    So if you drop this when there's a 3 health minion on the board you can get one more attack out of this. I wonder if this would be any better if it said "you can attack again" so you could get chain kills out of this. Probably not significantly.

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

    Might be interesting with handbuffs to help it stick to the board, but that windfury can't go face the turn its played, and it curves into free windfury with Battleground Battlemaster, so I think you'd pretty much always want to play a more impactful 5-drop.

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

    So technically 3/4 for 5 mana with windfury if it does HK as intended. Maybe in druid with Guardian Animals?

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

    Rush and Windfury are nothing to laugh at.  the 5 mana cost is somewhat difficult to get around.  

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

    The windfury should be permanent after the first HK, right? If this sticks long enough for you to buff it on the next turn it can become devastating. Even if you don't get the windfury, it will still be useful as a rush removal tool.

    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

    There's weird tension here with handbuff shenanigans, because you can actually make it too strong and have it be unable to trigger its own ability - without the Windfury it's so much worse. 

    Still, that's a hefty amount of Health, so maybe you don't care if you can't get it to trigger past a certain point? 

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Dinosaur 740 639 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    This could actually be really powerful. Windfury and Rush are a really great combo, and finding a 3-Health minion to hit first shouldn't be too difficult. It's definitely going to be very good in Arena, and I think I wouldn't bet against it finding a home in 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

    Might be good, but at the same time seems too vanilla that it falls by the wayside.

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

    Bad card, seems like they intentionally make Windfury cards bad. The new legendary Windfury minion is kind of an exception to this rule.

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