New Neutral Minion - Frantic Hippogryph

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, Frantic Hippogryph, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1680 3573 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 1015 1416 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days 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 Wizard 1075 589 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Pack filler.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1320 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 750 901 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 1485 3308 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 915 1005 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 905 929 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 Skeleton 2190 2505 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days 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 Alterac Academic 1665 1371 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 3 days 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,

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

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

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Drek'Thar 1520 721 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days 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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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1050 641 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Conditionally useful in constructed. Might be good in Arena?

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 890 1154 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day 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 425 155 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day 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 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day 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 Lion's Guard 1050 712 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 4 days, 18 hours 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 Community Manager Buried Alive 1470 1066 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 2 days, 1 hour 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? 

    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, 2 hours 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 1100 489 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 17 hours ago

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

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