New Neutral Minion - Blood Guard

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, Blood Guard, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Skeleton 1680 3573 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    So...I'm just gonna not attack it then.

    Next.

    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

    Lots of stats for 5 mana, but relies on minions on board. Also it seems too slow for aggro decks i.m.o. Probably a great arena card though.

    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, 6 days ago

    Arena card only.

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  • Lundy's Avatar Little Devil Teemo 1320 684 Posts Joined 06/21/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Not even good in Arena. Way too expensive and slow to be useful, and the benefit of the card is miniscule.

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar Grand Crusader 750 901 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    One word: Meh

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  • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2190 2505 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    So...I'm just gonna not attack it then.

    Next.

    lol indeed! Why would one want to damage it ... sill

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

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1485 3308 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    To get value, you need a board. And then you need your opponent to either ignore your board or not be able to deal with this minion first. And this doesn't have taunt.

    So many things need to happen, and this being a fairly vanilla minion to begin with. In other words, just play something else.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 915 1005 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Way too slow to be useful, the only way it could be good is if you could damage it yourself a bunch and then charge something at your opponent's face, but that seems like too much effort for too little pay-off.

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1570 929 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Filler card, I do not see it slotted in any existing minion heavy deck. Not even good enough for Arena I think.

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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 pack filler, but...... look at this hair, is beautiful lol

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  • Caro's Avatar Alterac Academic 1665 1371 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    If this was cheaper at like 3 mana, then it'd be good in an aggro/token deck. At 5 mana, you'd rather play game ending cards like Arbor Up. It's also more of a warrior card as it wants to take damage. Don't really see the deck this will be used in, but I'm sure the wild pros will try make an OTK with this card.

    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

    Well, Slam is a thing. Not sure if that makes this good. Maybe just less bad.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Alterac Historian 1050 641 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    I like his pretty like a pony hair. That's all the nice things I have to say about this card though.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 890 1154 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Dropping this on 5 feels bad. Maybe your opponent attacks it, but more likely you're getting no impact from it up front and your opponent will just trade into your board to limit its impact before you can pick up any buffs. It does buff itself, so that's kind of interesting, and it pairs well with Rocket Augmerchant to create a decent 6-mana AOE buff if you're trying to push for lethal with an aggro deck that lacks that kind of finishing power, but most decks that want that kind of buff (e.g. Token Druid) already have better class options. Maybe there's a Warrior deck that could proc this a bunch without a ton of effort? Probably won't see much play.

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  • edalyas's Avatar Magma Rager 425 155 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Fine arena card and another HK:Blood Guard joke.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1630 2858 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Good for arena, but other than that it may need a lot more set up than it's worth

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  • randomfan's Avatar Lion's Guard 1050 712 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 4 days, 18 hours ago

    Without rush, this becomes difficult to benefit from. Your opponent will surely get to dictate how the damage is applied to it and make it advantageous for them. I don't see this working out very often. Of course it does require immediate answer so that you don't get the opportunity to decide how to damage it. Maybe warrior with their whirlwind effects is the place for it.

    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

    Gives itself Attack too, which is... something.

    I want there to be something here with Warrior's self-damage cards, but I'm not sure you can create a wide enough board that sticks around through a few AoEs as you trigger this ability.

    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

    Pen Flinger shenanigans, Warrior Whirlwind stuff, there's a few ways to trigger his buff ability. The biggest issue is that it costs 5, which makes it a lot clunkier to trigger in a tempo-positive way. Maybe we'll see it in an OTK deck.

    I have spoken.

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