New Rogue Spell - Contraband Stash

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4978 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    A new Rare Rogue Spell, Contraband Stash, has been revealed!

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

    Smol Tess (or Build your own Puzzlebox if you will)

    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

    Tess Greymane but only for 5 cards, and its random. I like it! You can semi-control what happens, considering you have had to play the cards so they enter the pool, AND Contraband Stash doesn't get transformed by Cera'thine Fleetrunner so that's also good. And obviously you can Preparation it down to 3 mana. This will see play in burgle rogue.

    In wild it will obviously see play in burgle rogue. Why NOT play Mini-tess alongside Tess Greymane? :D

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

    Tess in a spell! Now just if there was a way to consistently get big minions from other classes...

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  • Swizard's Avatar
    Content Squad 1190 906 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    This is great.

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

    [Hearthstone Card (Test Greymane) Not Found] for the new Burgle Rogue decks. This is mostly just a fun, meme card that I can't wait to mess around with.

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

    In standard its a thinly disguised christmas tree.

    What this can do is staggering enough that I think its just good, and will get better in time. And since you have a good control over what you get, its unlikely to backfire.

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

    Are you saying this is just going to copy a bunch of secrets? :)

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

    Are you saying this is just going to copy a bunch of secrets? :)

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    Yeah. Just grab secrets from hanar and before you know it you have a 5 mana card that basically invalidates your opponent's entire turn.

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

    I'll be honest I kind of forgot Hanar existed.

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  • AngryShuckie's Avatar
    1705 1729 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I love that the art and flavour text references the briefcase in Pulp Fiction, which is as close to Tess' "You have no idea what I'm capable of" as a spell can come since it won't have voicelines of its own.

    Mechanically, I have noticed it has potential to be HS' first true infinite loop (which isn't dependent on apm and the turn timer). Most cards cannot generate themselves anymore, but Tess is an exception and she will summon copies of herself if you have a) played her before and b) changed class. (I guess it's because there is no RNG involved in what she replays.) With Tess that isn't overly helpful because she doesn't activate minion's battlecries, but Contraband Stash doing the same thing would replay its whole effect because it is a spell. So as long as you have not played more than 5 rogue cards at the time you play the second Stash, it should loop effects infinitely when it replays the first copy.

    Obviously infinite loops are bad news for code, so I expect a cap will be introduced if it doesn't already exist. But for all we know at the moment you should be able to get practically infinite damage from looping, say, Sinister Strikes.

    Changing class from rogue is normally far from trivial and requires a lot of luck to steal a hero card (Maestra won't help here). With Vanessa VanCleef and people using hero cards a lot at the start of the expansion, that should actually be quite easy when the expansion launches. 

    Of course the deck would never be meta viable, not least because the opponent just has to not play a hero card and then you're stuck relying on whatever 24+ neutral cards you run, but it is neat from a theorycrafting perspective so I thought I'd share it.

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

    (5) mana replay 5 cards ; cool concept - body-less mini-Tess

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  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar
    485 877 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    As an ex-burgle main and all out Tess fanboy, this card makes me cry. Burgle Rogue struggles in wild and if this were a 2 mana card it would still be cumbersome because the set up (you want it to go off on big effects...not small ones... And you'd want it to cast all five).

     

    At 5 mana most times that 5 mana is wasted. Really sad they went so safe with it but I'm sure I'll mess around with it in my highlander burgle Rogue 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

    Seems... playable. At least the burgle rogue enthusiasts will experiment with it and Cera'thine Fleetrunner. Most times it'll be inconsistent though as you'd be replaying random cards that might be below average. Maybe could be paired in a deathrattle rogue deck with Reconnaissance

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

    Mini Tess Greymane with two copies, go for the casino burgle rogue

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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 is probably only good because Cera'thine Fleetrunner exists. Shadowjeweler Hanar could work too.

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

    Between Cera'thine Fleetrunner and Reconnaissance this could easily summon a full board for cheap, and getting that twice is amazing. You'd probably want to limit the number of spells from another class that you cast to avoid mistargets or low impact randomness here, so while the Burgle Rogue archetype probably still includes cards like Swashburglar, Shadowjeweler Hanar and Keywarden Ivory (to help ensure Double Agent and Wildpaw Gnoll value), you'd have to be pretty thoughtful about when to use them.

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

    One thing that gets me about the way that this is worded, will this trigger 5 more from Tess Greymane?

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

    It's nice because you have a little bit more of control over this than Tess but still it all depends on quality of cards burgled so while the card present ok value, it might not have the game winning factor on it.

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

    Burgle Rogue has never been great and without the weapon there isn't much lasting payoff to try and make it work in standard right now. It will be fun, I'm sure I'll try this in wild in conjunction with Tess Greymane.

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

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