New Paladin Minion - Kotori Lightblade

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 990 3134 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    A new Legendary Paladin Minion, Kotori Lightblade, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3965 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Requires two other cards for his effect to matter, but at least you can just jam him on two and go ham if he lives.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2994 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    I am SOOOOOOO glad that Librams won't be in Standard for this.  Granted it is a priority removal, since it just double up your buffs.  But still, the idea of dropping a reduced cost buff on it and then it hitting something else is not the best thing to see on the other side of the board,

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  • Fistfighter's Avatar
    120 20 Posts Joined 01/20/2022
    Posted 2 months ago

    This is just worse Voraxx, right? And Voraxx saw zero playin a meta where Buff Paladin was pushed as an archetype

     

    so unless there's some bonkers holy spell in the set, it's a dead card

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  • Tumbleweedovski's Avatar
    Protector of Elwynn 1420 577 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    The Voraxx was the card that came to my mind as well, but this is two mana cheaper and has a better base statline which is a big difference. So no, this is not a worse Voraxx.

    Arena > Wild > Standard

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1607 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Thank yogg that Libram of Wisdom rotates. Still, considering paladin often plays a lot of holy spell buff cards i bet it will see play. 

    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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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3886 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Its not a bad 2 drop on its own, and its practically a soft taunt of which your opponent will never allow to live. Paladin is facing an existential crisis in the next meta, so there's always a chance that team5 have printed a boatload of good holy spells that'll make this card nuts.

    Right now however, Im just upset that Noble Mount is not a holy spell.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1695 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months ago

    This guy is going to be scary throughout it's existence in standard. Might even restrict the design space for holy spells. The fact that it's a 2 mana legendary also means it'll be very easy to play him and weave in some holy spells to buff the other minions on your board.

    We'd have to wait for the core set changes to see what other holy spells Paladin will get

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    For 2 Mana i guess it is decent enough to see play even tough Librams will be gone this could get dangerous if left alive!

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 784 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    I understand why they waited to print a card like this after the Libram package cycles to Wild. Too bad handbuff is just better than Librams in Wild.

    That said Paladin has a monopoly on good buff Holy spells. This will see play.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Don't underestimate Paladin's capacity to swarm and buff their boards.
    (2) mana seems rather cheap to multiply your buffs too, with or without discount! 

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

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    Yay, now Paladin gets to double up on its buffs. There doesn't seem to be that many target holy buff spells, so maybe it won't be too op. At least Hand of A'dal is leaving. The closest card to this in effect looks to be Djinni of Zephyrs. I've never heard of that card being powerful, but I imagine this will work better due to the lower mana cost.

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  • Fistfighter's Avatar
    120 20 Posts Joined 01/20/2022
    Posted 2 months ago
    Quote From Tumbleweedovski

    The Voraxx was the card that came to my mind as well, but this is two mana cheaper and has a better base statline which is a big difference. So no, this is not a worse Voraxx.

    Yes, Kotori is 2 mana cheaper, but it requires you to have an additional minion on the board AND only Holy Spells work with it.  Voraxx would create the minion for you for free and it works with every spell.

    One thing I didn't consider is that Voraxx would put the spell on a sleeping minion, while Kotori can put it on an active minion instead, meaning for 2 more Mana you can double your Holy Spell. But once again, that's only a strong combo if they print a good holy spell to use with it. Because so far there's only Blessing of Kings in standard (and they might remove it from Core set, and even if, 6 mana give minions 8/8 is not a very good deal these days)

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 598 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    A cheap, flexible minion that repeats buff spells so you can get even more value from them. Should be a good card for a Buff Paladin that runs a lot of Holy spells, even with Hand of A'dal rotating. It's too cheap and too flexible to not get at least a chance in the meta.

    I have spoken.

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1335 628 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    Man does it look sad without Librams to support it. Really needs Holy buff cards and we're just fresh out of them.

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  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1290 969 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    It has good stats and a strong effect. With Librams rotating, it shouldn't be that scary in Standard, but he might really shine in Wild!

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