New Mage Minion - Gaia, the Techtonic

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1155 4356 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    A new Legendary Mage Minion, Fluffy Automaton, has been revealed!

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  • Avalon's Avatar
    Content Admin Salty Dog 1470 1812 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Mech Mage is back. Let's goooo

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  • darkjak's Avatar
    Shadow Rager 595 667 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Missile Launcher for combo players

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1915 4025 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Imagine comparing unfavorably to Mordresh. Needs mech support then we can talk about it, otherwise it's just an Arena card

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar
    Ice Rager 835 630 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    If the board consistently matters in standard again, this might see play, but even then this is too expensive at 8 mana. And why is this in Mage? This feels like a Warrior card at first glance. 

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1735 2998 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    I'm not seeing what Colossal does for this.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1045 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Looks ok ... ....

     

    Mech Mage comeback!!!!! .... maybe .... :) 

     

    Still not sure how colossal works ... but i guess this could be played because of the ability ? 

     

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  • FortyDust's Avatar
    Pumpkin 1135 1644 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    @Hydrafrog: Well ... it summons three minions at once and gives them all an extra kick when they attack.

    Yes, you could write a much longer text box to encompass all that, but that's the whole point of keywords. They shorthand complicated effects.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 789 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Not hugely impressive by it's self. I am not really sure this will be viable in either format. In Standard I can't comment for sure until I see the 2022 Core set. In Wild, Mech Mage is far too sluggish to ever see the light of day.

    HOWEVER, if there is Mech tribe support for Mage this year that would please me. But mostly cause I like the concept and droids overall.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar
    Global Moderator Lissandra 1560 1906 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Should'a been 2 damage per swing, I think. While it might be balanced at a glance - hard to say without practice - it just doesn't feel powerful. Still, I loved Mech Mage back in the day, and I'm ready for its return!

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  • linkblade91's Avatar
    Global Moderator Lissandra 1560 1906 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Tetsuo

    If the board consistently matters in standard again, this might see play, but even then this is too expensive at 8 mana. And why is this in Mage? This feels like a Warrior card at first glance. 

    I mean, Mechs are only a Warrior thing because Hearthstone deemed it so in the past; there's nothing sacred connecting the two of them together. If the Warlock can have Murlocs, then why can't Mage have Mechs? It's more natural for them to have it, anyway, given the Mechs are powered by magic.

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  • Avalon's Avatar
    Content Admin Salty Dog 1470 1812 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From linkblade91

    Should'a been 2 damage per swing, I think. While it might be balanced at a glance - hard to say without practice - it just doesn't feel powerful. Still, I loved Mech Mage back in the day, and I'm ready for its return!

    You gotta consider that the effect applies to Mechs that are already on the board too

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2385 2691 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Mech Mage ?! 


    Also, fluffy ^^

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1165 1644 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Very interesting card. It's basically a big removal minion, and also a finisher if you have a bunch of mechs already on board. Seems pretty good. It probably plays a similar role as Mordresh Fire Eye, however Gaia, the Techtonic can be generated by cards such as Azsharan Sweeper. Oh and if it survives a turn, remember that Gaia, the Techtonics text says "friendly mech" which means that it's effect also triggers after it attacks. Also mech mage might consider running Deeprun Engineer in order to either lower the cost of Gaia, the Techtonic or to discover one.

    I feel like mech mage still needs some more support, but with cards like these it might actually see play. It looks like a very fun deck to play regardless!

     

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1600 3978 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    Its obviously compares badly with modresh, but it does have one thing going for it: if you can consistently flood the board with mechs, this is just a finisher that has no other requirement other than drawing and playing it, something modresh doesn't necessarily enjoy.

    The card can only get better as more mechs are revealed down the line. If magnetic, along with stuff like Zilliax gets back into core, then we might just have a winner here, even if modresh boast a superior effect, because the current wildfire mage is really just a combination of non-synergistic cards, of which mech mage may not suffer from.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1740 945 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

    So at least 2 damage to all enemies, plus 2 each to 2 minions, assuming there's minions to rush the drills into, but why would you play this against an empty board? Nice. Even better if there end up being other mechs that Mage wants to put in a deck.

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 599 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Mech Mage, but also doesn't need to be in a Mech deck, since it summons some Mechs with Rush by itself. Could be very powerful if you already have a board of Mechs, but just with the two Arms I think this can be good enough to see play in a slow Mage deck that isn't running a whole lot of Mechs.

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  • KillaFIsh's Avatar
    360 233 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think that based on the Mech Cards that have been released, there is just not enough support for a Mech mage to be competitively viable unfortunately.  However, if more support comes down the line, this card will be an excellent finisher/comeback card for Mech Mage.  You get rush, you get board clear, and you get a body left on board at a bare minimum.  

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  • KillaFIsh's Avatar
    360 233 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think that based on the Mech Cards that have been released, there is just not enough support for a Mech mage to be competitively viable unfortunately.  However, if more support comes down the line, this card will be an excellent finisher/comeback card for Mech Mage.  You get rush, you get board clear, and you get a body left on board at a bare minimum.  

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1910 1707 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Pretty nice board clear attacked to a Colossal minion with a guaranteed 2 damage AOE if your opponent has minions on board. Even mech printed with rush will be insane with this legendary going forward so I'm sure Gaia will see play with each new expansion release.

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