New Neutral Minion - Excavation Specialist

Voyage to the Sunken City
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 990 3134 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months ago

    A new Common Neutral Minion, Excavation Specialist, has been revealed!

    Excavation Specialist Card Image

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

    There was a time where I doubted SI:7 Skulker could even feature in standard. Proven wrong then. And this card is an even bigger version and more consistent with its effect.

    So if nothing else, if midrange comes back so will this card be playable. And honestly, sometimes having a 1 mana discount is all you need to gain an insurmountable advantage.

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

    No tribal tag, high cost and no immediate effect. Sunken treasures wouuld have to be very good for this to be any kind of useful

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    Meh, just an arena card.

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

    Looked decent at first but now im not sure this will see play outside of arena or if it is going to be discovered in some way ... 

    sure if there will be some good dredge decks with treasures and colossals this could work but still , i think there will be better cards you would play over this one. 

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

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

    Meh... too costly

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

    Looks like most "sunken" cards aren't very expensive, so maybe this won't be all that helpful.  Maybe most useful with Ambassador Faelin, since colossals are so far all pretty expensive.

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

    Yea nope, not including this card in standard. Arena is her place to shine

    Flavor text is neat though: With the jungles of Un’goro mapped out and the ruins of Uldum fully uncovered, explorers have to go a little out of their depth in their search of the great unknown.

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

    It's fine. Probably at its best in decks with minions like Ambassador Faelin or Sunken minions to "tutor" those cards, but there are cheaper ways to Dredge so really the only reason anyone would run this is for the mana reduction. Not likely to shake the meta up.

    I have spoken.

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 910 944 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Very powerful, you know exactly what you get and can manage to use your mana efficiently

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    I'm not feeling that one. Kinda filler'esq to me

    With the jungles of Un’goro mapped out and the ruins of Uldum fully uncovered, explorers have to go a little out of their depth in their search of the great unknown.

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

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

    Seems expensive for the dredge effect, and the classes that want to dredge often have better effects than a light discount.

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

    The stats aren't bad, but I don't think it justifies running it. Might be more of an Arena card than anything, and an average one at that.

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