New Neutral Minion - Pelican Diver

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 920 2968 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    A new Common Neutral Minion, Pelican Diver, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3962 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Probably too weak for Constructed unless there's some payoff for setting up beasts.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2993 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    one mana isn't bad for a 4 damage punch to a minion's face. 

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  • TinTinDance's Avatar
    Squirtle 180 28 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    2 of this and kodo charge hunter minion is 8 face damage

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1687 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Maybe a control deck might want to try use this? Doubtful, will probably be better in Arena or could be seen off random card generation. 

    Imagine Deathstalker Rexxar was able to discover this with his HP

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3871 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Usually cards like these are typical fodder trash stuff that was included into your packs as filler. But this one actually has applications other than being part of the bin.

    For one thing, paladin can actually capitalize on this card better than they could with Imprisoned Vilefiend, because the dormancy is only 1 turn. Play this turn 1, turn 2 buff and take a value trade. Given how difficult it is for paladin to stick a minion down if they're not starting first, this card offers an advantage in terms of tempo, and a chance to use those buffs instead of praying or waiting another 1-2 turns on a sleeping minion.

    In other decks, this is removal for 1 mana. And because of the dormancy you can easily time it to do a wipe sweep of the board, and your opponent has to play around it for 1 turn.

    All in all, this card definitely has a mountain to climb for viability. Its always going to be outclassed, but if you wanted to, you can just play this card and suffer little drawbacks Id imagine.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 784 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    It is passable for short term control e: as well as Zoo Druid if only by virtue of Dormant being difficult to interact with. How much play it will see mostly depends on how good zoo & tempo lists will be with the rest of the set & year.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1606 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    WOW, Emerald Skytalon with +2 attack, but is Dormant for 1 turn? INSANEly trash. It even looks so bad, that even in arena you might just skip it.

    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 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Meh .... seems like a filler card but nothing more!

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

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 598 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Could be OK. An aggressive Beasts deck might want this as a minion that they can play into an AoE turn so they can still have bodies on the board. Definitely depends on the player's ability to anticipate their opponent's moves.

    I have spoken.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Seems like a decent 1-drop. Pretty much anything your opponent can play will die immediately once this awakens, so they might wait until they can ping it, which might slow them down slightly.

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  • SilverWolf's Avatar
    Tauren Chieftain Addict 910 944 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Very good turn 1 play even with dormant, can kill most of 3 drops

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

    Sheeeeesh, enough with the crazy (1) drops already!

    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 ago

    I don't think it's COMPLETE filler, but it doesn't really have much upside to it. The dormant guarantees that you can put a buff on it the following turn for example, but that's about it.

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

    It does have a lot of attack and Rush, but I don't see it being very useful. Don't think it'll see any play.

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