New Demon Hunter Spell - Abyssal Depths

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 920 2968 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A new Common Demon Hunter Spell, Abyssal Depths, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3962 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This scares me beyond reason. 4-mana draw 2 is awful in any context even as a tutor...unless whatever you're tutoring will allow you to win the game really hard...and that is a very threatening image considering most of the combo stuff is rotating at this point.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 784 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    It is cycling tools, which is always relevant. How good it will be hinges on how many smalls DH wants to run in Standard.

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  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 598 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I'm interested to see what kind of DH decks would use this; clearly it's a deck that wants to tutor specific minions, whether for a game ending combo or just a very powerful one. This could be really good to get Wayward Sage to guarantee mana discounts, or, if you're going really heavy on other minions, Sunken Defector. Or, you could just run a bunch of spells and use this to tutor Kazakusan.

    I have spoken.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3871 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Its a card you put into combo decks. In nearly every other deck, its just too slow as card draw.

    Right out of the bat, you can easily slot this to tutor out Lady S'theno and Wayward Sage. And if you can play the sage immediately, then you've just guaranteed a discount on lady stheno which is quite scary.

    Perhaps in quest dhunter, you can tutor out spell damage minions or just plain Persistent Peddler to finish off the quest even faster. The deck might play this just to draw 2, since it losts a good deal of its draw options.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1606 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    4 mana draw 2 sounds HORRIBLE, but actually it's AMAZING. This tutors your 2 lowest cost MINIONS. This means that BIG DH can both tutor Vanndar Stormpike AND is able to theoretically run 2 4 mana minions. Imagine BIG DH but they can run both Vanndar Stormpike and another 4 drop like Kazakus, Golem Shaper which will both work after casting 1 Abyssal Depths. Of course that means only running 1 copy of Abyssal Depths though cuz kazakus... Maybe not the best example.

    In Questline or some other DH deck you could tutor out other cards such as Lady S'theno and other mana cheaty cards, which sounds good as well.

    This card will see a LOT of play in slower DH archetypes, and OTK DHs.

    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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  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1687 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This draw spell just screams big Demon or combo DH even though I have no idea what both archetypes will look like after rotation. This card will slot into decks that want to draw specific cards like the above mentions (Vanndar Stormpike and Lady S'theno). But ofc there will be more and more specific minions you'll want to draw as new expansions are released, so if Abyssal Depths is bad this expansion, it might be good in the next one.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    At first glance .... meh ... but the more i think about this card, the more i think this will see play. Maybe combo but this sound pretty good for Big Demons and maybe there are some OTK Shenanigans with the new Legendary that attacks after a spell so you could tutor this one .... 

     

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  • JackJimson's Avatar
    640 628 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A very high premium on a a tutor, but very justified  IMO.  Especially if those tutored cards are the deck's wincon.  Very good synergy with Vanndar Stormpike where it needs to be the cheapest card anyway. This will vastly improve the consistency of a big DH deck.

    Of course, outside of decks built around it, drawing 2 for 4 is very inefficient. 

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1335 628 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    DH has a plethora of good draw options, so it's really telling when they make this one over-costed for it's effect. Likely to make Vanndar tutoring not as strong, but there's not much Big DH cards left around after rotation... Unless Core Set...?

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This could be pretty nice. Maybe in a deck with just a couple cheap minions that you want to tutor out. Or at least cheaper than the rest. Still, this is 4 mana, so you won't be playing those minions really early.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    On one hand, tutoring is great x2, on the other ... (4) mana is rather expensive, on curve; in most cases, your turn 4 would be better used increasing board presence/pressure. Not too sure what to make of this, unless your 2 lowest cost minions are really worth it?

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  • KillaFIsh's Avatar
    360 233 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

    4 mana is way to expensive for draw in DH, I don't see any deck wanting to play that slow, even with tutored draw.  Not even sure what you would want to draw with this, honestly.

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

    Okay so now that I've seen the whole set I do not understand why this costs as much as it does.  Would Vanndar DH be really such a massive problem?

    Maybe it was toned down with future sets in mind...

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    Seems a bit too expensive for what it does, and it's a Shadow spell instead of Fel, so no Jace Darkweaver synergy. Doubt this will see any play, sadly.

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