New Mage Minion - Trench Surveyor

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1155 4356 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    A new Rare Mage Minion, Trench Surveyor, has been revealed!

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  • Fluxflashor's Avatar
    Administrator 1845 2709 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Mech Mage is 100% back! One of my all-time favourite archetypes returning to Hearthstone. DIS GONNA BE A GOOD YEAR.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1045 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Yes, Mech Mage surely will make a comeback and this card looks very good!

    2 Mana 3/2 is decent on it`s own and the ability makes this even stronger!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1915 4025 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Basically Sightless Watcher but with an upside. As with all the other Mech cards, it depends entirely on the Core set.

    Does mean that Mage finally has a solid Minion shell and doesn't need to fill their deck with Neutral cards whenever they want to play Big Spells.

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    It was awful.

  • JackJimson's Avatar
    640 628 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Definitely core in mech mage for gas. Drawing a minion while developing a 3/2 body is very good. Flexible enough that you can pick burn instead of mech as a finisher.

  • Caro's Avatar
    1910 1707 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Oh very nice mech mage support that will 100% see play coz Trench Surveyor has decent stats, low cost with basically the discover mechanic from your deck. Mech mage will most likely have a few mechs, so most times you'll draw the mech you want.


  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1165 1644 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Sightless Watcher but more flexible because it can instantly draw a card. That seems really good. You could also compare this to Harbor Scamp but for mechs and Trench Surveyor has +1 attack... in mech decks. This has to be a must-include in any mech mage decks.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1600 3978 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    3/2 draw a card. Yes this will see play.

    Assuming of course that we even see mech mage at all. Something tells me we'll be seeing a lot of nagas, wildfires, and spell mage before mech mage even gets a chance at that top tier meatball and spaghetti

  • sule's Avatar
    Content Squad Space Dargon 675 599 Posts Joined 08/21/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Pseudo-Harbor Scamp for Mech Mage, which is obviously very good. The Dredge makes it both better (you potentially get to pick what Mech you draw) and worse (you might not see a Mech) than the Scamp, but this is obviously a very good card for Mech Mage and gives me hope that the archetype will be a real contender in the upcoming meta.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar
    1150 789 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    More tempo for Mage. Works for me.

  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar
    COMMENT_COUNT_700_HS 1130 715 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Sightless Watcher was always on the precipice of maybe being playable. So, even if you whiff, it's still an okay card. The potential upside of a 3/2 tutor - not just draw, but tutor - puts this into the A tier. The only way this is bad is if Mechs are bad.

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1740 945 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    This should go nice with Azsharan Sweeper. It doesn't seem very good on curve, but still looks like decent support for Mech Mage.

  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2385 2691 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Tutoring is always good, even more so when attached to a decent body and a cool tribe tag that gives everyone a nostalgic flashback. Looking forward to this!

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1345 628 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Solid card if you get the minion density to support it.

  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1290 969 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Pretty strong card. The stats aren't bad, and the effect is quite useful. Should see play.

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