New Paladin Spell - Sand Breath

  • Arthas's Avatar 285 805 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 7 months ago

    A new Common Paladin Spell, Sand Breath, has been revealed!

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Squad 565 762 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 7 months ago

    More Dragon synergy Pog

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Servant of Illidan 830 1408 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 7 months ago

    Divine Strength + divine shield? sounds great... finally a decent dragon synergy card for paladin..

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  • CyberBandit's Avatar Snow-Covered 75 22 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 7 months ago

    Why can't they just stay consistent with the way they write the text.

    Why switch "if you're holding a Dragon" to AFTER the effect now?

    Love your work, Blizzard... 🙄

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 610 1075 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From CyberBandit

    Why can't they just stay consistent with the way they write the text.

    Why switch "if you're holding a Dragon" to AFTER the effect now?

    Love your work, Blizzard... 🙄

    It just works how the text describes. If you are not holding a dragon it just gives +1/+2 to a minion. If there is a dragon in your hand it also gives divine shield.

    Sorry but there is no inconsistency here.

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 330 567 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 7 months ago

    Even though it's solid, I'm just not sure how useful this effect really is.

    Hand of Protection has never been good. And Divine Strength has never been good.

    In a 30 card deck, I'm not sure this makes the cut. It would have to be a really zoo-y dragon paladin...and even then, I'm suspicious.

     

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 980 1860 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From CyberBandit

    Why can't they just stay consistent with the way they write the text.

    Why switch "if you're holding a Dragon" to AFTER the effect now?

    Love your work, Blizzard... 🙄

    It just works how the text describes. If you are not holding a dragon it just gives +1/+2 to a minion. If there is a dragon in your hand it also gives divine shield.

    Sorry but there is no inconsistency here.

    The card will always give a minion +1/+2 whether or not you are holding a dragon. But it will only give divine shield if you are holding a dragon, so I should think it would read "Give a minion +1/+2. If you are holding a dragon, give it Divine Shield" but instead it says "Give a minion +1/+2. Give it divine shield if you are holding a dragon".

    If this card was consistent with other dragon cards it would say 'if you're holding a dragon' before the ability that wants you to be holding a dragon, but this card says 'if you're holding a dragon' after the ability. 

    I am not 100% sure if this is accurate, this is just how I think it should work.

    First rule of the English language: Their our know rules.

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 610 1075 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From CyberBandit

    Why can't they just stay consistent with the way they write the text.

    Why switch "if you're holding a Dragon" to AFTER the effect now?

    Love your work, Blizzard... 🙄

    It just works how the text describes. If you are not holding a dragon it just gives +1/+2 to a minion. If there is a dragon in your hand it also gives divine shield.

    Sorry but there is no inconsistency here.

    The card will always give a minion +1/+2 whether or not you are holding a dragon. But it will only give divine shield if you are holding a dragon, so I should think it would read "Give a minion +1/+2. If you are holding a dragon, give it Divine Shield" but instead it says "Give a minion +1/+2. Give it divine shield if you are holding a dragon".

    If this card was consistent with other dragon cards it would say 'if you're holding a dragon' before the ability that wants you to be holding a dragon, but this card says 'if you're holding a dragon' after the ability. 

    I am not 100% sure if this is accurate, this is just how I think it should work.

    we'd said same things already. If you look awarely, there is a dot after +1/+2. It basically has 2 effects in 1 spell and "If you're holding a dragon" part is still before the effect which is about holding dragon, that's the divine shield part.

    They taught us "if" sentences as they are same when you say "if I can come home earlier, we might go to the cinema" or "We might go to the cinema if I can come home earlier." So I get it like there is no inconsistency here.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 980 1860 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From CyberBandit

    Why can't they just stay consistent with the way they write the text.

    Why switch "if you're holding a Dragon" to AFTER the effect now?

    Love your work, Blizzard... 🙄

    It just works how the text describes. If you are not holding a dragon it just gives +1/+2 to a minion. If there is a dragon in your hand it also gives divine shield.

    Sorry but there is no inconsistency here.

    The card will always give a minion +1/+2 whether or not you are holding a dragon. But it will only give divine shield if you are holding a dragon, so I should think it would read "Give a minion +1/+2. If you are holding a dragon, give it Divine Shield" but instead it says "Give a minion +1/+2. Give it divine shield if you are holding a dragon".

    If this card was consistent with other dragon cards it would say 'if you're holding a dragon' before the ability that wants you to be holding a dragon, but this card says 'if you're holding a dragon' after the ability. 

    I am not 100% sure if this is accurate, this is just how I think it should work.

    we'd said same things already. If you look awarely, there is a dot after +1/+2. It basically has 2 effects in 1 spell and "If you're holding a dragon" part is still before the effect which is about holding dragon, that's the divine shield part.

    They taught us "if" sentences as they are same when you say "if I can come home earlier, we might go to the cinema" or "We might go to the cinema if I can come home earlier." So I get it like there is no inconsistency here.

    look at cards like Breath of Dreams, Corrosive Breath, Lightning Breath, and Molten Breath. All of them say "do effect X. If your holding a dragon, do effect Y". Sand Breath is the only dragon card in existence that says "if your holding a dragon" at the end of the card.

    You are right in that it is grammatically correct, but it is not consistent with other Hearthstone cards. 

    First rule of the English language: Their our know rules.

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 610 1075 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From CyberBandit

    Why can't they just stay consistent with the way they write the text.

    Why switch "if you're holding a Dragon" to AFTER the effect now?

    Love your work, Blizzard... 🙄

    It just works how the text describes. If you are not holding a dragon it just gives +1/+2 to a minion. If there is a dragon in your hand it also gives divine shield.

    Sorry but there is no inconsistency here.

    The card will always give a minion +1/+2 whether or not you are holding a dragon. But it will only give divine shield if you are holding a dragon, so I should think it would read "Give a minion +1/+2. If you are holding a dragon, give it Divine Shield" but instead it says "Give a minion +1/+2. Give it divine shield if you are holding a dragon".

    If this card was consistent with other dragon cards it would say 'if you're holding a dragon' before the ability that wants you to be holding a dragon, but this card says 'if you're holding a dragon' after the ability. 

    I am not 100% sure if this is accurate, this is just how I think it should work.

    we'd said same things already. If you look awarely, there is a dot after +1/+2. It basically has 2 effects in 1 spell and "If you're holding a dragon" part is still before the effect which is about holding dragon, that's the divine shield part.

    They taught us "if" sentences as they are same when you say "if I can come home earlier, we might go to the cinema" or "We might go to the cinema if I can come home earlier." So I get it like there is no inconsistency here.

    look at cards like Breath of Dreams, Corrosive Breath, Lightning Breath, and Molten Breath. All of them say "do effect X. If your holding a dragon, do effect Y". Sand Breath is the only dragon card in existence that says "if your holding a dragon" at the end of the card.

    You are right in that it is grammatically correct, but it is not consistent with other Hearthstone cards. 

    Still there is not any inconsistency. "if you're holding a dragon, Give it Divine Shield." and "Give it Divine Shield if you are holding a dragon." are same sentences. There is not any ambiguity.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 980 1860 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From KANSAS

    look at cards like Breath of Dreams, Corrosive Breath, Lightning Breath, and Molten Breath. All of them say "do effect X. If your holding a dragon, do effect Y". Sand Breath is the only dragon card in existence that says "if your holding a dragon" at the end of the card.

    You are right in that it is grammatically correct, but it is not consistent with other Hearthstone cards. 

    Still there is not any inconsistency. "if you're holding a dragon, Give it Divine Shield." and "Give it Divine Shield if you are holding a dragon." are same sentences. There is not any ambiguity.

    They are both the same sentence, and they both mean the same thing, but the way the sentence is formatted is different than on the other cards, and is therefore, an inconsistency.

    First rule of the English language: Their our know rules.

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 610 1075 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From KANSAS

    look at cards like Breath of Dreams, Corrosive Breath, Lightning Breath, and Molten Breath. All of them say "do effect X. If your holding a dragon, do effect Y". Sand Breath is the only dragon card in existence that says "if your holding a dragon" at the end of the card.

    You are right in that it is grammatically correct, but it is not consistent with other Hearthstone cards. 

    Still there is not any inconsistency. "if you're holding a dragon, Give it Divine Shield." and "Give it Divine Shield if you are holding a dragon." are same sentences. There is not any ambiguity.

    They are both the same sentence, and they both mean the same thing, but the way the sentence is formatted is different than on the other cards, and is therefore, an inconsistency.

    What you are doing here is finding fault with anything blizzard do. It is just funny how you defend yourself with a meaningless sentence differencies between cards. It is not like the difference between "Adapt 2 times" "adapt, then adapt" or " adapt twice". It is just same sentences in different order, doesn't even mislead people.

    Why are we arguing this? it is just silly.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 980 1860 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 7 months ago
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From Almaniarra
    Quote From KANSAS

    look at cards like Breath of Dreams, Corrosive Breath, Lightning Breath, and Molten Breath. All of them say "do effect X. If your holding a dragon, do effect Y". Sand Breath is the only dragon card in existence that says "if your holding a dragon" at the end of the card.

    You are right in that it is grammatically correct, but it is not consistent with other Hearthstone cards. 

    Still there is not any inconsistency. "if you're holding a dragon, Give it Divine Shield." and "Give it Divine Shield if you are holding a dragon." are same sentences. There is not any ambiguity.

    They are both the same sentence, and they both mean the same thing, but the way the sentence is formatted is different than on the other cards, and is therefore, an inconsistency.

    What you are doing here is finding fault with anything blizzard do. It is just funny how you defend yourself with a meaningless sentence differencies between cards. It is not like the difference between "Adapt 2 times" "adapt, then adapt" or " adapt twice". It is just same sentences in different order, doesn't even mislead people.

    Why are we arguing this? it is just silly.

    I am not trying to hate on blizzard simply for the sake of hating on blizzard. 

    That one guy mentioned that this card was inconsistent with other dragon cards, and I was just trying to explain why. 

    You are right though that this argument is a little silly. So lets just agree to disagree and end it here.

    First rule of the English language: Their our know rules.

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  • Zwane's Avatar Wizard 260 423 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 7 months ago

    I think they wrote it like this so the line breaking was better this way.  The sentence "If you're holding a Dragon"  is so long it would probably end up like 

    Give a minion +1/+2 

    If You're holding a dragon give

    it Divine Shield

    Which would be ugly. I strongly suspect something like this was the reason to use this wording in this case, and they did not want to have two half sentences on one line.

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  • ArcanisDF's Avatar 320 201 Posts Joined 08/01/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    with more dragon sinergy this could be a 3 stars card

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  • Joda's Avatar Servant of Illidan 275 147 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Arena card i guess?

    Never netdeck, craft Whizbang instead!

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  • RavenSunHS's Avatar Refreshment Vendor 615 1243 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    This card could only be strong in some Dragon Divine Shield Paladin.

    But in a generic Dragonadin, i can only see it as a deck filler, not really relevant.

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  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 460 626 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    I managed to put together a pretty decent Dragon Paladin deck during RoS and this will slot into very nicely. I think as a class, Paladin is probably the one that has the best "starting position" to build a good Standard Dragon deck relative to the other classes thanks to Dragon Speaker and Bronze Herald - both of which will be in Standard after rotation unlike the Dragon cards for say Hunter (from Witchwood) and Warrior (from Rumble) that will rotate.

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  • johnyDI's Avatar Island 175 172 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Such effect for so just 1 mana is insane if used in an aggro deck trying to win by turn 6-7. But those decks don't usually play dragons. Dragons are more midrange/control minions, and in those decks this effect is at the very much "meh".

    If we get an aggressive dragon this will be good when you want to dump minions and stats as early as possible.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 560 839 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Seems fine, but Divine Strength and Hand of Protection aren't exactly good cards. Does combining them and including a Dragon requirement end that problem? Hard to say.

    If you have the time, you should totally check out our weekly Hearthstone card design competitions! :D

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