New Hunter Minion - Hydralodon

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

    A new Legendary Hunter Minion, Hydralodon, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1915 4026 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Actually insane, for just 7-mana you get a full boardclear. Unironically, what are they thinking? I'd put this in current Face Hunter and it would do decently, but in a dedicated Vanndar deck this probably just wins games Dr. Boom--style. The only thing holding it back is if you summon it from the deck it loses the tempo potental but that'S probably good because otherwise it'd be broken.

     

     

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Wailor's Avatar
    Design Champion 530 529 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Actually insane, for just 7-mana you get a full boardclear. Unironically, what are they thinking? I'd put this in current Face Hunter and it would do decently, but in a dedicated Vanndar deck this probably just wins games Dr. Boom--style. The only thing holding it back is if you summon it from the deck it loses the tempo potental but that'S probably good because otherwise it'd be broken.

    It's not a board clear, it's 3 damage to two things, plus a big body and four little ones. Which is good, but I think you were missinterpreting its effect.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1915 4026 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From Wailor
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Actually insane, for just 7-mana you get a full boardclear. Unironically, what are they thinking? I'd put this in current Face Hunter and it would do decently, but in a dedicated Vanndar deck this probably just wins games Dr. Boom--style. The only thing holding it back is if you summon it from the deck it loses the tempo potental but that'S probably good because otherwise it'd be broken.

    It's not a board clear, it's 3 damage to two things, plus a big body and four little ones. Which is good, but I think you were missinterpreting its effect.

    Yeah I quickly realized the mistake, but I forgot to change the first sentence.

    Either way, it's still kinda nuts for the cost. Boom could never.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • KillaFIsh's Avatar
    360 233 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I mean, it's certainly a Hydra.  I think the clear along with the many small minions left over is strong, however, it don't quite see what deck this would be run in.  Love the design, name, and flavor, and I hope it finds its place though.

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  • theo333's Avatar
    Outlandish Rager 860 644 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Elusive, Divine Shield to protect the body. Also make cheap copies.

    I wonder of Dormancy counts.

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  • Synnr7's Avatar
    980 553 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Very cool and flavorful. I'm sad that the heads won't have rush if I Wing Commander Ickman them but that would be too much. Still a strong card. 

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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

    I like him. You get two 3 Attack Rushers, and then they die to give you 4 3/1 bodies. And, if your opponent can't kill him, then you can potentially fill the board with 3/1 bodies. Maybe the 7 mana cost is a bit too expensive, but we have ways of working around that. Also, I can't wait to do some Dire Frenzy capital-S Stuff with this Beast.

    I have spoken.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1600 3980 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    You deal 6 damage and put up four 3/1s on board, on top of a must kill 5/5. Its basically malicia without the conditions most of the time.

    It gets better with Revive Pet and Emergency Maneuvers, ensuring that this hydra will stay on to test your opponent's removal options. Because even if you remove the head, there's still the four 3/1s waiting to devour your face next turn.

    Unfortunately the rush is granted via battlecry, but that's to be expected. Just imagine if it were an aura effect.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1055 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Love the flavour and also love the card. Very strong and could also end games early on. Also it's a beast so could be good for big beast hunter!

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1920 1712 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Very cool flavor for this colossal but it just gives the main body heavy taunt to remove, the rush on the appendages is neat though, so most times you'll be getting 4 extra appendages before your opponent removes the body. 

    It's also a deterrent against small AOE below 5 damage 

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

    7 mana 5/5 deal 6 dmg summon 2 3/1s that summon an additional 4 3/1s and even more if Hydralodon doesn't get killed. So if Hydralodon does get killed instantly it's still a minimum of 7 mana 23/11 worth of stats across multiple bodies. (1x Hydralodon + 6x 3/1s)

    This is an insane legendary that might just win games on the spot. Wow, but of course there are tools against this. Silence effects are good, and in this set we got Smothering Starfish. Also once Hydralodon is gone Spammy Arcanist can also clear the board easely. So there are tools that people can run in order to counter this, but even then it's still a really strong collosal minion that requires your opponent to spend a lot of recourses on removing 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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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1750 947 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Too bad only the first pair of heads will get rush, but I suppose this would be broken otherwise. I'm not sure how great a pair of 3/1s is on turn 7, but they'll probably be able to kill at least one thing. Then they'll leave 4 3/1s. This is sounding like a pretty good card.

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

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

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  • Geno9999's Avatar
    Pirate King 1355 628 Posts Joined 11/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Really good for Big Beast Hunter, and can be a pain to deal with once on the board too.

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  • Draketh's Avatar
    Darkmaster 1300 969 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Not sure how viable this will be, but I love the art and the concept. I'd play it just because it's awesome!

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