New Rogue Minion - Swiftscale Trickster

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 990 3140 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A new Rare Rogue Minion, Swiftscale Trickster, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3965 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Every expansion we get close to Deathrattle Rogue molesting the meta with the fury of a thousand suns....and yet...still no actual Deathrattles.

    I wonder if this is good enough to get Sprint back into play. Rogue certainly needs draw, but is it that desperate?

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    ALMOST a bad Prep on a stick, paired with Azsharan Vessel, Blood in the Water, and Smokescreen, it becomes... Okay?...

    Yeah, nevermind, this IS a bad Prep on a stick.

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

    Hearthstone players: Hey Blizzard, we really hate mana cheat. It makes the game less fun and usually creates meta games where one or more nerfs are needed to bring gameplay to a more healthy level. Please don't do any more cards with ridiculous mana cheat, OK?

    Blizzard: lol wut

    I have spoken.

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  • asdspartadsa's Avatar
    240 39 Posts Joined 06/02/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    And yet Prep does not allow playing 8 cost cards on turn 3-4.

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

    Worse Preparation on an overpriced stat stick. Would be un-playable if this were for any class other than Rogue.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3888 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This card is absolutely insane. Aside from the obvious synergy with Smokescreen, it basically allows you to play any spell for 4 mana, and even less following an earlier Shadowstep

    So, right on top of my head, there's Sprint, Azsharan Vessel, Blood in the Water, and obviously Smokescreen. I can only imagine that this card was printed for rogue because they're absolutely certain that they wont be printing many expensive spells for them, and that they really, really wanted us to play smokescreen.

    Good thing rogue can't access cards from other classes...oh wait. Damn

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

    That could be a huge mana cheat .... very good!

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

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1696 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    This naga alone could make Smokescreen actually playable. I feel it does limit design space for rogue though as it can become bonkers if more high cost rogue spells are released. Time will tell

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  • AngryShuckie's Avatar
    1595 1575 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Caro

    This naga alone could make Smokescreen actually playable. I feel it does limit design space for rogue though as it can become bonkers if more high cost rogue spells are released. Time will tell

    Agreed, although if you look at the entire history of rogue spells they have only ever had 2 that cost more than 6 mana, and one of those (Sprint) was buffed down to 6. So 7+ mana spells were basically never part of rogue's design space to begin with, and it has very little real impact in that regard. It might cement the class' inability to get any worthwhile deathrattles for a while though :( 

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1607 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A better Preparation as long as the cards are 4+ cost. This seems very good alongside ANY big rogue spells. In standard this card might finally give rise to Deathrattle rogue, because it makes Smokescreen playable. This will see plenty of play... As long as rogue has some big spells.

    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 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I wonder if this will make Smokescreen worth running in a deck. I'm not seeing a lot of Rogue deathrattle minions, but 4 mana draw 5 plus a 2/2 body is probably pretty good on its own.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 month, 1 week ago
    Quote From Geno9999

    ALMOST a bad Prep on a stick, paired with Azsharan Vessel, Blood in the Water, and Smokescreen, it becomes... Okay?...

    Yeah, nevermind, this IS a bad Prep on a stick.

    The body is weak, I'll give you that, but the discount it allows is quite substantial, so I don't think it is nearly as bad as you think it is - could be wron

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

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

    This card is absolutely insane. Sure, the minion has weak stats, but playing expensive spells for free on turn 4? Sign me up!

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