New Hunter Spell - Urchin Spines

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

    A new Epic Hunter Spell, Urchin Spines, has been revealed!

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



    I thought Quest hunter would be somewhat balanced out by not having access to Professor Slate anymore so big minions are an issue. Apparently we needed to give them an even better Slate for 1-mana that you can run two copies of.

    They'll nerf Quest Hunter within a week, I'll bet money on that one.

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    It was awful.

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

    Slate on a stick.  I think it's strong, as this also now refreshes quest hunters hero power ass well.  I'm hesitant to call it broken, but surely will find a place in new age quest hunter if board based decks are strong.  Super good combo with Barbed Nets

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

    So nice of them to replace Professor Slate with something that is probably not going to see a lot of play. It's just the tiniest bit inflexible, and a lot harder to justify putting in any deck, even Questline. We'll see, because it does have Naga and Raj synergies, but my guess is that it's just a little bit too clunky.

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

    Seems good on first blush. Lets Questline Hunter clear annoying minions like Archmage Vargoth and Injured Marauder in Wild without having to waste as many resources. Will watch and see if it becomes a meta staple or no.

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

    I can see some comments about this breaking quest hunter, but I really doubt you'd run more than 1 copy in your deck.

    Anything that doesn't progress quest or pressure face doesn't fit into the gameplan, and this card is only properly powerful once quest is completed. Will anyone actually hold this in your hand waiting for the perfect time to play it? At least slate is a 3/4 spidertank that requires an answer.


    Outside of quest hunter? Well, it fits more into combo hunter actually. Playing control until you get your rajs, and twinbows. Its also a cheap spell that activates twinbow, so that's something at least.

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

    This seems bonkers for Quest Hunter. Nice cheap spell and with another cheap spell you could clear a big minion too ... 

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

    Very cheap tech card for Quest Hunter to remove big minions so this will be seeing a lot of play and Quest Hunter is going to get even more annoying 😒

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

    Professor Slate but in the form of a spell. I want to say that this seems bad, but in Defend the Dwarven District hunter this can keep them alive, refresh their hero power and it's only 1 mana compared to Professor Slates 3 mana, which makes Urchin Spines a lot more flexible. I actually see this getting played, maybe as a 1 off at the very least.

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

    If I recall, Professor Slate didn't see much play. I imagine he rarely survived more than one turn, and left you with 3 less mana for spells, as opposed to this which only takes 1 mana, so you can have a turn easily removing your opponent's minions. If you play Explosive Trap after this, does Trap keep poisonous until it triggers, or just for that turn? That seems to be the only Hunter spell which can damage all enemy minions.

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

    Cheap AoE never been deadlier ^^

    I shouldn't have licked that.

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

    "Zounds, Barov! I've turned myself into an Urchin!" -Professor Slate, probably.

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

    It's cheap and strong, so it might be worth running since it also resets the hero power for Quest Hunter. Not a bad defensive tool to have!

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