New Hunter Weapon - Stormhammer

  • Arthas's Avatar 185 459 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    A new Epic Hunter Weapon, Stormhammer, has been revealed!

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  • Hydralisk's Avatar Mountain 335 207 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Oh my goodness. Dragon hunter lets go! Thats nuts!

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  • Hedwyn's Avatar Gul'dan 290 159 Posts Joined 07/05/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Very good! Eaglehorn Bow is awesome in secret decks so this will be too in dragon decks.

    I'm sorry for my bad english :)

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  • vprr's Avatar Uther 290 207 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Very odd for Hunter to get a hammer, looks like and has the name of a Shaman weapon.

    Well this is directly comparable to Eaglehorn Bow but you gain extra attacks not with secrets but with dragons. Seems decent in that regard, however will dragon Hunter be a deck? My guess is no, and probably will only be run in a Highlander deck.

    Primordial Explorer, Carrion Drake, Emeriss and Veranus probably isn't enough support to fully enable the dragon Hunter archetype, just enough for a highlander variant that doesn't run secrets. In that case you would run this weapon over Eaglehorn Bow I would imagine.

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  • Elfensilver's Avatar Valeera 245 166 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    How do you possible hunt with a hammer?

    Help me get counseling for my suicidal starving hyenas.

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  • frmorrison's Avatar Uther 220 54 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Good if Dragon Hunter is a thing.

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  • RavenSunHS's Avatar Swamp 455 881 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Might be fairly good.

    But a hammer in Hunter makes no sense whatsoever.

     

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  • padoru's Avatar 130 144 Posts Joined 12/02/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    they basically just gave dragon hunter an eaglehorn bow. who knows, maybe dragon hunter will be a real thing now

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  • Freforos's Avatar 135 147 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    I think this card is very good. 

    It can attack many times, reastically I'd say 4 times unless more lower good cost dragons will be printed ( a couple of 4-5 cost are good enough) and already attacking 4 times is good.

    Versus decks that fail to pressure it can attack more times than that and alone can deal a crazy amount of damage to face, even if the dragons will just hit the board and removed instantly by the opponent. 

    I don't know if the dragon package will find a home in highlander hunter because for now cards that use synergies with dragons are this weapon and the breath, they are good but in an highlander i don't think you would run dragons just to play this two cards at their full potential. We have to remember that in an highlander deck the number of dragons will be very low so most of the time the cards will not even be active.

    If more busted dragon synergy for hunter will be printed i can see the dragon package be included in highlander hunter, as you already want to play at least 2 dragons (the legendary dragon and new Alex) so you just have to find a little bit more of them, considering that probably the 2/3 poisonous will be good enough.

    This card make me a bit less sceptical about dragon hunter if more low cost dragons are revealed, because this weapon and the breath are good to hit face and not only control the board.

    Cool card... Feeling too much shaman-y tho (even Trump teased about a "shaman" card, well played) 

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  • mayhern's Avatar 130 142 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    AMAZING!!! Auto include in Dragon Hunter!!! Good stats and mana cost with a great power!

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  • UVE's Avatar Uther 230 95 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    ¿A hammer? ¿For hunter? So ugly, Blizz.

    By The Holy Light!

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  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Jaina 350 326 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago
    Quote From Elfensilver

    How do you possible hunt with a hammer?

    Throw it REALLY hard?

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  • frosthearth's Avatar 275 257 Posts Joined 03/18/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Hammer for hunter makes absolutely zero sense. Also, as good as this weapon is, I still don't see dragon hunter working. Maybe you could play it in a dragon-beast highlander deck, where you'll certainly include a few dragons along with Alexstrasza 2.0.

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  • Ardin's Avatar 115 29 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Stormhammers are typical weapons for Dwarven Gryphon Riders. And since Hunter got some Gryphons and Dwarves this expansion it kind of makes sense.

    Also Gryphon Riders make most sense as hunters.

    The dragon synergy is odd though.

    If hunter got Falstad as a legendary it would be far better. (One of the dwarven leaders and a gryphon rider himself. Also called a true friend of the red dragonflight according to a Warcraft book Day of the Dragon...)

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 520 860 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Paladin gets a Druid card

    Hunter gets a Paladin card

    Hunter gets a Shaman card

    what is class identity

     

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • ProfPlum's Avatar 100 26 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    This could make dragon hunter a thing

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  • Farfelee's Avatar Dragon 265 184 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    A Eaglehorn Bow that can have X amount of durability might be what Hunter needs to make a dragon hunter competitive.

    While the card is very powerful, we don't have enough early game dragons to make full use of its ability. For now these are the cheapest dragons that hunter can use: Faerie Dragon, Marsh Drake, Primordial Explorer and Brightwing.

    I feel like we need a few more strong aggresive dragons to make dragon hunter work (which we might get since we still have quite a few neutral minions to be revealed). Though we do have Corrosive Breath and maybe Veranus that are good aggressive tools for such a deck.

    I am not going to mention a slower dragon hunter deck (with Carrion Drake or Emeriss) since Hunter does not have any proper healing tools or good card draw for such a deck which are vital for control decks.

    It seems that dragon hunter is going the more aggro/midrange path and this card should be quite useful.

    More dragons? Yes please!

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  • ArngrimUndying's Avatar Jaina 350 326 Posts Joined 06/11/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Very good card. There isn't a lot of Hunter class dragons, but what they have are all good enough to run, so I can see one copy being run alongside some of the better neutral dragons and supports like Dragon Breeder. My guess is Highlander Dragon Hunter will be the strongest out of the gate but will be interesting to see what emerges if tech cards like Bad Luck Albatross get traction...

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  • Mahobear8's Avatar 235 282 Posts Joined 03/22/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Dragon Aggro Hunter incoming.  Everyone be spooked.

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  • Koetti's Avatar Island 340 231 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    Having a Dragon in Play is way easier than having a Secret trigger. And your Opponent can't really play around you summoning a Dragon.

    I'd say that you could get in quite a few swings with this Card. Let's say you only draw 3 Dragons (most Dragon-Decks usually run 6) and you attack every turn. That's 15 Damage from one Weapon!

    Long, drawn-out Control Match-ups with Boardclears en masse and an unbelievable amount of greedy cards?

    Sign me up!

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  • Ballsdeeper's Avatar 100 45 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago

    card is bonkers in a dragon deck.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar Anduin 275 202 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Stormhammer seems to have found itself in the wrong class thematically, but otherwise this is great. You don't need a dragon on board any earlier than turn 4 to ensure this sticks around, and don't need more than one or two free swings to make this well worth the cost as a means of early game board control. All in all, a solid replacement for Eaglehorn Bow in any Dragon Hunter deck, and a fairly compelling reason to run Kobold Stickyfinger in a dragon-heavy metagame.

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  • AngryShuckie's Avatar 275 118 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 6 days, 21 hours ago
    Quote From Ardin

    Stormhammers are typical weapons for Dwarven Gryphon Riders. And since Hunter got some Gryphons and Dwarves this expansion it kind of makes sense.

    Also Gryphon Riders make most sense as hunters.

    The dragon synergy is odd though.

    If hunter got Falstad as a legendary it would be far better. (One of the dwarven leaders and a gryphon rider himself. Also called a true friend of the red dragonflight according to a Warcraft book Day of the Dragon...)

    ^ This saves me the bother of writing something similar. Even then though it feels like the biggest class mismatch since (and perhaps surpassing) Omega Agent.

    Flavour aside, the card is clearly good if dragon hunter works out. Currently it looks like this might be the primary powerhouse of the deck, but the few times a weapon has taken that spot in the past (I'm thinking Kingsbane, Spectral Cutlass and Skull of the Man'ari) the payoff has been a lot bigger.

    On paper it is very good, but very good hasn't always translated to being used competitively.

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  • SaltyMcNulty's Avatar 100 11 Posts Joined 08/28/2019
    Posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

    Exactly, this is a weird choice for hunter... would have been better as a dragon-powered bow

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  • dembro's Avatar Uther 110 88 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

    I'm not sure about this card yet. If Hunter can consistently build strong early-game boards with at least 1 Dragon in them, then the amount of pressure Stormhammer provides is scary. However, there aren't a plethora of cheap Dragons, so we must also consider how good it'd be in the mid- to late-game. 3 damage is a nice amount for that extra push to remove a must-kill minion or get through a Taunt, but you're taking damage to do it. In the late-game, where Dragons should be at their strongest, repeated 3 damage to face can help end the game if you have ways to get through any Taunts that might be played.

    There's also the Ubiquity Paradox: the stronger a weapon is (and, thus, the more it's played), the weaker it becomes due to an increase of easy, cheap weapon removal techs.

    I'll just say I'd be more surprised to see this in fast decks than as part of a finisher for slower decks.

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