New Warlock Minion - Fiendish Servant

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 675 1493 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    A new Common Warlock Minion, Fiendish Servant, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 1105 2173 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Stealth nerf to Galakrond :^)

     

    I'M not sure I understand how it works. Does it buff a random minion with its attack or does it change a friendly minions attack to whatever it had at the time of death?

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • KnivesOut's Avatar Faceless Rager 610 84 Posts Joined 06/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    In wild, this could pair well with Power Overwhelming. Buff, make a trade, buff random friendly minion

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  • Xrazoc's Avatar 260 157 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    it seems oddly solid, you trade it away and buff your other minion to trade or go face without losing damage burst, if opponent kills this one first they can get punished if there are minions on board, it is indeed very aggressive.

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar 460 713 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    I don't see a compelling reason to play this in standard ATM. You'd rather want a guaranteed 1/1 token as a deathrattle than the chance to maybe buff a minion, assuming a) there's one left in play when this dies and b) that minion doesn't have a higher attack.

     

    Maybe I'm misinterpreting the card and it actually adds its damage on top of what the minion-to-buff already had, but even then it seems kinda underwhelming. A situational +2/+0 permanent buff on a 2/1 body.

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  • Koetti's Avatar Content Squad 1020 781 Posts Joined 11/21/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Does that mean we're gonna see more Handbuff-Cards for Warlock?

    Forget what I said there, thought It was a Battlecry. 

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  • frosthearth's Avatar 550 451 Posts Joined 03/18/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
    Quote From Koetti

    Does that mean we're gonna see more Handbuff-Cards for Warlock? 

    We already have the cards from Rastakhan's rumble the boomsday project. (Soul Infusion, Void Analyst I guess).

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  • AngryShuckie's Avatar 1005 891 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    I'M not sure I understand how it works. Does it buff a random minion with its attack or does it change a friendly minions attack to whatever it had at the time of death?

    I would assume it is meant as a positive deathrattle, so it will be a buff of +(this minion's attack). I guess the possibility that it has more than 2 attack at the time of death makes it difficult to word with a clear, unambiguous + sign present. At least, not without it being clunky like my own attempt above, which I agree with the devs is OK reason to choose ambiguous wording in a digital card game (though I know others disagree).

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  • CursedParrot's Avatar 550 656 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Personally, I think it should have been worded as “Deathrattle: Give a friendly minion Attack equal to this minion’s Attack” in order to be a lot clearer. This would still be fairly short but more in line with how other cards are worded and the effect would be immediately obviou

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  • AngryShuckie's Avatar 1005 891 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
    Quote From CursedParrot

    Personally, I think it should have been worded as “Deathrattle: Give a friendly minion Attack equal to this minion’s Attack” in order to be a lot clearer. This would still be fairly short but more in line with how other cards are worded and the effect would be immediately obviou

    That sounds no less ambiguous to me. However, I think the key thing is neither wording uses the word 'set', which would be the norm if it was to, well, set the attack rather than provide a buff. 

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Nightfall 555 800 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    It should either be "Add this minion's Attack to the Attack of a random friendly minion" or "Set the Attack of a random friendly minion equal to this minion's Attack."

    Please hire an editor, Team 5.

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  • Alfi's Avatar Devoted Academic 1255 783 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Except it does set (replace) but adds (plus) the attack, it is a +X buff

    -=alfi=-

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  • JackJimson's Avatar 470 383 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    I see some potential in zoo where they generally always have a minion on board.

    Synergizes with Grim Rally, Fiendish Rites, Abusive Sergeant, Goblin Lackey. Cards that are typically seen in zoo decks. 

     

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  • Emptyness's Avatar Supporter 520 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Zoo may find a use for it. But with 1 hp it is so easy to remove just by hero powering of some classes, if they went first, so you won't get the +2 attack bonus. But still, you can try and save it for a sweet "combo" with grim rally or the lackeys or the lackey 2/2 bird.

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  • JackJimson's Avatar 470 383 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Side note, I got the impression that this card was designed with Battlegrounds in mind.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar 1480 2186 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Stealth nerf to Galakrond :^)

     

    I'M not sure I understand how it works. Does it buff a random minion with its attack or does it change a friendly minions attack to whatever it had at the time of death?

    Used it in the solo adventure, it adds the attack.. If it would set the attack it would use the word "set" like subdue. 

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Nightfall 555 800 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
    Quote From JackJimson

    Side note, I got the impression that this card was designed with Battlegrounds in mind.

    There is no doubt in my mind! It's nice that it can be good in both modes, though.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Unwrapped 1430 1167 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago

    Shenanigans: buff this guy with Abusive Sergeant, etc, go face, then Mortal Coil him to give his buffed attack to Leeroy or something. Eh? Anyone?

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar 460 713 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 1 year, 1 month ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Stealth nerf to Galakrond :^)

     

    I'M not sure I understand how it works. Does it buff a random minion with its attack or does it change a friendly minions attack to whatever it had at the time of death?

    Used it in the solo adventure, it adds the attack.. If it would set the attack it would use the word "set" like subdue. 

    I think the word "add" or "gains" would have been less ambiguous than "gives", which to me intuitively replaces the existing attack value with the new one. I guess what's missing for me in the wording of this card is the '+' symbol. Any other buff in the game (that I can think of right now) is worded as "gives +x/+y", which makes it clear the stats are added to the existing ones rather than replacing them.

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