New Demon Hunter Minion - Ashtongue Battlelord

  • Arthas's Avatar 265 680 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 6 days, 17 hours ago

    A new Common Demon Hunter Minion, Ashtongue Battlelord, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 785 1542 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 days, 17 hours ago

    Now I understand, Demon Hunter is supposed to be a card that uses Health as a ressource, draws a lot of cards and utilizes demons, and to compensate they get a bunch of efficient healing.

     

    NOW WHY THE FUCK DOES WARLOCK ALWAYS HAVE TO BEG FOR SCRAPS?

    "oh no, we can't give Warlock healing, that would completely offset their intended weakness and allow for abusive strategies"

    so yeah, let's completely ignore that and give a tempo oriented sm0rc class with almost infinite card draw also supreme defensive tools, what could possibly go wrong?

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 625 1202 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 days, 16 hours ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Now I understand, Demon Hunter is supposed to be a card that uses Health as a ressource, draws a lot of cards and utilizes demons, and to compensate they get a bunch of efficient healing.

     

    NOW WHY THE FUCK DOES WARLOCK ALWAYS HAVE TO BEG FOR SCRAPS?

    "oh no, we can't give Warlock healing, that would completely offset their intended weakness and allow for abusive strategies"

    so yeah, let's completely ignore that and give a tempo oriented sm0rc class with almost infinite card draw also supreme defensive tools, what could possibly go wrong?

    The intended weakness of demon hunter is card generation, not healing, and demon hunter is going to take way more damage.. are you really mad at a senjin with lifesteal?

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 785 1542 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 days, 16 hours ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Now I understand, Demon Hunter is supposed to be a card that uses Health as a ressource, draws a lot of cards and utilizes demons, and to compensate they get a bunch of efficient healing.

     

    NOW WHY THE FUCK DOES WARLOCK ALWAYS HAVE TO BEG FOR SCRAPS?

    "oh no, we can't give Warlock healing, that would completely offset their intended weakness and allow for abusive strategies"

    so yeah, let's completely ignore that and give a tempo oriented sm0rc class with almost infinite card draw also supreme defensive tools, what could possibly go wrong?

    The intended weakness of demon hunter is card generayion, not healing, and demon hunter is going to take way more damage.. are you really mad at a senjin with lifesteal?

    Card generation is basically just draw for classes that aren't allowed to draw (see Priest)

    I'm not so much mad at the card itself, which is mostly just decent...I'm mad because it would have fixed so many of Warlock's problems, but instead all of that support is shoved into Warlock 2.0.

    It just seems really stupid that they are obviously not afraid to print strong healing options for a class that needs to take damage to be relevant, but hold back completely when it comes to the class that's historically awful whenever they don't have solid healing options, while also continuusly nerfing said class by removing some of their most syneergistic cards (Mountain and Molten Giant for instance).

    I don't wanna have to play Dragon Warlock for the rest of the year just because they won't introduce proper healing options ouutside of Nether Breath

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 625 1202 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 days, 16 hours ago

    You got sact pact too now I know I will be running 2 of those in warlock for the first 2 weeks

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 785 1542 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 6 days, 15 hours ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon

    You got sact pact too now I  know I will be running 2 of those in warlock for the first 2 weeks

    fair enough, I didn't really consider that.

    Maybe they factured that into the equation.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • GrayCatBlind's Avatar 50 16 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 days, 15 hours ago

    Absolutely fantastic card. Going to see a lot of play from this one. Demon Hunter is shaping up real nice here, excited to play it.

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  • RenanFolk's Avatar 150 144 Posts Joined 07/30/2019
    Posted 6 days, 12 hours ago

    rip tastingo

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  • Haffax733's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 275 287 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

    The powercreep on Sen'jin Shieldmasta is OK, since this is a class card. And DH will need way to restore health if he uses his hero power to clear minions.

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  • Horus's Avatar The Raven 865 1312 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 days, 8 hours ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon

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    .. are you really mad at a senjin with lifesteal?

    When rationalized like that, it is hard to stay mad.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Magma Rager 505 528 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

    Solid card. Powercreep is unfortunate, but since Sen'jin is neutral (and Basic too), I guess this is fine. DH is going to need both the taunt and healing.

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Design Finalist 620 939 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
  • Emptyness's Avatar Supporter 390 348 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 5 days, 16 hours ago

    The powercreep is real... but also justified. Lifesteal is kinda the ingredient DH are needing the most.

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  • liontail's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 180 277 Posts Joined 09/04/2019
    Posted 1 day, 19 hours ago

    Feels like a filler card..gotta give everyone some kind of Shieldmasta with a bit of adjustment..in this case lifesteal is the adjustment.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Bulbasaur 285 241 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

    Like Zilliax, it's a strong midgame card that will both slow down your opponent's aggression and restore your health total. Will see play in any midrange or control DH deck.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 400 586 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

    For a class in desperate need of healing, this seems like a must-play for any deck outside of straight "I win or I die" Aggro.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Funnel Cakes 855 1564 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

    Not a bad card, it is a demon, it blocks damage, it gains you life, there is nothing to hate about it. This card is sort of like Rotten Applebaum, or Khartut Defender. I think any card that has taunt plus some other defensive mechanic is worth considering in any slow deck.

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  • Guenh's Avatar Draconically Dedicated 325 359 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 day, 14 hours ago

    Solid card, perfect for midrange version and lifesteal will be indispensable for DH user

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  • Thonson's Avatar Funnel Cakes 435 447 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 1 day, 14 hours ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    Now I understand, Demon Hunter is supposed to be a card that uses Health as a ressource, draws a lot of cards and utilizes demons, and to compensate they get a bunch of efficient healing.

     

    NOW WHY THE FUCK DOES WARLOCK ALWAYS HAVE TO BEG FOR SCRAPS?

    "oh no, we can't give Warlock healing, that would completely offset their intended weakness and allow for abusive strategies"

    so yeah, let's completely ignore that and give a tempo oriented sm0rc class with almost infinite card draw also supreme defensive tools, what could possibly go wrong?

    While I do enjoy the fact that DH is looking to be a very versatile class, it does worry me that they may end up just being way too strong!  Which also makes me hope I get nothing but golden DH cards to wait for the impending nerfs if they are OP

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