New Warlock Minion - Kanrethad Ebonlocke

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4978 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    A new Legendary Warlock Minion, Kanrethad Ebonlocke, has been revealed!

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  • Skorpionex's Avatar
    Headless Horseman 1430 379 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Ah shit. Here we go again.

    What's the most powerful card in Hearthstone?

    A credit card.

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  • clawz161's Avatar
    The Undying 825 827 Posts Joined 07/16/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Gul'dan two standard boogaloo

    Living like that.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Well, that's kinda boring.

    Sure, it's a decent lategame play and you can use it early to cheat out some stuff, but overall the effects seems to have anti synergy. One wants you to play big demons, the other wants small.

    We don't even really have many big demons that would make this worth it, just the Nightshade Matrons and maybe an odd Siegebreaker won't be enough.

    At best I couuld see it with some Aranasi Broodmothers and Betrug in Plot twist lock, but that's a meme deck anyways.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Bloodreaver Gul'dan has been roborn. This will definatly see play in wild. Cubelock will love it. In standard i'm curious at best, it will be a nice reload tho. 

    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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  • Xarkkal's Avatar
    Servant of Illidan 900 1321 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Disappointingly Boring

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Kanrethad Prime is very powerful, and if you can get multiple copies off, its essentially a mini galakrond with a good stated body. Even kanrethad himself only costs 2 and has vanilla stats.

    Dont underestimate the card.

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  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2505 3079 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago
    Quote From Xarkkal

    Disappointingly Boring

    I beg to differ. For one, it is a cheap legendary with a good effect that enables future powerplays, then it is also a prime generator that will generate demons on board. I guess what I meant to say is I'm hoping to unpack a golden copy of this bad boy

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

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  • Haffax733's Avatar
    Devoted Outlander 1035 297 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    This legendary is rather disappointing in my opinion. Basically a Sorcerer's Apprentice for demons. Not sure for which archetype this minion was designed for.

    It's obviously a bad card for Galakrond decks, since Kanrethad Prime will mostly summon 1/1.

    In Zoo decks, this card can be used to cheat out many cheap demons in one turn, but the resurrect effect of Kanrethad Prime will be rather weak.

    In a deck that contains a lot of big demons, the cost reduction of Kanrethad Ebonlocke will be negligible, but Kanrethad Prime can create a strong power turn.

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  • Emptyness's Avatar
    Supporter 520 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Another great Prime card - you really need to build your deck (or at least the demons inside it) around that Prime, if you want a powerful swing turn in the late game. If you are just a Zoo and want a board refill - you can do that as well - nothing wrong with that.

    And the discount of your demons is small, but can enable some shenanigans, so a + in my book as well.

    Now, when I think about it - I understand why they removed Spellbreaker from Standard - Silence will take a lot of the fun from those Prime cards away. 

    “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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  • RavenSunHS's Avatar
    Refreshment Vendor 865 1487 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Kanrethad Ebonlocke is great for Turn-2 swing in Zoolock, with cheap demons at hand (up to 5-6 minions down for 2-mana), with room to grow more and more reliable the more 1-cost efficient Demons they release, especially in Wild. If only we had a Crystology for Warlocks...

    Kanrethad Prime is excellent to generate great swing turns in later game, especially for a Midrange Demonlock.

    However, for Wild purposes Kanrethad Prime is battlecry, and it might be a problem in Cubelock, especially with Skull of the Man'ari: trying to get it to work without impairing your summons might be too clunky, especially in later turns.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    So I've been thinking about it and this might actually be pretty good In Plot twist Warlock.

    YOu run Broodmother, Betrug and the new Enhanced Dreadlord as your demons, then sruvive until the Betrug turnand use it with Plot Twist to get out a bunch of stuff to stabilize as well as Kanrethad (the base form) so you get to shuffle at least two Primes in the deck, which will act as your lategame powerplays and will usually res something good (Betrug, taunts or lifesteal demons).

    Unfortunately there isn't any way to shuffle more Primes

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    So I've been thinking about it and this might actually be pretty good In Plot twist Warlock.

    YOu run Broodmother, Betrug and the new Enhanced Dreadlord as your demons, then sruvive until the Betrug turnand use it with Plot Twist to get out a bunch of stuff to stabilize as well as Kanrethad (the base form) so you get to shuffle at least two Primes in the deck, which will act as your lategame powerplays and will usually res something good (Betrug, taunts or lifesteal demons).

    Unfortunately there isn't any way to shuffle more Primes

    Why shuffle more primes when you can get it off Expired Merchant instead? if you keep the coin or generated it, you can easily just coin Mortal Coil and play the prime with another prime in hand.

    This can actually help control warlock get some value instead of using Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago
    Quote From dapperdog
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    So I've been thinking about it and this might actually be pretty good In Plot twist Warlock.

    YOu run Broodmother, Betrug and the new Enhanced Dreadlord as your demons, then sruvive until the Betrug turnand use it with Plot Twist to get out a bunch of stuff to stabilize as well as Kanrethad (the base form) so you get to shuffle at least two Primes in the deck, which will act as your lategame powerplays and will usually res something good (Betrug, taunts or lifesteal demons).

    Unfortunately there isn't any way to shuffle more Primes

    Why shuffle more primes when you can get it off Expired Merchant instead? if you keep the coin or generated it, you can easily just coin Mortal Coil and play the prime with another prime in hand.

    This can actually help control warlock get some value instead of using Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.

    I like Expired Merchant, but she makes running stuff like Alexstrasza or Enhanced Dreadlord much less reliable.

    Maybe she's useful as a 1-of for that purpose, but I don't really think that's worth it.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar
    Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Very powerful, can make a pretty insne turn 2 in zoo with flame imps and void walkers.

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  • liontail's Avatar
    Draconically Dedicated 210 277 Posts Joined 09/04/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    pretty nice demon lock card it makes your imps free at turn 2 which can be a relatively scary turn 2.

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  • Guenh's Avatar
    Devoted Academic 725 633 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    This card require a proper deck to work since you don't want rez some 2 mana demon. Anyway the effect is strong, but can warlock build a big demon deck right now ?

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  • Erodos's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 935 1017 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Pretty strong, but the two halves have anti-synergy with each other. The first half wants you to play small demons, while the second half wants you to play big ones.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1825 3154 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare

    So I've been thinking about it and this might actually be pretty good In Plot twist Warlock.

    YOu run Broodmother, Betrug and the new Enhanced Dreadlord as your demons, then sruvive until the Betrug turnand use it with Plot Twist to get out a bunch of stuff to stabilize as well as Kanrethad (the base form) so you get to shuffle at least two Primes in the deck, which will act as your lategame powerplays and will usually res something good (Betrug, taunts or lifesteal demons).

    Unfortunately there isn't any way to shuffle more Primes

    In Wild there are a number of things to do... You could have Baron Rivendare, Spiritsinger Umbra, and even Augmented Elekk. So there are a number of way to put more Primes into your deck.  The question really is, do you want to build a deck based around it?

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  • linkblade91's Avatar
    Global Moderator 1650 2258 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Standard needs more Big Demons to really justify running him; what are you planning to revive otherwise, a Flame Imp? In Wild, though, I can definitely see a Big Demonlock happening with Bloodreaver Gul'dan as another way to revive all the threats.

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