New Warlock Minion - Nightshade Matron

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

    A new Common Warlock Minion, Nightshade Matron, has been revealed!

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

    Now I really love anything Discard, but it pisses me off immensly that this wasn't released last year when there were at least remains of Discardlock left in Standard.

    This could have been great with Jeklik for some meme builds, but no, you couldn't just have released this in the Uldum set.

     

    Right now this is pretty useless and I don't see it being used in Wild Discolock either because most of your big cards are actually stuff you want to play instead of discard.

     

    I assume Discolock will get more support in the future but right now it's pretty awful, even with Hand of gul'dan in mind

    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

    Discardlock is known to well.... Suck. There i said it. i don't have that much hope for the card, but i'm keeping an eye on it. Might become a sleeper.

    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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  • Almaniarra's Avatar
    Devoted Outlander 900 1351 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    This exists because of Hand of Gul'dan. Nothing more to say.

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

    This exists because of Hand of Gul'dan. Nothing more to say.

     

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

    This exists because of Hand of Gul'dan. Nothing more to say.

    Nope, I think this card is very good anyway.. it's -2 hp doomguard for 1 less mana and 1 less discard and rush instead of charge

    I mean if you play it with an empty hand you play it for free and it's a 5/5 rush for 4 which is neat!

    Sure charge is much stronger but 5/5 rush is very strong as well.

    This is a good result from galakround.

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar
    Devoted Outlander 900 1351 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon
    Quote From Almaniarra

    This exists because of Hand of Gul'dan. Nothing more to say.

    Nope, I think this card is very good anyway.. it's -2 hp doomguard for 1 less mana and 1 less discard and rush instead of charge

    I mean if you play it with an empty hand you play it for free and it's a 5/5 rush for 4 which is neat!

    Sure charge is much stronger but 5/5 rush is very strong as well.

    This is a good result from galakround.

    Yeah but that doesn't change the truth that they print such a card just because Hand of Gul'dan so what I meant was actually that.

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

    This is a great card for Zoolock. Discarding one card no huge downside for Zoolock compared to the power level of this minion. And if Hand of Gul'dan is discarded, the effect of this card is insanely good.

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

    It kinda reminds me of the Doomguard and yes, I know - rush is not a charge and 5 health is a lot weaker than 7. But still, I am happy with what I get and try not to be too greedy :). Zoolocks will rejoice.

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  • LightningT's Avatar
    100 42 Posts Joined 03/30/2020
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    There can't be a discard warlock without the wild quest, this card can't be played.

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

    nice to have a rush 5/5 but at a cost of removing one of your late game card? definitely not worth it imo.

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

    I don't know if in standard we want play this card just to combo with Hand of Gul'dan ...but probably not. Nightshade Matron is 1-2 years late to see play

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

    The only reason this might see play is because of Hand of Gul'dan. Will not see play without that card.

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  • Elfensilver's Avatar
    595 663 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    A good card for wild.

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

    This exists because of Hand of Gul'dan. Nothing more to say.

    ^^^

    My comment on this card has been completed. 

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

    "Lowest Cost card" is preferable because you can get away with throwing out your trash leftovers; "Highest Cost" means you're threatening to lose something of actual value. As others have noted, this exists specifically because of Hand of Gul'dan.

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  • PLANETCRUNCH's Avatar
    E.V.I.L. Dragon 820 1224 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    So you're needing to carry expensive cards that are trash for this to be effective?

    I like the rush effect though, it's very good stats for cost

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  • economicaooc's Avatar
    460 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Does warlock need a Militia Commander? I would say probably not. If you need to discard your priciest card, Expired Merchant is more efficient, but maybe if it is the core of your deck, this card can be a backup copy.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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  • allthehype's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 630 738 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Not sure about this, its a cheap rush, strong on curve, but could be replaced with some othe removal without discard. 

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  • Vandaren's Avatar
    620 636 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 2 years, 10 months ago

    Right now this just compliment the new Hand of Gul'dan. I hope we get more discard support that is not too random in the future.

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