A new Common Neutral Minion, Pen Flinger, has been revealed!
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Hard to judge this one, probably gonna either be really good, or way too slow to ever consider running.
Can add lots of extra damage if you’re playing a lot of cheap spells, though you’d have to keep playing this over and over to get it, so the mana would add up pretty quickly
Who needs consistency when you could have fun?
I have the ominous feeling t hat this will be key for some spell centric deck, but I have no idea which one that would be.
I tried having fun once.
It was awful.
Elven Archer everyone? Maybe in Machine-Gun-Priest? But else I don't see potential.
An interesting little card. Definitely enables something, but remember that this does not return to hand if it is killed by the spell you cast.
Can probably fit into raza priest, but the ability to play enough cards per turn for lethal isn't a problem for raza priest, what that deck needs is a better draw suite to consistently draw into raza + shadowreaper.
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Can any deck truly justify a deckslot for this poor thing?
I think not.
Maybe rogue, maybe paladin, maybe priest. But more likely in the collection collecting dust it goes.
Elven archer that can return to your hand, if you have enough spells. I doubt it will make any difference tho - the divine shield augmerchant is way better in my opinion, cuz of the flexibility you have.
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Only really good in old quest rogue, but otherwise meh.
does the copy keep the spellburst?
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Interesting card, but i feel like it simple is still too weak, which is kinda funny. The best class that can use this is Mage with all their cheap spells, and twin-spell cards. Also it's only 1 dmg, so it's basicly just a Elven Archer, and Elven Archer sees like 0% play? I feel like this might be more of an arena card? Arena players LOVE pings. But i feel like even in arena it might get overshadowed a lot, mainly by cards such as Fire Plume Phoenix, if it's in the arena rotation.
The only other deck that might CONSIDER using this is Raza Priest in WILD. They LOVE being able to play cheap cards multiple times, so that they can go FACE with their hero power even more. But even then, they still need a bunch of spells in their hand/deck in the late game. Doesn't see that practical to me.
Quote From Grumpy000does the copy keep the spellburst?
Not a copy and it resets the spellburst
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This is essentially Elven Archer that card that was played ONLY played cause it was 1 attack and it had synergy with Acolyte of Pain. and that's it.. 1 star pack filler "this is a common basic spellburst card" but at the same time neutrals are scarce on this expansion cause of the dual class stuff.
Poor Elven Archer, I would at least make this a 0/1 with taunt or something like that, at least to make a bit different card and not just plain better.
You know that combo rogue deck that uses Spectral Pillager and all of the coins to deal a ton of damage to your face? This guy triples the damage of that combo. He deals a damage whenever you play a coin, and also triggers Spectral Pillagers combo an extra time every time you play him.
Aside from that combo I don't think he will be played very often, though I will play him in a lot of decks and try to make him work.
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Hmm ... ok card i guess - nothing over the top or anything - maybe for some Zoo ?? not sure tough!
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I have a feeling that this is going to need to be paired with cost-reduction/combo plays in order to get full use of it. Otherwise, it's a very easy card to clear.
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Really cute way to use Spellburst although it's hard to see this card being something other than a gimmick.
Guys, what is this? I thought Silverback Patriarch was the card every new set was supposed to dunk on? Now it's Elven Archer?
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this minion is very flexible, due to it's spellburst keyword and it's cheap cost.
1 damage is usually not enough to warrant any concern unless a minion as at (1) health OR you're facing warrior, who I believe can make exceptional use of this minion. With Execute this minion can target a single minion without using the whirlwind AOE, use Execute to remove the target and penflinger will return to the warrior's hand for an additional use.
Other uses this minion may find is removing the last health of reborn minions that have taunt or threaten to end the game next turn.
Tempo DH with Altruis may be able to use him as an extra bit of damage since he's so cheap, and bouncing him back and playing him twice will be 3 damage from Altruis and 2 damage from the Pen Flinger.
I'm waiting for the inevitable 'Give a minion Spellburst' to get a rapid fire mage build.
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