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New Neutral Minion - Pen Flinger

  • Arthas's Avatar 300 953 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    A new Common Neutral Minion, Pen Flinger, has been revealed!

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  • Meteorite12's Avatar 570 666 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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?

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 965 2063 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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.

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  • Elfensilver's Avatar 340 461 Posts Joined 03/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Elven Archer everyone? Maybe in Machine-Gun-Priest? But else I don't see potential.

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  • economicaooc's Avatar 255 336 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar 655 1207 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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.

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  • Emptyness's Avatar Supporter 460 522 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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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  • JFK's Avatar 465 437 Posts Joined 07/31/2019
  • Grumpy000's Avatar 495 326 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    does the copy keep the spellburst?

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  • Brandon's Avatar Devoted Outlander 305 372 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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.

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  • MurlocBard's Avatar 65 24 Posts Joined 11/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Quote From Grumpy000

    does the copy keep the spellburst?

    Not a copy and it resets the spellburst

    Translated from mrglish

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar 910 1722 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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.

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar 285 435 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 1100 2130 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 420 532 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hmm ... ok card i guess - nothing over the top or anything - maybe for some Zoo ?? not sure tough!

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  • GoliathTheDwarf's Avatar Content Squad Devoted Academic 460 499 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad Card Designer Enthusiast 750 1054 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Really cute way to use Spellburst although it's hard to see this card being something other than a gimmick.

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  • Pezman's Avatar 580 758 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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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  • PLANETCRUNCH's Avatar 425 752 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    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. 

     

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  • theo333's Avatar 440 364 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I'm  waiting for the inevitable 'Give a minion Spellburst' to get a rapid fire mage build.

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