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New Warlock Minion - Shadowlight Scholar

  • Arthas's Avatar 300 957 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    A new Rare Warlock Minion, Shadowlight Scholar, has been revealed!

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 1100 2130 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    This card is very versatile and very powerful. It can help control the early game board as well as provide extra burn damage later in the game. Murkspark Eel is a very powerful card, this is the same but all of the numbers are 1 more.

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  • economicaooc's Avatar 255 336 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Good statline and a strong ability, but this theme seems too thin on fragment generators to be a consistent turn 3 play.

    I can't see many slower decks running this, as it will only really come into play in anti-aggro, where consistency is a big problem.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Devoted Outlander 305 372 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Great card. Helps warlock kill some minions early game, and can go FACE late game. I'm not sure if this will actually see play in zoolock, because zoolock prefers other packages, like the self-damage package or the Magic Carpet package. This card will still see a lot of play regardless.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 965 2064 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Versatile, but might just be redundant. IN a control list you probably enjoy the healing from the fragment more than destroying them for an effect you can achieve with spells just as easily.

    Also, most of the Warlock soul fragment cards are reactive by nature which means you might just not be able to activate this on 3 when you'd get the most tempo benefit out of it.

    Either way, it's at least a solid statline

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar 290 436 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I don't know, I can see a lot of situations where you first need to get Fragments in the deck and the impact of this seems way better at turn 3 rather than later, and at turn 3 you also need the fragments the turn before.

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  • BloodMefist's Avatar 320 298 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Curves super well after the 1 or 2-drops that generate soul fragments and will help zoo keep board control with a premium effect on a premium body.  This card is so strong and will almost guarantee a soul fragment zoo list.

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad Card Designer Enthusiast 750 1056 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    This feels like one of the weaker Fragment payoff cards, but it's still a good enough card to see play in Fragmentlock. 3 mana 3/4 with 3 damage is still pretty strong.

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  • Emptyness's Avatar Supporter 460 522 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    So, walocks get to do some new stuff.

    This has some solid stats and might see a tempo play even without the effect on t3 in some sort of zoo lock.

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  • Erodos's Avatar 360 408 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Good card, tempo plays are always nice. Will see play in most soul fragment decks.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar 910 1728 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    great statline and 3 damage? wow this is insane actually and all you need to do is play decent cards? I am in.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 415 577 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Shadowlight Scholar is clearly good when it triggers, but I'm skeptical of how easy it will be to trigger on curve, which I think will be particularly important for a tempo deck (which seems to be what the Warlock Soul Fragment deck wants to be). That's not a bad thing, but Warlock has really strong alternatives like Darkglare competing for that mana slot.

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  • PLANETCRUNCH's Avatar 425 754 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    There's a few things you can compare this card too.

    First off, looking at the stats it's a spider tank without a tribal tag. The lack of a tag is somewhat negligible in standard, mechs haven't been that important since Boomsday Project rotated into wild, which means that this minion can still be played on curve if you want with no threat of removal outside of Shadowbolt.

    The battlecry is very reminiscent of Blackwing Corruptor - both dealt 3 damage to any target they wanted, and both were placed in decks with specific construction requirments (Dragons for Blackwing Corruptor, Soul Fragments for Shadowlight Scholar).

    Blackwing saw tons of constructed play before he rotated, I firmly believe this minion will also see a fair bit of play in constructed as well, and might be a real incentive for warlocks to use the soul fragment cards.

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  • Meteorite12's Avatar 570 667 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    This doesn’t really seem all too great, given that you’re probably rarely gonna be able to actually use this that early on, and especially not on curve

    Who needs consistency when you could have fun?

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  • Vandaren's Avatar 320 524 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Overall good tempo in early to mid game, provide you can shuffle soul fragment consistently in the first turns prior. I foresee this card will fill every slow lock deck.

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

    Solid Stats, nice ability - i think it`s a good card even tough if you would not run that many soul fragment cards.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar 655 1209 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    The only card that curves into this nicely would be Spirit Jailer and Soul Shear, both very good cards in their own right. Its very strong, but without the effect its basically just another 3/4, which warlock generally does not need.

    Will see play because cards like Blackwing Corruptor have in the past prove that 3 damage is nothing to be snuffed at. On the other hand, since you're not likely to cramp all these soul fragment cards into one deck, whether this is good will depend highly on the meta. But I still personally think this is the better of the other lot.

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  • allthehype's Avatar Outland Scholar 210 354 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Absolutely great on curve if you already have shuffled some fragments. Great addition to the archetype.

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  • Pezman's Avatar 580 759 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    This is a pretty aggressive card. Warlocks don't have great burst in standard besides Soulfire.

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  • GoliathTheDwarf's Avatar Content Squad Devoted Academic 465 502 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Basic yet powerful. Great way to target that annoying support minion hiding behind a taunt, or finish off the hero's last bit of health.

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