New Druid & Shaman Minion - Speaker Gidra

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5171 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    A new Legendary Shaman/Druid Minion, Speaker Gidra, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4740 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Just...solid. just play it whenever you need to cast a spell anyways and it's good value.


    Best removal tool Druid has

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

  • economicaooc's Avatar
    460 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    This is already an okay anti-aggro tool if you cast a 2 mana spell with it, and it only gets better for higher costs. The problem is that it comes down a little too late against aggro if you want to combine it with a 2 or 3 mana spell.

    At higher mana costs, both classes don't have many strong 4+ mana spells that aren't board clears.

    I can't see this getting widespread play, but it definitely works.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Good card overall.

    Works as a nice removal too - at least if you cast a decent Spell afterwards :) 

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  • LevDev's Avatar
    75 2 Posts Joined 07/22/2020
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Something tells me we going to see a lot of trolden moments where some plays this and accidentally cast inervate/lightning bloom.

  • meisterz39's Avatar
    925 1200 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Speaker Gidra is super powerful. In Shaman you can easily pair this with a 3 mana damage spell (e.g. Lightning Storm, Lightning Breath, Serpentshrine Portal) to clear a midgame enemy board with ease. Druid has slightly less attractive spells to pair with her in the midgame (maybe BEEEES!!! or Swipe), but that's probably fine because Druid lacks a lot of board clear tools and will still like to have something like this in any Control Druid deck, and maybe even in an aggro/tempo deck as an insurance policy to ensure you can push through enemy taunts and end the game by pairing her with spells like Savage Roar or Blessing of the Ancients.

  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1840 4926 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Flexible, and will likely clear the board for you.

    Its more druid than shaman. Druid needs something like this, shaman less so.

  • Vandaren's Avatar
    620 636 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    As a stand alone card, i like it. Powerful and quite flexible. Mainly for removal i guess, but can be a surprise if opponent dont deal with it when the spellburst isnt activated. 

  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2094 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Solid removal, and sometimes sticks on board after trading into something. Pretty good! Solid minion all around, will see a lot of play. Also you could just play this + a big spell on board to make it a super dangerous minion, that your opponent is forced to remove. Kinda like Siamat with divine shield & Windfury, but Speaker Gidra CAN have bigger stats.

    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.

  • JFK's Avatar
    Curious Pair 1070 621 Posts Joined 07/31/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    My god, is this removal? In Druid?? Jokes aside, it's pretty good. Clears two minions and leaves a threat, but it's not something that will make control druid/shaman work, only support it.

  • DoubleSummon's Avatar
    Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    This card is must have in every spell based shaman or druid.. the power level of this expansion is off the charts.

    even a 2 mana spell makes this minion insane for it's cost.

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Can be used as a different Walking Fountain, like play this along Hex and remove 2 minions. Doesn't seem bad but Walking Fountain just seems better, at least this can be played way earlier with a 1 mana or 2 mana spell.

    NOW IN DRUID, this can be either an early threat to a spell next turn or a good use of your reamaining ramp to remove a few minions since druid doesn't have much AoE.

    E.V.I.L. Dragon 820 1229 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    3 mana, 1/4 is a statline seen in a lot of minions that don't see constructed play (Dalaran Mage, for example), but having RUSH and WINDFURY makes this card a potential removal for cheap tokens or lackeys created by your opponent. 

    The spell burst effect is nice, but an expensive spell is probably not going to be super effective to increase this minion's attack if you're needing her to remove threats, due to her having a modest 4 health.  However, using a big spell with her is  definitely viable if you're wanting her to go face. You'll just have to make sure the fist spell you play isn't 0 or 1 mana if you need to deal big damage to your opponent with the windfury.

    But again, modest 4 health, you'll need her to survive long enough to get that additional damage from mid to big spells

    A potentially very strong card, that requires careful thought by the player to get the most of this minion.


  • duppie's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 320 240 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    I love this card.  Seems quite good.  Can be combo'd because it has rush but you can also tempo it on 3 against a lot of decks so it's good early.  Can be combo'd with a three/two cost spell for a powerful midgame minion, and you can combo it with a big spell later in the game to generate a sizeable threat that impacts the board with two trades.



  • GoliathTheDwarf's Avatar
    970 665 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    This is kind of like creating your own Walking Fountain for a cheaper cost and minus the lifesteal, plus the effects of whatever spell you get to cast. I like it.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    If you play this with a 3 mana spell, then it becomes a slightly better Gyrocopter. But if you pair it with something like Overflow or Dragon's Pack then it will probably be able to kill two guys and still survive until the next round. This card is flexible, and useful. I don't think it will be too powerful, but a handy card to have in most situations.

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  • Emptyness's Avatar
    Supporter 520 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    It's like a flexible, cheap and ofc weaker version of walking fountain or siamat. But the main point is - flexible. For both classes. 

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  • UVE's Avatar
    1180 828 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Rockbiter Weapon makes that minion a 5 mana 6/6 Rush windfury, sweet.


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  • BloodMefist's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 825 728 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Seems super strong with Shaman's spell-generating capabilities and Druid's access to good spells.  It can help stabilize on a turn where you play something like Nourish, which is really strong in some matchups.

  • Me0203's Avatar
    Design Champion 745 481 Posts Joined 06/13/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    It's a great defensive card, because you're rewarded for doing something which you would anyway - playing spells. Getting a 3-6 for 5 mana is only slightly better than Grook Fu Master (wait, that exists?), but it has rush and you also get the effect from that 2 mana spell. It's nothing that breaks the pie, but it is very efficient board control tool. 

    Put in a faster deck like Token Druid or Totem Shaman, this is just as good - it's an efficient tool that works at a premium with your buff spells, proactively protects your littler dudes, and puts pressure on your opponent if it sticks around. Especially since Token Druid wants to run 5+ cost spells at the moment, I think we'll see this gal more in faster decks than slower decks. 

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