New Mage & Rogue Spell - Brain Freeze

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1265 5149 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    A new Rare Rogue/Mage Spell, Brain Freeze, has been revealed!

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

    Just a great rare. 1 mana stall, potentially removal, and the art is funny.

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

    Another nice freeze card for mage - and because it`s cheap the combo ability is most likely to go off too.

    Rogue could also utilize this card pretty good - overall i would say decent card but not so sure if it will see play.

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  • Grumpy000's Avatar
    1870 1137 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    very good !

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1840 4903 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Decent freeze for 1. Or it does 3 damage for 1. One or the other. Its rare to want both.

    But it gives a freeze effect to rogue, and that might just be enough for this to see play.

  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 2010 4715 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Not too impressed, but it's better than nothing. Small Spell mage appreciates any 1-cost spell that can stall or clear the board.

    Idk what the point would be in Rogue though (outside of a combo activator that's also a combo card by itself)

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    1 mana deal 3 to a minion has been shown to be more than acceptable in most cases, and the need to combo this is a fine tradeoff for the freeze.

    A good card, but not enough to launch any archetypes that weren't already good, so I assume this will be seen more in mage than rogue.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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

    1 mana spells are always nice. Cheap Spellburst activation, and can do good damage to a minion. I like it!

    Rogue: This can be a way to  prevent taking damage for a turn. Normally you had to Sap something instead. Also Brain Freeze is cheap, and can be used to enable other combo cards instead. (if you don't want the deal 3 damage effect.) Will probably see play in some kind of control rogue deck, or just any rogue deck that needs a cheap combo enabler at the very least.

    Mage: Another cheap spell that you can discover from cards like Arcane Breath, Magic Trick and Evocation. Will see play in burn & freeze mage, but i feel like it's too weak to fit into highlander mage. But hey at least you will see it plenty of times, because of random discovers/generation.

    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.

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

    basically Frostbolt for 1 mana but can't target face with combo requirement you are 99% of the time want to fulfill.

    Tempo mage is gonna love this.. in rogue.. nah.



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

    Incredible card for Mana Cyclone decks, good card overall for other rogue decks.

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

    This almost has to be more impactful to Rogue than to Mage, if only because it helps slower Rogue archetypes in a way that Mage doesn't really need. That said, this is still crazy powerful in a Cyclone Mage deck, as it's basically a cheaper Frostbolt in that context. It's probably also a key card for any Tempo/Secret Mage, as it can be paired on turn 2 with Sorcerer's Apprentice for a total of 4 mana's worth of value that makes it very easy to defend that Sorcerer's Apprentice and snowball a win.

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

    This card is pretty good!

    Invocation of Frost has seen tons of play before and after it's nerf. Granted, it could freeze enemy minions AND players.

    This card can only target minions, but it's cost is flexible enough to be used in tempo and miracle playlists. You probably won't care too much about the combo damage, either, unless you're needing to remove an early game minion, the cheap freeze effect is the main draw of this card.

    Ray of Frost has seen play in constructed since RoS, and while this card doesn't have the twinspell of Ray it can still be used to stall enemy minions like it's twinspell counterpart can.


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

    People play Ray of Frost, people play Frostbolt, people play Eviscerate, I don't see why they wouldn't play this card.

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

    This is a pretty great freeze card, since it's extra damage dosn't require that the minion already be frozen like so many others do.

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

    Cheap spells are always good. For both classes. This will see play one way or another.

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

    Not sure if this is good enough to be run itself, what with Ray of Frost still kicking, but adds more fodder for the Mozaki OTK mage of my nightmares.  Will also be yet another tilting cheap spell to be generated from cheap effects.

  • Me0203's Avatar
    Design Champion 745 480 Posts Joined 06/13/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    Yeah, yeah, it's good, whatever, fine, but really - this should be a SHAMAN CARD! >:C

    Better call Thrall!



  • Meteorite12's Avatar
    670 696 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    So a cheaper Frostbolt that doesn’t go face, because there’s rarely a time where neither class can activate the combo

    Who needs consistency when you could have fun?

  • Horus's Avatar
    Metrognome 2515 3148 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    With that signature of yours, @Me0203, I couldn't help but to smile at your comment ; poor freeze shamy , RIP

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  • allthehype's Avatar
    Crossroads Historian 630 738 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 8 months ago

    + for art and flavor! I guess this could be used in a couple of decks, maybe cyclone mage could make a comeback

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