New Mage Minion - Firebrand

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  • Guenh's Avatar Devoted Academic 710 633 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Flamewaker is back...with a different purpose. This card can be strong in early game to stop any aggression and late game to remove some minion. It will see a lot of play imho

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  • linkinboy0's Avatar Headmaster 1160 468 Posts Joined 07/07/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    It's a good control card. Not as flamewaker but still

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  • UVE's Avatar 1170 822 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Can you hear It? Is Highlander mage orgasming

    By The Holy Light!

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  • SavageDrago's Avatar 290 150 Posts Joined 05/07/2020
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Mage won't play much for the board nowadays, but could use a mini Reno. Triggering it won't be much of a problem.

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  • Lemushki's Avatar Squirtle 975 776 Posts Joined 03/22/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Not as good as his wild brother

    Lemushki - The one and only since 2006

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  • Valord's Avatar 465 281 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    It ain't Flamewaker, but still seems pretty good otherwise.

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  • Horus's Avatar Wizard 2415 2834 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Finally after years ... Flamewaker made balanced 

    Struggle with Heroic Galakrond's Awakening? I got your back : 

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  • melon101's Avatar 180 47 Posts Joined 06/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Really strong for Mage to survive vs Aggro!

    "My winged children fill the skies."

    "A hundred kings will rise again!"
    "Who knows what secrets we'll uncover?"

    "The stars align!"
    "The stars align!"

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  • magmalizard's Avatar HearthStationeer 290 145 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Basically a different version of flamewaker in how to play this card. Where flamewaker was used as a combo card you use this card to defensively clear some minions kinda like Reno the Relicologist except weaker.

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  • Alfi's Avatar Devoted Academic 1725 1323 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Nice stats

    -=alfi=-

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  • FrostyFeet's Avatar Senior Moderator Derpcorn 2110 1431 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Will probably fight with Imprisoned Observer for a slot in Standard Highlander lists. If Tempo Mage becomes a thing again, this surely makes the cut in those decks as well.

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  • Samzy's Avatar Devoted Academic 370 191 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Looks more consistent than Flamewaker for board control, but I’m not sure if that is enough to secure a spot in the highlander deck right now.

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  • Suchti0352's Avatar Hero of Warcraft 770 781 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Great anti aggro card, but I'm not sure how strong this will be against slower decks.

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  • Janusi's Avatar Face Collector 595 225 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    It's a decent early play even if you do face a slower deck. A 3 mana 3/4 is nothing to sneeze at.

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  • Fisguinho's Avatar The Raven 1190 411 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Nice stats and nice effect, not too reliable but it doesn't hurt you

    All hail the banshee queen.

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  • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 935 1017 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Amazing card for Tempo Mage. Even though it does not damage face it's a great board control tool.

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  • PLANETCRUNCH's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 810 1221 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    This is a very good mage minion.

    It's a slightly stronger but slower Flamewaker, and I'll explain that.

    Flamewaker was a modest 2/4 for 3 mana that would deal 2 damage split across ALL enemies (players and minions) whenever a spell was played, and was used in the infamous aggro mage to clear your opponents board and deal massive damage to your opponent by playing spells being discounted by Sorcerer's Apprentice, allowing you to push lethal against your opponent.

    The Firebrand is an impressive 3/4 for 3 mana, that deals 4 damage across all enemy minions, specifically. This is what I mean by "Slower", becase Firebrands ability won't target your opponent, they're life isn't affected directly by his ability. However, because his ability is now minions ONLY, it's consistent, and therefore stronger.

    This minion will be able to shred enemy tokens that are mere 1/1s, or be able to remove a single enemy minion with 4 health left, whether they have stealth or not - allowing you to save that AOE for a large board.

    It's very strong, I suspect it will be apart of a new aggro mage, or possibly find it's home in the highlander deck Mages have adopted as their legend climbing deck

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  • ChocolateChipCooke's Avatar Unicorn Reveler 1160 337 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    In another class, this is probably an auto-include in most lists because of the stats and dangerous effect. However, in Mage, I'm not sure they want to be running a minion with an effect that can be covered by one of their strong spells.

    Perhaps I'm wrong, but I don't think this will make it past the experimentation phase of the expansion.

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  • Safiron's Avatar Devoted Academic 620 155 Posts Joined 07/28/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    Balanced Flamewaker. Still really strong. Great card.

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  • Sparkinarius's Avatar Crossroads Historian 715 471 Posts Joined 07/18/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    I think Highlander Mage would love this early body on the board that also acts as removal. They have Ray of Frost and are getting cards like Devolving Missiles and Wandmaker to make this more consistent. Highlander Mage needs the early removal and Firebrand looks to fit that purpose well.

    For glory, honor, and gold!

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