A new Rare Rogue Weapon, Self-Sharpening Sword, has been revealed!
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funny card. It basically swaps attack and durability so you go from a 1/4 to a 4/1 eventually.
I think it's too slow though. Just use a weapon with high attack in the first place.
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It was awful.
with the weapon synergies this expansion it might be good enough, I like such cards.. it's growing the more you use it..
this set seem to take many ideas they had before but just trying to make them better this reminds me of Poisoned Blade as far as scaling weapons in rogue but obviously it isn't horrifyingly horrible.
Neat weapon, could be useful in a Tempo deck for controlling the board since it scales into higher damage for higher health threats or building up into a face-hitting weapon. Also great synergy with anything that buffs durability like Doctor Krastinov or Captain Greenskin.
This is rather interesting. Usually, if you aren't able to kill your opponent within the next 2 turns, it is best to save your weapon for trading. But now you have to consider what you want to trade with and set up the weapon's attack accordingly. That being said I think the weapon will probably be too slow to see play, especially when rogues just got Coerce which is a fantastic removal spell.
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is it just me or Hooked Scimitar and Waggle Pick are just better options ? Well, at least they will leave standard at some point.
Actually disappointed, expecting far more better weapon after revealed rogue/warrior minions. Because warrior already has too good weapons to benefit these minions advantages but rogue doesn't...
This suffers from the rogue weapon problem, where aggressive rogue weapons are doomed to be bad because they make your hero power useless and increase mana wastage.
It's a shame, but I doubt that this will see play, even though it does 18 damage with deadly poison.
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It's actually not a bad Rogue weapon, although if you want high Attack immediately, I think you'd rather just Hooked Scimitar, or even just Hero Power + Deadly Poison.
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It's good? I don't know, I guess it is better for control rather than smorking face.
its not really as bad as it looks. In many ways, if you need a card to support weapons rogue, then this card will easily be it.
With high durability, at 3 mana, and cards like Deadly Poison and Vulpera Toxinblade, there's plenty of ways to make this a big weapon that will hit solidly for at least 2-3 turns. Upgrade this with Doctor Krastinov for more damage and charges, and make the doctor really scary.
But what about its competitors? Hooked Scimitar does more damage but is combo reliant and only have 2 charges making it face or bust. Waggle Pick cost more mana, and have only 2 charges plus a possible tempo downgrade. If I need a solid weapon that I can buff and control the board and hit face with, this weapon will still be the better of the three.
Obviously meta dependent. An ooze will doom this weapon, and then some.
Not bad, but also not that strong - could work but not sure about it.
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Funny card, but it feels really slow. Sure you can buff it with minions, and cards like Deadly Poison.
Actually it has 4 durability, rogue generally only has 2 durability weapons, meaning you can get in more swings with Self-Sharpening Sword. And if you upgrade it with cards like Doctor Krastinov and Deadly Poison and more, it will be a really good weapon. Now that i'm looking it kinda gives me Kingsbane vibes. Kingsbane also loved getting buffed, and also has the same stats, but i feel like Self-Sharpening Sword fits better in midrange decks, as it also buffs itself after attacking with it. Also if you get it big on atk, you can get good minions from Steeldancer from this.
So it's a bit of a niche card, that can be very powerfull when supported. will at least see experimentation.
A little slow for 3 mana, but with all the support at scholomance and 4 durability maybe some midrange deck can take this in to action.
If you manage to get Deadly poison on it or some other attack buff straight on - it may be viable. But other than that - just too slow to get any signifficant dmg out of it.
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I love this! Even without any buffs, it's solid value for 3 mana. But you can buff this and dish out a LOT of damage.
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Works well when buffed which is rogue's theme this expansion. Probably just ends up being too slow, either that or ooze.
I think it's OK, it's not as fast as Hooked Scimitar, which can inflict (without buffs) 8 damage by turn 4, but 10 damage by turn 6 is not bad at all. And, when buffed by +2, it would be 18 damage total, while the scimitar would be 12 only. So a bit on the slow side, but not that slow.
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I mean, you upgrade this with Greenskin once and it's 20 damage over the course of the weapon's life span. Issue is, the life span is so long that your opponent is bound to wall up eventually if they're control and you'll end up in a position where you can't win anymore.
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