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New Shaman Weapon - Rune Dagger

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 460 1105 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    A new Common Shaman Weapon, Rune Dagger, has been revealed!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 1005 2126 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    on demand spell damage is never a bad thing, and a 1/3 weapon for two isn't bad either.

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar 1090 1880 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Doesn't hunter have to play a 7 mana card to get this? shaman being shaman..

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  • BloodMefist's Avatar Design Champion 415 326 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Nice for a Spell Damage deck, whether or not that deck will be strong enough remains to be seen.  

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Eldritch Horror 1220 2253 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    This is really cool because it is Spell Damage that your opponent can't kill. I think one of the biggest downfalls of spell damage is that your opponent has to deal 2 damage and kill your Kobold Geomancer. This card is reliable Spell Damage that you can unleash whenever you need it for 0 mana.

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  • economicaooc's Avatar 295 360 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 3 months ago

    Reverse spirit claws.

    Probably pretty good. I'm not sure that this is better than Likkim for even shaman, but the potential for burst is interesting.

    Doubt that this slots into any other shaman deck, unless spell damage matters shaman somehow bursts into life.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

    The down-vote is an 'I disagree' button, not an insult.

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  • NegativeNemsy's Avatar 180 105 Posts Joined 07/10/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Too awkward when big taunts are on the board.  I don't think the deck will be fast enough to avoid them.

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  • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 655 1195 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    little and collectible Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury. Since it is cheaper and Shaman's spell's are also cheaper with overload and deals higher damage than Hunter's spells, it will act better than it probably.

    I have experimented with Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury with Malygos when it was first released and it acted quite well, but there was some Hunter-ish survival difficulties in that deck. In Shaman, surviving until late game wouldn't be an issue most of times i believe and there is Lightning Bloom now which makes Malygos even more threatening so +6 Spell Damage is better than +5 for going lethal and we can put 2 copies of this unlike Vereesa Windrunner.

    I will probably experiment with this in a Malygos Shaman deck.

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad Headless Horseman 1060 1204 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    This actually seems pretty good since it effectively offers a free trigger of Spell Damage for up to 3 turns (you do pay 2 mana for the weapon on turn one if you choose to use it that turn, but still). It's really good for all your Spell Damage triggers, and the weapon can even be used to take out some minions.

    Strong card. I like it.

    It's also an effect I've made on weapons before, so I like it even more for that reason.

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar 325 459 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Shaman is one of the best classes to get spell power, and this is really hard to remove.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar 780 1361 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Mercifully, this actually works with Arcane Watcher, or otherwise its no different from playing a minion with spell damage.

    Combos very well with Ras Frostwhisper without further need of other minions to add to the AoE. Also curves well into Molten Blast. Just a solid synergy card, really. Its chief deficiency would be that 1 damage on turn 2, where its not likely to do anything to affect the board.

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  • Freek's Avatar 105 35 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    So... Does the weapon get spell damage, or the hero?

    In other words, if it breaks after you attack, will you also get the spell damage?

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 495 586 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Nice card and good addition for Burn Shaman. 

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  • Brandon's Avatar Devoted Outlander 385 415 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    REALLY GOOD for spell damage shaman. On-demand spell damage is strong, and it also naturally curves into Molten Blast. Seems like a solid burn shaman card to me.

     

     

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  • Vandaren's Avatar 345 566 Posts Joined 06/05/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    We can get +1 spell damage for 3 turns. This with Ras Frostwhisper will destroy token and aggro board, hopefully. The only drawback is it have only 1 attack, but surely it's for the best.

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  • Emptyness's Avatar Supporter 470 525 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    This is so much better than, let's say, the hunter legendary minion that gave you tho'ridal. I belive this will see some action.

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  • Pezman's Avatar 885 816 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    This exactly. Of course, the Hunter version has +1 attack and brings a 5/6 body, but yeah. This is much better!

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  • PLANETCRUNCH's Avatar Goblin 505 880 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    If spell shaman was missing something it was certainly consistent spell damage.

    Despite having the powerful Squall Hunter and Lady Vashj spell hunter in standard was missing ways to keep spell damage on the board - Squall hunter's overload would make playing any spells next turn pretty difficult, and Lady Vashj's health would be so modest in both of her forms that the cheapest single target removal could remove her - if your opponent didn't opt to just silence or transform her. 

    This somewhat circumvents that by keeping the spell damage on your hero when you attack, allowing you to choose when you need that spell damage. Granted this weapon can be removed with weapon removal, which has been more popular against the Galakrond Decks and Pirate Warrior, but Hoard Pillager can be used to re-equip your weapon for the continuous spell damage.

    All of Shamans damaging spells benefit from this weapons activation - Tidal Wave is now a lifesteal spell that deals 4 across the entire board and heals that much, Molten Blast now deals 3 damage and summons that many tokens, Earthquake will now deal 6 and then 3 damage, and Ras Frostwhisper while not a spell is improved by spell damage and can deal an additional 1 damage with his AOE.

     

     

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  • JFK's Avatar 600 442 Posts Joined 07/31/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    This is THE card that makes SD shaman a thing. You don't have to worry about triggering your Spellbook Binders, no awkward plays to help Arcane Watcher attack, Ras Frostwhisper can always Consecrate, Molten Blast is always a discounted Imp-losion on average. Then there's control support with empowering Earthquake and Lightning Storm, combo potential with Malygos for even more damage and guaranteed burst enchanting.

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  • Guenh's Avatar Devoted Academic 415 496 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 months ago

    Strong weapon. The Spell Damage on demand can be so helpful to be aggressive with some spell or to defend with some aoe for exemple. We will see it a lot

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