New Warlock Spell - Wicked Whispers

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  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 1175 4555 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    A new Rare Warlock Spell, Wicked Whispers, has been revealed!

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  • Trimutius's Avatar 1570 2430 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Zoo gets some love. Nice

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  • BloodMefist's Avatar Content Squad Old God Fanatic 825 719 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Boneweb Egg gets some support (still boggles me that it didnt get any in Scholomance), and zoo gets a nice AoE board buff.  Grim Rally was run a lot, but destroying a 1/1 gives up minimal board advantage while this loses quite a bit of card advantage.  Still, I'll take any zoo support with a smile.

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  • Duke's Avatar 205 82 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Could be sick in wild discolock 

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Wonder if they ever are gonna make discard targetable across the board like in runeterra... it feels so much better over there here.. there will always be feelbad moments... even with the "supposed targeting"

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  • Trimutius's Avatar 1570 2430 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon

    Wonder if they ever are gonna make discard targetable across the board like in runeterra... it feels so much better over there here.. there will always be feelbad moments... even with the "supposed targeting"

    They might, they already made it kinda targetable by duel hero power, maybe they will change it with classic revamp in April altogether

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  • Samzy's Avatar Devoted Academic 370 191 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Ah, discard. The mechanic that never quite works despite the amount of support that Blizzard tries to give it. 
    This one might work with the spiders, but I hope zoo finds a good home for this card.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
    Quote From Trimutius
    Quote From DoubleSummon

    Wonder if they ever are gonna make discard targetable across the board like in runeterra... it feels so much better over there here.. there will always be feelbad moments... even with the "supposed targeting"

    They might, they already made it kinda targetable by duel hero power, maybe they will change it with classic revamp in April altogether

    if you look across the board on hand buffing or hand selecting cards, you will notice that no card in herthstone:

    1. selects more than one target

    or

    2.selects a target that is a card in hand..

    I looked it out and runeterra is also a game programmed in unity (the same engine as HS) so it's NOT an engine limitation to multiple targeting or targeting your hand..

    you see many cards saying "random" just because they didn't ever want to fix those self induced limitations they made to the game..

    for example Unstable Felbolt or  Unwilling Sacrifice also some hand buffs that would be fairly priced if you could control them...

    those limitations introduced a lot of deck restrictions and rng to the game cause you really want to hit those targets

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  • Fedrion's Avatar Zombie 1675 733 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    As a Wild player, I totally support Discolock, and will keep on supporting all the time, except when it becomes meta, I hate to see something I love become mainstream.

     

    That said, only works if you have either Silverware Golem, Boneweb Egg, Clutchmother Zavas or if you already played all your hand, if not it's pretty risky for it's effect.

    Papa Nurgle wants to share his gifts.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1815 3125 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    It has potential, like Grim Rally, but it may find a home with Galakrond builds

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Pumpkin 1165 1793 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon
    Quote From Trimutius
    Quote From DoubleSummon

    Wonder if they ever are gonna make discard targetable across the board like in runeterra... it feels so much better over there here.. there will always be feelbad moments... even with the "supposed targeting"

    They might, they already made it kinda targetable by duel hero power, maybe they will change it with classic revamp in April altogether

    if you look across the board on hand buffing or hand selecting cards, you will notice that no card in herthstone:

    1. selects more than one target

    or

    2.selects a target that is a card in hand..

    I looked it out and runeterra is also a game programmed in unity (the same engine as HS) so it's NOT an engine limitation to multiple targeting or targeting your hand..

    you see many cards saying "random" just because they didn't ever want to fix those self induced limitations they made to the game..

    for example Unstable Felbolt or  Unwilling Sacrifice also some hand buffs that would be fairly priced if you could control them...

    those limitations introduced a lot of deck restrictions and rng to the game cause you really want to hit those targets

    It is important to remember that you can control the targeting if you manipulate the board state or hand state, which is a layer of strategy/skill not present when you can target manually.

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  • economicaooc's Avatar 460 464 Posts Joined 03/04/2020
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Pretty acceptable in discard warlock, but while discarding lowest cost gives consistency, discard warlock usually wants to keep its lowest cost cards and discard higher cost payoffs.

    Thorough maybe. Not sure that discolock ever really plans on having enough minions on board for this to really take off.

    This post is discussing the wild format.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Ancestral Recall 1580 2271 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago
    Quote From FortyDust
    Quote From DoubleSummon
    Quote From Trimutius
    Quote From DoubleSummon

    Wonder if they ever are gonna make discard targetable across the board like in runeterra... it feels so much better over there here.. there will always be feelbad moments... even with the "supposed targeting"

    They might, they already made it kinda targetable by duel hero power, maybe they will change it with classic revamp in April altogether

    if you look across the board on hand buffing or hand selecting cards, you will notice that no card in herthstone:

    1. selects more than one target

    or

    2.selects a target that is a card in hand..

    I looked it out and runeterra is also a game programmed in unity (the same engine as HS) so it's NOT an engine limitation to multiple targeting or targeting your hand..

    you see many cards saying "random" just because they didn't ever want to fix those self induced limitations they made to the game..

    for example Unstable Felbolt or  Unwilling Sacrifice also some hand buffs that would be fairly priced if you could control them...

    those limitations introduced a lot of deck restrictions and rng to the game cause you really want to hit those targets

    It is important to remember that you can control the targeting if you manipulate the board state or hand state, which is a layer of strategy/skill not present when you can target manually.

    yes that's what I meant in the last line.. for example this card you want to design your deck/hand to have a "discard lover" as the lowest cost card in hand.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 925 1200 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Grim Rally was good, in part because of its synergy with eggs, but mainly because buffs aren't widely available in Warlock, so any board-wide buff is really powerful in Zoolock. It wouldn't take much in terms of discard synergy to make this about as good, and you can always just play it on with an empty hand for the buff.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1195 1783 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Great for zoo, and it's the good kind of discord card. (Bad kind= random discard.) Can't really say anything bad about this card, i like it.

    Standard: This will 100% see play in zoolock and some kind of tempo Galakrondlock. Galakrondlock always had trouble keeping it's board of 1 health minions alive, and Wicked Whispers helps fix that problem.

    Wild: It's a good Zoo card, so it's surely going to see play in some kind of zoo deck. Also it will see play in Discardlock, as Discardlock loves discarding cards and buffing the minions on board.

    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.

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  • PLANETCRUNCH's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 810 1221 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Warlock got those spider eggs in Scholomance Academy that can be discarded to activate it's effect. 

    and with this spell being 1 mana it's pretty flexible to dump your hand of the smaller minions, play this, and then discard something you don't care about to gain it's effect. Will probably see play, but is it enough to push zoo on the ladder?

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar Old God Fanatic 830 1223 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Was thinking the same, Grim worked better with tokens but this just needs a card you no longer need or want to discard.

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar Salty Dog 1015 684 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    Discolock was meta for a while in standard, which means the card isn't totally worthless. But, Discolock tends to be a zoo deck and the best card to discard with this, Boneweb Egg, needs to cost less than the gigantic pool of 1 drops and 2 drops associated with Discolock.

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  • slychd's Avatar Sparklepony 1175 484 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    I wonder if they will try to make discard warlock a thing.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

    I am not sure how strong this card is. Aggro Discard Warlock is a deck in wild, and they might run this, but usually the lowest cost card in your hand will be something like Flame Imp, Soulfire, Expired Merchant, Tiny Knight of Evil, or some other card you don't want to discard. Silverware Golem and Fist of Jaraxxus are going to be too expensive in most cases, so I guess the question is whether or not it will be worth it to start running Boneweb Egg.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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