New Rogue Minion - Sparkjoy Cheat

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 990 3124 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    A new Rare Rogue Minion, Sparkjoy Cheat, has been revealed!

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar
    Grand Crusader 780 984 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    This is a super strong card.  Typically rogues don't run a ton of secret synergy outside Shadowjeweler Hanar.  Will be interesting to see if this pushes rogue decks back towards secret synergy and away from Whirlkick.  It might considering Whirlkick is rotating in a few months, but Hanar isn't.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1607 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Alright so this is a really powerfull effect, and it's great that it ISN'T a "free secret" because of Sparkjoy Cheat being 3 mana, while rogue secrets are 2 mana. So you could call Sparkjoy Cheat a 1 mana 3/3: "cast a secret from your hand and draw a card". Let's hope this makes Secret Rogue a fun (but slightly more balanced/fun) alternative to Whirlkick Master rogue, just so there is some more diversity in the type of rogues you can fase on ladder. Also thank Yogg that this isn't a mage card, or a Dual class Rogue/mage card.

    Standard: Secret rogue obviously, but it might also fit in some kind of C'Thun, the Shattered Galakrond rogue deck, because that deck already runs a secret package if i remember correctly.

    Wild: Not sure if it will see play. Maybe people will try out some kind of Wild Secret Rogue deck? However Secret mage still does the same job better. Also even though it's ODD Costed, ODD-rogue won't use it, because secrets cost 2 mana. :P

    Actually now that i read the text again, does it let you choose a secret, or does it cast a random one? Because that might matter a lot toward the cards viability. From what i can tell the effect is kinda like a Phase Stalker and probably will cast a random secret. (from your hand, and only once)

    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.

  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1217 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Does this trigger the secret? I don't think so but the spelling is so weird that I don't undesrtand.

  • Bersak's Avatar
    Magma Rager 710 411 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    No, “cast” means trigger a spell as if you played it. So this “just “ puts a secret into play. Still insanely busted card.

    It would have been a fine card even without the card draw

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3885 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Unless tempo secret rogue comes into play, this card will almost never see play. The problem here is that you're playing a good 3/3 for 1 mana on 3, which is good tempo, but because outside of Bamboozle, rogue secrets dont tend to protect their minions, its basically redundant to get this out along with a simple 3/3.

    But since bamboozle is already decent, there's just a small hope tempo rogue can get back in and this card along with cards like Shadow Clone, so this card can't be completely trash throughout this year.

  • Horus's Avatar
    Wizard 2365 2690 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Damn, that's a highly effective (3) drop - I have no doubt in its potency

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

  • Pezman's Avatar
    Pirate King 2005 1655 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Great card! 3 mana 3/3, plus a secret plus a draw. Only bad if you're not holding a secret. Of course, with a new secret (and a pretty good one), it's worth giving secret rogue another try.

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2994 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    I wish that this would trigger Shadowjeweler Hanar.  

  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1695 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    preeeety insane, it's basically a 1 mana 3/3 that draws a card. Must include in secret decks but has to be played once your Shadowjeweler Hanar is dead

  • randomfan's Avatar
    Lion's Guard 1180 730 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

    This probably doesn't trigger Hanar, so I'm not sure this becomes a thing. Secret Rogue almost always wants the value from Hanar because otherwise their secrets aren't as impactful. 

    Unfortunately, common sense isn't as common as it should be.

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