New Neutral Minion - Shadow Hunter Vol'jin

  • Arthas's Avatar Black Lotus 780 1943 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    A new Legendary Neutral Minion, Shadow Hunter Vol'jin, has been revealed!

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  • KANSAS's Avatar Old God Fanatic 1715 2733 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I imagine you could use this in Druid with some cheap minion generating spells to get large taunts early. This can also help you cheese through Taunts. Other than that I don't think this will be played a lot. 5 mana to "disrupt" your opponent's board seems pretty clunky. 

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • randomfan's Avatar Academy Sleuth 865 415 Posts Joined 03/17/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Nicely versatile card. You can use it on your own minions to cheat out something big, or escape a negative battlecry. You can use it as a potential disruption card to break combos.  There is also always the soft removal option, a la Sap, to just put something scary, or buffed up back into your opponent's hand and trade for some other minion of theirs. I wonder what happens if there is no minion in hand to swap. Is there no effect or does it behave exactly like Sap at that point?

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

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar Crossroads Historian 1245 315 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    This could be nice. Want to get rid of a big taunt? Done. Want to replay a strong battlecry? Done. Just hope you don't pull some 10-mana minion from the enemy's hand on turn 5.

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  • Dreams's Avatar Banned Pikachu 335 290 Posts Joined 11/05/2020
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I pulled a tickatus warlock's y'shaarj and won because of it.

    Banned for spamming.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1320 2337 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    A strong tech card. And perhaps in time it will prove too strong. Most decks would want this if only because its basically a better silence card, or a backup removal option. In some cases, it even enables a second battlecry. The possibilities are endless.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 650 832 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    This looks very strong because you can also target your own minions which will happen most of the time because if you use it on your opponent minion this could easily backfire.

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1375 2682 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Mediocre anti combo tool and occasional cheat engine (even though you need at least 6 mana at which point cheating out something bigger isn't that relevant)

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Brandon's Avatar Old God Fanatic 750 1029 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Strong tech card, kinda like a more expansive Dirty Rat. Also seems good for Big decks like Big Warrior and Duel! Paladin right now, before they rotate. (BUT obviously you never want to pull Shadow Hunter Vol'jin with Dimensional Ripper or any other "recruit" card. so that's a big downside.)

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  • Synnr7's Avatar 650 270 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Fun card. I've been running it in a big Paladin. Bouncing recruits to land a 10drop is fun. Won me a game or two from bouncing an enemy taunt too. Real fun to play with. 

    Love these preview legendaries. Always entertaining to play around with during reveal seasons.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • Tondogioieni's Avatar 20 2 Posts Joined 02/20/2021
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is a great discount for otk mage(Antonidas), tried it in wild but i'm betting it could work in standard too.

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  • UVE's Avatar 935 650 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    If the enemy doesn't have minions on hand that card would work as Sap? Or doesn't do anything because there is no Minion to swap?

    By The Holy Light!

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  • OldenGolden's Avatar Snow-Covered 530 81 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    So far my favorite move with it is getting rid of a Libram buffed whatever that a paladin left out there - no more minion, no more librams.

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  • RavenSunHS's Avatar Refreshment Vendor 865 1478 Posts Joined 03/27/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Definitely a juicy card, but I doubt it will be popular past its first week. In general, despite the apparent versatility, it's just too situational.

    It's too unreliable against enemy minions, and Control decks have better options most of the time, while Aggro simply cannot afford a (5) 3/6 tech card.

    Big Recruit decks are also better off without him for best consistency of summon from deck.

    Either way, I'm trying it in Big Demon Hunter (with Felscreamer, Priestess of Fury and Overfiend as backup Midrange plan + big Naga and Colossus) and it's a nice card there, definitely a buff to the deck. It's just that the deck itself is still quite limited I think.

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  • Pezman's Avatar Unwrapped 1605 1359 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I like combo disruption, so I can see this being useful. Maybe also worth it to avoid your own minion's negative battlecry?

    With a couple mana discounts, combining this with Silas Darkmoon could be fun.

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  • doingtheobvious's Avatar Child of the Night 900 414 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Tried him out a few times here and there, have to say I am quite impressed with his versatility.

    Makes me interested to see if the rest of the FiTB will have the same amount of thought and care put into it.

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  • Caro's Avatar 1255 805 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Added him to my Deck of Chaos warlock, and have to say, pretty great at a 3 mana 5/6

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar Gul'dan 1450 2209 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months, 1 week ago

    I've been trying to find a good use for this card and am still coming up thumbs

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  • og0's Avatar 1330 961 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 2 months, 1 week ago

    Love the combo potential of this card - wish I had the original.

    All generalizations are false.

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  • BigE's Avatar The Cake Is A Lie 830 383 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 2 months, 1 week ago

    He's got some purple magic. 

    Dad Legend. Legend IV

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