New Neutral Minion - Blademaster Samuro

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

    A new Legendary Neutral Minion, Blademaster Samuro, has been revealed!

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  • Mikwits's Avatar 330 27 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Really interesting neutral aoe, love it!

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

    It's like a neutral Swipe. If Dragonmaw Scorcher can see even a minuscule amount of play, Samuro will get to see play as well.

    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

    It has a decent Frenzy payoff, but I wonder if there will be some handbuff options to make it really powerful.

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

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  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Barrens Sleuth 1830 2290 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From KANSAS

    It's like a neutral Swipe. If Dragonmaw Scorcher can see even a minuscule amount of play, Samuro will get to see play as well.

    More like Arcane Explosion than Swipe, i guess one minion does get 2 dmg, so a baby-swipe :) But with some (hand)buff action, this could clear a lot. Still decent as is tho.

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  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1265 1228 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    This and the rank up spells gave me major WC3 vibes for sure!

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  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1265 1228 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Forgot to mention, Blademaster + Inner Rage... the attack gain should happen before the Frenzy effect right?  Because the spell damaging the minion would have to resolve before the effect triggers.  Meaning if Inner Rage is part of the Core set and remains the same it's a two card, 4 mana 3/5 Rush that also does 3 AOE to all enemy minions even before you Rush attack.

    Even if Inner Rage isn't Core, I'll maybe try it out in Wild a bit.

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

    How good this is will depend on how easy it is to buff it before you proc the Frenzy effect.

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

    If you can somehow buff this then this card is straightup insane. But that's probably the biggest problem with this card. The two classes that can easily buff its attack, warrior and paladin, already have another swing option in Lord Barov, so the only other class that can reasonably do it is rogue with Cold Blood.

    Not sure if this will ever take the meta by storm. Probably not. But I'm fairly certain team5 wouldn't just print cards like this without some kind of support card for it, so I'm on the fence with this one.

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

    Nice neutral AoE. The Power of the Card depends on how much handbuff stuff we will see .

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

    Really seems like more of a Warrior or Paladin legendary doesn't it?

    Warrior can combo with Inner Rage for a quick Hellfire, Paladin can just buff it and run it into something for variable amounts of damage (Blessing of Might meta pog)

    Should at least appear in Libram Pally (since Pure is going away anyways unless they print more support)

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

    REALLY interesting and good card. Might as well see play in nearly every class. Blademaster Samuro is really good alongside handbuffs and it's 6 health makes it really easy to survive a trade and get the Frenzy off. Rogue can definatly use this very well to actually get an good AOE card, Libram Paladin can also use it well, and obviously Warrior, Druid and hunter. Hunter now get's a board clear thats not a secret, and it might enable some midrange/combo hunter deck with Beastmaster Leoroxx to finally shine. Also Rogue can REALLY use Blademaster Samuro because rogues only have like 2 other Board clears, those being Fan of Knives and Blade Flurry. I'm really hyped for the amount of stuff Blademaster Samuro could enable, and i'm so happy to see some an amazing neutral anti aggro card. OH and priest can cast Apotheosis on Blademaster Samuro in order to heal a LOT. 

    I know this is way too early to say this, but Blademaster Samuro might become a must craft, and i wouldn't be surprised if Blademaster Samuro would either become really OP and nerfed quickly, or become Zilliax level loved/balanced. Time will tell!

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

    Really seems like more of a Warrior or Paladin legendary doesn't it?

    Warrior can combo with Inner Rage for a quick Hellfire, Paladin can just buff it and run it into something for variable amounts of damage (Blessing of Might meta pog)

    Should at least appear in Libram Pally (since Pure is going away anyways unless they print more support)

    Rogue with Nitroboost

    Paladin Blessing/Libram

    Warrior Inner rage

    Any handbuff.

    A lot of classes can buff his attack up real easy. He's basically a swipe/hellfire for 2 cards in most classes if he lives. I'm certain he'll see play probably in aggressive and midrange decks that have those early attack buffs to compete in mirior matches.

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

    Since Frenzy only activates once, this has limited value. I think it'll be fun to play though.

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

    Wonder if this card has a special interaction with Apotheosis. Would you heal from the damage triggered by the frenzy effect?

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

    Wonder if this card has a special interaction with Apotheosis. Would you heal from the damage triggered by the frenzy effect?

    as long as Frenzy is consistent with other abilities then yes. Abilities are usually coded to be part of the minion and as such will apply any added keywords (such as lifesteal and poisonous).

     

    If Rogue gets a cheap spell to give a minion poisonous this could be very interesting

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

    Finding a way to either hand or board buff him makes him pretty solid at getting rid of smaller minion hordes. 

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  • Caro's Avatar 1255 805 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 2 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare
    Quote From Caro

    Wonder if this card has a special interaction with Apotheosis. Would you heal from the damage triggered by the frenzy effect?

    as long as Frenzy is consistent with other abilities then yes. Abilities are usually coded to be part of the minion and as such will apply any added keywords (such as lifesteal and poisonous).

     

    If Rogue gets a cheap spell to give a minion poisonous this could be very interesting

    Well rogue is getting Plague Scientist in the core set. And a 7 mana board clear for rogue shouldn't be terrible to pull off, but may not be efficient. 

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Bloodfeather 1375 2682 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 2 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Caro
    Quote From YourPrivateNightmare
    Quote From Caro

    Wonder if this card has a special interaction with Apotheosis. Would you heal from the damage triggered by the frenzy effect?

    as long as Frenzy is consistent with other abilities then yes. Abilities are usually coded to be part of the minion and as such will apply any added keywords (such as lifesteal and poisonous).

     

    If Rogue gets a cheap spell to give a minion poisonous this could be very interesting

    Well rogue is getting Plague Scientist in the core set. And a 7 mana board clear for rogue shouldn't be terrible to pull off, but may not be efficient. 

    Usually boardclears above 5-mana need to be extremely consistent to be played, even in control decks. A 7-mana combo in a class that arguably cannot play control (aka survive until delivering a game winning board swing) that also relies on drawing 2 specfic cards (one of which you can only run 1 of) seems a bit too janky to work out.

    The only way I can see it work is if you also run Cold Blood (as an alternative combo for Samuro) as well as a bunch of other minions that synergize at least somewhat with Plague Scientist...and then you'd still have to build a decent tempo deck around that small gimmick that allows Rogue to clear board they otherwise couuldn't (which still isn't a 100% guarantee because Samuro needs to survive the initial hit, meaning he won't be abled to break through buffed up clowns or any kind of big taunt really)

     

    I like the idea, but the meta would have to be bizarrely slow and specific for this to work in any capacity

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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

    With the right support bet this could be great :)

    All generalizations are false.

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