New Warlock Spell - Imp Swarm (Rank 1)

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  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 920 2990 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    A new Common Warlock Spell, Imp Swarm (Rank 1), has been revealed!

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    This seems relatively underwhelming no matter when you play it.

    At first it is just Bloodfen Raptor. By turn 5 getting a pair of 3/2 demons isn't really anything to worry about. Hunters can already do that with Petting Zoo (if not earlier). And if you are still trying to get your imps to stick by turn 10 it is too late and the extra dude isn't going to make much difference.

    Carrion, my wayward grub.

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar
    COMMENT_COUNT_700_HS 1120 702 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Call it a hunch, but I bet the usefulness of this card relies on the Fel tag. It's so far below the power level otherwise.

    It's too early to actually call this card, since we have no idea what the Spell Schools mean yet.

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  • Caro's Avatar
    1890 1693 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    It's more a zoo card, but doubt it would see much value on turn 10. Lets see what support the fel spells get

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  • darkjak's Avatar
    Shadow Rager 580 662 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Will easily see play in Tokenlock

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1590 3883 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Probably not good. No control deck wants this, so the upgrade is pretty moot. Its viability is solely then on the fact that its a fel spell, and even then Im sure there's simply better spells. If only it made void walkers instead of flame imps, then we're talking some real value. But as it stands, its just not up to par.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1035 1261 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Could be decent in Zoolock. Otherwise i think this will not see much play.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1155 1607 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Definatly a zoo card, but it's WAY too slow for zoo. BUT i feel like Imp Swarm (Rank 1) has some hidden potential.. in it's Fell tag. My guess is that Warlock will get something similar to Bru'kan, a.k.a. a card that synergises with Fell tag spells. But untill we see that Imp Swarm (Rank 1) will just be a bad card. 

    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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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1865 3965 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    What do you even do with this? It's a mediocre reload for Zoo after turn 5 but you can't really afford to hold it that long. Plague of FLames is going away too so that's out of the picture.

    Maybe they'll try some whacky no-minion archetype for Warlock and this is part of it. We do have Dark Portal after all, so maybe Big Warlock is the intended deck

    I tried having fun once.

    It was awful.

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  • Synnr7's Avatar
    945 546 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Definitely feels like it belongs in a no minion or big demon deck. Something to play early while not cluttering your deck with small guys. Okay reload tool as well for zoo but probably too slow. 

    I do love the rank up style of spells overall though. Nice simple way to keep them relevant but this one doesn't go far enough with it's improvements. So probably only played in niche deck building restriction decks.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • GoddammitDontShootMe's Avatar
    Devoted Oceanographer 1730 941 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I'm pretty certain 3 3/2s on turn 10 or later is crap. 2 after turn 5 isn't that great either. The upgrade effect just seems too weak to even bother having it.

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  • Pezman's Avatar
    Pirate King 2005 1654 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    It's nice and cheap, but is the board it creates really that good?

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2994 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Even Warlock gets a minion bump LoL

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  • og0's Avatar
    Red Riding Hood 1570 1062 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Flexible, but not sure if the power level is too low later in the game.

    All generalizations are false.

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  • BigE's Avatar
    The Cake Is A Lie 1145 589 Posts Joined 05/28/2020
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    I don't like it. Zoo doesn't want this. Probably needs some Fel spell synergy. 

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  • Topandito's Avatar
    900 467 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Seems weak. Maybe there are demon synergies or fel spell synergies but until those show up its not gonna be anything insane I don't think.

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  • FortyDust's Avatar
    Pumpkin 1135 1637 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Obviously there will be Fel synergy. If you're dismissing this card because you think spell schools won't matter, you're in for some big surprises.

    Imagine, if you will, a minion with the text: After you cast a Fel spell, give all friendly minions +1/+1.

    That's just off the top of my head. I'm sure there are even more creative things in store.

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  • JackJimson's Avatar
    640 628 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Usefulness with depend on released synergies.

    In a vacuum, the effect isn't the worst. 3/2 stats on start, 6/4 by turn 5, and 9/6 by turn 10. All for 2 mana. At turn 10, you have 8 more mana do your other stuff.

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  • samwisetarly's Avatar
    330 119 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago
    Quote From Brandon

    Definatly a zoo card, but it's WAY too slow for zoo. BUT i feel like Imp Swarm (Rank 1) has some hidden potential.. in it's Fell tag. My guess is that Warlock will get something similar to Bru'kan, a.k.a. a card that synergises with Fell tag spells. But untill we see that Imp Swarm (Rank 1) will just be a bad card. 

    Yeah, rip. My warlock decks this year will be all J-Rax all day

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  • Thonson's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 1655 1517 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 1 year, 2 months ago

    Underwhelming on it's own.  Interested to see what it might pair well with.

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