New Neutral Minion - Alexstrasza the Life-Binder

Core 2021
  • Arthas's Avatar
    Black Lotus 1215 4978 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    A new Legendary Neutral Minion, Alexstrasza the Life-Binder, has been revealed!

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  • ArchSpike's Avatar
    530 165 Posts Joined 06/24/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    This is a really roundabout way to just say "Deal 8 Damage to an enemy or restore 8 to a friendly character"

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  • Sykomyke's Avatar
    Grand Crusader 780 984 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    So....this is like Inner Demon, except better.  It's 1 more mana, but you get an 8/8 for it, it's not blocked by taunt, and is flexible if you need the self healing.  Remind me again what the core set was supposed to achieve?

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago
    Quote From ArchSpike

    This is a really roundabout way to just say "Deal 8 Damage to an enemy or restore 8 to a friendly character"

    I think it's their attempt to bring back clarity by differentiating from choose one effects and just being unambiguuous in general (your way could also imply a random effect).

    As per usual their attempt to make the game easier to understand make things harder overall, but I still appreciate the effort

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    It was awful.

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar
    Skeleton 1980 4495 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I really like this new take on Alex. I suppose she's intended to be the modernized version of the old Alex into combo finisher for control decks...except now she's just the finisher..and sometimes she saves your life.

    Probably not gonna be in a lot of decks, but maybe something like Warrior or Warlock like it for the flexibility.

    Really, I#m just glad the old Alex is gone so maybe we can  get some actual finishers that can be played around.

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    It was awful.

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  • Brandon's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1310 2008 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Seems really good as a finisher in control decks, and maybe a few midrange decks might want it? Aggro certainly doesn't considering they want to end the game before then. The new alexstrasza is still a big nerf compared to old Alexstrsza, but this is better for the health of the game.

    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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  • JackJimson's Avatar
    670 664 Posts Joined 11/19/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I like the revamp of alex, though I'm not sure of her power level. Very flexible effect though, top end finisher or some late game heal. 

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  • dapperdog's Avatar
    Dragon Scholar 1810 4685 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Its good, but since its not better than Ysera, its too little healing too late, and its too slow for aggro, its just going to be in midrange decks that for some reason have to play dragons.

    Edit: I should perhaps add that rogue is the best class to make use of this version of Alex, priest being perhaps second best class to use her. Mostly because rogue can't heal and has shadowstep, and priest can cheapen dragons and usually in need for finishers more so than other classes. I still think Ysera is the better card, but it might be meta dependent.

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar
    Prince Charming 1105 1355 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Wow i realy like this Rework. Good for different situations - need Heal , ok cool  - need Damage ... also cool :) 

    I like it.

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  • DarkFrostX's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 830 1229 Posts Joined 07/26/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    That it can remove a big enemy minion threat is great, nice change.

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar
    Magma Rager 840 638 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    This is way better than the old Alexstrasza. Very versatile because it can target minions, making it a decent removal tool. So many uses for this card, just a wonderful update on the Life-Binder. 

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  • UVE's Avatar
    1180 826 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I like It.

    Versatile cards usually saw play and that one can be a finisher dealing 8 damage to enemy face.

    I Hope that blizz print more dragons, dragon priest was my favourite midrange deck ever and the new Alexs could fit perfectly.

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  • sinti's Avatar
    Global Moderator Chocolate Cake 2060 2732 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    Pretty strong card, and will definitely see play as a finisher at least. Will slot into most control decks for sure.

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  • KANSAS's Avatar
    Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago
    Quote From Brandon

    The new alexstrasza is still a big nerf compared to old Alexstrsza, but this is better for the health of the game.

    I don't think this is a nerf. Damage wise your opponent would have to have 24 life or more for the old alex to be better. And similarly you would have to have 6 life or less for the old one to heal you more. Old alex could potentially be more efficient, but this one is simply more reliable in what it does. It is more useful in more scenarios. Plus, you can target minions in addition to heroes which gives it even more uses.

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  • sinti's Avatar
    Global Moderator Chocolate Cake 2060 2732 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago
    Quote From KANSAS
    Quote From Brandon

    The new alexstrasza is still a big nerf compared to old Alexstrsza, but this is better for the health of the game.

    I don't think this is a nerf. Damage wise your opponent would have to have 24 life or more for the old alex to be better. And similarly you would have to have 6 life or less for the old one to heal you more. Old alex could potentially be more efficient, but this one is simply more reliable in what it does. It is more useful in more scenarios. Plus, you can target minions in addition to heroes which gives it even more uses.

    Exactly, and the biggest upside is you can actually user her as a finisher, not just as a setup.

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  • Felixhana's Avatar
    130 18 Posts Joined 07/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I feel glad that Control Warrior will play both Alex and Ysera without thingking, just like the old GvG days  lol. Maybe even Grom, because Grom benefit alot from new Ysera so you can expect burst for 14 from him 100% of the time now

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1825 3154 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

    I love the new artwork.  Although 8 damage to the face, but man that ability sucks by comparison. 

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