New Shaman Minion - Weaponized Wasp

  • Arthas's Avatar 170 353 Posts Joined 03/10/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    A new Rare Shaman Minion, Weaponized Wasp, has been revealed!

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  • ThatFinn's Avatar 85 32 Posts Joined 07/04/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Pretty strong in Standard, could maybe work in more aggressive wild decks too but doesn't hit my fancy

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  • Ballsdeeper's Avatar 90 41 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Great aggro. Three smacks to the face. Good mid-range. And I cost one less than the wasp thing that lifesteals for three.  This is much better because you can take out a minion

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  • kaladin's Avatar 210 329 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Wow that's good, about as strong as a card can be without being "meta defining."

    Here are just some of my current decks: Highlander Thief Rogue, Highlander Obelisk Priest

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  • UVE's Avatar Uther 195 41 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hard to play on curve, but really strong card.

     

    By The Holy Light!

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  • ElSabidon's Avatar 130 78 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    The requirement is super easy to achieve. Also makes EVIL Totem much better. Sure seems like aggro shaman could be a thing next expansion.

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 295 449 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Amazing.

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  • cuekillar's Avatar 80 29 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Love this card, works great with the new Corrupt the Waters and EVIL Totem plus I really like how it doesn't say Deal 3 damage to a minion. I want more spells and battlecrys than can hit face again! 

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 295 449 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Look at the amount of burn Shaman is piling up with the Quest: Lifedrinker, Wasp, Kobold Lackey, Fire Elemental, etc.

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  • CarnageTime's Avatar 55 11 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    I consider this a t4 play and an insane one by the way. easily 4/5

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  • TartaMagica's Avatar Magma Rager 210 27 Posts Joined 03/16/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Solid body, big effect for a 3 mana minion and great in aggro or midrange shaman. I'd give it a solid 5 stars. You could compare it to SI:7 Agent, slightly better in my opinion.

    I love Weasel Tunneler and there is nothin you can do about it.

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  • frosthearth's Avatar 175 86 Posts Joined 03/18/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    OP

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  • AbusingKel's Avatar Global Moderator 145 122 Posts Joined 02/02/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    I think the archetype for this card largely depends on the lackey production (something Thrall is supposed to be bad at?). A true aggro deck isn't running EVIL Totem. Ever. Sludge Slurper on T1 to get a lackey leaves you overloaded so T2 can't be a 2 drop. If you drop the lackey it's unlikely to live. Anything else you play there (assuming it's not a lackey) means you have to wait until T4 to play this. Seems much more likely to be part of a quest and/or wock and/or control build. It's an incredible value but not in an aggro way. 

    Now you kids are probably saying to yourselves, "Hey Matt, how can we get back on the right track?" 

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  • Freek's Avatar 65 30 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Better or worse than Lifedrinker?

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  • YourPrivateNightmare's Avatar Swamp 340 506 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Fits nicely into the Token-Shudderwock deck they're trying to push. Basically a gimmicky SI:7 for Shaman. +1 damage but you're basically required to play it at turn 4 (unless luck is on your side and a lackey from Sludge Slurper sticks for a turn)

    If Lackey Shaman works then it'll see play.

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  • ArcticFox's Avatar 215 86 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    But is he really a protestant? (JK)

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  • Danton's Avatar 30 4 Posts Joined 06/07/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From AbusingKel

    I think the archetype for this card largely depends on the lackey production (something Thrall is supposed to be bad at?). A true aggro deck isn't running EVIL Totem. Ever. Sludge Slurper on T1 to get a lackey leaves you overloaded so T2 can't be a 2 drop. If you drop the lackey it's unlikely to live. Anything else you play there (assuming it's not a lackey) means you have to wait until T4 to play this. Seems much more likely to be part of a quest and/or wock and/or control build. It's an incredible value but not in an aggro way. 

    Spot on

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  • Hydrafrog's Avatar 285 168 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    How many releases is it going to take before this gets the Murkspark Eel treatment

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  • scout's Avatar 20 12 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Hydrafrog

    How many releases is it going to take before this gets the Murkspark Eel treatment

    Markspark Eel wasn't the problem, genn was. Without genn murkspark eel is trash.

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  • AliRadicali's Avatar 360 528 Posts Joined 06/06/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From AbusingKel

    I think the archetype for this card largely depends on the lackey production (something Thrall is supposed to be bad at?). A true aggro deck isn't running EVIL Totem. Ever. Sludge Slurper on T1 to get a lackey leaves you overloaded so T2 can't be a 2 drop. If you drop the lackey it's unlikely to live. Anything else you play there (assuming it's not a lackey) means you have to wait until T4 to play this. Seems much more likely to be part of a quest and/or wock and/or control build. It's an incredible value but not in an aggro way. 

    While I don't disagree with the general sentiment, I think it depends on how you're using the word aggro. At the moment most of the successful aggressive decks have a fairly weak curve, with only murloc shaman and zoolock containing enough 1 and 2 drops to reliably curve out. Rogue, token druid, miracle shaman and even mech hunter run few-to-no 1 drops and oftentimes don't make a play until turn three. With that in mind, I can conceive of a scenario where a more mid-range, but still aggressively oriented lackey-shaman deck emerges similar to the way most rogue decks operate, especially if the set contains more synergy cards.

     

    That said, the current crop of shaman lackey generators doesn't inspire much confidence. Maybe the last set in the rotation will have a good one. Having a card that generates two lackeys like EVIL Miscreant/Genius makes a world of difference.

    Quote From TartaMagica

    Solid body, big effect for a 3 mana minion and great in aggro or midrange shaman. I'd give it a solid 5 stars. You could compare it to SI:7 Agent, slightly better in my opinion.

    Getting a lackey on board with Shaman is *much* harder than activating combo with Rogue. Even if you play Sludge Slurper->Lackey->Wasp as a curve, you offset a lot of the tempo gained with the lackey by overloading and of course you need the lackey to survive for this to even work. If Shaman had great Lackey generators than maybe I'd agree with you, but at present, no.

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  • Chimera's Avatar Senior Moderator HearthStationeer 610 703 Posts Joined 10/22/2018
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    Good card when you control a lackey, basic 3/3 beast when you don't. I can see people complaining about this.

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  • Wingdude22's Avatar 75 23 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
    FirstQuote From TartaMagica

    Solid body, big effect for a 3 mana minion and great in aggro or midrange shaman. I'd give it a solid 5 stars. You could compare it to SI:7 Agent, slightly better in my opinion.

    First I was thinking the same, but the flexibility of SI7 Agent together with coin on turn 2 and that he can be comboed with every card makes SI7 Agent slightly better 

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 345 325 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    This seems pretty good so far and maybe we will see more Lackey producing cards from Shaman that could make that card even stronger!

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

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  • drfelip's Avatar Valeera 200 144 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    So Shaman is getting good cards this expansion, isn't it? Great card.

    The pleasure is mine.

    My last standard decks: Nothing to call home about at this time.

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  • bananaMurloc's Avatar Anduin 140 54 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago

    I think I'll stick to my Sunreaver Warmage (and keep on losing with Shaman).

    That said the card is not bad!

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